Tuesday 16 December 2014

Where Are They Now ~ R334RCJ

As good as new - former Swift Taxis R334RCJ now with Wilkins Coaches
Regular contributor Joe Leathers-Watson updates us on what has happened to R334RCJ since leaving Great Yarmouth company Swift Taxis:-

R334RCJ was acquired by Swift Taxis in December 2009 following the acquisition of South Burlingham based Amza bus company.

With Swift the Dennis Javelin received fleet number 135 and the name Swift Gooseander.

In August 2011 Swift held an auction of over 10 of its buses and coaches including R334RCJ, when she was subsequently sold to Tees Valley Coaches.

There she received a much needed refresh and had a re-body and repaint which meant she finally lost her mountains logos which had been retained on the sides since with her original owners Whittle when new in 1997.

Unfortunately in December 2012 Tees Valley went into administration and R334RCJ can now be found in Wales with Wilkins Coaches.

In the picture she is seen at her new home at the Wilkins depot in Wymmer in Wales. Picture courtesy of Plaxtonpointer2 on Flickr.

Many thanks for the guest post Joe


  1. You have a fascinating and wonderful blog. I enjoyed seeing all the buses on your page. Thank you so much for sharing and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. Merry Christmas.

  2. An email from Mr D Martin - 'Really enjoying the Bus Blog and thought I should add that Dennis Coach R334RCJ was bought at the auction by Routespek Coach Hire of Earsham BUNGAY Suffolk. After only a few weeks in service it was advertised and sold on Ebay as the refurbishment costs were far more than expected.'

  3. It's a shame it didn't stay in the area.

  4. Update:
    She is still going strong.
    She is still working in Wales, But now in Amlwch Anglesey
    with Lewis y Llan Buses/Coaches