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matchle55
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781 of 796  Sat 27th Jun 2020 8:24pm  
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On 27th Jun 2020 3:27pm, Midland Red said: 1941 I believe.
According to my Glass’s guide the GF series started in London in March 1930.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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782 of 796  Sat 27th Jun 2020 10:35pm  
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Another link
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scrutiny
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783 of 796  Sun 28th Jun 2020 9:16am  
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Cheers, MR. Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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784 of 796  Sun 28th Jun 2020 9:20am  
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Little bit of wartime history. MR, thanks again.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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785 of 796  Sun 28th Jun 2020 3:13pm  
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MR. Imagine sitting on that bus, with the gas tank at your backside and they sound the sirens.
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Midland Red
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786 of 796  Sun 28th Jun 2020 3:17pm  
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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787 of 796  Mon 29th Jun 2020 6:48am  
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During the war Coventry hired buses from various other operators around the country. In 1942 London Transport loaned 26 of their ST type double deckers which dated from 1930, petrol engined rather than the then standard diesel. Six were converted to use producer gas and fitted with trailers similar to those in the post 775 photo. They ran on the 18A service to Canley which didn't require reversing. The buses were returned to London in 1944 or 1945. Edited by member, 29th Jun 2020 7:14 am
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Kaga simpson
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788 of 796  Mon 29th Jun 2020 10:38am  
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Thanks mcsporran, I think they couldn't travel far, remember some dispute between Home Guard and bus driver.
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Prof
Gloucester
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789 of 796  Thu 16th Jul 2020 1:01pm  
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Cooperline.
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PeterB
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790 of 796  Tue 8th Sep 2020 7:48pm  
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Electric buses are now operating the 9/9A (University Hospital - Ball Hill - City Centre - Finham). All new NX Coventry and NX West Midlands buses will be electric.
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mcsporran
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791 of 796  Thu 10th Sep 2020 4:39am  
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From the latest Coventry bus to a real old-timer. This bus originally started service with Coventry Transport as it then was in the early 1950s, one of nearly 100 identical vehicles that were much needed replacements for pre-war models that had an extended service life due to the war. It is of course a Coventry built Daimler, a CVA6 model with 60 seat bodywork by Metro-Cammell of Birmingham. After serving the city for 18 years it was sold to another operator in Long Itchington and then passed to a group of enthusiasts who reinstated it back to Coventry condition. The following years took their toll on the condition of the vehicle and in 2015 another extensive preservation effort began. This involved the complete disassembly of the bus and rebuilding almost from scratch, a process that has taken five years and great expense, but at last the bus has now been able to return to the city where its story began.
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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792 of 796  Thu 10th Sep 2020 6:05am  
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Two nice adverts for Charles Ager's Corporation St shoe shop!
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Midland Red
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793 of 796  Thu 10th Sep 2020 11:46am  
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Don’t let Dreamtime see that - she’ll try and escape Lol Wink Wink Wink
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Prof
Gloucester
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794 of 796  Thu 10th Sep 2020 1:57pm  
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All Ager's stock has gone - return visit from Perth, Australia!!
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Prof
Gloucester
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795 of 796  Fri 11th Sep 2020 8:04am  
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A remembered poster in Coventry Transport buses, with the image of a conductor facing a passenger (old lady?) "Don't just say thrupence (3d), tell him where, it's up to him to state the fare." A far cry from today's electronic ways to pay! Edited by member, 11th Sep 2020 8:07 am
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