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Re: Re: Nottingham Transport Centre fire

Needless to mention our sympathy goes to those in the Nottingham Transport Centre Fire. It is one thing that scares the hell out of us, namely arsonists. I do not know what the answer in this modern world is as there are scumbags out there who will destroy a lifetime of work and in many ways are no different to the person who is trying to destroy this discussion forum.

If Simon Lang reads this and if they have had Atlanteans destroyed I am sure we would consider donating one of our Nottingham Atlanteans to them to help them. All ours are in good nick and would need very little work and would certainly drive over.

But nothing can repair the damage caused and the terrible thing is that money is no use. These vehicles are priceless and cannot be replaced. As someone who has suffered badly from vandalism they have my complete sympathy. Michael Grimes

Re: Re: Re: Nottingham Transport Centre fire

This is dreadful news, and a constant worry for any preservation group/preservationalist. And sadly it is unpreventable, as scumbags will find a way to destroy anything no matter how secure it is.

Sympathies from the Motor Vehicle Preservation Society of Ireland go to the Nottingham Transport Center.

Re: Nottingham Transport Centre fire

Just to add to the details above a full list of the buses destroyed is now known. A 1970 Nottingham Leyland Atlantean was also destroyed as was a Plaxton bodied Bedford. An AEC Reliance that was held for spares also met its end. The Nottingham AEC Renown was particularly rare as it had a full height body (most Renowns were fitted with low height bodies)and was one of only two survivors to this specification,I was emailed a photo of the remains which consists of the bonnet area while all that remains of the body is the pillars and a heap of twisted seat frames. Although the Albion Lowlander was very severely damaged there is a very faint glimmer of hope that it could be saved by a major rebuild, most of the damage is to the upper deck.