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To the very best of my knowledge, yes. When I started on Corpo in 1962, the summer jackets were like a lime green or pale green anyway. When they changed over in 64'  the summer jacket was like camel/taupe colour with green epaulettes and green cuffs. Lots of us being late teenagers used to roll our sleeves up to impress the ladies. Some even wore their summer jackets in winter !!

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Bit of useless information to above. When we became a full crew, I bought a quart Thermos flask so we could have drink during the shift. It served us well with coffee, at least two & half cups each. Still got that flask 55 years later ! Still working perfectly. :yahoo:

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Beekay did that flask have a tartan print on the outside?

I had a similar one with a wide mouth that you could put really chunky soup or chipolata sausages and beans in.

Great on a cold winters day when fishing.

Did you subscribe to milk in the flask or one who insisted that the milk be added separately, in our case from a Camp coffee bottle.

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Hi Oz., had a look in the cupboard and the pattern is like a light blue background with little stars pattern all over it. We only ever used to make coffee to take to work, (we took it in turns) I used to make it in a jug, complete with milk and sugar. Only ever used it since to carry hot water when on long car journeys for fresh tea. Do use it when we have a threat of power cut to store boiling water, especially during storms. It's not a food flask so doesn't have wide mouth. B

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50NAU had already had major front end repairs prior to the photo shown. As you will note it has a BET style front windscreen and lower panels in the same style as Fleetlines 95-159

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Hi twroberts27 the B4 bus went from mount st

to South Normanton i caught the B4 while attending PCFE in Nottingham in the early 60s i lived at Nuthall near the Three Ponds pub if you had to go to Ripley you would catch the B1 from Mount st.

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Built in the 50's and 60's? Many areas of Nottingham and villages in Notts had "Wimpey estates"

For some reason many of them had a rough aggregate outside finish as the walls were moulded concrete.

Clifton Estate had many Wimpey homes as did an estate in Rainworth

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And Silverdale Estate - close to Clifton - was known as Wimpey Estate for many years when it was first built. The name Silverdale took a long time to become accepted.

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I remember going to Butlins holiday camp at Filey by Skills bus got on outside the Albert Hall that was in 1964.

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Was there a bus company called Bramcote Coaches or Lamcote Coaches if so where were they based at and where did they travel to?

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Has anyone got any pictures of Nottingham Atlanteans and Fleetlines before they were rebuilt with centre exits? I'd love to see the rear destination displays as well, these vehicles were so handsome in their original condition. Thanks.

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I used to drive 'em TG. But that don't count do it.? 77seaters. 

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I don't really know which thread to post this on but it fits lots of threads. Like Totongirls request for photos.

Each time I  read them, I  think what a great tragedy that I  never owned or had access to a camera until I  got married in 1965. It saddens me to think of all the images I've missed over the years. My earliest photograph of me is when I were 17 years old, so no kids /school pictures or owt'. Nottstalgians has ignited my thirst for things gone by and it makes me feel guilty that I can't  offer any contributions. Forgive my waffling.  Beekay  :sorry:

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IMG-20170307-135032.jpg

I know it's not a Fleetline, but this is one of the vehicles I drove. I believe it is now based at Ruddington transport museum. I would dearly love to see it again and possibly have a sit in it would be amazing.

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Totongirl,

 

I know it is not a NCT Atlantean but is this the sort of bus you are looking for?

It is an ex NSW Transport bus Photo Daily Telegraph

Image result for atlantean buses

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18 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

Totongirl,

 

I know it is not a NCT Atlantean but is this the sort of bus you are looking for?

It is an ex NSW Transport bus Photo Daily Telegraph

Image result for atlantean buses

Thank you but not really. I just remember the NCT Atlanteans and Fleetlines when they were brand new but still had conductors. We travelled on them quite a bit as a family, on one occasion the conductor let me press the lever on his ticket machine to issue my ticket. Just childhood memories but in those days only adults had cameras and my dad never used his to take pictures of NCT!

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There are a couple of pictures on the previous page TG. Your last post just echoes what I said earlier about regretting not having a camera in my early days. I had some great times on NCT, but equally, some crap days.

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2 hours ago, Beekay said:

There are a couple of pictures on the previous page TG. Your last post just echoes what I said earlier about regretting not having a camera in my early days. I had some great times on NCT, but equally, some crap days.

Hi Beekay, I suppose we can all say that about our jobs! After many years I only do mine now for the money, they managed to beat the interest out of me years ago! There are actually a lot of pictures on this thread if you have an hour to spare going through it, just not quite  "the one", not yet anyway! Thanks for the interest.

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I've got 2/3 pictures I have to clean up tomorrow if they're any use TG. But not quite sure what you're looking for. If you can elaborate or even PM me then I'll see what I  can do. After all, two sets of eyes are better than one.

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22 hours ago, Beekay said:

I've got 2/3 pictures I have to clean up tomorrow if they're any use TG. But not quite sure what you're looking for. If you can elaborate or even PM me then I'll see what I  can do. After all, two sets of eyes are better than one.

Hi Beekay, I'm just being nostalgic. As a child we lived on Hucknall Road and the 6/17/18/28 group of routes always seemed (to me as a child) to be used as a testing ground for brand new busses. I remember how handsome the HTO***D, MTO***F and PTO***G registered vehicles looked as they passed by.  Pictures  of the Daimlers in particular before they were rebuilt  seem to be so rare and anything other than a standard front end view even more so. I always felt that rebuilding these busses spoilt them and removing the rear destination blinds to leave a black rectangle made them look awful! 

Thank you in advance for any pictures you have, I keep looking on ebay as well.

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