Sunday, 26 January 2020

‘Scene’ at ‘Nottingham Heritage Vehicles’ Open Day /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

‘Nottingham Heritage Vehicles’ premises are located in what was the bus garage of ‘Trent Motor Traction’ in the Nottinghamshire town of Hucknall.

 

A small but busy operation that is worth a visit on one of their opening days.

 

 

‘Nottingham City Transport’ (NCT) /2

 

Vehicles formerly operated by ‘NCT’ feature but there are other East Midlands operators represented at Hucknall.

 

FE02 AKV ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 704. Scania L94UA / Wright Solar Fusion

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

 

‘NCT’ was one of a number of operators that tried articulated single deckers.


FE02 AKV ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 704. Scania L94UA / Wright Solar Fusion on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

GAU 728L ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 728. Leyland National 1051  /1

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

 

Since withdrawal, it has been converted into a mobile shop from where transport related merchandise is sold in support of the museum.


GAU 728L ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 728. Leyland National 1051  /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

GAU 728L ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 728. Leyland National 1051 Interior

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


GAU 728L ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 728. Leyland National 1051 Interior on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

N769 WRC. ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 433. Volvo B10M / Alexander PS /1 

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


N769 WRC. ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 433. Volvo B10M / Alexander PS /1  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

N769 WRC. ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 433. Volvo B10M / Alexander PS /2 

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


N769 WRC. ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 433. Volvo B10M / Alexander PS /2  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

‘Scene’ at ‘Nottingham Heritage Vehicles’ Open Day /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

‘Nottingham Heritage Vehicles’ premises are located in what was the bus garage of ‘Trent Motor Traction’ in the Nottinghamshire town of Hucknall.

 

A small but busy operation that is worth a visit on one of their opening days.

 

 

‘Nottingham City Transport’ (NCT) /1

 

Vehicles formerly operated by ‘NCT’ feature but there are other East Midlands operators represented at Hucknall.

 

YN05 WFE ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 676. Scania N94UD / East Lancs Omnidekka

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


 

This bus has appeared twice before on my blog. Both times it appeared as part of ‘NCT’s service fleet.

 

 

 

It has since been withdrawn and is now preserved at Hucknall.



YN05 WFE ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 676. Scania N94UD / East Lancs Omnidekka on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

OTO 540M ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 540. Leyland Atlantean AN68 / East Lancs /1

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

 

There was a time in the 1970’and 80’s when ‘NCT’s bodywork was built to their own specification. 

 

The results were highly individualistic and instantly recognisable as ‘The Nottingham’ style.

 

OTO 540M ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 540. Leyland Atlantean AN68 / East Lancs /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

OTO 540M ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 540. Leyland Atlantean AN68 / East Lancs /2

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


OTO 540M ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 540. Leyland Atlantean AN68 / East Lancs /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

RNU 433X ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 433. Leyland Atlantean AN68/ East Lancs

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


RNU 433X ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 433. Leyland Atlantean AN68/ East Lancs on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

VIL 3382 ‘Nottingham Heritage Vehicles’. Leyland Lion / East Lancs

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

 

New as F382 GVO to ‘NCT’ wearing the part livery of former owner ‘Moving People’.

 

Currently being restored to its former ‘NCT’ livery as No. 382.


VIL 3382 ‘Nottingham Heritage Vehicles’. Leyland Lion / East Lancs on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

Friday, 17 January 2020

‘Scene’ at ‘Transpire’s 2019 Bus Rally at Rowsley in Derbyshire /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

‘Transpire’ being the name of the ‘Chesterfield Bus Society’.

 

A major event in my ‘Bus’ calendar. I have attended most if not all of the events over the years.

 

I am always surprised that although I think that I have seen everything that might turn up that on the day there is always something that I have not seen before and is new to me.

 

H654 VVV ‘Stagecoach United Counties’  No. 654. Leyland Olympian / Alexander RL

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

 

New to  ‘United Counties’.


H654 VVV ‘Stagecoach United Counties’  No. 654. Leyland Olympian / Alexander RL on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

NOE 602R ‘Stagecoach Midland Red’ No. 602. Leyland National

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

 

New to ‘Midland Red’.


