First up we have on loan Volvo Olympian 16787 WVT 618 in South West Trains livery, making it rather special in my humble opinion. It certainly looked pretty good sitting in the October sunshine at Kings Lynn Bus Station
|South West Trains Volvo Olympian 16787|
|Norfolk Green Dennis Dart 34701|
Another Olympian currently on loan to NG is 16226. I remember travelling on Olympians like this regularly down in Kent, and quite honestly loved them. Nice to see them still going strong, if not for too much longer.
|Stagecoach Volvo Olympian 16226|
Despite not being the greatest fan of the E400 - what you hadn't realised - I have to admit they are pretty photogenic, and I have always thought that Norfolk Green's E400's are some of the better looking ones. Here is 10055 looking quite nice in the sun with an Olympian reflection insert.
|Norfolk Green 10055 reflecting the Olympian quite nicely!|
While waiting for the elusive Trident to not turn up I saw X1 E400 33812 pull out of the Bus Sataion heading for Norwich. It took my aging brain a few seconds to realise the entire rear of the vehicle has been repainted and as yet no vinyls have been applied, meaning for the first time you can see the lower deck rear window. I think it looks better ths way if I'm honest. Anyway I didn't get a pic so after a moment of inspiration caught the one behind, switched to an 8 at Dereham, and got off halfway along Norwich Rd to try and catch 33812 going the other way. Stood not far from some traffic lights hoping it would have to slow down and to say the plans worked is an understatement. It didn't slow down but had to stop and I had all the time in the world to get this if I say it myself rather good pic. Doubt she will look like this for too long.
|33812 minus any rear vinyls or ads in Norwich Rd today. I really like it like that.|
Finally a quick pointer to next week. The blog is a year old on Tuesday and to celebrate I have lined up three top names in the bus world who have agreed to interviews next week. Keep checking in for more details but suffice it to say it's going to be good!