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RE: First Manchester - mic - 06/09/2012 08:32

transfer updates

31948 Oldham to Bolton [but on loan to pioneer at the moment]
49116 Pioneer to Bolton
59009 Bolton to Pioneer


RE: First Manchester - 66905 - 06/09/2012 10:45

(06/09/2012 08:32)mic Wrote:  49116 Pioneer to Bolton
59009 Bolton to Pioneer

Makes sense to have the only SoloSR here at Bolton transfer to Ashton and we get another Versa.
a lot more standardised and 'neater' now. :-)


RE: First Manchester - mic - 06/09/2012 11:13

37381 seen in Ashton on pioneer staff bus the only transfer so far of these


RE: First Manchester - james - 06/09/2012 14:13

(06/09/2012 11:13)mic Wrote:  37381 seen in Ashton on pioneer staff bus the only transfer so far of these

had an interesting chat on the 346 last night with the pennine driver( guy who always has the original red jumper mic you know who i mean) he says since ive been away the ten is now to become 18 deckers
these are to displace our arrows,40312,50280 and aload of the r-sba darts
they are keeping the 40324-7 batch and half the darts (the better half i hope) and this. apparently this happened in a meeting the other day with fm bosses
plus approx ten of the 18 will be overground branded for 348/350. and 350 will be decker operated on all journeys even to oldham and at night too
plus when these are all here the half hour break at oldham currently on 350`s will go at the october change as the buses will be more reliable so wont need time to cool down as they often need to take water at ashton or overheat after they come off the oldham run. any queries mic can inbox me


RE: First Manchester - james - 06/09/2012 14:15

(06/09/2012 10:45)66905 Wrote:  
(06/09/2012 08:32)mic Wrote:  49116 Pioneer to Bolton
59009 Bolton to Pioneer

Makes sense to have the only SoloSR here at Bolton transfer to Ashton and we get another Versa.
a lot more standardised and 'neater' now. :-)

not really "neater" as the 49113/4/5/6 were a vehicle requirements for 380/1/6 stockport services now there gonna have 3 versa`s and a solo scruffy i think now


RE: First Manchester - WWH44L - 06/09/2012 18:03

(06/09/2012 08:32)mic Wrote:  transfer updates

31948 Oldham to Bolton [but on loan to pioneer at the moment]
49116 Pioneer to Bolton
59009 Bolton to Pioneer

31924 is still at Bolton as is 31919.

Another B7 repaint is 69527, just 69525 to be seen by myself.

Not seen any of the ex 8 branded B9s (37374-80) this week which makes me wonder if they are being repainted this week.


RE: First Manchester - WWH44L - 06/09/2012 18:36

Link to a pic of 69172 at Blackurn ready for repaint with 69529 next to it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gcbp/7939408844/in/photostream

Credit to gcbp for the photo.

Wonder which route this will be branded for? 501? 575?


RE: First Manchester - mic - 06/09/2012 18:39

(06/09/2012 14:13)james Wrote:  
(06/09/2012 11:13)mic Wrote:  37381 seen in Ashton on pioneer staff bus the only transfer so far of these

had an interesting chat on the 346 last night with the pennine driver( guy who always has the original red jumper mic you know who i mean) he says since ive been away the ten is now to become 18 deckers
these are to displace our arrows,40312,50280 and aload of the r-sba darts
they are keeping the 40324-7 batch and half the darts (the better half i hope) and this. apparently this happened in a meeting the other day with fm bosses
plus approx ten of the 18 will be overground branded for 348/350. and 350 will be decker operated on all journeys even to oldham and at night too
plus when these are all here the half hour break at oldham currently on 350`s will go at the october change as the buses will be more reliable so wont need time to cool down as they often need to take water at ashton or overheat after they come off the oldham run. any queries mic can inbox me

i will keep a lookout for this driver not sure i have seen him


RE: First Manchester - Damien - 06/09/2012 19:34

18 deckers at Ashton ,is pioneer that important in the first group. When garges like Wigan Bury and Bolton scrabble around for mediocre allocations. I am intrigued but also very cynical on that


RE: First Manchester - P528LND - 06/09/2012 19:39

(06/09/2012 19:34)Damien Wrote:  18 deckers at Ashton ,is pioneer that important in the first group. When garges like Wigan Bury and Bolton scrabble around for mediocre allocations. I am intrigued but also very cynical on that

You say that as if Pioneer has it easy as it is! Haha! Smile