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#2341 OFFLINE   quicksilver

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:29 PM

Is the green one ex Megabus / Stagecoach Kenya? They had the extra window vents I seem to remember. Great fun as the Manchester student bus.

 

I guess the NI reg is a personalised plate?

Nope, it's an ex Hong Kong Leyland Olympian like cms206's Jolly Green Giants, imported by Brightbus of Sheffield. The Stagecoach Kenya buses were Hong Kong-style Dennis Dragons with Duple Metsec bodies assembled from CKD kits by AVA in Mombasa. Those full-depth opening windows were pretty standard on buses without air con in hot countries. The NI reg is a personal plate - the same operator also has TIL 6572 and TIL 6573. 


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:36 PM

Has anybody on here carelessly mislaid a Jolly Green Giant because I can tell you where in Oxfordshire it is!


What the heck are those tail lights off? I know I recognise them...

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:43 PM

What the heck are those tail lights off? I know I recognise them...

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:09 PM

What the heck are those tail lights off? I know I recognise them...


Fairly standard Lucas items? They appeared on several Leyland buses during the 1980s including the Royal Tiger Doyen and Lynx.
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#2345 OFFLINE   lanciamatt

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:47 AM

There was some of them in Doncaster, used for school buses. Not sure if same ones

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:23 PM

There was some of them in Doncaster, used for school buses. Not sure if same ones

 

I used to see them on the M18, so they probably belonged to Brightbus in Sheff.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:22 PM

 

The current Walsall Bus Station is much worse than its two predecessors, Bradford place has always been a pain to access and exit. 

 

9951 is currently on sorn, maybe an enthusiasts  group is trying to secure storage and preservation.

 

D951 NDA
✓ SORN

 

Incorrect tax status?
✗ No MOT

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23 February 2018

Incorrect MOT status?
WarningIf you've just bought this vehicle the tax or SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification)doesn't come with it. You'll need to tax it before driving it.
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  • Vehicle make:MCW
  • Date of first registration:November 1986
  • Year of manufacture:1986
  • Cylinder capacity (cc):10450 cc
  • CO₂Emissions:Not available
  • Fuel type:DIESEL
  • Euro Status:Not available
  • Export marker:No
  • Vehicle status:SORN in place
  • Vehicle colour:WHITE
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  • Wheelplan:2-AXLE-RIGID BODY
  • Revenue weight:15937kg
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i believe this is being kept for spares for the heritage fleet- it also looks like the oldest NXWM Trident may get preserved


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:21 AM

That's good news, I remember type training on them at Walsall about 1980, BOC 1V iirc.

 

Also the last running day.

 


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:30 PM

Eleven years ago today I passed my PSV test in this Dennis Javelin.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2019010...

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:25 AM

Restoration under way.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:28 AM

Four bus crashes in Scotland this past week, three fatalities...

January 8th - two car occupants killed, Torphichen.
https://www.dailyrec...etween-13831127

Also January 8th - school bus at Turriff, no serious injuries.
https://www.pressand...rth-east-crash/

January 11th - no fatalities, empty school bus, Coatbridge.
https://www.bbc.co.u...w-west-46838305

Also January 11th - driver killed, Munlochy.
https://www.bbc.co.u...slands-46843878


As a manager at a bus company who drives on an almost daily basis, it really does bring it home how dangerous a job it can be.


The school bus crash in Coatbridge irks me for reasons more related to Councils idiotic rules than bus safety but I'm glad it wasn't four fatal accidents out of four.

Still a shit week in the industry up here.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

Tomorrow is 30 years since the end of Routemasters in Southampton and the start of my involvement in Routemaster ownership.

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My bus was the last RM in service in Southampton so we went and did a route 17 rerun this afternoon in the company of Regent 361. Here's some random pictures. IMG_20190113_103331.jpg IMG_20190113_103423.jpg IMG_20190113_104820.jpg IMG_20190113_105431.jpg IMG_20190113_102659.jpg IMG_20190113_110110.jpg IMG_20190113_111627.jpg 20190113121048_IMG_7347.JPG 20190113121206_IMG_7351.JPG 20190113131519_IMG_7352.JPG
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:49 PM

At the Weston terminus we were accosted by two youths on scooters. They turned out to be extremely benign and genuinely interested in the buses and how they worked.
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One of them said his grandad used to build them. Questioned further we think he meant Aldenham works as he said he lived near Watford and had showed him photos of the buses being lifted on big cranes. Restored my faith in the youth of today.

