|Leyland Leopard 2149 BKJ149T in original M&D livery. Pic by aecregent|
|2152 at Victoria Coach Station showing the low cost of coach travel. Pic by timthemix|
|Bristol VR 5857 in Maidstone with Invictaway ad. Sometimes used on London runs if coach shortage. Pic by UK Transport Photos|
|5857 in old M&D tribute colours very rarely on a London - Maidstone journey in Lewisham. I think those colours really suited her. Pic by briandela|
|5857 in Cornwall working Eden Project Park & Ride. Note the new Olympian front to the roof - anyone else know of another example? Pic by vincentminto|
I have just discovered that 5857 was destroyed in an arson attack at Truro depot on New Years Eve 2005. I'm in mourning.
Further research has revealed that no less than 9 of this batch of Bristols still survive 35 years later. However it would take quite a jaunt around Europe to catch up with them all as there are vehicles in Belguim, Poland, Italy, and Spain!
In 1980 I would have just about the best year in my enthusiast life, but that is for the next installment