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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1395 on: September 17, 2017, 02:21:57 PM »
17/09/17

07:17 X1 (SN66WFB 6833) Coventry Road/Sunnymead Road  - Coventry Pool Meadow

08:23 16 (BX61LNH 4840) Coventry Transport Museum - Binley Retail Park

Visited Bartlett Haulage's Depot for the open day - Photographs / video for my Youtube.

09:44 13 (SN64OCC 4995) Brandon Road - Trinity Street (nr transport museum)

10:02 X1 (SN66WEW 6830) Trinity Street - Coventry Road/Gilbertstone Avenue.
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58 - Yardley Swan - Solihull
60 - Birmingham - Cranes Park
99 - Lea Village - Acocks Green
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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1396 on: September 17, 2017, 10:20:30 PM »
17/09/17.

NXWM 6758, WA937A Kingstanding Circle to George Frederick Road.
Diamond 20856, 77 George Frederick Road to Walsall St. Paul's Bus Station.
Photographed in Walsall for a bit including @Isobel6725 driving 1843 on the A51 to Amazon Rugeley.
Midland Classic 79, Rail Replacement Walsall to Tame Bridge Parkway.
London Midland 170509, 2A63 Tame Bridge Parkway to Birmingham New Street.
Virgin Trains 390040, 1B24 Birmingham New Street to Coventry (train continued to London Euston).
NXC 4763, 12X Coventry Rail Station to University of Warwick.
Stagecoach Warwickshire 10727, Leamington Spa U17 University of Warwick to Coventry City Centre.
Photographed in Coventry for a bit.
NXC 4766, 12X Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station to Coventry Rail Station.
London Midland 350117, 2C28 Coventry to Birmingham New Street.
London Midland 323220, 2W44 Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton.
Virgin Trains 221107, 9M57 Wolverhampton to Birmingham New Street (train originated in Glasgow Central and continued to London Euston.
NXWM 4486, PB33 Birmingham City Centre to Kingstanding Circle.
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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1397 on: September 23, 2017, 03:49:29 PM »
NX 1767, 11, Wood Green Road to Walsall.
NX 4867, 51, Walsall to Scott Arms.
NX 1899, 28, Scott Arms to Hassop Road, Grindleford Road.
NX 4284, 52, Hassop Road terminus to Birmingham.
NX 4286, 52A Birmingham to Booths Farm terminus.
NX 4280, 52A, Booths Farm to Birmingham.
NX 4781, 16, The Priory Queensway to Hamstead Village.
NX 763, 54, Hamstead Village to One Stop.
NX 7024, 46, One Stop to Birmingham.
NX 4239, 127, Birmingham to Dudley.
NX 1770, 13, Dudley to Myvod Road.

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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1398 on: September 24, 2017, 03:49:22 PM »
NXWM - BY 55 - 1813 - Ward End to City Centre, Priory Queensway.
NXWM - BC 29 - 4931 - City Centre, Priory Queensway to Bath Row.
Walked to Colmore Row.
NXWM - PN X10 - 6713 - City Centre, Colmore Row to Bearwood, Hagley Road - via Dudley Road and City Road.
NXWM AG 11 Shuttle - 4230 - Bearwood, High Street (turned round in Bearwood Bus Station) to Dudley Road, Summerfield Park - via City Road.
NXWM WN 126 - 6778 - Dudley Road, Summerfield Park to Birmingham City Centre, Moor Street, The Bullring - via Dudley Road.
NXWM BC X70 - 4934 - Priory Queensway, Birmingham City Centre to Bromford Lane, Bromford Drive - via the Aston Expressway and Tyburn Road.
Local Routes,
NXWM - AG 11A, AG 11C, PB 28, BY 55, PB 94 plus one BC 70 and BC 94C a day in each direction.
Diamond - Tividale 25 and Redditch 28A.
Social Travel - 11C.
DTS - 11A.
Claribels - 55 and 94.
Green Bus - 843.
Plus, TGB 844, Igo 800 and NXWM BC 14 a bit further away.

