Double Deckers

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DD12
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Re: Double Deckers

Post by DD12 » 23:16 Saturday 28th September 2019

This is the one that appeared on the "full" 144 to Brum last Monday, and thanks to the notification from Matt.W, and checking the tracker, -- I see it did the early AM X50 every day on Monday to Friday.

With the daytime 44 being reduced from 4 per hour to 3, in a couple of weeks, perhaps one StreetDeck will permanently be doing other services. (They already get taken off the Malvern services whenever they are needed elsewhere, anyway).

-- a bit worrying to learn that the rear "promo" has been removed though -- that raises the spectre that we could lose 35157 (at least) although the MD was reported as saying we would keep the StreetDecks, so perhaps it's going to receive decoration etc. for the X50 ?

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by Charliedaffin » 09:51 Sunday 29th September 2019

Thanks Dd12, i do hope we don't loose her. Although a theory i came up with is that she could possibly be receiving a new Malvern's livery soon which could be what the new mercs use aswell? This is unlikely but we can only hope :lol: 🤞

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by willr7 » 10:43 Sunday 29th September 2019

My thoughts are it could be earmarked for use on the new 45 service which is replacing the 44 between Worcester & County Hall. Maybe it will feature new branding for this? And maybe the 45 could extend to the Parkway which should be open before the end of the year? :?

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by Charliedaffin » 16:39 Thursday 3rd October 2019

I saw her running nis down tge a44 today and managed to get a picture
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Re: Double Deckers

Post by DD12 » 17:04 Wednesday 27th November 2019

A treat for me today, was seeing two non-WR deckers at the depot.
One was 32627 ( - "a welcome return"), - in Potteries route 25 livery.

I don't know the identity of the other one, as I could only just see it ( - inside), but it's probably the one that Mechwr26 is working-on.

I guess that 32627 is also here for maintenance work, however this coming Saturday there should be a peak demand for DDs, -- -- the Victorian Fair service 910, the Rugby services, and some on the "full" 144 ( - because of the rail strike), -- --
so you never know, it might even see service ?!?!

;)

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by bmmoboy » 11:45 Thursday 28th November 2019

32627 is at Worcester for repairs to a hole in the roof following an argument with a tree.

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by DD12 » 12:39 Thursday 28th November 2019

bmmoboy wrote:
11:45 Thursday 28th November 2019
32627 is at Worcester for repairs to a hole in the roof following an argument with a tree.
Thanks BMMO boy ! -- -- I shall not bother to look-out for it then !

A few years ago, when it was at WR, I was extremely lucky to ride it on the Worcester - Evesham service via Wyre Piddle and Fladbury ( - the 551, I believe) -- -- extremely rare use of a DD.
When it went around the houses at Drakes Broughton it received an almighty blow as it hit a tree branch ( - near the shops).
Amazingly, nothing broke, -- but it feels quite appropriate ( - to me), that WR is doing this repair !!
:)

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by DD12 » 10:55 Saturday 30th November 2019

I've just seen on the tracker, that 32627 is being used on the 910, so I hope there isn't any trapped rainwater leaking into the upper deck !!

Also shown on the tracker, on the 910, are 3 StreetDecks from Leicester, and our coach 20611.

(That's the first time I've seen one of our coaches on the tracker, and so I assume it can be legally used on the Park + Ride),

Crowngate, and the Victorian Fayre might be worth a visit this afternoon !

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by Charliedaffin » 11:11 Saturday 30th November 2019

Im going on for a ride
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Re: Double Deckers

Post by Charliedaffin » 11:43 Saturday 30th November 2019

Just seen 32627
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