Apologies firstly for the delay in posting. Exams persist and time is tight!
But this I felt was really worth posting. Derrick Cuff has found S534 RWP on his travels around the South West, in a scrapyard in Cornwall. All the buses that were stored at the Callington premises have now moved on and we guess that 534 was one of them.
S534 RWP has always been quite special to me. She often worked the old 4:30 service from Cremyll that I used daily. Indeed she was the last vehicle to perform on this service. As some of you keen people may have noticed in the photo she does indeed display 81B. This photo was taken on the final day of service and was the last trip I ever made on the 81B. I would nearly be as bold to say she was the last Vario to operate the 81B, but the late night services could have been run with a different Vario. So yes just that little bit of history slipping away.
Ironically sister bus S533 RWP is still hard at work in the First Hants and Dorset empire, though does look quite a state with the FHD livery additions. So this is it, R.I.P 52534