Catching up on some fleet news from First South West Ltd
More buses have arrived into the fleet over the last couple of months:
32854 T854KLF Dennis Trident / Plaxton from First Midland Red (broke down on the way so stores at Taunton)
42358 EY05FYP Dennis Dart SLF / SCC From First Eastern Counties
43855 EG52FGC Dennis Dart SLF / SCC from First Essex.
43856 EG53FGD Dennis Dart SLF / SCC from First Essex
43857 EG52FGE Dennis Dart SLF / SCC from First Essex
43861 EG52FGJ Dennis Dart SLF / SCC from First Eastern Counties
43863 EG52FFK Dennis Dart SLF / SCC from First Eastern Counties
43865 EG52FGU Dennis Dart SLF/ SCC from First Eastern Counties
42943 WA56OAS Dennis Dart SLF / Alexander Pointer is now with First Eastern Counties (Photo Link)
Down as For Sale on Ebay in December were 40034 41132 42724 42725 48229 48233 48262 48267 48269.
Optare Solos 50277 W308DWX 50279 W329DWX have been sold to Bullocks of Cheadle with 50279 now carrying registration L10BUL (Photo link)
Repaints into the standard livery
43878 KN52NFU (Ex Western Greyhound) Dennis Dart back in November (Photo link) full KERNOW names anad black bands
42358 EY05FYP Dennis Dart SLF / SCC From First Eastern Counties full KERNOW names anad black bands
42876 SN53KJZ Dennis Dart SLF / Alexander Pointer
43861 EG52FGJ Dennis Dart SLF / SCC from First Eastern Counties full KERNOW names anad black bands
43865 EG52FGU Dennis Dart SLF/ SCC from First Eastern Counties full KERNOW names anad black bands
Peter Heath has supplied some observations from a trip into Cornwall:
In the car park are 'preserved' (not by First) 1200, 34003 and 34198 but 34198 has a long list of defects and a smashed front upper deck window. 42825 also believed to be preserved at rear of parking.
34091, 42832 and 53009 withdrawn, 23318 ( f sw legals) Greyhound livery , 30876, 32715 all vor with major defects. 23324, (Could not see legals?) Greyhound livery in workshop. But the main vehicle of interest was N765PAE (photo) with f SW legals on Contract.
42430, 42470, 42473, 52013 withdrawn. Open tops 38000/1/4/5/6 and another maybe 34137 parked with no covers. Also at the rear was an unidentified red coach.
53107 repaired and in Full Kernow livery.
Withdrawn 38002 has gone from it's long term position in the yard. Photos of 43871 and 42871 in full Kernow livery attached.
Thanks once again to Peter for the update and the photos. I am always more than happy to receive photos and updates from Kernowland as its not an area I get to much myself, although I hope to some time soon…