Sunday, 21 October 2018

‘Scene’ in Chesterfield, ‘stagecoachgold’ on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

‘Stagecoach in Chesterfield’ which is part of ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ has run ‘Gold’ branded buses on its service X17 from Matlock, via Chesterfield to Sheffield for some years.

 

Recent improvements on the service have seen it extended from Sheffield to Barnsley where ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ has its headquarters.

 

At the same time, new vehicles have been introduced to run the service.

 

SK68 LUH ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11119, ‘stagecoachgold X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC 

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk


SK68 LUH ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11119, ‘stagecoachgold X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


SK68 LUL ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11121, ‘stagecoachgold  X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC  

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk



SK68 LUL ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11121, ‘stagecoachgold  X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC   on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

SK68 LUF ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11118, ‘stagecoachgold X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC /1

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk


SK68 LUF ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11118, ‘stagecoachgold X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


SK68 LUF ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11118, ‘stagecoachgold  X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC /2

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk


SK68 LUF ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11118, ‘stagecoachgold  X17’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


SK68 LUT ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11125, ‘stagecoachgold . Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

This bus does not carry the X17 branding.

 

SK68 LUT ‘Yorkshire Traction’ No. 11125, ‘stagecoachgold . Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’  This bus does not carry the X17 branding.

 

 

 As a footnote to the above. Some of the ‘gold’ liveried buses previously used on the X17 have been cascaded to run on service 50a which runs from Chesterfield to Sheffield via Eckington.

 

YN64 AOA ‘’Yorkshire Traction’ No. 15190 ‘ ‘stagecoachgold’. Scania N230UD / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk




YN64 AOA ‘’Yorkshire Traction’ No. 15190 ‘ ‘stagecoachgold’. Scania N230UD / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’


Thursday, 18 October 2018

‘Scene’ in Bury. Coaches on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

One of Bury’s major attractions is its Market which advertises itself as being the best in the country.

 

Other towns may dispute that but it is a good market and as such it attracts people and the coaches they travel in.

 

YN07 LDK ‘Oakleaf Coaches’. Scania K114EB4 / Irizar Century

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Clarkes’, Sydenham.

 

YN07 LDK ‘Oakleaf Coaches’. Scania K114EB4 / Irizar Century on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

YN08 DGY ‘GrayShells Travel’. Scania K340EB4 / Irizar PB

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Euroview’, Dereham, Norfolk.

 

YN08 DGY ‘GrayShells Travel’. Scania K340EB4 / Irizar PB on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

2 HXA ‘The Travellers Choice’, Carnforth. Volvo B12B / Jonckheere SHV

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New as PN10 GJU.

 

2 HXA ‘The Travellers Choice’, Carnforth. Volvo B12B / Jonckheere SHV on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

PE12 OXJ ‘Voel’, Dyserth, North Wales. Neoplan Tourliner

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘City Circle’, Hayes, Middlesex.

 

PE12 OXJ ‘Voel’, Dyserth, North Wales. Neoplan Tourliner on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

RB16 ANT ‘Anthony’s Travel’, Runcorn. MAN 19.360 / Barbi Galileo

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

RB16 ANT ‘Anthony’s Travel’, Runcorn. MAN 19.360 / Barbi Galileo on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

MXI 221 ‘Maxfields’, Sheffield. SETRA  S415GT-HD

on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New as BX07 NLR to ‘Dodsworth’s, Boroughbridge.

 

MXI 221 ‘Maxfields’, Sheffield. SETRA  S415HD-GT on ‘Dennis Basfords railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

Monday, 15 October 2018

‘Scene’ when Derby Railway Station was ‘Bustituted’ 2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Derby railway station has been closed for major refurbishment work since July which will continue through to October.

 

Travellers through Derby have found that they have had to switch to buses and coaches for the onward journeys.

 

The operation seems to have been well organised with a selection of vehicles from a wide range of operators being used.

 

For earlier blogs on this subject see blog published 18/08/2018 and 28/09/2018. 

 

FJ10 OXNMidland General Omnibus Company Ltd’ No. 73. Scania K3201B4 / Irizar i4

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

Although some published records show this bus as being oerated by ‘notts+derby’.

 

The legal titling clearly shows the operator as being MGOC.

 

The livery is the debranded form of ‘trentbarton’s ‘skylink express’.

