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Baz
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1 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 5:35pm  
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I have this photo of what I think is a closed back Midland Red bus. I remember they had a few double deckers around Coventry, but were they closed back and ran in the centre of the city. Could this be one? Were they a different model to Coventry Transport as I never remember Cov Corp Trans having any of them? Thumbs up
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PhilipInCoventry
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2 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 5:40pm  
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Hi Baz, Hi all Wave There's a thing from the past. Notice the destination blind with 'SERVICE EXTRA' Big grin Also the Midland Red motorway or touring coach in front. Wave
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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3 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 5:45pm  
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Thanks Baz for the image - looks like a very busy Corporation Street, with a Midland Red C5 coach in front of the bus
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Baz
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4 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 5:55pm  
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Thanks all for the quick response. Do any know where the 590 bus route went to. This is Corporation St heading towards what is now the Co-op I think. Big grin
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Midland Red
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5 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 5:58pm  
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Up north (!) Crosville ran them as "DUPLICATE" rather than "SERVICE EXTRA" Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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6 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 6:00pm  
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On 17th Jun 2012 5:55pm, Baz said: Thanks all for the quick response. Do any know where the 590 bus route went to. This is Corporation St heading towards what is now the Co-op I think. Big grin
Originally to Warwick via Kenilworth, then it was extended to Stratford-on-Avon
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Baz
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7 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 6:20pm  
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On 17th Jun 2012 5:40pm, PhilipInCoventry said: Also the Midland Red motorway or touring coach in front. Wave
Here is a wider view of it all. I've taken a photo of a photo. The coach heading towards Pool Meadow is to Manchester. Must have been a Football Special, but don't think it was Cov they were playing. Big grin
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dutchman
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8 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 6:39pm  
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On 17th Jun 2012 6:00pm, Midland Red said:
On 17th Jun 2012 5:55pm, Baz said: Do any know where the 590 bus route went to.
Originally to Warwick via Kenilworth, then it was extended to Stratford-on-Avon
I used the service occasionally between 1965 and 1970. They were all front entrance by then except I think for the odd "Stratford Blue" on relief duties.
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dutchman
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9 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 6:41pm  
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On 17th Jun 2012 5:55pm, Baz said: This is Corporation St heading towards what is now the Co-op I think. Big grin
The Co-op is on the right. Smile
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Baz
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10 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 6:46pm  
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My big mistake. The plaque on the corner of the Co-op is just in front of the coach. I stand corrected. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Baz
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11 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 7:08pm  
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My one time memory of the Stratford bus was a single decker with the emergency exit in the middle at the back. It went around Kenilworth, Warwick, then out to Barford, Wasperton, and Wellesbourne before getting to Stratford. I remember seeing buses like the ones out of "On the Buses" with the front door behind the engine at Stratford. Thumbs up Does any one have any pics of the single decker Midland Reds ?
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morgana
the secret garden
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12 of 17  Sun 17th Jun 2012 11:59pm  
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I use to catch the Midland Red on Wheelwright Lane to Bedworth, just down from the railway lines, opposite the Hub pub in the seventies from Cov to Bedworth via Ash Green, that used to run a double decker also single decker.
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MisterD-Di
Sutton Coldfield
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13 of 17  Mon 18th Jun 2012 2:55am  
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I love the way people parked their cars down the middle of the road between those small central reservations. This happened in Trinity Street too. Imagine what the reaction would be if this were to happen now! Lol
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Foxcote
Warwick
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14 of 17  Thu 24th Jan 2013 9:36am  
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This photograph is described as Pool Meadow, 1940, a lovely sign and hut in the background,
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Foxcote
Warwick
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15 of 17  Thu 24th Jan 2013 2:38pm  
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The 1954 photo is a winner Dutchman! I have found one of some girls off on holiday from Pool Meadow, 1962. The weather looked fair, no sign of snow for December 1962. Had to put this one on of the Cafe, 1962
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