Buses in Droitwich 6 & 7 December 2017.

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TimBrown
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Buses in Droitwich 6 & 7 December 2017.

Post by TimBrown » 19:28 Thursday 7th December 2017

Took a few photographs in a rather gloomy Droitwich this week including Diamond Darts on town services and First Worcester buses working 144 and 144A routes. Missed a shot of the Green Volvos but had a ride back to Worcester on 69435 which was tastefully refurbished internally. The bus pulled strongly so the Euro 6 conversion doesn't seem to have sapped any power, the auto gear changes were made at medium revs with none of the screaming of Enviro 300 or the StreetLite/StreetDeck trying to get into top gear at walking pace with all the low frequency vibration that causes! On the open road the Volvo went into a high gear ratio and gave a relaxed cruise at the legal limit; seemed ideal for a long stage carriage route like the 144.

Wednesday 6 December 2017;
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Thursday 7 December 2017;
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Adam V
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Re: Buses in Droitwich 6 & 7 December 2017.

Post by Adam V » 20:06 Thursday 7th December 2017

I keep meaning to have a ride on the 355 but still haven't got around to it. Last time i went on the route it was still the 22.

TimBrown
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Re: Buses in Droitwich 6 & 7 December 2017.

Post by TimBrown » 06:40 Friday 8th December 2017

Adam V wrote:
20:06 Thursday 7th December 2017
I keep meaning to have a ride on the 355 but still haven't got around to it. Last time i went on the route it was still the 22.
Worth a trip 'all round the houses', but be prepared for a vibro-massage ride when the Plaxton Primo exceeds 30 MPH on the open road!

MattW
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Re: Buses in Droitwich 6 & 7 December 2017.

Post by MattW » 16:24 Friday 8th December 2017

TimBrown wrote:
06:40 Friday 8th December 2017
, but be prepared for a vibro-massage ride when the Plaxton Primo exceeds 30 MPH on the open road!
Now I know why I've always like the Primo :twisted: :lol:

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