Friday, 9 December 2016

‘Scene’ ‘In the Pink’ in Derby on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

‘trentbarton’ have had new Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 MMC’s on order for sometime. 8 for 

‘the mickleover’ and 14 for ‘the nines’.

 

One of ‘the mickleover’ buses was on show at the NEC in November (see blog dated 01/11/16).

 

‘the ‘mickleover’ buses have just entered service with ‘the nines’ buses due in January.

 

Of course, I had to make them feel welcome !

 



YX66 WLN ‘trentbarton’ No.103 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 MMC

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

 

YX66 WLN ‘trentbarton’ No.103 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 MMC on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

YX66 WLU ‘trentbarton’ No. 107 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 MMC

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

 

YX66 WLU ‘trentbarton’ No. 107 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 MMC on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 



YX66 WLU ‘trentbarton’ No. 107 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 MMC /2

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

 

YX66 WLU ‘trentbarton’ No. 107Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 MMC /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 


YX66 WLO ‘trentbarton’ No. 104 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 MMC

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

 

YX66 WLO ‘trentbarton’ No. 104 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 MMC on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

 

In the bus station the new buses were given a welcoming arch of pink balloons.

 

 

 

 

‘trentbarton’ pink welcoming balloons

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

 

‘trentbarton’ pink welcoming balloons on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

Even the drivers santa hat was a pretty shade of pink instead of the usual red. A nice touch !

 

 

 

‘trentbarton’ pink santa hat

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

 

‘trentbarton’ pink santa hat on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

‘Scene’ at the East Midlands Airport on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

We were off to the Canary Islands and Madeira and although it was quite late in the year, the weather was dismal.

 

 

EI-DHS ‘Ryanair’ Boeing 737-8AS

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

 

EI-DHS ‘Ryanair’ Boeing 737-8AS on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

G-GDFN ‘Jet2’ Boeing 737-33V

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

 

G-GDFN ‘Jet2’ Boeing 737-33V on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 


G-TCGD ‘Thomas Cook Airlines’ Airbus A321-211

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

 

G-TCGD ‘Thomas Cook Airlines’ Airbus A321-211 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 


This was our ride out.

G-TAWF ‘Thomson Airways’ Boeing 737-8K5

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

 

G-TAWF ‘Thomson Airways’ Boeing 737-8K5 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



G-GDFD ‘Jet2’ Boeing 737- 8K5

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

 

G-GDFD ‘Jet2’ Boeing 737- 8K5 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



G-DHJH ‘Thomas Cook Airlines’ Airbus A321-211

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

 

G-DHJH ‘Thomas Cook Airlines’ Airbus A321-211 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 


EI-EVW ‘Ryanair’ Boeing 737-8AS

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

 

EI-EVW ‘Ryanair’ Boeing 737-8AS on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

Many thanks to friend John Beastall for the following details

 

First flew 26/02/1971 c/n 20431 Line No: 851.

Delivered to ‘Lufthansa 11/03/1971 as D-ABDI - named Lubeck.

1/1987 Leased by ATASCO to ‘Pan Am’ as N878UM - named Clipper Fleetwing.

05/1992 To ‘Albatross Airlines’ as TC-ALB  - named Tin Can.

06/1993 leased to ‘Sultan Air’ as TC-JUH.

Leased 10/1993 to ‘Bosphorous Airways’ as TC-IKO

Delivered 02/1994 to ‘Air Alfa’ as TC-ALM.

 

It became a fire trainer at EMA in 1997. It was impounded when Air Alfa ceased ops, at EMA - probably for maintenance fees / landing charges. 

 

It regularly underwent engine runs, whilst in storage. Following one of these the tail support was not relocated under the tail (727 being very tail heavy!!). During an ensuing storm the aircraft tipped onto its tail and was subsequently written off from the resulting damage.

 

Currently used to train rescue crews.

 

TC-ALM ‘Air Alfa’ Boeing 727-230

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

 

TC-ALM ‘Air Alfa’ Boeing 727-230 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

Its not often you get a bus on an aviation blog but this turned up…..

 

Specifically built with doors on both sides for aviation work when it previously worked for ‘British Airways’.


YJ51 JXE ‘Menzies Aviation’ Optare Excel on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 


Thursday, 1 December 2016

‘Scene’. Competition on the 20 & 26 in Derby on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

To use a term much loved by the tabloid press, a ‘Bus War’ has broken out in Derby.

 

For many years ‘Arriva Midlands’ (AM) buses have had Derby City service 20 to Chaddesden and service 26 to Oakwood to themselves. 

