33401 etc.

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willr7
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Re: 33401 etc.

Post by willr7 » 18:36 Saturday 21st November 2020

DD12 wrote:
18:28 Saturday 21st November 2020
Someone on facebook has posted a photo of two of our Tridents apparently on their way to Essex --
and 33401 + 3 have been removed from the tracker fleetlist for WR / FMR.

I am very sad to be losing the Tridents -- my favourite buses for 16 years :cry:

( - I wish they had been going to Cornwall instead, so that I could still see them on holidays).
Very sad news :cry: With the other 3 said to be following soon!
Although, 33404 hasn't been out in a month... :shock: Hopefully she will be able to spend her last days 'in service' at WR before her departure!

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Re: 33401 etc.

Post by MattW » 19:07 Saturday 21st November 2020

Still several of the 2002 Presidents down here Kim, on main services not just school stuff.

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Re: 33401 etc.

Post by DD12 » 20:19 Saturday 21st November 2020

MattW wrote:
19:07 Saturday 21st November 2020
Still several of the 2002 Presidents down here Kim, on main services not just school stuff.
Yes, thanks Matt, -- have you moved there permanently now, or just holidaying again ??

My favourite DD ride there is Helston - Penzance.

I also did a very nice Western Greyhound DD ride -- Wadebridge - Exeter (510 ?), but I don't know if Stagecoach currently have an equivalent DD route.
:)

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Re: 33401 etc.

Post by DD12 » 20:57 Saturday 21st November 2020

DD12 wrote:
20:19 Saturday 21st November 2020
MattW wrote:
19:07 Saturday 21st November 2020
Still several of the 2002 Presidents down here Kim, on main services not just school stuff.
Yes, thanks Matt, -- have you moved there permanently now, or just holidaying again ?


Whoops, sorry Matt, - just thought about that question, and perhaps you'd better not answer it !! :oops:

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Re: 33401 etc.

Post by AdamH » 10:02 Sunday 22nd November 2020

It's OK, he's not on an illegal holiday, he moved there fulltime as soon as the first lockdown ended.

Meanwhile, the transfer if the Tridents to Essex has been planed for months, if not years, so it's not like you didn't have time to say goodbye! :lol:

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Re: 33401 etc.

Post by ANDREW » 11:36 Sunday 22nd November 2020

AdamH wrote:
10:02 Sunday 22nd November 2020
Meanwhile, the transfer if the Tridents to Essex has been planed for months, if not years, so it's not like you didn't have time to say goodbye! :lol:
Remind me please , why are "Essex" so keen on our Tridents ??? I have just checked and they already have quite a few . . . . :ugeek:

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Re: 33401 etc.

Post by MattW » 12:01 Sunday 22nd November 2020

:lol:
No Adams right, I am here permanently now :lol:

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Re: 33401 etc.

Post by AdamH » 13:07 Sunday 22nd November 2020

ANDREW wrote:
11:36 Sunday 22nd November 2020
AdamH wrote:
10:02 Sunday 22nd November 2020
Meanwhile, the transfer if the Tridents to Essex has been planed for months, if not years, so it's not like you didn't have time to say goodbye! :lol:
Remind me please , why are "Essex" so keen on our Tridents ??? I have just checked and they already have quite a few . . . . :ugeek:
Maybe that's the reason. If they can stick to one type it saves a lot of money on training and parts.

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Re: 33401 etc.

Post by ANDREW » 16:44 Sunday 22nd November 2020

AdamH wrote:
13:07 Sunday 22nd November 2020
Maybe that's the reason. If they can stick to one type it saves a lot of money on training and parts.
That seems logical. Just looked again at a fleet-list for First Essex and they have 32640/1/2. Could they come in the opposite direction ?? Oh , better check to see if they have any Citaro's ! LOL ! :o

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Re: 33401 etc.

Post by willr7 » 19:25 Sunday 22nd November 2020

ANDREW wrote:
16:44 Sunday 22nd November 2020
AdamH wrote:
13:07 Sunday 22nd November 2020
Maybe that's the reason. If they can stick to one type it saves a lot of money on training and parts.
That seems logical. Just looked again at a fleet-list for First Essex and they have 32640/1/2. Could they come in the opposite direction ?? Oh , better check to see if they have any Citaro's ! LOL ! :o
Good spot! Along with 32643 from Potteries, that would replace our fleet of 7 older deckers nicely!
Although, I would imagine our Tridents are to replace some of there older 2001/2002 Presidents, so 32640/1/2 probably won’t be available for us. Unless there plan is to ship out there B7TLs to standardise there fleet :?

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