07/06/2015

Out & about in Whitby - part 1

For his latest guest post, Philip Slynn is sharing a selection of photographs he took on a recent visit to North Yorkshire, this two part post focuses on the picturesque coastal town of Whitby and features operators including Arriva, Coastal & Country and Yorkshire Coastliner, plus a couple of more unusual vehicles...

Whitby 1 (c) Philip Slynn
We will start with Arrive Durham County 7404 approaching Whitby bus station on the X93 service from Middlesborough to Scarborough. These “MAX” branded buses were launched in a blaze of publicity earlier this year and are Volvo B9TLs with Wright bodywork (c) Philip Slynn.

Whitby 1 (c) Philip Slynn
Another Arriva vehicle is 7489 another Volvo but this time a B7TL which started life with Arriva London North as VLW41. This is in dedicated livery for the Whitby park and ride service (c) Philip Slynn.

Whitby 1 (c) Philip Slynn
Another Volvo B7TL is this part open topper belonging to local operator Coastal and Country. This came from Ensign, but started life as London General PVL196 (c) Philip Slynn.

Whitby 1 (c) Philip Slynn
Another C&C vehicle is this Alexander Dennis E20D new in 2014 and branded for the local “Mybus” network in Whitby (c) Philip Slynn.

Whitby 1 (c) Philip Slynn
Something a little older, but operating a local tourist service is this 1930 Dennis GL seating 19 people in toastrack formation. The body is by Roberts of Llandudno and it belongs to Smith of Whitby that go under the fleet name of Northern Star Carriage Company (c) Philip Slynn.

Whitby 1 (c) Philip Slynn
We will finish this post with…a different form of passenger transport, a picture of a steam train having just arrived from Pickering and just uncoupled ready to proceed to the other end of the train for the return journey. It is a Stanier Black Five belonging to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and certified for main line use (c) Philip Slynn.

Many thanks to Philip for the photos and captions used in this post, look out for the second part - coming soon.