Salt Road Fleet Names

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Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by Charliedaffin » 21:24 Saturday 30th November 2019

It just occurred to me that the fleet names are not on uk buses or any other fleet list, does anyone know all the names of the 12 buses?

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Post by AdamH » 21:56 Saturday 30th November 2019

Good point. I asked First Marketing for a list at the launch but they didn’t have one. They said they would get back to me and it seems we both forgot! I’ll chance them up in the week...

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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by Charliedaffin » 09:44 Sunday 1st December 2019

Thanks

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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by TimBrown » 10:43 Sunday 1st December 2019

Charliedaffin wrote:
21:24 Saturday 30th November 2019
It just occurred to me that the fleet names are not on uk buses or any other fleet list, does anyone know all the names of the 12 buses?
I have looked at the photographs taken at Droitwich recently when First Bus did the Salt Road promotion and the following names apply;

69435 JUNO
69436 VICTORIA
69452 VESTA
69454 EPONA
69459 DIANA
69460 PROSPERPINA

Obviously many are not shown, as I have been more or less house-bound during large part of November with prosthetic leg problems. Come on you spotters, pen and paper in hand!

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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by Charliedaffin » 13:32 Sunday 1st December 2019

Thanks tim :) ill be out spotting today then ;)

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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by willr7 » 17:50 Sunday 1st December 2019

I can add one more to the list;
69449 - CERES

7 Down - 5 to go! :)

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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by Brendan » 23:42 Sunday 1st December 2019

Before this what was the last fleet to have individual names? Hereford Hopper's?

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Post by AdamH » 08:16 Monday 2nd December 2019

Brendan wrote:
23:42 Sunday 1st December 2019
Before this what was the last fleet to have individual names? Hereford Hopper's?
I think you're right. I can't remember MRW/FMR ever using names on buses during the 24-years I was there. Well, not officially anyway... The drivers had a few names for them but I won't go into that now! 😜

Full list of Hereford Hopper names if you are interested... http://midlandred.net/vehicles/fleetinf ... cellaneous

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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by TimBrown » 08:47 Monday 2nd December 2019

AdamH wrote:
08:16 Monday 2nd December 2019
Brendan wrote:
23:42 Sunday 1st December 2019
Before this what was the last fleet to have individual names? Hereford Hopper's?
I think you're right. I can't remember MRW/FMR ever using names on buses during the 24-years I was there. Well, not officially anyway... The drivers had a few names for them but I won't go into that now! 😜

Full list of Hereford Hopper names if you are interested... http://midlandred.net/vehicles/fleetinf ... cellaneous
I seem to remember at least one of the early Lances having the name of an individual who worked at Digbeth garage over the passenger entrance door; possibly 201.

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Post by AdamH » 16:37 Monday 2nd December 2019

TimBrown wrote:
08:47 Monday 2nd December 2019
I seem to remember at least one of the early Lances having the name of an individual who worked at Digbeth garage over the passenger entrance door; possibly 201.
Ah yes, fleet number 201 was named in memory of a Digbeth Dispatch Clerk who passed away.

The name is visible on this photo... http://midlandred.net/vehicles/photogra ... 01&image=4 but too small to make it out.

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