D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

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DD12
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Re: D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by DD12 » 19:30 Wednesday 29th April 2020

..... and before anyone else can say it -- -- there is also D9 5424 in good condition from 1966, -- -- are there any others from the batch 5405-5445 that have survived ??

I shall have to google "1966 red wine" to see if I can get a bottle -- -- to drink and extend my life expectancy !!!

943KHA
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Re: D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by 943KHA » 19:50 Wednesday 29th April 2020

Yes, rather remarkable that two ...415D's survive! Regarding 6015 the plan is (with First's help) that it will be tested to Class VI standard. Given that it still has a current CoIF since it had a valid CoF on 1/4/81 (it did cost me £23 to get a copy off my good friends at DVSA) then at least there is not the hassle of putting it through a CoIF test as well. A few weeks ago before lockdown I delivered a new screenwasher kit which it will need for either a Class V or Class VI if used for PH work. The eccentricities of testing still say that if used as a PSV on stage carriage work only it does not need washers (presumably the roads are cleaner than when used for PH work..............).

DD12
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Re: D9 5415 calls in Crowngate 11 April 2010.

Post by DD12 » 20:10 Wednesday 29th April 2020

943KHA wrote:
19:50 Wednesday 29th April 2020
Yes, rather remarkable that two ...415D's survive! Regarding 6015 the plan is (with First's help) that it will be tested to Class VI standard. Given that it still has a current CoIF since it had a valid CoF on 1/4/81 (it did cost me £23 to get a copy off my good friends at DVSA) then at least there is not the hassle of putting it through a CoIF test as well. A few weeks ago before lockdown I delivered a new screenwasher kit which it will need for either a Class V or Class VI if used for PH work. The eccentricities of testing still say that if used as a PSV on stage carriage work only it does not need washers (presumably the roads are cleaner than when used for PH work..............).
Thanks 943KHA, ---- that's really weird about the screen-washers, - - - it's only now, after all these years, that I cannot recall ever seeing screen-washers being used on buses in service !!

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