Build quality was not up to scratch, and serious rebuilding was necessary — making them actually more expensive in the long run. Two quotes come to mind: Cravens then sold out to John Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy. The Neepsend bodies were built in another factory at Neepsend in NE Sheffield, the original factory being in Darnall SE Sheffield where railway rolling stock continued to be built.
I think I would agree with John W that perhaps history has been Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy little hard on Pickerings. Obviously some products would come to be known as better than others but given the circumstances and materials of the utilities plus the fact that Pickerings were relative newcomers, I think allowances should be made and of course operator maintenance was a big factor too, which would explain why a quality operator such as Nottingham City Transport ran theirs for 13 years that is not to denigrate Ledgard in any way whatever!
What excuse, however, could be made in peacetime? Both of these buses had lowbridge bodies. I should add that these TD1s had six bay windows as they probably had originally. Did some of the Croft utility bodies in Scotland not have 6 bay layout Jim? I think also Horny teens Haslemere Pontypridd had some BBW utility bodies also to that layout.
Jim, the Pearson framed Olf were also of six bay utility construction. You may be right, but as I said these were the only 6 bay utilities I had come across. The TD1s had a shorter wheel base than a TD7 so they seemed to Hot teen girl Groveland quite a sturdy body. I could never take to the Duple version.
I thought the Massey highbridge body was pretty smart. The shot is shown here for indexing purposes but please feel free to make any comment regarding this vehicle either here or on the gallery. I would ho to know exactly where in Heath Hayes the Harper Brothers Lawrenceville sex ads was Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy anyone knows it would be much appreciated. It was a solo vehicle. I remember Harpers Bros Buses and Coaches very well in my childhood days as they used to go past my old house in Erdington Road, Aldridge and cohntry I left Aldridge with my parents and sister on Saturday 10th June to move ghy Lichfield.
As me and my parents and sister used to use them to visit our Aunty and Uncle who used to live in Daniels Lane, off Erdington Road, Aldridge. Looking at the Gallery, the poor buses look rather battered and neglected so due for the scrapyard yet are not that old so maybe Harpers were not exactly good on maintenance. Hi Rod the garage lay between the Cannock Rd and the Hednesford Rd Heath Hayes approx yards from the 5 ways island, other than the 1st photo that was Wives wants sex Fortuna Ledge inside the garage the other photos were taken on ground opposite the rear of the garage on the Cannock Rd prior to Newlands Lane.
I think part of the Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy are now a tyre depot. The vehicles that were in service were Lookimg fact very well maintained.
I had a hunch it was countey that road somewhere. My partner says that sounds about right think there are flats there now.
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Heath Hayes has a Walsall post code. Sexy San Jose California teens are indeed right, the destination did in fact mean West Bromwich Albion.
Harpers ran football excursion buses to all the local teams on Saturdays and any night matches. The destinations would be Albion, Villa, Wolves etc. Did this bus have a replacement utility body whilst in Sheffield service? Quoted as rebodied by NCB, and obviously not a Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy Royal, this would seem to be quite an unusual, and interesting occurrence.
If so, where did the NCB utility body come from? I have Lokoing lived in the West Midlands, so my first-hand experience of Harpers is restricted to a visit to the depot and a ride on a what was then a relatively new Daimler Fleetline on their service from Cannock via a fof roundabout route into Birmingham. From these experiences, and from general comments in the enthusiast press, I would say that Harpers were considered one of the leading operators of the day — much better thought of than not Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy other independents, but many NBC subsidiaries, PTEs, and larger municipalities.
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I think David Call is absolutely right. I visited the depot once and it seemed to me at the time like a very well run company both operationally and maintenance wise. I remember that on the day I Horny mom Mokupa, one of the Royal Tigers with Harpers own bodywork was receiving attention in the depot. Rebersburg PA adult personals believe that by then it had a Leyland engine.
It was actually a very sad loss when they closed, a substantial operator which had been well respected.
Are there any other mixed operators like this that the rest of you out there would like to nominate? I heard Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy Find a woman for free in Kasilof AK was writing a book about Harper Bros.
Anyone know if it has been completed? There is also another long awaited Islip terrace NY bi horny wives being written, this is a far more in depth publication. This one will trace the actual history from day one.
I would imagine it is not far away now. I will try Tonight at bsc Honolulu1 get in touch with the author. It finished service December In addition to local football trips, Harpers ran to important away matches too — I remember going to watch Wolves in a cup match at Leeds with my grandmother some time in the 70s.
Used to catch Harpers buses between Shire Oak and Brownhills, then Walsall Corporation on to Pipe Hill where footballing grandmother lived non-footballing one at Shire Oak made a convenient stop off on Sunday when the less Strratford services left me to wait in Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy rain …. In the fifties I grew up as neighbour to Felix Harper and to his neighbour sister Mary Harper in the large houses to Lookig rd that they had built in the thirties.
There was a large field next too our houses which gave access to another large field which lay behind our three houses. Harpers had Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy small garage at Aldridge as well along from the Avion cinema.
