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by TimBrown
17:55 Monday 19th August 2019
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Bus Festival, Gaydon 18 Aug.2019 Part 4
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Bus Festival, Gaydon 18 Aug.2019 Part 4

Last, but by no means least, is a selection of some of the single deck buses and coaches at this museum site. The first photograph depicts some of the exhibits; much work has been done during the last twelve months to extend the parking facilities and hard standing and a large lake with seating alon...
by TimBrown
15:52 Monday 19th August 2019
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Bus Festival, Gaydon 18 Aug. 2019 Part 3
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Bus Festival, Gaydon 18 Aug. 2019 Part 3

These pictures are mainly of rear- engined double-decker buses. Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 036.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 049.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 050.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 051.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 052.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 A...
by TimBrown
13:34 Monday 19th August 2019
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Bus festival, Gaydon 18 Aug. 2019 Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Bus festival, Gaydon 18 Aug. 2019 Part 2

This set of photos comprises half-cab and elderly buses and coaches. Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 002.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 003.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 011.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 015.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 022.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon...
by TimBrown
12:05 Monday 19th August 2019
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Bus Festival, Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 Part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Bus Festival, Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 Part 1

These pictures have a Midland Red connection. Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 057.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 061.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 125.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 072.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 038.JPG Buses Festival Gaydon 18 Aug 2019 080.JPG Bu...
by TimBrown
12:07 Thursday 15th August 2019
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Streetlite SK19 EYP
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Streetlite SK19 EYP

Wright Streetlite SK19 EYP working 303 this morning in Crowngate bus station. Snatched shot just before it departed. Is this owned by Rotala or a demonstrator to cover warranty claims? Worcester 15 August 2019 002.JPG Also took this picture in Foregate Street of two delivery vans blocking the incomi...
by TimBrown
08:26 Thursday 15th August 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Trenitalia awarded West Coast franchise
Replies: 1
Views: 150

First Trenitalia awarded West Coast franchise

Whilst not bus related, this award of West Coast franchise might bring about a change of direction at board level and possible withdrawal of First bus operation 'for sale' notice! Attached link has details of the rail deal; https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/passenger/single-view/view/first-trenita...
by TimBrown
09:52 Sunday 11th August 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Double Deckers
Replies: 21
Views: 3314

Re: Double Deckers

I would love us to have some DDs in Salt Road livery (or the same green livery), but ideally upgraded to Euro 6 emissions control for use, sooner or later, in B'ham... I think some Gold E400 MMC or newer versions of E400 Scanias would look nice on this route. :lol: Or National Express West Midlands...
by TimBrown
08:56 Thursday 8th August 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: BR 70000 'Britannia'
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: BR 70000 'Britannia'

Thanks Matt for posting evocative photo and sharing the video - I wasn't able to get to Hereford to see it as I was at Selly Oak having the leg serviced yesterday.
'Britannia' was moving at fair old pace (seemed to be close to, or in excess of, 75 MPH allowed speed) and looked immaculate.
by TimBrown
13:20 Monday 22nd July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 13621

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

TimBrown wrote:
11:07 Monday 22nd July 2019
Thanks for setting my misconceptions straight!
Meanwhile this report appeared in the Business & Money supplement of The Sunday Telegraph yesterday Sunday 21 July 2019. Yet another twist in the tale!
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by TimBrown
11:07 Monday 22nd July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 13621

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

Thanks for setting my misconceptions straight!

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