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Damien

(16/07/2012 23:34)thomasl1231 Wrote: [ -> ]Step-entrance allocations today included:

31917 - 571/2.
31922 - 37 (I think it was today anyway, my memory is crap LOL)
31928 - 658.
31932 - 600.
31938 - 610.
31947 - 600.
34262 - 621/8.

Dart SLF 40404 was also on the 582!!! 31938 also has some serious power, it is different to most of the other Arrows! It's off in an instant and is going at an 'appropriate speed' within seconds, a proper good vehicle! Tongue Unlike 31917 however, which seems to have a top speed of about 5mph.


Thomas 31917 is a shed, struggles on hills, and should have been withdrawn, don't know why Bolton Depot think its worth putting on the road everyday. Still hopefully this summers expected new buses, should kill off this bus, along of course with the other Arrows
(16/07/2012 23:49)Damien Wrote: [ -> ]
(16/07/2012 23:34)thomasl1231 Wrote: [ -> ]Step-entrance allocations today included:

31917 - 571/2.
31922 - 37 (I think it was today anyway, my memory is crap LOL)
31928 - 658.
31932 - 600.
31938 - 610.
31947 - 600.
34262 - 621/8.

Dart SLF 40404 was also on the 582!!! 31938 also has some serious power, it is different to most of the other Arrows! It's off in an instant and is going at an 'appropriate speed' within seconds, a proper good vehicle! Tongue Unlike 31917 however, which seems to have a top speed of about 5mph.


Thomas 31917 is a shed, struggles on hills, and should have been withdrawn, don't know why Bolton Depot think its worth putting on the road everyday. Still hopefully this summers expected new buses, should kill off this bus, along of course with the other Arrows

They better keep 31938 though, that thing is by far the fastest thing that I have ever been on! Big Grin Plus it's had a full refurbishment inside! Tongue

Damien

(16/07/2012 23:51)thomasl1231 Wrote: [ -> ]
(16/07/2012 23:49)Damien Wrote: [ -> ]
(16/07/2012 23:34)thomasl1231 Wrote: [ -> ]Step-entrance allocations today included:

31917 - 571/2.
31922 - 37 (I think it was today anyway, my memory is crap LOL)
31928 - 658.
31932 - 600.
31938 - 610.
31947 - 600.
34262 - 621/8.

Dart SLF 40404 was also on the 582!!! 31938 also has some serious power, it is different to most of the other Arrows! It's off in an instant and is going at an 'appropriate speed' within seconds, a proper good vehicle! Tongue Unlike 31917 however, which seems to have a top speed of about 5mph.


Thomas 31917 is a shed, struggles on hills, and should have been withdrawn, don't know why Bolton Depot think its worth putting on the road everyday. Still hopefully this summers expected new buses, should kill off this bus, along of course with the other Arrows

They better keep 31938 though, that thing is by far the fastest thing that I have ever been on! Big Grin Plus it's had a full refurbishment inside! Tongue

Don't know 31938, they may just keep it yet, seem to have exceptions, espically where P reg vehicles are concerned

Damien

(16/07/2012 20:36)SF07 Wrote: [ -> ]
(16/07/2012 20:24)Damien Wrote: [ -> ]
(16/07/2012 20:18)SF07 Wrote: [ -> ]TfGM timetables now available for July changes to the 12/25/26/39, 92/93/94, 149, 167, 610 and 625/626.

Also, Oldham-based Dart working the 181 this afternoon.

wonder if the dart was 40434 love that busLOL

Think it was a 4042x but may well have been a 4043x.

Queens Road branded do go across to piccadilly to do an X34 Peak time after the 17 here is the proof

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fire_up_the...52653@N03/
(16/07/2012 23:27)Damien Wrote: [ -> ]
(16/07/2012 21:18)P528LND Wrote: [ -> ]40434 is MY bus Wink

Sounds good about a new Pioneer depot, then they will be able to ACTUALLY expand, maybe even leading in the remerge to Manchester? Tongue

LOL oh yes so it is your bus. Seriously though loved riding on it the other day, shows Bolton Darts up, and I'am on them every day.

40434 was doing 456 Hollingworth Lake to Rochdale when I was on it

All of the Crusaders bar 1 or 2 are excellent Darts. 40415 is a good one too, munched it's engine the other year though, runs like a dream both then and now.

(16/07/2012 21:25)mic Wrote: [ -> ]
(16/07/2012 21:18)P528LND Wrote: [ -> ]40434 is MY bus Wink

Sounds good about a new Pioneer depot, then they will be able to ACTUALLY expand, maybe even leading in the remerge to Manchester? Tongue

saw 34100 on loan to Pioneer also not sure if true but 34101/7/34207 on loan to West Yorkshire might be coming to Oldham

This would probably mean goodbye to Arrows 31939 and 31948, also 31952 probably. yet 34207 is an S reg too, so that would be strange.

Anyone noticed something strange about 34096? Wink
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Regarding seeing a Dart on 181/182 I'm not surprised to be honest as since the recent repaints and rebranding was done to most of the B9 fleet at Oldham it seems that 181/182 routes during the week get varied selection of vehicles on the route now (bar minibuses) there's quite regularly one of the T---KLFs or one of the remaining P---KPXs allocated to the routes now, most are still B7 operated though with B9s turning on some of the Peak Hour workings especially in the mornings
Interesting view this morning with Bolton's 69146 on Blackburn Road outside Holden Mill with "184 Huddersfield" on the destination. More than likely waiting to go up to Egerton for the 533 (not for much longer). I usually see a Dart at the terminus when I'm on the school run each morning.

Also and I know not part if this thread but a Tyrers ex Lothian Trident X583 i think was broken down outside Asda at Astley Bridge.
(17/07/2012 09:39)WWH44L Wrote: [ -> ]Interesting view this morning with Bolton's 69146 on Blackburn Road outside Holden Mill with "184 Huddersfield" on the destination. More than likely waiting to go up to Egerton for the 533 (not for much longer). I usually see a Dart at the terminus when I'm on the school run each morning.

Wouldn't have liked to have been on that '184' going through Astley Bridge, bit off-course from its normal route Smile
Curious really, as it's not the first time it's happened. I've seen Citaro's parked up in Bury Layover twice with 184-Huddersfield stuck on the destination, and I've heard it noted on many buses over in Bolton/Bury. Might be a driver playing tricks on everyone! Smile
(17/07/2012 10:09)P528LND Wrote: [ -> ]Curious really, as it's not the first time it's happened. I've seen Citaro's parked up in Bury Layover twice with 184-Huddersfield stuck on the destination, and I've heard it noted on many buses over in Bolton/Bury. Might be a driver playing tricks on everyone! Smile

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