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Monday, 29 July 2013

Wrightbus Factory Watch Part 5

I did promise that I would keep it up and I have stuck to it. Readers of the last post would know that now I have a job, blog updates are few and far between. But I am determined not to let this site die down as some may have thought. As you get older you naturally gain more responsibilities so whereas I'd love to be around taking photos here and there...I can't as I have to provide for my family.

Thanks to the wonderful Paul Mckenna in Northern Ireland, I am able to continue on this very interesting series of photos. This is part five of the series. Those who haven't viewed the rest of the four series, just use our search box above and type '"Wrightbus Factory Watch". In addition to this in our News section there is a direct link to a page which contains the whole series.

The above image shows, VH18 of London Sovereign. Part of a batch of 23 buses earmarked for the Route 13s new contract which commences this coming August. The introduction of these vehicles marks a milestone for London Sovereign...the end of ordering crap! In all seriousness, it should mark a new era of ordering higher quality vehicles as opposed to the prestige stock offered by East Lancs *Jokes!*

Their introduction will remove most of the company's 55 Plate Scania ELC Omidekka vehicles to Routes 114 & 292 which will in turn oust the Volvo Presidents from the 292 and most Volvo ELC Vykings from the 114.

Dublin Bus are firm fans of the Homegrown Gemini as well. However they prefer the older face as they have many of the older Gemini 1 B7TL Buses in their fleet, so I guess from a maintenance point of view, its a wise thing to do. Unique looking things. If you look closely to the bus on the far left, on the upper deck rear window you will notice it has an opening window slot....never noticed this on any other Gemini2 apart from the B5LH variants.

A few monstrosities, well five to be exact are lined up near the perimeter of the premises. This time for the Route 11 which will convert on the 21st of September 2013. Another horrible day to note down.

A close up shows the high quality paintwork on these vehicles.


at: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:47:00 pm said...

Wrightbus have spelt Edgware wrong. They spelt it as Edgeware!!

Grubby Sa says:
at: Saturday, August 10, 2013 1:07:00 pm said...

The NBFL is going to run on routes

9-on 26 october 2013

11-in setember

390-at the end of year

Max Farquhar
at: Saturday, August 31, 2013 11:17:00 am said...

I think the 114 should get B5LH.

bob t says:
at: Thursday, November 14, 2013 3:24:00 pm said...

Great old fashioned buses of London

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