19/10/19

The Yorkshire Explorer

On Saturday 19th October 2019, we took advantage of the great British weather and made visits to a number of bus enthusiast friendly operators.

We started the day with a visit a pick up from Doncaster, this was provided by Woods Coaches YK04FVZ, this conveyed us firstly to Wilfreda Beehive of Adwick who operate a very nice selection of high specification coaches. From there we rejoined the superb Bova Futura and travelled across to Tetley's Motor Services in Leeds who had more surprises hidden behind their gates which were certainly a nice surprise, then we continued onto Dewhirst Coaches over in Bradford who are a family run business and operate a small but very impressive fleet. Here we boarded their SN16ORW and this transported us across to Wakefield were on arrival we change vehicles once again and joined Gordon's of Rotherham B18WGS which took us on a scenic drive to Meadowhall and this was most enjoyable. Shortly after arrival we continued our day by boarding DW Coaches JIG2164 which transported us to their premises were we took a short break before another changes of vehicles, this time joining LUI9958 for our journey to Powells Bus at Hellaby. After a look around their premises at the ever growing fleet we made our final journey of the day aboard SF05XYZ back to Doncaster.

Vehicle Details
JIG2164 Volvo B10M / Van Hool Alizee T8 new as K488VVR
LUI9958 Dennis Javelin / Plaxton Premiere new as P745GNU
B18WGS Volvo B12B / Plaxton Panther new in November 2005
YK04FVZ Bova FHD13.340 / Bova Futura
SF05XYZ Volvo B12B / Jonckheere Mistral II new as HSK644
SN16ORW ADL E40D / ADL Enviro 400