|Now at Dereham Coachways is FX53JWE, seen here yesterday|
In the past two weeks there has been a number of acquisitions by the smaller independents in our region.
Spratts Coaches of Wrenningham have acquired VanHool T915 Alicron WH11CHR, appropriately registered for being able to accommodate five fixed wheelchairs. The coach was previously operated by Wicksons, Walsall.
Acquired by Dereham Coachways from Lawtons of Stickney is Optare Sorocco bodied Mercedes Benz 413cdi Sprinter FX53JWE. I believe this has been acquired from Simonds of Diss, where it was given cherished registration XJO46.
At Norfolk Coachways, the latest addition is 1981 Plaxton Supreme bodied Bedford YMT JDO241W. The coach was new to, and has since stayed with, Fowlers of Holbeach Drove. It will now see regular use on school contract work here in Norfolk. Furthermore, current fleet members S1WDA, 2176MZ, A838PPP and VJI8206 have all been repainted into fleet livery.
Joe Leathers-Watson has shared to Flickr photographs of the latest acquisition at OurBus of Acle (See here). Alexander ALX300 bodied Volvo B10BLE VAG680R is acquired for use on newly won tendered service 730.