Showbus 30 September 2018 pt.one.

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TimBrown
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Showbus 30 September 2018 pt.one.

Post by TimBrown » 16:35 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Here is the first batch of photos taken at Donington park on Sunday, I have tried to find details of each vehicle and apologise in advance if any errors have crept in. Will attempt to add more later this week.
PHA 505G a BMMO type S22 integral with BMMO DP45F bodywork was new 08/68 to Midland Red Banbury garage as 5905. RHA 919G a BMMO type S23 integral with BMMO B51F bodywork was new 12/68 to Midland Red Banbury garage as 5919.
30 September 2018 Showbus Donington 017.JPG
B106 JAB a Leyland Tiger TRCTL11/3RH with Plaxton C47FT bodywork was new 04/85 to Midland Red West Worcester garage as 1006.
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CN07 HVL a Volvo B7RLE chassis with Plaxton B45F bodywork new 07/07 to Veolia/Bebb. Acquired by First Midland Red 09/11 as 66698, entered service 10/11 at Worcester garage.
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WX59 BZD a Volvo B7RLE chassis with Wright B44F bodywork new 10/09 to First Bristol as 69450, passed to First Leicester 12/14 and then to First Midland Red Worcester 12/17.
30 September 2018 Showbus Donington 010.JPG
VX54 MRY a Dennis Enviro 300 SFD113AR chassis with Alexander B44F bodywork new 01/05 to First Midland Red Redditch garage as 67642. Passed to First Potteries 08/16.
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A line-up of buses with Midland Red connections.
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KRE 279P a Leyland National 11351/1R chassis with Leyland B52F bodywork new 09/75 to Potteries as 279.
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FJF 40D an AEC Renown chassis with East Lancs H43/31R bodywork new 02/66 to Leicester City Transport as 40. Also 90 HBC a Leyland PD3A/1 with East Lancs H41/33R bodywork new 02/74 to Leicester City Transport as 90.
30 September 2018 Showbus Donington 018.JPG
ARY 225K a Metro-Scania BR111 MH chassis with MCW B46D bodywork new 07/72 to Leicester City Transport as 225. Also GJF 301N Metro-Scania BR111 DH chassis with MCW H45/28D bodywork new 03/75 to Leicester City Transport as 301.
30 September 2018 Showbus Donington 020.JPG
TBC 50X a Dennis Dominator DDA142/350 chassis with East Lancs H43/33F bodywork new 01/82 to Leicester City Transport as 50. Also C100 UBC a Dennis Dominator DDA1010/890 chassis with East Lancs H46/33F bodywork new 07/86 to Leicester City Transport as 100.
30 September 2018 Showbus Donington 022.JPG
UVT14X a Leyland Tiger TRCTL11/3R chassis with Plaxton C53F bodywork new 03/82 to Stevensons Spath as 14.
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R417 TJW a Scania L113 CRL chassis with Plaxton DP47F bodywork new 02/98 to Stevensons as 1416. Converted to mobile exhibition vehicle by 09/15 for East Midlands branch of Unite Union.
30 September 2018 Showbus Donington 057.JPG
YG52 CMU a DAF DE12BSSB120 chassis with Wright B39F bodywork new 10/02 to Wright, Millport. Passed to MK Metro (date unknown) then Arriva The Shires circa 2006 and then to Arriva Midlands 01/18 as driver training vehicle
9549.
30 September 2018 Showbus Donington 058.JPG
YJ09 MKM Optare Versa V1110 SABBW chassis with Optare N38F bodywork new to Arriva Midlands North Wellington garage as 2974. Also BJ12 YPM a Mercedes Benz O530 chassis with Mercedes B41F bodywork new 07/12 to TGM London, passed to Arriva Midlands North Tamworth garage 10/12 as 3003.
30 September 2018 Showbus Donington 055.JPG
YY67 HDK an Alexander Dennis E40D chassis with Alexander Dennis H43/30F bodywork new 12/17 to Arriva Midlands as 4544.
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TUI 7932 a VDL SB200 chassis with Wright B44F bodywork was new 05/13 to Arriva Merseyside as 3154 with reg no. MX13 ANP. It passed to Arriva Midlands 01/15 as 3800 and was subsequently re-registered TUI 7932.
Also in this picture is YX17 NFD and Alexander Dennis E40D chassis with Alexander Dennis H43/30F bodywork new 05/17 to Arriva Kent Thameside as 6526.
30 September 2018 Showbus Donington 061.JPG

MattW
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Re: Showbus 30 September 2018 pt.one.

Post by MattW » 21:20 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Nice MR lineup!
Love that Stephensons Tiger too, right up my street.

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Re: Showbus 30 September 2018 pt.one.

Post by AdamH » 22:08 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Agreed, that looks really good. I think they may have had a problem finding the correct destination equipment though!

Julie
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Re: Showbus 30 September 2018 pt.one.

Post by Julie » 00:17 Thursday 4th October 2018

The layout of the vehicles was much improved over last year's show but the judging methodology left me very puzzled....

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Re: Showbus 30 September 2018 pt.one.

Post by TimBrown » 13:27 Thursday 4th October 2018

Julie wrote:
00:17 Thursday 4th October 2018
The layout of the vehicles was much improved over last year's show but the judging methodology left me very puzzled....
It is many years since I was involved in bus preservation, but I seem to remember that the judges did a similar set of checks to modern day 'walk around checks' i.e. lights, horn, interior bells, emergency door warning, seat condition and tyre condition. They would also look at the engine compartment and underneath the vehicle, asked for engine to be revved up to check smoke levels. I assume they were also assessing the overall condition and authenticity of the livery, we were often asked how much of the restoration was carried out by group members and whether the bus was kept in a garage or outside. I believe most rally organisers marked the above criteria out of 10, the highest total being winner of the class; quite how best of show was assessed I don't know. The judges back then were usually involved in the PSV industry from the management, engineering or bodywork disciplines.

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Re: Showbus 30 September 2018 pt.one.

Post by Julie » 01:48 Tuesday 9th October 2018

That is much like what I would have expected but at Showbus, you had to provide a mobile phone number so the judge(s) could arrange to meet you at your vehicle so they could have a close look, inside and underneath.

Except they never did......

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