Friday, 20 May 2011

A long time quiet!

It's been a while since I posted here - what with much of the recent weeks being spent with bus/driver duties for the Harbourside Rally on Sunday, and constant changing as drivers changed and buses became unavailable and then available again!

Well, the big day is Sunday, at Harbourside, Bristol, and we are getting as many of our fleet there as we can.

So, here goes!

At Harbourside and in service will be:

219 - on the Dundry service

353 will be there as a static exhibit only, as she still has no second gear (more anon!)

9552 will be there as a Model Bus Federation exhibit - if you go in say hi to Gordon

2815 is still away in Winkleigh having her engine rebuilt

L8579 still awaits welding on the chassis so that she can get through her Class 6 MOT test.

C3386 has made it to Chepstow but an amount of work remains to be done to her and so, hopefully, she will debut at Brislington in August.

Funally, I understand from Dave Hoare that 2800 will go for MOT tomorrow (this was delayed because she was found to have a rear axle oil leak). If she passes, and I can get to collect her, she will become the spare bus.

Apart from the Dundry service, Gary Williams has allocated us the 28 service in its entireity, every 15 minutes to Sea Mills, continuing hourly to Avonmouth, with the Avonmouth extensions returning as service 99 along the Portway, which also operates out to Avonmouth from Harbourside at hourly intervals.

So, do come along and have a great day - I intend to!

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