That meant a change of plans, performing my good deeds this morning instead of this afternoon, and that change meant I was at Wickham to catch on loan First Yorkshire Volvo B10 Wright Renown 60618 to Ipswich. It was also my bus out of Ipswich to Leiston via Aldeburgh and I took advantage of the layover time in Aldeburgh to get some pretty decent pics of her. The new livery really suits that body, and the seats are a lot nicer than Eastern Counties' other Renowns, although the ubiquitous rattles were more than evident.
|First Yorkshire 60618 Volvo B10 R781 WKW at Aldeburgh|
|Excellent for enthusiasts - you can't miss the fleet number. Other companies please note!|
And so onto Leiston, where after 20 mins my wait was finally over, and as i hoped a Class 20 was leading. I love those 20's. Part of my youth was spent either listening to or travelling on the old Hastings Diesels - their thundering engines were a real sound to behold. Well the Class 20's have the same engines and when I heard it at full throttle pulling away from Leiston Station as was it took me back around 30 years. Wouldn't it be nice if passenger services could be restored on that line.
|Here she comes!! The Class 20 approches Leiston Crossing from Sizewell|
|And there she is. 20302 crosses Leiston Crossing|
|Not to be ignored, as if you could is 37688 on the back of the 20.|