Wednesday 28 July 2021

Tuesday Catch Up

After many attempts to get out with the camera to capture the many repaints taking place since my last outing, I managed to get some time to catch up during yesterday afternoon before the rain came.

My first priority was, hopefully, to get a picture of the loaned DAF/Plaxton open topper in use on the seafront service. Suitably rewarded with nearside and offside photos, I looked in at Beach Coach Station to observe three coaches on site.

At the southern end of the site it was good to see a Gee-Vee Travel vehicle there once more with the appearance of Yutong GT17 GVT.

Also present was Dunwood's blue Scania Touring YN66 WSD and Mil-Ken Travel's JAZ 8291. The latter, a Jonckheere SHV bodied Volvo B13R, was new to Lochs & Glens as BJ13 TXN.

As I was leaving Simonds of Botesdale's 7236 PW arrived, turned round and left again! The Van Hool bodied Volvo B12B was new to Maynes of Buckie as MM06 GSM in June 2006

Its south bound progress on to Nelson Road Central was hampered by northbound Caledonian Travel's KSK 950 which politely stopped to allow the former to continue. The Plaxton Elite bodied Volvo B11R was formerly with Parks of Hamilton .Fortunately it stopped close to me allowing a photo opportunity - how lucky is that?

Next a visit to Market Gates to catch up on the repaints with a couple of pictures being shown here

I then returned to Beach Coach Station where two newcomers arrived since my earlier visit which were both on Alfa Travel duties. The first was Grayway Coaches' Mercedes Benz Tourismo BV19 YHU, whilst the other was Alfa's similar BX16 OEB.


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