Tuesday, 19 June 2018

‘Scene’ in Leeds City Bus Station (LCBS) ’Coastliner’ on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

‘Coastliner’, the full name is ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’, part of  the ‘Transdev’ group that serves the Yorkshire coast from ‘LCBS’. 

 

There are  three routes starting at ‘LCBS’ that all run via York and Malton before diverging.

 

The 840 goes to Whitby and has recently been voted as the ‘Most Scenic Bus Journey in Britain’. 

 

The 843 to Scarborough and the 845 to Filey and Bridlington.

 

My wife and I did the journey to Scarborough a few years ago and it is a superb trip.

 

 

BT66 MVO ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’ No. 3631 Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3

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

 

BT66 MVO ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’ No. 3631 Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

BT66 MVX ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’ No. 3638 Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 /1

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

 

BT66 MVX ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’ No. 3638 Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

BT66 MVX ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’ No. 3638 Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 /2

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

 

BT66 MVX ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’ No. 3638 Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

BT66 MVX ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’ No. 3638 Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 /3

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

 

BT66 MVX ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’ No. 3638 Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

Here in true ‘Blue Peter’ style is one they bought earlier albeit in a different livery.

 

 

BD11 CEK ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’ No. 424 Volvo B9TL Wright Gemini Eclipse

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

 

BD11 CEK ‘Yorkshire Coastliner’ No. 424 Volvo B9TL Wright Gemini Eclipse on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Saturday, 16 June 2018

‘Scene’ at Showbus 2017. ‘Leicester City Transport’ (LCT) on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

‘Leicester City Transport’ has a history stretching back to the City Tramways in the 1870’s.

 

Eventually becoming a bus operator it continued with various name changes until 1993 when it became part of the GRT group which evolved into today’s ‘First’ group.

 

90 HBC ‘Leicester City Transport’ No. 90. Leyland PD3A/1 / East Lancs.

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

 

New in 1964.

90 HBC ‘Leicester City Transport’ No. 90. Leyland PD3A/1 / East Lancs. on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 
 

FJF 40D ‘Leicester City Transport’ No. 40. AEC Renown / East Lancs. /1

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

 

New in 1966.

 

FJF 40D ‘Leicester City Transport’ No. 40. AEC Renown / East Lancs. /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

FJF 40D ‘Leicester City Transport’ No. 40. AEC Renown / East Lancs. /2

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

 

FJF 40D ‘Leicester City Transport’ No. 40. AEC Renown / East Lancs. /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

GJF 301N ‘Leicester City Transport No. 301. Scania BR111DH / MCW Metropolitan

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

 

GJF 301N ‘Leicester City Transport No. 301. Scania BR111DH / MCW Metropolitan on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

As is the case with many fleets these days where the current operator paints one of its current fleet in a former historical livery.

 

KP54 AZL ‘First Leicester’ No. 46 (First’s No. 32646). Volvo B7TL / Wright Gemini

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

 

KP54 AZL ‘First Leicester’ No. 46 (First’s No. 32646). Volvo B7TL / Wright Gemini on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Friday, 8 June 2018

‘Scene’ in Matlock, Derbyshire on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

For many years, some of Matlock’s local services have been provided by ‘G&J Holmes’ of Clay Cross.

 

The decision by Mr. N. Holmes to take semi retirement has led to the withdrawal of the company from much of its mainly service work.

 

In Matlock this means that services M1 and M4 have passed to ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’s Chesterfield operation.

 

The changeover taking effect from 27th. May 2018.

 

The two services are being worked by an Optare Solo registered XRC 487 which was new as YN06 UGY.

 

XRC 487 (ex YN06 UGY) ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ No. 47325 ‘Matlockbus’. Optare Solo M850 /1

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

 

XRC487 (ex YN06 UGY) ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ No. 47325 ‘Matlockbus’. Optare Solo M850 /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

XRC 487 (ex YN06 UGY) ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ No. 47325 ‘Matlockbus.’ Optare Solo M850 /2

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

 

XRC487 (ex YN06 UGY) ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ No. 47325 ‘Matlockbus.’ Optare Solo M850 /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

XRC 487 (ex YN06 UGY) ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ No. 47325. ‘Matlockbus’. Optare Solo M850 /3

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

 

