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RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - R879 HRF - 17/06/2013 16:17

One of the mechanics was noted moving some of the withdrawn scanias around at about 4pm today.

Also been told the full livery Royale Volvo Olympian is (or was anyway, not sure if it still is) on the 471/2s


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - chester285 - 17/06/2013 18:16

Looks like Chester has become a double decker free operation! with N536 LHG missing on from the depot, one of the Blacon pointers was on the school run, couldn't get the fleet number though!


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - PO62 MKA - 17/06/2013 20:46

(17/06/2013 15:18)326VFM Wrote:  Hi All,
This morning (Stagecoach Gillmoss) No21111 S452KCW Destination Display 'Stagecoach' arrived at Rock Ferry Depot time about just after 9am, At outside Rock Ferry Depot only four left First Group Livery awaiting for Disposal, were S355MFP, S358MFP,T916SSF and X265USH parked withdrawn line up.

Thanks very much for the update, have removed S355MFP, S358MFP,T916SSF and 265 USH from the Fleetlist and added 21111.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - mbonwick - 17/06/2013 21:48

None of the Scanias have been confirmed as going for scrap yet. They're just in the withdrawn line, which isn't surprising....


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - 126th street - 18/06/2013 00:37

(17/06/2013 15:56)mathias Wrote:  Then again, I'm led to believe the ALX200 Darts have more powerful engines to compensate for the weight?

Not sure about that. It's likely that regardless of their unladen weights all three of the variants you mentioned will have the same 'plated weight', that is the absolute maximum they are allowed to run at when loaded, just as for example a truck might be plated to 44tonne or whatever.

The difference is likely to be that the greater the unladen weight, the lower the posted passenger capacity as it has to be 'clawed back' somewhere.

Regarding them going for scrap: the people at Ensign are not stupid to say the least and if they foresaw a second-hand market for the ex-Chesterbus Darts would no doubt have bought them. Ensign have certainly bought older Darts and Solos and sold them on recently. Then again, ex-First stuff has a certain 'stigma' about it...

PVS were probably either the only party interested, or the one which would pay the most. One still lives on with First however for the guy who'd like to see an example preserved...


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - PO62 MKA - 18/06/2013 17:01

(17/06/2013 18:16)chester285 Wrote:  Looks like Chester has become a double decker free operation! with N536 LHG missing on from the depot, one of the Blacon pointers was on the school run, couldn't get the fleet number though!

Nope it is still there, just on the pits, must of been behind one of the garage doors when you were there yesterday.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - moreton407 - 18/06/2013 18:17

Stagecoach 21255 (YJ53 HVC), broke down on flyover close to Birkenhead Central Station (towards Birkenhead), ended up being towed away.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - R879 HRF - 18/06/2013 21:12

X265 USH has moved from the withdrawn line into the bodyshop for repaint. Its had some new panels fitted this afternoon.

V138 DND is now repainted and recieved its safety inspection today. It went out this afternoon in service.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - PO62 MKA - 18/06/2013 21:22

(18/06/2013 21:12)R874 ERE Wrote:  X265 USH has moved from the withdrawn line into the bodyshop for repaint. Its had some new panels fitted this afternoon.

V138 DND is now repainted and recieved its safety inspection today. It went out this afternoon in service.

Now that is interesting, thanks for the update. Will update the fleetlist to include X265 USH again.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - mbonwick - 18/06/2013 22:05

(17/06/2013 21:48)mbonwick Wrote:  None of the Scanias have been confirmed as going for scrap yet. They're just in the withdrawn line, which isn't surprising....