Friday 21 June 2013

Summer Solstice Sightings

Commercial Coaches of Middlesbrough PN05AFA on hire
to Alfa Travel
Mid-summer's day and the weather was anything but summery - cool and dull here on the east coast!

Earlier this afternoon I did a quick tour of the usual spots in Great Yarmouth.

Looking in at Beach Coach Station, I observed a total of seven coaches there including regular visitors Shearings white Volvo B12M 527 MX03AED and Whippet's Volvo B10M H19WCL on its daily Coastal Service

Alfa Travel were hiring Commercial Coaches' Dennis R410 /Plaxton Paragon PN05AFA in Alfa Travel livery (see pic above)

Withdrawn First Darts 43468 R468CAH and 43446 P446NEX
in the rear yard at Caister Road
It appears that more vehicles are present at the Coach Station earlier on in the day when they are being prepared prior to their daily outings; I counted no less than fourteen there first thing on Tuesday last

A visit to First's Caister Road depot revealed six Darts dumped in the rear yard.

The six were 43435/40/1/6/65/8, P435/40/1/6NEX, R465/8CAH

One of the X1 Volvo B12Ms, 20515 WV02EUR, was also parked next to them looking a little sorry for itself .
First EG52FGK with the unusual destination of Hemsby 1!
Returning to the front of the depot, one of the Jersey Darts, 43862 EG52FGK, was being readied for service and was driven forward with Hemsby 1 as the unusual destination!

This was subsequently changed to 'sorry not in service' and headed off in the direction of the town centre

Thanks to Ryan for identifying the sixth saloon at the rear of the depot

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