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Offline simbus2007

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END of an era
« on: November 07, 2013, 10:21:10 PM »
Hi all, its with great sadness I have to advise that the former First / Eastern Counties depot is currently being demolished. Sad times for me I started driving those lovely little tranny bread vans there back in 1989 !!

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Re: END of an era
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 10:26:05 PM »
Photo of the devistation

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Re: END of an era
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2013, 06:47:56 AM »
I take it that this is Bury St Edmunds
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Re: END of an era
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 07:07:31 AM »
Yes, this is at Bury.

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Re: END of an era
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 10:25:22 AM »
Hi all, its with great sadness I have to advise that the former First / Eastern Counties depot is currently being demolished. Sad times for me I started driving those lovely little tranny bread vans there back in 1989 !!

I can understand your feelings, especially in the circumstances of FEC running the St Edmunsbury operations into the ground and then 'FEC'-ing off as we might put it (in Fr Jack's vernacular)!

Those horrid little Transits were used all over the country in the early post-privatisation/deregulation days to build ridership. But it worked; in most cases they were rapidly replaced by vehicles of greater and greater capacity.

I had to chuckle at your form of words "tranny bread vans" as it conjured up an entirely inappropriate image in my mind...

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Re: END of an era
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 08:56:48 PM »
We had them bread vans in the form of "Flying Banana" larf I did lots lol. Felt the same about Yarmouth old bus depot used to get off there when I went to grans, its houses now very boring.
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Re: END of an era
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 08:35:21 PM »
Looking at the picture of the Demolition taking place, ironically I couldn't help noticing that the machine doing the work belonged to....Anglian.   [Hopefully, not the Anglian, that we all know, that resides near Beccles  !!??]

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Re: END of an era
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 08:37:24 PM »
I take it that this is Bury St Edmunds

Possibly better to rephrase it as " Was Bury St Edmunds" ??