Anyway by time I got back to Market Gates I had about half hour before I had to start making my way home and, once he'd finally realised I was there, Cameron from Yarmouth Bus Page informed me that not only was the freshly returned from Ipswich 32061 due on the 8's but also that ex Leicester Gemini 32629 was due on the 1A to Lowestoft, which happily was the direction I was heading in, so I got not only a pic but a ride to JPH before transferring to the 61.
So as SB&TP prides itself in not just showing pics but giving reviews of the vehicles from a passenger's point of view here goes. 32629 is almost 10 years old. She doesn't feel it. Comfy seats, smooth ride, few rattles and quiet. Well almost quiet. that dratted fan was on almost constantly so 30888 may have gone (last heard over the pits at Ipswich having work carried out on the engine) but it has a replacement to tickle the ear drums of the good people of Yarmouth! However apart from that I was highly impressed with the Gemini, certainly a country mile better than the ALX400's, a different galaxy to the Presidents and again proof that Wright are amongst the best body builders going.
Having said all that I then got on Anglian 101, my first gas bus for a couple of weeks, and it was like snuggling under my favourite duvet again after a couple of weeks away. First time on 101 for a long time and it is in great condition. Rather an insult to be called a bus when it is so, so superior to any of its competitors.
|32061 back on home turf leaving a busy Market Gates en route to JPH|
|First Yarmouth 32629 Volvo B7tl Gemini KP54 KAX loads up in Yarmouth|