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K801 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 801/34001

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Registration: 
K801 ORL
Fleet No.: 
34001
Fleet No.: 
801
Date acquired: 
Sun, 01/03/2015
K801 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 801/34001
Name: 
Volvo Olympian

In July 1993, First Western National purchased 801In July 1993, First Western National purchased four new Volvo Olympian's with Northern Counties coach seated bodies. Sporting the then new 'badgers & flags' livery with the red bordered destination boxes K801 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 801/34001 | CBPG/2/3/4 (K801/2/3/4 ORL), four new Volvo Olympian's with Northern Counties coach seated bodies. Sporting the then new 'badgers & flags' livery with the red bordered destination boxes - common to Plymouth, they looked very smart. These were for the X80 Plymouth - Torquay service initially and worked most of their life out of Plymouth or Torpoint depots however, they have ventured further west to Penzance! By 2014, only 801 (K801 ORLIn July 1993, First Western National purchased four new Volvo Olympian's with Northern Counties coach seated bodies. Sporting the then new 'badgers & flags' livery with the red bordered destination boxes K801 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 801/34001 | CBPG) and 803 (K803 ORL) were left and soon the opportunity to save one of these survivors was possible. With 803 soldiering on in service, it was 801 that came our way. Since being acquired, 801 has been stored pending attention but at least the scrap man has not got this one!

 

On a side note..... K803 ORL has also been saved by a fellow preservationist Peter Dalley and is now a member of the Cornwall Bus Preservation SocietyCornwall Bus Preservation Society - formed by a group of bus and coach enthusiasts who are involved in maintaining, restoring and preserving a number of buses which saw operational service in Cornwall that have been bought, donated or even loaned to members of the group!

 

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