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The investment marks a major upgrade for the Oxford Tube service, representing Stagecoach’s ongoing commitment to improving the customer experience even during the difficult circumstances of recent months.
The 34 new coaches will offer passengers at seat charging and reading lights, free wifi, foot rests for added comfort and 3 point seat belts.
With sustainability being key to Stagecoaches operations and values, 5 of the 34 coaches are being fitted with solar panel systems by the multi-award-winning UK company, TRAILAR. The solar panels will be fitted to provide clean solar energy to power all on-board electrical equipment, reducing the vehicles requirement to create electrical energy via the burning of diesel.
Surfing The Narrows
The school is near the "G" of Gunpowder ...
Several chocolate peanuts to the poor bloke/blokess who gets that duty!
Raconteur Reveals Riddle of Wrenn (2)
1950 company formed, premises at Blackheath, London specialising in quality trackwork and points (2/3 Rail) for OO Gauge model railways
1955 company moves to Bowlers Croft, Basildon, due to business expansion including additional "TT", and "O" Gauge trackwork products
1957 G & R Wrenn becomes a Limited Company, more expansion takes place
1960 Introduction of the excellent "Wrenn Model 152 Racing Car System", very much a competitor to "Scaletrix".(Note fairly standard mis-spelling of Scalextric)
1965 Introduction by Wrenn of other products such as "Master Mariner Set" and "Wrenn Wonder Boat", etc.
1966 Wrenn absorbed by Lines Brothers who owned Hornby Dublo, and tooling used to launch first Wrenn Loco "Cardiff Castle.
1967 Wrenn launch "N" Gauge railway product range, which were manufactured by Lima, Italy, and supplied to the UK market in Wrenn "packaging".The company was beginning to "make a noise" in the Model Railway market.
1969 Pullmans appear.
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