My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List

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willr7
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My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List

Post by willr7 » 18:51 Wednesday 14th August 2019

I have been building up my own ideal fleet list taking into account recent changes + upcoming transfers and my predicted liveries/branding for each vehicle. I have added some vehicles that are not down to transfer and will probably never transfer into Worcester but that's the idea as it's an ideal fleet list. But I have tried to keep it as realistic as possible :D

20611 LK07 CDE Volvo B12B Plaxton 'Worcester City Travel'
20612 LK07 CDF Volvo B12B Plaxton 'Worcester City Travel'

32643 KP54 AZF Volvo B7TL Wright Eclipse Gemini URBAN 2 'Worcester'
32644 KP54 AZG Volvo B7TL Wright Eclipse Gemini URBAN 2 'Worcester'
32645 KP54 AZJ Volvo B7TL Wright Eclipse Gemini URBAN 2 'Worcester'
32646 KP54 AZL Volvo B7TL Wright Eclipse Gemini URBAN 2 'Worcester'
32647 KP54 AZN Volvo B7TL Wright Eclipse Gemini URBAN 2 'Worcester'

33404(r) - VX54 MUA - Dennis Trident - 'Midland Red'

35156 SN65 OKH Wrightbus StreetDeck URBAN 2 'The Malverns'
35157 SN65 OKJ Wrightbus StreetDeck URBAN 2 'The Malverns'
35158 SN65 OKK Wrightbus StreetDeck URBAN 2 'The Malverns'
35159 SN65 OKL Wrightbus StreetDeck URBAN 2 'The Malverns'

36279 BD12 TDU Volvo B9TL Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
36280 BD12 TCJ Volvo B9TL Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'

42894 VX05 JWW Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer URBAN 2 'Village Links'

47513 SN64 CFM Wrightbus StreetLite DF URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
47514 SN64 CFO Wrightbus StreetLite DF URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
47515 SN64 CFP Wrightbus StreetLite DF URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
47516 SN64 CFU Wrightbus StreetLite DF URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
47517 SN64 CFV Wrightbus StreetLite DF URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
47518 SN64 CFX Wrightbus StreetLite DF URBAN 2 'Worcester City'

53061(r) VX53 OEP Optare Solo URBAN 2 'Worcester'
53065 YJ58 CEV Optare Solo URBAN 2 'The 31'
53155 CN06 BXH Optare Solo URBAN 2 'The 31'
53207(r) CN07 KZK Optare Solo URBAN 2 'Worcester'
53802 WX05 RRV Optare Solo URBAN 2 'Village Links'

64012 OIG 6942 Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
64013 OIG 6943 Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
64014 OIG 6944 Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
64015 OIG 6945 Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
64016 OIG 6946 Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
64018 OIG 6948 Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
64021 BU04 EZG Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Nimrod'

64030 LK07 CCA Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester'
64031 LK07 CCD Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester'
64032 LK07 CCE Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester'
64033 LK07 CCF Mercedes-Benz Citaro 'The First Spare Bus'
64034 LK07 CCJ Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester'
64035 LK07 CCN Mercedes-Benz Citaro 'The First Spare Bus'
64036 LK07 CCO Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester'
64037 LK07 CCU Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Worcester'
64038 LK07 CCV Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'The Malverns'
64039 LK07 CCX Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'The Malverns'
64042 LK08 FNL Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Nimrod'
64042 LK08 FMC Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Nimrod'
64044 LK08 FMD Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Nimrod'
64045 LK08 FME Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'Nimrod'
64046 LK08 FMF Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'The Malverns'
64047 LK08 FMG Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'The Malverns'
64048 LK08 FMJ Mercedes-Benz Citaro URBAN 2 'The Malverns'

66691 CN07 HVG Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
66692 CN07 HVH Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro URBAN 2 'The 50s'
66693 CN07 HVJ Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro URBAN 2 'The 50s'
66694 CN07 HVK Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro URBAN 2 'Village Links'
66695 CN57 EFB Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
66696 CN57 EFE Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
66697 CN57 EFF Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
66698 CN07 HVL Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'
66699 CN07 HVM Volvo B7RLE Plaxton Centro URBAN 2 'Worcester City'

