Seen together at Great Knolly Street depot in July 2008 are 840 and Wright bodied Scania L94UB 1012 (YN05GXL) with traditional liveried Excel 929 (S929LBL).
Scania 1012 had been Reading's exhibit the previous month at a beautifully sunny Alton Bus Show.
Not such nice weather for sister Scania 1014 (YN05GXR) heading into Reading working for First Great Western on the mammoth operation over the 2010-2011 New Year Reading Station blockade as a new bridge and various other alterations were made as part of the preparations for the new Reading Station.
The Wright bodied Scania L94UB buses were delivered in the first version of generic livery as seen on 1030 (YN06KXZ), seen on the same day in December on reading Blockade work pulling out of the old Thames Valley Bus Station. The mothballed Bus Station was put to good use during the Blockade, having been out of use for some years. It has since been demolished.
Back to July 2008 and sister Scania 1027 (YN06NXW) awaits departure at Reading Stations on "green" route 6, with green liveried 1008 (YN05GXH) behind.