NOE 602R ‘Stagecoach Midland Red’ No. 602. Leyland National on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

TYD 911W ‘Safeway’, South Petherton. Leyland Leopard PSU3 / Duple Dominant

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


 

TYD 911W ‘Safeway’, South Petherton. Leyland Leopard PSU3 / Duple Dominant on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 



NNU 123M ‘Chesterfield Transport’ No. 123. Daimler Fleetline / Roe

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


NNU 123M ‘Chesterfield Transport’ No. 123. Daimler Fleetline / Roe on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

TIG 2504 ‘ARRIVA’. FIAT Seicento

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

 

What could be called a fleet support vehicle!


TIG 2504 ‘ARRIVA’. FIAT Seicento on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’


 





Tuesday, 14 January 2020

‘Scene’, ‘Bits and Pieces’ on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Most of my blogs have some sort of theme or purpose. 

 

There are however times when I take a photograph of something that does not fit into any category. 

 

It is generally something that just happened to turn up at the time.

 

Collectively they are just ‘Bits and Pieces’. Individually they can be interesting.

 

See if there is anything that you like out of these.


 

YN64 XSM ‘Stagecoach South’ No. 15985 ‘700 Coastliner’. Scania N230UD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 400 

 

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

 

 

 

Pictured in Brighton.


YN64 XSM ‘Stagecoach South’ No. 15985 ‘700 Coastliner’. Scania N230UD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 400  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GX55 NHY ‘Skills Coaches’, Nottingham ‘6 Bilborough Sixth Form College’. Volvo B7TL / East Lancs Vyking

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

 

Pictured in Nottingham.


GX55 NHY ‘Skills Coaches’, Nottingham ‘6 Bilborough Sixth Form College’. Volvo B7TL / East Lancs Vyking on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

 

H699 PVW ‘Freeway Coaches’, Pinxton, Notts. Leyland Olympian / Alexander Belfast RH

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

 

New registered 91-D-1071 to ‘Dublin Bus’ as its No. RA71.

 

It has also had a spell with ‘Davies’ of Plean, Scotland.

 

Pictured in Ripley, Derbyshire.


H699 PVW ‘Freeway Coaches’, Pinxton, Notts. Leyland Olympian / Alexander Belfast RH on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

 

YN07 EYZ ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 761 ‘Bus Drivers wanted’. Scania N94UD / East Lancs Omnidekka

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

 

It seems that the driver shortage has spread to Nottingham where it is pictured.


YN07 EYZ ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 761 ‘Bus Drivers wanted’. Scania N94UD / East Lancs Omnidekka on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

 

W303 MKY ‘Skills Coaches’, Nottingham. Scania N113DRB / East Lancs 

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

 

New to ‘Jones’, Pontypridd then to ‘Veolia’.

 

One of the contract hire fleet.

 

Pictured in Nottingham. 


W303 MKY ‘Skills Coaches’, Nottingham. Scania N113DRB / East Lancs Cityzen on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’



Friday, 10 January 2020

‘Scene’ in Bulwell Bus Station part 1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Being aware that the Bulwell,s ‘Brown’ route was about to get Scania/Alexander gas buses I paid a visit before the change.

 

The town of Bulwell lies to the North West of the City of Nottingham. With a history dating back over 1000 years it has, like Nottingham grown and become a suburb of the City.

 

Served by a mainline railway station and a tram stop on Nottingham’s tram network, it also boasts its own bus station which is linked to the City by a variety of routes.

 

YN65 XFJ ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 650 ’78/79 turquoise line’. Scania N230UD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 400 

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


YN65 XFJ ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 650 ’78/79 turquoise line’. Scania N230UD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 400  on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

YN65 XFX ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 662. Scania N230UD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 400

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

 

Many of Nottingham’s routes have route branded vehicles. There is also a reserve of ‘spare’ buses usually in a silver base colour with multi coloured contrast stripes which can be used on any route where one of the branded vehicles is not available for service.

 

This is one working a ‘turquoise line’ service.


