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    Default Old bus & transport days 2010

    This years Merseyside Transport Trust running day will be held on Sunday 12 September Details here http://www.mttrust.co.uk/.
    The Birkenhead park Festival of Transport will be held a week later, details of this here http://www.bheadtransportfest.com/


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    Thanks for that M,I'll make sure I dont miss it,this year!

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    A taster from Last weeks Birkenhead Tram open day, with plenty of restored trams on display and available for short trips to the Museum....
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    Excellent pics Corky.

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    Great pic's Corky. I was at the Birkenhead tram day too, it included the worlds "first tramcar boot sale"

    A couple more pics

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    More smashing pics. Thanks Merseywail. I love the old tramcars. I have a few framed pictures of trams on my wall.

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    Rainford Station,the twin track becomes a single track into Kirkby Station and they are still using the old system of passing the key, from the signal box, which changes the points to the driver,who passes them back on his outward bound journey to avoid accidents
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    Quote Originally Posted by merseywail View Post
    Great pic's Corky. I was at the Birkenhead tram day too, it included the worlds "first tramcar boot sale"
    Had a look on that too. was sort of 'railroaded' into getting on board to browse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
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    Rainford Station,the twin track becomes a single track into Kirkby Station and they are still using the old system of passing the key, from the signal box, which changes the points to the driver,who passes them back on his outward bound journey to avoid accidents
    That signal box could do with some support!

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    A small selection of some of the buses that will be running Sunday (pic from Woodvale 2010)

    If there's a breakdown its all out & push
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    A bit different from this 1965 view
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    A few pic's of this years bus running day.
    Leyland PD2 L255 Exchange St East

    Ribble Leyland Atlanteans Dale St

    Ribble & Mpte Atlanteans Lower Lane

    A Wirral division bus Hunts Cross ave

    A Standerwick Bristol VRL Mann Island. Standerwick was Ribble's coach subsidiary

    Inside one of the Corpy Atlanteans
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    Excellent pic's there Merseywail,good weather for it too!

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    I saw a couple down the south end, Garston Village and Allerton

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    It was a good day, though things didn't go entirely to plan for me. I missed the 61 feeder bus to Aigburth & two of the Ribble buses couldn't make it. Here's a few more pics..
    Corpy Atlantean Lower Lane route 99

    Ribble Atlantean Lower Lane. This was standing in for a Ribble Leyland PD3, the one's with a flat front & big sliding door

    Corpy Leyland pd2 just arrived at dale st, on a 59 route. Blind's just changed for next run

    My last trip of the day, again the Corpy Leyland pd2 on a 59 Old Roan
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    Some great pics on here, cheers all
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    Typical!!

    You wait ages for a bus...and then they all come along at once.

    I suppose they had to be green to satisfy nobody?

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    Really good pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    Typical!!

    You wait ages for a bus...and then they all come along at once.

    I suppose they had to be green to satisfy nobody?
    They Had big red ones too
    Ribble Atlantean at Old Roan
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    merseawail, no blue ones?
    Is it not funny that the picture of the big bus and it's baby-bus is sharp yet the number plate is fuzzy?

    I must blame the digital camera for the 'still-life' feel of the transport system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    merseawail, no blue ones?
    Is it not funny that the picture of the big bus and it's baby-bus is sharp yet the number plate is fuzzy?

    I must blame the digital camera for the 'still-life' feel of the transport system?
    Only the one, blue & cream.
    Its the Blue's buses next week. Note to self, must get an new camera! This time not a 49.99 one from T J Hughes......
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    Quote Originally Posted by merseywail View Post
    Only the one, blue & cream.
    Its the Blue's buses next week. Note to self, must get an new camera! This time not a 49.99 one from T J Hughes......
    It's probably just nerves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    It's probably just nerves.
    Will drink to that !
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    Quote Originally Posted by merseywail View Post
    Will drink to that !
    Every little helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    Every little helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmtmaj View Post
    Are you blatantly advertising now ?

    I bet you "Go to work on an egg"
    I don't eat eggs.

    I did not intend to criticise anybody's camera or camera operation either.

    What I need is a lesson or two from Lindy as to what emoticons are best for mere craic?

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    Two great pictures of the old & new trams also the size of the tracks so the trams ran to prescot when 762 was running what date would that have been M? late 20's/30's
    reminds me of the Green lane bus sheds

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    Merseywail from your knowledge is it ONLY the lcpt/merseyside that have this day's out all are there other buses as well

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    IT's always amazing how we have such fond memories of our buses and trains back in the halcyon days of either the 50s, 60s or 70s and yet we always feel a twinge of sadness and/or anger at what happened to everything from the mid-80s onwards - to the current stilted mess that we have now. In many cases there is absolutely no sentimentailty reserved for buses or trains post-1986 or rail-privatisation of 1996.

    I am one of the fiercest critics of this so-called 'modern way' of public transport where cluelessness, incompetence and obsession with 'targets' will seemingly forever reign supreme. Too much technology hasn't helped either - it's made everything more stressful, and in some cases, slower and less efficient. How some of us hanker for the days when things were just a little less convoluted than they are now, and no, it's not the rose tinted spectacles speaking either. One of my relatives worked on the buses AND the railways until his retirement in the early 90s and he too could vouch for the system being a lot more coherent without question. Part of the problem also is communication - or rather lack of it - in this day and age. Too much passing the buck too methinks. I think its got something to do with the fact that back in the day it was considered a respectable job to be working on the railways or buses. Unlike now where it's far too politicised for it to ever be fair or just - not to mention, reliable and punctual. Just how did things go so spectacuarly wrong? To think Britain once prided itself on its public transport system until the new generation of academic ignoramuses came along and dismantled everything......and we all think the NHS was/is bad!!!

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    Some great Ribble bus pics on here, only a few of Liverpool but cracker shots all the same


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    Great pics everyone. Those old trams look great. So narrow!
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