Monday, 11 February 2013

143 pressed into service

Dart 143 was pressed into service today, a little earlier than planned, to replace Dart 163 which developed a problem in service and had to be replaced by Olympian 324 which was booked to undertake the return journey on College contract 72.
143 posed at Fleetwood after its first passenger carrying duty with CBNW on 11 Feb.
It has become almost fate that each new Dart undertakes its maiden voyage with CBNW on the 72 contract and newly acquired 143 has proved to be no exception! It has had its front repainted in CBNW red but the sides & rear retain all-over white for a planned advert livery. 143's destination box has yet to be refitted.