YN65 XFX ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 662. Scania N230UD / Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 400 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

YT61 GPJ ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 913 ’68/69 yellow line’. Scania N230UD / Optare

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


YT61 GPJ ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 913 ’68/69 yellow line’. Scania N230UD / Optare on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

YT61 GOJ ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 906.  Scania N230UD / Optare

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

 

Wearing the style of livery that the new ‘Gas’ powered buses introduced in 2017.YT61 GOJ ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 906.  Scania N230UD / Optare on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

YT10 UWJ ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 980 ’17 brown line’. Scania N230UD / Optare

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

 

About to be replaced.


YT10 UWJ ‘Nottingham City Transport’ No. 980 ’17 brown line’. Scania N230UD / Optare on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Sunday, 5 January 2020

‘Scene’ at ‘Transpire’s 2019 Bus Rally at Rowsley in Derbyshire /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

‘Transpire’ being the name of ‘The Chesterfield Bus Society’.

 

A major event in my ‘Bus’ calendar. I have attended most if not all of the events over the years.

 

I am always surprised that although I think that I have seen everything that might turn up that on the day there is always something that I have not seen before and is new to me.

 

HW54 BUV ‘ hulleys of Baslow’ No. 22. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer MPD

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

 

New to ‘Musterphantom’ as No. 314.


HW54 BUV ‘ hulleys of Baslow’ No. 22. Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer MPD on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

P915 RYO ‘Owner Unknown’. Volvo Olympian. Northern Counties

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

 

New to ‘London General’ in 1996, It moved to fellow London operator 

‘Blue Triangle’ in 2007.

 

Since then it would appear to have had a varied career with someone taking the trouble to remove the original second door.


P915 RYO ‘Owner Unknown’. Volvo Olympian. Northern Counties on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

LED 71P ‘Warrington Borough Council’ No.71 Bristol RE / East Lancs

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


LED 71P ‘Warrington Borough Council’ No.71 Bristol RE / East Lancs on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

F810 YLV ‘Merseybus’ No. 810. MCW Metrobus 2 / MCW

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


F810 YLV ‘Merseybus’ No. 810. MCW Metrobus 2 / MCW on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

RGF 231P ‘G. E. SYKES’ Bristol LHS6L / Plaxton Supreme

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

 

New in 1976 to ‘Richmond Coaches’.


RGF 231P ‘G. E. SYKES’ Bristol LHS6L / Plaxton Supreme on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

‘Scene’, Down Memory Lane with ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ (AM) 2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

The arrival of a New Year brings with it fresh challenges. I wish you all that you would wish yourselves but particularly Good Health.

 

To continue, an occasional series which came about when I was looking through my collection of images for something else and this selection turned up.

 

In the early days due to the number of operators who formed the group, the fleet was a mixture of types amalgamated by the livery. 

 

It was plain, simple and some said boring.

 

I liked it so here are some examples of how it looked.

 

 

R629 MNU ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ No. 4629. Leyland Olympian-50 / Northern Counties Palatine

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

 

New to ‘Derby’ where it is pictured.


R629 MNU ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ No. 4629. Leyland Olympian-50 / Northern Counties Palatine on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 


W246 SNR ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ No. 2246 ‘Town Linx’. Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer 2

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

 

New to ‘ARRIVA Fox County’.

 

Pictured in Uttoxeter.


W246 SNR ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ No. 2246 ‘Town Linx’. Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer 2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 


S644 KJU ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ No. 4644. Leyland Olympian-50 / Northern Counties Palatine

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

 

New to ‘ARRIVA Fox County’.

 

Pictured in Burton-on-Trent.


S644 KJU ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ No. 4644. Leyland Olympian-50 / Northern Counties Palatine on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

P324 HOJ ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ No. 2324. Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer 2

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

 

New to ‘Stevensons’ of Uttoxeter. 

 

Originally ‘Stevensons of Spath’ but they had ambition and eventually merged with 

‘Burton-on-Trent Corporation’.

 

Pictured in Uttoxeter.


P324 HOJ ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ No. 2324. Dennis Dart / Plaxton Pointer 2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 



W228 SNR ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ No. 2228. Dennis Dart / Alexander ALX 300

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

 

New to ‘ARRIVA Derby’ where it is pictured.


W228 SNR ‘ARRIVA Midlands’ No. 2228. Dennis Dart / Alexander ALX 300