This photograph shows the production version of this model
Photograph © S & D Models
|Manufacturer of model||Corgi OOC|
|Registration number||SK52 OKA|
|Quantities (if known)||2800|
|Comments||The packaging of this model shows an incorrect fleet name of Lothian Regional Transport, a title that changed in 2000.|
|Current market price|
This picture shows a pre production sample of this model
number 80 (SK52 OKA) was part of a 2002 delivery of 35 Dennis Darts to
Lothian Buses wearing a simplified version of the lowfloor “Harlequin”
livery. In keeping with previous
practice, these buses were primarily purchased to cascade older Darts from
Longstone Garage on busy high frequency 24 hour services 22/N22.
Whilst the majority of the buses were given route branding for either
the 22/N22 services or the Night Bus Network, 80 was one of 10 unbranded
vehicles which could also be used on other lowfloor single deck routes from
Longstone such as the 18 (later renumbered 20) and 38.
During 2003, Longstone lost operation of the 22/N22 to Central Garage
with 20 route branded Darts transferring to that depot.
80 was one of the batch remaining at Longstone and, in addition to
the 20 and 38 services, can be found on routes 24 and 30/N30 which are now
the responsibility of that depot which also acquired 15 new SPDs in 2003.
I am very grateful to Richard Walter for providing the above information.
This page last updated Monday, 25 February 2013
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