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by chason
17:15 Tuesday 19th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Bus tickets from the 1950s and 1960s.
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Bus tickets from the 1950s and 1960s.

What a super collection covering almost all the different types of tickets of the period, including one of the auxiliary tickets used, I think, when the ticket machine had broken down. In my childhood days, it used to be the thing to ask the conductor if we could have one of the remains of the old t...
by chason
22:58 Saturday 16th February 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 'Streak' 60009 'Union of South Africa' at Shrub Hill Sat 25 Aug 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: 'Streak' 60009 'Union of South Africa' at Shrub Hill Sat 25 Aug 2018

Some very nice pictures, thanks Tim. I agree about the 'crunchie' livery. I thought it might grow on me but now I am getting used to it, I think it's even worse. One of the few things I think London Midland got right was its green and black livery which I thought was very smart and pleasing to the e...
by chason
08:59 Friday 15th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.

I think my initial recollection about the Gloucester mystery trips was probably a little hazy so far as the vehicle used was concerned. As I imagine the MN coach at that time would probably have been used on a day tour, the evening trip was more usually entrusted to one of MN's dual purpose saloons ...
by chason
23:06 Wednesday 13th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.

Thanks Tim for this most interesting piece of memorabilia. I had forgotten how extensive the day tour programme was but of course far fewer families had access to a car and for most of us, if we wanted a day out the coach or train was the only way. I have mentioned before the Sunday evening tour (s...
by chason
19:37 Wednesday 13th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.

Thanks Tim for this most interesting piece of memorabilia. I had forgotten how extensive the day tour programme was but of course far fewer families had access to a car and for most of us, if we wanted a day out the coach or train was the only way. I have mentioned before the Sunday evening tour (so...
by chason
22:40 Tuesday 12th February 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Bus & car crash
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Bus & car crash

marck wrote:
13:24 Tuesday 12th February 2019
I did say it was on the radio
Indeed you did but journalists are journalists, whichever medium in which they work. I got the quote above from a former local radio journalist when he was tutoring on a 'how to handle the press' course I attended when I was still working.
by chason
09:06 Tuesday 12th February 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Bus & car crash
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Bus & car crash

The journalist's maxim I believe is "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story."
by chason
09:54 Sunday 10th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Disabled and pensioner concessionary passes under threat
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Disabled and pensioner concessionary passes under threat

I think Adam's got a good point here but I am not sure that you could persuade enough to pay to make a significant difference. There is a feeling amongst people of my age group that they have paid their taxes over the years to enjoy a few concessions in their declining years. I have to admit that, a...
by chason
00:42 Monday 4th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Disrupted services
Replies: 21
Views: 1097

Re: Disrupted services

It seems the bus industry is in crisis with passenger numbers falling, reduced subsidies leading to cuts and/or higher fares and not being able to attract sufficient staff to maintain services even at their present levels. The wages offered are clearly inadequate to attract staff, particularly in ti...
by chason
08:25 Tuesday 29th January 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Service 23... A lovely double-deck route
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Service 23... A lovely double-deck route

Excellent. I think the company will issue you with a Forest - English dictionary so you can understand the local vernacular. Ow bist? :twisted: Quite. My wife's family hail from the Forest and to hear the way they used to talk about it, you'd think it was a foreign country. Even the rest of Glouces...

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