First still operated many Volvo B10Ms in Sheffield in 2005, the newest being 10 years old by then. 60536 (J694AWF) was one of the 1992 deliveries, seen here on Cumberland Gate
Stagecoach 20280 (R720RPY) is a Northern Counties bodied Volvo B10M, also seen on Cumberland Gate on 24th December.
TM Travel's presence in Sheffield was continuing to grow in 2005: almost new East Lancs bodied DAF SB250 YN54SYG was seen on 24th December.
One of First's older B10Ms, 60469 (G624NWA) from 1990 is also seen on Cumberland Gate on 24th December 2005.
Just round the corner on Charter Row First Northern Counties bodied Volvo Olympian 30557 (P249HMD) was seen, a vehicle imported from somewhere else in First World. Second hand buses in Sheffield - almost unheard of in STD days.
First 60031 (R346GHS), a Plaxton bodied Volvo B10M-62 on a marathon journey to Hanley, the vehicle being owned by First Potteries.
Terrier 2335 (K235MAP), an Alexander bodied Volvo B10Moriginally with Sheffield Omnibus, waiting to turn into Cumberland Gate on 24th December 2005.
Hulleys ex Trent Optare Sigma N360VRC in Charter Row en route for Castleton on 24th December 2005..
At the other end of Charter Row another second hand Northern Counties Volvo Olympian, 34055 (P255UCW) was photographed
First 62235 (Y946CSF) was an Wright bodied Volvo B10BLE, another bus transferred from somewhere else in First world.
As is NCME bodied Olympian 30550 (N305JBV), seen in Hillsborough on Christmas Eve
Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7L 61208 (YU52VYA) is also seen at Hillsborough on 24th December 2005
First Volvo Olympian/NCME 34055 (P255UCW) again, this time in Hillsborough.
Another NCME bodied Olympian brought into the First South Yorkshire fleet was 30547 (N302JBV)
And another was First 30557 (P249HMD), also in Hillsborough
Yorkshire Terrier operated some of the services from Hillsborough to villages to the north-west of Sheffield, funded by SYPTE and known as Rural Link. The buses used were Optare Solos such as 203 (YN53ZWD), in SYPTE livery
Yorkshire Terrier 211 (YC51GZW) is another SYPTE liveried Optare Solo, seen in Hillsborough on 24th December.
Not normally seen on Rural Link services is a bus such as Terrier 2502 (V512EFR), an East Lancs bodied Volvo B6BLE
First Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7L 61200 (YU52VXR) in Hillsborough Interchange. I have no idea where Lime Line is.
Yorkshire Terrier 2476 (W476MKU), in Hillsborough Interchange, is an East Lancs bodied DAF SB250
28th December saw me at Meadowhall Station in order to film Royal Scots Grey storming through. Afterwards it was back to bus spotting! TM Travel N211YJE is an Alexander bodied Dennis Dart
It was soon joined by KUI 9267, a Northern Counties bodied DAF SB220 in the all red livery, making a nice contrast.
Just outside Meadowhall Interchange First Alexander bodied Volvo B10M 60596 (N759CKY) was photographed wearing a version of Rotherham Corporation livery
Leaving Meadowhall Interchange on National Express work on 28th December 2005 is Tellings Golden Miller YN54WWG, a Plaxton bodied Volvo B12B