14/10/2014

Out & about in Loughborough

In the second of a pair of Out & about guest posts our regular correspondent Philip Slynn is sharing a selection of photographs he took on a recent visit to Loughborough...

"Having never visited Loughborough before, I thought I would pay a visit and was surprised at the variety of operators in the town. Nottingham City, Kinchbus, Arriva, Roberts of Hugglescote, Centrebus and of course Paul S Winson all operate in the town. However, roadworks and lots of temporary bus stops hindered me a little, but I managed several shots and here are a sample of what to expect."

Roberts, Hugglescote Wright Streetlite MX12DYW
Roberts of Hugglescote were operating this Wright Streetlite MX12 DYW on a service to Thurmaston. This was new in 2012 to Menzies of Heathrow (c) Philip Slynn.

Arriva Midlands 4769
Some services were using temporary bus stops and Arriva 4769 FJ06 ZRO a Wright bodied VDL was on service 127 to Leicester (c) Philip Slynn.

668
On the Nottingham Skylink service we find Trent Barton 668 FH05 TKJ, a Wright bodied Scania (c) Philip Slynn.

Centrebus 549
Centrebus 549 carries registration PAZ 9346, previously carried on a Kimes DAF. Previously LK07 GTF this is an ADL E200 (c) Philip Slynn.

Paul S Winson 113 XX56PSW AD Dart
Paul S Winson operate quite a few services in the area and here we have a standard Dennis Dart fleet number 113 with the re-registration of XX56PSW (c) Philip Slynn.

Kinchbus 320
Carrying route branding for services 11/12 Kinchbus 320 YJ07 VSY is an Optare Tempo new to Kinchbus in 2007 (c) Philip Slynn.

Coach & Bus Services, Thurmaston Volvo Oly S43SNB
Finally on the way out of Loughborough I came across a lay-by and one of vehicles parked up was this Volvo Olympian S43 SNB belonging to Coach and Bus of Thurmaston. It was new to Blue Bus of Horwich in 1998 (c) Philip Slynn.

Many thanks to Philip Slynn for the photographs included in this post, look out for more of Philip's guest posts - coming soon!