 

That ended on November 20th. when Heanor based ‘yourbus’ (yb) went head to head matching ‘AM’s 4 buses an hour on a combined timetable giving a bus every 7 or 8 minutes instead of the previous every 15 minutes.

 

My observations recently were that ‘yb’s extra 8 buses an hour is putting a strain on Derby bus stations capacity and that the previously gentlemanly and ladylike conduct of drivers was being put under pressure.

 

‘yb’ have used this confrontational approach before, challenging ‘trentbarton’ (tb) on that company’s ‘red arrow’ (Derby- Nottingham) service in 2013.

 

‘yb’ eventually conceded defeat and ‘tb’ still continue in isolation with its splendid fleet of Plaxton Elite bodied Volvo’s.

 

No doubt the passengers who benefit from these extra buses on the 20 & 26 will be pleased but how will it all end?

 

Watch this space!

 

PS Note that the last image has competing buses in the same image. (More luck than judgement).

 



BX13 SYC ‘yourbus’ No. 3026 Mercedes-Benz Citaro

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

 

BX13 SYC ‘yourbus’ No. 3026 Mercedes-Benz Citaro on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

YR58 SRO ‘Arriva Midlands’ No. 3552 Scania Omnicity

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

 

YR58 SRO ‘Arriva Midlands’ No. 3552 Scania Omnicity on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

BD 64 NBY ‘yourbus’ No. 3109 Mercedes-Benz Citaro

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

 

BD 64 NBY ‘yourbus’ No. 3109 Mercedes-Benz Citaro on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk






YR58 SRZ ‘Arriva Midlands’ No. 3557 Scania Omnicity

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

 

YR58 SRZ ‘Arriva Midlands’ No. 3557 Scania Omnicity on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

 

Monday, 28 November 2016

‘Scene’ at Nottingham railway station on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

It is now almost a couple of years since Nottingham’s Railway Station was re-vamped and things seem to have settled down nicely.

 

Very much the preserve of ‘East Midland Trains’ with a regular service from ‘Arriva Cross Country’ to the West Midlands and the hourly service provided by ‘Northern Rail’ to Sheffield and Leeds.

 

 

 

 

Class 43 052 ’East Midland Trains’ HST Diesel Multiple Unit

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


Class 43 052 ’East Midland Trains’ HST Diesel Multiple Unit on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Class 222 021 ’East Midland Trains’ Meridian Diesel Multiple Unit

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


Class 222 021 ’East Midland Trains’ Meridian Diesel Multiple Unit on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Class 153 381 ’East Midland Trains’ Diesel Multiple Unit

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


Class 153 381 ’East Midland Trains’ Diesel Multiple Unit on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

Class 156 415 ’East Midland Trains’ Diesel Multiple Unit

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


Class 156 415 ’East Midland Trains’ Diesel Multiple Unit on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 
 



Class 158 847 ’East Midland Trains’ Diesel Multiple Unit

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


Class 158 847 ’East Midland Trains’ Diesel Multiple Unit on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



Class158 864 ’East Midland Trains’ Diesel Multiple Unit

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


Class158 864 ’East Midland Trains’ Diesel Multiple Unit on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



Class158 856 ’East Midland Trains’ Diesel Multiple Unit

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


Class158 864 ’East Midland Trains’ Diesel Multiple Unit on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

Class 170 114 ‘Arriva Cross Country’ Diesel Multiple Unit

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


Class 170 114 ‘Arriva Cross Country’ Diesel Multiple Unit on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

Class 170 114 ‘Arriva Cross Country’ Diesel Multiple Unit /2

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


Class 170 114 ‘Arriva Cross Country’ Diesel Multiple Unit /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

Class 158 850 ‘Northern Rail’ Diesel Multiple Unit

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


Class 158 850 ‘Northern Rail’ Diesel Multiple Unit on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’



 

Thursday, 24 November 2016

‘Scene’ new to me in Derby today 24/11/16 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

Derby again folks and I am never disappointed. Much to see and record of which the pick was this new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 of ‘yourbus’ of Heanor. Interesting to note the ‘old’ body styling.

 

SN66 WLO ‘yourbus’ No. 1406 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200

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

 

SN66 WLO ‘yourbus’ No. 1406 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

SN66 WLO ‘yourbus’ No. 1406 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 /2

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

 

SN66 WLO ‘yourbus’ No. 1406 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

SN66 WLO ‘yourbus’ No. 1406 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 /3

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

 

SN66 WLO ‘yourbus’ No. 1406 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 /3 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

SN66 WLO ‘yourbus’ No. 1406 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 /4

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

 

 

SN66 WLO ‘yourbus’ No. 1406 Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 /4 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

‘Scene’ in Nottingham today 23/11/2016 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

The City of Nottingham was one of the first to adopt electric traction in the modern era with battery powered vehicles in the shape of Optare Solo Electric’s operated by ‘trentbarton’ in 2012 on the ‘centrelink’ service between the Victora and Broadmarsh shopping centres via the city centre.

