Tuesday 3rd February 2009 ~ History is Made
What a difference a day makes 1 : 37570 heads east on Y14 12.48 from Peterborough in bright sunshine in contrast to yesterdays sleet. Walpole Highway.
What a difference a day makes 2 : 20107 rushes eastbound out of Walton Highway on the 13.17 to Lowestoft (L13) today.
It's 10.49 on Saturday last and here's an unusual view of 37577 departing Queensgate on J10.
Traditionally traffic at this time of year is light and looking back at my X1 diary I have made for several years, this is confirmed. Today however, was exceptional for punctuality by any standards. Only one service exceeded 2 minutes lateness and this was K6 first thing, which has become less reliable since it has been rostered to do a North Wootton local prior to the 07.59 Lynn - Peterborough X1. Today it was 17 late into Wisbech with 37578. Typical of today was K1 08.39 Wisbech - Lowestoft which was on time with 37574 and still on time when departing as the 16.01 to Peterborough. K4 was today's surprise with Scania/Wright 65526 out on the 06.29 Lynn - Peterborough. This evening a B10M had replaced it and it looked to be 20109. it was another good day for B10Ms with 20107 out all day on L13 07.45 Lowestoft - Peterborough etc, 20103 on K18 14.01 Wisbech - Peterboro' and very unusually 20104 on the following K3 14.31 westbound, this is diagrammed for a B7 but in the event of one not being available, it is inevitably a B9.
Geminis noted today were : K1 37574, K2 37577, K5 37569, K6 37578, K7 37576, Y8 37567, Y9 37579, J10 37563, Y14 37570, K15 37575, K16 37564 and Michael says K19 was 37565. Only b7 seen was 20353 on K17 while turns unaccounted for are J11, L12 and K20.