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by TimBrown
10:03 Monday 15th January 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 66305
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: 66305

It had a gearbox change over the Christmas holidays and went back into service. I think it lasted about half a day before it expired in Crowngate. I was in town just after Christmas (or was it just after New Year?) and saw it working into Crowngate bus station, possibly on a 35, but didn't have my ...
by TimBrown
09:12 Monday 15th January 2018
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: New operator Finesse Travel on stage carriage 2018.
Replies: 2
Views: 47

New operator Finesse Travel on stage carriage 2018.

I apologise for repeating two photographs of Optare Solo YN03 ZWA on this website, but wondered if it had been missed under the Diamond Redditch bus station section as there have been no comments, favourable, or otherwise, so far! A new operator in Worcestershire, possibly new to stage carriage work...
by TimBrown
11:52 Saturday 13th January 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.

Here are a few photographs taken on Saturday morning 13 January 2018 of a Pathfinder charter train 'The Severn Aggregator' hauled by DBS 66230. This locomotive is clean and tidy as it has only recently been repainted in the red livery of this German based operator. Most of its stablemates are in a f...
by TimBrown
17:25 Friday 12th January 2018
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Kidderminster bus station Thursday 7 December 2017.
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Kidderminster bus station Thursday 7 December 2017.

Here are a few more photographs taken at Kidderminster bus station on Thursday morning 11 January 2018. 11 January 2018 Kidderminster 008.jpg [attachment=7]11 January 2018 Kidderminster 001.jpg [/attachment] 11 January 2018 Kidderminster 002.jpg [attachment=5]11 January 2018 Kidderminster 003.jpg [/...
by TimBrown
19:53 Thursday 11th January 2018
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Redditch bus station Thursday 11 January 2018.
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Redditch bus station Thursday 11 January 2018.

Here are some pictures of Diamond buses working out of Redditch bus station today Thursday 11 January 2018. Apologies if I have duplicated some of buses photographed in 2017, but this batch have good clear destinations showing (except the Solo!) 11 January 2018 Redditch 032.jpg [attachment=8]11 Janu...
by TimBrown
19:08 Thursday 11th January 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Bromsgrove bus station 11 January 2018.
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Bromsgrove bus station 11 January 2018.

First Midland Red 32066 KP51 VZO is pictured entering Bromsgrove bus station en route from Catshill to Worcester. 11 January 2018 Bromsgrove 037.jpg [attachment=2]11 January 2018 Bromsgrove 038.jpg [/attachment] Newly repainted and refurbished 69452 is seen arriving from Worcester en route to Catshi...
by TimBrown
18:57 Thursday 11th January 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 110

PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Clearway Mercedes Benz Vario PEZ 3058 amazingly still at work today Thursday 11 January 2018 on the Charford local service. It was originally Midland Red West 546 reg no. S546 RWP and subsequently First Midland Red 52546, in which guise it was the last bus I ever drove! This 'vintage' midi-bus, in i...
by TimBrown
09:24 Monday 8th January 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.

1 class 800 diagram in operation at the moment on weekdays. Booked through Worcester Shrub Hill at 0921, 1015, 1641 and 1733. Another 1 should be in operation next week. Operationally they are very awkward especially when using a wheelchair ramp or loading cycles. The 1st Class section is very disa...
by TimBrown
13:49 Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.
Replies: 10
Views: 418

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 dura...
by TimBrown
19:33 Sunday 31st December 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Worcester Shrub Hill in December 2017.

I should be despatching the first Class 800 in service at Worcester on Sunday. It's planned to be on the 1728 to Paddington. Hopefully it will be running! 800011 made the first public service with a Class 800 through Worcester working Paddington to Hereford train. I took a ride from Worcester to He...

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