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Ok bus guy's (and gels) it might be answered here somewhere, but why were some of the buses numbered as per their reg, and others not? Just out of curiosity.

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Until 1974 the City Council was responsible for allocating plates for all newly registered vehicles in the city. So they could provide sequentially numbered plates for the city transport and other departments. All City fire engines had 999 in their registration number.

 

In 1974 the DVLC took over responsibility and they didn't provide the same facility.

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Thanks bamber, that's cleared that up. Maybe you can answer my next one, what were the contacts made of at the end of trolley poles?. At first I thought carbon/graphite but surely that would wear away quickly if they're rubbing along wire!. Then I thought brass, but again, even though brass is self lubricating, they would wear just the same! Or were they changed on a regular basis?. 

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My Googling comes up with ‘Morgan Avanced Materials’ - carbon trolley bus inserts. Various carbon compounds apparently.

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  1. Cheers Phil, that's cleared another one up. Wonder how often they needed to be changed?

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2 hours ago, Waddo said:

Ok bus guy's (and gels) it might be answered here somewhere, but why were some of the buses numbered as per their reg, and others not? Just out of curiosity.

That changed when bus registration numbers were allocated differently, Nottm started to get Derby numbers etc. GRC series .eg.

So NCT just plodded on wjth fleet numbers having nowt to do with reg numbers !

Was a bit strange at times looking for a particular bus in the depot !

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Don't suppose anyone took the wrong bus out!!!

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Now then catfan, tell us about this leopard then please?.

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Were you a zookeeper Den?

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RE: the above bus on Bestwood Rd..recall seeing a B5 or summat eons ago.966698-126414490891260-1357076623-o.jpgLads having a natter at the 44 terminus...that a Minx estate?

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Was the 'minx estate' called the 'husky'? Or have i got it mixed up with somat else?.

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The husky was the chubby 3 door with a full rear door..and a hillman imp husky.

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On 2/6/2019 at 8:28 PM, Deepdene Boy said:

Hey up, Mess, glad to see there us another 'pies supporter in Northants. If I remember correctly the 44 was scheduled at 46 minutes end to end.

Yes Deepdene I've followed Notts for almost 60 years. My son and I were at Meadow Lane regularly last season and were gutted when Coventry were gifted the two games in the playoffs.

This season I've only been once when we played (and beat) Crawley in the week last year. I can’t commit to Saturdays at the moment but hope to go again before the end of the season.

BTW I still think we'll stay up but only just. When Akinde put his penalty wide on Saturday I felt that our luck had changed and we can go on and turn things around. COYP

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Mess, fingers crossed. I very rarely get to Meadow Lane as my Saturday afternoons are spent refereeing on the Northants Combination and the United Counties League.

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11 hours ago, catfan said:

Never was a bus route as far as i can remember. Bulwell fitters went for joy rides, on test they called it !!

 

Bestwood Road was the original route of the Bestwood Colliery service. In the 1980s NCT started running the Saturday afternoon service when Skills pulled out of certain journeys - but they were numbered 114. Google streetview shows a Bus Stop sign outside the terrace at the Carey Road end - put up when NCT joined in operating the service as Skills passengers knew where the unmarked stops were!

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Mitch you are so correct, I almost forgot, even did a few !!

I left NCT in '86 so don't know how long they lasted, I think the midi buses do em nowadays !

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Roger been up to Piccadilly with his angle grinder?1614470-199969600202415-2111166233-o.jpgmaintenance vehicle.

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13612183-1384428118240117-14320858437660HTO 120D..picking up outside the Market Square toilets...Brentnalls across the way have a sale on...that's a first!

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The Magic Roundabout we called it !

Loved them Nationals !.

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Plenty of chat with the passengers..keep the boredom at bay..not bad if the 77's and 88's was handy overtime.

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Some drivers cracked up with boredom !

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