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JoshYouWerLad

Top IRL Bus Driver
Sep 1, 2016
108
66741 and 66740 some of the last buses I drove as a Leeds driver. Many bus spotters like 66741 because of its loud ZF gearbox and deafening Hydraulic Pump which creates a really loud wailing noise when accelerating. 66740 is a much better bus, nice ZF, smooth, fast & warm. 66741 has had work done to It in summer last year meaning it got re-panelled, injectors replaces and a new intercooler which solved the problem of it having no turbo boost pressure. Only niggle I have with 66741 is that it has a replacement massive Volvo steering wheel.
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TangoSierra

Forum Moderator
Content Control
Jul 1, 2016
563
It's coming up to a year since the infamous 'Beast from the East', which saw most of the UK under a thick blanket of snow and some rather freak weather for a week.

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Here's Arriva Northumbria's 7547, an Ashington-based E400MMC pulling into Gosforth Regent Centre Metro with an X22 to Newcastle.

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Arriva Northumbria's 4653, an Ashington-based Scania OmniCity operating the truncated X20 to Amble-by-the-Sea. The route north of Warkworth had been completely blocked by an 8-foot high snow drift.

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Facebook post from Arriva North East. Arriva voluntarily started to accept all operators' tickets for travel from the 2nd March, despite no other operator reciprocating.

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Alnwick 'MAX' services stood down following police guidance and multiple road closures. Photo courtesy of Arriva Northumbria.

All Arriva Northumbria services were terminated by 6pm, following an incident where a Sapphire E400 left the road at Nedderton and the worsening weather conditions.
 
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The British Gamer

is a Streetlite vegetable. I mean veg.
Dec 29, 2016
872
Arriva Thurmaston FJ64 EUC resting at Nuneaton Bus Station.
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KX60 DTU (36171) will be doing route 55 towards Coventry soon. This is the bus I am waiting to catch! The driver has gone for his break before departure at 10:40.
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Arriva Thurmaston FN56 CZS (2570) has been left whilst her driver had gone for her break.
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There will be more real life picture coming from me!
 

The British Gamer

is a Streetlite vegetable. I mean veg.
Dec 29, 2016
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