On 16th June 2016 the servers that host the MidlandRed.net website were upgraded and no longer support older 32-bit applications. The result was that many parts of the website stopped working, including the vehicle database, timetables and the log-in section of the forum. While I wrote the vehicle database and timetable sections myself and have been able to upgrade them to 64-bit, the forum was written by a third-party company that stopped trading in 2008 and is therefore no longer supported.
Members are no longer able to log on to the forum, and as you need to be a member to post, download attachments and access the private members area, all these areas of the forum are now regrettably beyond reach.
Shed doors left open yesterday so got a quick photo...
Vehicle details are... BMMO S12, fleet number 3750, reg number NHA750. New to Swadlincote depot in November 1950, later used at Southgate Street depot, Sandacre Street depot, Rugby depot and Coalville depot. Withdrawn in August 1966 and used for driver training at Bearwood and Worcester depots. Passed into preservation in 1970, but sadly neglected from the late 1980s.
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Before storage at Worcester and Kidderminster the vehicles kept at Redditch Garage. For many years in the section of the former Church Road Garage known as the Drill Hall which was originally used as a Drill Hall! Midland Red used as a second entrance into the Garage. When Midland Red put the new inspection pits in 1978 it was used as a store where 3750 was kept. Midland Red West also used the building as a make shift paint shop as a number of the minibuses that had all over adverts were painted in there. On demolition when the land was sold as a car park 3750 moved down to the bus park and was stored outside with the Worcester Bus Groups two vehicles for a time before moving to Kidderminster.