Old news item removed. An fbb bludner of the inexcusable kind?
Back to the Future
Downham Market is a pretty little town ...
We now go to Kenwood Road in Sheffield, once the leafy home of the more wealthy suburban dwellers, but now replete with offices and replacement blocks of flats.
the wonderful "Ian's Bus Stop" web site gives the vehicle's history in great detail. fbb offers the expurgated version!
10/79 new to Aldenham
6/80 into service (North Street garage)
9/94 privatised to Leaside Buses
bought by Arriva Scotland West
centre doorway panelled over (no window)
5/00 bought by Finch, Wigan
window added to door panel
bought by The Oak Loft,(furniture store)in
Bridport, Torquay or Exeter
None of which explains how it gets to Kenwood Road!
The intrepid Roy asked the painters and records their response as follows.
Parked in Kenwood Road, having its paint work tided up. It will be used on a Channel 4 programme to be screened in November of this year - title not known (they wouldn't tell me). It will do a 3000 mile trip round the UK.
More news, as they say, when we have it.
The mysterious Twitter has sent fbb some lovely pictures of this historic narrow gauge line. Here is a train arriving at Rhydyronen amongst springtime floral magnificence.
Also, here is how the Talyllyn joins the "Thomas the Tank Engine" promotional craze.
Sodor's red narrow gauge loco is Rheneas ...
It's not just fbb who gets it wrong. Here is an advert for a second-hand model bus from Hattons.