Unknown local spottings / Unknown operator questions

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Something I've noticed from the ECML over the past two weeks, and I noticed we didn't really have a place for such things, hence the new thread.

On Earlsway at the North End of team valley - near the Royal Mail depot - there's what looks like a red and pale yellow vertical stripe liveried Olympian parked up. Anyone know anything about this or what it actually is?
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In addition to unknown local spottings...
If you have any queries about a specific vehicle which you did not know the operator of, feel free to post them here.
Can I ask anyone to post sightings of all independents vehicles in the North East which will help me keep track of the fleets.... Some I am especially lacking information on are as follows...

County Coaches, Chester-le-Street
David Dove Travel, Sunderland
Franks Coaches, Horden
J&C Coaches, Newton Aycliffe
LP Travel, Langley Park
Maudes, Barnard Castle
Nightingale Coaches, Stanley
Snowdons, Easington
Style Travel, Peterlee
Trappas Travel, Stanley
Wardley Coaches, Felling
W B Kerr, Wallsend

Any vehicles you see please post Smile

Cheers!

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(12 Dec 2013, 9:47 pm)tyresmoke Wrote: Can I ask anyone to post sightings of all independents vehicles in the North East which will help me keep track of the fleets.... Some I am especially lacking information on are as follows...

County Coaches, Chester-le-Street
David Dove Travel, Sunderland
Franks Coaches, Horden
J&C Coaches, Newton Aycliffe
LP Travel, Langley Park
Maudes, Barnard Castle
Nightingale Coaches, Stanley
Snowdons, Easington
Style Travel, Peterlee
Trappas Travel, Stanley
Wardley Coaches, Felling
W B Kerr, Wallsend

Any vehicles you see please post Smile

Cheers!

I should be able to get a list of W B Kerr ready for you as soon as possible Wink
(12 Dec 2013, 9:57 pm)Tom Wrote: I should be able to get a list of W B Kerr ready for you as soon as possible Wink

They must be one of the least photographed operators in Tyne & Wear!

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(12 Dec 2013, 9:58 pm)tyresmoke Wrote: They must be one of the least photographed operators in Tyne & Wear!

They are only 10 mins walk from mine, so worth a visit!
Hunters of Tantobie
Dennis Dart MPD
Livery: Plain White
Reg: KU52 RXF
Seen in Stanley Today on the 713 Stanley to Flint Hill - Photo will be Uploaded either Tomorrow or the Weekend.
(12 Dec 2013, 10:49 pm)Adam Malarkey Wrote: Hunters of Tantobie
Dennis Dart MPD
Livery: Plain White
Reg: KU52 RXF
Seen in Stanley Today on the 713 Stanley to Flint Hill - Photo will be Uploaded either Tomorrow or the Weekend.

Believe it was new to Thames Travel, and moved over to People's Bus. Of course, it is now with Hunters of Tantobie and is a regular on Stanley locals.
(12 Dec 2013, 9:47 pm)tyresmoke Wrote: Can I ask anyone to post sightings of all independents vehicles in the North East which will help me keep track of the fleets.... Some I am especially lacking information on are as follows...

County Coaches, Chester-le-Street
David Dove Travel, Sunderland
Franks Coaches, Horden
J&C Coaches, Newton Aycliffe
LP Travel, Langley Park
Maudes, Barnard Castle
Nightingale Coaches, Stanley
Snowdons, Easington
Style Travel, Peterlee
Trappas Travel, Stanley
Wardley Coaches, Felling
W B Kerr, Wallsend

Any vehicles you see please post Smile

Cheers!

County Coaches seem to have a contract for Headways.
Often see their coaches pulling out of the depot with a card on the dash.

To be honest, you can see the majority of their fleet from the main road at Woodstone Village and it just seems to be the same old stuff.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Also forgot to note I seen ex Brighton and Hove Dennis Dart J980 JNJ in Durham Today sporting a Check4Life Healthcare Livery, No idea if this Bus owned Locally or on one of those Tours around the Country.
Spotted another new operator in Middlesbrough around half hour ago, Whitestar Travel with a J-reg Caetano Algarve! 0191 phone number on it so must be local!

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(04 Sep 2013, 6:53 am)aureolin Wrote: Something I've noticed from the ECML over the past two weeks, and I noticed we didn't really have a place for such things, hence the new thread.

On Earlsway at the North End of team valley - near the Royal Mail depot - there's what looks like a red and pale yellow vertical stripe liveried Olympian parked up. Anyone know anything about this or what it actually is?

This is still in the exact same spot by the way. I'm quite curious as to what it is.
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Spotted this morning around Houghton a rattly engined Volvo coach that looked like some sort of youth bus.

It had a livery on the side which looked like it had been designed by kids (I couldn't make it out), but there were Nissan logos on, which would indicate some sort of partnership with them.

As vague as ever!
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A plain red President in the Washington area. Looked like it retained dual door config and ex London destys... Anyone have any ideas?
(15 Jan 2014, 10:23 am)andreos1 Wrote: Spotted this morning around Houghton a rattly engined Volvo coach that looked like some sort of youth bus.

It had a livery on the side which looked like it had been designed by kids (I couldn't make it out), but there were Nissan logos on, which would indicate some sort of partnership with them.

As vague as ever!

Sounds like Durham City's P70DCC which is branded for Nissan's Monozukuri Caravan project.

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(15 Jan 2014, 6:31 pm)tyresmoke Wrote: Sounds like Durham City's P70DCC which is branded for Nissan's Monozukuri Caravan project.

That looks like the one! Cheers.
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(15 Jan 2014, 5:43 pm)Dan Wrote: A plain red President in the Washington area. Looked like it retained dual door config and ex London destys... Anyone have any ideas?

Maybe has something to do with tyresmoke's comment on the Arriva thread? Possibly could be for Arriva? We'll have to wait and see...

Quote:"Unconfirmed reports that 3 ex London deckers have turned up at Ashington depot from Thorntons... If they are for North East then they should replace Olympian 7367 and DAF Spectras 7482/3."
(15 Jan 2014, 8:51 pm)BJ10VUS Wrote: Maybe has something to do with tyresmoke's comment on the Arriva thread? Possibly could be for Arriva? We'll have to wait and see...

Not sure on that - the deckers at Ashington should be Volvo B7TL / Wright Gemini if they're from the latest batch. Not sure there's any Presidents coming out of London at present. Plenty more DLA's to be dished out though...!

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(15 Jan 2014, 9:36 pm)tyresmoke Wrote: Not sure on that - the deckers at Ashington should be Volvo B7TL / Wright Gemini if they're from the latest batch. Not sure there's any Presidents coming out of London at present. Plenty more DLA's to be dished out though...!

Kingsleys?
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(15 Jan 2014, 9:39 pm)andreos1 Wrote: Kingsleys?

That was my first thought... Though I'm not sure whether they need yet more deckers with them buying the Lothian Tridents fairly recently?

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