A line up of three Leyland vehicle at the Konectbus depot
(c) Joe Wilson
For this week's Tuesday Time Tunnel, regular contributor Joe Wilson provides this interesting shot from inside Konectbus' depot at Dereham.

Joe's picture demonstrates excellently the sheer change of the Konectbus fleet in the past seven years. Whilst we are unable to work an exact date, TRN809V was withdrawn in 2009, with the Alexander RH bodied Leyland Olympians both being withdrawn by late 2012.

Leyland National TRN809V was acquired in 2007 and saw a variety of service work before its withdrawal two years later. On the Leyland Olympian front, the two photographed are J853TSC and J855TSC and were predominantly used on school work.

It is also noteworthy that the depot building to the left has since been torn down and replaced by a far superior one on the land over the fence to the right of Leyland National TRN809V. The depot building just seen in the photograph now forms part of the bus parking area.

Today, TRN809V exists in preservation as Ribble 808. J853TSC and J855TSC both ended up with Black and White Motorways.
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