Leyland Olympians Running Days
Jan 5, 2011Public
Photo: The Confidence Olympians Day Out - 16/05/2009
EEH903Y was the first vehicle to perform on one of our trips, and is seen loading up in central Leicester.
Photo: The Confidence Olympians Day Out - 16/05/2009
Second vehicle of the day was ex Crosville A139SMA which was photographed in a suitably leafy location.
Photo: The Confidence Olympians Day Out - 16/05/2009
Third bus used was London Transport L71 C71CHM- not the fastest performer but a much appreciated apperance.
Photo: The Confidence Olympians Day Out - 16/05/2009
The 4th bus used was UWW9X, a former West Yorkshire PTE Roe bodied machine. If only those L E Y L A N D letters on the front had been painted white!
Photo: The Confidence Olympians Day Out - 16/05/2009
Optare bodied E157OMD took us into the City Centre of Leicester for our lunch break, and is seen unloading back at the yard.
Photo: The Confidence Olympians Day Out - 16/05/2009
Sixth bus used that day was AEF224Y, a very tidy former United Auto ECW bodied machine.
Photo: The Confidence Olympians Day Out - 16/05/2009
The seventh Olympian to perform for us was CUD221Y, a well received former City of Oxford vehicle and a real flyer- it's seen here at Foxton Lock.
Photo: The Confidence Olympians Day Out - 16/05/2009
Eighth and final Olympian for the day was B190BLG, another Crosville machine in a fleet which at the time had four of the "DOG" types.
Photo: The Happy Dragon - 05/09/2009
A149UDM started the day off with a trip across to Anglessey via the Menai Bridge (seen in background) and the Brittania Bridge.
Photo: The Happy Dragon - 05/09/2009
A149UDM performed a photo "run past" allowing us to capture this shot of it in Conway- what a pity about the no-entry sign!
Photo: The Happy Dragon - 05/09/2009
Second Olympian used that day was C257UAJ which is seen in Betws-y-Coed during the photo call there.
Photo: The Happy Dragon - 05/09/2009
C257UAJ was nearly finished off by climbing the mountain up to Blaenau Ffestiniog for our entertainment- it's seen here in slate-mine country.
Photo: The Happy Dragon - 05/09/2009
Not strictly speaking on our tour, but very cheaply available to tour participants in the lunch break was A654OCX on the City Sightseeing operation.
Photo: The Happy Dragon - 05/09/2009
Again, not strictly speaking on our tour, but very cheaply available to tour participants and covered by almost all passengers was A646OCX on the other City Sightseeing duty.
Photo: The Happy Dragon - 05/09/2009
Fifth and final ECW bodied Olympian for the day was A148UDM which took us to Rhyl and Prestatyn, where it is seen waiting to head back.
Photo: The Confidential Return - 13/03/2010
UWW10X started off the day on our second visit to Confidence, Leicester. This West Yorkshire PTE Roe bodied Olympian has served in Weymouth and on the Isle of Man since leaving Yorkshire.
Photo: The Confidential Return - 13/03/2010
Second bus of the day was former City of Oxford BBW216Y, it's ECW body was converted from dual door layout some years ago.
Photo: The Confidential Return - 13/03/2010
Third Olympian for the day was VJO205X which took us to visit Country Hopper in Ibstock- their A509EJF can be seen behind our Oxford machine.
Photo: The Confidential Return - 13/03/2010
As an unexpected bonus Country Hopper JFR12W was brought out to take us on a short local run during our visit- not many chances exist to ride on W-reg Olympians in 2010! I couldn't photograph it at the time, so here is the bus parked during a subsequent visit.
Photo: The Confidential Return - 13/03/2010
The fifth bus of the day was UWW8X which still had many original features from its early career with West Yorkshire PTE.
Photo: The Confidential Return - 13/03/2010
The fifth bus of the day was UWW8X, a Roe bodied Leyland Olympian which was new to West Yorkshire PTE.
Photo: The Confidential Return - 13/03/2010
The sixth bus of the day was A502EJF, a local former Midland Fox Olympian which took us to Foxton Lock and back. When new these buses had electronic destination displays with seperate route numbers. After A502EJF returned us to Wigston we had A139SMA (unpictured this time) taking us back to Leicester City Centre to drop off passengers.
Photo: Not the Johnson's VR Running Day - 01/05/2010
C672LJR started the day off- this immaculate ex Northern General machine is now reregistered UJT366.
Photo: Not the Johnson's VR Running Day - 01/05/2010
Second Olympian of the day was WDL694Y which took us on a lengthy tour of the area. The former Southern Vectis machine is seen posed at the first photo stop.