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VehicleSOS “FEDD”
H30/26F Brush
Number2122 (EHA 254)
OperatorBirmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (Midland “Red”)
New (?/38) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Smethwick. Withdrawn (?/57)
LocationNew Street, Birmingham.
Description
Datec. 1952
SourceKindly sent to MidlandRed.net by Allan Condie
Les Ronan on Wednesday 28th November 2018
Outside the Arden Hotel in New Street, Birmingham. The Odeon Cinema is just out of shot to the right.

DD12 on Thursday 29th November 2018
Thanks Les, for taking the time and trouble to provide the location info. for these ancient Midland Reds !

AdamH on Thursday 29th November 2018
I'll second that! Thanks.

TimBrown on Sunday 2nd December 2018
I think the FEDD's look distinctive rather than ancient. With relatively lightweight bodywork they had a good power to weight ratio and lively performance. 2123 the sister bus to the above was a regular on the early morning 315 as a duplicate to KR's brand new D9's 4850 and/or 4899 and reportedly passed one of these D9's on the dual carriageway between Ombersley and Hawford, much to the amusement of WRGS pupils on board. I also had the privilege to ride in 2123 on a 132 from Bearwood to Kidderminster one bank holiday just before it was withdrawn and can vouch for its hill climbing abilities and a memorable flat out run at 40 MPH plus with an 'out of gear' descent of Hagley bank at a diff rumbling 50 MPH + pace. A great shame that none was saved from the scrap man!

DD12 on Tuesday 4th December 2018
Thanks for that interesting info. above Tim ! -- -- As a kid, I was at the New Inn bus stop, early mornings, in late 1966, so unfortunately I missed 2123 by 6 years, AND, only once did I see, the rear-end of a D5B or an LD8 in The Tything, as they were disappearing from the area, and being scrapped.

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