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Post by Major_Tom » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:39 pm

..hoping you can clarify something transport related. I've heard that the wheels on the bus go round and round. Is that true?
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Re: Fordaholic Nick....

Post by D366Y » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:08 pm

I'd heard that the wipers go swish, swish, swish - is this also true?
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Post by Major_Tom » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:12 pm

There are just so many mysteries associated with these vehicles.
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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:02 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:39 pm
..hoping you can clarify something transport related. I've heard that the wheels on the bus go round and round. Is that true?
D366Y wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:08 pm
I'd heard that the wipers go swish, swish, swish - is this also true?
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Yep sure do

And the horn on the bus goes beep beep beep,

And the doors on the bus go open and shut,

And the driver on the bus says " You really think you're getting on my fucking bus without a pass. Fuck off!! What's that you said... No English... No understand... I'll say it again then... Fuck off.!!!" And put your face covering on !!! :wave: :lol:
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Re: Fordaholic Nick....

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:25 pm

Will the buses get armour when the war starts?
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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:52 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
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Will the buses get armour when the war starts?
Well Mr Tom, all the buses in London have"attack screens" which really fucking winds up the scum trying to batter it down to get to the driver :lol:

Oh and I have a, little torch too :wave:

But when the real war starts and the streets are full of anarchy and I need armoured protection to my bus I know who to call to "armour" it up with a few old metal bins and offcuts off mdf ....


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Re: Fordaholic Nick....

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:43 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
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Will the buses get armour when the war starts?
Well Mr Tom, all the buses in London have"attack screens" which really fucking winds up the scum trying to batter it down to get to the driver :lol:
Were things better with both a conductor and a driver? Or is their removal merely a small part of a much more complicated question?
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Post by Jasonmarie » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:58 pm

:lol:

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Re: Fordaholic Nick....

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:09 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
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And the driver on the bus says " You really think you're getting on my fucking bus without a pass. Fuck off!! What's that you said... No English... No understand... I'll say it again then... Fuck off.!!!" And put your face covering on !!! :wave: :lol:
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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:53 am

Major_Tom wrote:
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Were things better with both a conductor and a driver? Or is their removal merely a small part of a much more complicated question?
Conductors were great on buses Tom and of course were needed back in the day of Routemaster buses. No two ways or about it. And because they generally got respected they did a brilliant and vital job keeping the buses moving and great interaction with passengers. Imagine this now.!!!!! The driver had the easy part tucked away in his cab but just the fact it was a two person crew there was backup, unlike today when we are out there on our own. Was very sad when conductors were proper fazed out with the driver only buses. Most became drivers themselves but heard that some could not make the grade at the wheel so had to leave the buses and go work in Woolworhs or Our Price :lol:

They tried bringing back conductors on the new Boris Routemasters and called them Customer Relations or something stupid but this did not last 5 mins so no conductors anywhere in London now. They kept a few of the old Routemaster buses on "tourist popular" routes down Oxford St for a bit but with accident claims we have now this was always going to get scrapped. I remember as a, lad chasing Routemasters down the road then barely grabbing the pole to pull myself up and at some pelt too :lol: only to be called an idiot by the conductor but it was the done thing and as said there was much more respect back then. Oh. and leapjng off was even more fun before the conductor could get you to stand back from the edge while the bus was moving .!!!!!!

Tom even if they brought back some form of conductor now who the fuck would want to do it with the nature of people today. Jesus the police ain't safe from attacks nowadays so what chance would a clippy have. Mate the amount of threats and abuse I get is staggering at times but I got the attack screen. And that's just the kids :lol: :lol: :lol:

So in answer to your question yes it was better with conductors but only because times were better then too mate.

