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Although I had a lot of unpublished photos of D-prefixed service vehicles from the central fleet, the same could not be said for the bus companies. Mind you, most of the 'red' bus operators were still being supplied with central vehicles in 1986/1987. The LTSV database lists just 19 D-prefix vehicles with other companies, and most were second-hand acquisitions later on.

Here we see Armchair Passenger Transport Ford Transit minibus D829UTF at Haven Green (Ealing Broadway) on 26th September 1997. The history of this vehicle has already been covered in an earlier caption, so I will instead talk about Transits. As mentioned in another of today's photos, the streamlined Mk3 Ford Transit had been introduced in early 1986, replacing the bonneted Mk2. As such, not many Mk2 Transits gained D-prefix registrations (first used in August 1986). However, the National Bus Company had bought a large number of Mk2 Transit chassis cabs, with the intention of giving them bus bodies and using them on new minibus schemes in various parts of England. Some of these were not completed until later in 1986, and thus gained D-prefix registrations. D829UTF had apparently been booked to be plated as C331RPE.
Photo ID: 7196
Photo date: 26/09/1997 Size: Regular
Date added: 30/07/2022