D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

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D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by TimBrown » 11:11 Tuesday 28th April 2020

Ashley Wakelin ran BMMO D9 5415 EHA 415D for a number of years as part of his Coaching at Wheels preserved bus and coach business and operated this commemorative special 144 all the way from Birmingham to Malvern Wells just over 10 years ago on Sunday 11 April 2010. The bus was sold on to Initio Interactive, Speke in 02/15, then to Cherry, Maghull by 06/17 and then to a dealer by 02/19.

Does anyone know if it still exists and if so who owns it now?

Here is the photographic record of the brief visit to Crowngate Bus Station;
April 11 2010 Crowngate 003.jpg
April 11 2010 Crowngate 005.jpg
April 11 2010 Crowngate 006.jpg
April 11 2010 Crowngate 011.jpg
April 11 2010 Crowngate 013.jpg
April 11 2010 Crowngate 014.jpg
April 11 2010 Crowngate 015.jpg
April 11 2010 Crowngate 016.jpg
April 11 2010 Crowngate 017.jpg
April 11 2010 Crowngate 018.jpg
Note the very tall crane in the one shot indicating that building work had just commenced on the controversial golden 'Hive' building.

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Re: D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by MattW » 11:14 Tuesday 28th April 2020

Beautiful! 8-)

Not many buses go to Malvern Wells these days.

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Re: D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by SEVERNLINK » 11:42 Tuesday 28th April 2020

'Sold to dealer' sounded a bit ominous but pleased to say there's some pictures from June last year of her on Flickr.Seems it being used for events such as weddings.and is now owned by Aintree Coachline and previously by another similar company from that area.https://flic.kr/p/2gB4TS9

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Re: D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by TimBrown » 12:31 Tuesday 28th April 2020

SEVERNLINK wrote:
11:42 Tuesday 28th April 2020
'Sold to dealer' sounded a bit ominous but pleased to say there's some pictures from June last year of her on Flickr.Seems it being used for events such as weddings.and is now owned by Aintree Coachline and previously by another similar company from that area.https://flic.kr/p/2gB4TS9
Thanks for the link, 5415 looks to be in well cared for condition; long may it remain so!

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Post by 943KHA » 13:07 Tuesday 28th April 2020

Yes, it has been through a variety of owners in the Liverpool area, it is still currently in Class VI test. Most of its maintenance has been done by a good independent repairer in the Liverpool area. I've been up there once or twice to help put with specialist knowledge and a supply of vital spare parts.........

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Re: D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by lrew120585 » 14:10 Tuesday 28th April 2020

MattW wrote:
11:14 Tuesday 28th April 2020
Beautiful! 8-)

Not many buses go to Malvern Wells these days.
I’ve been through quite a few times in the last 3 weeks doing rail replacement. Usually about 0400 on way empty to Great Malvern. Still got it until May 17th at least.....

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Post by SEVERNLINK » 14:31 Tuesday 28th April 2020

943KHA wrote:
13:07 Tuesday 28th April 2020
Yes, it has been through a variety of owners in the Liverpool area, it is still currently in Class VI test. Most of its maintenance has been done by a good independent repairer in the Liverpool area. I've been up there once or twice to help put with specialist knowledge and a supply of vital spare parts.........
Excellent stuff sounds like it's in good hands good to hear you're helping out too 8-)

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Re: D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by MattW » 15:07 Tuesday 28th April 2020

lrew120585 wrote:
14:10 Tuesday 28th April 2020
MattW wrote:
11:14 Tuesday 28th April 2020
Beautiful! 8-)

Not many buses go to Malvern Wells these days.
I’ve been through quite a few times in the last 3 weeks doing rail replacement. Usually about 0400 on way empty to Great Malvern. Still got it until May 17th at least.....
Cheers mate, was in Ledbury earlier saw the Solo go through.

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Re: D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by MattW » 15:08 Tuesday 28th April 2020

943KHA wrote:
13:07 Tuesday 28th April 2020
Yes, it has been through a variety of owners in the Liverpool area, it is still currently in Class VI test. Most of its maintenance has been done by a good independent repairer in the Liverpool area. I've been up there once or twice to help put with specialist knowledge and a supply of vital spare parts.........
Good news 8-)

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Re: D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by DD12 » 19:00 Wednesday 29th April 2020

...... and not to forget that it is one of TWO Midland Red double-deckers from 1966 that survive in good condition, - both of which have registration numbers "ending" in *HA415D !!

The other one of course being 6015 GHA415D :)

Would be good to get them together at Wythall sometime !

Also, am I correct in remembering "J.P." ("943KHA") that 6015 will likely only get a class 5 MOT certificate ??

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