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The Transport Museum successfully purchased 248 from WMPTE. On collection, it became the very first bus to enter the new site at Wythall.
It was also quite a week for vintage buses running in the city, with a Coventry Transport Daimler, CVG6 and WMPTE Leyland Fleetline taking part in the Festival of Motoring road run, another Coventry CVG6 owned by de Courcey Travel on the new 22 service and then that same Daimler alongside a Wheels-owned Midland Midland Red D9 and Stockport PD2 providing the free vintage bus rides over the weekend.
Sir, - The Rapid Transit Final Report of 1984 from WMPTE makes interesting reading now.
Prime observation areas for such a phenomena of No 50 WMPTE and Diamond buses are at Maypole and at the Druids Heath terminus where they gather en masse.
Following war service, Bob was a member of the Coventry Transport and WMPTE staff and became a traffic inspector at Harnall Lane garage.
A WMPTE spokesman said the service was not affected so far.
Condolences are also conveyed to the family of Phil Kilpack, a former transport inspector with Coventry Transport and the WMPTE and who served in the army in the Desert campaign, who died recently following a long illness.
Line capacity was naively and wrongly compared with standard (73-seat) WMPTE buses instead of then existing 200-passenger buses.
Photosales no: TWD111106XMAS-1' ON YOUR MARKS Competitors brave the cold to race in the 1981 WMPTE Fun Run.
When that happened and the WMPTE took over, 80 buses were taken out of the Coventry service, all the buses on standby for sickness and breakdowns were ended, quality maintenance was changed to short-term repair and scrap, the drivers and garage workers pay was eroded, all nonprofitable routes cut to the bone, and the three managers in Coventry were increased to 11, every one of who got more pay than the original three put together.
Tracline 65 reverted to normal operation because of de-regulation bus re-certification cost and WMPTE contract Sundays for Midland Red West.
THE large attendance at the funeral of Jim Stokes included 50 former members of the Harnall Lane garage and office staff of Coventry Transport and the WMPTE.
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