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bmmoboy
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69454

Post by bmmoboy » 20:33 Friday 24th June 2022

69454 (WX59 BZH) has returned from the paintshop and is in similar colours to the Platinum Jubilee bus, except the centre is white, not silver. It is awaiting logos and will probably be ready in the middle of next week.

The first of many.

DD12
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Re: 69454

Post by DD12 » 20:55 Friday 24th June 2022

bmmoboy wrote:
20:33 Friday 24th June 2022
69454 (WX59 BZH) has returned from the paintshop and is in similar colours to the Platinum Jubilee bus, except the centre is white, not silver. It is awaiting logos and will probably be ready in the middle of next week.

The first of many.
Does this mean it's got the sparkling metallic front and rear paint, or it just the same "purply" front / white / blue rear as many in the fleet, please ?

(And will she still be called Epona ? :mrgreen: )

bmmoboy
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Re: 69454

Post by bmmoboy » 22:34 Friday 24th June 2022

The front is the same, but the back is a deeper shade than previous repaints.

DD12
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Re: 69454

Post by DD12 » 22:48 Friday 24th June 2022

bmmoboy wrote:
22:34 Friday 24th June 2022
The front is the same, but the back is a deeper shade than previous repaints.
Thank you.

Mechwr26
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Re: 69454

Post by Mechwr26 » 22:17 Sunday 26th June 2022

Not my photos, these were taken by Jordan and Bethany Hart.
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SEVERNLINK
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Re: 69454

Post by SEVERNLINK » 15:36 Tuesday 28th June 2022

Saw it yesterday evening on a ....144 :|

willr7
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Re: 69454

Post by willr7 » 17:57 Tuesday 28th June 2022

SEVERNLINK wrote:
15:36 Tuesday 28th June 2022
Saw it yesterday evening on a ....144 :|
The PVR for the 144 is 7 (I think)… so why they are re-painting at least 6 of the salt Road batch I do not know!

DD12
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Re: 69454

Post by DD12 » 19:49 Tuesday 28th June 2022

willr7 wrote:
17:57 Tuesday 28th June 2022
SEVERNLINK wrote:
15:36 Tuesday 28th June 2022
Saw it yesterday evening on a ....144 :|
The PVR for the 144 is 7 (I think)… so why they are re-painting at least 6 of the salt Road batch I do not know!
So, are there now 6 of the batch that have lost their Salt Road decoration (including 69454)
??
I think it's a great shame that any are losing the green livery --
I don't normally care too much about what a single-decker looks like, but I think the green livery, with bright white on black destination screens. front and back. looks great !!
:( :cry: :( :cry: :(

willr7
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Re: 69454

Post by willr7 » 21:42 Tuesday 28th June 2022

DD12 wrote:
19:49 Tuesday 28th June 2022
So, are there now 6 of the batch that have lost their Salt Road decoration (including 69454)
??
I think it's a great shame that any are losing the green livery --
I don't normally care too much about what a single-decker looks like, but I think the green livery, with bright white on black destination screens. front and back. looks great !!
:( :cry: :( :cry: :(
Yes, I believe 69453-60 are the 6 that have lost the 'Salt Road' branding and temporarily wear the "i'll be repainted soon" message...

TimBrown
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Re: 69454

Post by TimBrown » 05:06 Wednesday 29th June 2022

willr7 wrote:
17:57 Tuesday 28th June 2022
SEVERNLINK wrote:
15:36 Tuesday 28th June 2022
Saw it yesterday evening on a ....144 :|
The PVR for the 144 is 7 (I think)… so why they are re-painting at least 6 of the salt Road batch I do not know!
Is the Catshill to Bromsgrove section carrying sufficient passengers to justify the current frequencies? If not, the 144 might only run between Worcester and Bromsgrove in the coming months, which might explain the excessive number of green 'Salt Road' buses earmarked for repainting into corporate livery.

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