Thursday, 9 July 2009

Over the years

This picture here from Derrick Cuff is of Torpoint Dennis Trident 32760 when she was brand new and being readied for service at Torpoint! These were revolutionary times as you all know, and as I've said many a time, days that we all miss.

It is now funny to think that these have been with us for 5 years now and I thought this was a good opportunity to have a comparison of how they look now. Obviously you can see that the pink is somewhat faded compared to when they were new. Though it is not shown on this picture they have also lost the yellow bubble that used to be on the nearside top deck. These 2 pictures are of the same bus this being 32760 WA54 OLR.

Tridents at Torpoint have also been somewhat unreliable in the last year or 2. Even today I have heard stories of them quite literally falling apart or breaking down in one way or another, and old Olympians having to be sent out to take their place. Personally I have no problem with this, also it adds a bit of drama to it all. But its not really what you would expect of a bus of just 5 years old. They just aren't made like they used to!

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