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by chason
09:15 Thursday 15th November 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: New round of disposals and transfers-out.
Replies: 29
Views: 3814

Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Ok, I’m just gonna throw this out there, will we be getting new buses to operate a possible route to the new train station I'm glad I'm not the only one who is wondering what will happen (in terms of buses/routes) when the new Station opens. :D :lol: Is it still scheduled for an 'Early' 2019 openin...
by chason
14:41 Sunday 4th November 2018
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: New Coaches On Order
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

New Coaches On Order

Along with 500 others on ten coaches, I attended the launch of Johnsons new holiday brochure at the National Memorial Arboretum yesterday. During the presentation, director John Johnson revealed that two new coaches had been ordered for delivery next April. He didn't say what make but the recent int...
by chason
00:07 Wednesday 31st October 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: New Mercedes
Replies: 73
Views: 8847

Re: New Mercedes

Like other enthusiasts, I find the variety of liveries now appearing of great interest but I do wonder whether the average passenger really cares a jot or, in many cases even notices or understands why his or her bus wears a particular livery. My feeling is that their main concern is still that ther...
by chason
14:11 Monday 29th October 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Twilight Running at Wythall Saturday 27 October 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Twilight Running at Wythall Saturday 27 October 2018

Pretty good, I'd say, considering the state of the weather. Generally speaking, I prefer the more natural shots than the posed ones in the sort of perfect weather which we very rarely get anyway. Thanks, Tim.
by chason
19:30 Monday 15th October 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 100 Years of 144 celebration 15 October 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

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: 2114

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: 2114

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: 1866

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: 1490

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: 584

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...

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