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Easter Sunday 12th April 2009 ~ A Bit Of Everything

With the normal Sunday service I expected today to be entirely Gemini operated. Strange things happen though..... Firstly 37578 hit a deer last night causing some underbody damage and an air leak, so it joined 37576 at Rowan Road. Tonight 37575 failed with an adblu fault and was replaced by 37571 for the 19.42 to Lowestoft. Highlight of today though was 20107 working 08.59 King's Lynn - Peterborough etc. This turn finishes at Lowestoft. Second surprise was Lynn providing 20352 for the turn which covers the 12.59 Lynn - Peterborough.
37568 remained at Lynn garage all day awaiting repairs. There remains a mystery however, as two Lynn turns were not seen and in theory 37573/7/9 should have been available. The 17.18 Peterborough - Lowestoft should have been one of these, but it must have run very late or been cancelled over the western section as it was not seen. There is a possibility that its B9 failed and it was replaced by another of the three mentioned. Otherwise a B9 has disappeared !! (Cue cheers).
Going back to Good Friday briefly and mention was made of 37577 being spare at Lowestoft. In fact it wasn't and Matthew reports it as being one of just two vehicles which operated a reduced frequency X2 that day, the other being a Lowestoft decker. I must have had a brainstorm too because 37563/4 were also spare at Lowestoft on Friday which I forgot to mention.

1 comment:

Sam Wickham said...

Re: Fridays X2, the other vehicle was 34112 (at least on the 12:23 from Lowestoft)