Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

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Re: Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

Post by SEVERNLINK » 23:29 Saturday 22nd July 2017

Ex First MX06AEB noted on the Charfords today :shock: could this spell the end for the infamous PEZ ??

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Re: Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

Post by AdamH » 17:56 Sunday 23rd July 2017

Oh I'll have to look out for that.

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Re: Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

Post by MattW » 19:42 Sunday 23rd July 2017

Yay a Primo 8-) ;)

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Re: Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

Post by DD12 » 20:52 Sunday 23rd July 2017

MattW wrote:
19:42 Sunday 23rd July 2017
Yay a Primo 8-) ;)
Well spotted Matt ! - I had not spotted it was ex First 57000 - originating with Truronian !

IF I'm right in thinking that KEV's primo(s) are based in Bromsgrove, then maybe there should be a merger !

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Re: Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

Post by SEVERNLINK » 00:27 Monday 24th July 2017

Was driving down the Worcester Road and could see an E300 on a 144/A at the stop by the Court Leet pub and could see something a bit strange behind.A bit surprised to see 99 on the display as I got closer.

Coming home several hours later down Rock Hill saw it again but a bit far away as it turned into Charford Road.Looked like it had some sort of writing on the side a rear.Livery mostly white with a bit of pale blue.

Did a quick image search to see it was an ex First vehicle.

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Re: Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

Post by ANDREW » 13:40 Monday 24th July 2017

SEVERNLINK wrote:
00:27 Monday 24th July 2017
Did a quick image search to see it was an ex First vehicle.
There look to be plenty of pictures on Flickr. Last operated by First at Bath, then to Somerbus as a dealer,then to Gard of Ringwood for use on a town service in Ringwood. Will have to have a look for it next time I venture into Bromsgrove. :shock:

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Re: Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

Post by SEVERNLINK » 21:26 Monday 24th July 2017

ANDREW wrote:
13:40 Monday 24th July 2017
SEVERNLINK wrote:
00:27 Monday 24th July 2017
Did a quick image search to see it was an ex First vehicle.
There look to be plenty of pictures on Flickr. Last operated by First at Bath, then to Somerbus as a dealer,then to Gard of Ringwood for use on a town service in Ringwood. Will have to have a look for it next time I venture into Bromsgrove. :shock:
Didn't venture out myself today otherwise would've looked out for it again in case it was a one off and just borrowed from somewhere.Will certainly miss seeing 'PEZ' around town if this is the end of the road for it :cry:

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Re: Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

Post by DD12 » 21:34 Monday 24th July 2017

SEVERNLINK wrote:
21:26 Monday 24th July 2017
ANDREW wrote:
13:40 Monday 24th July 2017


There look to be plenty of pictures on Flickr. Last operated by First at Bath, then to Somerbus as a dealer,then to Gard of Ringwood for use on a town service in Ringwood. Will have to have a look for it next time I venture into Bromsgrove. :shock:
Didn't venture out myself today otherwise would've looked out for it again in case it was a one off and just borrowed from somewhere.Will certainly miss seeing 'PEZ' around town if this is the end of the road for it :cry:
My IMPRESSION is that the Primos are so rough-running (unreliable??) that operators are passing them around like hot potatoes -
someone might be well-advised to hang onto PEZ !

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Re: Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

Post by ANDREW » 16:13 Tuesday 25th July 2017

It is a Wheeler/Clearway vehicle as confirmed by legal lettering earlier. It appears to be in reasonable nick , squeaking brakes and vibrations when on tick-over can apply to a large % of buses. :D No sign on any "smoke" when pulling away so lets see how many years they get out of the bus - not as many as "PEZ" for sure ! :D

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Re: Sun and buses at Bromsgrove and Droitwich 8 April 2017

Post by MattW » 18:12 Tuesday 25th July 2017

I have no knowledge of their attributes - I just think they look cute! :oops:

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