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Midland Red
Cherwell
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646 of 663  Fri 31st Mar 2017 8:03am  
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Traffic notice 1952 shows the route as: Wheatley Street Grammar School Memorial Park Finham Canley Crematorium Westwood Heath Cromwell Cottage Standard Works Jaguar Works Brownshill Green Keresley Foleshill Gasworks Wyken Slough Longford Generating Station Lentons Lane Walsgrave Humber Works, Stoke Ryton Swimming Pool & Humber Works Baginton Airport Broadgate Wheatley Street Sunday to Thursday of each Coventry Holiday Week, and every Sunday until September 14th 2.30pm and 6.30pm 30 miles Adults 2/6 Children 1/3
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CKV 1D
COVENTRY
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647 of 663  Fri 28th Apr 2017 1:25am  
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A 1951 Maudslay Regent III, seen here in Pool Meadow Bus Station circa 1960 -1962? It was withdrawn from service in May 1965 and sold for scrap to a dealer in South Yorkshire in July of that very same year. There were only nine of these particular Maudslays in the "Coventry Transport" fleet (numbered 117 -125) and sadly not one of them survive today? (I personally would give anything to be able to travel on one of these, or even just to be able to see one up close, but I just have to accept that it's never ever going to happen?).
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PeterB
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648 of 663  Sat 29th Apr 2017 11:00pm  
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It may be possible - almost. The Maudslay Regent III's were rebadged AEC Regent III's (London Transport 'RT' bus) built at Parkside. AEC brought out Maudslay in 1948. There is an AEC Regent III preserved at the London Bus Museum at the old Brooklands Racing Circuit near Weybridge, Surrey and they have occasional running days. Closer to home the Severn Valley Railways "On The Buses" event on September 10th has a London Transport theme this year. Peter.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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649 of 663  Sun 30th Apr 2017 7:27am  
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Call me an old sentimentalist if you like but the days are long gone when it was a thrill for the family on an outing on the buses - big sigh!!!! If we missed one there would always be another. Roll eyes
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Midland Red
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650 of 663  Sun 30th Apr 2017 8:06am  
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On 29th Apr 2017 11:00pm, PeterB said: It may be possible - almost. The Maudslay Regent III's were rebadged AEC Regent III's (London Transport 'RT' bus) built at Parkside. AEC brought out Maudslay in 1948. There is an AEC Regent III preserved at the London Bus Museum at the old Brooklands Racing Circuit near Weybridge, Surrey and they have occasional running days. Closer to home the Severn Valley Railways "On The Buses" event on September 10th has a London Transport theme this year. Peter.
Yes, it is "almost", Peter - since I don't think any had MCCW bodywork similar to Coventry's Maudslays, so any preserved Regent IIIs (Maudslay or AEC) won't look like them Oh my Here is information on the CCT Maudslays Thumbs up There's some AEC Regent IIIs here
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busman
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651 of 663  Tue 2nd May 2017 7:55am  
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Peter On September 9+10 you will be able to ride on 6 old double-decker buses around Coventry including the oldest surviving Coventry Transport Double-Decker EKV 966 from 1945. Much nearer to home than Bewdley. Unfortunately for the Railway they moved their annual Bus Event from Sept 3 to avoid clashing with an event at Leicester. But not only is the weekend of Sept 9+10 National Heritage Weekend where many old bus owners are helping their local councils it also clashes with a big bus event at Cannon Hill Park. I would be surprised if Bewdley gets more than a couple of London Buses because of this. The Coventry Maudslays had unique bodywork and their AEC Engines were larger than the AEC Engines in the MetCam bodied CVA6s Fleet numbers 1-98. Wish I had saved one
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PeterB
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652 of 663  Tue 2nd May 2017 11:35pm  
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Thanks Busman & MidlandRed for the clarification. Peter.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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653 of 663  Thu 27th Jul 2017 1:00pm  
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As a matter of curiosity, are there many lady drivers on the buses in Coventry?

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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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654 of 663  Thu 27th Jul 2017 1:22pm  
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Don't know how many lady bus drivers there are but I'm sure the number will increase and on HGVs . And why not?
Just old and knackered

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zigzag
cornwall
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655 of 663  Thu 27th Jul 2017 1:26pm  
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Why not? Indeed.
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gel
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656 of 663  Sat 5th Aug 2017 12:52pm  
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Is it possible to identify the owner of a Public Service Vehicle Driver badge - I have one No. DD 13716

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CKV 1D
COVENTRY
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657 of 663  Sun 20th Aug 2017 1:28am  
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Now safely in preservation, I took this photo here of a 1973 Daimler Fleetline from the "Coventry Transport" fleet! It is seen standing at a museum near Birmingham, while attending an event there last year! Edited by member, 20th Aug 2017 2:07 am
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Midland Red
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658 of 663  Fri 13th Oct 2017 5:59pm  
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Greg
Coventry
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659 of 663  Sat 14th Oct 2017 7:37pm  
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On 5th Aug 2017 12:52pm, gel said: Is it possible to identify the owner of a Public Service Vehicle Driver badge - I have one No. DD 13716
Looks like a very old one as my father was issued with DD22585 in the late 40`s.
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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660 of 663  Sat 14th Oct 2017 9:10pm  
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For PSV driver badges, see this site. The DD series was issued in either Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, or Worcestershire, and numerically it certainly appears to be from the 1940s.
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