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1963 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX by Alexander for Midland Red

1963 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX in Look at Life: Down Town, Documentary, 1965 IMDB

Class: Bus, Double-deck — Model origin: UK

1963 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX by Alexander for Midland Red

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johnfromstaffs EN

2018-01-15 14:44

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BMMO D10, Or one of the later Daimlers classed as DD11 then D11.
The lack of sliding vents in the front window suggests the Fleetline.

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dsl SX

2018-01-15 15:03

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If same bus station as other shots, may be Manchester??

johnfromstaffs EN

2018-01-15 15:12

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Rackham’s?

dsl SX

2018-01-15 15:57

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Must be Brum then. There's a few other Rackhams elsewhere, including Altrincham, Sheffield, Bradford, Skipton etc but these seem to 1970s renamings of other older stores - http://www.housefraserarchive.ac.uk/company/?id=c2600

johnfromstaffs EN

2018-01-15 16:59

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Looks like the dim and miserable Digbeth bus station to me.
I don’t think that the two D10s spent much time in Birmingham, so possibly Fleetline/Alexander is the answer.
Still away from the books, unfortunately.

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SteveA EN

2018-01-15 18:55

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I would love it to have been one of the D10s, but it isn't. http://midlandred.net/pix/bmmo/d10/4943/02w.jpg - look at the brightwork and the shape of the door, compare this of a Fleetline: Link to "www.old-bus-photos.co.uk" . Also the underfloor engined D10 was proportioned differently from the DD11 Daimler Fleetline - how about this brilliant comparison? albeit with a D-reg Fleetline not the original batch - https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1151/5100586676_38dd7d8cb3_b.jpg .
I wondered briefly about the Manchester connection, and speculated that if you accept it's a not a D10, what about Lancashire United, Manchester Corporation......I discounted Ribble as too dark a red. Looking at the (indistinct) fleet number I'd be happy with it as an Alexander bodied Daimler Fleetline from the original Midland Red batch (which was fifty strong, 5245-94 (5245-94HA), new in 1963. Many of the batch later found its way to Oxford-South Midland, where I regularly rode them alongside Oxford's native extra lowheight Fleetlines.

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dsl SX

2018-01-15 19:43

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Another of them at /vehicle.php?id=728250

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