I called into Greys of Ely on the 18th October at about 1700 after dropping Dad off to catch a train home at Ely Station, to try and photo some more of their Leyland Olympian and Dennis Condor Tri-Axle school buses.
The kind staff allowed me permission to have a walk around and photo their vehicles, one of the Dennis Tri-axles was inside along with Leyland Olympian H806BKK, which when i was last here had only been delivered from Stagecoach East Kent for a few days and was still in Stagecoach Livery. Outisde the Shed were Grey`s two Tri-Axle Volvo B12B Johnckheere SHVs, as imposing as ever.
What i didnt expect to see, as i had forgotten they had it, was their new Volvo B9R Plaxton Panther II, G15ELY which was waiting to be cleaned. Also what appared to be a recent additon was ex Stagecoach Manchester Tri-Axle Dennis Dragon M687TDB, which was just being driven out as id photographed it.
Some other fleet news is that Volvo B7R Plaxton Profile G18ELY has been sold to an operator in the Shetlands, and a `new` coach is due in November. I hope to find out what this is in due course.
Thanks indeed to the crew at Greys of Ely for allowing me permission to photograph their vehicles in the depot.