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Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Lisbon: Not very pretty in pink

On service in the evening rush-hour was this elderly Volvo Coach EC-70-53 in Summer 1984 belonging to what by now is probably as long defunct operator


Artdesire said...

I'm not really sure, but this company might just have survived being "assimilated" into larger transportation conglomerates. There is a company called Auto Viação Landim that has a pink livery just like this one.

christopher said...

I don't think there would be two operators with that pink, but saying that we had the twenty coach pink and grey fleet of Worthington Motor Tours of Hurst Street in Birmingham which now many years later by coincidence is part of the cities 'Pink' Gay entertainment quarter

Anonymous said...

The 20 coach fleet of Worthingtons Motor Tours of Birmingham was officially "Fuschia and Oyster" or in English pink and grey and very smart they looked. Similar but not quite exactly the same were Calleloi of North Wales