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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2021, 07:52:30 PM »
Al, that is interesting about 34834 on the tracker as the system was showing 37216 running dead from Bedford bus station to the garage so maybe a swap or another tracker meltdown.

Today's adventure into the cold took place on 10881 on a 9, 19587 on a 9a, 37214 on a 2, 10876 on an 81, 10874 on a 1 and 36062 home on a 3 all within the Bedford boundary. There was absolutely nothing of interest on the 50 today.

Other piffle saw 10880 on the 41, 51, 73, 81 with 10876 replacing 37438 to work the 1415 81. 10875 was on the 1/53 circuit, 27520 did 1's, 27521 on 5's alongside 11279 and 34536.

Somebody went for numerical consistency by churning out 37055, 37056 and 37057 for the W7 but spoilt it with 28627 on the other diagram.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2021, 11:45:47 PM »
Al, that is interesting about 34834 on the tracker as the system was showing 37216 running dead from Bedford bus station to the garage so maybe a swap or another tracker meltdown.

Today's adventure into the cold took place on 10881 on a 9, 19587 on a 9a, 37214 on a 2, 10876 on an 81, 10874 on a 1 and 36062 home on a 3 all within the Bedford boundary. There was absolutely nothing of interest on the 50 today.

Other piffle saw 10880 on the 41, 51, 73, 81 with 10876 replacing 37438 to work the 1415 81. 10875 was on the 1/53 circuit, 27520 did 1's, 27521 on 5's alongside 11279 and 34536.

Somebody went for numerical consistency by churning out 37055, 37056 and 37057 for the W7 but spoilt it with 28627 on the other diagram.

Bedford do MOT's for Peterborough. It's not uncommon to see a Peterborough vehicle heading down Rope Walk occasionally.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2021, 05:54:26 PM »
Fair enough as we have 37210-215 it would not surprise if we get 216 as well.

This weather is far too cold to stay outside for long. As I forgot to get bogroll the other day I did 36062 on a 73, 37439 on a 9 for 35179 on the 1541 50 to Sainsburys. After purchasing said item it was back into town on 19892 on a 51 for 10876 home on the 1615 9b. 19705 refuses to leave the garage in this cold so remains the only Bedford bus not had this year. I don't count Elites as I view them as coaches.

35177 and 39689 also showed up on 50's but the Dart was dud for the year so it was ignored. Route 1 was home to 37431 and 10881, 10875 was on Hitchin's and 10879 and 34536 on 5's.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2021, 08:54:25 AM »
Fair enough as we have 37210-215 it would not surprise if we get 216 as well.

This weather is far too cold to stay outside for long. As I forgot to get bogroll the other day I did 36062 on a 73, 37439 on a 9 for 35179 on the 1541 50 to Sainsburys. After purchasing said item it was back into town on 19892 on a 51 for 10876 home on the 1615 9b. 19705 refuses to leave the garage in this cold so remains the only Bedford bus not had this year. I don't count Elites as I view them as coaches.

35177 and 39689 also showed up on 50's but the Dart was dud for the year so it was ignored. Route 1 was home to 37431 and 10881, 10875 was on Hitchin's and 10879 and 34536 on 5's.

37216 could be going for repaint at Bedford that's why it going to the bus depot.
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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2021, 09:33:01 AM »
Bedford do MOT's for Peterborough. It's not uncommon to see a Peterborough vehicle heading down Rope Walk occasionally.

Do they do them for Cambridge as well

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2021, 10:32:25 AM »
Do they do them for Cambridge as well
Cowley road used to be a MOT testing station in the pre Stagecoach days.
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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2021, 01:05:28 PM »
https://fleetreport.co.uk/latest-news/12th-february-2021

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Further Bedford allocated Dart SLFs have now been stood down. 34827 is now parked up at Bedford depot, whilst similar 34834 is on loan to Cambridge where it is acting as an overflow drivers break room.
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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2021, 08:21:10 PM »
Cowley road used to be a MOT testing station in the pre Stagecoach days.

Still IS. Testing Day is Fridays where at least 4 or 5 are tested including sometimes those of outsiders if required.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2021, 08:26:08 PM »
Not sure if the Solo SRs are to stay in London, but the latest Stagecoach London fleetlist says that their E200s 36306/7/8/20/1/2/3 are being transferred to Stagecoach East.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2021, 09:28:52 PM »
Not sure if the Solo SRs are to stay in London, but the latest Stagecoach London fleetlist says that their E200s 36306/7/8/20/1/2/3 are being transferred to Stagecoach East.

