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Friday, 30 January 2015

Fleet Update ~ First X1

FirstBus Gemini 37573, AU58ECX, has returned in Excel livery, ENBB reports. I'm hoping to photograph it in the upcoming weeks, when it transfers back over from Kings Lynn :-)

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Photography Work

Thought I'd share these with you all :-) Here's a few photos taken the other night, using a variation of shutter speeds. Buses (Plaxton presidents) pass at speed. All of these are of course my own & cannot be copied.

FirstNorwich ~ Fleet ~ Jan 2015

A quick summary of fleet changes this month at Norwich:
  • 65579 T579JNG Scania L94UB Wright Axcess-Floline -- Stored
  • 65588 V588DVF Scania L94UB Wright Axcess-Floline -- Stored
  • 65589 V589DVF Scania L94UB Wright Axcess-Floline -- Stored
  • Few more repaints into Norwich Livery (See the Repaints page)
  • 60813/4 & 66126 are being prepared to transfer to Devon & Cornwall, according to Steve's Bus & Train Page
  • 20514/5 move to FirstIpswich for Rail Replacement use. They'll be repainted in time into the Ipswich style X1-Livery (half & half, as worn by AU58FFN/M
  • EU08FHB, ST58JPT & VT09JPT have all transferred from Lowestoft. They join sisters RT09/ST09 JPT.
Sorry I haven't posted to the page much, I'm trying to balance College, My Social Life & also updating this & my own blog.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Launch of Coastal Red

I advise you to check out NorwichBusesBlog - http://norwichbusesblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/red-instead-new-company-on-streets-of.html

Monday, 26 January 2015

General Updates

A start to another week. Let's hope there'll be more news to report otherwise I won't have much else to report on the blog!

The latest news is that 43859 has moved from FirstGreatYarmouth to FirstLowestoft, joining her sisters. ENBB reports that the final Dart, 43864, will follow once it's been fixed! This movement has meant that Alexander Dennis Enviro200s VT09JPT, ST58JPT & EU08FHB have all transferred to Norwich. And as a result of this, NorwichBusesBlog report that 3 of the Optare solos are parked up and aren't likely to see much more service in Norwich at present.

Finally, YJ51EKM (a DAF Renown Bodied Cadet) is now in Sanders Livery - Sourced from NorwichBusesBlog

Fleet Update ~ AnglianBus UPDATED 28TH JAN

Sourced, with permission, from HD Trim
I'm tied for time this evening, so just a quick update. NorwichBuses report that OmniDekkas for Anglian are on their way very soon, following the beginning of repaint at Hants & Dorset trim.

UPDATE - It seems YN55PZC is one of them. Many thanks to Hants & Dorset trim, who let us use their photo! :-)
This bus was orginally with MetroBus (many photos, such as this, if you search the no. plate into Flickr), up until approximately Christmas.

Friday, 23 January 2015

FirstBus Changes

  • Mon 26th to 29th January ~ Route 2 & 4 Changes. Owing to roadworks, and therefore the closure of King Street Great Yarmouth, services 2 and 4 are diverted via South Quay from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th January 2015. The stops in King Street will NOT be served during this closure. More on the FirstBus website
  • Changes to the X1: Timetable changes during the morning peak & afternoon have been made for X1 services between Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Norwich to enable buses to depart more punctually from Norwich Bus Station. These can be seen here: http://m.firstgroup.com/ukbus/suffolk_norfolk/news/24701/
  • X1: An extra school day journey has been added from the James Paget Hospital to Norwich in the morning peak. The X1 will still operate on the A47 between Norwich, Acle and Great Yarmouth, but drivers will be able to use alternative routes in the Norwich area to avoid congestion when unexpected heavy traffic is causing delays..
  • Haven Bridge is closed night times from February the 2nd for 2 weeks from 19:00 (7pm) until 06:00 (6am). Buses & traffic will divert via the Tesco to Asda by-pass. 
  • As reported on ENBB, a few morning 8 journeys have been altered to depart earlier. This is to aide & coincide with X1 connections. 

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

FirstNorfolk&Suffolk Liveries ~ Replicas

As FirstBus are in the process to repaint their fleet into the new liveries, whether it be the Colour Norwich Lines (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Pink & Turquoise), Heritage liveries or the new corporate livery, I'll attempt to paint a few OO 1:76 Scale bus models into a few of these liveries. This new series will show the progress of my attempt to repaint them and also show the final result. I'll give an overview & impression of it and in time we'll be able to compare it to the real livery!

