Recommended Posts

3 minutes ago, roger peatman said:

The only reason I remember 541 being the first was because when it became operational , we had nothing but trouble with the throttle release actuator - I was constantly changing and adjusting it,  and I remember thinking , this system will never take off - guess I was wrong - I think the whole fleet was converted.

All the Trent Bridge Atlanteans were, but no one else,s were. Having said that the TB Atlantean auto,s were quite good if I remenber correctly.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 1.8k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Looks like the word & song players have woke up bored to death, here have something Nottingham.  Have a good day, try & get yourselves outside today, it's later than you think    

Old Nottingham City Transport Single Decker

Old Market Square , Nottingham c1960s

4 minutes ago, catfan said:

All the Trent Bridge Atlanteans were, but no one else,s were. Having said that the TB Atlantean auto,s were quite good if I remenber correctly.

They were, by far, the best buses of the entire fleet at the time - whenever we lent a spare to the "big house" we had a hell of a job getting it back !!

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Is that due to terrain mick?

Edit: nice one Roger...must be great to have a trade.

Could be Ian I think TB drivers were much more considerate. All buses at Bulwell had a hard life. Up & down the green all day.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, roger peatman said:

They were, by far, the best buses of the entire fleet at the time - whenever we lent a spare to the "big house" we had a hell of a job getting it back !!

Dad, always reckoned they were the best buses he drove, but were much better before they were converted to automatics. He also enjoyed the few remaining AEC Regent IIs that were at Bilborough when he first passed out as a driver.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Robbie..our old mate on here..he did some work at Trent Bridge Depot in 1979.Alterations were made to the welding and blacksmith rooms..and roofs and doors altered.Wonder if Roger recalls this?

I was the night fitter from the mid 70's so never went back into the Works , apart from the Institute for the odd game of snooker.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I knew a chap that used to work permanent nights for NCT. He came from Thurgarton and used to drink in the Coach at Thurgarton or the Waggon at Bleasby prior to going on shift. I’m trying to remember his surname. His first name was Mick and he used to live near the Arrow pub at Arnold. Did you know him?

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, philmayfield said:

I knew a chap that used to work permanent nights for NCT. He came from Thurgarton and used to drink in the Coach at Thurgarton or the Waggon at Bleasby prior to going on shift. I’m trying to remember his surname. His first name was Mick and he used to live near the Arrow pub at Arnold. Did you know him?

Do you know which depot he was at ?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have made several 'likes' on this thread. Perhaps I should qualify those by saying that my interest in the prime subject of a 'buses' post is very low, it's the background views that hold the interest for me - evoking memories of a lost city. So, thanks everyone who posts here.

Having said that, the 43 and the 44 used to be my regular buses.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I left Nottingham  '78 - '79 time so must have been pre that date. I remember trolley buses with those numbers and also that modern style as depicted in that picture.

When I lived on Sherwood Rise, I most often used the (motor) buses from Slab Square to Clarendon College (ish). I can't remember the numbers of those - there were so many.

Travel in my Hucknall days was by Trent 84 from Huntingdon Street to Sutton in Ashfield or Trent 60 and 61 series from Mount Street to Hucknall (60's) and Mansfield/Kirkby (61's). There were various suffixes added to the 60 - 61 depending on their exact route and destination.

In my early days of travelling, I used the train from Hucknall LMS station to Nottingham Midland

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Not being a Trent man I know some of their Hucknall bound buses went via Hyson Green, pick up only until Bulwell Hall & some via Hucknall Road by the golf course, Moore Bridge etc. Those could pick up & set down anywhere inside the city boundary on that route due to no NCT bus service there. This was all before deregulation in '86.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

The 84 went over the Forest and past the City Hospital. as did the joint East Midland/Trent service (12A/63) -  both to Huntingdon Street.

 

The 60 and 61 went via Bulwell and Hyson Green. One odd service (60A, 61A, 61B?) went via Cinderhill and Bulwell. These all went from Mount Street

 

Just for completeness, the 62 went direct from Nottingham to Mansfield via Redhill and Ravenshead

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, jonab said:

I left Nottingham  '78 - '79 time so must have been pre that date. I remember trolley buses with those numbers and also that modern style as depicted in that picture.

When I lived on Sherwood Rise, I most often used the (motor) buses from Slab Square to Clarendon College (ish). I can't remember the numbers of those - there were so many.

Jonab, when were you living in Sherwood Rise. My Dad, Clive Johnson, grew up and lived in Regent Street until 1963.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

Jonab, when were you living in Sherwood Rise. My Dad, Clive Johnson, grew up and lived in Regent Street until 1963.

I lived in Sherwood Rise (1 Second Avenue - corner of Second Avenue/Sherwood Rise) from about 1972 to when I left Nottingham at the end of 1978

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, denshaw said:

I went to the Heritage centre the other week and spoke to a Scotsman who was a fitter at Bulwell. He mentioned you Mick and a few others.

Who was that den ? Can't remember a jock fitter ?

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, denshaw said:

An old Sherwood bus 520 also had the roof chopped off, think it was used for maintenance work.

Cutting overhead tree branches was one of it's tasks !

 

Reminds me of when a night man at PSD took a new decker  down Meadow Lane.........................BANG bus converted to sight seeing bus in one go !

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
40 minutes ago, catfan said:

Who was that den ? Can't remember a jock fitter ?

 

Think he said he left in 79, grey haired fella. If you go to Heritage day on 23rd you might recognise him, I won't be there ,away for weekend.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...