The dreaded FIRST BUS!

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Postby raveydavey » Thu 27 Mar, 2014 10:55 pm

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Postby Phill_dvsn » Thu 27 Mar, 2014 11:56 pm

BLAKEY wrote:

Indeed you're right there - the dark green nylon shirts and gold woollen ties I thought were really smart - and serviceable too in not showing the inevitable soiling from working in the bus environment, especially in hot weather.

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Postby buffaloskinner » Fri 28 Mar, 2014 10:49 am

raveydavey wrote:
Oooops!

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/woman-injured-in-leeds-city-centre-bus-crash-updated-1-6525673

Fortunately there appear to have been no serious injuries.



One did the same at the corn ex a couple of weeks ago, thought it were a bomb going off
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Postby raveydavey » Fri 28 Mar, 2014 7:50 pm

buffaloskinner wrote:
raveydavey wrote:
Oooops!

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/woman-injured-in-leeds-city-centre-bus-crash-updated-1-6525673

Fortunately there appear to have been no serious injuries.



One did the same at the corn ex a couple of weeks ago, thought it were a bomb going off


I can believe it. Let's just hope that Metro are protecting the public purse by claiming reimbursement for that expensive toughened glass being replaced from the bus company, who I am sure are advising them of each incident.
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Postby Bugblatter » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 12:35 am

I remember the bus conductor in the pic above from when I was a regular bus user in the late 1970s. I remember him giving me a bollocking for not having any change and proffering a £1 note for my fare.
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Postby raveydavey » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 8:50 am

Phill_dvsn wrote:
BLAKEY wrote:

Indeed you're right there - the dark green nylon shirts and gold woollen ties I thought were really smart - and serviceable too in not showing the inevitable soiling from working in the bus environment, especially in hot weather.

(Copyright Eric Miles)

Get your rose tinted specs on again Blakey.
I've got just the ticket for you Regular Smiley


Nice find phill - maybe someone might recognise this chap posted on flickr...?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/frankdownes/13512005383/in/pool-leeds

Or perhaps a bonus point for ID-ing the vehicle? Regular Smiley

    
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Postby BLAKEY » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 11:14 am

Bugblatter wrote:
I remember the bus conductor in the pic above from when I was a regular bus user in the late 1970s. I remember him giving me a bollocking for not having any change and proffering a £1 note for my fare.


I don't recognise the conductor from the back of his head, but I'm sure that the driver is one of my colleagues from Headingley depot - won't name names in full on here, but his intitials are BK, and he's recently retired after all this time and, lucky blighter, still with as good a head of hair as in his youth !!

Phill, Rose tinted glasses are always close at hand - I get some funny looks at Specsavers each year when I ask why they're not available in their list of options Regular SmileyRegular Smiley
    
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Postby Bugblatter » Tue 01 Apr, 2014 12:32 am

Hi Blakey. The chap you refer to as the driver is the one I was talking about. I can't remember if the incident in question was before or after one man buses came in.

He must have done over 40 years on the buses then.

P.S. I am also lucky enough to have held on to a full head of hair, although going a bit grey around the edges!
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Postby BLAKEY » Tue 01 Apr, 2014 9:18 am

Bugblatter wrote:
Hi Blakey. The chap you refer to as the driver is the one I was talking about. I can't remember if the incident in question was before or after one man buses came in.

He must have done over 40 years on the buses then.


Sorry Bugblatter - I think there's a bit of mistaken indentity here then. The conductor is the one sitting on the railing with his feet on his ticket box. The one standing is BK who, like me, was a "direct driver" - we had to do occasional conducting for six months but obviously not on the day of the picture which seems to be taken in Briggate (northbound) outside Marks and Spencer.
This was obviously before the former tram network of Middleton/Belle Isle/City/Harehills/Chapeltown/City/Dewsbury Road services were converted to One Person operation - practically the last services to be so treated. So you could easily have been given a rollocking by BK (not his usual demeanour I have to say) during his first six months in about 1970 ??
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Tue 01 Apr, 2014 12:40 pm

Get them specs on again Blakey.
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