September 2004

Arriva Derby

Sat 18th
Former London Volvo Citybuses 4389 (H649 GPF) and 4391 (H656 GPF) have both arrived here and entered service.

Thurs 16th
MPD 2221 (T51 JJF) was on the 33.
A Mercedes minibus (X reg) was on the 53.

Tue 14th
MPD 2222 (T52 JJF) was on route 20.
Dart 2226 (W226 SNR) was on the 22/24/26 Oakwood DAF services.

Sun 12th
Volvo Olympian 4626 (R626 MNU) is on loan to Heckmondwike (Leeds), still carrying route 44/45 branding.

Mon 6th
Chelleston Dart 2233 (W233 SNR) was on the Pride Park & Ride.
Pride Park & Ride Dart 2215 (R45 VJF) was on route 38.

Fri 3rd
Fleetline 4301 (GTO 301V) was parked up at Derby Bus Station this afternoon. One of the DAF deckers was also reported out on a schools working.
Route 44/45 branded Olympian 4626 (R626 MNU) was on the SLF Dart route 68.
SLF Dart 2226 (W226 SNR) was on the 22/24/26 Oakwood routes along with at least two B10BLEs, including 3606 (V606 DBC).

Thurs 2nd
One of the DAF deckers had broken down on the 22/24/26 routes today. Citybus 4346 (C146 NRR) replaced it.
Olympian 4666 (N166 XVO) was also on these routes, although later replaced by Volvo B10BLE 3605 (V605 DBC) joining 3606 (V3606 DBC). One of the ex London Citybuses (H*** GPF) was also on these routes this afternoon.
DAF decker 4737 (PN52 XRM) was on route 38 to Sinfin.


Thurs 16th
Carlyle Dennis Dart (G106 MOB) is here from MK Metro. New to London Transport, it has now entered service with Glovers in its aquired condition. It carries a black livery (where an advert has been removed) apart from the front that is in its former operators yellow livery. Thanks Chris.


Wed 29th
Plaxton/Leyand Leopard (MRJ 100W) is withdrawn and For Sale.

Thurs 23rd
Another Metrobus is here. It is operating in the blue and red Go Ahead Northern livery (where its come from) and is thought to be (C756 BCN).

Thurs 16th
Atlanteans (DEM 777/9Y) have been withdrawn and sold. The first for scrap and the second back to its native Liverpool for preservation. Thanks Chris.

Littles Travel

Thurs 16th
Aquired here is Alexander bodied Leyland Olympian (YSO 33Y). This was new to Northern Scottish. Thanks to Chris for this info.

Tue 14th
A Leyland Olmpian (YSO xxY) is reported here.
Both the Excel and MetroRider have been reported on route 9 today.

Sat 11th
Leyland National (TAE 638S) was in service on route 9 again on Thursday and Friday completing a whole week. The MetroRider was out in its place today, and the Excel will probably be back on Monday.

Wed 8th
National (TAE 638S) continues on route 9 (all day, both Tue + Wed). The Excel is due back soon (end of week).

Mon 6th
Leyland National (TAE 638S) is now in Littles livery (quickly applied) minus names. It was on route 9 today. The regular Excel (P201 BNR) has serious problems, meaning that the NAtional will probably be on the route full time for a while at least.

Wellglade - Trent Barton, Kinchbus and notts + derby

Wed 29th
Two more B10B/Paladins with N+D are 118 (L118 LRA) and 124 (L124 LRA). Both retain Trent livery and carry the N+D names.
Trent buses Volvo Coach 56 (P56 ETO) may be for sale!!

Mon 27th
Rainbow 1 Excels withdrawn and stored for sale are: 173, 178 and 182 at Langley Mill and 175/9, 183/5/7 at Sutton.
47 (R47 LNU) - Mercedes minibus is withdrawn and For Sale.
276 (R276 RAU) and 292/3 (S292/3 UAL) are reported as Sold to Doyles.
359 (N359 VRC) is said to be another Dennis Lance sold to Hulleys of Baslow.
The last operational Atlantean 774 (MNU 694W) is now withdrawn and For Sale.

Fri 24th
Unusuals on the Allestree were Trent buses Excel 198 (V198 DRC) and Frio Excel 199 (V199 ERA).
As a result Trent Barton Dart 928 (R928 RAU) was on the Mickleover (RED).
Nottingham based Trent Barton Scania 636 (FD53 WWH) was also in Derby, although out of service.
Trent Barton Excel 234 (X234 WRA) was on the Rainbow 4 again.

Thurs 23rd
Dart 922 (R922 RAU) is off the road due to accident damage, gained on the A38 last week.
Excel 234 (X234 WRA) was on the Rainbow 4 today.
Dart 918 (R918 RAU) was on the X38.
Barton Dart 933 (R933 RAU) was operating from Derby. Possibly on the Allestree. This has been at Langley Mill for a while for repairs.
Volvo B10B/Paladin 119 (L119 LRA) has come out of storage at Langley Mill and is now with N+D at Derby. It carries N+D names on trent livery.

Mon 20th
Dart 930 (R930 RAU) was on the Spondon Flyer.
B10B/Paladin 138 (M138 PRA) was on the Red Arrow.
Merc minibus 274 (M274 URC) was on N+D route 10. Looking a bit tatty in the Trent red livery with N+D names.

Sun 19th
A third Lance to go to Hulleys of Baslow is 362 (N362 VRC). It is to be no 12 in the Hulleys fleet.

Sat 18th
Frio Excel 199 (V199 ERA) was on the Spondon Flyer.

Thurs 16th
New Rainbow 1 Scania L94/Wright Solar registrations and nos:
658-664 (FN54 AEV-Z/B-C).
they are due late Sept/early Oct.
Solo 447 (FE02 KDO) on Allestree blue, Volvo coach 63 (R63 RAU) on the RA, and Trent Barton Solo 449 (FE02 KDV) on H1. Thanks to James for this info.

Wed 15th
Solo 448 (FE02 KDU) was on the R63.

Tue 14th
Frio Excel 199 (V199 ERA) was on the Rainbow 4.

Sat 11th
Kinch Merc 821 (N821 RFP) is now the Sutton staff bus, replacing 275 (R275 RAU) which may have been withdrawn.

Fri 10th
Scania L94/Wright Solar 625 (FJ03 VWM) was repainted into Rainbow 5 livery about a week or so ago.
Volvo B10B/Paladin 138 (M138 PRA) has re-entered service from the Meadow Road depot in Derby.

Wed 8th
Barton Excel 253 (Y253 DRC) on Rainbow 5.
Barton Dart 916 (P916 CTO) on Black Cat.

Mon 6th
Unibus Lance 369 (N369 VRC) was on the Mickleover RED route.

Fri 3rd
Trent Barton Volvo B10M coach 62 (R62 RAU) was on the TP - Transpeak service.
A Trent buses Dart - fairly sure it was 922 (R922 RAU) - was on the Allestree.

Thurs 2nd
Unibus B10B/Paladin 107 (L107 LRA) was on the Transpeak to Manchester.

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