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Ritchies Optare Excel 672
The vast majority of Reading's Optare Excel fleet ended up on the other side of the world operating for the New Zealand company Ritchies in Auckland. Here is their 672 (CSM933) seen in the city in April 2008, formerly Reading 947 (R202DKG) and prior to that Cardiff 202.
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Ritchies Optare Excel 624
At one of Ritchies' Auckland depots in April 2008, is their Excel 624 (DSA57), formerly Reading 907 (P907EGM).
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Ritchies Optare Excel 671
From the shores of Cardiff Bay to the shores off Auckland at Long Bay Beach comes Ritchies Excel 671 (CSM936), formerly Cardiff 201 (R201DKG) and then Reading's 946.
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Ritchies Optare Excel 671
The approach to the terminus for 671 is over this narrow bridge.
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Ritchies Optare Excel 674
In the city with buses from Birkenhead Transport and NZ Bus' Northstar division is former Cardiff 204 (R294DKG), later Reading 949 and now Ritchies' 674 (CSY465).
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