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the three coach-seated ones for the X91 don't appear to have been named.

The coach saeated ones werent named one of the "normal " ones 2001 was loaned to london for a while and actualy operated round greenwich so you had both cutty sarks working in Greenwich indeed there are some official LT photos of the them together

2013 was used for various publicty stunts and was used on a private hire to crich

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Hi I am new to this site, but am doing a project on sheffield transport past and present and am intretsed in Bendi Buses. Does anyone know of any of the sheffield ones 'C' reg or older still in service with any operator or any in presavation.

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Hi I am new to this site, but am doing a project on sheffield transport past and present and am intretsed in Bendi Buses. Does anyone know of any of the sheffield ones 'C' reg or older still in service with any operator or any in presavation.

Thanks

Some may survive i ireland however it is not beleived they are in service

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Hi I am new to this site, but am doing a project on sheffield transport past and present and am intretsed in Bendi Buses. Does anyone know of any of the sheffield ones 'C' reg or older still in service with any operator or any in presavation.

Thanks

...some info here on the earlier ones......http://tgprojects.blogspot.com/2007/11/leyland-dab-articulated-buses.html :o

http://tgprojects.blogspot.com/2007/11/ley...ated-buses.html

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...I think these "Bendys" would have struggled to get round Sheffield !!!!!!...... :o

A bit like those tourist train that take you around tourist places, I went on one around the streets of Montelimar this year, I was convinced it would not get around some of the corners.

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That makes me think of the night ("knight?") bus, from Harry Potter, for some reason!

That bus was unique in that it was a tripple decker.

The comparison must come from its ability to squeeze through very small alleys and passageways.

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That bus was unique in that it was a tripple decker.

The comparison must come from its ability to squeeze through very small alleys and passageways.

See "Ducking decker" November 26th 2008 9.25 pm

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Another chance to see the Top Gear Bus Race, on BBC iPlayer til Thursday 7:59 pm 16/12/10

bus race starts at 18h:23m

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fys1m/Top_Gear_Series_12_Episode_5/#recommendSource=tv_homepage&recommendId=ef891368-9fee-47be-838c-7530cd348411.0

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Another chance to see the Top Gear Bus Race, on BBC iPlayer til Thursday 7:59 pm 16/12/10

bus race starts at 18h:23m

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00fys1m/Top_Gear_Series_12_Episode_5/#recommendSource=tv_homepage&recommendId=ef891368-9fee-47be-838c-7530cd348411.0

I can't remember if it was Evil Kenevil or Eddy Kidd in the 1970's who jumped a motorbike over 17 double decker buses. :unsure:

Someone else then tried to jump a double decker bus over 17 motorbikes and failed. :(

They would have made it but half way across someone rang the bell to get off lol

I'd like to see Clarkson and his chums try to jump a bus over 17 motorbikes

Or even a motorbike over 17 buses.

Or in Clarksons case, jump a Reliant Robin over 17 buses! :P (without rolling it at the other side!)

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I'd like to see Clarkson and his chums try to jump a bus over 17 motorbikes

erm...they DID! think it was an ex london DMS and it jumped around a foot i think before landing on the bikes he he

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erm...they DID! think it was an ex london DMS and it jumped around a foot i think before landing on the bikes he he

....and here it is !!!!.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzabYx4-aO0

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....and here it is !!!!.......

So who's driving the bus?

They don't give many clues from the camera angles and shots regardless of what the 3 likely lads in the studio would have you believe.

It doesn't appear to be one of them and it isn't even the Stig.

Must be a proper trained stunt driver, - crashing vehicles and jumping big heavy vehicles which were never designed to be jumped in the first place is specialised stuff way beyond the driving skills of Clarkson, Hammond and May.

I think Hammond found that out the hard way when he thought that a DVLA category A (car) driving licence qualified him to drive a rocket mounted on wheels and found out otherwise. :o

Now that rocket on wheels would have been able to jump over quite a few other vehicles, after all Apollo 8 jumped over the moon lol

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....and here it is !!!!.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzabYx4-aO0

Thanks transit i knew it was online somewhere just didnt have time to look!

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....heres an interior shot showing the bendy "hinge" on an early Leyland .........

great pic! I remember sitting on those seats on the "hinge" as a kid :)

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great pic! I remember sitting on those seats on the "hinge" as a kid :)

So what happens when you are sat on the seats on the hinge and it goes around a corner?

I get the impression you would feel as though you were sat still but that the rest of the bus is moving relative to you.

Very disorientating.

Probably not recommended for those people who suffer from travel sickness easily.

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