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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:57 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:09 pm
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:02 pm


And the driver on the bus says " You really think you're getting on my fucking bus without a pass. Fuck off!! What's that you said... No English... No understand... I'll say it again then... Fuck off.!!!" And put your face covering on !!! :wave: :lol:
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Post by andyd » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:36 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:02 pm


And the driver on the bus says " You really think you're getting on my fucking bus without a pass. Fuck off!! What's that you said... No English... No understand... I'll say it again then... Fuck off.!!!" And put your face covering on !!! :wave: :lol:
Well done Nick :cheers: You should get employee of the year :poke:

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Post by Bug » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:04 am

So? Are you saying that "To the Mayor of London and TFL, every fcuker matters!" :xd:

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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:43 pm

andyd wrote:
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Well done Nick :cheers: You should get employee of the year :poke:
Thanks Andy :wave: :)
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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:48 pm

Bug wrote:
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So? Are you saying that "To the Mayor of London and TFL, every fcuker matters!" :xd:
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Post by Major_Tom » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:37 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:53 am
Major_Tom wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:43 pm


Were things better with both a conductor and a driver? Or is their removal merely a small part of a much more complicated question?
Conductors were great on buses Tom and of course were needed back in the day of Routemaster buses. No two ways or about it. And because they generally got respected they did a brilliant and vital job keeping the buses moving and great interaction with passengers. Imagine this now.!!!!! The driver had the easy part tucked away in his cab but just the fact it was a two person crew there was backup, unlike today when we are out there on our own. Was very sad when conductors were proper fazed out with the driver only buses. Most became drivers themselves but heard that some could not make the grade at the wheel so had to leave the buses and go work in Woolworhs or Our Price :lol:

They tried bringing back conductors on the new Boris Routemasters and called them Customer Relations or something stupid but this did not last 5 mins so no conductors anywhere in London now. They kept a few of the old Routemaster buses on "tourist popular" routes down Oxford St for a bit but with accident claims we have now this was always going to get scrapped. I remember as a, lad chasing Routemasters down the road then barely grabbing the pole to pull myself up and at some pelt too :lol: only to be called an idiot by the conductor but it was the done thing and as said there was much more respect back then. Oh. and leapjng off was even more fun before the conductor could get you to stand back from the edge while the bus was moving .!!!!!!

Tom even if they brought back some form of conductor now who the fuck would want to do it with the nature of people today. Jesus the police ain't safe from attacks nowadays so what chance would a clippy have. Mate the amount of threats and abuse I get is staggering at times but I got the attack screen. And that's just the kids :lol: :lol: :lol:

So in answer to your question yes it was better with conductors but only because times were better then too mate.

All the best mate
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:19 am

Is Fordaholic Nick related to Fordoholic Nick on this forum? They both appear to have the same surname.... :lol:

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Post by stevemarl » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:04 am

Nick,
So in answer to your question yes it was better with conductors but only because times were better then too mate.
that was my first `proper`job after leaving university in `77 (had enough of `school`, homework, exams) 20 y.o. TBH, the happiest workplace I`ve ever known!!! My only previous work experience was temp. from Alfred Marks - squatting on the floor of a mens toilet at a warehouse in Ancoats (Manctopia anyone?) scrubbing big plastic containers 1st with Vim then paraffin (no ppe, great for your skin!) Plus it was summer & the urinal was blocked, 4" deep in stinking golden piss! Couldn`t believe I got paid twice as much (GMT was still council owned then - so decent pay/conditions) for just wandering around a bus taking money off people. Little old ladies giving you a lovely smile and pushing a couple of sweets into your hand.... not to mention the young women! The 257 I`d have done for nowt!!! Anyway, my point is, I did 10 years, `77-`87 at Princess Rd in the middle of Moss Side, a depot with probably 3-400 vehicles, 90odd routes all over central/south Manchester: in all that time I remember ONE person being robbed. Assaults were unheard of, if an object was thrown at a bus, it was a major incident, the service would be stopped for the rest of the night. That only ever happened on one estate, maybe 3/4 times in total (some years ago Stagecoach Bolton were losing 10 windows A DAY in the school holidays - and that from a fleet of less than 100.) I even did all night buses (still 2 manned) picking up the clubs on Fri/Sat: OK you`d very often have to make a slight detour to Stretford Nick (no relation) & get the police to remove non-payers (who ALWAYS complied, never once fought the police) and I did have a few objects thrown - but I never felt in danger: people were drunk but they were not like drunks are now - but then drug use wasn`t anywhere near as endemic as now. It was kind of like `Heartbeat` compared to `Line of Duty`. Happy days. Very happy days.
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Post by Bug » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:30 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:19 am
Is Fordaholic Nick related to Fordoholic Nick on this forum? They both appear to have the same surname.... :lol:

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