 

They have recently been replaced by ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ using BYD K9UR’s.

 

I believe that the batch supplied are registered LJ16 NMK, M, O, U, V, X, Y and Z together with  LJ16 NNA, B , C, E and F totalling 13 vehicles.

 



LJ16 NMZ ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ BYD K9UR / BYD

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

 

LJ16 NMZ ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ BYD K9UR / BYD on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 


LJ16 NMZ ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ BYD K9UR / BYD /2

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

 

LJ16 NMZ ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ BYD K9UR / BYD /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 


LJ16 NNA ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ BYD K9UR / BYD

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

 

LJ16 NNA ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ BYD K9UR / BYD on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

LJ16 NNA ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ BYD K9UR / BYD /2

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

 

LJ16 NNA ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ BYD K9UR / BYD /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

LJ16 NNA ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ BYD K9UR / BYD interior

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

 

LJ16 NNA ‘Nottingham Community Transport’ BYD K9UR / BYD interior on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 21 November 2016

‘Scene’ in Chesterfield. Other operators on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

I recently published a blog built around ‘Stagecoach in Chesterfield’. (see blog published on 31st. October 2016). 

 

This is a follow up to that detailing other operators who appear in the town.

 

 


This bus (and others) spent its earlier life running from Nottingham to Ilkeston (pronounced ILSON by the locals) and Cotmanhay.

 

FJ09 XPK ‘trentbarton’ No. 750 Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse

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

.


FJ09 XPK ‘trentbarton’ No. 750 Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

MX59 AVN ‘G & J Holmes’ of Clay Cross ADL Enviro 200

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

 

New to ‘Powells’ of Hellaby to work the free ‘FreeBee’ service in Rotherham which was discontinued due to the loss of the council funding.

 

Then to ‘Whitelaw of Stonehouse’ in Scotland before coming South.


 


MX59 AVN ‘G & J Holmes’ of Clay Cross ADL Enviro 200 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

YN65 ZYW ‘Chesterfield & District Community Transport’ Ford Transit

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

 

A standard Ford Minibus product purchased from the local dealer.

 

 


YN65 ZYW ‘Chesterfield & District Community Transport’ Ford Transit on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 


C661 LJR ‘Redfern Travel’ (Mansfield) Leyland Olympian ONCL10/1RV / Eastern Coach Works 

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

 

New to ‘Northern General’.

 

 

 

C661 LJR ‘Redfern Travel’ (Mansfield) Leyland Olympian ONCL10/1RV / Eastern Coach Works on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 


BF63 ZRN ‘Stagecoach East Midlands’ (National Express) No.53731 Volvo B9R / Caetano Levante

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

 

BF63 ZRN ‘Stagecoach East Midlands’ (National Express) No.53731 Volvo B9R / Caetano Levante on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 



YN08 JWC ‘TM Travel’ No. 1198 MAN 18.240 / Plaxton Centro

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

 

At one time worked on Sheffields version of the ‘FreeBee’.

 

It also had a spell helping ‘trentbarton’ on its Nottingham to East Midlands Airport ‘skylink’ service.

 

Working on the ‘spira’ which links Chesterfield with Sutton in Ashfield via Clay Cross.

 

YN08 JWC ‘TM Travel’ No. 1198 MAN 18.240 / Plaxton Centro on Dennis Basford’s ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


I have made the point before that the buses in the 'TM Travel’ fleet that originated with fellow ‘Wellglade’ member ‘trentbarton’ retain their ‘tb’ fleet number whilst buses that were purchased from elsewhere are numbered in the normal ‘TM Travel’ sequence.



X631 XRB ‘TM Travel’ No. 431 Optare Solo

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


Again on the ‘spira’ in the branded livery that is usual.


X631 XRB ‘TM Travel’ No. 431 Optare Solo on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

MW52 PZD ‘TM Travel’ No. 1160 Optare Solo

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


MW52 PZD ‘TM Travel’ No. 1160 Optare Solo on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 PL06 TGE ‘Hulleys of Baslow’ No. 5 Alexander Dennis Dart SLF / MCV Evolution

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


PL06 TGE ‘Hulleys of Baslow’ No. 5 Alexander Dennis Dart / MCV Evolution on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

MX11 CZM ‘Hulleys of Baslow’ No. 17 ADL Enviro 200

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


MX11 CZM ‘Hulleys of Baslow’ No. 17 ADL Enviro 200 on Dennis Basford’s ‘railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’