Thursday, 23 January 2020

More Withdrawals

Last night I received news from Caister Road concerning the first withdrawal of one of the seven ex First Leicester Citybus ALX400s which moved to Great Yarmouth in early 2014.

32061 W221XBD outside Caister Road depot in March 2014 having recently moved from First Leicester
The Volvo B7TL was 32061 W221XBD. It gained notoriety by being featured in the June 2014 issue of Buses Magazine when the Comments feature accused the operator of 'Shooting themselves in the foot' by using car related advertising for Wilco Fast Fit.

The decker is now parked in the rear yard with other withdrawn vehicles which last night contained recently decommissioned Dennis Dart SLFs 42483 SN03WLK, 42484 SN03WLW and 42486 SN03WMX plus ALX400 30886 W741DWX and Volvo B7L 66341 MV02VCT. Also there awaiting parts was Gemini 37570 AU58ECT

One saloon missing from the back yard was 61148 MV02VBU which had been moved inside the depot building. The former Network Norwich branded Volvo B7 was noted withdrawn at First Norwich in early January last year prior to transfer to Great Yarmouth for storage. It is expected to make its last journey later today.

My thanks to First for the information and the photo of 61148

Roy

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