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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1399 on: September 24, 2017, 09:34:58 PM »
Blackpool (23/09/2017)

NXWM - BC - 4939 60 Sheaf Lane, Mardon Road (Sheldon) - Birmingham, Moor Street Queensway (04:36 Cranes Park - Birmingham)
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VTWC - 390002 - Birmingham New Street - Preston (1S36 06:15 Birmingham New Street - Edinburgh)
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NT - 150112 - Preston - Blackpool North (2N92 07:23 Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North)
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BT (HTT) - 600 Tower/North Pier - Bispham (09:43 Tower/North Pier - Bispham)
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BT (HTT) - 715 Bispham - Thornton Gate - Tower/North Pier (09:53 Tower/North Pier - Thornton Gate/10:27 Cleveleys - Pleasure Beach)
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BT (HTT) - 621 Tower/North Pier - Pleasure Beach (10:?? Bispham - Pleasure Beach (Special))
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BT (HTT) - 713 Pleasure Beach - Bispham - Pleasure Beach (11:20 Pleasure Beach - Bispham/11:47 Bispham - Pleasure Beach)
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BT (HTT) - 621 Pleasure Beach - Tower/North Pier (12:40 Pleasure Beach - Tower/North Pier (Special))
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BT (LRT) - 014 Tower/North Pier - Manchester Square (??:?? Fleetwood Ferry - Starr Gate
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BT (HTT) - 700 Rigby Road (Depot) - Starr Gate (13:00 Rigby Road (Depot) - Rigby Road (Depot))
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Preserved BT - 554 Starr Gate - Blundell Street (13:00 Blundell Street - Blundell Street via Airport)
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Preserved BT - 364 Blundell Street - Airport - Blundell Street (13:45 Blundell Street - Blundell Street via Airport)
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BT (HTT) - 648 Tower/North Pier - Starr Gate - Pleasure Beach (14:08 Fleetwood - Starr Gate/15:15 Starr Gate - Fleetwood)
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BT (HTT) - 723 Pleasure Beach - Starr Gate - Tower/North Pier (15:18 Fleetwood - Starr Gate/16:25 Starr Gate - Cleveleys)
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NT - 156482+156443 Blackpool North - Preston (1U74 17:35 Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria)
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VTWC - 390157 - Preston - Birmingham New Street (9M59 16:00 Glasgow Central - London Euston)
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NXWM - BC - 4385 60 Birmingham, Moor Street Queensway - Sheaf Lane, Mardon Road (Sheldon) (20:43 Birmingham - Cranes Park)

Buses;
364 - Leyland Atlantean
554 - AEC Swift
4385 - Dennis Trident 2
4939 - Dennis Enviro 400

Trams;
014 - Flexity 2
600 - Boat Car
621 - Brush Car
648 - Centenary Car
700 - Balloon Car
713 - Balloon Car
715 - Balloon Car
723 - Balloon Car

BC - Birmingham Central Garage
BT - Blackpool Transport
HTT - Heritage Tram Tours
LRT - Light Rail Tram
NT - Northern
NXWM - National Express West Midlands
VTWC - Virgin Trains (West Coast)
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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1400 on: October 01, 2017, 07:25:07 PM »
Saturday 30th September 2017 - North West London Bus Trip
VT 390044 Birmingham International - Watford Junction
RTP 258 ADE40415 (Enviro 400) Watford Junction - Melbourne Road (first day of RATP on 258)
RTP 258 ADE40418 (Enviro 400) Melbourne Road - Watford High Street Station
RTP 258 ADE40411 (Enviro 400) Watford High Street - Harrow & Wealdstone Station
ML 140 VWH2218 (Volvo B5LH) Harrow & Wealdstone - Harrow Bus Station
ML 114 VWH2326 (Volvo B5LH) Harrow Bus Station - Queensbury Station
ML 114 VWH2311 (Volvo B5LH) Queensbury Station - Burnt Oak
ML 32 TEH915 (Enviro 400 Hybrid) Burnt Oak - Edgware
RTP 292 VHR45205 (Volvo B5LH/Wright SRM) Edgware - Stirling Corner
ML 107 TE1100 (Enviro 400) Stirling Corner - Barnet Church
UNO 383 602 (Enviro 200) Barnet The Spires - Woodside Park Station
London Underground Northern Line Woodside Park - Archway
ML 17 VWH2018 (Volvo B5LH) Archway - Kings Cross
TT 30 DN33782 (Enviro 400) Kings Cross - Euston
VT 221115 London Euston - Birmingham International

ML - Metroline
RTP - RATP London Sovereign
TT - Tower Transit
UNO - University Bus (Hatfield)
VT - Virgin Trains

Probably the furthest I have travelled in one day on London Buses and managed to go on Unos only TfL route and ride the ADEs on the first day of RATP operation

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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1401 on: October 01, 2017, 08:20:06 PM »
Saturday September 30 - a day in Milton Keynes

