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roy one

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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2009, 09:09:37 PM »
hi 9teen48
                  thanks for the info i had got it in my head that three rings on the bell was an emergency stop  one for stop two for go and three put um through the windows i learnt a long time ago ring the bell to stop and stay seated until the bus stops i got up once to get off be for the stop and a car pulled out and the driver hit the brakes i ended up on the platform on my back side i was not hurt it was my own fault but i was lucky  
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2009, 09:24:36 PM »
The last time I was on a bus, there was a lady with a bag of money around her neck and a sort of machine that she kept strumming with her thumb. She rang the bell for me so I didn't have to exert myself. She also kept saying something like "tickets please". I just said no thanks I don't want one and got off the bus. Was she selling tickets to a concert she was practising for on that thing around her neck?

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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2009, 09:29:55 PM »
hi Phil was there a man walking in front of the bus with a red flag
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2009, 09:44:33 PM »
No but there was a horse pulling the bus.

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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2009, 09:51:38 PM »
phil that was not a horse it was my mother inlaw it was only till the horse got better roy
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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2009, 10:20:37 PM »
Roy,

You've got me thinking now about three rings !  One thing I do remember when we were kids on the bus and someone upstairs rang the bell about 20 times, that definitely was an emergency stop and we all got chucked off the bus !

Phil,

Nice to see the depots either with trams or buses, if we try we might be able to find photos of most of them.

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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2009, 10:46:08 PM »
Selly Oak and Cotteridge depots.

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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2009, 10:53:52 PM »
Here is Washwood Heath depot

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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2009, 10:56:35 PM »
hi 9teen48
                    may be you will know this the number 11 bus rout is the longest rout that w/t do  is it 22miles round trip when i was a kid that was a Sunday afternoon trip now and then  Roy
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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2009, 11:10:31 PM »
Hi Roy,

26 miles long, about two and one half hours duration and yes, a great Sunday afternoon treat to go all the way around.  I used it mainly from King's Heath to Cotteridge, or Selly Oak or Harborne on the outer ring and from King's Heath to Swanshurst or Acocks Green or Stechford on the inner ring, depending which relative we were visiting or as I said before, going with my dad to his depot at Harborne.

Here is a shot of the back entrance to Harborne garage in Lonsdale Road.

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Re: bus garages in brum
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2009, 07:47:28 AM »
Drivers used to bang the top of their steering wheel so that oncoming buses knew they had an Inspector on board.
Usually only one Inspector in any vicinity so if he was on your bus he was no threat to  other drivers who wanted a ciggie .