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History File : John Wilson reports

N603 APU
Acquired from Thamesway in October 2001 in Greenline livery as fleet number 07. Used briefly in Norwich in Nov 2001, then allocated to Lowestoft where often in use on X99 to Ipswich. Occasionally substituted on X94 (seen through Kings Lynn on 6/3/02).
No destination blind was in place while the vehicle remained in Greenline colours.
Repainted into Barbie coach livery in April 2002 and use after was mainly on recently introduced X71/74 and X95 services. Re-numbered 20103 from March 2004 and re-allocated to Norwich in June 2004. Then back to Lowestoft in Aug 2007 when another repaint applied. Saw regular use on X1 through to 11/11/09 when a blown engine saw 20103 withdrawn from use.

N604 APU
Acquired from Thamesway, appearing in Kings Lynn in red and cream Excel livery on 16/4/1999. As fleet number 46, became the 9th vehicle in use on X94 from Lynn when the service was enhanced in April 1999. Re-allocated to Bury St Edmunds in May 2002. Repainted into Barbie Coach colours October 2003. Renumbered 20104 from March 2004. Re-allocated Bury to Norwich Sept 2004, then to Lowestoft October 2007. In regular use then on X1 to Nov 2009.

P733 NVG
One of a batch of 4 new vehicles at Kings Lynn in Sept 1996 to operate an expanded Norwich-Peterborough service X94. Received fleet number 33 which was not carried on the vehicle for some years. Appeared at Showbus 1996 in the new Excel coach colours with branding applied. Re-allocated to Norwich in May 2002 after arrival of 10 new Paragon coaches at Lynn. Barbie coach repaint Feb 2003. Re-numbered 20123 in March 2004.
Re-allocated Norwich to Lowestoft September 2004. Repainted again in July 2007.
Allocated briefly to Ipswich in Feb 2009, then on to Norwich before arriving back at Lynn in April 2009 on a loan, mainly to support schools contracts, but some appearances made over familiar A47 roads when pressed into X1 duties. Last used on August 18th 2009.

Many thanks to John for providing this potted history of three old stagers.

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