Oh, and just in case you thought it was exceptional, take our old friend 'The Beast' 20107. She entered service in August 1995 - yes over 15 years ago - and in the 8 days up to yesterday (it didn't work on Sunday) had run up 2,500 miles. What can one say except, what a beast !!
Today 20107 had to be taken off the road for its scheduled safety service, so having worked K1 from Lynn to Peterborough and then back to Lowestoft, it was there replaced by 34108. Now in case you are wondering, 37568/9 should have been about, but obviously neither was fit to replace 107.
Fridays, as regular readers will be aware, can be disastrous for X1 punctuality, but today was fairly good. Daytime services were pretty much to time, save K17 with 37575. Due off Wisbech westbound at 14.18, it ran almost 15 late and this coincided with K14 running eastbound 15 late. This was 37564, so was heard well before it actually appeared due to the fan silencer or whatever it is that is malfunctioning.
20121 and 37571 were off the road for servicing at Lynn today. 37578 was also serviced here, but was ready in time to work K5.
|Many thanks to Andy James for this picture of 37158 which was enjoying a break from the X1 today. It is seen here at Winston Churchill Drive on Fairstead Estate with King's Lynn town service 42 in today's foggy conditions.|