Thursday, 25 October 2012

Round up of movement :October

spectra movement this month has been vast with alot of movement with wilts & Dorset selling more spectras and dawson rentals  selling another T-AUA so movement below

YCZ101 (Ex L751FRD) has moved from cockney coaches to sliverline coaches . its kept at travel with Hunny depot

M136KRU ,M138KRU, L127ELJ & M947KRU moved from wilts & Dorset to  Marchants
Coaches, Cheltenham via ensign bus (Dealer)

T126AUA sold on to Sussex FROM Dawson rentals  and re reg-ed KIG3429. This bus hasn't really done any think in past 5 years so it good to here it's out on the road again 

K108VLJ & L129ELJ have been sold from new horizon to Waltons,Freckleton

K107VLJ has also been sold from new horizon not clear who to yet

K303FYG & K313FYG has been sold from  Fairbrothers to unknown at moment

 RH transport Oxfordshire has gone bust so K312FYG & K323FYG are hopefully to move on to a new company soon (fingers crossed)

and that's   all fokes  :)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Well I would like to welcome you to hopefully a helpful and of interesting blog. About the Optare spectra's moments and my quest to hunt them down thought the U.K  

a quick history of the bus that is the Spectra
Launched in 1991, the Spectra is a double decker bus body built on the DAF/VDL  DB250   chassis.
The vehicle was developed as a joint project between Optare and DAF; based on the designs of the successful MCW Metrobus which Optare had purchased, but they are no means a restlyed Metrobus
The first low floor example of the Optare Spectra entered service with Abus  on Wednesday 4th February 1998. This saw R222 AJP becoming the first low floor fully accessible double deck bus to enter service in Great Britain. 235 were made for the U.K  and Turkey had 32 that was ment to go to Turkey but only 31 went due to IETT Istanbul cancelling  the order for the last one. which was later sold on to Ipswich buses as  P422SWX in July 1997   
My passion for The spectra started when i was coming home from Huntingdon back to Cambridge when Huntingdon & district had just been taken over by stagecoach.  I had T129AUA back and i loved it was the best bus i had been on and it stared a long fascination with them . im also very lucky to get to get one named after me at Norfolk Green after bugging a director to get one as they was looking for deckers and now they have NINE of them all ex Reading Buses the one with my name on is 1 YE52FHF 

1 YE52FHF Seen on the way to King Lynn