Firefighters tackle double coach fire to bring it under control

Coach fire

Firefighters have now left the scene of a double coach fire on Clayland Avenue in Worksop in Nottinghamshire.

Crews used breathing apparatus and jets to extinguish the fire which was causing a large smoke plume heading towards Langold.

Around 15 firefighters in total were called to the incident at 12.44pm on Wednesday 25 January.

Two coaches were involved but there were others nearby which were moved very quickly – helping to prevent the fire spreading further.

The service tweeted that the incident has now been resolved.

Coach fire

H149

A very dead ex Cleveland Transit Leyland Fleetline in a Barnsley Yard in 2005. It is H149 which was the one which lost its roof in a low bridge accident in Darlington at the tail end of the 1980’s. It was repaired with panels from a withdrawn earlier sister (H119) which had interior panels in the early style light blue laminate – which is why we went down to strip them out for re-use on our ex Cleveland Transit Bristol VR H106 which was being restored at the same time. A second visit a week or so later saw it reduced to little more than a pile of tangled scrap.

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One foot in the grave

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One foot in the grave -GCM 140E ex-Birkenhead Massey bodywork PD2\35 Birkenhead Corporations last 15 rear loaders and their first with air-brakes. Two of this batch survived the scrap man GCM 147 fleet No147E which became a cut down tower, currently in preservation and last reports stated it was having it’s top deck rebuilt. The other survivor is GCM 152E fleet No 152 is preserved at Wirral Transport Museum and Tramway. 140 is seen above at Southport whilst in the ownership of Liverpool Community Transport.