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UK visit to dodd selwyn motors belton lincs

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selwyn motors is an independent coach operator in the isle of axholme lincolnshire in the fairly remote village of belton between scunthorpe and gainsborough having previously done this yard  a return to barry dodds was called for so a slight detour on the way home brought me to saxon lane  selwyn motors is a difficult yard to find unless you know what you are looking for set back up a drive off the main road .

started by his father in 1939 selwyns is an independant operator run by barry on his own predominatly a coach operator although he did have a service route 292 belton to doncaster which has ran for many years and was a saturday only 1 journey each way shopping service using the double decker which ended in december due to a new rule where the buses have to have flat platforms for disabled/buggy access added to this a cut in subsidy by north east lincs cc this rural service doesnt carry enough passengers to make buying a flat platform bus viable and with 2 way travel  and isle doing the school contracts barry in his 70,s has decided enough is enough and was in the process of a re mot of the 53 seater to join the 49 seater available for private hire although 90% of the work has been done this vehicle still stands idle.

 almost every bus selwyns have ever had are at their yard many have been stood derelict for many years with trees and green moss growing either on them or around them refusing to sell his buses unless he can get the right kind of price for them it looks like a buses graveyard with the bus sheds and buses filled with all sorts of unimaginable crap.... barry selwyn dodd gives nothing away.

if you like this post check out my other bus posts.

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one of the original buses in the name of E.R dodd mwb 310 a 1950 bedford ob previously owned by roevilles of stainforth

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along with ex wallace arnold aua 435 J.. a 1971 aec reliance passed to dodds in 1976 

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435 stands at christchurch when she was in service with the saturday afternoon return service to belton

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 OJD138 R ...a leyland fleetline fe30agr new to london transport as dms2138 in 1976 stands at christ church the bus stands themselves now long since gone

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far from its london home 138 sits among the vegetation and assorted clutter in the peacefull lincolnshire countryside

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still with its original 292 blind now filled to the brim with clutter retired due to broken springs

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 hsv 126 ex wallace arnold passed to wray of harrogate joined selwyns in 1994 and 23 years on it still retains its wray livery this has on one occasion filled in for the metrobus on the 292

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90% completed 126 just needs a few more jobs doing before she can return to service

 

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DDB 169 C a 1965 daimler fleetline new to north western as 169 shortly returning to belton via sandtoft
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having been stood many years is in a very derelict state hardly any paint remains but uncovers it greater manchester origins008.thumb.JPG.91654a6dc63c833705fe7ef2fb5cf58a.JPG

another bus filled with crap

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844 FKX a DAF nothing else is known about this vehicle apart from it used to do selwyns contract to axholme school before the advent of 2 way travel sits derelict among its companions awaiting resurection.

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R681 WRN formally R60 RED a volvo 49 seater was selwyns latest and possibly final aquisition
leaves axholme school epworth on completing a private hire job for the school

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awaits its next job the majority of its work is now rail replacement jobs and occasional school trips out

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Bus-a-licious :). What's your story then @farmer.ned if you don't mind me asking? Did you used to work in the bus industry or are you just an enthusiast? 

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Nothing wrong with that mate, we all have our unusual interests -we are all on here for a start lol! :) 

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