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(12/01/2020 14:38)L401CJF Wrote:  307 paid a visit to Laird St depot for the first time in 9 years yesterday, a few of us went and took it to Shorefields, New Brighton and Woodside, I'm sure one of us will get round to posting pics on flickr soon!

Be nice three of them 271,277 and 307 yellow livery photos together at Merseyside area or Birkenhead before restoring or repairing back to original livery (preserved livery). Would be more interesting.
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nice to see they are still about, why where they at Laird Street?
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(13/01/2020 00:22)bus401 Wrote:  nice to see they are still about, why where they at Laird Street?

307 went back on Saturday just to take a few pics
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List updated 25/01/2020

271 Preserved, Wirral area
272 Scrapped
273 Scrapped
274 Scrapped
275 Presidential, Bootle
276 Buckley Belles, Oldham
277 Preserved, Liverpool area
278 Scrapped
279 Cotswold Gliding Club
281 Scrapped
282 Scrapped
283 Scrapped
284 Scrapped
285 Scrapped
286 Scrapped
287 Ambassador Travel, Widnes (RIG 6288)
288 Presidential, Bootle (MTL Livery)
289 Scrapped
290 Scrapped
291 Presidential, Bootle - Scrap pending
292 Scrapped
293 Unknown - Last seen for sale on ebay/facebook, showing as SORN
294 Unknown - Last seen South Glos, reported as sold online with no seats, showing as SORN
295 Lankford Travel, Rushden
296 Scrapped
297 Unknown - Last seen parked near St Helens but not heard of since, showing as SORN
298 ??Decker Bus, Peterborough in all over vinyl for Peterborough Regional College- possibly still there (VIL 8682)
299 Presidential, Bootle (MTL Livery)
301 Presidential, Bootle
302 Presidential, Bootle
303 Scrapped
304 Scrapped
305 South Glos (Stagecoach West) 16255
306 South Glos (Stagecoach West) 16256
307 Preserved, Wirral area
308 South Glos (Stagecoach West) 16258
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0288 was at new brighton parked in the bay by the mini golf course.

I managed to get a pic of it too.

Not sure who the driver was when the bus pulled off but whoever he was, it seemed to me as an ex bus driver myself that the driver didn't have a clue what he was doing, it was like he was afraid to drive it properly and after he'd turned around at the bottom of rowson street, I watched him and he appeared to be using a phone while driving the bus as he frequently had his eyes and attention away from the road while the bus was moving.

Frankly he should have had someone else driving or should have pulled over if he wanted to use his phone but he just kept driving.
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(25/01/2020 21:44)313201 Wrote:  0288 was at new brighton parked in the bay by the mini golf course.

I managed to get a pic of it too.

Not sure who the driver was when the bus pulled off but whoever he was, it seemed to me as an ex bus driver myself that the driver didn't have a clue what he was doing, it was like he was afraid to drive it properly and after he'd turned around at the bottom of rowson street, I watched him and he appeared to be using a phone while driving the bus as he frequently had his eyes and attention away from the road while the bus was moving.

Frankly he should have had someone else driving or should have pulled over if he wanted to use his phone but he just kept driving.

This isn't the thread for discussing drivers, being an ex driver doesn't give you the right to judge every other drivers move. The driver could well have been using the phone, but he might not have. For all we know, a warning buzzer and dash light could have come on distracting his attention, could have been anything, so don't look at one instance and decide the driver was clueless and didn't want to drive it properly. I'm a driver, have been 6 years now, I don't judge other drivers based on 1 thing I might think I have witnessed without the full story from the side of the road.

If you have any issues, this isn't the place for it. If you have any comments, get in touch with Presidential Travel.

One thing you find in this job is know it all passengers and bypasses who like to cause some crap for no reason over something they think they saw without the full story, and quite frankly that's the main downside to the job.
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