Monday 9th August 2010 ~ A Beastly Business
37573 seen departing Wisbech yesterday with the 20.00 to Lowestoft and still with broken advert. Rob Brooks.
Well as one might have expected, the demise - untimely or otherwise depending on your view - of 20127 has resulted in the transfer to Great Yarmouth of 20107. Thanks to Grahame and Mr. A.N. Other for the info here. 20121 made its predicted sharp exit from King's Lynn today, firstly to Norwich and then back in its driver training role at Yarmouth. This is because 20109 is currently requiring attention and 20121 is expected to return to Norwich once this has been completed.
A sense of anticipation was evident today, but 20514 refused to play ball and remained at Vancouver Avenue all day. 37571 has moved on to number 1 pit here now for attention.
The morning started with 20126 on K2 which I met on the way to work. It must have come off the turn at Yarmouth though, as my next sighting of K2 at 16.21 on Nene Quay was 37568. Most services seemed to run within 10 minutes of time today and Rob Brooks report confirms this :
37570 K15 1318 Wisbech - Peterborough a1325
37157 K16 1348 Wisbech - Peterborough a1348 still being noisy, but got someway to go to rival a real Class 37 for noise !
37565 Y13 1356 Wisbech - Lowestoft a1404 d1406
37575 K17 1418 Wisbech - Peterborough a1423 d1427
37579 K14 1426 Wisbech - Lowestoft a1429 d1431
37578 K19 1518 Wisbech - Peterborough d1519
37574 K1 1548 Wisbech - Peterborough a1551
Elsewhere 37156 did the Lynn to Lowestoft leg of K18 before doing the 12.08 X2 from Lowestoft to Norwich and 37566 is believed to have relieved it. There was a swaparama of B7s today with 37158 doing K5 but later giving way to 37159 and 37160 doing Y6 until 17.45 when 37158 took over.