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Poll: Are you attending?
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Yes
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5 29.41%
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North East Festival of Transport 2017
#21
(29/07/2017, 17:39)idiot Wrote: Drove past and it looked empty. Hardly an vehicle's in attendance. I wouldn't pay in Sad

Quite frankly I found it very disappointing. I alighted from the E2 took a quick look and headed back into Sunderland. The NNRG vehicles looked excellent as always. Hopefully they'll be a better turnout on Sunday. Perhaps if the NEBPT organise such events they might like to bring some buses in future other than the static routemaster.

On a good note I got some good photos of coaches carrying Celtic fans and caught the gas double decker home. Five nil come on.

Charles
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#22
(29/07/2017, 17:56)Charles41 Wrote: Quite frankly I found it very disappointing. I alighted from the E2 took a quick look and headed back into Sunderland. The NNRG vehicles looked excellent as always. Hopefully they'll be a better turnout on Sunday. Perhaps if the NEBPT organise such events they might like to bring some buses in future other than the static routemaster.

On a good note I got some good photos of coaches carrying Celtic fans and caught the gas double decker home. Five nil come on.

Charles

Yes, and I thought they'd have had a lot more of their own stuff there today. I know it is a 'See It Do It' event strictly speaking, but NEBPT seem to have been doing the pushing for it...

I was going to go along today, but I am glad I checked with others prior to setting off. I feel sorry for the owners that have went along today to be sat by themselves, and I do hope that more buses get along there tomorrow to support. Otherwise what was promised to be "what we've wanted for years", will have become the biggest flop in years. 

I do appreciate that this was a 'transport' event and not a 'buses' event, but I hear the turnout was actually low across the board?
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#23
(29/07/2017, 17:52)Jimmi Wrote: I would have thought, it would be busier tomorrow as I would have thought people would be more likely to attend on a Sunday as less people work Sundays than Saturdays. Apparently some buses that aren't there today will be in attendance tomorrow including gas Scania / E400 MMC demonstrator 80036 / DD16GAS. Don't think I'll bother myself tomorrow.

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I won't be going either I seem to Enjoy going on these Dales Bus outings instead.

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#24
Just seen a photo on the NEBPT Facebook page for today and it looks very bare in terms of vehicle and spectator turnout, don't know what time the photo was taken but it looks a complete ghost town.

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#25
Just been in, there’s a few more buses today in addition to yesterday

DD16 GAS
RDC 106R
EJR 111W
GBB 516K
UVK 290T
YFY 4M
CKB 166X
FBR 53D
SCN 838S


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#26
(30/07/2017, 13:33)TEN 6083 Wrote: Just been in, there’s a few more buses today in addition to yesterday

DD16 GAS
RDC 106R
EJR 111W
GBB 516K
UVK 290T
YFY 4M
CKB 166X
FBR 53D
SCN 838S


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Today was much better than yesterday - plenty of spectators in the field and the heritage tours I saw were pretty full.  Could have done with more buses & other vehicles on display but hopefully the event will grow over time, if it continues.

Anyone know if EJR110W and SCN250S are working condition?  Haven't heard of them attending any of the rallies for a good while.
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#27
(30/07/2017, 18:16)stagecoachbusdepot Wrote: Today was much better than yesterday - plenty of spectators in the field and the heritage tours I saw were pretty full.  Could have done with more buses & other vehicles on display but hopefully the event will grow over time, if it continues.

Anyone know if EJR110W and SCN250S are working condition?  Haven't heard of them attending any of the rallies for a good while.

SCN250S was sold... last I heard it was in the Merseyside area. EJR110W is in THV's shed at Felling, but I believe there is quite a bit of work that needs doing on it? 

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#28
(30/07/2017, 18:21)Adrian Wrote: SCN250S was sold... last I heard it was in the Merseyside area. EJR110W is in THV's shed at Felling, but I believe there is quite a bit of work that needs doing on it? 

RBZ 5459 should be able to expand on my vagueness. Smile

That's right Adrian. Hasn't been seen for quite a while SCN250S, but it is in storage somewhere in Merseyside after being sold - had some rather horrific blue seat trim fitted to it. Was a cracking Atlantean.

EJR110W is in storage at the back of the shed, looks in good nick but needs quite a bit of money spent on the underneath. It's owned by Trevor who owns Busways Dart 1723.
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