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Wednesday 27th May 2015 ~ The £150 Million Specials

Photo copyright : Richard Tucker
With Norwich City emerging victorious in the Championship play off final at Wembley on Monday, NCFC fans like myself can look forward to a return to Premier League action in August. I have to confess to not being a fan of the play-off format, probably mainly because of memories of the trip I made to Cardiff several years back when Birmingham City beat the Canaries - a result that pleased at least one X1 driver I know, but deflated me.
For the Cardiff game, the almost brand new Paragon coaches took a share in transporting fans to the match, whereas in 2015 a handful of ex X1 Geminis plus X1 Enviros 33803/4/19-24 were among somewhere in excess of 120 vehicles used to take fans to Wembley. Here then are a few pictures sent in by blog readers.

33803 gets a proud moment as she is prepared at King's Lynn for the Wembley trip. Photo : Wayne Sheppard

33803 again with another variation on the blinds, this time photographed by blog reader Brian Coombes

Lowestoft allocated 33821 at Wembley Stadium photographed by Zak Nelson

Another one from Zak with 33821 and friend at Wembley.

Kieran Smith sent in this one of 33804 & 33803 on special duties

King's Lynn drivers Matthew Jackson, Karen Forshaw and Kevin Boulter posing with 33804. Photo by Richard Tucker.

Thanks to all who supplied pictures of the momentous occasion, next blog update when I can manage it.

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