History of SYT 41 (C41HDT)

C41 HDT is an Optare bodied Dennis Domino that was delivered new in August 1985. It is fitted with Perkins 6 cylinder diesel engine and Maxwell gearbox. After running in South Yorkshire this vehicle ended up with Pioneer in the North West.

The vehicle, along with 46 was bought for preservation by Trevor Heaton who sadly died before he saw any of the surviving Dominos restored. The plan is to have 41 restored to ‘as new’ condition. The Dominos were a very unique bus, only 30 chassis built (53 is no 13, 41 is no 2). They also carried the first bodies built by Optare with 41 being Optare’s oldest surviving body, (53 is no.13). The vehicles were not used for long in South Yorkshire, due to heavy fuel consumption and the onset of de-regulation.