Saturday 20 June 2015

Yarmouth Area in 2007

Loooking back through old photos makes you realise how much has changed in a short space of time, i found a selection from the summer of 2007 taken around the local area, only eight years ago i hear you say but all the vehicles around then have departed for pastures new or the scrapyard to finish their time.
69006 AU05DMF after an X1 short duty at Caister Road in June 2007.

Caister Road Depot was home to all the Norwich Park & Ride fleet at the time but many of the non standard liveried vehicles often appeared on local routes around the town during their time here, 69006 pictured above was seen after operating the X1 back from Norwich.
Probably my favourite RML photo, 39717 leaving the Beach Road Terminus in May 2007.
Enthusiasts were treated to Three Routemasters operating the summer 3 route from Yarmouth to Hemsby, 39480 JJD480D in traditional Red, 39623 NML623E in Banana Yellow & Green and 39717 SMK717F in a wrong version of Great Yarmouth Transport livery!. Other members of the fleet did appear if the RML's were out of action.
PIL6595 outside Reynolds Garage in June 2007

Reynolds Coaches in Caister were going through a repaint scheme which saw vehicles gain a new Grey, Blue and Yellow livery which was later replaced with the Silver colours in use today, Mercedes minibus PIL6595 gained a full allover Grey look shortly before being withdrawn.
Neaves Leyland Greenway PDZ6263

Neaves of Catfield were running quite a few Leyland National Greenway conversions in this year, all were painted in an allover Red livery, some gained names others without, used on a mix of local services and school contracts they were a common sight around East Norfolk for a while.
Preserved Eastern Counties VR VEX287X in Carlton Colville July 2007

July 2007 saw a special event at the Eastern Transport Museum to celebrate the vehicles built at Eastern Coachworks in Lowestoft, a sunny sunday in July saw many superbly turned out vehicles appear at Carlton Colville for a day of nostalgia, one of my favourite events there i have to say.

Well some of 2007 remembered here, im sure many more blogs will appear in time from various years jogging a few memories!


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