30 July 2018

Life after Plymouth: Darts Displaced

I am slowly updating my fleet lists for First Group ( still a few months behind) and there have been a few former local buses popping up elsewhere within the First empire.

 

42948 In Glasgow 18th January 2018

An Pointer Wonderland (SimpliCITY 2) (42948)

© Strathclyder with permission

“Caught kicking up a bit of spray as it arrives at Faifley to take a Baillieston-bound 2 is First Glasgow's freshly in service ex-West of England/Cymru Pointer-bodied ADL Dart. Note the leather seating from it's time as a 'Express Yourself' vehicle with WoE.”

42948 In August 2010 in Plymouth

First 42948 WA56FTY

42948 WA56FTY back in March 2007

First Devon and Cornwall 42948 WA56FTY

Another Dennis Dart which has appeared in Glasgow, and looking very smart too, is 43849 SN56HEJ

Stumpy Olympia (M60) (43849)

© Strathclyder with permission

“The 2nd ex-First West of England Pointer Dart to enter service with First Glasgow is MPD SN05 HEJ (43849); allocated to Scotstoun. Caught at rest between turns on the M60 (Clydebank - Drumchapel Circular)” February 2018

OK so this is a bit of a cheat in that it was never a proper Plymouth bus, but it did pop by on a few occasions!

In July 2006 it was on display at the Plymouth Hoe Bus Rally

First 43849 SN05HEJ

I have to say it looks better in the new colours than it did in Barbie although I know that some will disagree!

Thanks to Strathclyder for allowing me to use his photos.

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