Monday, 27 June 2022

‘Scene’ in Edinburgh by Peter Rose Coaches 1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Peter, a friend of many years standing, was in Edinburgh on holiday recently and has forwarded these images for me to share with you.

 

As usual, they appear with his consent and my thanks.

 

Many images in this selection were captured on Princes Street which is shared with other forms of transport including Edinburgh’s trams.

 

The track of which can be observed beneath some of the coaches.

 

MXZ 1754 ‘Lothian ‘Motorcoaches’ No. 844.

Volvo B9TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini

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

 

New to ‘Lothian Buses’ registered SN57 DDU.

 

MXZ 1754 ‘Lothian ‘Motorcoaches’ No. 844. Volvo B9TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

SB19 GMO  ‘Lothian Buses’ No. 1132 ‘Airlink Express 24/7’.

Volvo B8L / Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro400XLB

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

 

A fleet of ten of these magnificent vehicles maintains the link to Edinburgh Airport.

 

SB19 GMO  ‘Lothian Buses’ No. 1132 ‘Airlink Express 24/7’. Volvo B8L / Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro400XLB on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

HSK 655 ‘Parks of Hamilton’ ‘Edinburgh Glasgow 24hr shuttle up to every 15 mins’.

Volvo B11RLET /Plaxton Panorama

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

 

The registration HSK 655 is a cherished registration that is owned by Parks which has appeared on a total of seven previous coaches.

 

HSK 655 ‘Parks of Hamilton’ ‘Edinburgh Glasgow 24hr shuttle up to every 15 mins’. Volvo B11RLET /Plaxton Panorama on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

YX64 WDC ‘Stagecoach Fife Scottish Omnibuses’ No. 54317.

Volvo B11RT / Plaxton Elite

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

 

It served ‘Stagecoach Cambus’ at one stage in its career.

 

A livery that I have never seen in the ‘flesh’ so to speak and with the situation at ‘Stagecoach’ at the time of writing, might never see.

 

YX64 WDC ‘Stagecoach Fife Scottish Omnibuses’ No. 54317. Volvo B11RT / Plaxton Elite on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Saturday, 25 June 2022

‘Scene’ in Royal Leamington Spa by Peter Rose 2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Peter has forwarded a number of images he has collected of buses in this elegant Warwickshire town.

 

As usual, they are reproduced here with his permission and my thanks.

 

YD21 NGE ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 39890 ‘national grid’.

Yutong E10 / Yutong

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

 

New to ‘Pelican Engineering’, Castleford, Yorks.

 

‘Pelican Engineering’ being the UK agent for Yutong.

 

YD21 NGE ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 39890 ‘national grid’. Yutong E10 / Yutong on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

KX12 GXJ ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 10040.

Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400

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

 

The livery is the old version of the ‘unibus’ livery.

 

The ‘uni’ being that of Warwick.

 

New to ‘Midland Red (South)’.


KX12 GXJ ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 10040. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

SN69 ZDE ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 11224 ‘Stagecoach unibus’.

Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC

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

 

The ‘new unibus’ livery is obviously simpler and presumably much cheaper to apply.

 

The ‘uni’ being that of Warwick.

 

New to ‘Midland Red (South)’.


SN69 ZDE ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 11224 ‘Stagecoach unibus’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

SN69 ZDF ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 11225 ‘Stagecoach unibus’.

Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC

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

 

The ‘new unibus’ livery is obviously simpler and presumably much cheaper to apply.

 

The ‘uni’ being that of Warwick.

 

New to ‘Midland Red (South)’.


SN69 ZDF ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 11225 ‘Stagecoach unibus’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400MMC on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

KX55 TLZ ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 18399.

Dennis Trident 2 / Alexander ALX 400

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

 

New to ‘Stagecoach Thames Transit’.

 

KX55 TLZ ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 18399. Dennis Trident 2 / Alexander ALX 400 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200

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

 

New to ‘Midland Red (South)’.


SN63 KFY ‘Stagecoach Midlands’ No. 36942. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’


Thursday, 23 June 2022

‘Scene’ in Edinburgh by Peter Rose More Tourist Buses on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Peter, a friend of many years standing, was in Edinburgh on holiday recently and has forwarded these images for me to share with you.

 

As usual, they appear with his consent and my thanks.

 

Many images in this selection were captured on Princes Street which is shared with other forms of transport including Edinburgh’s trams.

 

The track of which can be observed beneath some of the buses.

 

SJ16 CTV ‘Lothian Buses’ No. 233. ‘Cobbles Tour’.

Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3

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

 

SJ16 CTV ‘Lothian Buses’ No. 233. ‘Cobbles Tour’. Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

JJD 407D 'WWW.REDBUSBISTRO.CO.UK' ‘AFTERNOON TEA TOUR’.

AEC Routemaster RML / Park Royal

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

 

New in 1966 to ‘London Transport’ as RML 2407.

 

JJD 407D 'WWW.REDBUSBISTRO.CO.UK' ‘AFTERNOON TEA TOUR’. AEC Routemaster RML / Park Royal on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

ACZ 7494 ‘Bright Bus Tours’.

