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This page created 7th October 2015.

London Country Dennis Falcons

These notes on London Country's Dennis Falcons come late in the day because they came - and went - in the biggest gap in my data sources. So my apologies for the paucity of information.

DF sketch The ten 48-seater Falcons were bought in April 1990, becoming 301 to 310 in the new company's new numbering scheme. They wore the very smart green/green red London Country livery. They came at about the same time as half a dozen Lynxes, which were deployed on the 289 (Elmers end - West Croydon - Purley). That needed ten large single deckers, so some of the Falcons found themselves used on this. They were also used on the lengthy 414 to Reigate, a very different route from the urban 289.

A year after acquisition they started to disappear. 306 - 310 went first, to Arriva Midland North in April 1991, followed by 301 in August.

The remaining four survived, now very much a minority class. At least one was with Londonlinks for a while. They moved around: Chelsham, Croydon, Crawley, some to Guildford and briefly Slyfield, then Merstham. They found uses on a variety of work, including the truncated 727 between Kingston and Crawley.

But in September 1998 these four also moved, to Arriva North West and then on to Arriva Midlands North.

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