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751 of 758  Sat 18th May 2019 11:57am  
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Most drivers did not like driving 100. When introduced it had a fully automatic gearbox which proved sluggish and Lydgate Hill was always a challenge. CCT Engineers then fitted a manual crash box. CCT Buses at this time were all pre-select and the driving technique for a manual is totally different and most drivers were never trained on it. So only a few of the "enthusiast" type drivers would ever volunteer on this. Ultimately CCT Engineers converted it again to a pre-select but by that time the Crossley engine as fitted being non-standard in an AEC + Gardner engined fleet (I do know there were 16 or so Daimlers) became expensive to maintain and was withdrawn. So, Annewiggy, unlikely your dad drove it but not impossible
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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752 of 758  Sun 19th May 2019 11:00am  
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I picked up this interesting booklet at Astley Book Farm yesterday. Some interesting pictures of buses and trams.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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753 of 758  Sun 19th May 2019 11:01am  
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A page from the book
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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754 of 758  Mon 20th May 2019 10:03am  
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On 16th May 2019 8:58am, CKV 1D said: The "WHITE LADY", seen here standing outside Harnall Lane Garage in 1951!
Bus 100 lives on, at least in the form of a 3D digital model. Click on the link '3D Model', wait a few seconds and you will be able to rotate, pan and zoom. It works with Windows and most browsers, I'm not sure about Android and Apple though.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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755 of 758  Mon 20th May 2019 10:13am  
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courtesy M D Woods one of Sid Cooper's wonderful illustrations Edited by member, 20th May 2019 10:16 am
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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756 of 758  Mon 20th May 2019 4:54pm  
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CKV 1D 1951 that was the time American women had a White Lady league or something, forget what it was about now, was it something to do with that? The time when Good Taste won the November Handicap The time when we lived on £4 a week The time when a shampoo and set was 5/- The time a two bedroom house was 10/- council rates. Or was it The White Lady Ghost near Coventry? The time I met Jane outside the Empire, instead of her sister
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757 of 758  Wed 12th Jun 2019 10:20pm  
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A Flickr album almost totally dedicated to buses in and around Coventry Thumbs up
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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758 of 758  Sat 17th Aug 2019 7:09pm  
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A bit of light reading Oh my Coventry bus revisions.
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