Friday, 22 September 2017

‘Scene’ in Derby 22/09/17 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

The day was autumnal with strong sunshine low in the sky giving strong shadows. It was one of those days where you get what images you can.

 

As usual, I got the best I could.

 

On the 31st, of July this year I published a blog detailing how ‘trentbarton’ were using former ‘the mickleover’ Volvo’s with Wright bodies to upgrade the Cotgrave services in Nottingham.

 

The Scanias with Wright bodies that were previously used on that service were withdrawn and at least one of them is now being operated by fellow ‘Wellglade’ group member 

‘notts+derby’ on service 12A in Derby.

 

The former livery can still be seen where the previous route branding has been removed.

 

 

FJ03 VWR ‘notts+derby No. 622 Scania L94UB / Wright Solar /1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

FJ03 VWR ‘notts+derby No. 622 Scania L94UB / Wright Solar /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

FJ03 VWR ‘notts+derby No. 622 Scania L94UB / Wright Solar /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

FJ03 VWR ‘notts+derby No. 622 Scania L94UB / Wright Solar /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 
 

FJ03 VWR ‘notts+derby No. 622 Scania L94UB / Wright Solar /3

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

FJ03 VWR ‘notts+derby No. 622 Scania L94UB / Wright Solar /3 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

FJ03 VWR ‘notts+derby No. 622 Scania L94UB / Wright Solar /4

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

FJ03 VWR ‘notts+derby No. 622 Scania L94UB / Wright Solar /4 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Thursday, 21 September 2017

‘Scene’ at RAF Scampton, Scandinavian Air Forces. on ‘Dennis Basford’ railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

The second weekend in September 2017 saw the the first annual RAF Scampton Airshow which it is hoped will be the first of many.

 

Entrants were many and varied and this will be the first in a small number of ‘blogs’ that will cover some of the more interesting attendees.

 

 

From Sweden came a quartet that covered most of the last 60 years. 

 

SE-DXB  /  29670 ‘Swedish Air Force Historic Flight’ SAAB J-29F Tunnan

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

The only time I saw a J29 in ‘the flesh’ so to speak was in Malmo (Sweden) in 1957.

 

Tunnan translates as ‘Flying Barrel’.  An apt choice.

 

SE-DXB  /  29670 ‘Swedish Air Force Historic Flight’ SAAB J-29F Tunnan on ‘Dennis Basford’ railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

SE-RMD / 32542 Swedish Air Force Historic Flight’ SAAB J-32B Lansen

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Lansen translates as ‘Lance’.

 

SE-RMD / 32542 Swedish Air Force Historic Flight’ SAAB J-32B Lansen on ‘Dennis Basford’ railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

SE-DXP / 35810 Swedish Air Force Historic Flight’ SAAB SK-35C Draken

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

The 2 seat trainer version of the J-35.

 

Draken translates as ‘Dragon’.


SE-DXP / 35810 Swedish Air Force Historic Flight’ SAAB SK-35C Draken on ‘Dennis Basford’ railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

SE-DXN /  37098 ‘Swedish Air Force Historic Flight’ SAAB AJS-37 Viggen 

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Viggen translates as ‘Thunderbolt’.

 

SE-DXN /  37098 ‘Swedish Air Force Historic Flight’ SAAB AJS-37 Viggen  on ‘Dennis Basford’ railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

LN-DHY /  PX-K ‘Royal Norwegian Air Force Historic Squadron ’ De Havilland Vampire FB52

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

The Vampire FB52 was the export version of the FB6.

 

This aircraft was licence built in Switzerland in 1952 for use by the ‘Swiss Air Force’ with whom it flew as J-1196 until 1990.

 

Withdrawn and sold on, it eventually arrived in Sweden as SE-DXS being sold on again to Norway in 2011.

 

Painted to represent PX-K one of a number of Vampire FB52’s that flew with the ‘Royal Norwegian Air Force’ in the early 1950’s.


LN-DHY /  PX-K ‘Royal Norwegian Air Force Historic Squadron ’ De Havilland Vampire FB52 on ‘Dennis Basford’ railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


LN-DHZ / PX-M ‘Royal Norwegian Air Force Historic Squadron’ De Havilland Vampire T55

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

The Vampire T55 was the export version of the T11.

 

This aircraft was licence built in Switzerland in 1959 for use by the ‘Swiss Air Force’ with whom it flew as U-1120 until 1990.

 

Withdrawn and sold on, it eventually arrived in Norway in 2005.

 

 Painted to represent PX-M one of a number of Vampire T55’s that flew with the ‘Royal Norwegian Air Force’ in the early 1950’s.


LN-DHZ / PX-M ‘Royal Norwegian Air Force Historic Squadron’ De Havilland Vampire T55 on ‘Dennis Basford’ railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Monday, 18 September 2017

‘Scene’ at Showbus 2017. ‘trentbarton mango’ on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

Only last week, I reported on ‘trentbarton’ (tb) introducing a further colourway on their new Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D’s with ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC bodies.

