Sunday, 10 January 2016

First of the New Year from Norwich

My first trip of 2016  to the city yesterday to catch up with the latest arrivals and repaints for the local operators. I travelled up to Norwich using my usual route, drive to Acle from Ormesby and then the X1 into the city. My timing was superb (for a change!) 37573 arrived just as i had reached the stop and we were off.
First South Yorkshire loanee 60626 R789WKW in Castle Meadow.
First sighting in Castle Meadow was recent arrival from Rotherham, 60626 which was working the 14 service or Green Line to Wymondham, usually worked by the batch of new Streetlites here. I was looking to photograph the Orange Line vehicles which had recently returned from refurb, i managed all bar two, one was parked up at Vulcan Road with the other, 33150 currently at Yarmouth for MOT. The first Yellow line liveried Double Deck had returned to Norfolk overnight, 32106 LT02ZCV is now being prepared for service at Vulcan Road. Sister 32105 LT02ZCU has now headed North in its place to join 32107 at Rotherham.
37562 FJ08FYN working the 13 route to Spixworth.
Recently repainted & refurbished Sanders Scania YS03ZKR was out on the 43 service from Aylsham and duly photographed along with a couple of the DAF/VDL single decks i still needed to see.
Sanders 301 YS03ZKR in Castle Meadow.
A good couple of hours with the camera was had and got me pretty much back up to date bar a couple of stray Oranges! I wandered back up to the Bus Station to be greeted by recent arrival from Slough 37274 LK58EDF laying over before heading back to Gorleston, so i would get to see what all the fuss is about regarding the Leather seating and all the other mod cons these ex Greenline vehicles provide!. I bagged an upstatirs seat (with table!) and headed back to Acle, very comfortable and also very warm i have to say.
37274 leaves Acle Kings Head behind and continues on to Yarmouth.

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