Knowing that we occasionally feature blasts from the past, my friend of many years, Richard Adderson wrote to me enclosing a couple of pictures of a forerunner to the X94 and X1, the 794 service. Here the Sunday 11.15 Norwich to Peterborough is seen before departure from Surrey Street on February 27th 1983 with old faithful Alexander T type Leyland Leopard MCL934P, which was new in 1976.
To more recent times now and coaches 20514 & 20515 are regulars on the shuttles, but in times of shortage they can get used on the longer Peterborough runs.
|20515 looking rather smart on a Norwich - Yarmouth shuttle when pictured on Tuesday April 2nd. [Photo copyright Grahame Bessey]|
On Thursday evening, 37572 was failed at Yarmouth on arrival and despite attempts to repair it, firstly to work today's Y6-XL12 and then a second attempt on Y13-XL19, it only reached Lowestoft on the latter before expiring. 36180 was hastily summoned from its city work in Norwich and worked Y13 forward 20 late. Punctuality monitored by Bruce this afternoon was poor. K14-XL01 came back from Peterborough about 75 late with 37564, K15-XL02 and 37568 followed it 43 late and then next seen was K17-XL04 with 37573 just 2 late, More details in the next update, but in the meantime some pictures for you....
37563 arriving in Norwich on Wednesday as the 08.15 Lowestoft - Peterborough (Y13-XL19) and below in the bus station joined by 37568 working the 07.21 Wisbech - Lowestoft (K19-XL06). Both photographs copyright Sam Larke
|37572 arriving in Norwich on K15 09.25 Lowestoft - Peterborough on Wednesday. The highest mileage Gemini had a bad week and was taken off this duty at King's Lynn in favour of 37570. [Photo copyright : Sam Larke]|
|At least there was some sunshine on Tuesday when 37575 was captured in Norwich on K18 10.55 Lowestoft - Peterborough. [Photo Copyright : Grahame Bessey]|