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Wednesday 29th December 2010 ~ Winterlude

Persistent fog was a hazard today. 37573 is in the thick of it at Walsoken on K15 this lunchtime
There has been much talk of what to call the awkward little bit between Christmas and New Year, Winterlude and Middlemas were a couple being bandied about, oh and the latest I've heard is 'Twixmas'.  Anway, I digress, today marked the return of the full X1 timetable and with lighter traffic the service ran pretty much on time.
The Geminis were out in force again with 37575 & 37576 getting a day off - yes you did read that bit right, 37576 had a day off !! If you discount Christmas Day & Boxing Day when there were no services, it has been on the X1 every day since 24th September. That's 94 days in total. Whatever one thinks of the Geminis, their overall availability, particularly in the Winter is excellent. Over this period 576 ran an amazing 35,326 miles.
Sam spotted B7 37157 on the X2 today with its rear ad for Calor Heaters flapping in the breeze, while Peter reported a very smooth journey with 37577 on the 15.18 Wisbech to Peterborough. His lady driver was spot on time.

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