Interesting. 36301/02 (LX56DZU/V) have been on the 8 in the absence of the Solo SR's and there are 9 Solo SR's. So 7 more short E200's would tally. The only thing is that they're between 8 and 10 years older than the Solo SR's. They would surely be only a stop gap measure given their age

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2021, 07:48:49 PM »
Not sure if the Solo SRs are to stay in London, but the latest Stagecoach London fleetlist says that their E200s 36306/7/8/20/1/2/3 are being transferred to Stagecoach East.
Where did you find this fleetlist please?

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2021, 04:12:32 PM »
Not sure if the Solo SRs are to stay in London, but the latest Stagecoach London fleetlist says that their E200s 36306/7/8/20/1/2/3 are being transferred to Stagecoach East.

Steven Knight Media tweeted that these E200's are initially extra vehicles for Stagecoach East

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2021, 10:24:31 PM »
19705 still refuses to make an appearance for me so I had to make do with 10880 on a 9a. 34533 appeared for the 1436 50 so I did this to Sainsburys. My bus back was 19581 on a 51 for 10881 home on the 1515 9a.

I was going to do 19704 on a 6 to intercept 34533 inbound but the driver informed me the bus needed a drink as it was out of water so that idea fell apart.

Other stuff viewed in the hour were 34830 on an 81, 34536 on a 10, 27522 and 36044 on 2's, 27521 on a 5, 10879 on a 1, 10876 on a 53 and 11280 on a 9b.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2021, 09:38:00 AM »
19705 still refuses to make an appearance for me so I had to make do with 10880 on a 9a. 34533 appeared for the 1436 50 so I did this to Sainsburys.

19705 is one of the vehicles that has been listed by the company as decommissioned and should be parked up as a result of reduced COVID service levels.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2021, 05:01:41 PM »
Supposedly stood down Dart 34830 (KX06JYN) was on the 41 today

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2021, 05:39:02 PM »
34830 passed me today on the 1215 73 as I was on 10879 on a 9 into town for 18108 on the 1236 50 to Sainsburys. I returned on 36044 on a 51 for 10878 home on the 1315 9a.

34536 was again on 10's, 36043 on the 1220 81 from Luton, 27521 on 2's and 27522 on 5's. 11280, 10875 and 10881 all visited Hitchin with 10880 on the 1/53 turns.

Other visitors to Bedford were 11133 on a 50 and 28626, 37069, 37058 and 37061 on W7's.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2021, 07:55:00 PM »
Yesterday the Sainsburys food shop came courtesy of 11280 on a 9, 11127 on a 50 to the store, 37214 back on a 6 for 19587 home on an 81.

A brief visit to town today on 11279 on a 9a, 34830 for 37215 on 2's and home on 10878 on a 9 and that was my exercise manoeuvres.

Alternative exercises were provided by 34828 and 36062 on the 4/10 diagrams, 36043 on a 3, 27522 on 6's, 10880 on 1/53 turns, 10875 and 10879 on Hitchin's.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2021, 11:08:24 PM »
Today it was time for me to start moving stuff into my new home in Milton Ernest as I will soon be reliant on route 50. It should be interesting using Midlands gold tickets on Bedford Town routes.

I did 10875 on a 9 for 35180 on the 1236 50. The return journey involved 11126 and 34538 home on a 3 although two of us missed our stop as the two bells we pressed were silent. A fine thing to bring that vehicle back into service with silent bells so the bus doesn't stop.

Other things noted were 11279, 10876 and 34830 on 81's, 11130 on a 50, 34536 on a 3 and 10874, 10877 and 10880 on Hitchin's.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #48 on: Today at 09:26:08 PM »
A day of packing more boxes had to be alleviated with an hour outdoors. This involved doing 10879 on a 9b, 18104 on the 1716 50, 34536 on a 6 and 19706 home on a 9.

Also on the Hitchin circuit were 10876 and 10878, 10877on a 1, 10874 and 11279 on 1/53, 34830 and 27522 on 5's. The 828 dropped 34538 and the 830 had 36301. I only got to see three of the W7 buses which were 37074, 37048 and 28632.