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by chason
09:08 Tuesday 31st October 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: 'Royal Scot' on Charter at Worcester 28 Oct. 2017.
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: 'Royal Scot' on Charter at Worcester 28 Oct. 2017.

Sorry, Tim - just realised I thanked the wrong person for the Royal Scot photos. They reminded me a bit of my trips to Shrub Hill in the late 1950's and early 60's to see The Devonian (Bradford to Paignton train) which used to call at around 2:15 pm I think. It was usually hauled by a Jubilee, the o...
by chason
09:39 Sunday 29th October 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: 'Royal Scot' on Charter at Worcester 28 Oct. 2017.
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: 'Royal Scot' on Charter at Worcester 28 Oct. 2017.

Thanks for some excellent pictures of a fine locomotive, Adam. I particularly liked the one at Shrub Hill with the semaphore signals (although of course the loco would have been more familiar with upper quadrant, rather than those of the GWR lower variety!). The picture with the lush weed strewn tra...
by chason
08:37 Saturday 14th October 2017
Forum: Planes
Topic: Bombardier Dash 8
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Bombardier Dash 8

We travelled on a Dash from Birmingham to the Isle of Man and back a couple of years ago and I agree with the comments of the two Adams. Mind you we almost didn't make it as the tow bar on the tug collided with the front of the aircraft as it was hitching up. A loud bang and quite a judder indicated...
by chason
17:51 Wednesday 11th October 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Midland Red Calendar 1936 (inc. route map of destinations serviced)
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Midland Red Calendar 1936 (inc. route map of destinations serviced)

I can remember in the 1950's, Midland Red producing a fairly plain office type calendar, I assume mainly for their own use but they were also available I think free of charge if you asked nicely in one of the local enquiry offices, as we did in Richmond Road, Malvern Link. They also produced for man...
by chason
08:52 Friday 6th October 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Ten Trip Ticket.
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Ten Trip Ticket.

AdamH wrote:
19:51 Thursday 5th October 2017
Good to hear you have got something back. Although it still doesn't solve the problem of what you need to buy once the vouchers are all used up.
And not really fair on those unlucky customers who don't have the good fortune to be readers of this Forum!
by chason
08:48 Friday 6th October 2017
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: C1 college service.
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: C1 college service.

I believe Johnsons have their own body shop so no real excuse for the condition back in 2012 but, in fairness, their buses, from a distance at least, do generally seem to be in pretty good condition Admittedly I don't travel on their buses very often but I haven't really come across any which I woul...
by chason
08:58 Wednesday 4th October 2017
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: C1 college service.
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: C1 college service.

[quote=ANDREW post_id=3169 time=1506963668 user_id=56] That is correct, in the mid-eighties, Bromsgrove College as it was then known, acquired a Bedford / Plaxton coach - ENM 1 T [new to Smith of Tring] to operate this service, it was maintained by Worcestershire County Council at either its Warndo...
by chason
08:44 Thursday 31st August 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Leyland National 658
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Leyland National 658

Looks superb and, although Nationals were not my favourite buses to travel in, very glad it has been preserved, as they did play a significant part in bus development and in their era were to be found all over the country but none looked smarter than in Midland Red West livery. Looking at 658 today,...
by chason
09:22 Wednesday 16th August 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn service changes ??
Replies: 141
Views: 8163

Re: Autumn service changes ??

I got quite excited when I heard that there might be an X44 and/or an X43! A revival of the motorway express service perhaps? Memories came flooding back of many exhilerating journeys, particularly for me on a Saturday when many of the departures would be duplicated. But then I guess, if ever they w...
by chason
09:40 Sunday 13th August 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn service changes ??
Replies: 141
Views: 8163

Re: Autumn service changes ??

DD12 wrote:
20:52 Friday 11th August 2017
A brilliant lot of info from you Adam ! - Thanks very much.

- one doesn't find this kind of interesting detail and insight on other bus forums ! :)
Agreed - a fascinating insight into the workings of the industry these days. Thank you.

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