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South Notts Bedford OB, orignally owned by South Notts then sold to Bunny Hill Motors to be used as staff transport for the office workers of H J Baldwin & Co LTD

 

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Just a heads up for Catfan in case he would like a bus to play with. John Pye have a sale next week and it includes a couple of 1993 Leyland Olympia 77 seaters and a 1950 Dennis Lancet 39 seater. The Lancet would be ideal for you to take the Nottsalgia gang out on a mystery tour :biggrin:

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Catfan's not the only one!

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Excellent idea Terry, those Olympians were quite "Nippy", a blast down Hyson Green would be good !

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If you think Olympians were nippy God knows what other NCT buses were like!  On Trent we used to call 'em Limpalongs! I used to like driving them tho'

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Were'nt Trent Volvo's Olypians ?

Where's Stephen Ford when you need  him ?

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2 hours ago, catfan said:

Were'nt Trent Volvo's Olypians ?

Where's Stephen Ford when you need  him ?

Trents Volvos were normal B10B's with Alexander bodies

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I bow to your superior knowledge Malc, I was never interested what was under the bonnet only getting my wage packet on a Thursday !

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Mick, Trent had Leyland Olympians whilst they were still part of the National Bus Company. Once they were privatised via a MBO, Trent's next double deckers were Volvo Citybuses, with underfloor mid-engines. These were the same chassis that NCT had on their fleet numbers 301-346, and also the experimental pair 398/399. Northampton Transport also had a sizeable fleet of these and they were very well liked by the local drivers.

 

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12 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Ey 'youth..and your slippons on the gas pedal!

A size 10 boot for extra speed Ian !  OFF or FULL ON nowt in between .

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I saw NCT666 at Nuthall last week, it looked to be part of a transport museum.

 

Was 666 the first digital display?

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Just seen that one on youtube

 

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That's a rare view of Sherwood depot - not a single car in sight on Mansfield road !!

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5 minutes ago, IAN123. said:

Was it smooth? Looks nice!

No difference to any other AN68, not particularly fast & the windscreen leaked rain in at the bottom corner.

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3 minutes ago, roger peatman said:

That's a rare view of Sherwood depot - not a single car in sight on Mansfield road !!

Could have been 4am Roger while you had yer head down at TB !

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3 hours ago, catfan said:

Could have been 4am Roger while you had yer head down at TB !

 

No time for that Catfan - too busy playing snooker in the institute !  

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Ian, just for the record, the reg is JTV488E. Also it is Maid Marian, not Maid Marion, drive me up the bleddy wall when Nottinghamians spell it incorrectly.

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Lost many a ball under Fleetlines, when playing on the Burnside Green roundabout, Bilborough. My Nan lived just up the road on Bracebridge Drive.

 

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6 hours ago, IAN123. said:

kTV 537. Near the 3 Horseshoes in

I remember those trolley buses parked there with a chock (block of triangular shaped wood) under the front drivers side wheel to stop the bus rolling down the hill. Was the chock on a chain or piece of string? can't quite remember that small detail

 

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