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photoblog image Great Central Railway (North) 3/7

Great Central Railway (North) 3/7

Three of the buses at the Ruddington bus museum from yesterdays posting seen from the other side together with XRB 415L with Leyland National chassis and bodywork which was new in 1972.

Great Central Railway (North) 3/7

Three of the buses at the Ruddington bus museum from yesterdays posting seen from the other side together with XRB 415L with Leyland National chassis and bodywork which was new in 1972.

comments (12)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2018, 04:43
I love to see them from this side and see the different designs of door, Brian. Very colourful busses BTW.
Brian Walbey: It's strange how the basic design looks very much the same apart from the doors, especially the two red and cream ones.
I like the color schemes
Brian Walbey: This was the colour scheme of a lot of the bus services where we live for a long time before we moved here apparently, now they are run by a different company with a completely different colour scheme.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 18 Apr 2018, 05:25
Old Public Transport vehicles are always worth looking at.
Brian Walbey: There is an 'old bus' day at the steam railway near us on Saturday, complete with free rides through the local countryside, unfortunately we have something else going on on Saturday (:
Don't we all just love our fascination with anything "antique," Brian. grin
Brian Walbey: I think we do Ginnie, I wonder if our children will look back in a few years time to the their time as young people like a lot of us on SC seem to do.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 18 Apr 2018, 06:34
They are all quite different from each other
Brian Walbey: And what's more, they have even more parked up in the big garage, some still under refurbishment.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Apr 2018, 07:49
What a superb collection.
Brian Walbey: And what's more, they have even more parked up in the big garage, some still under refurbishment.
I suppose the basic bus design hasn't changed that much since the 70s
Brian Walbey: Probably not Bill, although the ones we've been on for coach holidays over recently years have toiets and coffee machines on board and run a lot quieter and smoother.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Apr 2018, 09:11
A great row of busses. An in-law of mine in Holland has restored an old DAF regional bus and fitted it for tours, with beds, etc. Apparently it costs quite a sum to keep on the road under Dutch rules, which doesn't favour vehicles older than 5 years. The DAF is closer to 30 years.
Brian Walbey: That sounds like an interesting vehicle your in-law has got, I bet we guys on SC would love to see a picture of it if you are ever able to get hold of one.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Apr 2018, 14:53
What an interesting looking collection, they look well cared for.
Brian Walbey: And what's more, they have even more parked up in the big garage, some still under refurbishment.
They look as though they could easily take to the road again!
Brian Walbey: And what's more, they have even more parked up in the big garage, some still under refurbishment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Apr 2018, 16:41
1972 still seems new to me! I wonder how many of of the villages served by the country bus still have a bus service?
Brian Walbey: No doubt a lot of the local services have been taken away, even in Shepshed, with a population of between 14,000 and 15,000 the bust service is almost non existant down our end of town!
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2018, 18:59
they would have certainly looked smart in 1972, Brian. a nice view in this angle.
Brian Walbey: Some companies still use these sort of coaches for short journeys.

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