Don't forget that Robin's superb former Southern Vectis Iveco minibus (N243PDL) will be at the I W Bus Museum's Running Days at Newport this October. Please pop along and see this - and of course lots of other vehicles too! Visit the museum's website for more details.
As stated earlier, we've been busy moving vehicles around. At HQ today Boo the Tiger coach and Nuw the Titan were moved around, Nuw will soon be moved to undercover accommodation for the winter to allow her bodywork to be restored. Once DMS550 is completed later this year she will swap places with Boo.
We apologise for the lack of updates recently. Lots of fleet movements taking place at the moment a progress report will be posted in due course!
In July we picked up another new bus! This time it was an M&D Leyland Olympian K909 SKR. She has previously worked for West Kent Buses, West Kingsdown. (Who bought T553 from Fleetlink and sold her onto Roberts Coaches)
She was swiftly picked up from West Kent and taken to Alton Bus rally which was the following weekend. The brief report can be found in the Events Page.
Nick's Dennis Dominator has departed SCOC HQ and returned to our west Kent base to be with his other buses. If all goes to plan, N715TPK should be at Showbus later this month. For her first full season in preservation, 5215 has had a really busy and fantastic time. She was launched at the Thanet Road Run and has attended most of the local shows this season.
WKO137S was moved from HQ to nearby undercover accommodation for the winter period. Here she joins 7980, 1178, 40306 and DMS550 as well as several former East Kent AEC Regents and a Bridgemaster. A few minor jobs to tidy her up for next year are needed in addition to a tyre change. The undercover parking will help conserve her original M&D applied livery for several more years. Soon Nuw the Titan and one other vehicle will join her there.
Here you will find out the latest news about our buses and future events we hope to attend. In addition we will add any interesting bus and coach related news we come across.
SOUTHERN COUNTIES OMNIBUS.
A collection of retired buses living in southeast England owned by a group of friends.