As part of the takeover agreement in 1988 National Welsh agreed to operate five buses in a blue “Taff-Ely” livery. These were Freight Rover Sherpas 215-219 (F215-9 AKG) which had Carlyle B20F bodies.
All were new in October 1988 and withdrawn in February 1992. All were sold for further service with the most interesting disposal being of 216 bought by a company Offerdemo which provided vehicles for the rapid and short-lived expansion of Cynon Valley Transport service. It received the fleet number 44 in the Cynon Valley series, previously carried by a Bristol RE that had only been withdrawn in 1989.
© David Beilby