Thursday, 24 May 2012

DFG81 returns to Crosville

DFG81 reflects the evening sunshine on Blackpool promenade.
DFG81 returned to Crosville Motor Services after its partial repanel, interior tidying up and refurbishment and repaint in all cream livery. Before its trip back down the M6 and M5 motorways on the trip back to Weston Super Mare, the bus was posed in front of one of Blackpool's own iconic attractions, the Big One rollercoaster.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

"Crosville" Lodekka SRU981 ready for paint

A workshop shunt allowed SRU981 to glisten in the Spring sunshine w/c 14 May. Since this photograph was taken the lower panel locker doors have been refitted and all glazing.
Former Hants & Dorset, but now Crosville Motor Services early Bristol Lodekka SRU981 has now had all its bodywork completed and is ready for a full repaint in traditional Tilling green & cream. The extent of the work to restore this vehicle has certainly exceeded original expectations with almost every piece of timber on the aluminium framework inserts being replaced and a complete external repanel. Recently, the window pans have been glossed allowing the glazing and new rubbers to be refitted and SRU now awaits a slot in the paint shop.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

RML887 prepared for repaint

RML887 on 2nd May showing its London General heritage livery which will soon be changed to traditional London red.
Former "General" liveried RML887, latterly retained by Go-Ahead in London after retirement from front line service at Putney, is being prepared for a repaint in London red. Only a few minor panels have been changed and the bus is now fully rubbed down for a respray. RML887 will be operated by Classic Bus North West Ltd over the summer months on wedding and other private hire work.