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Post  peanutbutter on Fri May 07, 2010 1:46 pm

I have come across this bus from the North east:

http://www.nebpgne.fpic.co.uk/p64703603.html

never seen one like that! Razz


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Post  Bristol LH on Fri May 07, 2010 1:57 pm

Its a Plaxton built Volvo B6LE. It was in development before the big cockup that was Transbus. Note the early Enviro 300 style front end...The Original Enviro 300 was the ALX300 body with Plaxton designed front & rear ends

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Post  peanutbutter on Mon May 10, 2010 8:13 am

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Post  peanutbutter on Sun May 30, 2010 5:55 am

Here is another one to join the list:

Volvo B10M-56 Van Hool Alizee B51F service buses

* Voith GB:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishcoachman/4352562534/
http://thebusgalleryarchive.fotopic.net/p41817106.html ( you can see the bus doors)_

* ZF GB: http://wakefield-files.freehostia.com/b948asu.htm

Both were delivered new to Hutchison's of Overtown,

Voith on has returned to Scotland to WJC;
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Post  LynxZF7 on Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:39 am

This a wierd dart:

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and a this mini neoplan volvo b6?

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Post  Paladin on Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:34 am

That Dart has a Wadham Stringer body, don't think many were built.

As for the Neoplan, don't think its a Volvo B6 underneath (probably an integral with MAN engine) but Arriva North West operated quite a few of them at one time including a batch of 12m ones
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Post  Bristol LH on Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:56 am

The Neoplan is an integral, possibly with a Merc or MAN engine. Merseyside PTE were big lovers of Neoplan SLF's. Later batches of Neoplan SLF's were based on the Dennis Lance SLF underframe and running units, and there is at leasy one for sale still at Blythswood Motors that was new to Astecbird in Leeds, and has been sat there several years, just like the ex Black Prince Scania deckers they still have in stock!

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Post  peanutbutter on Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:02 pm

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Post  Bristol LH on Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:09 pm

Quest 80 with Locomotors body

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Post  Paladin on Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:59 pm

Millers Coaches had a few of them down here. Weird little things, but very advanced for their time with wheelchair ramps and lowering air suspension.

One is now in preservation with Andy Miller...
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Post  umkay on Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:13 am

peanutbutter wrote:

Should it annoy me that the windows don't line up?

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Post  peanutbutter on Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:16 am

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Post  Bristol LH on Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:45 am

The unique Turbocity100 with Alexander R bodywork...Passed around sevral ops and was dumped idle for god knows how long after it had a bump.

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Post  Bristol LH on Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:24 pm

Well erm
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