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Yes the Buses have a tank for the gas, which is Liquefied Natural Gas as opposed to Liquified Petroleum Gas, previously and still used in cars and vans for many years.

 

The L.N.G is mains gas but pressurised at the fill point into a liquid to be pumped into the Bus tank.

The bus company, or any other user, has to have a contract with a Biogas supplier in order to get the grants they receive and the Biogas supplier can't sell more Biogas than they produce (or buy from producers).

It's all metered both ends to check no-one is fiddling it.

The Biogas is produced mainly on farms and pumped into the normal gas mains.

Locally there's a few production sites along the A.46

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Thank you Stuart, I've  now got an image of buses queueing up on the A46 when it's time for a refill. 

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19 hours ago, Beekay said:

Thank you Stuart, I've  now got an image of buses queueing up on the A46 when it's time for a refill. 

Well I had a vision of a large herd of cows in the depot all farting into the bus tank.........

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Could be worse TG. Could be a large herd of Nostalgians doing the same thing into the bus tanks.

A better quality gas.  :rolleyes:

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Hi Beekay, yes a better quality and quantity of gas! Plenty of "Old Farts" on here, myself included........

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But all in the best possible taste TG. You get more smiles to the gallon! :rolleyes:

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Actually in Newark, but on a service from Nottingham

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From the Bus Archive Facebook site

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The yellow rear number plates did not start appearing until 1968 so it is definitely post that. They did become compulsory until 1973 so it could have been taken after that too.

Looks like an Alexander bodied Daimler CV? probably built in the 1950's

One of the drivers must have been a bit careless as it looks like a dent in the nearside front roof dome

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According to Facebook it is a Daimler with Massey bodywork, taken outside Newark Bus Station. Full caption is

 

Gash of Newark was a keen user of Daimler chassis are here we see a CVG6 type double decker with Massey body, featuring platform doors. As was normal with Gash, this vehicle gave long service, from 1954 until 1987 when it was sold direct into preservation.

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23 minutes ago, notty ash said:

According to Facebook it is a Daimler with Massey bodywork

Can't disagree Notty Ash the Alexander and Massey bodied Daimlers looked very similar.

What made me think Alexander was the straight lines of the bottom of the drivers window, many Massey's that I saw had a distinct curve on the bottom edge. 

I am working from a 40+ years ago memory of travelling on these as a kid. My favourite spot was downstairs at the front behind the driver and there was often a badge on the interior of who did the bodywork and interior. At one stage all I wanted to be was a bus driver.

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6 hours ago, IAN FINN said:

Is that a Daimler bus and what year would it be? Early fifties.

 

Do you mean the bus itself, or when the photo was taken ?

 

On the far right is a Toyota Corolla Estate which makes the photo at least mid 1970s.

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Whenever it was, it looks a bit bloody close to that lorry. were the drivers passing fags?

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The year of bus going by the number plate RAL795 ithink is early 50s my dad had an Austin A40 Devon and its number plate was NAL 978 which was 1952 so the bus number plate would make it a bit newer the photo is definitely newer.

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The zigzag on the crossing didn't appear until 1971

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So what's  it doing so far from the kerb?

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Trying to avoid some twit standing in the road taking  a photograph!     thumbsup

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      He's about to turn left into the bus station. (Whilst avoiding the twerp with the camera.)

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On 2/1/2019 at 9:50 PM, Oztalgian said:

Ben, I can't remember a Marsdens in Bliduth or Renuth, CO-OP stores yes but not a Marsdens?

 

Just noticed this OZ,,,sorry you are correct......getting my Marsdens and Coops a bit mixed......maybe because i have so many happy memories  of both...

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It's not like Pevrils chicken Coop though, is it Ben?   :rolleyes:

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