Sunday, 29 July 2012
Snap on Sunday
A-Line Coaches latest addition to the fleet, PUI 6627, originally L813 SAE when new to Bristol, has been settling in well at the company over the last couple of weeks. Due to problems with the X reg Mercedes Vario, this week she has seen service on the 80A/B between Torpoint and Liskeard. PUI really is a great little 709D, certainly one of the best looked after I have ever had the pleasure to ride in, with some very comfortable coach seating and mock wooden dash. When asking a passenger how old he thought the bus was, just to test the water, he replied 2002, some 8 years younger than her real age, and indeed she does hide it very well. A-Line pretty much acquired a Vario for 709D money, and with all the benefits of a good reliable engine, without all those bloomin engine management systems, and improved fuel economy. PUI is pictured here on a corner I've always wanted to take photographs at, this being on the hairpin bend rising out of Downderry, towards Crafthole. Would have loved to have taken photos of the VRs and Olympians coming out of here on the old 81A though rather than a Mercedes minibus!
She is pictured again here climbing out of Portwrinkle.
And again looking over Whitsand Bay towards Rame Head.