A couple of corrections now from the weekend. On Saturday 37569 on K18-XL05 came into King's Lynn just after 14.00 and was turned round to work L12-XL18 back to Lowestoft, a result of 37573 being delayed near Wisbech. K18 didn't run to Peterborough, but 37573 took over the turn as the 17.16 to Lowestoft. So 37569 began the day on K18, then found itself on L12 and finished the day as L8 21.35 to Lowestoft, here it is on the latter arriving from the garage at King's Lynn bus station :
On Sunday 37573 came back from Yarmouth on XL08- Y8 07.51 from Gorleston and was taken off at King's Lynn and replaced by 33812. It was then spare until utilised to work XL02-K2 after 33811 failed at Guyhirn at 15.30.
Back to today then and a successful day for the new fleet with timekeeping much improved on a week ago. 33814/5/6/8 were all out for the first time without incident. Wisbech was gridlocked at 13.30 after an accident on the A17 between Sutton Bridge and Lynn meant traffic was diverted through the town. This coincided with temporary traffic lights on Lynn Road and 33816 on K15-XL02 departed for Peterborough 24 late.
|33816 arrives back at King's Lynn on K15-XL02 09.30 Lowestoft - Peterborough today, its first day in revenue earning service. Photo copyright : Damon Powell|
Speaking of repainting, here we have some hot off the press pictures courtesy of James and Syd of 37568 which was delivered to Lowestoft depot this afternoon. Looking very smart in its new designated X2 livery, this is the first of the B9s to be released in a new colour scheme. 568 is due a safety service tomorrow and should be on the road from Wednesday. For the record, 37568's final mileage after use on the X1 was just under 561,000 miles.
|37568 photos copyright James Race.|