Prior to Repaint
My first attempt was a Green Line Wright Eclipse Urban Single decker. This bus is based on MV02VBZ, randomly picked by Zak of NorwichBusPage. I'm fairly impressed with my attempt & just hope the green is a similar shade to real life!

In addition, I've began to create a FirstGreatYarmouth Caister Road Depot scene. So far I've layed out the main building and I've just completed a tarmac base for the forecourt, as seen in the image. My next step is to create the interior of the depot & begin to place models into the depot

Model of the Caister Road depot, made by myself from a card kit
© Harry ~ NBP & NorfolkScene

We hope you like this new series & that you check back soon when I create my next attempt! More on my own blog -  http://eastangliarailscene.blogspot.co.uk

Sunday, 18 January 2015

FleetList ~ First Ipswich ~ Feb 2015

FirstIpswich Fleet:
32479 AU53HJV Volvo B7TL Transbus ALX400 --
32486 AU53HKD Volvo B7TL Transbus ALX400 --
32487 AU53HKE Volvo B7TL Transbus ALX400 --
32488 AU53HKF Volvo B7TL Transbus ALX400 --
32489 AU53HKG Volvo B7TL Transbus ALX400 --
32490 AU53HKH Volvo B7TL Transbus ALX400 --
32491 AU53HKJ Volvo B7TL Transbus ALX400 --
32492 AU53HKK Volvo B7TL Transbus ALX400 --
32493 AU53HKL Volvo B7TL Transbus ALX400 - Superoute 66
32494 AU53HKM Volvo B7TL Transbus ALX400
32653 AU05MUV Volvo B7TL Alexander Dennis ALX400 --
32655 AU05MUY Volvo B7TL Alexander Dennis ALX400 --
32656 AU05MVA Volvo B7TL Alexander Dennis ALX400 --
44516 YX09ACV Alexander Dennis Enviro200 - Branding Route 53
44517 YX09ACY Alexander Dennis Enviro200 - Branding Route 53
44518 YX09ACZ Alexander Dennis Enviro200 - Branding Route 53
44519 YX09ADO Alexander Dennis Enviro200 - Branded Hop into town
62143 R589SBA Volvo B10BLE Wright Renown On loan from FirstYorkshire
65670 SN51UYC Scania L94UB Wright Solar --
66850 MX05CHD Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66950 WX55TZM Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66957 WX55TZU Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66959 WX55TZW Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66976 KX05MGZ Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66977 KX05MHA Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66978 KX05MHE Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66979 KX05MHF Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66980 KX05MHJ Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66981 KX05MHK Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66982 KX05MHL Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66983 KX05MHM Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66984 KX05MHN Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66985 KX05MHO Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66986 KX05MHU Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
66987 KX05MHV Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69005 AU05DME Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69006 AU05DMF Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban -- Repaint
69007 AU05DMO Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69008 AU05DMV Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69009 AU05DMX Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69010 AU05DMY Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69011 AU05DMZ Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69422 AU58FFJ Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69423 AU58FFK Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69424 AU58FFL Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69425 AU58FFM Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban --
69426 AU58FFN Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse-Urban -
20514 - WV02EUR
20515 - WV02EUP

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Two Wright's Don't Make A Wrong

This afternoon I headed through Great Yarmouth numerous times in order to get from home to college, back home, back to college & back home again.... Well, That isn't a mouthful at all!

I saw a number of rare occurences, including X1 liveried 37578 operating a BM contract this afternoon. When I thought things couldn't get more out of the ordinary, they did.....

FirstGreatYarmouth Gemini 32629 was on the X1 this morning (en-route to Norwich, through Great Yarmouth, at about 8:20). I just assumed this was to be an odd peak journey, but was shocked to see 32629 still out operating the X1 this afternoon (makes sense as 37578 was on contracts). Not only that, but we were soon on it's back, in convoy as I was on recently transferred 66344 on route 6. If only I had my camera, & that the lighting would've been better if I had done!

Finally, 60622 was on the 1A, 60618 was on the 6/7/5, 43859 was on the 7 this morning (swapped with a StreetLite through the course of the day) and 66341 was on the 8. 32063 was also on a Contract I believe, passing along Caister by-pass about 15:40