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  1. 83G/84D

    83G/84D Established Member

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    The A17 isn’t that busy in the winter and runs fairly regularly and until quite late in the day. Thinking about it are the Solos ordered of a size that can fit into Mousehole?

    Presumably not as none are ordered with that route in mind. The A17 doesn’t need the smallest versions and the rest of the order are for services 22/50/51 which should be okay going down to Portloe regardless of model. A Dart and E200MMC will get down there (just)!

    I have not seen a confirmed list of Solo versions due and whether any will get into Mousehole but it will be interesting to find out.
     
  2. Goldfish62

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    The new Solos are too big for Mousehole. The smallest are 8.5m and the largest that can fit are 7.9m.

    In respect of the A17 it's one of the only routes that can take any size of bus, which is why the Scanias were latterly concentrated on it.
     
  3. LAIRA

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    11038 was at SPS on 23/10/18
     
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    Many thanks Laira.
     
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    Hi there

    I probably didn't phrase that quite right :oops:. I meant that if you had Solos that were small enough to get into Mousehole, would they be big enough to cope with the winter A17 loadings. I'd assume that there must be some A17 runs with decent loads, hence why they specified bigger Solos?
     
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    '6 short ones in fleet livery for 22/50/51; 3 x long ones in Atlantic Coaster livery for A17; 3 x long ones in Lizard livery for L1/L2; 2 x long ones in fleet livery for Helston lines' is the quote from First Kernow - behind the scences (fkbs?). No mention of lengths at this stage.
     
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    The short ones wouldn't be adequate for some journeys, I'd say. Whenever one of the current crop gets out on to the A17 it doesn't seem to stay out for long.
     
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    Any word on the fleetnumbers of those solo SRs, along with their license plates?
     
  9. 83G/84D

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    Agree with this,Mousehole size Solos are probably too small for the A17.
     
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    Unbranded Lizard East Lancs Lolyne 32756 on 231 duties this evening from Truro College to Falmouth Moor
     
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    From Behind the Scenes Facebook:-

     
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    Had a feeling 53860-5 would be used following on from the Bristol Solos. Thanks for that
     
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    Bristol????

    Baff, thank you :lol:
     
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    That’s where I meant :lol:
     
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    Pride Trident 33143 on the 19:10 87 service from Truro to Newquay this evening, making a change from the usual E400 MMC
     
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  16. 83G/84D

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    Also making a change from the usual E400MMC was an E200MMC on the last Bodmin to St Austell service 27.
     
  17. 83G/84D

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    Wonder why the new Solo fleet numbers start at 53251 when nothing after 53206 has been used previously?
     
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    They did get 53207-9 from Veolia (via Ensign) but perhaps a gap as they’re SRs??
     
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    Saw Trident 33242 (LT52WVL) this morning in Pendeen working the 10.05 A17 to St Ives looking very fresh in Atlantic Coaster livery with a full rear advert for The National Trust. Will be interesting if it will inherit a Northern Ireland registration.
     
  20. 83G/84D

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    Been around for like that for a couple of months. Thanks for the posting.

    I don’t know if it’s officially withdrawn however Trident 33151 has been at Camborne since before Christmas looking rather poorly. Doubt it will be back in service soon.

    I don’t do Facebook so can’t ask on ‘behind the scenes’.
     
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    Possibly the reason, I had overlooked the Veolia one’s as they weren’t in my old fleetbooks.
     
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    Only remembered as 53209 has only just arrived in Somerset from Essex ;)
     
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    See #7402 (page 247) '83G/84D'. They also advised in the last couple of days that Dennis Trident 33239 has been withdrawn. Apologies for forgetting to post that previously.
     
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    Thanks- 33239 has been at Camborne for nearly a week with a defect sticker on it.

    Wonder if any replacement Tridents will be needed? Lost the one that got toasted as well and 33007 recently withdrawn.
     
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    FKbs said no immediate replacements needed because of the winter schedule. 33239 has terminal engine issues,
     
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    One of the batch that was on loan at Bristol (36218) has returned to Yorkshire in the last few days.
     
  27. Blackpudding

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    The latest post on Facebook from FKbs

    'Our latest acquisitions are four Volvo Wrights double deckers.
    37058 and 37729 will be joining the open top fleet in due course.
    37178 and 37179 will join the fleet after painting.'

    37058 is a Volvo B7TL from Bradford with no roof following an accident.
    37178/37179 are Volvo B7TL from Glasgow.
    37729 is a Volvo B9TL from Leeds (Bramley) with roof damage following an accident.
    37058 and 37729 are to be additional open top vehicles.
     
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  28. ClawzOneThirty

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    Could the entry of these B7s and B9s spell the end of presidents/tridents in Cornwall?
     
  29. Blackpudding

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    No. They won't even make a dent and I assume the Volvo B7TL are to be used to boost the summer fleet
     
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    Indeed - it’s two additional closed tops so will barely be noticed.

    A 2009 vintage open topper - imagine that will have a long life in Cornwall. Naturally, there’s been a few accident victims that have ended up getting longer lives as a result. Think 34137 and 34626 were (did one hit the bridge in Falmouth?) and 32027 hit a tree in Bristol.
     

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