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by TimBrown
10:26 Friday 30th October 2020
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020

My brother had one which he bought second hand in the late 1950s and which as a young teenager I was allowed to help him clean and occasionally ride in. He had it for three years or so before trading it in for a new Ford Anglia (one of the ones with the inverted rear window). More practical and com...
by TimBrown
11:03 Thursday 29th October 2020
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020

I meant to post this photograph of MG TC Midget FAK 57 new in 1947. Realise it isn't a bus but it is a lovely fully restored roadworthy vintage motor worth a lot of money and it was on static display at the Twilight event;
25 October 2020 Wythall 035.JPG
by TimBrown
10:49 Thursday 29th October 2020
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Coniston Coaches licences revoked.
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Coniston Coaches licences revoked.

I wonder if this article from February helps: https://cbwmagazine.com/coniston-coaches-to-end-all-worcestershire-county-council-contracts/ Could be that the health of the companies founder had an impact on the way the business ran or maybe we could start a conspiracy theory that this is sour grapes...
by TimBrown
05:48 Wednesday 28th October 2020
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Coniston Coaches licences revoked.
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Coniston Coaches licences revoked.

According to attached Kidderminster Shuttle article, Coniston Coaches licences revoked because of indifferent maintenance, lack of safety checks and documentation discrepancies.

https://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/ ... spections/
by TimBrown
10:02 Monday 26th October 2020
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Twilight Running Day Pt II at Wythall 25 Oct. 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Twilight Running Day Pt II at Wythall 25 Oct. 2020

Thanks Tim ! - I particularly like the side view of JOJ707, and the ( "three-quarters rear" ?? ) view of the Sheffield VR. I assume that the latter is an East Lancs body, and that these were unique in having a rear "bustle" rather than being "faired-in" ? Plenty of room for corrections there :D It ...
by TimBrown
05:49 Monday 26th October 2020
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020

The "side-on" view of 3744 is interesting in that the long rear window makes it look like it's one of the post-war saloons that had been lengthened when the new legislation allowed, but the website doesn't say that, - it says 29' 3" from new, so apparently not ! I very much look forward to taking a...
by TimBrown
19:26 Sunday 25th October 2020
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Twilight Running Day Pt II at Wythall 25 Oct. 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Twilight Running Day Pt II at Wythall 25 Oct. 2020

Here are some more photographs of buses and coaches giving rides at the Twilight Running Day on 25 October 2020; 25 October 2020 Wythall 028.JPG 25 October 2020 Wythall 040.JPG 25 October 2020 Wythall 073.JPG 25 October 2020 Wythall 031.JPG 25 October 2020 Wythall 032.JPG 25 October 2020 Wythall 036...
by TimBrown
19:01 Sunday 25th October 2020
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020

Made my first visit to a preservation event today at Wythall where the Transport Museum ran an excellent Twilight Running day. Weather was sunny with a very heavy shower in the afternoon. S12 3744 NHA 744 was back on the road which was good to see ; 25 October 2020 Wythall 003.JPG 25 October 2020 Wy...
by TimBrown
15:07 Tuesday 20th October 2020
Forum: Trains
Topic: Welshpool & Llanfair narrow gauge 26 May 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Welshpool & Llanfair narrow gauge 26 May 2009

Some snaps taken on a trip to the Welshpool & Llanfair narrow gauge railway on 26 May 2009 organised by the late Robin Peart. It is one of the few railways that you can ride in the open balcony at the end of some of the coaches and a picture shows the late Billy Ewins a very long serving mechanic at...
by TimBrown
05:22 Monday 19th October 2020
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Shropshire & Staffordshire Road Run
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Shropshire & Staffordshire Road Run

I would have enjoyed popping out to watch that. Thanks for the photos. Yes , thanks for sharing the photos. Good to see the D7 recovery vehicle out and about and all the Midland Red buses and coaches too. Also surprised to see that splendid SMT (Scottish Motor Traction) double-decker J66, a 1942 bu...

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