Reliance Reveals Re-Vamp ...
Monday, 29 November 2021
The company has always produced adequate publicity and the clutch of leaflets pictured above has been readily available in and around its services running north from York to Easingwold and the like. But, unusually for a small company, Reliance has recently turned to the Bike-riding Bearded Bus Beautifier from the Bush for publicity aimed at giving the best impression.
The new timetable booklet is OUT!
fbb hopes to review book and company in detail in a few days.
Half a Cheer For More Bus
More has a seasonal fares offer which, at a distance looks wowsers.
It doesn't look quite as stunning when you read the small print.
Would making the offer for every day lose more revenue than it gains? Maybe, to quote Sir Humphrey Appleby ...
Go Goodwins: Go Into Gloom!WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY AWFUL.
In December 1946 Northampton Corporation Transport received ten new buses with bodywork by Roe on Crossley DD42 chassis (Fleet numbers 140 -149, VV9140 – 9149). On Wednesday December 1st surviving restored 146 is planned to do 75th birthday trips on routes –
7 – To Gloucester Avenue
12 to Dallington Green and
Boot and shoe workers’ service 20 to Military Road.
The first journey should leave Bay 18 in Drapery at 1015.
Thanks to Alan (Northampton) for the info and for a picture of 146 on a previous visit to Dallington Green (now unserved), but a delightful unspoilt former village of golden sandstone cottages.
Good News For UK, Bad News For Gronks
The pre-nationalisation LMS developed a diesel shunter ...
But up comes a BRITISH new-design new-build loco to replace the Gronks. (nicknamed by spotters, probably because of the clunky start-up noises that emanated from the engine compartment).
This is a hybrid. It has batteries which can be charged e.g. overnight, and a small diesel engine which also charges up the large battery pack.
This video is actually for an OO model of the new loco, but explains things very well for the beginner in shunter design.Want one for your layout?
Mind Blowing! No, Really!
This optical illusion is hyper weird. The main part of each of these these two shapes IS THE SAME SHADE OF GREY. Really!
Here is a screen shot from the top "block" ...
Less weirdly ...
Next Sunderland blog ; Tuesday 30th November