 

Well, here is another one.

 

This time two buses, numbers 110 and 111 have been painted in a promotional livery for ‘mango’ which is ‘tb’s electronic payment card.

 

YX17 NTL ‘trentbarton’ No. 110 ‘mango’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX17 NTL ‘trentbarton’ No. 110 ‘mango’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YX17 NTL ‘trentbarton’ No. 110 ‘mango’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX17 NTL ‘trentbarton’ No. 110 ‘mango’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YX17 NTL ‘trentbarton’ No. 110 ‘mango’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /3

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk


YX17 NTL ‘trentbarton’ No. 110 ‘mango’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /3 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YX17 NTL ‘trentbarton’ No. 110 ‘mango’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /4

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX17 NTL ‘trentbarton’ No. 110 ‘mango’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /4 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Friday, 15 September 2017

‘Scene’ in Sheffield 1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

As I have said before, my home city. I have not been back for almost a year but as usual, much remains the same and much changes. That’s life I suppose ! Long may it continue.

 

Anyhow less of the philosophy and more of the buses.

 

Sheffield Transport Interchange is private property and permission is required to photograph on the premises.

 

Any of the yellow jacketed security staff should be approached and in my experience, I have never had a problem.

 

 

YR02 ZZU ‘Community Transport for Town & County’ Scania K121B4 / Van Hool Alize

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Chalfont Coaches’ and oddly enough operated by ‘Community Transport for Town and County’ by whom I was employed for many years.

 

YR02 ZZU ‘Community Transport for Town & County’ Scania K121B4 / Van Hool Alize on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YX09 HZJ ‘Hulleys of Baslow ‘Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 / Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Dunn Line’ and at one time with ‘Tate’s Travel’ of Barnsley.

 

YX09 HZJ ‘Hulleys of Baslow ‘Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 / Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro 200 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 



PK13 CGX ‘Silverdale’ (Nottingham) Neoplan Tourliner

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Silverdale’ Nottingham who are now part of the ‘Skills Coaches’ group.

 

PK13 CGX ‘Silverdale’ Neoplan Tourliner on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YCT 463 ‘Sleafordian’  Volvo B12M / Transbus Paragon

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Wallace Arnold Coaches’ as YJ03 VNG.

 

YCT 463 ‘Sleafordian’  Volvo B12M / Transbus Paragon on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YN06 JYL ‘TM Travel’ No. 1176 Scania N94UD / East Lancs Omnidekka

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Metrobus’ as its No. 926.

 

YN06 JYL ‘TM Travel’ No. 1176 Scania N94UD / East Lancs Omnidekka on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’






WS FTG ‘Abbey Travel’ Volvo B10M / Plaxton

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘Flight’s’ Birmingham.

 

WS FTG ‘Abbey Travel’ Volvo B10M / Plaxton on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YD63 VDV ‘TM Travel’ No. 834 Optare Versa

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘TM Travel’, part of the ‘Wellglade’ group and seen operating on SHEFFIELD’S LINE 30’.

 

YD63 VDV ‘TM Travel’ No. 834 Optare Versa on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YJ65 EPD ‘TM Travel’ No. 508 Optare Solo SR

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New to ‘TM Travel’, part of the ‘Wellglade’ group and seen operating on ‘SHEFFIELD’S LINE 6’.

 

YJ65 EPD ‘TM Travel’ No. 508 Optare Solo SR on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

J3 YES ‘Ashley Travel’ Volvo B10M / Van Hool Alize

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

New as Y659 HWY to ‘Burdett’ of Mosborough.

 

J3 YES ‘Ashley Travel’ Volvo B10M / Van Hool Alize on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

‘Scene’. New on the ‘mainline’ in Nottingham on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

‘trentbarton’ have this past weekend introduced the latest tranche of new Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) E20D’s with ‘ADL’ Enviro 200MMC bodies.

 

They have been put to work on the ‘mainline’ route that links Nottingham with West Bridgeford, Radcliffe and Bingham which lie to the East ot the City.

 

Previously the route was operated with Optare Tempo’s.

 

Readers may recall my previous blogs dated 09/12/2016 which saw earlier similar buses being launched on ‘the mickleover’ in Derby and on 09/01/2017 when ‘the nines’ linking Derby with Mansfield also received further buses of this type.

 

 

YX67 UXY ‘trentbarton’ No. 118 ‘mainline’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX67 UXY ‘trentbarton’ No. 118 ‘mainline’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YX67 UXY ‘trentbarton’ No. 118 ‘mainline’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX67 UXY ‘trentbarton’ No. 118 ‘mainline’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YX67 UXV ‘trentbarton’ No. 116 ‘mainline’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX67 UXV ‘trentbarton’ No. 116 ‘mainline’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YX67 UXV ‘trentbarton’ No. 116 ‘mainline’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX67 UXV ‘trentbarton’ No. 116 ‘mainline’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. E20D / ADL Enviro 200MMC /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Friday, 8 September 2017

‘Scene’ in Southport. ‘Arriva’ on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

One of my earliest ‘blogs’ featured Southport and it is still available. It was published on the 13th. of October 2013.

