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by chason
08:44 Thursday 31st August 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Leyland National 658
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Leyland National 658

Looks superb and, although Nationals were not my favourite buses to travel in, very glad it has been preserved, as they did play a significant part in bus development and in their era were to be found all over the country but none looked smarter than in Midland Red West livery. Looking at 658 today,...
by chason
09:22 Wednesday 16th August 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn service changes ??
Replies: 107
Views: 3624

Re: Autumn service changes ??

I got quite excited when I heard that there might be an X44 and/or an X43! A revival of the motorway express service perhaps? Memories came flooding back of many exhilerating journeys, particularly for me on a Saturday when many of the departures would be duplicated. But then I guess, if ever they w...
by chason
09:40 Sunday 13th August 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn service changes ??
Replies: 107
Views: 3624

Re: Autumn service changes ??

DD12 wrote:
20:52 Friday 11th August 2017
A brilliant lot of info from you Adam ! - Thanks very much.

- one doesn't find this kind of interesting detail and insight on other bus forums ! :)
Agreed - a fascinating insight into the workings of the industry these days. Thank you.
by chason
22:03 Monday 24th July 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: 68004 'Rapid' hauling Bristol to Carlisle Charter 22 July 2017.
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: 68004 'Rapid' hauling Bristol to Carlisle Charter 22 July 2017.

Thanks for that, Tim, particularly for the facts and figures and also the info about the recent and impending studies. As far as Shrub Hill is concerned, I'm obviously a little out of date as I wasn't aware that there had been some recent painting. But it clearly needs rather more than that for it t...
by chason
09:16 Monday 24th July 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: 68004 'Rapid' hauling Bristol to Carlisle Charter 22 July 2017.
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: 68004 'Rapid' hauling Bristol to Carlisle Charter 22 July 2017.

Thanks for the nice pictures but every time I see Shrub Hill, I wonder just how its been allowed to get in such a state and for such a long time too. What first time visitors by train to the city must think, I don't know. With Foregate St being the busier of the two stations and now Worcester Parkwa...
by chason
08:52 Friday 30th June 2017
Forum: Yeomans / Lugg Valley
Topic: Herefordshire's Rural Buses
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Herefordshire's Rural Buses

Some of you may be aware that the MP for Hereford + South Herefordshire - Jesse Norman - is tipped as likely to be the new BUSES minister. I also THOUGHT I read somewhere that he is keen to halt the decline of rural bus services ( - But I cannot find any reference to that, now). Par for the course ...
by chason
09:01 Thursday 22nd June 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: Deltic D9009 'Alycidon' on charter through Worcester Saturday 17 June 2017.
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Deltic D9009 'Alycidon' on charter through Worcester Saturday 17 June 2017.

Thanks for the fact sheet, Tim - it would have been useful if they'd distributed it on the charter . I went to Kingswear and back on another charter behind the same loco a couple of years ago. We were in the first coach on the return with the windows open as most wanted to get the full sound effects...
by chason
08:48 Thursday 22nd June 2017
Forum: Commandery Coaches
Topic: Two new coaches with 17 registration numbers.
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Two new coaches with 17 registration numbers.

I'm not sure it's for a school contract as it seems to be there in the holidays as well. I believe the driver lives in Upton and it's just a mutually convenient arrangement all round.
by chason
09:10 Wednesday 21st June 2017
Forum: Commandery Coaches
Topic: Two new coaches with 17 registration numbers.
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Two new coaches with 17 registration numbers.

My wife belongs to a club that has used Commandery Coaches for day trips and UK holidays for a number of years. Their coaches as Tim remarks are always very smart and well turned out and they seem to be very reliable and efficient. I recall a few years ago they had a contract with nPower from their ...
by chason
19:57 Sunday 18th June 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: Deltic D9009 'Alycidon' on charter through Worcester Saturday 17 June 2017.
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Deltic D9009 'Alycidon' on charter through Worcester Saturday 17 June 2017.

Thanks for the splendid photos. Mrs Chason and I were lucky enough to be on the train living it up in Premier Class with a splendid cooked breakfast, 'light' lunch and a four course dinner. Eating so much without exercise and on a roasting hot day has taken its toll and today has been one of recover...

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