500 Group Annual Teesside Running Day 2019
#21
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Will 7401 be available to look around at the rally?

#22
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(27 Apr 2019, 11:05 pm)Adrian Wrote: Anything planned across the Transporter bridge, or is it closed for abseiling again?

H106 will be going over the Transporter this year - leaving the South Side at 12.35 and Middlesbrough at 12.44., returning to the Transporter at 13.20.

#23
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What times are the shuttles out of Middlesbrough Bus Station?

#24
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Let me get this correct

Is this an actual rally like the Howlands P+R one

Or is it riding about on old buses.
The description weren’t very clear

#25
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"Running Day" should answer your question.
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#26
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(28 Apr 2019, 11:33 am)TyneWearTeesGNE Wrote: Let me get this correct

Is this an actual rally like the Howlands P+R one

Or is it riding about on old buses.
The description weren’t very clear

Riding around on vehicles is the very point of a rally. This one is a bit of both with much better riding around than most rallies in the region, hence being called a running day.

#27
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First few photos uploaded from today - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...4824137742

#28
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Good turnout today, had a great time as usual.

Go North East's surprise of the day was of course open-top Volvo B7 6000. It didn't half turn a few heads! Glad you all enjoyed it - the trip out to Yarm was good for it to stretch its legs.

#29
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Now I've recovered...……

Apart from one vehicle cancelling at the last minute (The Bournemouth Corporation Tiger Cub for anyone who purchased a program), the turnout was complete.

In terms of routes operated, apart from a few swap rounds early in the day due to late arrivals, no runs were lost this year.....
However, issues with H106 did result in a few problems before its trip over the Transporter itself did cause us some issues - so anyone at the Metrocentre next Sunday, the 500 Group might end up turning up with 99....

And now we can begin planning the 2020 event...….

#30
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(28 Apr 2019, 6:22 pm)Dan Wrote: Good turnout today, had a great time as usual.

Go North East's surprise of the day was of course open-top Volvo B7 6000. It didn't half turn a few heads! Glad you all enjoyed it - the trip out to Yarm was good for it to stretch its legs.

Excellent turn out although a lot of people started to disappear around 1pm such as me as I wanted to get back home and watch the Manchester United vs Chelsea game.

6000 was my favourite of the day despite looking forward to seeing the OK Travel Coach and the United ECW Olympian.

#31
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(28 Apr 2019, 6:22 pm)Dan Wrote: Good turnout today, had a great time as usual.

Go North East's surprise of the day was of course open-top Volvo B7 6000. It didn't half turn a few heads! Glad you all enjoyed it - the trip out to Yarm was good for it to stretch its legs.

I think the run down the A19 was enough of a  leg stretch, especially with its surprisingly high top speed.

#32
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Really enjoyable day, and one with the sun on our side.
The trip to Yarm and back on 6000 was really good. The air conditioning works superbly upstairs! haha
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#33
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(28 Apr 2019, 4:43 pm)Malarkey Wrote: First few photos uploaded from today - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...4824137742

All photos now uploaded - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalarkey/

#34
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(28 Apr 2019, 6:02 am)GNE6312 Wrote: Will 7401 be available to look around at the rally?

It was. Thank you to Everyone that got involved with the Arriva bits. Quite enjoyed that! Sorry for not being able to take part in the shuttle. There is far too much red tape insurance wise involved. However we do have a plan for next year.

Bigger and better again next year. I may get a few depots involved next year.

#35
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(29 Apr 2019, 12:54 pm)Multi21 Wrote: It was. Thank you to Everyone that got involved with the Arriva bits. Quite enjoyed that! Sorry for not being able to take part in the shuttle. There is far too much red tape insurance wise involved. However we do have a plan for next year.

Bigger and better again next year. I may get a few depots involved next year.

Loved the rally got to sit in the cab of 396,7401 & 1922 and even got to start 1922 up, turn the I idicator's, turn the wipers on, turn the screen wash on & change the display board
So a huge thank you to the Arriva drivers and EYMS driver who made thus possible