Because of their extra top speed it was decided to use Yarmouth Geminis on the footy runs yesterday so 5 of Norwich's Gemini 2's were swapped on Friday. Today all were still in action in Yarmouth - 2 on the X1, 2 on the 1/1A and 1 on the 8's, which also had Olympian 34108 on until early afternoon. I joined Cameron Robinson and Jamie Glasspoole in trying out the Norwich Geminis on faster routes than they are normally used to.
First up was 36176 on the 8 to James Paget. Except we only travelled on it to Gorleston as a new arrival at Yarmouth crept up behind us, which we decided to catch to JPH instead to give us a better photo opportunity of the Gemini. Yarmouth have got another First Yorkshire Volvo B10B Wright Renown on loan, 60621, and so that had to be added to the list. Although my photo didn't capture the destination screen, it was on the 1 to Lowestoft.
|First Yorkshire 60621 R784 WKW at James Pagest Hospital|
|Norwich Gemini 37176 and Yarmouth Olympian 34108 both on the 8 at JPH today|
We caught 36179 back to Yarmouth, which was on the 1 to Martham.
|First Norwich Volvo B9tl Gemini 2 36179 at JPH on the 1 to Martham|
After a spot of lunch, to try a longer run and a bit of speed we caught 36170 to Acle on the X1. Once again the Gemini passed with flying colours and it seems a bit of a shame they are restricted to City work so much. Excellent vehicles, well maintained, and can they be loaned out a bit more please!
|36170 at Acle en route to Norwich|