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by TimBrown
15:38 Thursday 21st February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.

I have found another Day Tour leaflet for week commencing Saturday 29th June 1963. Day Tours 29 June 1963 001.jpg Day Tours 29 June 1963 002.jpg I wonder where the Evening Circular Tour on M5 Motorway actually went, the Motorway had only been open for about 12 months; can't recall how far to the Sou...
by TimBrown
05:52 Thursday 21st February 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions
Replies: 281
Views: 26593

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Another question came to me as I saw a Nimrod liveried Citaro on a 35 working yesterday near The New Chequers; have I missed the promised promotion event, or has it been postponed until well after the next round of cuts bites from 24 February 2019? They had one at the depot while I was still workin...
by TimBrown
13:40 Wednesday 20th February 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions
Replies: 281
Views: 26593

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

64014 seen this morning around 08-45 at Green Lane route 32S terminus with engine cover open and two mechanics plus Transit recovery vehicle in attendance. Did a spare bus work the 07-55 into the City or was this area devoid of First Bus workings for two hours and five minutes (125 minutes in peak p...
by TimBrown
19:09 Tuesday 19th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Bus tickets from the 1950s and 1960s.
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Bus tickets from the 1950s and 1960s.

What a super collection covering almost all the different types of tickets of the period, including one of the auxiliary tickets used, I think, when the ticket machine had broken down. Most drivers hated the emergency tickets and would try all sorts of measures rather than use them, I was lucky eno...
by TimBrown
14:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Bus tickets from the 1950s and 1960s.
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Bus tickets from the 1950s and 1960s.

I have had most of these since childhood, ashamed to admit that many came from the ground picked up in the street in and around Worcester, and the waste paper bins in the gardens of St Andrew's Spire the 'Glover's Needle' :oops: A couple are dated 1956 so all things considered they are in remarkable...
by TimBrown
10:26 Sunday 17th February 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 'Streak' 60009 'Union of South Africa' at Shrub Hill Sat 25 Aug 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: 'Streak' 60009 'Union of South Africa' at Shrub Hill Sat 25 Aug 2018

Some very nice pictures, thanks Tim. I agree about the 'crunchie' livery. I thought it might grow on me but now I am getting used to it, I think it's even worse. One of the few things I think London Midland got right was its green and black livery which I thought was very smart and pleasing to the ...
by TimBrown
19:54 Saturday 16th February 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 'Streak' 60009 'Union of South Africa' at Shrub Hill Sat 25 Aug 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: 'Streak' 60009 'Union of South Africa' at Shrub Hill Sat 25 Aug 2018

It would appear that the mainline certificate for 60009 'Union of South Africa' does actually expire April 2019, so today, 16 February 2019, is a final farewell tour to Worcester Shrub Hill of this 82 year old locomotive. Though it never visited our City in BR days it has been a regular charter trai...
by TimBrown
18:58 Saturday 16th February 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 'Streak' 60009 'Union of South Africa' at Shrub Hill Sat 25 Aug 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: 'Streak' 60009 'Union of South Africa' at Shrub Hill Sat 25 Aug 2018

Wasn't expecting to see this - I wonder how useful this sign has been. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7862/47059740972_7321f7ace3_c.jpg Thanks for these shots, that Samaritans notice should be much bigger as there have been far too many successful suicides along this fast 100 MPH section - and the ...
by TimBrown
05:10 Saturday 16th February 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First MRW fleetlists 18 February 2007.
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: First MRW fleetlists 18 February 2007.

ex MRW wrote:
11:03 Friday 15th February 2019
Yes - these were official lists, produced by the Engineering Department.
Thanks, we can be sure now that the above is an authentic factual record.
by TimBrown
18:00 Friday 15th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.

I have a very distant and vague memory, when knee high to a grasshopper, of a Midland Red coach day trip to Aberystwyth which must have been on an OLR as there was a step in the window line midway along the coach; I don't remember any overheating problems on that trip, but if it was an OLR they had...

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