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Help with tracking down W341 VGX / W342 VGX / W343 VGX which are now in Ireland.

Joined: April 21st, 2018, 3:51 pm

September 2nd, 2018, 3:51 pm #1

Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help me track down where these buses are.

A few years ago a company called Southdown PSV (who operate local bus routes in the Surrey and Sussex areas in the UK) got rid of their three MPDs - W341 VGX / W342 VGX / W343 VGX - one of them was scrapped whilst the other two were sold to a bus operator in Ireland (i am not sure which one was scrapped and which two were sold). However i have been unable to find any information about them in Ireland. All i know is that two (i don't know which two) were sold to a bus operator in Ireland.

They are all Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer MPD 8.8m buses. Also they all have very unusual unique blueish/greenish/turquoise coloured LED destination displays (although of course they could have been replaced now with standard ones).

Does anyone have any information on these and their new Irish reg numbers? Does anyone know which bus operator in Ireland has these now? I would like to track them down and get some photos. Many thanks for any information.
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Joined: April 26th, 2018, 10:57 am

September 14th, 2018, 4:48 pm #2

Hi Brian,

I show W341VGX as 00-DL-11521 with Digan, Athy, and W342VGX as 00-OY-7052 with Rohan, Ballinahowan.

Hope this answers what you need?

Thanks,

Karl
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Joined: April 21st, 2018, 3:51 pm

September 15th, 2018, 4:21 am #3

Karl-1985 wrote: Hi Brian,

I show W341VGX as 00-DL-11521 with Digan, Athy, and W342VGX as 00-OY-7052 with Rohan, Ballinahowan.

Hope this answers what you need?

Thanks,

Karl
Thank you for the information! That is very helpful! I will attempt to find these and photograph them soon. It seems that both these companies only do private hire and school contracts so i imagine that their depots would be the best place to find them.
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Joined: January 26th, 2018, 1:47 pm

September 22nd, 2018, 7:48 pm #4

the pair were originally sold to McLaughlin of Culdaff - W341 VGX was re-registered 00DL11521 there and later sold to Digan, Athy in 2016 - however he advertised it for sale in 2/17 and it is no longer showing as taxed so has probably gone.
My photo is here :


W342 VGX was sold on to Rohan, Ballinahowan who re-registered it to 00OY7052 - it was still with him last year, but he has several yards so won't be easy to find.
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