Dennis Trident / Alexander ALX400

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

 

New registered X274 NNO to  ‘Selkent’ as No. TA274, then to ‘Stagecoach East’. as No. 17274.

 

ACZ 7494 ‘Bright Bus Tours’. Dennis Trident / Alexander ALX400 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

CUV 343C ‘GHOSTBUSTOURSLTD’. ‘NECROBUS TRANSPORT’.

AEC Routemaster RML / Park Royal

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

 

New in 1965 to ‘London Transport’ as RML 2343.

 

I particularly like the ‘destinations’ listed. 

 

All twists on local Edinburgh destinations.

 

Holyrood Hearse, St. Andrew Scare and National Ghoulery’.

 

‘SPOOKY’.

 

CUV 343C ‘GHOSTBUSTOURSLTD’. ‘NECROBUS TRANSPORT’. AEC Routemaster RML / Park Royal on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

‘Scene’ on a PSV Circle Organised Visit ‘REDFERN TRAVEL (RT)’ 1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

The PSV Circle (of which I have been a member for some years) aims to hold an Annual General Meeting in a different location in the UK, every year. (Covid permitting).

 

Usually held at a weekend, they also include visits to operators and other bus related venues for the attending members to visit and enjoy.

 

This year, the location was in my part of the world, the East Midlands.

 

The second visit of the second day was to ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’ who work out of a large modern depot at Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts.

 

The company are part of the ‘JOHNSON BROS. TOURS’ (JBT) group of Hodthorpe, Worksop, Notts. 

 

(More of which another day).

 

The fleet comprises a mixture of luxury coaches, which are a familiar sight across the UK, together with a fleet of double deck buses which are largely occupied on contract work.

 

YN55 NGE ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’. ‘www.johnsonstours.co.uk'.

Scania N94UD / East Lancs Omnidekka

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

 

Nearby, ‘Nottingham City Transport’ (NCT) having taken into stock over 100 gas powered double deckers in the last few years and have been selling on large parts of their good quality diesel powered fleet, a number of which have been snapped up for both ‘RT’ and ‘JBT’ fleets.

 

This line up contains 8 similar buses

 

New to NCT as No. 690.

 

YN55 NGE ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’. ‘www.johnsonstours.co.uk'. Scania N94UD / East Lancs Omnidekka on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

YN08 MSO  ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’. ‘www.johnsonstours.co.uk'.

Scania N270UD / East Lancs Omnidekka

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

 

New to NCT as No. 945.

 

Bought from ‘First West of England’ where it was No. 36080.

 

YN08 MSO  ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’. ‘www.johnsonstours.co.uk'. Scania N270UD / East Lancs Omnidekka on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

YN55 NGZ ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’, ‘www.johnsonstours.co.uk'.

Scania N94UD / East Lancs Omnidekka

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

 

New to NCT as No. 691.

 

YN55 NGZ ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’, ‘www.johnsonstours.co.uk'. Scania N94UD / East Lancs Omnidekka on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

 

V108 MEV ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’, ‘www.johnsonstours.co.uk'.

Dennis Trident / Alexander ALX400

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

 

New to ‘Selkent’ as No. TA108.

 

V108 MEV ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’, ‘www.johnsonstours.co.uk'. Dennis Trident / Alexander ALX400 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

L830 BKK ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’, ‘www.johnsonstours.co.uk'.

Leyland Olympian / Northern Counties

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

 

New to ‘Stagecoach in East Kent’ as No. 7830 but by the time it had been sold it had been renumbered 14830.

 

L830 BKK ‘REDFERN TRAVEL’, ‘www.johnsonstours.co.uk'. Leyland Olympian / Northern Counties on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

Saturday, 18 June 2022

‘Scene’ Electrifying Leeds on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

YD70 CGY ‘First West Yorkshire’ No. 68808 ‘Leeds city ELECTRIC’.

Yutong E10 / Yutong

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

 

YD70 CGY ‘First West Yorkshire’ No. 68808 ‘Leeds city electric’. Yutong E10 / Yutong on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

YD70 CGK ‘First West Yorkshire’ No. 68803 ‘Leeds city ELECTRIC’.

Yutong E10 / Yutong

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

 

YD70 CGK ‘First West Yorkshire’ No. 68803 ‘Leeds city electric’. Yutong E10 / Yutong on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

YD70 CGU ‘First West Yorkshire’ No. 68805 ‘Leeds city ELECTRIC’.

Yutong E10 / Yutong

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

 

YD70 CGU ‘First West Yorkshire’ No. 68805 ‘Leeds city electric’. Yutong E10 / Yutong on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Thursday, 16 June 2022

‘Scene’ in Edinburgh by Peter Rose Single Deck Buses on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Peter, a friend of many years standing, was in Edinburgh on holiday recently and has forwarded these images for me to share with you.

 

As usual, they appear with his consent and my thanks.

 

Many images in this selection were captured on Princes Street which is shared with other forms of transport including Edinburgh’s trams.

 

The track of which can be observed beneath some of the buses.

