In the first 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 Newark...
"Having not visited Newark for several years, thought I would pop up the A1 and see what was about in the town. It appeared quite a busy place with several operators around including Stagecoach, Centrebus, Travel Wright and Marshall of Sutton-on-Trent. Here are a few examples."
KM51 BFX - Travel Wright have a few Dennis Darts, and this one has an SCC body that originally was of B31D configuration. It was new to Wimco (c) Philip Slynn.
YJ11 EKY - Marshall’s service 90 does not actually enter the bus station, and this Optare Versa was photographed on the main road in front of the bus station (c) Philip Slynn.
FJ08 FYK - Another Marshall vehicle is this Volvo B9TL ex First South Yorkshire. Rather a hurried shot as I was daydreaming and nearly missed it! (c) Philip Slynn.
T416 BNN - Centrebus 878 is a Dennis Trident on the Grantham service. It was new to Nottingham City in 1999 (c) Philip Slynn.
FT13 ODK - Stagecoach operate a batch of these newish Optares on some of the local routes. This one is number 47845 (c) Philip Slynn.
YE52 KPK Travel Wright also operate a number of Optare Solos, and this one had just deposited its passengers and was now heading back to the depot where I saw it later (c) Philip Slynn.
Look out for a similar post focusing on a visit to Loughborough - coming soon!