Sunday 14 June 2015

North Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala + Some Buses!

I hope our regular readers wont mind me going a little of subject with this post, i decided to visit the Diesel Gala yesterday at Sheringham, not a full blown train spotter but the Diesel aspect interested me rather than the Steam variation or 'Kettles' as i found out after listening to various hardcore train lovers!
DRS liveried 37059 visiting from Norwich
Visiting Loco's for the weekend included Class 26043 from the Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway, Class 27 D5401 from the Great Central Railway, Class 35 D7076 Hymek which arrived by road from the Bury Hydraulic Group and Class 37059 from Direct Rail Services.
26043 heads into Weybourne Station 

I purchased a full day rover ticket and enjoyed numerous trip between Sheringham and Holt aboard various Loco's with a couple of stops in between at Weybourne to get a few more photo opportunities, a real feel of nostalgia at these stations and appreciation of these locomotives, some of which are over 40 years old and still serving a purpose in the current rail network.
D5401 sits at Sheringham Station awiating its next duty.  
On the Buses side of things, Sanders have recently aquired 3 Scania Omnidekkas from Reading Buses in the shape of 117-119 (tbc) YN06JWC/JWF/JWP all are named after the three musketeers in order, Athos, Aramis & Porthos. Two of the three were noted on X44 duties in Sheringham.
YN06JWF  'Aramis'  pictured in Sheringham 

A few visiting Coaches were also noted in North Norfolk for the day including an impressive pair of double deck beasts from Richmonds Coaches of Royston in Herfordshire, 599ABX & 153 WAR are both Van Hool TDX27 and certainly catch the eye. Also noted was Worthing Coaches Scania YN08DFD, one im sure Roy has seen on his travels down south to that area.
153WAR arriving at Sheringham, note the rear steering in use.   

A very enjoyable day was had including a couple sneaky halves of local ale aboard the trains and the traditional Burger to complement it!. The final sighting of the day was surprisingly at home in Ormesby where a Routemaster was parked by the village green, not either of First's fleet which is what i thought but CUV321C belonging to Bus and Us in Melton Constable which was operating on a wedding hire.

CUV321C next to the Village Green in Ormesby


1 comment:

  1. Super post Mr G the diesel noise magnified a few times plus some clag (naughty fumes lol) seems a world away. Am glad you had a good day and managed some research into your other "hobby"