My day started in Saxmundham waiting for my usual bus into Ipswich, which in the past hasn't been known for getting the top quality vehicles. However, today was to prove the exception as B7tl 32488 turned up, and it seems I have to thank the good little girls and boys of Kesgrave High School for overcrowding a singke decker which means I may get a decker on that run a bit more often. Now those of you with 24 hour memories will recall that 32488 was the vehicle involved in a close encounter with a building last week in Ipswich. Well as you can see she is alive and well and every time I get on one of this batch of B7's I remind myself they are only one year younger than the heaps of Presidents at Yarmouth and Norwich. Such a contrast.
|32488 AU53 HKF unscathed after last week's incident
|Ex Norwich Volvo B7rle 66957 departs OCM for Stowmarket
|32488 before Rotherham got their hands on her looking rather shabby it must be said
|Doesn't seem possible it is the same vehicle! 32486 looking much better and note the rear WiFi ad
|Freshly applied to the side of 44516 ready for the big switch on coming soon
|A full side view.
OK that will do for Part One - coming up in Part Two first pics of 66986, and a couple of very rare workings.