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RE: First Manchester - mic - 29/11/2013 13:21

(28/11/2013 23:25)james Wrote:  
(28/11/2013 21:22)Benzo Wrote:  
(28/11/2013 20:53)mic Wrote:  the solos are 54 reg saw 31929 yestaday still going good 41785 seems to be VOR i have been past depot a few times and it has not moved in weeks has its rear bonnet up

Meant 40324/5/6 MA51s and 02 plate 40327.
Reckon that the withdrawals will pause until after the Christmas period now. Not sure whats up with 41785 at all

spoke to angie today (head engineer) its awaiting part from another marshall shed trying to get one via alpha or pvs but om mgmt arent rushing it. but its something tiny under the back thats warped and fudged
it happened on a 389 tho going up ridge hill!!!

o dear they are not doing very well


RE: First Manchester - joe_alker - 29/11/2013 17:49

(28/11/2013 20:53)mic Wrote:  
(28/11/2013 20:44)Benzo Wrote:  
(28/11/2013 15:25)mic Wrote:  werid allocation today on 348/350 41787 just got it back from Oldham and it was very slow up the hills seats bit hard as well would have done better with 40403 or 6 as that seems to have disappered from 415 also saw 40416 on 425 that bus is doing well

I have to strongly agree with you on that one, 40416 is indeed doing well, it also did the 408s a few day ago too.
Most Plaxton pointer darts perform well on the 350 trips from Oldham back to Ashton unlike the Marshall darts and even the 51 plate Solos

the solos are 54 reg saw 31929 yestaday still going good 41785 seems to be VOR i have been past depot a few times and it has not moved in weeks has its rear bonnet up

31929 was on 333/346 loop and I managed to get a ride on it Big Grin still a good tank.

Today 34098 on 393 and 34099 on 333, unusual to see two olympians on the Ashton routes


RE: First Manchester - mic - 29/11/2013 17:51

(29/11/2013 17:49)joe_alker Wrote:  
(28/11/2013 20:53)mic Wrote:  
(28/11/2013 20:44)Benzo Wrote:  I have to strongly agree with you on that one, 40416 is indeed doing well, it also did the 408s a few day ago too.
Most Plaxton pointer darts perform well on the 350 trips from Oldham back to Ashton unlike the Marshall darts and even the 51 plate Solos

the solos are 54 reg saw 31929 yestaday still going good 41785 seems to be VOR i have been past depot a few times and it has not moved in weeks has its rear bonnet up

31929 was on 333/346 loop and I managed to get a ride on it Big Grin still a good tank.

Today 34098 on 393 and 34099 on 333, unusual to see two olympians on the Ashton routes

i think you mean 34088 and 34089 they are based at pioneer 34098 is an Oldham bus and 34099 never came to Manchester


RE: First Manchester - joe_alker - 29/11/2013 19:14

(29/11/2013 17:51)mic Wrote:  
(29/11/2013 17:49)joe_alker Wrote:  
(28/11/2013 20:53)mic Wrote:  the solos are 54 reg saw 31929 yestaday still going good 41785 seems to be VOR i have been past depot a few times and it has not moved in weeks has its rear bonnet up

31929 was on 333/346 loop and I managed to get a ride on it Big Grin still a good tank.

Today 34098 on 393 and 34099 on 333, unusual to see two olympians on the Ashton routes

i think you mean 34088 and 34089 they are based at pioneer 34098 is an Oldham bus and 34099 never came to Manchester

Yes I did mean that Hammer so it would be unusual if 34098/9 did appear (although I have seen 34098 most days now on school duties from Droylsden)


RE: First Manchester - mic - 29/11/2013 19:31

(29/11/2013 19:14)joe_alker Wrote:  
(29/11/2013 17:51)mic Wrote:  
(29/11/2013 17:49)joe_alker Wrote:  31929 was on 333/346 loop and I managed to get a ride on it Big Grin still a good tank.

Today 34098 on 393 and 34099 on 333, unusual to see two olympians on the Ashton routes

i think you mean 34088 and 34089 they are based at pioneer 34098 is an Oldham bus and 34099 never came to Manchester

Yes I did mean that Hammer so it would be unusual if 34098/9 did appear (although I have seen 34098 most days now on school duties from Droylsden)

that is Oldham school run i think the reason the 2 pioneer olys are out on local services is dart 41785 is VOR and 40406 is on loan to Oldham still


RE: First Manchester - Polo Mint - 29/11/2013 20:06

Don't know which one it was but saw a new Eclipse on a school service in Middleton the other day! This must be a school of angels, because if not they won't be feeling nice and new for very long!

Also an Olympian on the 59 yesterday.


RE: First Manchester - mic - 29/11/2013 20:14

(29/11/2013 20:06)Polo Mint Wrote:  Don't know which one it was but saw a new Eclipse on a school service in Middleton the other day! This must be a school of angels, because if not they won't be feeling nice and new for very long!

Also an Olympian on the 59 yesterday.

Oldham have 69566/67/68


RE: First Manchester - M60lad - 29/11/2013 22:42

All of Oldham's new B7s were out on 58s today, not to sure if this is going to be the preferred route though

Queens Road had 69327 out on 64s today and also new B7 69577 was one of the buses out on 31s, not to sure what the other bus on there was though

Also Oldham, Bury and Bolton Depots have got Thunderbird buses and drivers out in various strategic places at the moment should any services be heavily delayed for whatever reason or if an additional bus is needed on a route due to capacity problems then the service can easily be covered without having to get a bus out of the relevant depots


RE: First Manchester - 37554BY - 29/11/2013 23:16

(29/11/2013 22:42)M60lad Wrote:  All of Oldham's new B7s were out on 58s today, not to sure if this is going to be the preferred route though

Queens Road had 69327 out on 64s today and also new B7 69577 was one of the buses out on 31s, not to sure what the other bus on there was though

Also Oldham, Bury and Bolton Depots have got Thunderbird buses and drivers out in various strategic places at the moment should any services be heavily delayed for whatever reason or if an additional bus is needed on a route due to capacity problems then the service can easily be covered without having to get a bus out of the relevant depots

69576/77/78 have all been on the 31 out of Queens Road in the last 2 days


RE: First Manchester - 37554BY - 29/11/2013 23:20

Still think they need to sort out the long term fleet problems at BY though 64029 has a very uncertain future at the moment. Yes 60264 came back after a long time out, but there wasn't a lot wrong with this bus. Just think the garage has bus problems long term, and it's no good not sorting it. They last 3 B7s which should have gone to Bury with the rest but they went to BN, Crazy and stupid