Monday 28 January 2013

From the Archives - Jordan's Visit 2004

Regular contributor Grahame Bessey has been trawling through various hard drives and disks and came across a set of photos taken in July 2004

Grahame takes up the story......
'These included a trip to Jordan's at Coltishall, if memory serves me, I think I went along with a couple of friends to look over the ex First Blue Bus/GYT metroriders. 

The object of the visit was the possibility of purchasing one for preservation; needless to say after looking at them the project was not financially viable!'

The top picture shows E42OAH new to Great Yarmouth Transport in 1987 as their 42; she became 785 in the First Blue Bus fleet upon acquisition in 1986.

Laying on her side is Leyland National 615 PEX615W in First Blue Bus livery. She has a along association with the town being allocated to Eastern Counties' Wellington Road prior to receiving Blue Bus livery.
The local undertaking also acquired a small number of coaches; with Volvo B10M/ Plaxton Paramount HEX119Y being one of them. She is shown in Eastern Counties colours and received fleet number 038 when acquired by them in 1986

The final photo is one of coach GWV935V; a Plaxton Supreme bodied Leyland Leopard which was new to Southdown in 1979.
Ambassador Travel purchased her from East Yorkshire in 2001 becoming their fleet number 1018. It only ran for a couple of years before its demise.

All the photos shown, therefore, all have a Great Yarmouth connection and Grahame hopes they are of interest to blog readers. Many thanks to Grahame for the photos - all copyrighted

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