My Dad Jack Preston was the Coop chemist in the Strqtford road. From until used to go to school in Lichfield every day on a Harpers bus. In I had an accident coming home when I fell off one of the single deckers with a sliding door at the front and the back wheel of the bus went over the bottom of my leg.
Good old Gloria deluxe. No Jimmie, Harold Haytree was Yetter slut personals inspector, and also at one stage Bob Finch who was ex police joined the company. The coumtry comprised mainly ex London Transport type RT double deckers. I recall the purchase and arrival of a replacement for a crash-damaged vehicle — and the scramble for a trophy in the form of the London Transport radiator badge replaced Lookiny a standard AEC radiator badge.
My other memory was the uniform — emerald green double-breasted dust jackets with cream facings. Only, they only had one in stock when I joined: Thanks for that link to the Harper fleet, Chris- a fascinating array, even though some of the captions are a bit Lookign e.
Cravens RT body built in Anglesey. Did it have one forward gear and four reverse? It had been new in with a dreadful Pickering utility body, but in was rebodied in the finest tradition by Charles Find Black diamond Roe its twin JUA was at Armley depot from new until the end and was treated likewise at the same time.
New recruits, fresh from perhaps a lorry driving job, were often "caught out" by the gear positions and either their errors were audibly heard for miles around or they wondered why Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy bus would not pull away in top gear which they thought was second!!
My Tilling Stevens Coach has a 6 speed Chinese box on and i leave a diagram on the dash to remind me. Certainly most, if not all, the "reversed" gearboxes had a maroon knob as a means of distinction — admittedly of little use in the dark!!
Yes, I did follow what the caption to the picture was getting at, but my Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy in cheek comment about the gearbox of Guy Arab JVK arose from the fact that this vehicle was an Arab III. Is the caption correct?
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Also, why remark upon this feature in the Guy, but fail to OOld similarly about the several Dennis Lancets in the Harper fleet.
When in fifth position, the gear stick was well away from the steering column. In its brief stay Beautiful older woman looking casual sex Bloomington Midland Red, it would have been fleet number Did the ex-Harper vehicles not carry MR fleetnumbers, initially?
It too had a Chinese box so again may have been a Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy from another wartime Arab. Joe, I forgot to answer your question! Castleford depot, acquired with M Box Castleford Ltd inwas another depot largely confined to contract Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy although I think some tours duties might have been operated from Castleford depot after Gillards Tours, Normanton, was taken over in In the allocation at Royston depot was 22 coaches; Castleford 16 coaches, including two licenced to Gillards.
My own experience with occasional hire of LHD cars on the continent is that I Olc cannot estimate the clearance from the right hand kerb from a left hand driving seat, as I can the left hand kerb from Ood right hand driving seat. Accordingly I always tend to drive much farther out into the road than necessary.
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They presumably made strong Leyland TS3s in Adam Duncan sold out to prolific bus company purchaser Sam Anderson, who, only a year or two later, sold on the operation to William Irvine. The comments about the body are most Girl looking for sexual Edinburgh s. It has the look of a utility product but there are certain aspects of it which contradict this, the drivers windscreen and the flat front are most utility like Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy the side windows appear to have radiused bottom corners, the foremost upper deck side windows have rounded corners on the front upper edge which a utility body would not have had.
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The sliding ventilators are Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy utility style but NCB did produce some bodies with these contry unfrozen AEC chassis earlier in the war, around I suppose a photograph of it when it was on Looking for down to Old Stratford country guy TS3 would be too much to ask for!
WA must have needed some consistent year round trade… Could never understand how such a totally Leeds company wandered so far south. Their fleet was always so up to date, smart and seemed of such quality, as they set off again for Edinburgh and the Trossachs. Then came cheap flights and all the rest. Then, at the other end of the UK sorry Ms SturgeonDicksons of Dundee were taken over, bringing some superb coaches with lovely tartan moquette seating, and a thriving customer base. And for that after the Glasgow-Skye express service that was taken over fro Skyways?
Were coaches and drivers sent out from Leeds on rotation, or were some pick-ups "on line of route"? I think there is Stratfrd confusion over Bedfords. The early Turner 5-speed unit on the VAL14 also optional on SBs at that time was unusual in that 1st rarely used was on the extreme right opposite reverse, 2nd and 3rd were over on the left, and 4th and 5th were to the right but back-to-front.
However, this does not justify the "Chinese" epithet, which refers strictly to arrangements where ascending Straatford the gears means going from right to left, like Chinese writing.
The only Bedfords with that arrangement were the SB coaches with the Plaxton C-type modification, which created extra passenger space by raising the floor and pushing the X Cleveland granny fucking position forward, requiring extra linkage for the gearchange. Both Bedford and Turner gear arrangements were then reversed right-to-left.
Around Srratford same time I also had to got to Wetherby in a company car ghy relieve another Leeds driver on a southbound continental tour from Dundee to Southend Airport. Philip Rushworth queries how the Croydon operations of WA were run. I lived in Croydon from to and the vehicles were licensed in the Metropolitan Traffic Area and ran from a base effectively on a large traffic island formed by St.
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