The Plaxton President Trident now belongs to Venturer of Clopton. Recently acquired from Yourbus in Nottingham it was new to London General as PDL7 X607EGK. The extremely informative owner (no didn't get his name) also told me that it was replacing one of Venturer's ex Arriva Southend Olympians, and as from next school year the only Olympians left and running would be the two Olympian coaches they have. I didn't know they had Olympian coaches at all so there is a challenge there - he kindly told me where the long wheel base coach does its regular school run so after Easter I'll be out there!
I am doing some digging for Whincops with the help of those with much bigger archives than myself and I have been promised a detailed fleetlist and history in due course. My thanks go to the owner of the Trident, and Whincops for firstly being pretty quiet neighbours and secondly for letting me make a nuisance of myself this morning.
|Venturer's latest purchase ex London General and Yourbus Trident X607EGK on trade plates having its bottom cleaned at Whincops in Peasenhall|
|Here she is in Yourbus livery in 2008. Pic by Ben Fosker|
|Here on the 88 in Stockwell. Pic by John Uptnn|