Bruce reports :-
A visit to Rowan Road at 11.45 revealed 65528 and 20121 still poorly, 20118/31 on contracts, 34933 spare and 34921 on crew shuttles.
Vancouver Avenue at 13.05 had 37572, 65532 and a B7R on No.1 pit
So K1 was very late at 15.34 but only 14 late to Lynn with 37570 at 17.48.
K2 was 20115 3 late to Peterborough at 16.07
K3 was 20105 3 late at 09.07 to Peterborough but on time coming back at 16.34
K4 was 20353 on time at 07.31 to Peterborough and 19 late at 09.23 but more of K4 later.
K5 was 37563 6 late to Lynn in the morning but near enough on time at 17.34
Y6 was 37568 19 late at 10.23 going steadily to Lynn
Y7 on time with 20106 at 09.04 and 7 late on its return to Lynn
L8 and and Y9 were both on time to Peterborough with 37566 and 37573 and I missed L10 as it was a B9 on time. But when viewed at lunchtime from Tescos at Hardwick 37566 appeared to be running on Y9s times with 37565 following hard on its heels on L10.However 37566 was L8 on time again at 19.08.
L11 was on time at 11.04 with 20126 but 13 late returning.
L12 was 20353 making its second journey (SWAP) to Peterborough (See K4) on time at 11.34 and completed the rest of L12's turns as well.
Y13 was 37577 2 late to Lynn at 14.06 and K14 37576 6 late at 14.30
K15 blotted its copy book with 37564 being 18 late to Lynn at 15.22.
K16 was 37575 on time to Peterborough at 13.34 but 15 late reurning.
Similarly K17 and 37574 were on time to Peterborough at 14.04 and 18 late returning.
K18 went to Peterborough on time at 14.34 with 37567 and then 37572 turned up on time at 15.04 with K19 (SWAP).
Now I knew K4 would have something different , having taken over from 20353, but while nonchalantly weeding out the front and pretending not to be waiting for an X1, nothing prepared me for 20123 - yes, 20123 coming over the flyover on K4
12 late on K4 at 19.22 heading for Lynn!!!
So ends a remarkable Friday: 1 Profile and 5 B10Ms
Andrew James says : "
make some X1 observations for you being that you are away.
All observations made at Kings Lynn bus station.
1332 LOW - 20126 - 17 LATE
1345 PBO - 37574 - ON TIME
1402 LOW - 20353 - 12 LATE
1415 PBO - 37567 - ON TIME
1432 LOW - 37577 - ON TIME
1445 PBO - IN FROM LOW WITH 37579, SWAPPED WITH 37572 - ON TIME
1502 LOW - 37567 - ON TIME
1515 PBO - 37570 - ON TIME
1532 LOW - 37564 - 15 LATE
1545 PBO - 20115 - 5 LATE
1602 LOW - 37575 - 10 LATE
1615 PBO - 20105 - ON TIME
- - -
1732 LOW - 37572 - 10 LATE
1745 PBO - 37568 - ON TIME
1802 LOW - 37570 - 10 LATE
1832 LOW - 20115 - 15 LATE
1850 PBO - 37566 - ON TIME
and more from Bruce....
When a B10M passes by the bungalow to Peterborough, it hits the gradient up to the flyover and the gearbox changes down very distinctively. The B12Ms never did this, the B9s don't do it and the B7Rs are powered by rubber bands apparently. Consequently I was roused from my pit on Saturday morning by a B10M going to Peterborough on Y7 just after 09.00. Looking at the flyover a B10 I thought I recognised was passing another one coming towards me. This proved to be 20118 on K3. A good start to the day for Bruce's maxim : Old is good.
Half an hour later L8 had 37575 and K4 treated me to 20126
Things got even better in my eyes at 11.04 with Y9 and 20106 and K5 with 20105!
Normality (Does it ever occur on the X1?) returned at 11.34 with 37570 on L10 and 37567 on Y6.
Mowing the front lawn ensured I saw 37576 on L11 and, as I suspected , 20123 11 late on Y7 to Lynn.
L8 was 8 late returning with 37575 but L12 had defeated me by running early with a B10M.
Y13 was 37566, K14 another B9, K15 37573, K16 37564 and K18 37565.
Patience was rewarded by L12 coming back from Peterborough 16 late with 20115.
In Lynn in the afternoon, 20109 was spare at 14.30 at Vancouver Avenue but appeared to have been used by 17.00. 37577 was seen on No.2 pit.
20351 departed for the coast on K17 and K1 had 37579 and K2 37572.
Rob Brooks adds, 37563 was the 1335 Peterborough - Lowestoft (K14)
Sunday 14th June 2009
SUNDAYS are not very special, so 37573 went to Peterborough at 09.10 passing 37566 going to Lynn. 37565 was heading west at 11.10 and the rest of the day was a procession of White Elephants.
UNTIL Tina went out to shut the chickens in at 21.10 and announced a single decker had gone to Peterborough!
Now at night I am on the wrong side of the road to observe registration numbers so at 23.05 I crossed the road, clad only in shorts, t shirt and slippers - I know I am completely mad but the X1 does that to you. It was 5 late, the X1 all awry , the destination twisted but I firmly believe I saw 20115. The number plate lights were appalling, surely not legal but I am almost 100% certain it said 615.
Rob adds that 37575 was the 15.10 from Peterborough.