 

A return visit then was called for.

 

As usual, some things have changed and somethings remain the same.

 

One of the things that is changing is ‘Arriva’s livery and it is a change for the better in my view.

 

CX08 DJK ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2142 ‘Light blue livery’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) Dart /  ‘ADL’ Enviro 200

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk


CX08 DJK ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2142 ‘Light blue livery’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) Dart /  ‘ADL’ Enviro 200 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 


CX07 CRK ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2633 ‘Light blue livery’ VDL SB120CS / Wright Cadet /1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

CX07 CRK ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2633 ‘Light blue livery’ VDL SB120CS / Wright Cadet /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

CX07 CRK ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2633 ‘Light blue livery’ VDL SB120CS / Wright Cadet /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

CX07 CRK ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2633 ‘Light blue livery’ VDL SB120CS / Wright Cadet /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

CX08 DJU ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2144 ‘Park & Ride’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) Dart /  ‘ADL’ Enviro 200

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

In the past, bus services in Southport were run by ’Southport Corporation Transport’ who ‘had a livery of Red and Cream.


‘Arriva’ have chosen to use the same colour combination on its dedicated fleet of ‘Park & Ride’ buses. A nice touch.

 

CX08 DJU ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2144 ‘Park & Ride’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) Dart /  ‘ADL’ Enviro 200 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

 CX08 DJO ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2143 ‘Park & Ride’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) Dart /  ‘ADL’ Enviro 200

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

CX08 DJO 2 CX08 DJO ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2143 ‘Park & Ride’ Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) Dart /  ‘ADL’ Enviro 200 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’ 143

 

 

CX58 GAA ‘Arriva North West’ No. 4412 ADL Trident / ADL Enviro 400

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

CX58 GAA ‘Arriva North West’ No. 4412 ADL Trident / ADL Enviro 400 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

YX64 VPT ‘Arriva North West’ No. 4578 ADL E40D / ADL Enviro 400

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

YX64 VPT ‘Arriva North West’ No. 4578 ADL E40D / ADL Enviro 400 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

‘Arriva’s standard single decker, the VDL / Wright features large in the fleet.

 

CX06 BHY ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2587 VDL SB200 / Wright Commander

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

CX06 BHY ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2587 VDL SB200 / Wright Commander on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

CX07 CSY ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2641 VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

CX07 CSY ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2641 VDL SB120 / Wright Cadet on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

MX59 JZG ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2991 VDL SB200CS / Wright Pulsar 2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

Formerly BUS 321 in ‘Arriva’s Malta fleet.

 

MX59 JZG ‘Arriva North West’ No. 2991 VDL SB200CS / Wright Pulsar 2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

MX10 BZU ‘Arriva North West’ No. 3035 VDL SB200CS / Wright Pulsar 2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

MX10 BZU ‘Arriva North West’ No. 3035 VDL SB200CS / Wright Pulsar 2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

‘Scene’ in Ripley In a Fresh Coat of Paint on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

Some five years ago, ‘yourbus’ (yb) of Heanor took delivery of ‘Wright Streetlites’ in both Door Forward and Wheel Forward versions.

 

They arrived mainly in the overall dark red that was the ‘yb’ standard of the time although one or two kept their original white.

 

‘yb’ have since adopted a much brighter livery of dark red and white which owes much to the similar livery worn by ‘Lothian Buses’.

 

Early Mercedes-Benz Citaro’s in the fleet have been repainted into the new livery which is now being extended to the ‘Streetlites’.

 

 

 

MX62 GOA ‘yourbus’ No. 1301 ‘dark red/white 2017’ livery Wright Streetlite DF /1

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

MX62 GOA ‘yourbus’ No. 1301 ‘dark red/white 2017’ livery Wright Streetlite DF /1 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

MX62 GOA ‘yourbus’ No. 1301 ‘dark red/white 2017’ livery Wright Streetlite DF /2

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

MX62 GOA ‘yourbus’ No. 1301 ‘dark red/white 2017’ livery Wright Streetlite DF /2 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

MX62 GOA ‘yourbus’ No. 1301 ‘dark red/white 2017’ livery Wright Streetlite DF /3

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

MX62 GOA ‘yourbus’ No. 1301 ‘dark red/white 2017’ livery Wright Streetlite DF /3 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’

 

 

MX62 GOA ‘yourbus’ No. 1301 ‘dark red/white 2017’ livery Wright Streetlite DF /4

on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk

 

MX62 GOA ‘yourbus’ No. 1301 ‘dark red/white 2017’ livery Wright Streetlite DF /4 on ‘Dennis Basford’s railsroadsrunways.blogspot.co.uk’