Today was my first day out, for some time, observing activity following a short period of being 'confined to barracks' following an attack of the lurgy!
With a number of Volvo deckers recently disappearing to Yorkshire for DDA work and repaint, an equivalent amount of saloons have temporarily provided cover here
|South Yorkshire Volvo B10BLE 66112 R912BOU at Gasworks Road this morning|
Following Grahame's report that First South Yorkshire Volvo B10BLE 66112 R912BOU is now at Lowestoft, I escaped to the Suffolk town this morning to try and capture a photo of it
I thought I would initially look in at Gasworks Road depot before heading to the town centre and was pleasantly surprised to find 66112 outside the depot receiving attention. An hour later and it was seen back in service
|South Yorkshire 62143 R589SBA passes Lowestoft Railway Station with the X2 from Norwich|
Shortly after Tim Miller made me aware that another of the paint float vehicles was in use at Beccles on the X2 service heading for Lowestoft. Luckily I was in position at Lowestoft Railway Station!
|Only transferred this weekend, Caetano bodied Dart EG52FHD is employed on X2 duty|
I then walked to the bus station where another notification from Tim alerted me that a second saloon was on the X2 and surprisingly it was non other than ex Great Yarmouth 43859 EG52FHD which had stepped up to cover the route.
|Dart SLF 43466 in Gordon Road|
|MX53VHC in use on the 115 service|
At the same time, the sole remaining Plaxton Pointer bodied Dart SLF allocated to Lowestoft (43466 R466CAH) made an appearance on the 101 service to Gunton Estate
Meanwhile the 9:59 1A from Martham, via Great Yarmouth, had a third paint float working it in the form of 60618 R781WKW
Suffolk Norse continues to work the 107 route and again they were employing ADL Enviro 300 SN56AYL on the service
Another Suffolk Norse route in Lowestoft is the 115 which operates MWFO from Kirkley to the Bus Station and Iveco minibus MX53VHC was seen in use on it this morning