There really isn't much to round up this week, as everyone is still getting back into the swing of things after Easter but this is what I can find:
Something I have known for ages and just not got around to posting is that former Ipswich Scania 65589 is now a permanent transfer to Colchester. I always thought her the best of that batch and right now she is the only one still going, although ex Norwich sister 65586 is reported to still be going strong too.
|65589 in Saxmundham November 2013|
After a much heralded arrival Anglian's refurbished ex Metrobus Scania Omnidekka 556 has had to go back to Hants & Dorset Trim to have some teething troubles sorted out. I am meeting with Dave Jordan on Tuesday, not yesterday (Friday) as planned due to logistical probs, and I hope to have more information then, as well as explanations behind some of the more contentious changes Anglian are making in May.
Also next week I am going to be breaking new ground for a blog. I'm not going to give the game away now but look for a very special post on Thursday. I can't think of many days I've looked forward to more than this one. As if that wasn't enough there will also be a special feature from a part of the world I would never have expected in a million years to do a feature on thanks to a contributor who has sent me so much material this week half the posts will be his!
Galloway have a Mercedes Citaro on loan. I'm awaiting confirmation from them as to how long it is with them for, but most of the available images for this vehicle were taken during a 3 week spell in the North East last year, with a spell in Oxford too. Here she is on Go North East's X66, which operates between Gateshead and Metrocentre, taking a whole 10 mins from one end of the route to the other! The pic is by LVNWtransFoto whose Flickr page you can access here.
|The Mercedes Citaro Demonstrator on the X66 to Gateshead pic by LVNWtransFoto|
|Interior of Mercedes Citaro demonstrator BP14 FJZ pic by North East Malarkey|
Fleetlists are now available - 4 at present, and more will be added as fast as I can cattle prod Cameron into doing them!
That's just about it for this week - hopefully there will be more news next week, but in any case it's going to be a good week for the blog. As usual here is the round up of posts published this week.
37562 - A Very Complicated History a popular and detaild history of the much travelled Gemini.
Class 170 Transfer Two Scottish 170 transfer to Southern, and a happy coincidence
Post Revisited - Ipswich 31/10/13 The first of a regular series revisiting posts from the blog's early days that few have seen.
And You Thought Your Bus Route Was Tough A series of pictures from the Indian State of Pradesh, with what has got to be one of the scariest bus routes in the world
Yarmouth Obs and Blog News A couple of hours in Yarmouth, including a rare working for 37573
Tight Turns & Trams Part One Part One of a series of photos sent in by Paulo, of Lisbon's incredibly tight tram network
VOSA changes 9/4/15 Some interesting forthcoming changes for our region
Tight Turns & Trams Part Two Part Two of Paulo's Lisbon collection
Are Car Drivers More Important One of my rants asking why P&R services get all the new vehicles.
47 790 Follow Up Post A Contributor answers questons and fills in the gaps arising from original post