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Adam Dowling

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Cedrics bus fire
« on: May 12, 2011, 04:38:01 pm »
One of Cedric's Spectras went up in flames earlier this week, its not yet known which one. Here is a rather poor video of the damage...hopefully its worse than it looks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSODy8PXZAQ

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Re: Cedrics bus fire
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 05:06:53 pm »
That looks quite an intense fire - can't imagine it'll be repaired being M reg  :(

Looks like more Olympian clag up East Hill then  :-X

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Re: Cedrics bus fire
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 06:03:26 pm »
Looks like a big engine fire. Does anyone know if it was in service at the time, or running light back to Cedric's depot?
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Re: Cedrics bus fire
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 07:19:41 pm »
I would take an educated guess that the bus was in service.

Newspaper reports are saying Firefighters called at 4.37pm, but do not mention if the bus was in service or not.
http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/9018512.Double_decker_bus_blaze_in_Thorrington/

A 78X service is scheduled to run through Thorrington at 4.35 one way and the other so it is likely that this was one of those.
Timetable at http://www.cedriccoaches.co.uk/78x.pdf

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Re: Cedrics bus fire
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 08:55:22 pm »
Just found a picture of said Spectra....I don't think its going to re-enter service any time soon! http://www.flickr.com/photos/fwc439h/5719775740/in/photostream

As a result this Scania decker has arrived from Ensign as a replacement. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fwc439h/5719778110/

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Re: Cedrics bus fire
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 09:20:25 pm »
Do you think that N392OTY will be a permanent replacement for the Spectra. I can't see it, with the level of damage, and it being an M reg, being repaired. Those N-reg Scanias have been at Ensign for quite some time, so they must be dirt cheap. Wonder if there will be more to replace the remaining Olympians.
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Re: Cedrics bus fire
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 09:48:23 pm »
Do you think that N392OTY will be a permanent replacement for the Spectra. I can't see it, with the level of damage, and it being an M reg, being repaired. Those N-reg Scanias have been at Ensign for quite some time, so they must be dirt cheap. Wonder if there will be more to replace the remaining Olympians.

According to some posts on the Essex yahoo group, Cedrics rarely uses the Spectras in service, preferring to run the Olympians instead.

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Re: Cedrics bus fire
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011, 11:05:04 pm »
The Spectra which caught fire was M137 KRU. It is now withdrawn, and its led destination has been donated to Olympian K814 HMV.
A pic of M137 KRU is attached. It doesn't look too bad from the front, but the back end is badly burnt, and the interior is smoke damaged.
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John Podgorski.
www.busmopolitan.org

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Re: Cedrics bus fire
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2011, 09:26:25 pm »
I'm afraid I feel the last journey this particular Spectra will ever make is a one-way trip to a Barnsley breaker or to Erith. I suppose it's being cannibalised?
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Re: Cedrics bus fire
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 08:35:39 am »
There were 2 Spectra out on Service 78A Yesterday ( Monday 13th  June ) . i managed to photograph M133HPR in Queen Street , Colchester .
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