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Just now, IAN123. said:

Thanks Deepdene. Catfan was telling about those running numbers at TB..something else about a delayed order..so NCT went elsewhere...very interesting...i think this info is vital..ian.

Yes, the Atlanteans numbered 540-584 were originally ordered as Daimler Fleetlines, but owing to delays caused by transfer of Fleetline production from Coventry to Leyland, and London Transport being given priority for their Fleetline orders, NCT took 45 AN68 Atlanteans instead. 585 was an extra vehicle tagged on to the order as replacement for Fleetline 109 which was destroyed by a fire whilst operating on the 3s and 59s to Sneinton Dale.

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Ah ! Proper livery ! Better than the kaleidoscope of colours on today's fleet.

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10 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

161 is now preserved at Ruddington

I remember driving 161 at Bilborough depot between 1964-197. Would love to see it again next time I'm up Nottingham way. The best years of my working life !!

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69 .......Long Row to Rolleston Drive, Arnold.  The bus I used several times a week to get to work and down town to enjoy myself in the 60s and early 70s.  Every morning at 7.50am I sat on top deck putting my mascara on!  After I moved from Nottingham in 1975 I never got on a bus again for 30 years as we lived in villages and public transport was very limited, but it all changed 15 years ago on our return.  Nottingham really has a fantastic public transport system.  

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39 minutes ago, LizzieM said:

Nottingham really has a fantastic public transport system.  

So long as you don't refer to the trams !

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I find the drivers..very friendly and always say hello etc..the middle door thing years ago..maybe prevented people from saying thanks.

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56 minutes ago, Waddo said:

So long as you don't refer to the trams !

I’ve rarely ridden on the tram system but have to say that it’s the easiest and best way to get to QMC.

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It certainly is Lizzie,, (despite my overcrowding experience the other day,,not their fault its so popular)  Read somewhere that Nottingham is one of only eight City's in Britain with a Tram system ?

 

 

QMC service is brilliant,,,step off the Tram you not only at the QMC ,,you are in it !!!

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Crich has got one Ben ! Bin on it !

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Crich is hardly a City BeeKay.........so i doubt its one the eight.........

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I know its not a city. Tongue was firmly in my cheek when writing. Seaton has got one too. Bin on that as well.

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Blackpool

Sheffield

Newcastle

London

Nottingham

Birmingham/Wolverhampton

Would guess the others in Scotland Glasgow/Edinburgh,,?

Nearly forgot  Manchester

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I derided the tram system initially, but having had to use it several times over the last couple of years between Basford and Hightields / Beeston, I've found it so easy. No changing busses, no traffic congestion along the Ring Road, and no dodging drunks and dopeheads through Bilborough and its environs. Marvellous!

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And a couple at Beamish.

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Newcastle is a metro, not a tram -  more like the London Underground with no street running. Edinburgh has trams, but not Glasgow

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5 hours ago, LizzieM said:

I’ve rarely ridden on the tram system but have to say that it’s the easiest and best way to get to QMC.

Personally, I would have thought that the easiest and best way would be by ambulance, right to the door. Lol

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4 hours ago, denshaw said:

Is there a tram in Croydon?

Yes Den,,when i said London that was Croydon,

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In a similar vein, there are four Nottingham trolley buses at the Sandtoft Trolley bus museum, well worth a visit on a running day for public transport fans

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57 minutes ago, Waddo said:

Personally, I would have thought that the easiest and best way would be by ambulance, right to the door. Lol

Not necessarily, it could still be quicker by tram!   Fortunately I’ve never been in an ambulance but understand you can sometimes wait a considerable time for an ambulance to turn up. 

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The ambulance trip might be your last journey. Sod that.

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It was going on those lovely Midland General buses that first got me hooked..and sitting in phils cafe on Hunto..sipping on a Horlicks in a Horlicks mug..(the one with no hole in the handle)...watching the comings and goings.. suitcases bound with string bound for the coast.Cream coaches heading down the country and the sweet smell of diesel. Nipping over to Playland and gozzing in the bus sheds.

Did this at Mansfield when at College..the Depot was alongside the Art College. The new ones don't tickle my fancy...but each to their own

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Fogrider talking about Queens Rd..sam0647-copy.jpg12 ..with LMS Station on the destination blind.

Arky was some street.

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You're right Ian, Arkwright Street had the Golden Curry, Star of India (I think) and down on the right an army surplus shop. I bought a pair of Victorian leather fire helmets from them, a bag full of 'em in the basement. Still have them, on the wall in the front room. 

My one "fogride" to lead the machine to a fire in the fog was to a shop fire down there on the left, just after Crocus Street Bridge. That was on the old Norton, November 1971 I think. 

 

Hilarious !

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