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Post  Blakeyhammer on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:10 am

Started at 5 this morning, 770 to Leeds. Only made it to Boston Spa before the B10 decided it didn't want to use any of its gears. Fitters arrived after about an hour, much shaking of head and it was left there to be recovered.

Got back to Harrogate, had a break and then set sail on the 0935 36 to Leeds.

Got caught in the snow, eventually got back at 1535.

Though I thought I'd got stuck permanently at Lidl in Chapel Alerton, when the back end slid round between 2 sets of railings. 15 - 20 mins later, a LCC Gritter arrived and they spread a load in front and shovelled a load under the wheels and it drove straight out.

Bless the punters, they had a whip round which amounted to £37.81

Perfect end to the trip when a Man Utd fan tried to board at a drop off stop and was sent on his way with "Oh, by the way, 4 - 0 to the Cockney Boys!!" Didn't go down well, made me smile though.
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Post  The Evil Bus Driver on Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:50 am

Lol that's what you have to say to Manchester United fans. Either that or 1-0 to Manchester City...


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Post  Blakeyhammer on Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:07 pm

Well they won't be going anywhere for the next couple of days ;o)

Just uploaded this pic of my stuckness


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Post  Pukerlicious on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:09 pm

Fail Laughing

Did you actually hit the railings or just strategically placed it in that position? Razz
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Post  Blakeyhammer on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:01 pm

Just caught the first set, barely a mark on the bodywork.

The set the otherside though would have ripped the back end to pieces so thought it best to stop.

Once the grit was down though, it drove straight out.
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Post  The Evil Bus Driver on Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:33 am

Our lot bought about 30 sets of snow chains and fitted them to the Tridents, which were sent out double manned. Why they picked those grotty old things when there are nice warm Swedish designed Scanias with traction control I don't know...
One bus went on to demolish a bus stop and another had them ping off a couple of times.
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Post  Bristol LH on Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:48 pm

Traction control..Doesn't work in snow. Been driving a 60 plate Transit LWB 3.5 tonner fitted with it, and it was going bonkers, and had bugger all grip

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Post  Haggis on Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:05 am

Fortunately we have been able to continue with our contracts although the schools have maybe ran a little late.... Rolling Eyes We have also been contracted to shuttle air passengers from GlasgowAirport to Aberdeen Airport by Easy Jet and also a load of Rail Replacement for First Scotrail, so business is booming despite all this nasty weather.... Laughing Hope every one is nice and warm and staying safe... Cool Cool

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Post  Sheep on Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:29 pm

Had an assload of snow here the friday before last - I was on cardiff schools.. had them all dropped off by 4, back in the yard by 4.55 as I was going back against the flow of traffic for most of the way, and was home at 6.. so all in all about an hour and a half late! Still, it wasn't much fun driving a manual DAF from the 80s with lockyup brakes.

It's more in the last two or three days it's been a problem, all the snow in the yard has compacted to ice and it rained a tonne on friday night, which froze overnight... was parking a B10M up yesterday morning and started sliding sideways, eek!

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Post  Haggis on Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:40 pm

More freeking snaw forecast forus over night and into late morning.... Shocked Shocked

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Post  Bristol LH on Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:12 pm

Global warming? A load of steaming bullshit!

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Post  Blakeyhammer on Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:43 pm

Bristol LH wrote:Global warming? A load of steaming bullshit!

I had to scrape 6" of Global Warming off me car the other day
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Post  Bristol LH on Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:14 am

Only 6 inches? This is 2 real winters on the trot for the UK...

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Post  Haggis on Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:18 am

The school bus is parked up and going no where fast, stupid cow of head teacher said the school will remain open despite no service buses in the village for 2 hours now, the other school bus is stranded on the hill... Yeah so when the school comes out when ever it does now the bus aint going no where fast.... Cool Cool Cool Did try to tell her but she aint wanting to know!! Cool Cool Its been snowing very heavy now since 8am and still coming down thick n fast.... sunny santa

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Post  WOLVERINE /// on Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:32 pm

Went in and done bugger all 2 day,as our buses were called back in.They done a few specials later on at night but had the chance 2 go home early so chose that.Will lose out money wise cos i fancied going home. But couldn't be bothered driving even though it wasn't the full route.
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Post  Haggis on Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:13 am

All our schools are shut today so i still have the mini bus and the work has my car... Very Happy Very Happy Cars abandoned all over the village, still no snow plough or gritter been in, a couple of wee tractors cleared some snow but its sheer ice underneath, Arriva have still suspended their services... Renfrewshire Council fucked up as usual.... Neutral Neutral

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Post  Daisy Dart on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:20 am

The Evil Bus Driver wrote:Our lot bought about 30 sets of snow chains and fitted them to the Tridents, which were sent out double manned. Why they picked those grotty old things when there are nice warm Swedish designed Scanias with traction control I don't know...
One bus went on to demolish a bus stop and another had them ping off a couple of times.

Wow! Warm Scanias!! Most of our Scanias are like mobile fridges at the moment. Everyone now wants to drive Darts, as they are the warmest buses at our depot.

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Post  The Evil Bus Driver on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:31 am

Yeah. Sometimes they are too warm. I was driving one in shirt sleeves the other day and it was minus 2 outside.

Here is my picture of my walk to work along Davigdor Road in Hove. The snow was about 8 inches deep in places and for most of it was coming into my boots from the top...


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Post  Haggis on Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:43 pm

Another day tomorrow stuck at home baby sitting the school bus... Schools shut again, still no service buses and no gritters or ploughs.... Neutral Neutral

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Post  Bristol LH on Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:54 am

Hope the burrow is well stocked with chocolate...

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Post  macllain on Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:06 am

Daisy Dart wrote:
The Evil Bus Driver wrote:Our lot bought about 30 sets of snow chains and fitted them to the Tridents, which were sent out double manned. Why they picked those grotty old things when there are nice warm Swedish designed Scanias with traction control I don't know...
One bus went on to demolish a bus stop and another had them ping off a couple of times.

Wow! Warm Scanias!! Most of our Scanias are like mobile fridges at the moment. Everyone now wants to drive Darts, as they are the warmest buses at our depot.
All out L94's are all warm, well with the square wright body, the smilies are fridges. Just too many places for the heat to escape! The L113's are just horrific, windows freezing up as you drive with full demisters on and the bus in first gear for 20 mins.

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Post  The Evil Bus Driver on Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:42 pm

Someone showed me this. Thought it might be worth a laugh... What gets me is it's snowing so lets divert a load of buses up a steep hill. Hmmm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTnSbXdI4do
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Post  Bristol LH on Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:03 am

Could be worse, could be that nutter going round Brighton singing 'Bird is the Word'

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Post  The Evil Bus Driver on Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:24 pm

Bristol LH wrote:Could be worse, could be that nutter going round Brighton singing 'Bird is the Word'

Indeed. I would have to hunt them down and kill them.
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Post  Bristol LH on Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:44 pm

Looks like part of the vid was filmed on a "Benson's" bus!

Why dont go Backwards paint all the buses gold, so they can be called the fags buses...LOL

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