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Thursday 4th September 2008 ~ B10s Relegated

Today all three ex First D&C coaches were out on mainstream X1 work. They are currently restricted to turns which begin and end at Lynn. None have had their destination screens programmed yet and this must be a source of confusion to passengers. For example 20351 and 20352 were at James Paget Hospital within 5 minutes of each other at around 10.20 this morning, both going in opposite directions and with no display. 20351 did K3 which runs empty to Wisbech to form the 06.54 Wisbech - Lowestoft, then 10.55 L-P, 15.18 P-L & 20.58 Lowestoft - Lynn. This is normally a solid B12 turn, as is K17 which today had 20352 working the 06.27 Lynn - Lowestoft, 09.55 L-P, 14.18 P-L and 19.58 Lowestoft - Lynn. 20353 which incidentally has smaller fleet numbers on the front did K20 06.47 Lynn - Norwich, return light then the afternoon trip empty back to Norwich to form the 17.17 Norwich -P'bo, which it worked as far as Lynn. 20124 off J10 is believed to have worked forward.
The bi-product of this influx of new power is that 20105/118/131 were all relegated to Lynn schools work today. 20118 did not do K20 last night, this was 20121 spotted by Cheryl but not positively identified at the time as "it has numbers round the corner" as she put it.
Paul says 20127 is also now a Lynn car as well as 20131 so the two Barbies remain together.
20504 on K15 08.55 ex Low was swapped for 20502 off an exam at Lynn at lunchtime. 504 was due to have its air con repaired.
20106 returned to the area today being used on Y14 08.25 ex Lowestoft, as previously reported it has lost its Excel branding on the side and the back end has also been tidied up and the Excel network ad removed.
Tonight 20509 was exactly 30 late at Walpole on the 13.25 ex Lowestoft, the second day in succession that this service has been heavily delayed. The following 13.55 with 20103 was 20 late, meanwhile a broken down lorry on Guyhirn bank caused 20500 on K7 to lose 21 minutes on the 16.18 from Peterborough, it having been on time going over.

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