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And the grey depressing building in background here is a Sainsbury's built on the site of Portswood bus garage where both our buses lived.
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There had been a transport depot here since a tram shed opened in 1879 until First Group sold it in about 2010. For their sins First are now strugglung in Southampton. Blue Star (Go Ahead), formerly Solent Blue Line, and ironically the reason CityBus bought the Routemasters in the first place, are definitely now the major operator in Southampton. Karma.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:55 PM

Those green buses are ex MASS Transport of Anston.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:56 PM

Very cool!

 

the kids remind me of myself when I was that age running after various Routemasters, glad to see the interest is still going :)

 

also love the fact autoshite has its very own Pogweaselpink Routemaster if you dont mind me saying so  :mrgreen:


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:12 PM

Yeah, if Dollywobbler thinks polishing the Favorit was bad, how do you think I feel about this. The sides don't look so bad as it parks between other buses but the front and roof are shot. I polish the bonnet, grille and wing occasionally as they are kind've the focal point and interesting shapes. But the sides? Never.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:50 PM

It's a long time since I was in Southampton photoing buses, it doesn't appear to have changed a lot.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:52 PM

All my years on the road and I cannot recall ever seeing anything like this--

 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:27 PM

As I recall the Grampian Transport Museum have a kinda one-and-a-half deck Mercedes where the back half is significantly taller than the front...that one there is an interesting beast though...
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:37 PM

Looked initially and thought what a load of horse bo11ocks, but then thought, there's only one company who could have built such a pile of shite.

Mann Egerton...

Looks like this eh ?

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1954 on a rear engined (probably two stoke,) Foden
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:21 PM

Bloody hell Andy, no doubt we will see knee jerk reactions by local authorities, typical stable door/horse bolted action


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:36 PM

Looked initially and thought what a load of horse bo11ocks, but then thought, there's only one company who could have built such a pile of shite.

Mann Egerton...

1954 on a rear engined (probably two stoke,) Foden

I have just been informed by the chap who sent me the picture the following information----

 

Bodywork by Crellin Duplex and built by Mann Egerton,1952 Foden rear engine two stroke,operated by Taylors of Bermondsey,this picture was taken in 1964.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:38 PM

NYE 100

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:41 PM

Goes to show I know shite when I see it.

Sadly not preserved.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:41 PM

Bloody hell Andy, no doubt we will see knee jerk reactions by local authorities, typical stable door/horse bolted action

It's already happened Marty; North Lanarkshire Council introduced a 20-year age limit on school buses following John Duggan's Bova Futura fell into a ditch in Cumbernauld in 2017 injuring 26 kids.

At the same time they wrote it into their contracts that any vehicle used on NLC school contracts must be MOT'd TWICE a year, despite all operators having either 28 or 42-day inspection schedules. NLC contracts only last for three years so it's a bit of an outlay.

Of course none of that takes into account that John Duggan's Bova was formerly V691 EWB (new 9/99, making it seventeen years and three months old at the time of the crash), nor that the JMB Volvo in the Coatbridge crash is approximately the same age, 'cos apparantly age limits and twice yearly MOTs make school bus travel safer and don't push prices up for already cash strapped local authorities.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:58 PM

Goes to show I know shite when I see it.

Sadly not preserved.

 

It was in preservation but I am unable to confirm at the moment.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:01 PM

All my years on the road and I cannot recall ever seeing anything like this--

 

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As others have said, tis indeed a Crellin-Duplex half-decker. IIRC about a dozen were built in both front and underfloor-engined forms, first by Lincs Trailers and then the rights were taken over by Mann Egerton. One has survived (JVB 908) - I believe it's coming to the end of a very long-term restoration and should turn a few heads when it's done. If you're wondering how the interior works, there's a central corridor with steps up and down into compartments, each with two pairs of seats facing each other and overlapped so the backs of the upper seats are above the fronts of the lower ones. Not exactly step-free easy access, and slow boarding and alighting times killed the idea off.


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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:37 AM

That is a Mann Egerton Crellin-Duplex coach, almost certainly on a Foden of some variety. There's one preserved on a Leyland Tiger which shows the rather bizzare interior layout, intended to pack as many folk as possible in without going for a proper double decker.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 01:04 AM

I have actually sat in one of those weird duplex coaches at a tiny bus rally a few years back in Norfolk, and it was bloody weird, and did not look like a pleasant vehicle to travel on. Might have been OK for an overnight service though


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