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Title: MCW Metropolitan
Post by: Julia_Hayward on June 02, 2013, 09:04:09 PM
Not a Whippet happening, but I thought for a moment it was! Metropolitan OUC98R, one which never ended up at Fenstanton, was on tow northwards on the A14 last weekend, pulled over just short of Spittals and listing rather heavily to starboard... looked like it was on a one-way trip to Barnsley. I'd assumed long ago that I'd never see a Metropolitan again...
Title: Re: MCW Metropolitan
Post by: J621BVG on June 06, 2013, 02:24:03 PM
It was apparently a bit of a TV/movie star about 20 years ago...

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=313463 (http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=313463)
Title: Re: MCW Metropolitan
Post by: Adam Dowling on June 06, 2013, 03:45:50 PM
Think it was OUC99R (MD99) going by this video I saw posted on a MCW Metropolitian facebook group, assuming the video is recent of course!

http://youtu.be/Hkibaq3iFqM (http://youtu.be/Hkibaq3iFqM)
Title: Re: MCW Metropolitan
Post by: Mutly on June 08, 2013, 10:15:14 PM
 It was indeed MD99, heading to Tinsley in Sheffield, where it is donate parts to the resortation of sister MD14 KJD214P
Title: Re: MCW Metropolitan
Post by: Dale on June 09, 2013, 07:27:46 AM
Steve,

I gather that the restoration of MD60 is progressing steadily too - it will be great to see these wonderful buses back on the road again.

Dale

Title: Re: MCW Metropolitan
Post by: Julia_Hayward on June 10, 2013, 01:41:32 PM
My bad... if I'd been on my own I'd have doubled back at Godmanchester for a better look :)
Title: Re: MCW Metropolitan
Post by: DGH on June 10, 2013, 09:17:28 PM
Thats the thing with buses, you wait years to see a Metropolitan being towed through East Anglia and then two come along at once........... :-X :-X
Title: Re: MCW Metropolitan
Post by: gc_bus on June 11, 2013, 07:39:25 AM
Hehehe DGH -  ;)
Title: Re: MCW Metropolitan
Post by: Mutly on June 15, 2013, 12:18:51 PM
 On the Subject of Metropolitan's, is there any news on Whippet's 426? as i haven't heard anything for a while,
 As the owner of MD60, (Which if all goes well, i believe could be making her debut, soon, possibly for Showbus),  has sister 411, however, that one is rotten to the core, and whilst being moved under tow, two weeks ago, litterally broke her back :(  there never was a chance in hell that she'd be restored but now its an impossibility.
 Anyway, the top of 411 is still intact, and her owner was wondering if the lads with 426 would like to have 411's roof to go onto her.
 If this would be the case, and they do not know him, then by all means contact myself and i will put you in contact with him.
Title: Re: MCW Metropolitan
Post by: DGH on June 15, 2013, 05:14:52 PM
Thanks for the offer Mutly, alas though it won't be required.......