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by chason
09:17 Tuesday 16th January 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Conductors Whistles in Times Gone By
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Conductors Whistles in Times Gone By

There has been some correspondence in the excellent Classic Bus magazine about why some conductors in times gone by carried whistles. I have contributed the following but in case it's not printed, I thought it might be of some interest to Forum users to hear how the 'friendly' Midland Red sometimes ...
by chason
16:20 Monday 1st January 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.

Thanks for the first hand report, Tim. It doesn't sound as the new trains are particularly exciting from a passenger's point of view. I just don't understand why seating on trains (and buses too for that matter) can't be made more comfortable. I understand that they need to be hard wearing and durab...
by chason
09:39 Tuesday 26th December 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.

Thanks for those, Tim. A bit of snow and semaphore signals help make DMU's and even IEP's look far more interesting.
by chason
19:45 Sunday 10th December 2017
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Redditch bus station Thursday 7 December 2017.
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Redditch bus station Thursday 7 December 2017.

Diamond had a bad day in Walsall today!! http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/driver-saves-passengers-after-shocking-14012488 Mmm....not another! Am I right in thinking that more Diamond buses get consumed by fire than is the case with most operators and, if so, why? Is it a maintenance ...
by chason
08:42 Thursday 30th November 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Hereford depot 144 working
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Hereford depot 144 working

The 144 on Bank Holidays in the 1950's was a bus spotters dream with duplicates running every few minutes, some only to Worcester but many through to Great Malvern and some the entire route to Malvern Wells. I don't recall ever seeing a HD bus on the 144 in my time although it clearly must have happ...
by chason
09:23 Saturday 18th November 2017
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Kidderminster Depot
Replies: 28
Views: 2972

Re: Kidderminster Depot

As a postscript to the fuel leakage story, there's a picture on Facebook showing said incontinence pads and, BX07 KPP, the offending vehicle.

PS Sorry - only just seen the picture above!
by chason
08:43 Saturday 18th November 2017
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Kidderminster Depot
Replies: 28
Views: 2972

Re: Kidderminster Depot

[quote=ANDREW post_id=3526 time=1510736718 user_id=56] I heard this mentioned on the two pm news, I think that the No 2 service was mentioned and it appears that the "leak" went on for miles as opposed to yards . . . . so much so that a "gritting" lorry loaded with sand had to be utilised to contai...
by chason
18:59 Friday 17th November 2017
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Kidderminster Depot
Replies: 28
Views: 2972

Re: Kidderminster Depot

[quote=chason post_id=3524 time=1510687283 user_id=102] . . . . . . a Diamond bus caused havoc in the Kidderminster area by depositing leaking fuel on roads this morning. I heard this mentioned on the two pm news, I think that the No 2 service was mentioned and it appears that the "leak" went on fo...
by chason
19:21 Tuesday 14th November 2017
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Kidderminster Depot
Replies: 28
Views: 2972

Re: Kidderminster Depot

According to local radio, a Diamond bus caused havoc in the Kidderminster area by depositing leaking fuel on roads this morning, including outside the police station. It certainly seems that they do have maintenance problems in both Redditch and Kidderminster.
by chason
09:05 Saturday 4th November 2017
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Diamond in and around Bromsgrove.
Replies: 20
Views: 2393

Re: Diamond in and around Bromsgrove.

I see on Twitter, a Diamond bus was yesterday involved in a RTC with a light goods vehicle at the Kidderminster Road and Perryfields road junction in Bromsgrove. From the photo looks as though the bus has come off worst. It's an awful junction that needs traffic lights or a roundabout.

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