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    Thumbs up Merseyside transport trust running day

    hi all
    mtt will be holding there 3rd running day this month on the 21st at liverpool south parkway. starts 10.30 am


    see you there


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    and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Was great to take a trip into town on the old backloaders. Won't bore everyone with the scores of pics I took...so here's just a few







    and remember when the seats looked like this
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    Wirral is holding a similar event this Sunday (5th Oct 08)

    I think it will be down at Birkenhead Park again...or in Taylor Street.

    Some good ol' Wallasey Cream and Birkenhead Blue's will be out!
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    I and am sure many others had a great day. Myself & friends started at Old Roan at 9.00 am with a run on the old 59 route. we had worked out a timetable to travel on as many buses as possible. But the run on the old Ribble 57 route put paid to that, after the driver got lost! We ended the day with the open top bus from South parkway to Pier head, great fun. Well done to the Merseyside transport trust.
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    Had a ride on L501,my brother was the pilot.

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    What ever happend to the old trollybus surly in this day and age it must be the best mode of public transport around, to me it seems to tick all the plusses. Unlike the modern day bus it dosnt belt out toxic gases and is less noisy. Unlike the tram it dosent need lines to run on and is manuverable in traffic. The County Councils should realise by now that the deregulation of public transport dosnt work and this mode of transport if taken over by the councils would be more cost effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry_2 View Post
    What ever happend to the old trollybus surly in this day and age it must be the best mode of public transport around, to me it seems to tick all the plusses. Unlike the modern day bus it dosnt belt out toxic gases and is less noisy. Unlike the tram it dosent need lines to run on and is manuverable in traffic. The County Councils should realise by now that the deregulation of public transport dosnt work and this mode of transport if taken over by the councils would be more cost effective.
    The trollybus was half hearted attempt to keep trams going. It never worked. They were not used in Liverpool - I believe.

    In Liverpool's case the prime mode of rapid transport is/should be in order:

    • Merseyrail underground, extended to overground - masses of unused infrastructure waiting. Benefits to regeneration are enormous.

    • Eco Hybrid/electric tram-like bendy buses to serve districts from Merseyrail stations (local transport hubs)

    • Monorail inside the centre and into the north and South Docks
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    Quote Originally Posted by GNASHER View Post
    Had a ride on L501,my brother was the pilot.
    went through my scores of pics and voila!




    also have a brief bit of film of him parking up
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    Yes,that's the boy.From as far back as I can remember he was always bus mad and said one day he would be a driver.

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    Greetings!
    Had a great day driving L501, needed a bit more skill than driving the modern cr4p I'm used to! Can't wait for 2009, I'm going to see if they will let me loose on the Bristol RE 2025.

    Great pictures quincyg. Still waiting to see the one you took Gnasher!

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    Here you are,first is crap.

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    i was the guard in vehicle 1836 which is shown in the pics as im a member of the mtt along with gordon and of course mr mtt himself
    you will have to fight of mr pendleton for 2025 gordon.
    see you soon mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallasey View Post
    Wirral is holding a similar event this Sunday (5th Oct 08)

    I think it will be down at Birkenhead Park again...or in Taylor Street.

    Some good ol' Wallasey Cream and Birkenhead Blue's will be out!
    Some snaps i took of the Buses at Birkenhead park.




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    Great pics all, great those disco.
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    hi disco.
    the pics you took were from the birkenhead park festival of transport. i was working with mtt on this day on shuttles from outside liverpool world museum

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    The blue Birkenhead bus has a 1967 registration. Did they make 1930s looking buses in 1967?
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    Quote Originally Posted by halewood View Post
    hi disco.
    the pics you took were from the birkenhead park festival of transport. i was working with mtt on this day on shuttles from outside liverpool world museum
    Was this yours Disco ?
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    dont know gregs dad but i was at that bus for most of the day but was most prob on the platform at the back out the way

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    I always loved the busses the Leyland was in many ways as good as the Route master. The 73 remained a back loader after most of the fleet had become Atlantean. The Atlantean became the one man bus but originally it had conductors. Every now and then Leyland sent the Corpy new or experimental busses that?s why you see oddities around. The standard Atlantean became the norm for the corporation. Middle doors being the main change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    I always loved the busses the Leyland was in many ways as good as the Route master.
    But the Routemaster looked far better - it was commissioned to "look good". Designed by Douglas Scott, a designer not an engineer. He designed toasters, and even the Rayburn stove. It shows too. He was not happy with the final design wanting the bonnet to be more curved.

    Aircraft manufacturing techniques from WW2 were used. The lightweight, non-corroding construction of the body and chassis was aluminium - like the Spitfire?s. This meant it was cheaper to run in fuel too. The hydraulic brakes were also from aircraft designs. Power-assisted steering and easy to use transmission were standard.

    What Leylands matched the Routemaster?

    BTW, the Austin A35 car was "engineered" by aircraft engineers - a full monocoque construction without a chassis - the first car in the world as so. The aircraft engineers thought the car looked hideous, as Austin had the decision on the shape.
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    the date for the 4th mtt running day is 20th september 2009. theres a route tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of the formation of the group on easter sunday.

    vehicles that hopefuly will be out on running day

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    The proposed fleet running on the day (all are subject to availability) is hoped to be:
    Leyland PD2 L255
    AEC Regent A36 (pending completion of restoration), A267
    Leyland Royal Tiger XL171 (pending completion of restoration)
    Leyland Atlantean PDR L501, L835, 1111, 1236
    Leyland Panther 1054
    Bristol RE 2025
    Leyland Atlantean AN68 1836, 1055

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