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by chason
19:30 Monday 15th October 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 100 Years of 144 celebration 15 October 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: 100 Years of 144 celebration 15 October 2014

Brilliant photos, Tim, thank you. Also I couldn't agree more about keeping the 144 route number. In some ways only a shadow of its former self but will always be known in the area as the 144. and to change it would seem utterly pointless.
by chason
09:39 Sunday 14th October 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Padmore Street in 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Padmore Street in 1985

That's very kind, DD12, but it would have to be one of the smallest books ever written! Sadly, in my late teens, my interest in buses waned somewhat in favour of railways and the last days of steam. Some years later my bus interest revived but not before all my bus memorabilia, timetables etc as wel...
by chason
20:23 Saturday 13th October 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Padmore Street in 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Padmore Street in 1985

Amazing how many services were operated by what I would class as coaches, not service buses. Mind you it was a long time ago - I was 5 :lol: Passengers used to like it when a DP turned up on a service. It was classy..... Yes it was. Mind you, I can remember in the 1950's, to cover a shortage of sin...
by chason
08:43 Monday 1st October 2018
Forum: Kev's Cars and Coaches
Topic: Kevs on the 318.
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Kevs on the 318.

An elderly friend who has had to give up driving in the last few years living at Fairfield and totally dependent on buses tells me that Kev's is the best operator he has come across with drivers friendly, considerate and helpful, buses clean and comfortable and the service reliable and punctual.
by chason
08:05 Sunday 30th September 2018
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnsons in the news
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Johnsons in the news

I don't know about this particular location but we have recently holidayed in Norfolk and I can vouch for the fact that roadworks along several miles of the A14 in the Cambridge area are horrendous. On our way there the A14 was closed for the weekend in one place and, although the advance warning si...
by chason
09:12 Tuesday 26th June 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Eurostar Service
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Eurostar Service

Avignon is a very historic city with an ancient wall completely encompassing it. The 'pier' is what remains of the ancient bridge across the Rhone, made famous by the song "Sur le Pont d'Avignon" which I guess most people of my vintage learned at school. There's also a papal palace because 7 popes i...
by chason
09:27 Monday 25th June 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Eurostar Service
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Eurostar Service

Went with Johnsons last week on a holiday to the South of France based in Avignon. A somewhat complicated itinerary involved the tour coach going the whole way empty, apart from carrying our luggage, on the two day journey to Avignon with us having a different Johnsons coach to take us for an overni...
by chason
08:22 Saturday 2nd June 2018
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: any new vehicles due
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Re: any new vehicles due

Johnsons have posted a video on Facebook showing their two new Scania Finesse 53 seat coaches - YP18 SUX and YP18 SUY. (When I see registrations like the latter I still think of them as being Worcestershire and I guess I always will! Remember AB, NP, UY and WP?)
by chason
20:04 Friday 1st June 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 52
Views: 19454

Re: DD12 Revival

Fear not about the layout - they zoom up very well and I'm sure I'm not the only on who finds them of great interest. Many thanks.
by chason
09:09 Wednesday 16th May 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: First Worcester Summer Excursions
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: First Worcester Summer Excursions

A welcome initiative and I hope it pays off. The E1 reminds me a bit of the Sunday Evening 'mystery' trips from Malvern in the 1950's. They always went to Gloucester and usually the same pub, the mystery being which of the two or three routes would they take to get there but the regulars wouldn't ha...

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