XRC487 (ex YN06 UGY) ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ No. 47325. ‘Matlockbus’. Optare Solo M850 /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

XRC 487 (ex YN06 UGY) ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ No. 47325 ‘Matlockbus’. Optare Solo M850 /4

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

 

XRC487 (ex YN06 UGY) ‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ No. 47325 ‘Matlockbus’. Optare Solo M850 /4 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 


‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ public notice

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

 

‘Stagecoach Yorkshire’ public notice on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

‘Scene’ in the ‘Hawkes Tours’ of Derby fleet on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Hawkes recently purchased this particular coach to replace Neoplan Starliner DE63 DEH (see blog dated 24/10/2014) which was superb coach and a hard act to follow.

 

Having had the opportunity to travel on the new coach last week I can report that it is a worthy successor.

 

Everything you expect from Neoplan and more.

 

 

DH67 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘George David’. Au N221/3SHDC / Neoplan Tourliner /1

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

 

DH67 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘George David’. Au N221/3SHDC / Neoplan Tourliner /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

DH67 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘George David’. Au N221/3SHDC / Neoplan Tourliner /2

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

 

DH67 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘George David’. Au N221/3SHDC / Neoplan Tourliner /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

DH67 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘George David’. Au N221/3SHDC / Neoplan Tourliner /3

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

 

DH67 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘George David’. Au N221/3SHDC / Neoplan Tourliner /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

DH67 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘George David’. Au N221/3SHDC / Neoplan Tourliner /4

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

 

DH67 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘George David’. Au N221/3SHDC / Neoplan Tourliner /4 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

In addition to the Neoplan, Hawkes also have a very impressive Mercedes-Benz Tourismo, another coach I have sampled.

 

DH15 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘Charlie Joshua’. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo /1

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

 

DH15 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘Charlie Joshua’. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 675

 

 

DH15 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘Charlie Joshua’. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo /2

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

 

DH15 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘Charlie Joshua’. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

DH15 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘Charlie Joshua’. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo /3

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

 

DH15 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘Charlie Joshua’. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

DH15 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘Charlie Joshua’. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo /4

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

 

DH15 DEH ‘Hawkes Tours’ ‘Charlie Joshua’. Mercedes-Benz Tourismo /4 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Sunday, 3 June 2018

‘Scene’ on a visit to Plaxton’s at Scarborough on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

I was fortunate recently to go on a conducted tour of Plaxtons factory at Eastfield, Scarborough.

 

Now part of the Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) group.

 

Production at Scarborough is of ADL E20D/ ADL Enviro 200MMC’s and ADL E40D / ADL Enviro 400MMC’s.

 

In addition Plaxton’s coach range, the Elite, Leopard, Panther and Cheetah all come from the same site.

 

 

Alexander Dennis / Plaxton banner

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

 

The Alexander Dennis / Plaxton banner which is proudly displayed around the factory.

 

Alexander Dennis / Plaxton banner on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

The following selection of images all deal with the ADL E20D/ ADL Enviro 200MMC’s.

production.

 

HF18 CKE ‘Go South Coast’ No. 259 ‘More’. ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC

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

 

This is what the public sees, the finished product.

 

Seen at Plaxton’s. One of a batch of 40 plus for this operator and raring to go.

 

HF18 CKE ‘Go South Coast’ No. 259 ‘More’. ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

This is what goes into the making of it.

 

Engines and transmissions arrive at the factory pre assembled.

 

At this early stage, the assembly is carried on an underframe which carries the soon to be bus down the production line.

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /1

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

 

The floor, wheel arches and front bulkhead are in place.

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /2

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

 

The floor, wheel arches and front bulkhead are in place.

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /3

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

 

The rear structure is in place together with the window pillars.

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /4

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

 

The rear structure is in place together with the window pillars.

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /4 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /5

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

 

The windscreen assembly prior to glazing awaiting fitting.

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /5 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /6

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

 

Now with the front end and roof fitted.

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /6 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /7

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

 

Now with the rear end and roof fitted.

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /7 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /8

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

 

Now on its wheels waiting for its doors and then ready for a coat of paint.

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /8 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /9

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

 

Ready for work.

 

ADL E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /9 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Thursday, 31 May 2018

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

I must declare before I start that I do not like ‘Blackpool Transport’s current livery.

