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Rods Bus - History?

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Rods Bus - History?

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:22 pm

I thought I'd have a bash at tracking down the bus Rod hops on in 'Marjorie Doesn't Live Here Anymore'. I'm a member of a 'Newcastle Pictures' group on Facebook, someone posted a picture of an old bus, so I thought, why not, I'll ask them, see what happens....

Got a picture, it's the one on the right....

Thanks to Brian Collison for the picture.

Ive asked for more info, will see what happens.....
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Re: Rods Bus - History?

Post by Tracy » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:52 pm

DL :P> :D
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Re: Rods Bus - History?

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:53 pm

Wonder where it ended up..
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Re: Rods Bus - History?

Post by Breaking Away » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:44 pm

Good luck boss
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Re: Rods Bus - History?

Post by Lou » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:30 am

I'll ask my brother in law. He collects buses( model ones)
He should know, I'll get back to you.....
Just noticed it goes via osbourne rd !
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Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:06 am

Osbourne Rd? So what like?!!!
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Re: Rods Bus - History?

Post by Lou » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:21 pm

What, you live roond there, do yer!
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Post by Hedley Irwin » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:02 pm

And you, don't!
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Post by Tracy » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:32 pm

Hedley Irwin wrote:And you, don't!
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Re: Rods Bus - History?

Post by Lou » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:17 am

Eh! Don't you rubbish my bus!
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Re: Rods Bus - History?

Post by GatesheadRevisited » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:39 am

Looks like a 1977 Scania Metropolitan :)

Tyne and Wear PTE were second largest operator of Metropolitans, building up 150 of them between 1975 to 1977. By the mid-1980s most of the Tyne & Wear Metropolitan's were withdrawn although a handful did pass to the new arms-length private company Busways Travel Services Ltd. brought about by de-regulation of the British bus industry in 1986. 499 (RCU 499S) was the last to be withdrawn in 1989, and the only vehicle to be repainted in the Busways livery. A significant proportion of them were acquired by various operators throughout the UK and some of the Tyne & Wear Metropolitan's have also survived into preservation. Above info thanks to wiki

And here's Rod's bus from a pic on flickr. Bus owned by Harts of Clevland https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmightycat/5568557178

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