Friday, 20 May 2011
K626 lives on
Well we weren't far off with the prediction of K616 LAE! But in fact it has materialised that Leyland Olympian K626 LAE is the bus chosen to be de-roofed and be added to FDC's open top fleet currently comprising of Volvo B10M Citybus'. Thanks to thanks to 'retrobus', Anthony, K626 LAE has been spotted in Camborne, in open top format, and wearing Cornwall Explorer 300 branding, ready for the summer season. The Leylands had disappeared from the roads of Cornwall, since the introduction of further S and R reg Volvo Olympians, so its nice to see at least one return to the county. It will be interesting to see if another Leyland will receive the same treatment, as 2 are currently in use in Barnstaple, so its possible that 2 will therefore need to join the Cornish fleet to make up for the loss. I think we can presume that Barnstaple will simply use a Trident in the event of either D701 or D705 GHY not being available for service, unless we see a 3rd converted for open top duties. That's what we like to see though, a nice bit of variety!