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by chason
15:44 Saturday 23rd May 2020
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Yet More Buses for Catshill
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Yet More Buses for Catshill

A very good description of The Forest junction, now of course junction 1 of the M42. I agree about three lane roads which Worcestershire Highways were quite keen on. To have two overtaking vehicles heading towards each other in the same centre lane sounds lunacy now........and it was then. Quite a f...
by chason
15:35 Saturday 23rd May 2020
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Alexcars closes
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Alexcars closes

Just shows how serious the situation is, I am afraid. I hear Sea View Coaches of Poole have also collapsed. I fear there will be more to come and the knock on effects on other businesses are likely to have quite an impact too.
by chason
09:25 Friday 22nd May 2020
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Yet More Buses for Catshill
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Yet More Buses for Catshill

The currently suspended 202 (Halesowen to Bromsgrove) is to recommence on 1st June renumbered as 44. It will no longer serve Rednal, Lickey or Lickey End but will run via Lydiate Ash, Catshill and the Princess of Wales Hospital into Bromsgrove. This, with the hourly 144, will restore two buses an ho...
by chason
13:27 Sunday 17th May 2020
Forum: Trains
Topic: 56103, etc!
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: 56103, etc!

Fascinating stuff. Many thanks Matt and Tim.
by chason
09:16 Thursday 7th May 2020
Forum: Trains
Topic: Crich Tramway Museum 31 August 2010.
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Crich Tramway Museum 31 August 2010.

A brilliant description, Tim and I agree with every word except I didn't have to stand to drive Liverpool 869 as It had the luxury of a wooden seat, I'd say quite unusual for a tram built in 1936. After service in Liverpool, it ran for about 5 years in Glasgow, being finally withdrawn in 1950. It wa...
by chason
09:30 Wednesday 6th May 2020
Forum: Trains
Topic: Crich Tramway Museum 31 August 2010.
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Crich Tramway Museum 31 August 2010.

chason wrote:
22:15 Tuesday 5th May 2020
Excellent photos, Tim. Two or three years ago I had a superb day driving Liverpool 869 at Crich. Quite an experience and totally enjoyable.
And just to prove it...….
by chason
22:15 Tuesday 5th May 2020
Forum: Trains
Topic: Crich Tramway Museum 31 August 2010.
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Crich Tramway Museum 31 August 2010.

Excellent photos, Tim. Two or three years ago I had a superb day driving Liverpool 869 at Crich. Quite an experience and totally enjoyable.
by chason
18:26 Thursday 16th April 2020
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Alexcars closes
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Alexcars closes

Very sad but only one of many to come, I suspect.
by chason
14:36 Sunday 5th April 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)
Replies: 53
Views: 8513

Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

I have a 0315 start Monday thanks to the Rail Replacement. Start with the 0438 from Great Malvern to Shrub Hill every day Monday to Friday. https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/sites/default/files/assets/download_ct/20200403/ZuBgtktNq8m1ZsXM3LWxUFx22ZNsVWqxgVhvfeNNrQA/hereford_-_worcester_rail_rep...
by chason
07:43 Friday 3rd April 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)
Replies: 53
Views: 8513

Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

So West Midlands Railway has announced more cuts from next week including the complete withdrawal of all services between Hereford and Worcester, this despite Great Western claiming that they had been assured that they would continue running local trains before withdrawing their services on the line...

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