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P335ROO - History

335 was delivered new to Harris Bus in May 1997, along with 2 others (336 & 337), and was originally painted Red with a Grey skirt. Before entering service she was re-painted into Harris Bus’s striking Lime Green & Blue livery with ‘Ilford Link branding. 335 worked all routes, both commercial and London contract, from its West Thurrock base as well as making frequent trips to Harris’s other depot South of the River Thames at Belvedere.

 

When Harris Bus collapsed at the end of 1999, London Transport set up its own bus company - East Thames - to operate the former Harris Bus London contract routes and thus 335 was painted Red once again. 335 continued to operate on both sides of the river until she left the East Thames fleet in 2003.

 

After gaining a ‘single door’ conversion whilst with a dealer she passed on to her last operator, Sanders Coaches in Holt, Norfolk before sale to myself in 2012.

There is a full table of her history below, and some images below that:

05/97

Delivered new to Harris Bus, West Thurrock. Painted Red.

06/97

Re-painted into Lime Green & Blue livery - Ilford Link branding

03/00

East Thames Buses - repainted all over Red

03/03

Dawson Rentals (Dealer)

05/03

Centre doors removed

05/07

Sanders Coaches, Holt, Norfolk - repainted White with Two Blue stripes & Orange skirt

07/09

Repainted into all over Orange with White front top deck area

08/12

Private owner, Essex

11/14

Scrapped by Trevor Wigley & sons, Barnsley, Yorkshire

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