Here are some more of my personal memories from my boyhood in Kent. I mentioned in my previous post that the day the bus seed was sown was when I noticed a difference in the bus. Well I thought I'd show you what I was used to.
|Daimler Fleetline 6096 on my home route 20 which ran from Gillingham to maidstone via West Malling. Note the conductor at the front.|
|Now driver only, Atlantean 5613 approaches Chatham bus station.|
I have found some more pics of those newer Atlanteans and one in particular caught my eye.
|5716 in Tunbridge Wells - to my knowledge the only time one of those Atlanteans was ever based there.|
It was even valid up to London and so I could travel on these as much as I wanted, although on this occasion it is on the Gillingham/Maidstone route which is now Arriva's flagship route.
|5719 at Chatham Station|
|Here they are at Victoria Coach Station,note 5717 has the roof fleet numbers.|
That's all for this look back - plenty more to come over the coming weeks and months.