Tuesday 9th February 2010 ~ Six of the Best ?
Colin takes 20123 down to the bus station at King's Lynn today to resume its schools work after a six month period out of traffic. Picture courtesey N. Youngman
37563 heading out of Lynn today on L8 bound for Lowestoft. Photo : Nick Youngman
A final shot from Nick today, this nice capture of B7 37156 heading through the South Gates into the town on L12.
There were six different types of vehicle in use on the X1 today. In addition to the usual B7 & B9 Geminis, the following were noted. Paragon 20501 was working K3, but as both this and 20500 were required at Norwich for rail replacement duties, 501 was taken off just after 16.00 and the 16.15 Lynn - Peterborough and return was taken by 20118. Other oddities were Royale 34108 on K18 and Volvo B10 general purpose vehicle 60863 on K16. Elsewhere, Sam saw 20107 still plying its trade on the X2 on what looked like the 09.08 from Norwich, but the talking point in the east was 37562 working a Beccles school turn and then the 17.28 X2 from Norwich. 562 had remained at Lowestoft last night and the last stage of K17 was worked by 37577 off K16.
There was a welcome return to service on King's Lynn schools work for B10M 20123 after a six month absence. See picture above. How long before we see it on an X1 I wonder ?
Gemini 37564 remained out of service at Yarmouth today reported by Grahame and A.N. Other.
37578 returned to King's Lynn from damage repairs at Full Circle today and it is now bearing a small fleet number on the front making it easy to recognise.
Delays resulted in changes being made to turns at Lowestoft today viz : K1 37573 / 37570 ; K2 37568 / 37573 ; K5 37159 / 37568 ; L8 37563 / 37566 ; Y9 37157 / 37563 ; L10 ? / 37157.
Timekeeping was hit and miss today. 37577 was no less than 32 late on K17 15.05 from Peterborough. 37157 was also delayed being 26 late on Y9 this morning.