Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

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Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Post by DD12 » 21:18 Sunday 25th August 2019

943KHA wrote:
19:22 Sunday 25th August 2019
I hope that there is an error re the dates for a Midland Red event at Wythall! This year's October event is 50 years of WMPTE (and you could say that was partly responsible for the demise of Midland Red??) and next year is another celebration of Midland Red, for which we hope that 6015 will be one of the stars of the show, thanks to the untiring efforts of those at WR. I've certainly delivered enough spares there in recent weeks and I'm sure there will be more to come. The Alexander body style for the D11 - D13 types was one of the best for a bus in a box, dare I say even more attractive than the D10......
Thanks for that Mr. 943KHA !

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Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Post by 943KHA » 21:49 Sunday 25th August 2019

Hopefully the D10 will be ready by then, at the moment a large hole needs to be covered in the lower saloon floor (which was a little 'soft' anyway) where yours truly effected some overdue engine repairs without taking the engine / gearbox out. Then the retrimming can be completed. Still my all time epic bus having 'lived' with it since I was mere teenager. It has been photographed in 2004 at Aston Manor in the company of West Riding 995 when that particular Wulf was at Black Country Museum, and yes I had many a happy hour reviving that one. We could contrive to put together at Wythall the four 'blunderbuses', namely Daimler Roadliner NJW719E, Daimler Fleetline XDH56G, BMMO D10 943KHA and a Wulf...........

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Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Post by Charliedaffin » 08:44 Monday 26th August 2019

Does worcester have to keep the streetdecks due to funding from the council to have them as dds or are first still free to transfer them to other depots

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Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Post by marck » 11:29 Monday 26th August 2019

I'd be happy with some of these! They look good in urban livery 2 with red front too! Shame ours is fuscia! ☹️
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Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Post by Charliedaffin » 11:53 Monday 26th August 2019

marck wrote:
11:29 Monday 26th August 2019
I'd be happy with some of these! They look good in urban livery 2 with red front too! Shame ours is fuscia! ☹️

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I agree, they would also be nice in the salt road livery

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Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Post by bmmoboy » 20:37 Wednesday 28th August 2019

Latest Update (given to me at lunchtime today by the staff manager)

The two 14 plate Optares are not now coming to Worcester as they have been purloined by another garage, so 53065 and one other will be repainted in the new Service 31 livery, when time permits as they are undergoing MoT prep.

The cascade of vehicles, Tridents to Essex and Geminis to Worcester etc., have been halted. Somewhere along the long line of transfers, a problem has arisen, so the movements will happen, just not as quickly as expected.

No mention was made about any other alterations to what was said last week.

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Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Post by DD12 » 23:10 Wednesday 28th August 2019

That's interesting -- thanks bmmoboy !

I wonder if it's anything to do with the appointment of David Martin as chairman of First Group ?
https://www.route-one.net/news/david-ma ... ock-value/

OR could a sale be imminent ?

or ......

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Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Post by willr7 » 19:20 Sunday 1st September 2019

bmmoboy wrote:
20:37 Wednesday 28th August 2019
Latest Update (given to me at lunchtime today by the staff manager)

The two 14 plate Optares are not now coming to Worcester as they have been purloined by another garage, so 53065 and one other will be repainted in the new Service 31 livery, when time permits as they are undergoing MoT prep.

The cascade of vehicles, Tridents to Essex and Geminis to Worcester etc., have been halted. Somewhere along the long line of transfers, a problem has arisen, so the movements will happen, just not as quickly as expected.

No mention was made about any other alterations to what was said last week.
Shame about the 14 plate Solo's :( I guess it was too good to be true! :roll:

I'm thinking maybe another Solo from Oldham... Maybe 53138 (EU54 BNK)

And with all 3 Dart's going to Wales another bus will be required for Village Links so maybe 53155 (CN06 BXH) could be used and fitted with Village Links stickers?
I say think this as the PVR for village links services is 3 (I think?) and a dart is usually one of the vehicles used along with 53802 & then a full-size bus - (meant to be 66694)!

As -12 buses (9 StreetLite's & 3 Dart's) and only +11 Citaro's then another reason to back the possibility of a 3rd solo! This would also allow for 53061/2 to be Withdrawn?

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Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Post by Charliedaffin » 17:50 Monday 2nd September 2019

bmmoboy wrote:
20:37 Wednesday 28th August 2019
Latest Update (given to me at lunchtime today by the staff manager)

The two 14 plate Optares are not now coming to Worcester as they have been purloined by another garage, so 53065 and one other will be repainted in the new Service 31 livery, when time permits as they are undergoing MoT prep.

The cascade of vehicles, Tridents to Essex and Geminis to Worcester etc., have been halted. Somewhere along the long line of transfers, a problem has arisen, so the movements will happen, just not as quickly as expected.

No mention was made about any other alterations to what was said last week.
This is tragic! Just when I thought that first where actually starting to care about worcester again!

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Re: Worcester Fleet Movements mid/late 2019

Post by DD12 » 11:38 Friday 6th September 2019

StreetLite Max 63106 is on loan from Leicester.

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