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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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646 of 670  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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647 of 670  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
Corley
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648 of 670  Tue 2nd May 2017 7:55am  
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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
Mount Nod
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649 of 670  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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650 of 670  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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651 of 670  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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652 of 670  Thu 27th Jul 2017 1:26pm  
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Why not? Indeed.
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gel
shropshire
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653 of 670  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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654 of 670  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
Cherwell
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655 of 670  Fri 13th Oct 2017 5:59pm  
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Greg
Coventry
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656 of 670  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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657 of 670  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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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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658 of 670  Sun 15th Oct 2017 7:28pm  
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On 28th Apr 2017 1:25am, CKV 1D said: 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?).
Hello, I remember these. A driver that I knew well, Mr Ford, who had driven for CCT for many years, had his only serious mishap when driving one of these. The brakes were very slow acting he told me & he went into the back of a van whilst going along the London Rd. Then on a separate occasion, nearly came to grief coming out of the Pool-Meadow opposite Priory High school. He said that he literally had to stand on the brakes. Any comments please? Mr Ford is sadly no longer alive, but one of his conductors, Mr Tuggy aged 90 is still alive but very frail. He recalls the London Rd accident. ps. Thank you for the lovely picture, just as though it was yesterday.
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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659 of 670  Fri 3rd Nov 2017 1:23pm  
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I think there has been a "norzup" Quoted headline "A BLUNDERING bus driver could have done worse than follow the advice on the side of his double decker". Silly Billy.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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660 of 670  Tue 7th Nov 2017 7:24pm  
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No.16 on fire Oh my
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