Exciting times ahead at Sanders

The entire batch of former Black Diamond Wright Cadets are
expected to be withdrawn with the arrival of newer buses.
A very reliable contact of the blog who asks to remain anonymous provides all the latest updates from Sanders, following the report "North Norfolk Adventure" published on yesterday. The next month or so will be an exciting periods of new vehicles incoming, displacing a number of older buses and coaches in the fleet.

As mentioned in the report, two former Nottingham City Transport Scania Omnicitys are acquired. Their registrations are not entirely confirmed, however, is believed they are on 2003 registrations. The pair are currently away for repaint and will become 322 and 323 in the Sanders fleet. Also joining these are three newly acquired Wright bodied DAFs, either SB120s or SB220s. These will slot into the fleet with numbers 228, 229 and 230.

Of the Wright Cadet bodied DAF SB120s acquired from Black Diamond, 217 YJ51EKB, 218 YJ51EKD and 219 YJ51EKE are all withdrawn. The fate of the rest of the batch with the arrival of 228, 229 and 230 is still being discussed.

A number of changes are taking place in the coaching fleet too
On the coaching side of the fleet, newly acquired Plaxton Elite bodied Volvo B9R PVF377 has been allocated fleet number 912. I can also confirm that the second of the type, which is still pending arrival, is to become 913 and given registration 259VYC. Plaxton Premire bodied Dennis Javelin 1001 PVF377 has been re-registered P44TCC.

Our Sanders Fleetlist has been amended to include all changes which have already taken place. As I always stress in reports like this, things are subject to change, however, what is included in this report is correct at the time of publishing.
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3 comments :

  1. How times have changed. When I worked at Sanders in the early 90's, 259VYC and PVF377 were both on Bedford Dominants....

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  2. If you think the arrival of several 12yo vehicles is "exciting" then maybe you need to check the dictionary. It's about as exciting as root canal treatment.

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  3. Typical standard of Sanders Coaches. Simply run these old buses, give a poor ride to their passengers and then when the bus reaches the end of its life, replace it with yet another old bus.

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