Stagecoach Devon P.S.
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Commemorating 25 years of Stagecoach Devon, this is a full view of the bus in vintage livery which was revealed earlier in a Tweet Tease. Looks nice, but the white never really worked, as it doesn't in the latest paint style.
Livery Delivery North East has spent all of its life in the North East (if you include Whitby in that geographically broad brush area).
So here she/he/it is in one of the early Arrive blue and stone liveries.
So why orange. Aha ...
So we are not getting a full rebrand from Arriva!
It's Not Just First's Befuddlement
This includes two afternoon journeys on the Sheffield local M17 route. (click on the graphics for enlargements)
Who can tell - but it is ALL ON LINE!
What is perhaps MORE interesting is the announcement of changes from May.
There is no mention of the re-instatement of the X56 journeys from Glossop to Manchester, withdrawn under Virus cut-backs.
The once complex X71 into Derbyshire with multiple destinations will return but as an "excursion" service to Alton Towers only.
fbb awaits the timetables with interest.
The On-Going Obsession
But Hornby withdrew from the deal with Thomas and no longer manufactures the kiddies selection. Meanwhile, Bachmann had a Thomasian deal to market the toys in America. Bachman's Thomas is shorter than it (he?) should be ...
With the departure of Hornby from the Thomas franchise, Bachmann (and some retailers) have been importing American models fitted with UK couplings. There is a huge variety ...
Although it is daft to spend more on a crude toy than on an excellent scale model, the obsession callsed loudly and so the Sodor Oil toy tank wagon duly arrived ...
... price reduced to "only" £19.50. But fbb now has a dilemma. The wagon comes in a sealed plastic "bubble" ...
Tomorrow we return to Yorkshire, Keighley to be precise.
Next Dalesway blog : Wednesday 10th March