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Thanks for the clarification Deepdene , I figured someone would update bus info. I never studied em, I just drove em. I knew there are people more knowledgeable than me. B.

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On 8/7/2019 at 1:18 PM, Beekay said:

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Bit late I realise, but this is one I used to drive, out of Bilborough.

Happen I am missing something 'ere but wasn't the idea of sticking the engine at the back and having a full width bus at the front done to facilitate one man operation? The man with the 'X' on his back standing with his back to the driver appears to be a conductor. Didn't conductors wear dark green or was that just drivers?

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Looks like a conductor, they were still used on Clifton routes and 35 to Bulwell until early eighties. Maybe they still used them on all routes until a certain date. It looks like the conductor is wearing a summer jacket, they were light coloured and then in later years changed to green, worn by drivers and conductors.

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In answer Piano man, when fleet lines were first introduced they were still 2 man crewed. Your right about green uniform, however that conductor, John ( Andy) Devine was wearing the summer jacket. They were still double crews when I left in late 1966. Uniforms were changed from double breasted to single breasted about 1964 ish. I can recall trial omo buses, still using the old conductors machines strapped down. It wasn't an X it was two leather straps, one a cash bag, the other a ticket machine.  thumbsup

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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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Bit like swingers this!...snapped ouside the Corner Pin...Miltons was a top boozer by all accounts..mate o' mine bought the mirrors- still in his Restaurant today. Anyroad-the 20 and 36 are featured.

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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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Gorra feeling this was the last day for this Atlantean..695 snapped here on Friar Lane.

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2 hours ago, IAN123. said:

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PTO 521G up on Shelford Rd. Taken around '69?

Not 1969, it has the "drop box" for the exact fare ticket system introduced around 1973 (?) and is in the revised livery from about 1978/9.

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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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