DD12 Revival

Discussions about the Bus and Coach Preservation scene for Midland "Red" Motor Services and related companies.
MattW
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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by MattW » 17:25 Sunday 18th February 2018

AdamH wrote:
07:12 Sunday 18th February 2018

When? Surely Fords come out of the factory needing welding! :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I might be going Jap soon, watch this space :lol:

DD12
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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by DD12 » 21:25 Sunday 11th March 2018

IF I read the newspaper correctly, "6023" may be about to visit Worcester !!
- see my post in the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles section if you are interested ! :)

chason
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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by chason » 09:17 Monday 12th March 2018

DD12 wrote:
21:25 Sunday 11th March 2018
IF I read the newspaper correctly, "6023" may be about to visit Worcester !!
- see my post in the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles section if you are interested ! :)
It's actually at Kidderminster at the moment ready for its guest appearance at the Severn Valley Railway Spring steam gala next weekend. With that and Tornado also in action, I imagine there'll be bumper crowds for the event.

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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by DD12 » 15:09 Thursday 31st May 2018

As I've got a new "all in one" printer, I thought I would have another go at scanning and attaching to this forum.

IF it works, you should get the same photo of 6053 JHA53E at Padmore Street, - in two different resolutions.

6053 had just had it's major overhaul at Central Works - - at 7 years old.
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bmmoboy
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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by bmmoboy » 21:20 Thursday 31st May 2018

There seems to be some action on 6015 - the front offside wheel is off and it looks like some attention to the brakes is being undertaken - I will try and find out more details tomorrow.
As an aside, there is a Job Swap initiative at First Bus, and one of the things was for a driver to become an engineer for the day, and an engineer to shadow a driver for a day. Guess who won the draw to be a temporary engineer - ME!!
I will see if I can have a look at 6015 and find out what needs doing.
Don't know yet when I will be in the garage for a day - it just depends when they get my size 10 hob nail boots and Guantanamo Bay orange overalls!!!!!

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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by DD12 » 14:03 Friday 1st June 2018

Most of my old photos are poor or very poor quality, but I'm hoping that "at least someone" will be interested in them.

The first is of Evesham garage, featuring 6015 in the middle.

The second is of DD11 5257 freshly repainted, in Worcester garage, very close to where 6015 is currently.

The third photo is of "the patch" at WR garage, and is probably unique, in that it gives the impression that the WR allocation is 100% Daimler Fleetlines !!

Sorry about the poor layout -- I'm only just learning how to "do this stuff" --
anyone who's interested can just zoom-in !!
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chason
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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by chason » 20:04 Friday 1st June 2018

Fear not about the layout - they zoom up very well and I'm sure I'm not the only on who finds them of great interest. Many thanks.

DD12
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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by DD12 » 20:24 Friday 1st June 2018

Thank you chason - - that's a relief !

JustinTyme
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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by JustinTyme » 22:35 Friday 1st June 2018

They're of interest to me too.

I used to live in Hollywood so I caught 6015 on the 148 quite a few times (as I did 6013/4/6) during its Evesham years in the 1970s.

I also remember 5257 as one of Worcester's last DDs on the 144 just before the Malvern section of route was separated back in 1976.

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Re: DD12 Revival

Post by DD12 » 20:20 Sunday 3rd June 2018

JustinTyme wrote:
22:35 Friday 1st June 2018
They're of interest to me too.

I used to live in Hollywood so I caught 6015 on the 148 quite a few times (as I did 6013/4/6) during its Evesham years in the 1970s.

I also remember 5257 as one of Worcester's last DDs on the 144 just before the Malvern section of route was separated back in 1976.
Thanks "JT" !

I had completely forgotten that EM had 6013+14 !

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