Monthly Archives: October 2011

Any old pic will do

The media seem to pick any archive photo of a bus to illustrate a bus related story. Here’s one from BBC South today Portsmouth v Southampton derby fans face ‘coach bubble which says that “fans having to buy joint match and coach tickets, and being escorted by police to a secure area in Portsmouth” and illustrated with this photo.

Taylors Coaches, who were based in Sutton Scotney, ceased trading nearly 7 years ago in December 2004!

It was only a couple of weeks ago that a local press headline read Civic chiefs aiming to save bus services in Alresford which was accompanied by this photo.

More is a Go Ahead division and Bournemouth based, you can even see that this one is destined for Boscombe. Nothing to do with Alresford!


This single decker only seats 23, no standees, and can do 155 mph!

It doesn’t seem fully equipped yet, for example I can’t see a Wayfarer ticket machine. I also wonder how it would look in the livery of the company I currently drive for. I don’t think they’d consider placing an order until the company who make it produced one in our livery for evaluation.