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Buses in Nottingham

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Forgot to add the South Notts buses also ran out of Huntingdon street, i think all of those buses went to Gotham,East Leake or Loughborough via Parliament street,London road, Wilford lane,Clifton lane,Gotham lane,If I caught the South Notts from Parliament street (near NCT offices) I could get off at the top of Farnborough road,I lived about halfway between that bus stop and the 68 terminus so had a choice of of buses to get home on.  I remember now the 67 reversing into Manor farm road, was it the 61 and 61a that reversed into Summerwood and the 68 into Pastures avenue, I used to live just up Farnborough road from Pasture avenue and I also remember that noise the brake shoes made when the brakes were applied when the bus was in reverse

 

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Deepdene's discription & causes is spot on.

There was an old fitter at Bulwell whose sole purpose in life was to relign brake shoes the old fashioned way, drilling out the old rivets & rivetting new brake linings on the shoes. The size of those brake shoes were the biggest I had ever seen.!

There wasn't much Eric didn't know about brakes !

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Done plenty of drilling out of the brass rivets,removing old linings and re-riveting new linings myself, quite an art to get the rivets lined up correctly so they sit in the counter sunk holes level, that was when the linings had a lot of asbestos in them, no wonder my breathing is shot

 

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Ah the old ''Brass Rivets'' ey Rog,, getting the ''Counter sunk holes'' lined up proper.............eeeeh they were days,,,, lol

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They might have been copper rivets thinking about it, later on I think the linings were bonded to the steel shoe doing away with rivets, couldn't do anything with them when they were worn out,just chuck em in the scrap bin, clutch linings were riveted though, the linings I used to replace/repair were on old Ruston Bucyrus face shovel clutch bands, and heavy Heathfield rigid dump truck brakes and the dust was to die for,,,,,,,literally. oh happy days

 

 

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An old bendy.

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That bus route number 29 city hospital used to run out of bilborough depot, duty no.B295. It was a long part day shift being the only one with built in overtime. It ran from the city up to city hospital and waited there for a hour before bringing back the visitors. Shift used to start about 07.30(ish) and finished about 20.45, but I could be mistaken. Didn't bother going home after first bit, just hung around the depot playing snooker etc. B. PS. Don't recognise the crew though.

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Decin Czech Republic 2007 

 

 

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14 hours ago, catfan said:

Driver Vic Brooks & Conductor Bhogul, taken 1974 outside Bulwell Depot.

That service extra was transferred to Bulwell early '70s.

The registration on that vehicle shows as 1965, I left bilborough depot in early 1967. We were still doing the hospital run  then. Another bit of useless information, I always volunteered to work Christmas day 10..00 till 4.00pm if I remember right. Now as I look back I think those years on the buses were the best of my working life.

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4 minutes ago, catfan said:

I couldn't agree more BK. 

Buses are not just a job CF, but more a way of life.

14 hours ago, catfan said:

Driver Vic Brooks & Conductor Bhogul, taken 1974 outside Bulwell Depot.

That service extra was transferred to Bulwell early '70s.

The registration on that vehicle shows as 1965, I left bilborough depot in early 1967. We were still doing the hospital run  then. Another bit of useless information, I always volunteered to work Christmas day 10..00 till 4.00pm if I remember right. Now as I look back I think those years on the buses were the best of my working life.

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Mess posted on 7th Feb 2019 about coming to Nottingham and not being able to get down Station Street.  I was already aware of that, however we had a taxi to the Midland Station the other week and that was allowed to turn off London Road into Station Street. 

I have a query that maybe someone can help with.  

We have a relative arriving into Nottingham on a National Express coach from Heathrow on Thursday, well it saves a 6-7 hour round trip for us picking him up doesn’t it?!!  Where is the closest place we can park to collect him from the drop-off on Station Street?   

 

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Park in the Forest, then get the tram there and back Lizzie, or will he be loaded down with luggage ?

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An idea FLY but a bit of a round-about way.  

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It's the Bentick end of Station Street where you get ticket it's been pedestrianised, think it's on a camera, some still go up there, turn off Canal St onto Trent St, Station St back onto London Road, National Express can be tracked online or park in Hooters wait for the call drive round? 

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...what RR said. 

 

Go along Canal Street, turn on to Trent Street and follow that round until you find yourself outside the old Boots building (now Capital One) alongside the railway station.    https://goo.gl/maps/DhQYgFVjuwv

 

It's normal parking meters to pay for however long you need.

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On about buses, although not Nottingham buses, just watched a brilliant little film called "666 Edgware". Only about ten or twelve mins long. All about trolleybuses. Just thought I'd throw this in. Excuse me for interrupting. It was on talking pictures at 09.35. B.

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Thanks all for suggested parking spots.  Hope he’s still got his PAYG phone he bought last year, that will make things a little easier but we didn’t know that it’s possible to track the NE buses, good info RR.

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I thought moe nearer the 80's Den, I seem to remember cycling up Beechdale road and seeing the buses on my way home, but then again my maternal granny lived in the area (Glenbrook crescent) so you are probably right

 

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Well spotted in Long Eaton anyway

 

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Back in the 50's when the trolley bus termini were at Trent Bridge and Wilford Bridge, did they stack the busses ready for the Saturday afternoon football turn out? I can't remember, but hardly anyone had a car and many of the away side supporters would need to get to Midlands or Vic stations, in addition to the thousands heading back to town or Bullwell etc..

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