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I don't get back to Cardiff much these days, but I see from photos that some buses are now orange and a touquoisie blue.

Two things following on from the comments above .......

I seem to remember initially the maroon and cream buses being repainted in orange, i.e. before the were replaced.

The other thing is that I have a clear memory of seeing some existing buses repainted in the same blue colour that is used today, so that for a while we had both orange buses and blue buses.

I can't find any photgraphic evidence of this though ......... :shrug:
Here they are ........

The repainted old fleet

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The blue bus...... TFFT :hehe:

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Late forties postcard of Queen Street mixed traffic .The Odeon cinema was showing Kitty , a film from 1945 starring Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland
 

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Leckwith Bridge c1900.
 

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Dumfries place/ Newport rd 1980 and more recently
 

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I don't get back to Cardiff much these days, but I see from photos that some buses are now orange and a touquoisie blue.

Two things following on from the comments above .......

I seem to remember initially the maroon and cream buses being repainted in orange, i.e. before the were replaced.

The other thing is that I have a clear memory of seeing some existing buses repainted in the same blue colour that is used today, so that for a while we had both orange buses and blue buses.

I can't find any photgraphic evidence of this though ......... :shrug:
I think you could be right about those blue buses - I have a vague ,memory that there were a few of them as well.

Found this
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on the Cardiff Transport Preservation group's Facebook site, but that's not the one I had in mind and I believe it was used in the valleys.

Here's another photo from their site.

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I think you could be right about those blue buses - I have a vague ,memory that there were a few of them as well.

Found this
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on the Cardiff Transport Preservation group's Facebook site, but that's not the one I had in mind and I believe it was used in the valleys.

Here's another photo from their site.

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I found the photos I posted 5 or 6 posts above on this site .....


It says that the tourquoise was "experimental livery".

What I haven't been able to find yet is a photo of the old driver cabbed single decker that used to run out through St Fagans to Pendoylan.
 

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View of the River Taff at Grangetown, taken on 17-10-97 during a super tide super tides occur every 18 years, this was the last one before the completion of the barrage in 1999.
 

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Crockherbtown lane , during demolition of the ABC, and Odeon cinemas in 2004.
 

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Mobile Cinema, Frances Street, Tiger Bay. 1950s???
 

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When no game was complete without a pint at the Bluebirds Club
The bar behind the Canton Stand at Ninian Park is pictured back in November 1964.
 

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From the Castle, looking towards St.Johns Church
 

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This is the view of Cardiff Bridge looking towards Canton and Riverside taken around 1870.
 

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Guildford crescent swimming baths c1930
 

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Church street c1990
 
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Snelling House and the former Gas board offices on Bute Terrace. This 1966 building was quite a unique design and is now the Citrus hotel.
 

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Quay Street 1933, with the City Arms and Model Inn. Building on the right was the old central fire station. Demolished in 1973 and replaced by a car park
 

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An early Ely Ales wagon, c1920’s
 

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Royal Arcade in 1964
 

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