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Phil

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #242 on: February 04, 2018, 03:31:07 PM »

Well a single decker WMPTE stops at the village two miles away


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Is your village in an area that could have been covered by the old WMPTE or was it outside their area.
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #243 on: February 04, 2018, 08:27:37 PM »

Deregulation put profit before public service. The usual Tory mantra ::)


Bus routes Squire not Conservative thread, how did de-regulation increase profit . When it allowed other companies to have a bite of the cherry

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #244 on: February 04, 2018, 11:13:32 PM »
The original number 4 ran from the city, doing the city loop to Harborne.   It ran at the same time as the 3/3a routes and was discontinued in 1954.   As someone whose youth was spent on the 5/7 route, on a visit back to the city, I got a nasty shock to see a number 5 bus at Solihull station, but was releived to see it was a diffrent colour to the one i used to use.



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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #247 on: February 05, 2018, 10:43:14 PM »

The original number 4 ran from the city, doing the city loop to Harborne.   It ran at the same time as the 3/3a routes and was discontinued in 1954.   As someone whose youth was spent on the 5/7 route, on a visit back to the city, I got a nasty shock to see a number 5 bus at Solihull station, but was releived to see it was a diffrent colour to the one i used to use.


Thanks for that expat all good to know.
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« Reply #248 on: April 20, 2018, 12:52:40 PM »
Can you name all the Birmingham bus routes and their numbers from one to I think I seen a bus with 96 on it. But I don't think there are 96 bus routes in Birmingham but I might be wrong.
I think i'm doing this right as its just a bit of fun and something to do.
 
I will start with number one Moseley College arms.
Next number 2


I think the No. 1A went through Moseley Village and down towards Edgbaston Cricket Ground. I wasn't as frequent as the No 50, that was a great service and went into the city.

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #249 on: May 09, 2018, 03:46:34 PM »
Spud


When the bumber 4 route was instigated back in December 1963 the number 5 was quite happily doing the the Colmore Row to Perry Common route.
The registration on the 5A is a Coventry Reg, I wonder if it was on loan to Brum
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #250 on: May 10, 2018, 04:12:44 PM »
No it was the odd one out Birmingham registrations, VP, I believe originally intended for commercial vehicles.   This was one of the pre-war Daimlers re-instated to make up for a shortfall in buses in the late 1950s when the 51, 52 & 42 routes were introduced, travelled on it many times .   A total of 41 buses were relicensed.   I think VP was used with one or two of the very early buses (with two letters and four numbers) The only other with a VP registration were 1320 - 1232 the four 8feet wide Daimlers intended for Johannesburg but stopped because of the war which were registered FVP 920 - FVP 923 - they spent most of their later life on the ( - Quinton route.

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #251 on: May 10, 2018, 04:13:55 PM »
That should be 9 - Quinton route

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #252 on: May 10, 2018, 06:42:51 PM »
Hi expatbrummie, thanks for the clarification  O0