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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: 1352

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: 1352

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: 1352

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: 234

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: 5
Views: 209

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...
by TimBrown
16:11 Thursday 14th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.

My most memorable day trip by coach was in the mid 195O's to Barmouth in an ONC coach, the driver being very apologetic that such an old coach was provided but all the newer ones were required for the Three Counties Show, on at the same time. All went well until nearing Barmouth when climbing a lon...
by TimBrown
15:48 Thursday 14th February 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First MRW fleetlists 18 February 2007.
Replies: 2
Views: 234

First MRW fleetlists 18 February 2007.

I found some more paperwork that hasn't seen the light of day for some time which may be of interest, don't know how these came into my possession. Can anyone confirm if these are official company lists please? Big changes in twelve years; three depots closed and just a handful of the buses listed s...
by TimBrown
16:38 Wednesday 13th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.
Replies: 5
Views: 209

1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.

I am having a sort out and discovered this 55 year old leaflet amongst my collection which may be of interest. For those who never had to deal with imperial £. s. d, there used to be 12 pennies to the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound £. Therefore 16/- was 16 shillings or 80p in decimal and 7/6...
by TimBrown
11:37 Sunday 10th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Disabled and pensioner concessionary passes under threat
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Disabled and pensioner concessionary passes under threat

I ran the last 351 from Gloucester to Tewkesbury tonight. A little surprised to see a woman get on with an OAP Explorer ticket. Very little point to this ticket on a Saturday because the free pass does the same job. They are mostly only used in the week before 0930. Halfway round the route she was ...
by TimBrown
13:10 Saturday 9th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Disabled and pensioner concessionary passes under threat
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Disabled and pensioner concessionary passes under threat

Here is a link to Daily Mail article highlighting lack of Government funding of local councils for concessionary passes and marginal routes. Does it mean that bus passes are at risk? If so we can expect more heavy service cuts in this area in the not too distant future. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/n...

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