FMR Fleet Movements

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lrew120585
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by lrew120585 » 10:45 Sunday 28th January 2018

Looking around online it appears it hasn’t turned a wheel in service since at least September time!

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AdamH
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by AdamH » 19:56 Sunday 28th January 2018

Looking at the condition of it, I would have said it has been off the road longer than that.

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AdamH
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by AdamH » 15:22 Monday 29th January 2018

53122 (EO02 NFD) arrived at Worcester today. This is the engine donor for 53207, and as I left the garage earlier the engineers had the engine running and were giving it a good inspection.

On the subject of 53207... While researching the bus over the weekend I noted inconsistencies on the net over its specification. Some list it as 29 seats and others as 31 seats. So I did it the old fashioned way by getting on the bus and counting. It has 31 passenger seats.

sockin-1975
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by sockin-1975 » 18:51 Monday 29th January 2018

Sister vehicles of 53207 still remain in the area, although 53207 ( CN07KZK ) never saw service with Astons Coaches , CN07KZR / S still are with Astons. CN07KZO / P are still local and occasional Hereford visitors as they are with Sargeants of Kington,

willr7
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by willr7 » 19:54 Monday 29th January 2018

sockin-1975 wrote:
18:51 Monday 29th January 2018
CN07KZR / S still are with Astons
They do still have CN07 KZS but KZR left a while back (I think its somewhere in Scottland now) Astons also had CN07 KZH/J for some time.

DD12
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by DD12 » 21:28 Monday 29th January 2018

sockin-1975 wrote:
18:51 Monday 29th January 2018
.... although 53207 ( CN07KZK ) never saw service with Astons Coaches ....
Sorry for my duff info in my post above !! :oops:

HA08
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by HA08 » 21:33 Monday 29th January 2018

There were 9 in the Batch new to Bebb (H, J, K L, and R)
M950
KZH Astons then Fairsaver
KZJ Astons then Fairsaver as YE52BUS
KZK First Potteries, last moved to Worcester
KZL First Potteries then passed to South Wales
KZR Astons then Peter Hogg

M950SL
KZM- First Potteries then Essex
KZO- Sargeants
KZP- Sargeants

M880
KZS Still with Astons

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AdamH
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by AdamH » 08:47 Tuesday 30th January 2018

AdamH wrote:
15:22 Monday 29th January 2018
53122 (EO02 NFD) arrived at Worcester today. This is the engine donor for 53207, and as I left the garage earlier the engineers had the engine running and were giving it a good inspection.
Change of plan... EO02NFD was the one due to be sent to Worcester, noticed this morning that EO02NFF arrived!

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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by DD12 » 11:53 Tuesday 30th January 2018

HA08 wrote:
21:33 Monday 29th January 2018
There were 9 in the Batch new to Bebb (H, J, K L, and R)
M950
KZH Astons then Fairsaver
KZJ Astons then Fairsaver as YE52BUS
KZK First Potteries, last moved to Worcester
KZL First Potteries then passed to South Wales
KZR Astons then Peter Hogg

M950SL
KZM- First Potteries then Essex
KZO- Sargeants
KZP- Sargeants

M880
KZS Still with Astons
I got the info that 53207 is a Slimline version, from the British Bus First Handbook 2017, but I guess that's wrong, and the info above is correct !

Thanks HA08 !

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AdamH
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by AdamH » 12:49 Tuesday 30th January 2018

53207 is definitely a narrow body version.

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