Thursday 22 October 2015

#TBT Ipswich Interloper

An unusual picture for this week's Throw Back Thursday showing an Ipswich bus working a Great Yarmouth service and apologies for the picture quality

On loan East Lancs bodied Dennis Falcon YDX100Y is seen in Alexandra Road on 25th August 1983 working the 2 between Newtown and Beevor Road complete with Great Yarmouth blinds

Numbered 100 in the Ipswich fleet, it was the first of six delivered to Ipswich in March of that year. There is a photo of the entire batch lined up in Birkfield Drive in the Suffolk town for the official hand-over ceremony, which can be seen here on Flickr

After initial problems it lasted with Ipswich until withdrawal in 1997. It subsequently moved to First Northampton and First Leicester. It also saw use by First Mainline as a driver training vehicle based in Sheffield


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