NXWM 4861 - 51 - 05:40 Scott Arms to city centre
LM 350263 - 06:33 Birmingham New Street to Long Buckby
(thought the xx:33 went through to London but this one doesn't - my bad)
LM 350123 - 07:27 Long Buckby to Rugby
LM 350376 - 07:43 Rugby to Milton Keynes Central
--- Wetherspoons breakfast ---
Z&S Transport Y985 TGH - 18 - 09:22 Milton Keynes Central to Bletchley
Red Rose Travel X514 UAT - 28 - 10:00 Bletchley to Central Milton Keynes
Arriva Milton Keynes 3732 - 2 - 11:00 Midsummer Boulevard to Newport Pagnell
Arriva Milton Keynes 4516 - 1 - 11:36 Newport Pagnell -
Central Milton Keynes - Newton Leys
Arriva Milton Keynes 3775 - 6 - 13:05 Lakes Estate - Central Milton Keynes - Wolverton
Arriva Milton Keynes 5008 - 7 - 14:50 Wolverton to Central Milton Keynes
AU54 ENY - 25 - 15:08 Central Milton Keynes to the Coachway (no indication who actually runs this route)
Arriva Milton Keynes 3641 - 300 - 16:05 Coachway to Kingston District Centre
Arriva Milton Keynes 2449 - 8 - 16:24 Kingston District Centre  to Central Milton Keynes
--- Wetherspoons dinner ---
Arriva Milton Keynes 3735 - 4 - 17:45 Midsummer Boulevard to Milton Keynes Central station
LM 350242 - 17:54 Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
NXWM 448x (I think) - 65 - 20:30 Priory Queensway to Stockland Green
--- lift home about 1am ---

I quite like Milton Keynes
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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1402 on: October 07, 2017, 04:35:21 PM »
7/10/17

NX 4287, 52, Hassop Road to Birmingham.
NX 4896, 45, Birmingham to Longbridge.
NX 4395, 49, Longbridge to Solihull.
NX 4503, X12, Solihull to Birmingham.
NX 4479, 52A, Birmingham to Booths Farm.
NX 1869, 28, Walsall Road, Booths Farm Road to Perry Common Road.
NX 4818, 7, College Road to Birmingham.
NX 7030, 52, Birmingham to Hassop Road.

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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1403 on: October 10, 2017, 06:47:18 PM »
Nice trip on some unusual buses on unusual routes today

3094*-4H- Halesowen
3088*( dart)- 002- brilliant bus more powerful than all the centros!!( urban 90 seats)
30880-002-Halesowen
30929-4H( seriously struggled to reach any speed, 5mph up hills
30409-4H
6108-9
6112-9
30120-4H- excellent bus urban 90 again

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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1404 on: October 22, 2017, 08:10:16 PM »
21/10/17 - Lancashire day ranger

NXWM 4860 - 51 - 05:10 Scott Arms to city
Virgin Trains 390046 - 06:15 Birmingham New Street to Preston
Northern 150115 - 08:20 Preston to Blackpool North
Blackpool Tram 011 - 09:07 North Pier to Fleetwood Ferry
-- Wetherspoons breakfast --
Blackpool Tram 015 - 10:37 Fleetwood London Street to Blackpool Waterloo Road
Northern 150144 - 11:21 Blackpool South to Kirkham and Wesham (+15 therefore just able to catch it)
Northern 156424 - 12:11 Kirkham and Wesham to Preston
Northern 153307 - 12:33 Preston to Ormskirk
Northern 153307 - 13:23 Ormskirk to Burscough Junction
Northern 142051 - 14:20 Burscough Bridge to Southport
Northern 142051 - 15:20 Southport to Wigan Wallgate
Northern 142007 - 15:55 Wigan Wallgate to Kirkby
Northern 142007 - 16:42 Kirkby to Manchester Victoria
-- Thought about going up to Burnley and Balckburn but around this point all the lines became flooded so most options went out the window - headed to Piccadilly for food instead --
TransPennine 350410 - 19:16 Manchester Piccadilly to Wigan North Western
Virgin Trains 390xxx - 20:28 Wigan North Western to Birmingham New Street
NXWM 4859 - 51 - 22:17 City to Perry Barr
NXWM 4866? - 51 - 23:30 Perry Barr to Scott Arms
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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1405 on: October 28, 2017, 09:46:09 PM »
Today - bus hunting and Wythall

