Mansfield and Alfreton

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Julie
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Mansfield and Alfreton

Post by Julie » 23:02 Wednesday 8th December 2021

Just seen a few butchered blind segments on ebay and several have surprised me. I didn't know that the "Red" ran so far up.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115129535031 ... xyBPZThuvT
Were these regular services or specials?

Thanks,

Julie

TimBrown
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Re: Mansfield and Alfreton

Post by TimBrown » 05:19 Thursday 9th December 2021

Possibly Trent blinds, I asked the question on line "Did Trent Motor services work in the Alfreton area in 1970s?" and the following timetables came up for sale as per link below;
https://transportpasttimes.co.uk/bus-ti ... ?perpage=6

Then asked the question "Which bus company ran buses in Mansfield in 1970s?" and the following information came up on Midland General / Mansfield District as per link below;
https://midlandgeneralomnibus.weebly.com/history.html

Hope that helps!

midlandred2003
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Re: Mansfield and Alfreton

Post by midlandred2003 » 11:47 Thursday 9th December 2021

Trent had a garage in Alfreton, they also worked in Mansfield as well as East Midlands.

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Re: Mansfield and Alfreton

Post by JustinTyme » 17:19 Friday 10th December 2021

I'm confident this was part of a Trent blind. The font was that used by Trent in the 1980s.

Derby (X12 and 625) and Nottingham (X99) were the furthest places that Midland Red buses reached in the north east direction.

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Re: Mansfield and Alfreton

Post by bmmoboy » 20:58 Friday 10th December 2021

If they were Midland Red blinds, they would have the depot code on the left hand side of the blind. They are Trent blinds

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Re: Mansfield and Alfreton

Post by Julie » 10:10 Sunday 19th December 2021

Many thanks for all your replies. I didn't think that they were "Red" ones.

It just goes to show that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet.

Merry Christmas to all,

Julie

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Re: Mansfield and Alfreton

Post by bmmoboy » 16:53 Sunday 19th December 2021

They've been on e-bay for several months, I must contact the seller to get him to update the listings.

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