 

FJ10 OXN ‘Midland General Omnibus Company Ltd’. Scania K3201B4 / Irizar i4 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

H9 UKA ‘Hamiltons Coaches’, Kettering. Volvo B12 / Jonkheere

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk


H9 UKA ‘Hamiltons Coaches’, Kettering. Volvo B12 / Jonkheere on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

SN61 ABV ‘Hunters’, Leeds. VDL / BOVA FHD127/365

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

New to ‘AAA’ Kirknewton, Scotland.

 

SN61 ABV ‘Hunters’, Leeds. VDL / BOVA FHD127/365 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

TT06 PSW ‘Paul S. Winson’, Loughborough. Volvo B12B / Jonkheere Mistral

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

TT06 PSW ‘Paul S. Winson’, Loughborough. Volvo B12B / Jonkheere Mistral on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

B11 PSV ‘Freeway Coaches’, Pinxton, Notts. Volvo B12B / Sunsundegui Sideral

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

New as FJ55 YCF to ‘Dunn-Line’, Notts as its No. 5503.

 

B11 PSV ‘Freeway Coaches’, Pinxton, Notts. Volvo B12B / Sunsundegui Sideral on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

V20 YAL ‘Nottingham Coaches’. Scania / Van Hool Alizee

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

Formerly woth ‘York Pullman’ and ‘Blue Sky Coaches’.

 

V20 YAL ‘Nottingham Coaches’. Scania / Van Hool Alizee on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

FN02 RXC Operator not known. MAN 18.310 / Caetano

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

New to ‘Clarkson’, Barrow.

 

Wearing the livery of ‘Premiere Travel’ of Nottingham who went out of business in 2013.

 

It appears to have been repainted into this livery fairly recently because in 2015 it was seen in ‘Swan Street Coaches’ colours.

 

FN02 RXC Operator not known. MAN 18.310 / Caetano on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

WK66 JPF ‘Tiger European’. Ford Transit

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

WK66 JPF ‘Tiger European’. Ford Transit on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Thursday, 11 October 2018

‘Scene’ in ‘Stagecoach’ service, YN05 XNZ on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

I never thought that when I photographed YN05 XNZ at Rowsley some years ago in its glorious ‘Chesterfield Transport’ green and cream livery that it would ever re-appear in ‘Stagecoach’ fleet livery.

 

I thought that the next time it would make the news was when it was withdrawn and probably scrapped.

 

But no! Not only repainted in group livery but repainted in a revised group livery which shows less dark blue and more white at the front.

 

The overall effect being to lighten the buses appearance considerably.

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720, ‘Chesterfield Transport’. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /1

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720, ‘Chesterfield Transport’. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720, ‘Chesterfield Transport’. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /2

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720, ‘Chesterfield Transport’. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /1 

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /1  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /2 

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /2  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /3

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YN05 XNZ ‘ Yorkshire Traction’ No. 34720. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer 2 /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Monday, 8 October 2018

‘Scene’ in Bolton on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

I was a great fan of the old Bolton Bus Station which was typically 1950’s ish. Buses were easy to see and photograph.

 

The new ‘Interchange’ which opened in 2017 is very modern, mostly indoors behind glass but not in my view very photographer friendly.

 

Still, here goes.

 

M522 WHF ‘Arriva’ North West’ No. 8232 ‘Arriva Training Bus’. Volvo B10B / Wright Endurance

on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Merseyside’. Then ‘MTL’ as its No. 6522.

 

M522 WHF ‘Arriva’ North West’ No. 8232 ‘Arriva Training Bus’. Volvo B10B / Wright Endurance on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 


LJ03 MVU ‘Vision / UK Coachways’. DAF DB250 / Wright Gemini

on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

New to ‘Arriva London South’ as its No. DW7.

It has also carried the former Routemaster registration WLT 807 (RM 807) in London.

 

LJ03 MVU ‘Vision / UK Coachways’. DAF DB250 / Wright Gemini on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

PN57 NFC ‘Diamond North West’ No. 30919. Scania K230UB / East Lancs Esteem

on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘PrestonBus’ as its No. 209.

 

PN57 NFC ‘Diamond North West’ No. 30919. Scania K230UB / East Lancs Esteem on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Y951 CSF ‘First Manchester’ No. 62241. Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renown

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

New to ‘Midland Bluebird’, Scotland as its No. 1224.

 

Y951 CSF ‘First Manchester’ No. 62241. Volvo B10BLE / Wright Renown on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

DK55 FXB ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 2517. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

New to ‘ARRIVA Merseyside’.

