What is going on ?

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sockin-1975
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What is going on ?

Post by sockin-1975 » 16:15 Tuesday 31st December 2019

A bizarre sighting today leads me to ask " What is going on ? "
Along the Egdon Lane, near Drakes Broughton there is a railway siding and yard. In the yard are approx 7 ex RAPT London United Optare Tempo YJ11EHP etc...and an ex Monmouthshire County Council Volvo B10M S637SUH.
Which leads me to other questions, like , I think that the land is owned by the council, so why do the council want these ?
Do they have an emergency fleet incase an operator goes bust ?
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ANDREW
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Location: Bromsgrove.

Re: What is going on ?

Post by ANDREW » 13:33 Thursday 2nd January 2020

I can only assume that vehicles are stored on behalf of a dealer of some capacity. Not sure if many local operators use Tempo's ??

Michael
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Re: What is going on ?

Post by Michael » 18:45 Thursday 2nd January 2020

They appear to belong to a company called Priority Hire who appear to be a Bromsgrove based company who specialise in municipal trucks (Dust Carts)

https://coachandbusmarket.com/vehicles/2011-optare/
http://www.priorityhire.co.uk/default.htm

ANDREW
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Re: What is going on ?

Post by ANDREW » 23:25 Sunday 5th January 2020

Nice detective work ! Mill Lane brings back memories of school cross country runs c1970 . . . . . . :oops: The site was a [smelly] pig farm then and we always run faster in the vicinity if the guard dogs were about. :lol:

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