|32493 with full 66 branding leaves Old Cattle Market without a spec of dirt on it.|
It takes 4 minutes to fuel a bus (110 - 130 litres per night on average) and obviously it takes more than 4 mins to wash a whole bus. So they don't wash the whole bus. Each day different parts of the vehicle get treated with detergent and brushed before the bus goes through the wash. Over the course of the week everything is done at least once and the results are already showing. So simple yet so effective. So for a couple of hours we watched with a growing respect as the conveyor belt of buses went through the process. It was also a glorious opportunity for a night time photoshoot rarely possible.
|Paulo gets to grips with a B7rle|
|69428 in the fuel lane - and who is that gatecrashing the photo on the right?|
|Ah. Ok it did - sorry!!|
|69428, soon to be departed 65670 and 66976 in the gloom|
|32656 gleaming next to a duler 32489|
|20515, long term VOR 44516 and 20514|
My thanks goes to Chris, Paulo, Dave and Clive for a most enjoyable evening. It was great to see behind the scenes and I can see the Ipswich fleet and entire operation being the envy of many a depot in the months and years to come. This time last year First were giving me many things to criticise. Now they are giving me many reasons to praise, and that is far more enjoyable.