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More Malta 1

by John Young
Added to website 8 April 2011


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Buses in Malta

1. Ex Crosville Bristol LH DBY 303 (OCA 630P) in Bugibba. One of a dozen bus LHs still in use.


Buses in Malta

2. Rebulit Swift DBY 305 (EGN 244J) departs Bugibba BS, currently being prepared for the new regime.


Buses in Malta

3. A very smart AEC Mercury with Tonna body climbs out of Mellieha.


Buses in Malta

4. Bedford YRQ/Duple DBY 310 (LBU 153L) departs Valletta bus terminal. This is to become a world heritage site and be pedestrianised I understand. Probably much more appropriate but many photographic opportunities will be lost.


Buses in Malta

5. There are several Lynxes, all either ex Preston or WMPTE. DBY 315 (G168 EOG) is in St. Julian's, home of the only skyscraper on the island.


Buses in Malta

6. This is a 1955 AEC Reliance (new as HWH 450) with a locally built Debono body 14 years newer than the chassis.


Buses in Malta

7. YLQ/Duple DBY 339 (JWU 461V) arrives at the small fishing village of Marsaxlokk.


Buses in Malta

8. Albion Clydesdale with Brincat bodywork.


Buses in Malta

9. All departures from Valletta leave via Floriana, a good place to be for the sun around 1600 - 1700 hrs. This is an AEC Mercury with Farrugia body.


Buses in Malta

10. Less exotic is Volvo B6/Alexander DBY 364 (M512 TRA) heading for the Gozo Ferry passing through Xemxija Bay.


Buses in Malta

11. Amazingly, this is a 1938 Reo Speedwagon - yes, 73 years old! The body is by Aquilina, rebuilt by Sammut in 1955.


Buses in Malta

12. Bedford SBO/Debono at Rabat.


Buses in Malta

13. GMC with Tonna body, rebuilt by Xeureb in 1954.


Buses in Malta

14. Leyland TS4 of unknown origin on 1965 Debono body.


Buses in Malta

15. Leyland PSU1/15 with 1974 Aquilina body at Senglea, one of the three cities.


Buses in Malta

16. Ford R192/Plaxton DBY 405 (VYC 869M) climbs out of Golden Bay.


Buses in Malta

17. Ghadira Bay offers a splendid sandy beach and is well served by bus. DBY 418 (RRR 905R) is a Bedford YLQ/Plaxton Supreme.


Buses in Malta

18. Leyland Hippo woth Scarnif body in Mosta.


Buses in Malta

19. Swift/Park Royal DBY 420 (EGN 427J) with the Mosta dome in the background.


Buses in Malta

20. Still looking very much a Swift, Marshall-bodied DBY 426 (AML 15H) in Ghadira Bay.


Buses in Malta

21. Ex M&D Leopard/Marshall DBY 427 (GKE 457L) in Floriana.


Buses in Malta

22. Dodge/Casha DBY 428 shortly after leaving Valletta.


Buses in Malta

23. YLQ/Plaxton DBY 442 (RGS 98R) in Birkirkara on a 49 to Bugibba, seen amidst festival decorations.


Buses in Malta

24. A relatively recent arrival on the island is DBY 451 (D136 XVW), a Bedford YMQ/Plaxton Derwent II, seen in Mosta. It was new to Hedingham & District.


Buses in Malta

25. Described as a Maltese Bedford (?!) with Farrugia bodywork, in Bugibba.


Buses in Malta

26. Bedford SB with Brincat body, in St. Paul's Bay.


Buses in Malta

27. One of four Darts, two Plaxton and two East Lancs. Where else can you travel on a stick-box Dart?


Buses in Malta

28. Bedford SB with Borg body in Mosta.


John recommends the Malta Bus Fleetbook produced by Buses Worldwide, an invaluable reference source.


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