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They seemed a very good product and very easy to drive. A small bus company in Devon had an ex London Transport one.
As part of training I arranged for this bus to be used for rescue purposes.
The idea was that the bus had crashed and the only way to remove the 'passengers', played by uncooperative firemen, was out through the upper deck emergency window. It was hilarious at times.
However, the icing on the cake was that I was allowed to drive the bus back, via a town centre and back to its garage.
I'm pretty sure that Weymann's factory in Bickenhill/Elmdon closed in 1966,
although I was told by a friend some years ago who had worked there that
the building was still there.
Clarification of the exact year of closure would be nice - I can't find anything
on the Internet.
Incidentally, if you look at the Metrobus MCW logo, it looks very similar
if inverted. The intention was for the steering wheel logo to appear the same
either way up, but it was an impossible task to get the letter C right
I was told by that friend that if you went along the footpath in Bickenhill Lane not far from
where the old Maglev bridge crossed the road and looked over the wall to the lower level
you could see the old works. I was always under the impression that the NEC was built over
the site, but as I only ever went down Bickenhill Lane by car, I never got to have a look.
At the time I lived in Smiths Wood, but as I now live in Scratby on the Norfolk coast I doubt
very much if I will ever get to see it !