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Totongirl last won the day on August 13 2020

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  1. I think they are contracted out for painting nowadays, not certain though.
  2. Try to get as much exercise as you can, a daily walk if nothing else, stopping in all day isn't good. I've given myself a set get up time and bedtime, quite a luxury after years of shiftwork, I try to have a decent walk in the nature reserve everyday, it's vital for health. Do you have a dog? Or friends with one? They are an excellent incentive to get you out there if the weather isn't special. Try not to be in too much of a rush to do things, you'll have far more time but probably a lower income so you can't persue hobbies perhaps at the speed you might want to! What sort of things are
  3. I've just recently retired and love it. After 40+ years of shift work, getting up at ungodly hours, trying to sleep during the day in heatwaves, working weekends, bank holidays and Christmas, it's wonderful having a regular rythmn to my day. I'm walking far more now, dog walking with my friend and doing my 10,000 steps a day everyday instead of just every now and then. How I found the time to go to work I don't know! And this has all been during lockdown, once we are free (if ever) I want to get involved far more in church activities and social life, can't wait.
  4. Were they painted red? Or is my memory playing up?
  5. I think this vehicle may still exist, wasn't it used by UKIP in the 2015 general election?
  6. It isn't owned by Network Rail as far as I know, I think it belongs to one of the maintenance companies. Bringing it back into Nottingham would involve a lot of demolition and the chsanging of Ladybay bridge back to rail use. Would cost millions.
  7. Clover Dairy had a facility at Willoughby that's the one you'd have seen.
  8. Is the walkway open again now? The council were talking about legal action.........
  9. Well I'm offended by the idiots in charge of us, can they be "disappeared"?
  10. Hi Beekay, yes a better quality and quantity of gas! Plenty of "Old Farts" on here, myself included........
  11. Well I had a vision of a large herd of cows in the depot all farting into the bus tank.........
  12. I didn't know that, just assumed it was methane from natural sources! I did know that the electric buses (and cars) are charged off the grid which is laughable, coal or nuclear generated electricity going into them. I often see one of those Nottbus 510/511 vehicles being charged at Beeston Interchange middle of the day, presumably because it can't complete a days work going up the hills either side of Bardills island! So are any of the gas buses in use or have NCT gone back to diesel only?
  13. Quite alright. The Master Cutler ran via Toton during the late 90s, now it goes via Derby in normal times. Of course there is no headboard or anything, to be honest I signalled it for months before realising the name was restored! For us each train is known by its reporting number, not its name. I actually didn't know the South Yorkshireman name had been revived.
  14. It has done in recent years, I signalled it through Derby!
  15. During the lockdown I've noticed on my shopping trips to Beeston that the gas buses have gone from the Orange 36, replaced by Orange 35 diesel vehicles. Is this due to the higher cost of running the gas buses? Obviously I've not been elsewhere in Nottingham so don't know if gas buses are still operating on other routes.