Pride and Joy: My Amazing 25-year Journey with Brighton & Hove Buses - Best Impressions
Status: New - In 160 pages and with over 250 photographs and illustrations, Roger French OBE tells the story of the last twenty-five years of one of the UK's...... more
Status: New - In 160 pages and with over 250 photographs and illustrations, Roger French OBE tells the story of the last twenty-five years of one of the UK's most successful and admired bus companies, Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company. The book explains how the company was recreated out of Southdown in 1985 and the inside story behind its privatisation as a management buy-out two years later, as well as its sale to the Go-Ahead Group in 1993. As a serving managing director who has overseen the company throughout its contemporary history for the last quarter of a century, Roger French is best placed to reveal the secrets of how Brighton & Hove has been able to achieve the holy grail of consistent passenger growth every year since 1993. The book contains a full route history over the last twenty-five years, as well as details of the intake of buses and coaches into the fleet each year. Details of the acquisition of Brighton Buses in 1997 and Stagecoach's Lewes operations in 2005 are also included. Superbly designed by the renowned Best Impressions, it's the transport book everyone will want to own in 2010.
Oxford Diecast Oxford 1:76 Devon General AEC Matador Wrecker
Oxford Diecast 1:76 Scale - AEC Matador Wrecker "Devon General" 1:76 Scale Diecast Model with clear presentation box and removable plastic plinth. Part of the...... more
Oxford Diecast 1:76 Scale - AEC Matador Wrecker "Devon General" 1:76 Scale Diecast Model with clear presentation box and removable plastic plinth. Part of the Oxford Diecast Railway Scale range. Manufacturers Description:The Devon General Bus Company, in its familiar red and cream, started operating in 1919, covering the South Devon area. They had their headquarters in Torquay and later Exeter, operating buses and coaches. Nationalisation and subsequent mergers over the years saw the company's individual identity disappear and today it is part of Stagecoach Devon. The AEC Matador was manufactured by the Associated Equipment Company for Allied use during WWII. After the War ended, many ware sold on for civilian use as recovery trucks, showman vehicles and general contractor use. Oxford have already released several examples of these and this latest introduction in Devon General livery represents an AEC Matador Wrecker that the bus company would have very likely used to rescue broken down fleet vehicles. Our 1:76 scale model is decorated in the familiar Devon General red and cream colour scheme. The graphics in gold show it as belonging to the Engineers Department. The vehicle carries trade plates 199TT in red out of white on the front and the back. Also printed in white on the offside front bonnet section is a TOWING notice, alerting other road users to the job in hand. The fuel tank, door handles, tow bar and lights are masked silver. The rear flatbed section has realistic brown 'planking' - an area that also houses the crane, complete with hook and our detailed model is finished with a roof beacon on the top of the cream cab roof. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITEM IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A TOY, THIS ITEM IS FOR COLLECTORS. MINIMUM AGE RECOMMENDED 14.
Advantages: quicker than walking sometimes, my dad drives ffor another branch of this company Disadvantages: the price, nightbus service
...I rely on public transport to get me about most of the time. Sometimes I am lucky enough to get a lift with my housemate Frank but most of the time it is either Shank?s Pony or the No 50 bus kindly provided by Mr. Souter of stagecoach. So are Stagecoach Manchester any good or am I left champing at the bit as I wait for hours on hours for a non-existent bus as it has been cancelled.
...I would just like to write a review on Stagecoach, whose services I actually used today for the first time in about 4 years! I decided to leave Plymouth for the day, and go up to Exeter for a different experience - or so I thought, but that is actually the subject of another review.
In my own opinion, I personally feel that Stagecoach should actually in fact provide a coach for this service...
Advantages: Can be pushed along, looks nice Disadvantages: poor quality, figures won't stay in seats, really poor detail
...For Christmas this year Little B had so many toys and amongst them were lots of Hello Kitty ones and amongst those was this Hello Kitty School Bus. This is a toy which is played with a lot and I think that is more down to the fact that it's on a shelf in her bedroom rather than it being that exciting. It doesn't seem the best quality in the world and there is a lack of detail but Little B still...