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Whereabouts of the C-HJN Olympians
« on: January 07, 2010, 03:39:30 PM »
Anyone know the current whereabouts of all the C-HJN Leyland Olympians bought by Eastern National. I know there are a couple left, and they look really smart. They should consider having one example preserved, as apart from the D-PPU coaches, this batch was the last new double decks bought by Eastern National.

Here is 34815 in Chelmsford recently. http://www.ipswichbus.fpic.co.uk/p62401349.html
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Re: Whereabouts of the C-HJN Olympians
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 01:51:20 PM »
34815/8 are the last two active with First Essex; both at Chelmsford, although are likely to replaced soon by Volvo Olympians cascaded by Tridents.
34807 went for scrap recently, also having never left First Essex (and its predecessors).
The remainder were transferred to other First companies, namely Hants & Dorset and Wyvern, and I can't advise "off the cuff" if any survive with these.
Three of this batch, 4011/20/1 were destroyed by fire while with Eastern National, so never got SEMA Voyager type fleet numbers.

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Re: Whereabouts of the C-HJN Olympians
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 06:50:01 PM »
Ah, thanks. I wondered what happened to 4021 as it was in the 1999 First Bus Handbook, but not in the later additions,as well as the gaps where 4011 and 4020 used to be.
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Re: Whereabouts of the C-HJN Olympians
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 05:34:09 PM »
34815 has now passed to an Essex preservationist, via Ensign.

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