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by chason
14:36 Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Diamond in and around Bromsgrove.
Replies: 43
Views: 46244

Re: Diamond in and around Bromsgrove.

The 202 Halesowen to Bromsgrove service is back this week serving the Old Birmingham Road and Lickey End again. Sadly, the couple of buses I have seen so far were not very well patronised, not helped I am sure by the lack of publicity about its return. When will operators realise that potential pass...
by chason
11:52 Tuesday 24th November 2020
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Bus Fire
Replies: 11
Views: 4518

Re: Bus Fire

There has been a incident with Diamond this morning with a bus on fire in Kidderminster this morning either inside or outside their garage as fire was stated on Worcester Road Island Kidderminster A tweet from HW Fire Control confirms that it was near the bus depot at 0949 and that the fire was in ...
by chason
11:46 Tuesday 24th November 2020
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Retirement event 31 May 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 5153

Re: Retirement event 31 May 2014

Some pure nostalgia here. Many thanks for sharing this fine collection.
by chason
23:12 Wednesday 18th November 2020
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year
Replies: 25
Views: 10199

Re: Dudleys Coaches to close at end of year

Sad news indeed and I fear there will be more to come. No company can continue with a lack of customers indefinitely without financial support. John Johnson of Johnsons coaches was interviewed on TV yesterday and sounded far from his usual cheerful self.
by chason
11:50 Friday 30th October 2020
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020
Replies: 10
Views: 11395

Re: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020

Thanks for the research, Tim. Both would have made a nice tidy profit. I am now trying to work out whether I'm in the banger or vintage category. I would hope the latter but I fear it's the former!!
by chason
07:22 Friday 30th October 2020
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020
Replies: 10
Views: 11395

Re: Twilight Running Day Pt I at Wythall 25 Oct.2020

My brother had one which he bought second hand in the late 1950s and which as a young teenager I was allowed to help him clean and occasionally ride in. He had it for three years or so before trading it in for a new Ford Anglia (one of the ones with the inverted rear window). More practical and comf...
by chason
11:21 Wednesday 28th October 2020
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Coniston Coaches licences revoked.
Replies: 6
Views: 3453

Re: Coniston Coaches licences revoked.

Somewhat worrying that these problems appear to have arisen in March but have only just been dealt with. If indeed the company and its vehicles are such a danger to the public as to warrant its licences being revoked, surely there must be some means of taking immediate action.
by chason
19:25 Wednesday 14th October 2020
Forum: Trains
Topic: 40145 passes Shrub Hill 9 Oct. 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1918

Re: 40145 passes Shrub Hill 9 Oct. 2020

Good pictures, as always. Mind you, any with those wonderful semaphore signals are fine with me.
by chason
07:50 Tuesday 13th October 2020
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 33404 goes X50 to Evesham
Replies: 5
Views: 2522

Re: 33404 goes X50 to Evesham

Very surprised by Johnson's who usually seem to take a real pride in the appearance of their vehicles. This is truly a monstrosity, particularly in comparison with the smartness of their normal bus and coach liveries and I can only think it must be financially highly advantageous and a sign of the f...
by chason
13:41 Sunday 13th September 2020
Forum: Trains
Topic: 34046 'Braunton' at Worcester
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: 34046 'Braunton' at Worcester

Thanks, Tim - some super picture Particularly pleased to see Braunton ax I was in the village after which it is named only last week. I always think it's a good idea to have another loco on a charter train, steam or diesel, although I know it spoils the authenticity. I could write a book about faile...

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