First South Yorkshire 34099
First South Yorkshire Volvo Olympian/NC Palatine T899KLF (34099) seen in Dore arriving off the 11:20 ex Crystal Peaks 30.
First withdrew their Olympians from Olive Grove depot in Sheffield in January, though a handful did earn a short reprise in early February. Several had already been transferred to Manchester while a few others joined their sisters in service at Rotherham however the rest were left to fester out of use. Pleasingly then, due to shortages/repaints, 34099 was reinstated the other week and has mainly seen use on the 39/84/272 as was the case prior to withdrawal. It has since been joined by loanee Royale 30238 and allegedly permanent 31673 and 31685.