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Thursday 14th May 2009 ~ A Bit of History

Many will remember 20140 in Green Line livery as depicted here in 2001. Photo by John Wilson
20118 in Lynn bus station on August 10th 1998. Photo : John Wilson

John W was in touch today and says " I met B10M 20118 several times on Tuesday on local 43 duties - this reminded me of when I first saw the vehicle at Lynn. I believe this may have been the only time a City Saver liveried B10 was given a run on the then X-94 route before receiving the red and cream coach livery.
Although not a photo man, I did take a pic of that, and you may like to have a look. My extensive bus pics( I have about 7!) also includes what became 20140 when in Greenline livery. The dates were 10 Aug 98 for N618 APU and Sept 2001 for R342 GHS".
Nice to have a look back John, your knowledge is as always much appreciated and thanks for sharing with us.
20140 was of course withdrawn a couple of years back with fire damage - it caught fire on an X1 on Nar Ouse Way one evening, less than a mile away from its destination. 20118 is still a regular in this blog of course. It is usually to be found on Hunstanton schools duties now, but still gets an occasional X1 outing. It is due an MOT next week.
Whilst on the subject of B10Ms, 20121 expired with a flat battery at Sedgeford this morning during its school diagram. It is now back at Lynn being repaired.
So to the X1 service itself and there were two unscheduled swaps today. Firstly 37579 was removed from L8 10.35 Peterborough - Lowestoft this morning and replaced by B7 20353 which itself had been stopped with a suspension fault. Secondly 37566 on K2 was taken off at Lynn at 15.40 with a smashed rear destination glass and replaced by repaired 37579. Thanks to Andy for the gen on 566. It was in Vancouver Avenue having new glass fitted tonight. B10Ms on X1 duty today were 20104 on L12 and 20107 on K14. B7 20352 came out of Yarmouth on Y13 today, it was seen departing Wisbech at 13.56 spot on time with the lady driver formerly known as late !

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