 

YX20 ODW ‘Borders Buses’ No.12010 ‘Edinburgh-Penicuik-Peebles-Galashiels’.

Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC /1

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

 

YX20 ODW ‘Borders Buses’ No.12010 ‘Edinburgh-Penicuik-Peebles-Galashiels’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

YX20 ODW ‘Borders Buses’ No.12010 ‘Edinburgh-Penicuik-Peebles-Galashiels’

Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC /2

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

 

YX20 ODW ‘Borders Buses’ No.12010 ‘Edinburgh-Penicuik-Peebles-Galashiels’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

SN13 BDX ‘Lothian Buses’ No. 9.

Volvo 7900H / Volvo

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

 

Apart from the rails for the trams that the bus is running over, the overhead supply of power to the trams shows up well in this image.

 

SN13 BDX ‘Lothian Buses’ No. 9. Volvo 7900H / Volvo on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

SN09 FBC ‘First Midland Bluebird’ No. 69407’www.firstscotlandeast.com’

Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse

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

 

SN09 FBC ‘First Midland Bluebird’ No. 69407’www.firstscotlandeast.com’ Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

SF17 VMH ‘East Coast Buses’ No. 59.

Volvo B8RLE / Wright Eclipse 3

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

 

New numbered 10059.

 

‘East Coast Buses’ are part of the ‘Lothian’ group.

 

SF17 VMH ‘East Coast Buses’ No. 59. Volvo B8RLE / Wright Eclipse 3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

SN09 FBD ‘First Midland Bluebird’ No. 69408.

Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse

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

 

SN09 FBD ‘First Midland Bluebird’ No. 69408. Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

YX18 LHV ‘Stagecoach East Scotland’ No. 54509 ‘express city connect’

Volvo B8RLE / Plaxton Panther LE

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

 

New to ‘Stagecoach Fife Scottish’.

 

This bus belongs to a batch of 10 registered  YX18 LHL to YX18 LHW omitting LHQ  numbered 54501 to 54510.

 

They are to a hybrid design developed by Volvo and Plaxton for ‘Stagecoach’s requirement for a low floor entrance bus with wheelchair access married to a coach suitable for interurban services.

 

They seem to operate exclusively on the Edinburgh/Dunfermline corridor.

 

YX18 LHV ‘Stagecoach East Scotland’ No. 54509 ‘express city connect’ Volvo B8RLET / Plaxton Panther LE on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

SK63 KKL ‘First West Lothian’ No. 47450.

Wright Streetlite D/F

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

 

An attractive livery that combines the current livery with elements of its forerunner that was known as the ‘Barbie’ livery.

 

That being the use of pink and dark blue round the skirt. 

 

SK63 KKL ‘First West Lothian’ No. 47450. Wright Streetlite D/F on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

‘Scene’ on a PSV Circle Organised Visit ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL’, Mansfield 2’ on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

The PSV Circle (of which I have been a member for some years) aims to hold an Annual General Meeting in a different location in the UK every year. (Covid permitting).

 

Usually held at a weekend, they also include visits to operators and other bus related venues for the attending members to visit and enjoy.

 

This year, the location was in my part of the world, the East Midlands.

 

‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL’ was the provider of our transport for the day and was to be the first visit of the day.

 

The fleet, (all immaculate) were well spaced out so enabling the photographers amongst us easy access all around the vehicles.

 

7842 KR ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL MANSFIELD LTD’ ‘Kieran’.

Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse

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

 

New registered DK09 DZF to ‘GHA Coaches’, Corwen, North Wales.

 

It was acquired from ‘Williams’, Brecon,Wales.

 

7842 KR ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL MANSFIELD LTD’ ‘Kieran’. Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

GX06 DXC ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL MANSFIELD LTD’ ‘Bethany’.

Alexander Dennis Ltd. Dart SLF/ Plaxton Pointer

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

 

New to ‘Stagecoach South’ as No.  34854 but acquired from ’Boomerang Travel’, Accrington, Lancs.

 

In between times it spent some time with ‘Halton Transport’.

 

GX06 DXC ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL MANSFIELD LTD’ ‘Bethany’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. Dart SLF/ Plaxton Pointer on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

GXZ 144 ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL MANSFIELD LTD’ ‘Emily Ann’.

Mercedes-Benz 0816D / Sitcar

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

 

New registered WA09 DZT to ‘London Mini’, Isleworth but it was acquired from ’Ellenvale Coach Co’, Aspatria, Cumbria.

 

GXZ 144 ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL MANSFIELD LTD’ ‘Emily Ann’. Mercedes-Benz 0816D / Sitcar on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

YG59 NFN ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL MANSFIELD LTD’.

Ford Transit

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

 

Acquired from ‘Wormall’, Grantham.

 

YG59 NFN ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL MANSFIELD LTD’. Ford Transit on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

3553 FH  ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL MANSFIELD LTD’.

Mercedes-Benz 516CDI

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

 

Acquired from ‘Exec Connect’, Salisbury.

 

3553 FH  ‘MILLENIUM TRAVEL MANSFIELD LTD’. Mercedes-Benz 516CDI on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’