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14/07/2009

Tuesday 14th July 2009 ~ Bang Bang the Mighty Fall

This evening the number of available B9 Geminis had dropped to unlucky 13 and with just two B7s on the road, the rest of the week looks interesting with at least four additional vehicles to find. Today there was no sign of the Alexander Royale Volvo 34108, but apparently 34109 is next to have tacho work completed.
37573 is confirmed as being at Volvo, Norwich for remedial work after its turbocharger was declared unserviceable. This meant that K1 from Lynn to Yarmouth last night was indeed 20105 as we'd expected. Some services from the coast changed vehicles at Lynn today. L12 looks to have arrived with 20105 and 20107 then worked forward at 11.15 to Peterborough. Then at lunchtime 20352 on L10 was taken off and Andy says 20105 which had fitted in a trip to Hunstanton continued as the 13.02 to Lowestoft and Rob Brooks reports it working throughout on the 16.25 Lowestoft - Peterborough.
Mark C says that 20123 was in trouble again today - believed to be overheating as before - and was taken off K16 at King's Lynn with 20118 doing the 13.15 to Peterborough. On arrival at Lynn on the return, a refreshed 20123 was once again provided to work through to Lowestoft.
There was one final change of vehicle reported by AJ, 37576 on K19 16.05 ex Peterborough was in trouble at Terrington and after slowing to 20mph there was a bang and some black smoke and it then regained speed only to be diagnosed with a failed turbocharger on arrival at King's Lynn. Profile 20352 was called upon to take over the turn. This leaves 37570/1/3/6 all out of service.
Other coaches on the road today were 20103 on Y13 and 20353 on Y7. At least the controllers had one bit of good news today, 37565 was out again for the ninth successive day !
37575 has gained the 'Land of the Lost' advert, perhaps this should read 'Land of the Lost Geminis' ?
Thanks to everyone who supplied information today. Anyone who wants to catch up with the latest workings can take a look at the chart updated to today online at
http://gerards-buses-and-things.moonfruit.com/#/files/4531325751

and click on X1 chart.

2 comments:

Andrew said...

Hi Gerard, just a quick note to say it was 20118 which did a Hunstanton not 20105 - it did the 1105 out, then returning back at KLN 1300 did the 1315 to Peterborough.

jimbo said...

IT AMAZES ME TO READ THAT A TURBO HAS GONE,AND IT'S NOT THE FIRST ON THESE B9's,IF A TURBO IS TREATED CORRECTLY,IT WILL LAST YEARS.
WHEN YOU START ANY VEHICLE WITH A TURBO,YOU DON'T REV IT UP.LET IT TICK OVER FOR AT LEAST 2MINS FOR THE OIL TO CIRCULATE,AND THE SAME WHEN YOU FINISH YOUR JOURNEY,JUST LET IT TICK OVER FOR AROUND 30SECONDS,