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I am the proud owner of Dennis Dart J317XVX, having acquired the vehicle on 16th October 2010.

The bus has Wright Handybus bodywork and was new to County Bus at Grays garage in February 1992. The bus
carried the fleet number DW317 and survived at Grays into the Arriva era where she gained the fleet number
3350. The bus mainly worked on route 383 between Lakeside shopping centre and Chadwell St Mary though
she almost certainly worked every route at Grays garage at some time or other.

As purchased, the bus was in a bit of state with almost all of the seats and grab rails removed - the previous
owner had been intending to turn the bus into a mobile IT training suite!!

Although damaged, thankfully the previous owner had held on to most of the seats and grab rails so hopefully Iíll be able to put her back
together again.

The plan for the future is to fully restore the bus to itís original livery and show her off at bus rallies and such like in the south of England.
The bus is also insured to carry passengers on free services at bus rallies & road running days (I have a PCV driving licence), so once
the seats are all back in, you could be in with a chance of having a free ride if youíre lucky!!

Cost and time will tell on how successful I am but itís an opportunity I just couldnít pass up - especially as I worked and Grays garage and
actually drove this very bus in service!

Please note that my bus now has itís own independent website, where all further information and updates will be posted.
It can be found at:

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