|Grahame says "Not sure if it had worked this service, as it left shortly afterwards with 'not in service' on the front "
B7 32208 had in the meantime broken down and was being towed in, so it was planned to use 37159 on the 1648 X2. 20352 was duly exchanged and the X1 driver screened it up but could not get the doors to work! After a little poking around they still didnt work, so 37159 was reinstated and loaded up. James was the driver for the 1648 X2 and was asked to take 20352 to Gasworks Road for attention and return with a Dart SLF for the X2, which would by now be late departing. James decided to first further investigate the problem himself and discovered the exterior door handle was sticking. On releasing it, the doors worked perfectly and as time was now getting on, a late swop back to X1 wasn't an option, so off it went to Norwich on the X2. It makes a bit more sense when you know the story doesnt it? It also shows very well the intricate details behind bus operation". Excellent stuff Syd.
|...and here she is photographed by James after arrival back at Lowestoft depot.
Not sure about punctuality today, as I was not at work. There may also be a delay to subsequent blog entries due to family reasons, but I will keep you all posted.