Kington opportunity ?

TimBrown
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Re: Kington opportunity ?

Post by TimBrown » 12:53 Sunday 18th February 2018

Found these pictures of DRM buses at Worcester Crowngate bus station lurking in my photo files;
This one taken on 16 February 2008.
16 February 2008 Crowngate IMG_0347.JPG
This shot on 3 April 2008.
03 April 2008 Crowngate IMG_0563.JPG
This picture taken 29 August 2009
August 29 2009 Crowngate 004.jpg
And one with amber flashing roof lights - did the driver switch those on when loading and unloading school children on contracted services?
This shot taken on 19 January 2009
19 January 2009 Crowngate IMG_0586.JPG

chason
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Re: Kington opportunity ?

Post by chason » 09:01 Monday 19th February 2018

Nice photos of an interesting fleet, Tim.

I hadn't realised that DRM also incorporated amber roof lights - a bit more stylish with DRM incorporated than in the days of Bill Morris. You could be right about the reason although I don't think there was one at the rear which would have made it more useful if it was to warn of schoolchildren alighting.

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AdamH
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Re: Kington opportunity ?

Post by AdamH » 10:40 Monday 19th February 2018

I always assumed it was an ex-airport bus?

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Re: Kington opportunity ?

Post by TimBrown » 15:47 Monday 19th February 2018

AdamH wrote:
10:40 Monday 19th February 2018
I always assumed it was an ex-airport bus?
I had missed the fact that W1 DRM also had flashing amber lights fitted, this bus had Volvo B10BLE chassis and Alexander B44F bodywork and was new to DRM 03/00.

DM51 BUS was a Volvo B6BLE with East Lancs B33F bodywork and new to DRM 10/01. I have used past tense as not sure if the above still owned.

MOI 4000 was a Volvo B10M-60 which started life in 03/90 with Parks of Hamilton as G68 RGG and carried a Plaxton C49FT coach body. It was acquired by Knowles of Paignton sometime before 1994. It was acquired by DRM by 10/94, re-registered MOI 4000 by 05/95 and rebodied by East Lancs in 12/95 with DP53F layout.

There is a discrepancy in some of the above dates in The PSV Circle G248 Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire fleetlist of July 2002 when compared with dates given in Bus Lists on the Web. PSV Circle states the chassis was rebodied during 1994; so did DRM purchase it as a complete coach, or just the chassis and have it rebodied, or alternatively buy it as a rebodied dual purpose vehicle?

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Re: Kington opportunity ?

Post by ANDREW » 20:31 Monday 19th February 2018

Just to add a few more variables to the history of MOI 4000 , Busviews data-base says . . . . to Knowles in 5/91 , scrapped after a fire and withdrawn in 2/94 , rebodied by East Lancs by 10/94 and acquired by Morris 10,94 , re-reg to G695LWP and to Wheadon Hereford in 9/09 , and exported [ to ?? ] in 2/13. Any news where it ended up ?? The reg MOI 4000 went onto Leyland Lynx G151EOG in 9/09. Any pictures please ? :)

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Re: Kington opportunity ?

Post by ANDREW » 20:33 Monday 19th February 2018

I assume it should have said body only scrapped then withdrawn . . . . . :o

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