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88001 - Dennis Dragon/Duple Metsec
Citybus
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Anthony Vozniak
 
The model - This model is one of 800 specially commissioned by 80M Bus Model Shop, and is based on the first Collector's Model 10.4m Dragon(CM-DGS-001), with the fitting of booms. It was released in May 2001.

The bus - In 2001/2, Citybus carried out trials with Dennis Dragon 701, having converted it into a trolleybus! I was fortunate enough to have a ride on the trolleybus when I visited Wong Chuk Hang Depot in November 2002, and am very grateful to the two Citybus employees, pictured below, for their courtesy, willingness to explain the complexities of the bus and especially for allowing me to ride the test track.

 
 Manufacturer of model  80M Bus Model Shop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Dragon
 Prototype bodywork  Duple Metsec
 Prototype length  10.4 metre
 Fleet number  701
 Registration number  GD 1492
 Route number  2001
 Destination  Environmental Bus
 Quantity (total)  800
 
Hong Kong
UK
 Quantities (if known)
800
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 Date released
May 2001
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Click on image for larger photograph
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Anthony Vozniak

 
Click on image for larger photograph
Click on image for larger photograph
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Anthony Vozniak

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Anthony Vozniak

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Anthony Vozniak

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Anthony Vozniak

 
Wong Chuk Hang Depot
27th November 2002

 
Wong Chuk Hang Depot
27th November 2002
   

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