 

The colours used, mainly dark grey with a flash of yellow do not in my view capture the spirit of light and colour for which Blackpool is renowned.

 

Having said that, I record what I see and present it as well as I can, so here goes.

 

‘Blackpool Transport’ Logo

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

 

One thing I do like about the Blackpool livery is the logo.

 

‘Blackpool Transport’ Logo on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 


SN17 MHF ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 430 ,’PALLADIUM’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400City

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

 

SN17 MHF ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 430 ,’PALLADIUM’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400City on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

SN16 OVB ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 402 ,’PALLADIUM’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400City

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

 

SN16 OVB ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 402 ,’PALLADIUM’. Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E40D / ‘ADL’ Enviro 400City on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

L200 BTS ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 356. DAF DB250 / East Lancs. Myllenium

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

 

New to ‘Bus Vannin’, Isle of Man as SMN 621J in 2001.

 

L200 BTS ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 356. DAF DB250 / East Lancs. Myllenium on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


PJ02 PYP ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 307, Dennis Trident / East Lancs. Lolyne

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

 

PJ02 PYP ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 307, Dennis Trident / East Lancs. Lolyne on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


PJ03 TFU ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 313, ‘LEGENDS’. Dennis Trident 2 / East Lancs. Lolyne

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

 

PJ03 TFU ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 313, ‘LEGENDS’. Dennis Trident 2 / East Lancs. Lolyne on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

BJ15 BEO ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 559, ‘PALLADIUM’. Mercedes-Benz Citaro

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

 

BJ15 BEO ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 559, ‘PALLADIUM’. Mercedes-Benz Citaro on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

BF60 UVP ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 531, ‘PALLADIUM’. Volvo B7RLE / Plaxton Centro

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

 

 

BF60 UVP ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 531, ‘Palladium’. Volvo B7RLE / Plaxton Centro on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 





AU06 BOV ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 520. Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse Urban

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

 

New to ‘Anglian’, Beccles, Norfolk,

 

AU06 BOV ‘Blackpool Transport’ No. 520. Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse Urban on ’Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 70984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 28 May 2018

‘Scene’, More Coaches in ‘Skills’ Service on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Both these coaches have been around a while but as always, its a matter of me being there at the same time that they are.

 

For an earlier blog featuring members of ‘Skills’ fleet see blog published 06/05/2016.

 

YT16 JLU ‘Skills Coaches’. Scania / Lahden (Finland) OmniExpress /1

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

 

YT16 JLU ‘Skills Coaches’. Scania / Lahden (Finland) OmniExpress /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YT16 JLU ‘Skills Coaches’. Scania / Lahden (Finland) OmniExpress /2

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

 

YT16 JLU ‘Skills Coaches’. Scania / Lahden (Finland) OmniExpress /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YT16 JLU ‘Skills Coaches’. Scania / Lahden (Finland) OmniExpress /3

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

 

YT16 JLU ‘Skills Coaches’. Scania / Lahden (Finland) OmniExpress /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YT16 JLU ‘Skills Coaches’. Scania / Lahden (Finland) OmniExpress /4

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

 

YT16 JLU ‘Skills Coaches’. Scania / Lahden (Finland) OmniExpress /4 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

SIL 6438 ‘Skills Coaches’. Neoplan Tourliner Au N2216/3SHDL /1

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

 

New as PO12 YLD.

 

SIL 6438 ‘Skills Coaches’. Neoplan Tourliner Au N2216/3SHDL /1 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

SIL 6438 ‘Skills Coaches’. Neoplan Tourliner Au N2216/3SHDL  /2

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

 

SIL 6438 ‘Skills Coaches’. Neoplan Tourliner Au N2216/3SHDL  /2 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

SIL 6438 ‘Skills Coaches’. Neoplan Tourliner AuN2216/3SHDL /3

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

 

SIL 6438 ‘Skills Coaches’. Neoplan Tourliner AuN2216/3SHDL /3 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

SIL 6438 ‘Skills Coaches’. Neoplan Tourliner Au N2216/3SHDL /4

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

 

SIL 6438 ‘Skills Coaches’. Neoplan Tourliner Au N2216/3SHDL /4 on Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’