02/09/2013

Out & about on the Isle Of Wight photo special - part 2

For our latest two part Out & about photo special we are heading to the South Coast and across the Solent to the Isle Of Wight to take a look at the impressive operations of 'the island's buses' - Go Ahead owned Southern Vectis, also included are a selection of photographs taken at the island's bus museum.

The photographs in this two part special were taken and kindly supplied by one of our occasional contributors Philip Slynn who took a holiday on the island earlier this month.

Out & about on the Isle Of Wight PT2A (c) Philip Slynn
We start this part with a look at a couple more of island's tourist services, here we see Island Breezer liveried Northern Counties bodied Leyland Olympian 4642 GSK 962 operating on the 'Needles Breezer' © Philip Slynn.

Out & about on the Isle Of Wight PT2A (c) Philip Slynn
Now here is an interesting vehicle - (previously featured on the blog when it attended Showbus) branded for and seen operating on the 'Shanklin Steamer' is part open top converted Northern Counties bodied Volvo B10B 5625 K125 BUD © Philip Slynn.

Out & about on the Isle Of Wight PT2B (c) Philip Slynn
Moving on to the standard Southern Vectis fleet, seen here operating on service 6 to Ventnor is Alexander Dennis Dart 3362 HW54 DCO, this vehicle was previously owned by the IOW council © Philip Slynn.

Out & about on the Isle Of Wight PT2B (c) Philip Slynn
Seen all over the island on the major town-to-town routes are Southern Vectis' fleet of Scania Omnicity double deckers, demonstrating the type is 1105 HW58 ARU operating on service 2 to Shanklin & Newport © Philip Slynn.

Out & about on the Isle Of Wight PT2C (c) Philip Slynn
Meanwhile back over at the island's bus museum we see ex Southern Vectis Bristol MW 806 FDL 927D which is awaiting restoration © Philip Slynn.

Out & about on the Isle Of Wight PT2C (c) Philip Slynn
We finish this two part special with another vehicle seen on display in the museum, 1964 Duple bodied Bedford SB3 ADL 459B - according to the PSV circle it used to belong to Paul, of Ryde © Philip Slynn.

Once again many thanks to Philip Slynn for the photographs used in both parts of this post, look out for more Out & about photo specials - coming soon!