BMMO in Ledbury

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Rich82
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BMMO in Ledbury

Post by Rich82 » 16:29 Wednesday 3rd February 2021

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both vehicles in Ledbury with 3762 NHA 762 leaving Ledbury on the 477 to Hereford & 3265 JHA865 at Ledbury Market House with the 472 to Ross on Wye

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Re: BMMO in Ledbury

Post by MattW » 19:46 Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Great pictures 8-)

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Re: BMMO in Ledbury

Post by AdamH » 12:24 Monday 8th February 2021

Ledbury in the background seems mostly unchanged from today!

The 472 only ran twice a day, and there weren’t many more 477, so nice to see both of those captured.

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Re: BMMO in Ledbury

Post by MattW » 17:16 Monday 8th February 2021

I reckon that's an Austin A55 'Cambridge' peeking out from behind the 477.

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Re: BMMO in Ledbury

Post by Rich82 » 17:17 Monday 8th February 2021

it is nice to see the old photos of the areas that were served

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Re: BMMO in Ledbury

Post by TimBrown » 10:36 Tuesday 9th February 2021

MattW wrote:
17:16 Monday 8th February 2021
I reckon that's an Austin A55 'Cambridge' peeking out from behind the 477.
Reckon you are correct. Note also the Bristol MW behind the S12.

In the other picture I think the S14 may be 4347 (UHA 347) which at that time was powered by a very noisy three-cylinder, six piston, horizontally-opposed Rootes TS3 two-stroke engine normally used in Commer coaches and lorries. The peace and quiet of Ledbury would have been shattered that day if it was 4347!

Incidentally it was not a very good vehicle for City service because of the low torque output of the engine and unfamiliar drivers were known to stall this bus when attempting hill starts. It was generally kept on county services because of this trait. However, because of the high-revving characteristics of the TS3 engine the bus was very fast when wound up, and legend has it that one unlucky driver was fined for doing 65 MPH on the X72 between Gloucester and Tewkesbury.

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