Salt Road Fleet Names

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Brendan
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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by Brendan » 23:48 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
Yes! I vaguely remember when the Hopper's were introduced, bright yellow and green. I would have been 6 at the time and I was most annoyed we couldn't catch the 7, 5 or 4 anymore. They had turned into the 117, 115 and 114.

lrew120585
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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by lrew120585 » 21:40 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

AdamH wrote:
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.

It was called “Jim Seery”

TimBrown
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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by TimBrown » 13:15 Wednesday 4th December 2019

willr7 wrote:
17:50 Sunday 1st December 2019
I can add one more to the list;
69449 - CERES

7 Down - 5 to go! :)
The following noted this morning;

69453 - NO NAME just the First 'F' logo.
69455 - AURORA
69456 - TELLUS

Charliedaffin
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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by Charliedaffin » 15:47 Wednesday 4th December 2019

Thanks tim, appreciate it

TimBrown
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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by TimBrown » 05:30 Thursday 5th December 2019

69449 - CERES and a random selection of vehicles working into Crowngate bus station yesterday morning Wednesday 4 December 2019, between 10-30 AM and 12 noon.
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04 December 2019 Crowngate 002.JPG
04 December 2019 Crowngate 004.JPG
04 December 2019 Crowngate 009.JPG
04 December 2019 Crowngate 011.JPG
04 December 2019 Crowngate 012.JPG
04 December 2019 Crowngate 015.JPG
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04 December 2019 Crowngate 017.JPG
A seasonal destination display on this Streetlite Max;
04 December 2019 Crowngate 019.JPG
Finally a couple of well known independent operators working stage carriage services into the City.
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04 December 2019 Crowngate 010.JPG

ex MRW
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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by ex MRW » 10:36 Friday 6th December 2019

Another Digbeth based Lance was named 'Sir Richard Knowles', the then Lord Mayor of Birmingham, but I cannot recall the fleet number.

Also named was the Mercedes 608D which appeared in Worcester Royal Charter Celebration livery. This was called Richard 1st.

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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

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TimBrown
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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by TimBrown » 12:02 Saturday 7th December 2019

Here is another name for the list;
69451 - SALUS.
07 December 2019 Crowngate 005.JPG
07 December 2019 Crowngate 007.JPG
07 December 2019 Crowngate 009.JPG
07 December 2019 Crowngate 013.JPG
42892 still at Worcester and it worked my 37 back home from Crowngate at 10-40;
07 December 2019 Crowngate 021.JPG
Other operators' vehicles;
07 December 2019 Crowngate 012.JPG
07 December 2019 Crowngate 017.JPG
07 December 2019 Crowngate 024.JPG

TimBrown
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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by TimBrown » 12:17 Saturday 14th December 2019

Seen this morning is another name to add to the list;

69450 - VENUS.

The list so far;

69435 - JUNO
69436 - VICTORIA
69449 - CERES
69450 - VENUS
69451 - SALLUS
69452 - VESTA
69453 - NO NAME just First 'F' logo on front panel
69454 - EPONA
69455 - AURORA
69456 - TELLUS
69459 - DIANA
69460 - PROSPERPINA

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Re: Salt Road Fleet Names

Post by Charliedaffin » 17:04 Saturday 14th December 2019

Thanks so much tim

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