The half hourly service seemed to disappear this afternoon. Bruce was in his field working and saw nothing going west between 14.30 & 15.40 when an unidentified B9 passed by. It had all begun quite well with delays of less than ten minutes average during the morning. K14 08.55 from Lowestoft was seen by Bruce 21 late with 37570 and this was followed by K15 with 37572 which was 10 late. K16 was only 8 late with 37576 and K17 similarly behind time with 20118. K18 and K19 were not seen at all but it is quite plausible that the B9 seen at 15.40 was K19 about 40 late rather than K1 ten late. It seems likely that at least one service took the A47 bypass to regain time.
Rob Brooks was out and about and sends this report :
20353 K5 1032 Lynn - Lowestoft dep 1100 dep Norwich 1304 not in service !
20103 Y6 1102 Lynn - Lowestoft arr 1104 dep 1114 Nor dep 1303, now ahead of 20353 !!
20109 L12 1115 Lynn - Peterborough arr 1105
37569 passing Middleton at 1132 on Y13 for Peterborough later arr Norwich 1634 going to Lowestoft
37570 passing Narborough on K14 1135 for Peterborough
37572 approaching Necton 1158 on K15 for Peterborough
20352 passed near Hockering on K16 turning for Peterborough
Travelling on 20103 to Norwich, we ran straight down the A47 after Dereham to Norwich as we had caught up 20353.
60863 departed Norwich at 1252 to Peterborough on K18 27 late
37574 departed Norwich 1304 on K19 to Peterborough & seen on the outskirts of Lynn near Hardwick roundabout 1811 to Lowestoft (now running in the timings of K1)
37575 arrived Norwich on Y7 1315 to Lowestoft and later did 1625 Norwich - Lynn arr Norwich 1626 dep 1632
40114 (some sort of M reg Dart) showing X1 Yarmouth arrived Norwich 1635
My Gemini speed checking device has 37575 at 55 down the A47, and it clocked 20103 at 60 for the most part of our express trip avoiding the villages of Easton and Hockering.
37576 arr Dereham 1712 to Gorleston JPH on K16
20118 leaving Little Fransham at 1736 to Lowestoft as K17
As today was quite complicated I'm breaking the rules and providing a list !
K4 20109 am 20104 pm. Note 1
L8 37567 to 18.43, 37575 fwd
Y9 37565 ~ Note 2
L10 20107 ~ Note 2
L12 20104 ?, 20109/20352 Note 3
K16 20352 / 37576
Note 1 : 20109 began the day on K4 but 20104 took over this turn at 16.45
Note 2 : 37565 did Y9a and 20107 was L10a, 37563 returned on one of these turns but the other is a mystery !
Note 3 ; L12 was a mess today, it looks like Lowestoft sent out 20104, but 20109 took over as the 11.15 Lynn - Peterborough and on return to King's Lynn was itself replaced by 20352
** Some confusion as to how the day ended but 60863 did the last part of K19 with 37574 remaining at Lowestoft.
Time for Bed said Zebedee.......................