This is a fantastic video shot by DMS550's Dad, Paul as RVB977S - better known as the Pride Of Thanet- passed through the Dartford Tunnel en route to North Weald.
Work has started on stripping out 7980's lower deck ready for the seat frames to be repainted and the floor paint to be put down. Andy removed them all bar one stubborn back on the offside which wouldn't budge! As time permits we will start sanding down the frames soon. Excuse the poor quality pictures but they were taken in pitch blackness as 7980 is parked between other buses, including sister bus RVB977S the Pride Of Thanet and 6801FN, an East Kent Park Royal bodied Regent.
On Sunday 10th June 2012 we attended the Thanet Road Run in our Titan 'Nuw'. Just the two buses were there this year, us and Paul Houselander in RVB977S The Pride Of Thanet open top. The run commenced at Ramsgate and passed through Broadstairs, St Peters, Palm Bay, Margate and Westgate where we stopped for lunch. We then continued onwards to Minnis Bay before returning via Minster, Manston airport, Westwood Bus Garage and finishing back in Ramsgate. A full report and pictures to follow soon.
On Sunday 11th March the famous landmarks of east Kent, the cooling towers and chimney at Richborough Power Station were demolished. The area does look very bare without them but at the same time it's rather nice to see Pegwell Bay 'as nature intended.'
This was my second run on this event, last time I used 7681 but this time I decided on Bernard's 7980. It's basically a run around Thanet on the former 49/52 and 69 routes and gives enthusiasts chance to get pictures of the buses in their native enviroment as well as giving us owners a chance to meet up at the end of the season. As well as 7980, 0977 (Pride Of Thanet), AEC Regent PFN867 and ex London Transport RT4139 were there too. A full report will follow soon.
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