In the seedy world of rail enthusiasm all locomotives have a nickname - Class 66's are "sheds", Class 37's "tractors" and so on. Below is a picture of a Class 70, known as a "Fugly". If you need that translated you have a sheltered life and I have no desire to corrupt you - suffice it to say it's not complimentary.
|70014 at Ipswich being bombed on the left by Ipswich Buses!|
|Streetdeck Demonstrator SL15 ZGP|
On this Streetdeck the staircase has been opened up with light, windows now dominating the offside.
|The very visible staircase|
|The demonstrator on an evaluation run|
I can report that all of the working ex Anglian gas buses have arrived in Plymouth. I'm grateful to Martijn Gilbert, supremo of Reading Buses for allowing me to use his pictures of the convoy refueling early Monday morning.
|Anglian 110, 102 and 107 refueling at Reading Buses pic (c) Martijn Gilbert|
Reading Buses also explain where their gas comes from....
|No bull there! pic (c) Martijn Gilbert|
|10 of the 12 safely arrived at Plymouth|
I'm down in Kent for a few days now, but hope to squeeze a couple of trips in, the Scania E400MMC's being a priority, and as long as engineering works don't make it pointless I'm hoping to get to Paddington on Saturday for some HST photography. If anyone is in Beestons territory they have the Orange Metrodecker for 10 days starting yesterday, so try to grab a ride on it if you can.