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PhilipInCoventry
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661 of 672  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 It was withdrawn from service in May 1965 and sold for scrap to a dealer in South Yorkshire in July of that very same year.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
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662 of 672  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
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663 of 672  Tue 7th Nov 2017 7:24pm  
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No.16 on fire Oh my
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PhilipInCoventry
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664 of 672  Tue 20th Mar 2018 1:53pm  
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Hi all Wave City says farewell to the bendy buses.
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Dreamtime
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665 of 672  Wed 21st Mar 2018 10:56am  
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Sorry Philip, I must have missed something but why are they discontinuing the bendy buses?

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PhilipInCoventry
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666 of 672  Wed 21st Mar 2018 12:42pm  
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Hi Dreamtime Wave Like me, they are old & clapped out. Also, Coventry has few low-bridge routes to warrant them. Hope you ok. Cheers
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Dreamtime
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667 of 672  Wed 21st Mar 2018 1:09pm  
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Evening Philip, glad to see you are well and truly on the mend. Thanks for your reply, I still get a funny feeling when I see one of the old double deckers shown on the forum - spent most of my life travelling on them. Part of our upbringing I think for all of us. Take care Wave
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Midland Red
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668 of 672  Wed 21st Mar 2018 1:22pm  
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Here's one for you, Dream Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
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669 of 672  Thu 22nd Mar 2018 1:55am  
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Many thanks MR. My toddler son (in the 60's) had driven many of those from the long seat at the front then to tell his dad how he drove the bus into town. Wave
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mcsporran
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670 of 672  Thu 22nd Mar 2018 1:54pm  
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A former Coventry Transport bus built in 1944 has just come back to the city after a complete renovation. Ken Jones has a series of pictures on flickr. You may recognise it as the wartime Daimler formerly housed at the Transport Museum; they have loaned it to an enthusiast who has painstakingly rebuilt it as new. When it finished serving passengers in the city in 1959 it went to the maintenance department and became a mobile workshop. This entailed panelling over the platform door and lower deck windows, and removing the seats to make room for workbenches and tools. It passed to the museum in 1970 but was kept in storage for many years, until restoration began about five years ago. It joins more than half a dozen other survivors of the maroon and cream era of Coventry Transport buses.
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PhilipInCoventry
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671 of 672  Thu 22nd Mar 2018 2:07pm  
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Hi mcsporran, Hi all Wave I saw it go past the Belgrade yesterday. My first day out for quite a while. Thank you for posting that. The Flickr pics are brill! Cheers
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mcsporran
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672 of 672  Fri 23rd Mar 2018 2:30am  
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Unfortunately not visible on the flickr pictures is this advert on the rear offside corner of the bus which I'm sure will bring back memories for many readers.
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