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Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:26 pm

I tried Leyland on second try.. no results appearing..
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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by phoenix » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:45 pm

Registration RCU481S

Chassis Sca BR111DH 544450

Body Number MCW

Seating H46/30F

New 9/1977

Owner Tyne & Wear PTE

Fleet number 481

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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:23 pm

Where is it now?
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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by blakey » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:48 pm

Metro - Scania

It would seem RCU 481S was 1 of 150 operated by Tyne & Wear Transport

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scania_Metropolitan

It does say some went on to be preserved, maybe just maybe its still out there somewhere

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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by phoenix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:51 am

Found the correct listing on DVLA.It was taken out of service and has not been taxed since 1993.It has either been sorn (off road declaration) or scrapped.If it was preserved it would likely to have been preserved in a running condition taxed etc. See attached.It's not on the insurance database either.I don't think it is tax exempt as i think it is for pre 1975 vehicles?The insurance database is not conclusive as vehicles at my last workplace were not on there (block insurance policy).I think it was listed under MCW.
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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by blakey » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:37 pm

Awesome info

This is what i love about the web, you just dont know what you will be searching for or looking at when you log in lol

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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by phoenix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:12 pm

blakey wrote:Awesome info

This is what i love about the web, you just dont know what you will be searching for or looking at when you log in lol
If you think about it you can check out any vehicle from any tv show/film.(UK) but to be honest not all cars used carry the actual registered number plate.It does require you to know the reg and the make.for the tax check the insurance check just needs the reg.There is a lot of useful information on the internet.On one of the forums i go on a one member's caviler was used in the last episode of ashes to ashes.

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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by phoenix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:04 pm

Dennis vw van
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Dennis granada
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Post by phoenix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:12 pm

nevilles merc
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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by AWP Corsa Tim » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:14 pm

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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by phoenix » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:19 pm

The number plates of the bedford ha van and the jeep don't exist on the database possibly transfered to a different vehicle.or where not genuine?If they were scrapped there would still be a record?So proberbly transfered to another vehicle.Not sure about the bmw?

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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by Clapped Out Zephyr » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:21 pm

The coach that the black workers used in series 3 only went unlicensed end of last year,was checking as i was watching it (again) last week,and its a 1970

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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by blakey » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:56 pm

Wonder what happened to this bus ?

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Re: Double Decker Bus - RCU 481S

Post by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:16 pm

I've asked the person who found me the pic on Facebook if there's a way to track its history......
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