First of all I am very grateful to regular correspondent David Green, who keeps me updated on all things Galloway. David got in touch yesterday to tell me that Galloway have won the tender to operate the 113/4 Ipswich - Diss service from Simmonds. This will please God finally mean the end of those appalingly ghastly Plaxton Primos that Simmonds have been using on the route. David didn't tell me from what date Galloway are taking over but I would presume September. It will be interesting to find out what vehicles Galloway intend using on the route, and if they will be new or not. Galloway have also secured another Stowmarket - Bury route (service number unknown) to complement their existing routes.
I was going to post a pic of one of Simmonds Primos, but due to a memory card crash I can't access my pic archive at present, so did a Flickr search and found something far more scary! Does this livery from Baker Bus look familiar? I will never criticise a hard seated Anglian Scania again as Lord above it could be so much worse! This pic is by daveshrimpton60 whose Flickr page you can access here.
|Baker Bus Plaxton Primo KX59 GOA about to enter Crewe Bus Station pic by daveshrimpton60|
|Danny Beales and Chris Speed with their new baby, AEC Swift WEX 685M pic Grahame Bessey|
Also in Norwich on loan Rotherham President 33126 has gained new style Norwich vinyls. Many thanks to Cameron Robinson for taking the trouble to send the pic in.
|33126 in Castle Meadow with new style Norwiich vinyls|