It was very busy at work for a Friday we even had a meeting in the afternoon but i was rewarded by very quiet motorwayus which is mego weird for a Friday afternoon in the M56/M6 although it was all coming to a halt after Knutsford heading south but that is the same any day. I ordered up a new Australian tri axle decker which John Lidstone seems to have already got but there has been no email to confirm, perhaps they've sold out, they are doing one of the Chinese open top tour buses next. From this you'll take it that Buses mag was out today, more operators biting the dust but always a few more people around to risk their shilling on a new venture. Today would have been the right weather for Manchester or Leeds etc but tomorrow stills looks as if it will be sunny, places like Coventry, Hull, Doncaster come to mind even Dudley where winter sun isn't such a pain.
I've just finished the first of the two Austrian archive films and am burning the master disc, clips will go on Youtube this evening. Then I'll be starting the Vienna archive volume which again features some amazing early footage from the capital and some of the ancient stock which ran in the 1960s including the American cars. There is an amazing ammount of coverage produced by our friend Alan Mortimer taken around the capital of light rail, buses and the S bahn. Also we have rare shots of the old trolleybuses. A couple of links to recent Youtube archive oldie releases that i put up earlier this week just to keep the interest of readers on a wider front. Superb footage by Martin Rickitt.