Dekkabus expands fleet

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Bristol FLF has been repainted in NBC poppy red. DEKKABUS

When Trevor Shore MBE drove a Bristol FLF clear from the notorious bus fire at Bournemouth bus station in 1976, who could ever have guessed that he would be operating the vehicle 40 years later.

The bus, KRU224F, is kept busy with private hires and other duties as part of the four-strong Dekkabus fleet based at Parkstone, Poole in Dorset.

Now painted in National Bus Company poppy red, the FLF was until recently the only surviving semi-automatic FLF to retain a Bristol AVW engine. This has now been replaced with a Gardner 6LW unit for improved performance.

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