Thursday, 13 March 2014

Local Activity

Sanders Coaches' DAF 538FN exits Market Gates Bus Station
This evening's offering is a round up of activity in the Great Yarmouth area

Soon after my arrival at Market Gates this afternoon, a Sanders Coaches' Van Hool Alizee bodied DAF arrived to work the 13:35 to North Walsham

The registration was a little familiar with 538FN having adorned a former Great Yarmouth based Caroline Seagull Jonckheere bodied DAF in 2008

Simonds Volvo SLK886 enjoying the sunshine at Beach Coach Station
Also sailing through Market Gates was Volvo Olympian 34187 S687AAE on First's 1A 12:59 Martham to Lowestoft service

I then walked to Beach Coach Station to observe the two deckers usually appearing on the afternoon's Bernard Matthew's contract working; expecting to see the recent First Leicester arrival in use

Unfortunately I was out of luck as two Geminis were employed instead - 37575 AU58ECZ and 37579 AU58EDK

However, the trip wasn't in vain as Simonds Volvo B10M SLK886 was the sole occupant of the coach station

A speedy stroll, to Caister Road depot in the hope of that I might catch 32061 W221XBD there instead, was rewarded with the ALX400 sitting in the sun waiting for a photo to be taken. 

The third ex First Leicester ALX400 32061 W221XBD entered service today
Ryan had taken 32061 out on a test drive yesterday and he informed me that the decker was due out in service today. 

It appears the faulty destination screen has not been repaired; it showed 'Greater Anglia Rail Replacement' as 32061 left for Caister!

Finally, following gearbox replacement, Dennis Dart 42921 EU05AUN is now on loan to Lowestoft

My thanks to Ryan for the update

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