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RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - SNL 824 - 23/03/2013 13:32

(22/03/2013 21:57)mbonwick Wrote:  It's actually quite simple, though because of repaints it is taking some time to achieve.

All Olympians will be disposed of by the end of the year.
All Scania L113s (which includes the S-MFPs) will be disposed of.
The Scania L94UBs (barring 28530/2/3 which will be disposed) will be retained, but not necessarily on Merseyside.
The Volvo B7TLs will be retained, but not necessarily on Merseyside.
The Volvo B7RLEs will stay on Merseyside.
All the Solos and darts will be disposed of.
The Blubird AARE Schoolbuses will remain at Wrexham.

ok thanks -that I can underdstand


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - SNL 824 - 23/03/2013 13:35

(23/03/2013 12:08)clarkethomas94 Wrote:  The sightseeing Olympians are back out and im very suprised to see D235FYM back out. Didnt see it once last year.
nice weekend for an o/t bus ride round chesterLOL


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - 326VFM - 23/03/2013 15:17

(22/03/2013 21:57)mbonwick Wrote:  It's actually quite simple, though because of repaints it is taking some time to achieve.

All Olympians will be disposed of by the end of the year.
All Scania L113s (which includes the S-MFPs) will be disposed of.
The Scania L94UBs (barring 28530/2/3 which will be disposed) will be retained, but not necessarily on Merseyside.
The Volvo B7TLs will be retained, but not necessarily on Merseyside.
The Volvo B7RLEs will stay on Merseyside.
All the Solos and darts will be disposed of.
The Blubird AARE Schoolbuses will remain at Wrexham.

Thanks to mbonwick for information about the buses disposed in the future, I ask you that I wondered ex-Chester and First Darts SLF Marshall No33408/9/12 and 13, reg no-V368/9/73 and 4KLG still parked up at Stagecoach Depot yard in Gillmoss or gone to who? Hope the Helps.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - mbonwick - 23/03/2013 15:34

Most of the V-KLG darts should still be parked in Gillmoss - Stagecoach aren't disposing of anything until the OFT are happy.

A pair of them are still in service at Chester though, covering repaints it seems.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - gka472l - 23/03/2013 18:12

Joined todays MBC tour covering Gillmoss, Rock Ferry & Chester depots of Stagecoach (Wrexham called off due to the snow), 52172 L582JSA was our vehicle for the day.

Points of interest photted below....

The long missing V125DND (28530 on paper) at Gillmoss (plenty of ex First vehicles at GM now)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmc1947/8582456277/in/photostream

16964 at Rock Ferry (all 16960-5 were present)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmc1947/8582489925/in/photostream

Very unexpected sights in Rock Ferry were two Stagecoach open toppers used in the Lake District.....
16393 & 16294
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmc1947/8583612262/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmc1947/8583609796/in/photostream/

21121 on a 2 at Rock Ferry
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmc1947/8583634834/in/photostream

21122 on a 2 at Ellesmere Port
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmc1947/8583619184/in/photostream

Full collection from the day
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmc1947/sets/72157633067017571


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - First Class - 23/03/2013 19:14

Wonder what those open top buses are up to...


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - mbonwick - 23/03/2013 19:16

Short term Leyland replacements for Chester I hope, they were supposed to go to Highlands...


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - gka472l - 23/03/2013 19:56

Looking back through today's photo's, seems the only 289** that wasn't seen was 28989, the rest were as follows

28976 (number not carried) R115GSF, 28976/7/8/9/80/1/3/4/5/6/7/90/2 stored at Gillmoss
28988 seen in Chester on a Liverpool service
28991 in the yard at Rock Ferry

285** (non Solar ones)

28530 (number not carried) V125DND, 28532/3/4/5/6/40/1 stored at Gillmoss
28531/9 seen in service, 28543 seen later on my way home.
28538/42 in the yard at Rock Ferry

only 28537 not seen.

other stored ex First stock at Gillmoss were as follows

Solo's W311DWX, X612/3OBN & 1 other Solo which I suspect to be X614OBN
Darts V368/9/73/4KLG, S765RNE & S341EWU

HTH


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - SNL 824 - 23/03/2013 20:50

strange none of 16960 to 16965 being on the road.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - gka472l - 23/03/2013 22:15

(23/03/2013 20:50)SNL 824 Wrote:  strange none of 16960 to 16965 being on the road.

16966 must have been out, no Enviro400's in the depot so presumably they were all on the 471/472, I did find it strange that they were (nearly!) all there.