Nothing to report from Ipswich - 69006 is still to come down from Rotherham so Scania 65588 as reported on Friday is still soldiering on. No more repaints in Norwiich, although it s reported that Purple Line Trident 33003 has had the white "Norwich" vinyls applied. More little bus transfers are taking place this weekend.with ex Jersey Dart 43859 moving to Lowestoft. East Norfolk Bus Blog also reports that sister vehicle 43864 will move once engine probs are sorted, and this has meant that three more E200's have moved from Lowestoft to Norwich - 44516/7/928 have gone to the City, which has meant that three of the Norwich Solo's have been spotted laid up at Rowntree Way not doing much at all.
Further afield the three Yarmouth B10M Renowns withdrawn last week, 60813/4/66126 have made the journey down to Plymouth. Lucky Plymothians! It has emerged, again on ENBB that one of the Yorkshire Renowns reported to be at Lowestoft, 66112, is actually at Yarmouth, which would explain why no one has seen her in Lowestoft! B7tl 30888 remains officially on loan at Lowestoft but last I heard that would soon become a permanent transfer as it is earmarked for the Lowestoft heritage livery.
That's it for buses - simply no more news I can think of but this week's big event has been on the railways.
East Anglia's newest resident - the ex Virgin Trains Pretendolino made its long awaited debut on Thursday, if only a test run not in public use, but it won't be too ling before she's out in service. It is understoood she will run complete and not be split up as was first speculated. The set operated a test run from Norwich to Cochester and back on Thursday and Geoff Tibble managed to take the most wonderful pic, taken at Dagworth, north of Stowmarket, which he has kindly allowed me to use. You can access Geoff's Flickr page which has some of the most stunning railway photography I've ever seen here.
|The Pretendolino heads towards Stowmarket, with the DVT unusually at the London end. pic (c) Geoff Tibble|
|Just wow! An East Coast HST at Eastree. pic (c) Geoff Tibble|