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by chason
18:59 Friday 17th November 2017
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Kidderminster Depot
Replies: 36
Views: 9796

Re: Kidderminster Depot

. . . . . . a Diamond bus caused havoc in the Kidderminster area by depositing leaking fuel on roads this morning. I heard this mentioned on the two pm news, I think that the No 2 service was mentioned and it appears that the "leak" went on for miles as opposed to yards . . . . so much so that a "g...
by chason
19:21 Tuesday 14th November 2017
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Kidderminster Depot
Replies: 36
Views: 9796

Re: Kidderminster Depot

According to local radio, a Diamond bus caused havoc in the Kidderminster area by depositing leaking fuel on roads this morning, including outside the police station. It certainly seems that they do have maintenance problems in both Redditch and Kidderminster.
by chason
09:05 Saturday 4th November 2017
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Diamond in and around Bromsgrove.
Replies: 23
Views: 6610

Re: Diamond in and around Bromsgrove.

I see on Twitter, a Diamond bus was yesterday involved in a RTC with a light goods vehicle at the Kidderminster Road and Perryfields road junction in Bromsgrove. From the photo looks as though the bus has come off worst. It's an awful junction that needs traffic lights or a roundabout.
by chason
08:59 Wednesday 1st November 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: 'Royal Scot' on Charter at Worcester 28 Oct. 2017.
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

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

Do you know I had completely forgotton about the Devonian being sometimes Patriot hauled although I still believe it was more usually a Jubilee. I can remember the slightly odd difference in routing between south and northbound trains because my grandparents lived in Leeds and when I used to go and ...
by chason
08:46 Wednesday 1st November 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 52
Views: 19609

Re: DD12 Revival

I'd echo DD12's comments.

A fine looking vehicle indeed and it doesn't look at all dated to me.
by chason
08:40 Wednesday 1st November 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "Refreshed 144" !
Replies: 99
Views: 22513

Re: "Refreshed 144" !

As someone brought up in Worcestershire, I was always led to believe that all "proper" buses were red. True in Malvern, there was the occasional sight of Bristol 'blue' (never could quite work that one out!) green buses but they looked very drab and uninspiring compared to the local fleet. However, ...
by chason
09:08 Tuesday 31st October 2017
Forum: Trains
Topic: 'Royal Scot' on Charter at Worcester 28 Oct. 2017.
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

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: 1572

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: 1084

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: 3120

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...

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