"Attached is the only picture that I
managed to take of the articulated bus that was used for brief spells on
Route 19 in 2005. The photo was taken in October 2005. The bus is a Volvo artic, with Hispano bodywork.
It was numbered 888 for its stay in Edinburgh, although the number wasn’t
carried on it.
Two things are noticeable:
1) Part of the branding above one of
the nearside windows is missing, as the bus had just had a window replaced
following a vandal attack.
2) The bus is seen awaiting time near
the foot of West Granton Road, just before Granton Square. This was to
avoid the rear “trailer” section of the bus causing traffic problems at
the main terminus stop in Granton Square itself."
The bus, here is parked beside William
Waugh's scrap yard in
West Granton Road. The scrap yard is just out of the
picture on the right.
"However, I can tell you, via some
very good sources, that another articulated bus is soon to appear on the
streets of Edinburgh!
Unlike the previous artic, this one is
to stay in the fleet, and is of Scania manufacture. It was reported to
have been out and about in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, carrying Lothian
Managers on board, and then disappeared again, back to the Scania dealers
Lothian Buses have now bought the bus.
Its registration is YN54ALO. It will carry fleet number 50. The bus
is now being refitted internally and will be repainted into Lothian livery
before entering service on April 6, 2008. It is to be used on the X48
route, for which a special roster is being drawn up for the bus."