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Offline Leyland L60

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Re: Stagecoach in Northants 2018 happenings.
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2018, 06:23:24 PM »
dwarfer1979  -  the Euro6 Cummins ISB6 six-cylinder engine in the ADL Enviro 400MMC is a 6.7 litre unit producing 250 bhp, whereas the equivalent Scania engine is a 9.3 litre five-cylinder motor, also producing 250 bhp. I believe there is some collaboration between the two companies on current engine design, but I don't think it applies to these.

Offline Steves

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Re: Stagecoach in Northants 2018 happenings.
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2018, 09:42:55 PM »
The Scania DC07 is a Cummins designed engine of 6.7 litres - presumably the same design as fitted to the ADL E400s but all the Scania passenger chassis seem to be fitted with the DC09 9 litre 5 cylinder engine.  Scania seem to only recommend the DC07 for fairly lightweight truck applications.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northants 2018 happenings.
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2018, 01:00:31 PM »
Unless my eyes were deceiving me this morning 15401 KX04RCV  was freshly painted in corporate livery on the 50 in Rushden this morning.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northants 2018 happenings.
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2018, 02:17:14 PM »
Unless my eyes were deceiving me this morning 15401 KX04RCV  was freshly painted in corporate livery on the 50 in Rushden this morning.

15401 is the first of the batch to be repainted into corporate livery. 15402-05 to follow which will bring to an end the Corby Star livery and branding on operational vehicles. The Corby Star branding was first introduced in 2004.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northants 2018 happenings.
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2018, 09:09:03 PM »
15401 is the first of the batch to be repainted into corporate livery. 15402-05 to follow which will bring to an end the Corby Star livery and branding on operational vehicles. The Corby Star branding was first introduced in 2004.

I'm surprised that they're painting these given their age and that they're non standard for Stagecoach. Just a little nitpick, Corby star branding was actually introduced in 2003 with a batch of Optare Solo's

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Re: Stagecoach in Northants 2018 happenings.
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2018, 09:42:39 PM »
Why would you be surprised? Age has nothing to do with it. Stagecoach still operates 2001 era deckers in Leamington. the Scania's are our most reliable buses in Stagecoach Midland's. They all still have there original engines/gearboxes compared to the Tridents where their engines have been replaced.

The Scania Omnidekka is hugely popular and loved by the driver's and our engineering team. We have no plan's to dispose of them for many years to come.


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Re: Stagecoach in Northants 2018 happenings.
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2018, 07:48:27 PM »
Why would you be surprised? Age has nothing to do with it. Stagecoach still operates 2001 era deckers in Leamington. the Scania's are our most reliable buses in Stagecoach Midland's. They all still have there original engines/gearboxes compared to the Tridents where their engines have been replaced.

The Scania Omnidekka is hugely popular and loved by the driver's and our engineering team. We have no plan's to dispose of them for many years to come.

Chesterfield are withdrawing their 54 plate Scania Omnidekkas  which is why I found it surprsing and the fact that Tridents of similar age are starting to be being withdrawn across the country. Those Leamington Tridents are ex London and are amongst the oldest nationally. 

Judging by your post I take that you are a Stagecoach Employee in which case you will have better knowledge about the fleet than an enthusiast like me

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Re: Stagecoach in Northants 2018 happenings.
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2018, 12:36:23 PM »
15401 is the first of the batch to be repainted into corporate livery. 15402-05 to follow which will bring to an end the Corby Star livery and branding on operational vehicles. The Corby Star branding was first introduced in 2004.

15401 appeared on the X4 this morning, just missed a photo opportunity as it was just leaving.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northants 2018 happenings.
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2018, 07:25:52 AM »
The Scania DC07 is a Cummins designed engine of 6.7 litres - presumably the same design as fitted to the ADL E400s but all the Scania passenger chassis seem to be fitted with the DC09 9 litre 5 cylinder engine.  Scania seem to only recommend the DC07 for fairly lightweight truck applications.

exactly, infact Scania asked if their customers wanted the Cummins engine or the larger
Scania engine for E400MMCs. they chose the later.

Stagecoach must have had a further falling out with Scania....