First of all there are two coaches going to Ipswich to cover Rail Replacement Work. As yet no one knows what they are going to be or where from, but when I suggested 20514/5 from Norwich the idea wasnt exactly greeted with the utmost enthusiasm! It would appear they are fairly high maintainance now.
The remaining Scanias are due to be withdrawn from service in the second week of January, but some of you may be pleased to know they are not going to be scrapped. I am awaiting confirmation as to how many vehicles are involved but they are destined to go down to the West Country to continue in service down there. Confirmed are 65579/88 but it was suggested, though I must emphasise NOT confirmed that 65589/90 might also be involved. As and when I get confirmation I'll let you know, especially as there is someone I know who would crawl on his hands and knees to see 65590 back on the road! UPDATE. Apparently this paragraph is complete twaddle and none of the above is happening. New Year resolution number one: Don't publish anything until it happens.
|A trio of grubby ALX400's from left to right 32653, 32656 and 32488. I'm sure the 68 shouldnt leave from that stand!|
|Galloways MCV Evolution YJ60 GGY at Old Cattle Market|
|Optare Metrocity demonstrator YK64 DWK in St Stephen's St|
|33237 in challenging light on 30th Dec|
Finally today I am going to break one of my New Year's resolutions already by posting a pic of THAT bus! Cameron posted a really good pic on Yarmouth Bus Page (see link opposite) of it operating on the 7 to Belton, which is just about as rare as it gets. Not only that but he got the pic in the darkness of Market Gates which shows that she looks just as good after dark when the tints can't really be seen. Great pic, Cameron. We have an arrangement where no permission is needed to use each other's pics but I must insist that copyright remains with Cameron for this pic.
|33423 on the 7 to Belton 31st December. pic (c) Cameron Robinson|