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by chason
09:11 Thursday 20th October 2016
Forum: Midland "Red" Fleet
Topic: Midland Red DDs - Worcester area
Replies: 10
Views: 10522

Re: Midland Red DDs - Worcester area

Can't help with the Worcester allocation I'm afraid but was interested to see that research appears to show that MN had four DDs for a time. I am not saying that wasn't the case but my recollection is that they only ever had three - certainly for many years to cover their three 144 turns. Today I su...
by chason
19:28 Saturday 8th October 2016
Forum: Trains
Topic: Castle Class 5043 at Worcester Shrub Hill today
Replies: 3
Views: 2206

Re: Castle Class 5043 at Worcester Shrub Hill today

Thanks, Tim. Great pictures of a superb engine. We were lucky enough to get seats on the first Flying Scotsman special on the SVR a couple of weeks back. Very enjoyable and quite an experience but, personally, I would have much preferred a trip behind a Castle. I am also a great fan of the 'Hall' cl...
by chason
09:59 Saturday 8th October 2016
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Possible Non-Runners (?)
Replies: 61
Views: 26548

Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Not sure Worcester would be up to a 'transponder or techy' solution as they never seem to have got them to work in the past. I am old enough to remember when they introduced a system called Scoot to link the various traffic lights throughout the city. In theory if you caught your first on green and...
by chason
09:35 Saturday 8th October 2016
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Possible Non-Runners (?)
Replies: 61
Views: 26548

Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Not sure Worcester would be up to a 'transponder or techy' solution as they never seem to have got them to work in the past. I am old enough to remember when they introduced a system called Scoot to link the various traffic lights throughout the city. In theory if you caught your first on green and ...
by chason
19:38 Saturday 1st October 2016
Forum: Planes
Topic: Aircraft at (Showbus), I.W.M. Duxford 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3194

Re: Aircraft at (Showbus), I.W.M. Duxford 2014

I am not really into planes but I've very much enjoyed looking at this superb collection of pictures of some fascinating looking aircraft. Thanks Tim.
by chason
19:22 Thursday 29th September 2016
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Diamond in and around Bromsgrove.
Replies: 34
Views: 18563

Re: Diamond in and around Bromsgrove.

The 202 seems to be pretty much exclusively Solo operated these days although I haven't seen it at peak times.
by chason
08:23 Tuesday 27th September 2016
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Redditch Standard Front Page
Replies: 2
Views: 2195

Re: Redditch Standard Front Page

I'm not close enough to things to know whether he was making a real difference but it sounds from the comments in the press that things were improving. A pity therefore that he's gone with the job unfinished. Of course, it could just be that he's had a better offer from elsewhere but, on the other h...
by chason
09:19 Tuesday 13th September 2016
Forum: Trains
Topic: Smoking Tornado in Worcester this afternoon.
Replies: 2
Views: 1815

Re: Smoking Tornado in Worcester this afternoon.

Thanks for the pictures, Tim.

Look forward to seeing it on the SVR next week when we are booked on one of the Flying Scotsman departures, unfortunately at 08:20 a.m. but we are having a breakfast hamper so should be good.
by chason
09:05 Wednesday 31st August 2016
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Difficult times?
Replies: 4
Views: 3914

Re: Difficult times?

Almost every month, 'Buses' magazine has reports of independents going out of business. Some are probably not well run but others are of very long standing and well known such as Silcox of Pembroke Dock which in its time must have survived many recessions and hard times. It suggests that there is so...
by chason
13:01 Tuesday 30th August 2016
Forum: Preservation
Topic: BaMMOT Event day Monday 29 August 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 7940

Re: BaMMOT Event day Monday 29 August 2016

My experience of the pre-war fleet was that the manually operated doors were very rarely closed even in the coldest weather. No heaters either in those days so we passengers and crew must have been a much hardier lot. The drivers and conductors were issued with uniform great coats though and a lot o...

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