NXWM 4857 - 51 - 05:40 Scott Arms to city
NXWM 6831 - X1 - 06:00 Brum to Coventry
NXC 6021 - 4 - 07:30 Pool Meadow to Arena Tesco
DeCourcey 568 - 60 - 07:53 Arena Tesco to Wyken
-- Just missed a bendy on the 4, so stayed on to the hospital without thinking about the timetable, turned out the next one started service in Wyken... And the next one from the hospital wasn't a bendy so eventually the next one was 6021 again...
NXC 6021 - 4 - 08:48 Hospital to Walsgrave Road
- Next 4 to the hospital was also a decker so went further into town -
NXC 4985 - 8A - 09:13 Walsgrave Road to Pool Meadow
NXC 6020 - 4 - 09:23 Pool Meadow to Hospital
NXC 6014 - 4 - 10:04 Hospital to Pool Meadow
NXC 4773 - 12X - 10:38 Pool Meadow to University
NXC 4770 - 12X - 11:22 University to Pool Meadow
Diamond 30405 - 82 - 12:00 Pool Meadow to Solihull
NXWM 4698 - 49 - 13:22 Solihull to Longbridge
NXWM 4698 - 49 - 14:35 Longbridge back to Maypole
Diamond 32308 - S3 - 15:10 Maypole to Wythall
Preserved SHA 431 - 16:00 tour via Maypole
Preserved EVC 244 - 16:35 tour via Wood End and Earlswood
Preserved F53 XOF - 17:05 tour via Yardley Wood
Preserved TOE 527N - 17:40 tour via Yardley Wood
Preserved JOJ 976 - 18:30 museum to Maypole
NXWM 4698 - 49 - 18:53 Maypole to Northfield
NXWM 6840 - X61 - 19:53 Northfield to city centre
NXWM 4779 - 907 - 20:25 Bull Street to Perry Barr

Well happy with today,
Had a good few rides on bendies, pretty much immediately found 4698, good Metrobus and Ailsa thrash at Wythall's twilight event, another last ride on a late 4698 (so another thrash)
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« Reply #1406 on: October 28, 2017, 11:31:19 PM »
Didn't take down any numbers, but I ended up covering some miles on Thursday after heading to London for the day, and I think I made good use of the 5 zones 1-6 travel card add on.

Walked from my house to Tipton train station
London Midland Class 350 - Tipton to Smethwick Galton Bridge
London Midland Class 172 - Smethwick Galton Bridge to Birmingham Moor Street
Chiltern Railways Class 168 - Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Bakerloo Line - Marylebone to Oxford Circus
Central Line - Oxford Circus to Stratford
Walked around the Stratford centre for a short while
Central Line - Stratford to Holborn
Piccadilly Line - Holborn to Leicester Square
Walked about for a bit and grabbed a Five Guys
Bakerloo Line - Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus
Central Line - Oxford Circus to Holland Park
Walked through the park and visited the Design Museum for a while
London United E200 - Route C1 - Design Museum to Shepherd's Bush
Went shopping at Westfield
Central Line - Shepherd's Bush to Notting Hill Gate
District Line - Notting Hill Gate to Paddington
Bakerloo Line - Paddington to Marylebone
Chiltern Railways Class 168 - Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street
Walked to Birmingham New Street
London Midland Class 323 - Birmingham New Street to Tipton
Walked home

Pretty good day out overall, a good break from the same old routes here in the Midlands and my first time ever on the tube or a London bus. Only downside really was the overcrowding all the way to Banbury on the way back, meaning I had to stand in the doorway for about an hour.

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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1407 on: October 29, 2017, 10:49:42 PM »
LAST THURSDAY'S TRIP TO LONDON - the dashes represents a divide between each individual whole journey

Virgin Pendolino       Birmingham New Street to London Euston
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Victoria Line            London Euston to Highbury & Islington
Overground             Highbury & Islington to Shoreditch High Street
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Overground             Shoreditch High Street to Dalston Junction
Overground             Dalston Junction to Highbury & Islington
Victoria Line            Highbury & Islington to King's Cross St. Pancras
(had to skip several trains due to overcrowding, thankfully the trains were streaming in one after the other!)
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Bus 73 (ARR)          King's Cross to Oxford Street, Great Titchfield Street
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Bakerloo Line          Piccadilly Circus to Embankment
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Bus 453 (GAL)        Westminster Bridge (Lower Marsh) to Trafalgar Square
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Bus 453 (GAL)        Horse Guards to Marylebone Road, Harley Street
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Bakerloo Line         Regents Park to Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Line         Piccadilly Circus to Covent Garden
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Piccadilly Line         Covent Garden to Piccadilly Circus
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Bus 390 (MET)        Oxford Circus to Victoria Bus Station
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Circle Line              Victoria Tube Station to Embankment
Bakerloo Line          Embankment to Baker Street
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Bakerloo Line          Marylebone to Baker Street
Bakerloo Line          Baker Street to Marylebone
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Chiltern Mainline      London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street


I'd also attended Wythall, though I shall save that for a different post. I think this one's long enough! :P
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Re: Round Trips
« Reply #1408 on: October 29, 2017, 11:05:39 PM »
@CL What departure did you catch from Marylebone? Wouldn't have been the 19:15 by any chance?

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« Reply #1409 on: October 30, 2017, 12:26:21 AM »
@CL What departure did you catch from Marylebone? Wouldn't have been the 19:15 by any chance?
22:10. It was a VERY long day! 😂
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