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by chason
16:26 Wednesday 6th March 2019
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Oh Deer!
Replies: 1
Views: 2658

Re: Oh Deer!

Reminds me of travelling on a Johnsons coach a few years back when we collided with a deer on a Belgian motorway. The deer emerged from bushes at speed and collided with the front offside corner of the VDL coach. Apart from a bloody mess where it hit, the coach was unscathed but sadly the deer must ...
by chason
14:05 Friday 22nd February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.
Replies: 10
Views: 2099

Re: 1963 Midland Red coach tour leaflet.

Not sure if the date fits but certainly around that time the southern end of the M5 was the junction with the M50. Traffic intending to go further South had to go on to the M50 and leave at junction 1 on to the A38. Not surprisingly, until the M5 was further extended, particularly on summer Saturday...
by chason
17:15 Tuesday 19th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Bus tickets from the 1950s and 1960s.
Replies: 3
Views: 825

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: 11
Views: 2760

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: 10
Views: 2099

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: 10
Views: 2099

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: 10
Views: 2099

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: 816

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: 816

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: 1357

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...

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