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Monday 5th January 2009 ~ Things Settle Down

Some schools returned today, but X1s seemed unaffected by the extra traffic. It is indeed a pleasure to report B9s keeping to the schedules at last. An unfortunate accident involving an 'Anglian' Optare Solo near Acle caused delays on the A47 in the middle of the day, but even this had a minimal effect on X1s at the western end. 20118 was out this morning on K4 07.29 Lynn - Peterboro' and this returned to Lynn where it was replaced by B7 20352. 118 then did another spin to Peterboro' on L12 10.29 ex Lynn - I'm not sure what it replaced, but I'm thinking it was 37568 as this later appeared on K20 17.17 Norwich - Peterborough, HOWEVER, Bruce insists J11 09.59 Lynn - Peterborough was 37568, while I swear I saw it with 37566 ! Something odd was definitely happening at this time as Bruce saw either a B10 (20106 ?) or a B7 on Y14 11.29 Lynn - Peterborough, but this turn came back with 37566 !
There were two other B10s out that were seen, these being 20103 on K2 and 20107 on the daytime part of L13 07.45 ex Lowestoft. Tonight though, L13 was a white elephant. K6 began the day with 37574 off repairs but this evening it had been swapped for 37577. Similarly 37578 off K7 was changed at Lowestoft for 37571. K5 had 37578 tonight, possibly after a Yarmouth termination due to the A47 accident and tonight it was dead on time on the 15.48 ex Peterborough which makes a refreshing change. One of our Yarmouth correspondents reports 20104 in a bad way at the depot, producing smoke and unable to recharge its batteries properly. 20123 remains here awaiting MOT. Todays B9s seen in action were 37564/66/68/69/70/71/73-79 inclusive.

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