Monday, 13 May 2013

Where Are They Now ~ G469LVG

Another in our occasional series of 'Where Are They Now' and this time it features a former Caroline Seagull coach - G469LVG

G469LVG is a Dennis Javelin 12SDA with Plaxton Paramount 3200 bodywork; one of a pair new to Cobholm Hire (Caroline Seagull) in early 1990.

Sister G470LVG has been acquired by a local preservationist and more information on her can be found here

Later registered HKZ1329, G469LVG subsequently moved to Smiths Coaches of Blofield where, for around ten years, she earned her keep on private hire and contract work.

When I photographed her at Blackfriars Road in Great Yarmouth during June 2010, I was unaware of her connection with the Great Yarmouth independent. She was parked up less than a mile from her old depot at Queen's Road!

Norfolk Coachways acquired her in August last year and, until recently, she retained the Smith Coaches livery with Norfolk Coachways fleetnames applied. She has subsequently received a repaint with the light blue being replaced by orange which can be seen here

That is not the end of the story, however, as Norfolk Coachways have just sold her direct from service within three hours of going on sale. She is travelling north and joining Abbeys Travel of Hull

My thanks to Chris Birchnall of Norfolk Coachways for the information

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