Winter 37 photos.

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TimBrown
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Winter 37 photos.

Post by TimBrown » 15:58 Thursday 31st December 2020

Ice and snow are not my favourite walking surfaces so basically housebound this week, only able to take photographs from home, so here are a few shots taken of route 37 workings in Grange Avenue with remnant of snow remaining visible. 'Salt Road' Volvo 69455 on Tuesday afternoon 29 December 2020.
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Today Thursday 31 December 2020 I managed these photographs of Streetlite 47514 and Citaro 64014; the latter being the first time I have been able to capture it in service since the alleged fire in Malvern Road some time back! Apologies for the dark pixellated shots, the sun on the light coloured houses causing camera auto exposure some problems with buses in shadow.
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Re: Winter 37 photos.

Post by TimBrown » 14:11 Saturday 2nd January 2021

Here is a photo of 42892 taken at lunchtime today 2 January 2021. At 16 years of age this Dart must be close to transfer elsewhere, or withdrawal; it has however outlived many of the Enviro 300 single-deckers which entered service at the same time - December 2005.
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Re: Winter 37 photos.

Post by TimBrown » 05:20 Friday 8th January 2021

The latest lockdown brought fog and frost on Thursday 7 January 2021 and I took a couple of shots of 'Marmite' Streetlites working the 37 service through the gloom. Most buses seem to be running empty during the day so I hope the service still runs on half hourly frequency once the virus is under control and the Government support is withdrawn.
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Re: Winter 37 photos.

Post by marck » 21:33 Friday 8th January 2021

TimBrown wrote:
05:20 Friday 8th January 2021
The latest lockdown brought fog and frost on Thursday 7 January 2021 and I took a couple of shots of 'Marmite' Streetlites working the 37 service through the gloom. Most buses seem to be running empty during the day so I hope the service still runs on half hourly frequency once the virus is under control and the Government support is withdrawn.
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I suspect people are actually listening to government advice and staying at home

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Re: Winter 37 photos.

Post by DD12 » 16:48 Tuesday 19th January 2021

..... "Your Mission Tim, - should you decide to accept it," - is to get a photo of 32646 in Leicester City livery , on the 37 along Grange Avenue !! ( - totally unthinkable in MRW days !!)

Unfortunately, the current bus graph does not appear to have any regular usage of DDs on the 32S / 37, but maybe that will change when the schools go back !

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Re: Winter 37 photos.

Post by TimBrown » 06:00 Wednesday 20th January 2021

DD12 wrote:
16:48 Tuesday 19th January 2021
..... "Your Mission Tim, - should you decide to accept it," - is to get a photo of 32646 in Leicester City livery , on the 37 along Grange Avenue !! ( - totally unthinkable in MRW days !!)

Unfortunately, the current bus graph does not appear to have any regular usage of DDs on the 32S / 37, but maybe that will change when the schools go back !
I will try, but there is a sinister Stasi Police State starting to creep in with the worsening Pandemic situation as a number of trainspotters have been reported by local residents and moved off stations by the police, including on Shrub Hill under threat of calling in British Transport Police. Guess it won't be long before someone does the same to us bus enthusiasts. This link confirms;

https://www.knutsfordguardian.co.uk/new ... own-rules/

Regret I will not be taking any photographs in the city centre until the lockdown finishes because of the proliferation of CCTV cameras and being an easily identified target. I urge others to please put some pictures of the buses in their charge if time allows, to keep us prisoners entertained!

Stay safe all of you and keep notebook and pen in your pocket - eyes are watching .

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