Monday 28th December 2009 ~ Bargains for Some, Delays for Others !
37575 heads west on the 09.48 from Lowestoft at Walpole Highway with a healthy load today.
37579 - pardon the pun - eclipsed everything else in terms of lateness today, here it is seen 30 late at Tilney All Saints having left King's Lynn at around 14.20 (due 13.50).
What used to be called the 'January Sales', but which now seem to commence at one minute past midnight on Boxing Day, had a disastrous effect on X1 schedules today. I am assuming here that the delays were caused by queueing traffic in Norwich and other locations, with shoppers eager to spend their vouchers etc.
All turns were seen at some point and I can report the following, lateness when viewed around Wisbech in brackets :
37574 (-12) on 11.50 King's Lynn - Peterborough
37572 (-1) on 11.10 Peterborough - Lowestoft
37575 (-16) on 12.50 King's Lynn - Peterborough
37566 (-23) on 12.10 Peterborough - Lowestoft
37579 (-30) on 13.50 King's Lynn - Peterborough
37562 (-14) on 16.50 King's Lynn - Peterborough
37577 (-5) on 16.10 Peterborough - Lowestoft
37565 (-20) on 17.10 Peterborough - Lowestoft
37578 (-12) on 17.50 King's Lynn - Peterborough