Paul is continuing with stripping the paint off of his ex London Transport DMS with the warm weather proving to be a real help removing it. Once the bus has been parked in the sun for a while the old paint comes off in long strips!
This rather smart Titan now owned by Nu venture saw service with Stagecoach Devon and Stagecoach Western after it's service life in London ended. It would certainly make a worthy preservation candidate when withdrawal finally comes...
On Saturday 6th April we attended the South East Bus Festival at Detling near Maidstone in Kent. We took Nuw the Titan along and had a glorious day. If you've not been to this show you're missing out. There were lots of buses, free bus rides around the spacious site, lots of room for photography and lots of other things too like classic cars, commercials and miniature steam engines as well. Whilst there Nuw swapped her normal registration plates for her original number (NUW553Y) as all of the running took place on private roads. She also met up with T1101 and T 585 too. A full report will appear over the next week or so.
Paul Tripptree has been hard at work on his DMS over the last weeks or so since the new year. He has finished repairs to the front inside roof and now has all the panels back in place. Paul has also sourced some more hard to find DMS seats and 550 now has virtually a full set. Paul has started to fit these in place now and the inside of 550 is looking much more like a bus. Latest work today saw Paul refitting the drivers cab side window. The windscreen still needs fitting but Paul is hoping to get that done at the same time as 1178's is changed over.
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.