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Newmarket Bus Depot
« on: March 10, 2017, 02:00:46 PM »
Does anybody know whether or not the Newmarket bus depot run by Stagecoach still has the large CAMBUS signs on the building?
If so I would like to photograph them for the benefit of preserved buses so I have a hi-res image to work off when creating period fleetnames and adverts etc.
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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 07:37:54 PM »
I believe they were taken down a few years ago. I think the building has been refurbished and is actually rented out as office space. I always wanted to ask for the signs. My dad was based out of there. However I'm sure he told me they took them down just before or after his retirement.

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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 08:17:17 AM »
Thanks for that. Real shame if they threw them away. :(
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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 08:56:27 AM »
Would you be able to replicate the logos from old Cambus publicity leaflets etc?

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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 07:49:41 PM »
Just a shot, Nathan, but would Stagecoach East @ Cowley Road, inheritors of the Cambus legal entity, have any hi-res images?
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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 07:57:34 PM »
Must say, I liked the livery.



Though I prefer № 62 Orton-bound on route 53 in preference to Safron Walden-bound № 701 on route 112, both of which seem preferable to the livery of the vehicle behind № 122 in Drummer Street bus station.



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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 08:24:34 PM »
This maybe a generation difference  (sorry TCD813 I have no idea how old you are so don't mean to cause offense) however I love both the standard cambus livery at the bottom on 701. And also the 'dp' (I think that it was revered to that for dual purpose) in the background. Would I be right in thinking the cream version of that livery was for express. Although it would appear you could get any livery on any route.

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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 08:46:27 PM »
This maybe a generation difference  (sorry TCD813 I have no idea how old you are so don't mean to cause offense) however I love both the standard cambus livery at the bottom on 701. And also the 'dp' (I think that it was revered to that for dual purpose) in the background. Would I be right in thinking the cream version of that livery was for express. Although it would appear you could get any livery on any route.

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Yeah they're both good but I like the 'river' wiggly-bits across the logo on № 62 – that's attention to local detail. These have gone on № 701 and, in the background (R) the vehicle with the plethora of stripes seem – to my mind – to presage the 'toothpaste' livery of Stagecoach (background L).

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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 08:54:23 AM »
It's okay just wondered if you were around when the first livery was about.

I see what you are talking about with the 'river' logo. Think you are 100% right.

It seems that every year that goes past all companies logos seem to lose their individuality.
Especially now all logos are rectangle to be able to find online.

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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 09:20:26 AM »
It's okay just wondered if you were around when the first livery was about.

I see what you are talking about with the 'river' logo. Think you are 100% right.

It seems that every year that goes past all companies logos seem to lose their individuality.
Especially now all logos are rectangle to be able to find online.

Oh, yes I remember. And the regular 'bread-van' service from the railway station to the city centre.

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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 03:30:30 PM »
An experimental version here, not my favourite, don't know what others think..
(not a particularly good shot, as it was in the shadowy part of Queensgate bus station)

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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2017, 06:56:58 PM »
Didn't last very long if I recall correctly.
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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 07:32:01 PM »
Looked smart, though. But I don't like the sloping light blue band towards the rear.

What killed it off, I'd imagine, would have been the lack of advertising space between decks.
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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 08:00:21 PM »
My only recollection of bread vans was seeing them in Cambridge city centre. And they used to use one as a ticket office at the Lakenheath park and ride for mildenhall airshow.

Don't think i Like the gold and 2 tone blue livery. Can't remember it either.

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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 08:07:24 PM »
My only recollection of bread vans was seeing them in Cambridge city centre. And they used to use one as a ticket office at the Lakenheath park and ride for mildenhall airshow.

Don't think i Like the gold and 2 tone blue livery. Can't remember it either.

The picture was taken sometime in 1987 - don't know how old you are to remember, but I am not far behind TCD813!

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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2017, 08:25:40 PM »
Here’s one of the ‘bread vans’ and a Leyland National on Magdalene Bridge on Friday 2 January 1987.

I never saw that gold version livery, it was certainly a dazzler compared with the original pale blue scheme which I always thought lacked something. The addition of the darker blue did do wonders for it.

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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 03:19:01 AM »
Photographed when in use by Cambridge
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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 03:24:18 AM »
Another one off was JVF 821V
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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2017, 08:28:33 AM »
Another one off was JVF 821V

Oh, dear! Top half Cambus; lower half Eastern Counties?
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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2017, 11:22:37 AM »
Another one off was JVF 821V
I wonder whoever decided this was either a hammer or a villa fan!
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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2017, 10:00:42 PM »
Is this of any use?
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Re: Newmarket Bus Depot
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2017, 06:23:54 AM »
Some cracking photos there!!!!!