69435 WX59 BYM Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69436 WX59 BYN Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69449 WX59 BZC Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69450 WX59 BZD Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69451 WX59 BZE Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69452 WX59 BZF Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69453 WX59 BZG Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69454 WX59 BZH Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69455 WX59 BZJ Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69456 WX59 BZK Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69459 WX59 BZN Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'
69460 WX59 BZO Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban 2 URBAN 2 'Salt Road'

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AdamH
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Re: My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List

Post by AdamH » 19:06 Wednesday 14th August 2019

42894 is not a good bus. It is by far the weak link in the Dart fleet so that would be at the front of the queue for disposals if I were fleet manager. 42892/3 are much better so you just need to choose your livery!

willr7
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Re: My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List

Post by willr7 » 19:09 Wednesday 14th August 2019

AdamH wrote:
19:06 Wednesday 14th August 2019
42894 is not a good bus. It is by far the weak link in the Dart fleet so that would be at the front of the queue for disposals if I were fleet manager. 42892/3 are much better so you just need to choose your livery!
Thanks Adam! In that case, it would have to be 42893 given it's already in Urban 2! :lol:

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Re: My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List

Post by lrew120585 » 21:55 Wednesday 14th August 2019

42894 used to be pretty poor when it was based at Hereford. Despite being slightly older, 42893 was by far the better vehicle of the 2 based there so things never change!

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Re: My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List

Post by AdamH » 04:10 Thursday 15th August 2019

They were all new in November 2004 but problems with 42894 saw it sat at Worcester depot unused for 4 months before being registered. Hence the 05 plate and not 54 like the others. It really has been trouble since day one!

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Re: My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List

Post by Matt » 22:42 Sunday 18th August 2019

In terms of ‘Dream Fleets’ are there any members who would prefer to see some of the VX54/05 E300s which went to Stoke not that long ago come back to Worcester? (Maybe in place of the OGI Citaros given their age, or just for nostalgia reasons given they were new to FMR)

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Re: My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List

Post by willr7 » 23:07 Sunday 18th August 2019

Matt wrote:
22:42 Sunday 18th August 2019
In terms of ‘Dream Fleets’ are there any members who would prefer to see some of the VX54/05 E300s which went to Stoke not that long ago come back to Worcester? (Maybe in place of the OGI Citaros given their age, or just for nostalgia reasons given they were new to FMR)
Yes or even better it would have been better to have kept the final 6 in the first place, then we would not have required the older OIGs at all (which like you say are OLDER than the E300s!) Bring back 67664 and 5 others! I don't know why I hadn't made that swap in my own dream fleetlist - Thanks Matt! :D

I would have picked 67657/59/60/61/63/64 (As they are the final ones of the batch & already in Urban 2 / Midland Red heritage livery for 67664 of course! :P

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Re: My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List

Post by DD12 » 23:33 Sunday 18th August 2019

AdamH wrote:
04:10 Thursday 15th August 2019
They were all new in November 2004 but problems with 42894 saw it sat at Worcester depot unused for 4 months before being registered. Hence the 05 plate and not 54 like the others.
Good God !! -- I never knew that ! -- I did as many visits to Padmore Street as I could around that time, but I had a lot else going-on that restricted this.

-- -- There was, very briefly, the spectacle of brand new DDs (33401-05), - - the first new dds for FMR, ( but NOT allocated to WR ), -- Worcester, Heron Lodge was the main office for First Midland Red !
AND, brand new single-deckers (the Darts) all delivered from the same manufacturer -- -- stood , mixed together in the rough corner of the patch ( - complete with puddles and mud).

-- I had never seen anything like that, even in MIDLAND RED days, -- and they all looked
extremely smart in their new "barbie" livery !!

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