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PhilipInCoventry
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661 of 670  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
Perth Western Australia
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662 of 670  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
Holbrooks
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663 of 670  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
Perth Western Australia
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664 of 670  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
Cherwell
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665 of 670  Wed 21st Mar 2018 1:22pm  
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Here's one for you, Dream Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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666 of 670  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
Coventry & Cebu
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667 of 670  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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668 of 670  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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669 of 670  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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PeterB
Mount Nod
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670 of 670  Wed 2nd May 2018 7:32pm  
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National Express Coventry is now accepting contactless payment. Just put your payment card on the card reader. 1 trip £2.20 2 of more trips £4.00 Maximum daily charge. You will not receive a paper ticket. All journeys must be made on the same bank card/mobile device. If you have a travel pass you are asked to take it out of your wallet to prevent your bank card being accidentally charged. (Full details) Peter.
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