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MARCH JOURNAL 

Highlights in this edition :-

Stagecoach South loans Volvo B7TLs to Cheltenham for race services

Stagecoach South brands more buses for Basingstoke and Chichester services

Snow report for Stagecoach South operations

Stagecoach South takes over four services previously run by Emsworth & District

Brighton & Hove’s new Volvo - Plaxton Elite coach is wheelchair accessible

Brighton & Hove take the Enviro400 City demonstrator on loan

Two additional Brighton City Sightseeing tours to be run by B&H this year

Compass win contract for Brighton routes 37 and 37B and will buy four new Enviro200 MMCs to run them

First Hampshire & Dorset add three more Enviro200 MMCs to the ‘Eclipse’ fleet

There is also a four page 'Special Feature' by Clive Gillam entitled 'Southdown Outlying Garages from 1915 to 1992'.

Work on this 48 page edition with three topical colour photographs has now been completed, and it was put into the post on 4th April.


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LEYLAND NATIONAL TOUR 
Saturday 26th May
 
 
On the above date Paul Llewellyn has arranged a tour with former Southdown Leyland Nationals
PCD 80R (from Crowborough and Uckfield) plus
YCD 75T (from Worthing) covering the route of the former 799 service from Brighton to Eastbourne, Hastings and Rye (where there will be a lunch break), then back to Hastings and onward to Hailsham via Bexhill, Ninfield and Herstmonceux along the 98 route.
Details can be found from the link below :-  
 
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NEW AND RECENT SEC PUBLICATIONS
 
The following new publications are now available. For details of how to purchase them by post please see our publications page. 
 
Brighton Hove & District Fleet History Part 10 - 1959-1962 The First Lodekkas - vehicles numbered from 1 to 50 (published October 2017)

Southdown Fleet History Part 28 - 1963 - The First Long Leopard Buses Details of the affairs of the Company in 1963 and descriptions of the 64 new vehicles added to the Southdown Fleet. Includes 8 colour photographs within its 64 pages.
 
Southdown Enthusiasts Club Fleet Book 2017 updated to April 2017 showing the current fleets of Stagecoach South, Stagecoach South East, Brighton & Hove and First Hampshire & Dorset
 
NEW: Miscellany edition no.143 (Published November 2017)
 

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