Derelict BMMO vehicles

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Derelict BMMO vehicles

Post by AdamH » 16:26 Monday 2nd April 2018

I took this photo from the dark side of the museum yesterday. It shows a BMMO S6 and two BMMO D9s all heavily cannibalised to provide parts to keep other buses on the road. I believe the D9 in the far corner is 5360, but can anyone tell me the identification of the other two vehicles please.
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Post by DD12 » 20:38 Monday 2nd April 2018

A long way up this thread, I also asked what the "3" derilect buses were, parked in this corner -- I don't know whether there was a fourth one there at that time -- is it a non-Midland Red (?)

Mr 943KHA kindly identified the three I saw as 5360, 5341, and 3039 !

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Re: Derelict BMMO vehicles

Post by AdamH » 20:40 Monday 2nd April 2018

The forth bus on the right of the photograph is a non-Midland Red Leyland National.

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Post by DD12 » 20:58 Monday 2nd April 2018

AdamH wrote:
20:40 Monday 2nd April 2018
The forth bus on the right of the photograph is a non-Midland Red Leyland National.
"That's funny" -- I noticed the remaining "architecture" under the side windows looked a bit like a Leyland National and I almost put that in my post - "as a joke" -- I have never before seen one in that state of decay !!

-- rather sad, because when new to the scene in 1972/73 the nationals looked like the "most modern bus in the world" to me, and only a short time after seeing the first photos of one in a trade/industry newspaper, WR depot got 8 of them !

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Post by 943KHA » 22:19 Monday 2nd April 2018

If you think that particular National is a little bit 'rough' then you should have seen our ex tyres store National that went to the great scrapyard in the sky just before Easter; we had to suspend lift it at the rear out of its home with the NBB Matador; the crane lift went up but the bus didn't......

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Post by AdamH » 11:17 Tuesday 3rd April 2018

DD12 wrote:
20:58 Monday 2nd April 2018
-- rather sad, because when new to the scene in 1972/73 the nationals looked like the "most modern bus in the world" to me, and only a short time after seeing the first photos of one in a trade/industry newspaper, WR depot got 8 of them !
Going slightly off topic here, but here we have six of the eight new to Worcester in 1973 that you mentioned...
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Post by 943KHA » 13:45 Tuesday 3rd April 2018

A typical line up of Nationals, none of them leaning the same way........... When SD had their first allocation they soon learnt to wait for the air suspension to fully level before driving out of the garage where they had been 'feeler gauge' parked the night beforehand!

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Post by DD12 » 14:48 Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Thanks Gents; - I don't recall seeing that photo before, and I've not been aware of the leaning problem - - - as illustrated !! :)

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Post by AdamH » 16:20 Wednesday 4th April 2018

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...and I've not been aware of the leaning problem - - - as illustrated !! :)
At Worcester we were always told not to park them less than 2ft apart because of this.

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Post by DD12 » 16:36 Wednesday 4th April 2018

AdamH wrote:
16:20 Wednesday 4th April 2018
DD12 wrote:
14:48 Tuesday 3rd April 2018
...and I've not been aware of the leaning problem - - - as illustrated !! :)
At Worcester we were always told not to park them less than 2ft apart because of this.
Thanks Adam -- I was wondering about that, because of the appalling state of the "patch" before it was given it's proper surface !

I only became aware of any leaning problems, when WR first got it's Olympians !

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