Prepared on Notepad by Ian Smith, This page created 17th March 2017. Best on 800*600.

Mullaney's DAF/Wrightbus Cadets

Mullanys Cadet sketch Mullaney Buses of Watford replaced three non-DDA compliant Dart SLFs with a trio of Cadets acquired from Sanders of Holt, Norfolk, in December 2015, February 2016, for use on 318 and 346 in Watford.

All three had originated with Pullman of Crofty, and had been with Veolia Cymru on Landore Park & Ride. They had returned to Arriva Bus & Coach, who had loaned them out to various operators. PKY went to Sanders of Holt (Norfolk), who then acquired PKX. PKZ, after various operators including Kent Top Travel and Centrebus, settled with Neaves Coaches of Great Yarmouth. That operator was taken over by Sanders early in 2014, reuniting the trio.

Bus history

This history is incomplete. It is being assembled as I garner information from a variety of sources. Particularly useful have been:
  • LOTS for accurate data, in TLB, LBM, Fleetbooks
  • buslistsontheweb.co.uk for VIN data
  • internet searches using Google and the registration numbers $
 
 
       YJ03 PKX   3/03    DAF SB120 DE12CSSB120 XMGDE12BS0H010314, Wrightbus Cadet F683, B38F
                  3/03    new to Pullman, Crofty
                          Veolia Cymru
                          Landore City Centre Park & Ride: green $ 
                          return to Arriva Bus & Coach
                  6/08    loaned by Geldard, Leeds: white
                          bought by Sander's Services, Holt: yellow, #202
                  5/09    in service, Sander's $
                  7/09    in service, Sander's $
                  6/10    in service, Norwich $
                  6/11    in service, Norwich $
                  1/14    in service, Sander's $
                  6/14    in service, Sander's $
                  8/14    in service, Sander's $  
                 12/15    sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet)
                 12/15    bought by Mullaney's Buses, Watford

	  YJ03 PKY   3/03    DAF SB120 DE12CSSB120 XMGDE12BS0H010315, Wrightbus Cadet F684, B38F
                  3/03    new to Pullman, Crofty
                  3/08    in service, Landore City Centre Park & Ride: green
                          return to Arriva Bus & Coach
                          bought by Sander's Services, Holt: yellow, #203
                  4/09    in service, Sander's $
                  7/09    in service, Sander's $
                  9/09    in service, Sander's $
                  3/11    in service, Sander's $
                  3/12    in service, Sander's $
                  1/16    in service, Sander's $
                  2/16    sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet)
                  2/16    bought by Mullaney's Buses, Watford	 	 	 

       YJ03 PKZ   3/03    DAF SB120 DE12CSSB120 XMGDE12BS0H010316, Wrightbus Cadet F685, B38F
                  3/03    new to Pullman, Crofty
                          Veolia Cymru
                          Landore City Centre Park & Ride
                          return to Arriva Bus & Coach
                  9/08    on loan, Kent Top Travel, Sheerness: white $
                  3/09    on loan, Kent Top Travel, Sheerness: white $
                  5/09    on loan, Kent Top Travel, Sheerness: white $
                  7/09    on loan, Nu-Venture, Maidstone: white $
                  2/10    on loan, Centrebus, Huddersfield: white $
                          bought by Neaves Coaches, Great Yarmouth
                  4/10    in service, Neaves: white $
                  7/12    in service, Neaves: white $
                  3/13    in service, Neaves: white $
                 11/13    in service, Neaves: white $
                  1/14    in service, Neaves: white $
                  */14    taken over by Sander's Services, Holt: yellow #200
                  5/14    repainted yellow
                  7/14    in service, Sander's: yellow  $
                  9/14    in service, Sander's: yellow  $
                 11/15    in service, Sander's: yellow  $
                          sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet)
                 12/15    bought by Mullaney's Buses, Watford



A key to the references is in the bibliography.

Photographic references



 YJ03 PKX  TLB619 p41   2/16    on 346 to Watford 

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