Twilight Running at Wythall Saturday 27 October 2018

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TimBrown
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Twilight Running at Wythall Saturday 27 October 2018

Post by TimBrown » 11:58 Monday 29th October 2018

The weather was not being kind with a cold wind and plenty of rain, but all the vehicles booked managed to run and the turnout was good too!

Not sure if all the details are correct, so apologies in advance. The light levels were very low, there may be some rain splashes on the lens and my camera just about managed a few shots in the evening gloom with some pixellation and blurring. It is a record of the day nonetheless.

5056 HA a BMMO S15 monocoque with BMMO DP40F bodywork new 08/62 at Hereford garage as 5056.
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BHA 399C a BMMO D9 monocoque with BMMO H40/32RD bodywork new 07/65 at Cradley Heath garage as 5399.
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UHA 956H a BMMO S23 monocoque with BMMO B51F bodywork finished by Plaxton new 11/69 to Kidderminster garage as 5956.
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Leyland PD2/28 with Northern Counties bodywork entered service with Harper, Heath Hayes in 01/62 as 25 and had H36/28RD layout. The St Helens style front assembly was fitted in 1970 and the bus was used as a driver training vehicle from 02/76 until 07/81 when it was converted to a towing vehicle as depicted.
In the second shot it is seen with GHA 337 a BMMO SON with Brush B38F bodywork new in 1940 to Midland Red as 2418. Also in the frame is JOJ 245 a Leyland PS2/1 with Weymann B34F bodywork new 08/50 to Birmingham City Transport as 2245.
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NLE 627 an AEC Regal IV with Metro-Cammell B39F bodywork new 07/53 to London Transport as RF627.
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CUV 219C an AEC Routemaster with Park Royal H36/29RD bodywork new 06/65 to London Transport as RCL2219.
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JJD 411D an AEC Routemaster with Park Royal H40/32R bodywork new 02/66 to London Transport as RML2411.
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NDW 415X an Ailsa-Volvo B55-10 with Northern Counties H39/35F bodywork new 03/82 to Cardiff as 415 is seen arriving at The Transport Museum and in the second shot it is parked alongside JOV 738P an Ailsa-Volvo B55-10 with Alexander H44/35F bodywork new 01/76 to West Midlands PTE as 4738.
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MOF 9 a Guy Arab IV with Metro-Cammell H30/25R bodywork new 07/53 to Birmingham City Transport as 3009 is seen in one of the exhibition halls alongside NOB 413M a Bristol VRT/SL6G with MCW H43/33F bodywork new 04/74 to West Midlands PTE as 4413.
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In the same hall is HDG 448 an Albion Venturer CX19 with Metro-Cammell H30/36R bodywork new 03/49 to Cheltenham District as 72. Alongside is JOJ 533 a Guy Arab IV with Metro-Cammell H30/24R bodywork new 08/50 to Birmingham City Transport as 2533. Just visible is the rear of CVP 207 a Daimler COG5 with Metro-Cammell H30/24R bodywork new 11/37 to Birmingham City Transport as 1107. It carries a 1939 body which was fitted in 06/50.
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GOE 486 a Daimler CVA6DD with Metro-Cammell H30/24R bodywork new 07/47 to Birmingham City Transport as 1486. Behind it is the rear of HOV 685 a Leyland Titan PD2/1 with Brush H30/24R bodywork new 11/48 to Birmingham City Transport as 1685.
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HWO 334 a Guy Arab III with Duple L27/26RD bodywork new 02/50 to Red & White as L1149. This type of bus was used on the long Gloucester to Cardiff service for many years.
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WMN 485 a Guy Otter with Mulliner B26F bodywork new 11/57 to Douglas Isle of Man as 9.
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ORB 277 a Daimler CVD6SD with Duple C35F bodywork new 07/50 to Blue Bus, Willington as DR12. Alongside is RC 4615 an AEC Regal new 05/37 to Trent as 714. This bus was rebodied in 06/50 with the Willowbrook B35F bus body as seen in the picture.
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chason
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Re: Twilight Running at Wythall Saturday 27 October 2018

Post by chason » 14:11 Monday 29th October 2018

Pretty good, I'd say, considering the state of the weather. Generally speaking, I prefer the more natural shots than the posed ones in the sort of perfect weather which we very rarely get anyway. Thanks, Tim.

MattW
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Re: Twilight Running at Wythall Saturday 27 October 2018

Post by MattW » 18:39 Monday 29th October 2018

That Isle of Man bus looks like something out of 'Noddy & Bigears' :lol:

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