On Wednesday 27th November 2012, the former Dunlop Tyres/East Kent/Stena Line and Crosskeys Leyland National 2 Q255GRW passed into preservation. Now owned by Peter Moore (who's been heavily involved with NPD145L owned by son Nick) she was collected from Crosskeys Coaches Folkestone yard by Nick, Paul and Jake. Built in 1981 she was used by Dunlop as an unregistered test vehicle. Later when she passed to East Kent she gained a Q reg as the original paperwork had been misplaced. Used on the docks shuttle between the station and the ferries, for long time she wore a 'Hoverspeed' contract livery and worked to the Western Docks - home to the hoverport where the large SRN4 craft landed. She was later transferred onto the Eastern Docks services and passed into ownership of Stena Line. After that she was acquired by Crosskeys and used as spare bus on various school duties. A full page for 1255 will be added soon.
Due to her ongoing rear axle/ diff problems, Nick Moore has reluctantly decided to sell his Dennis Dominator on. It would have been a rather awkward and EXPENSIVE job to replace all the parts to get her mobile again, although this was looked at in detail by Nick, he felt that it wasn't practical to do this. Nick is currently on the hunt for a replacement for the Dennis.
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.