|34108 on a divert in Alexandra Road on 28th January 2013|
First Eastern Counties 34108-14 saw their last days out operating out of Great Yarmouth but the Alexander Royale bodied deckers were new to Yorkshire Coastliner in the summer of 2000. The registrations carried were respectively W435/6/7/1/2/3/4CWX
The magnificent seven were ably supported by two older Northern Counties Palantine bodied
|34109 on Church Lane in Gorleston on 7th March 2013|
The last three surviving members of the Royale batch eked out their last days in public service during September last year. At various times in the year, five of them saw service including 34108/9/11/4 and 34186 - although they were predominantly employed on Bernard Matthews contract duties
During that period inroads were made in
|34110 on the 'Bernies' at North Denes Road in 2011|
The last in service was 34111 W431CWX which was withdrawn from use in late December and we all thought that was that.
|34111 in Gorleston High Street on 29th of January 2015|
The withdrawal of the Olympians sees the end of another era for local bus enthusiasts and, as one enthusiast recently said 'We got some bonus time out of them, but for me Yarmouth has just lost one of its main attractions'
|34112 basking in the sunshine outside the Caister Road depot on 24th October 2013|
|34113 seen in Lowestoft Bus Station in use on the X2 to Norwich on 18th April 2009|
|34114 in Hall Quay on 20th August 2014|
|Northern Counties bodied 34186 on a Bernies contract on a snowy North Denes Road on 6th February 2012|
|34187 heads in to Market Gates on an X1 service on 25th June 2012|
Finally a well earned slap on the back for the maintenance team at the Caister Road depot for keeping them on the road.
I trust you have all enjoyed this tribute to the Olympians which were on the roads of our town giving sterling service for so long