 

DK55 FXB ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 2517. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’


At this stage, I gave up on the bus station and took to the streets.

YJ12 GXK ‘Cumfybus’. Optare Solo M810H

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YJ12 GXK ‘Cumfybus’. Optare Solo M810H on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



YJ12 GXK ‘Cumfybus’. Optare Solo M810H

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk


SN13 CJZ ‘First Manchester’ No. 67404. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E30D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 300 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


YJ11 ENT ‘Cumfybus’. Optare Versa V970H

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

New to ‘Maytree Travel’, Bolton.

 

YJ11 ENT ‘Cumfybus’. Optare Versa V970H on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 




KX06 TYF ‘Vision / UK Coachways’. Optare Solo M850

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

New to ‘Stagecoach United Counties’ as its No. 47338.

 

KX06 TYF ‘Vision / UK Coachways’. Optare Solo M850 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


CX54 DLK ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 2503. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

CX54 DLK ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 2503. VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 MX12 KWA ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 3128. VDL SB200/Wright Pulsar

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 

 

New to ‘TGM’ (Telling Golden Miller) group. ‘TGM’ have been part of the ‘ARRIVA’ since 2007.

 

MX12 KWA ‘ARRIVA North West’ No. 3128. VDL SB200/Wright Pulsar on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

‘Scene’ in Leeds, ‘ARRIVA’ & ‘Transdev’ Deckers on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

SN15 LLV ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1927 ‘MAX’ 202/203. Alexander Dennis Ltd’ (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk




SN15 LLV ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1927 ‘MAX’. Alexander Dennis Ltd’ (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 


YJ61 OBM ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1537 ‘MAX 229’. Wrightbus 2DL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

I feel that the lower roofline of the buses of this type produced for ‘ARRIVA’ spoils the look of the Gemini body.

 

The comparison between the ‘ARRIVA’ style roofline  and the original is clear to see with the ‘CityZap’ bus behind.

 

YJ61 OBM ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1537 ‘MAX 229’. Wrightbus 2DL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



YJ06 WLX ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1600. VDL DB250 / East Lancs Lowlander

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YJ06 WLX ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1600. VDL DB250 / East Lancs Lowlander on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



YX17 NLT ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1980 ‘254/255.  ‘ADL’ E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC 

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX17 NLT ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1980 ‘254/255.  ‘ADL’ E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



YJ08 EES ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1812. Volvo B9TL / East Lancs Olympus

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YJ08 EES ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1812. Volvo B9TL / East Lancs Olympus on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



SN15 LPF ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1946 ‘Sapphire’. ‘ADL’ E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400 

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

SN15 LPF ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1946 ‘Sapphire’. ‘ADL’ E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



YX17 NKN ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1963 ‘ARRIVASapphire 163/166’. ‘ADL’ E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX17 NKN ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1963 ‘ARRIVASapphire 163/166’. ‘ADL’ E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



YX17 NGE ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1957 ‘189’. ‘ADL’ E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC 

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX17 NGE ‘ARRIVA Yorkshire’ No. 1957 ‘189’. ‘ADL’ E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 


‘Transdev’ uses local identities in Blackburn, Burnley, Harrogate and Keighley together with ‘Coastliner’ to engender in the populations of the towns and localities the feeling that these are ‘our’ buses.

 

X14 VTD ‘The Harrogate Bus Company’ No. 3614. Volvo B7TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Lancashire United’ (another part of ‘Transdev’ group) as PO55 PYP.

 

X14 VTD ‘The Harrogate Bus Company’ No. 3614. Volvo B7TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



BF62 UXZ ‘The Harrogate Bus Company’ No. 3613. Volvo B9TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

BF62 UXZ ‘The Harrogate Bus Company’ No. 3613. Volvo B9TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’


Sunday, 30 September 2018

‘Scene’ at Showbus 2018. Delaine’s AD68 DBL on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

I do not normally publish a one image blog but I feel that the first 68 registration that I have seen justifies my doing so.

 

Looking immaculate in the late afternoon sunshine at Donnington Park AD68 DBL starts its journey home.

 

AD68 DBL ‘Delaine’, Bourne No. 164. Volvo B8RLE / Wright Eclipse 3

on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

AD68 DBL ‘Delaine’ Bourne Volvo B8RLE / Wright on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’