Archive for the ‘Public Transport’ Category

Bus Preservation Society

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Today I took a short bike ride along the canal then Leighswood Avenue and Nortgate up to Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, for the first time since their move to Shenstone Drive. It was quieter than expected- given it was a running day and beautiful weather, but there were many events on today around Walsall, […]

 

Gee-up

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

This morning’s BBC breakfast was full of hype for the launch of 4G data. In theory this sounds great: mobile data has changed our world, from smartphones and tablets to remote telemetry, data logging, and security applications without the need for cabling. We can, at least in theory, stream movies or music, read our email, […]

 

The End of the Trolleybus

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Staying with the bus theme, I bought a copy of Classic Bus magazine to read at the airport, and it had this rather lovely short article and picture about the last days of Walsall trolleybuses that might interest some people. It’s a big file though, as a full-colour A3 scan. Walsall Trolleybus near J10 (PDF, […]

 

Mutiny on the Buses

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

As the lad himself has detailed, we went to Wythall Transport Museum. It’s a bigger concern than Aston Manor, and well worth a look: Andrew enjoyed himself taking the piss out of my new-found bus obsession, but then getting diverted by the really odd types with notebooks. I got to listen to some Gardner diesels […]

 

On The Buses, again

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

This time, I wasn’t driving. We went to Aston Manor Transport Museum‘s open day in it’s new Aldridge home. The new building is bigger and better for purpose, if not as impressive as the old tram shed in Witton. We had a great time: a look about, a ride in some lovely old vehicles, and […]

 

Notwork West Midlands

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Regular readers may remember this tale of woe where we were forced to spend time in a pub eating and drinking due to the inability to obtain a bus time, as the local online travel info service doesn’t include services by Diamond Bus. @thestymaster @diamondbuses provide their own travel info, via Twitter or at ow.ly/9UmQy […]

 

Not worth it

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Today, we had a bit of a walk out: a bus to Walsall, and a walk to Park Hall to visit the King Arthur, and then a walk up Sutton Rd and over the Beacon to the Foley Arms, where the plan was to get a 56 bus back home. Here, we hit on a […]

 

Malta buses again

Friday, June 24th, 2011

My dear better half pointed out this article from the BBC telling of the end of the loevely old Malta buses, and the rather nice model of self-employed drivers and cheap fares that goes with it. In goes Arriva. Oh Dear. Even without all the misty-eyed nostalgia and the smell, sound and experience of some […]

 

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

We’d been meaning to visit AMRTM for some time now, and a recent announcement on twatter that they’re short on funds due to cuts (cuts that have also seen Birmingham City Council start to charge for it’s previously free museums) reminded us, plus we were still feeling a bit tired from working over Easter, so […]

 

nbus Pub Crawl

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

On Friday, we decided to drop out on a public transport pub crawl, and try to bag a few more entries for PubBlog. We started in Walsall, and then decided to introduce a little randomness: we headed for the Cenotaph, away from the main bus station, and saw what was about. The answer was a […]