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    Hi all.

    The Llandudno Extravaganza isvon this weekend with the Transport Festival taking place at the Bodafon Fields, Llandudno also.

    I'll be taking my old bus (attached photos) to the Crosville Gathering Day on Sunday, so if your around come and say hello.

    Rich

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    What a fantastic old bus My old dad would have loved to see that. Why do you have a National Express bus?

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    Any details on where abouts this is mate?
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    Time/postcode/price etc


    cheer's

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    I went on a National Express bus in the early 70s as the main bus we were on caught fire
    So they moved us onto a safer one National Express

    Would that have been one like i rode on in the 70s?

    And that bus is mint condition

    My mate Tommy Kyte in Halifax has an old restored waggon that he took back to the company that owned it, first thing they said was "that thing still going?" o0

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    Oh i think thats where the term coach paint comes from as they sprayed them with coach paint i think

    Oil based if i remeber?

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    We might see you up there then Jos. We are spending the day in north Wales tomorrow.( I think Wales is one of the best place,s in the world)

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    Have a good day all you 'Day Trippers' .........................

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    Sorry guys just got on line.

    The postcode for the show is LL30 1YE. Its a good family day out.

    The links below will give more details.

    http://www.llantransfest.co.uk/

    http://victorian-extravaganza.co.uk/

    My bus was painted cream and black when she was new in 1970. There are only a few others of the same type in the world still in existence and they are preserved in the cream and black. Between 1973 and 1979 my bus was painted in the then NATIONAL livery of which I have depicted and remember. As National Express no longer use the double N logo I thought it would be nice to use it, so I asked my friends in National Express if I could use it. EFE have actually produced a model based on my bus with 2000 produced. They flew out of the door after production. Besides my other hobby of singing the bus and my Vectra are my other hobbies.

    Hope to see some of you tomorrow.

    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillydabrat View Post
    What a fantastic old bus My old dad would have loved to see that. Why do you have a National Express bus?
    Hi mate,

    I used to work with Crosville at one time before becoming a transport network co-ordinator with the local county council. Alas the Crosville name has gone like so many others and replaced by Arriva, First and the like, so I thought it would be nice to preserve a part of the bus industry's heritage as I suppose served my apprenticeship with Crosville.

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