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by TimBrown
14:33 Saturday 20th July 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 45596 'Bahamas' in Worcester 4 July 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: 45596 'Bahamas' in Worcester 4 July 2019.

Beautiful! 8-) 45596 'Bahamas was in Worcester again this morning Saturday 20 July 2019 working the Welsh Marches Charter from Dorridge to Hereford via Kidderminster, Worcester, Gloucester, Lydney and Abergavenny, returning via Ludlow, Wellington, Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street. The diesel...
by TimBrown
11:06 Wednesday 10th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 64
Views: 6558

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

I hope the whole garage and route network is sold as a going concern (preferrably Stagecoach). A split with different operators taking little bits of the network would cause fare paying passengers a nightmare trying to access destinations such as the Hospital from other parts of the City and county,...
by TimBrown
11:35 Friday 5th July 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: 45596 'Bahamas' in Worcester 4 July 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 256

45596 'Bahamas' in Worcester 4 July 2019.

A Dining Charter train from Tyseley to Worcester and back ran on the evening of Thursday 4 July 2019 with Jubilee class 4-6-0 45596 'Bahamas' in charge. Designed by William Stanier as a fast express passenger locomotive, it was built by the North British Locomotive Company in 1934 and entered servic...
by TimBrown
04:57 Thursday 4th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 64
Views: 6558

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

P.S. -- Does anyone know of any advantages in having GO Ahead takeover WR ?? (The only one I can think of is, it would be better than Rotala / Diamond !!) No idea how Go Ahead perform, nor where their buses operated, so this link to bus operation website was of interest; hope it helps members to as...
by TimBrown
08:51 Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 64
Views: 6558

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

[/quote] That’s what happens when you have a government pension scheme that the government doesn’t want to fund, and instead wants private companies to assume responsibility for historic deficits caused on the government’s watch (and previous franchisees post-privatisation). Since the private sector...
by TimBrown
08:29 Monday 1st July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 15985

Re: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Looking through my photographs I came across this shot taken in Bromsgrove in July 2008.
Wonder where this bus is now?
29 July 2008 Bromsgrove IMG_0974.JPG
by TimBrown
09:38 Saturday 29th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 64
Views: 6558

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

Stagecoach and Virgin have been barred from making franchise bids on two counts. a) Failure to run the East Coast franchise at a profit mainly because of over enthusiastic predictions of increase in passenger numbers which never materialised, leading to heavy losses and inability to pay £2 Billion ...
by TimBrown
09:14 Thursday 27th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 64
Views: 6558

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

As reported elsewhere, Stagecoach will no longer be involved in any rail franchise by end of March 2020, the attached link gives further information about this company; https://dailybusinessgroup.co.uk/2019/06/stagecoach-pulls-out-of-risky-rail-franchise-bidding/ Perhaps Stagecoach will bid for some...
by TimBrown
12:10 Wednesday 26th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 64
Views: 6558

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

Stagecoach and Virgin have been barred from making franchise bids on two counts. a) Failure to run the East Coast franchise at a profit mainly because of over enthusiastic predictions of increase in passenger numbers which never materialised, leading to heavy losses and inability to pay £2 Billion i...
by TimBrown
08:57 Wednesday 26th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 64
Views: 6558

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

I was trawling the web for any more information about First Bus sell-off and came across this link, it is just over a week old so many of you may already know about the meeting of shareholders on 25 June 2019. Perhaps the way forward will become clearer after this meeting? https://www.proactiveinve...

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