Tuesday Time Tunnel: Great Yarmouth Transport in Norwich

GYT Dart 56 photographed on St Stephens Street on a rainy day
in 1994 (Syd Eade)
For this week's Tuesday Time Tunnel we jump back to 1994 for a look at this Duple Dartline bodied Dennis Dart, 56 G456KNG.

56 is seen here on St Stephens Street working a Sunday run of the 31 back to its home town of Great Yarmouth. It was part of a batch of buses delivered new in 1989, and later modified with an upright destination box - rather than the integral unit it was originally delivered with which formed part of the front windscreen.

Note in the background the presence of an Ambassador Travel Eastern Coachworks bodied Leyland Leopard, which would have been working Ambassador's once mighty network of contracted Sunday services. It is also interesting to see how much the surroundings have changed; just ahead of the Tiger in the background now lies the glass entrance to Chapelfield Shopping Centre, which in a similar photograph today would be most prominent in the background.

Following the First takeover in Great Yarmouth, 56 became 416 and was painted into the cream and blue Blue Bus livery. It was later painted into the gradiented Barbie livery used for less standard, older vehicles and lived into the time of national fleet numbering - when it became 46006.
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