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Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014 Zak Nelson 0
Thanks to Konectbus and an impecabbly timed birthday, I can bring you a close up look at EFE's model of Julian Patterson's Leyland National which was on long term loan to the company. The model bus is displaying "17 Dereham" which is a route it operated on most commonly during its first years at Konect. There are 600 models being made and Konect have bought 96 of them to sell to members of staff and enthusiasts directly. Models will be available at the bus station but as yet it is unknown when these will become available.
a rather smart looking 152 sits on the banister in my house
|152 working a relief service from Dereham early one summer morning|
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Zak Nelson 0
Norfolk Green are set to take delivery of their first two Dennis Trident Alexander ALX400s next week. They will both arrive already in Stagecoach's variant of their fleet livery; as seen below in a photograph kindly supplied by Gobbiner on flickr.
|17786 LX03BVZ © Gobbiner|
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Zak Nelson 0
Konectbus have announced on their enthusiasts page that ex-Anglian 953 YN57HPX has just returned from a repaint into fleet livery.
|one of my early shots in my bus spotting career includes this shot of then Anglianbus 312 exiting|
Lowestoft bus station on a 603 service to Carlton Colville.
Monday, 22 September 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014 Zak Nelson 0
Not a regular series, but a series nonetheless. Again I feel I must apologise for the lack of posts. I have recently regained access to my social media accounts and am therefore more keen to update the likes of my flickr pages than I am actually posting on the blog. It probably hasn't escaped your notice that Showbus took place on Sunday and I will be writing a small number of posts on about the visit but until they are ready to publish, you'll have to make do with other bits and pieces of info!
Thanks to my newly acquired access to flickr, I stumbled across this photograph of ex-Sanders tri-axle OU05KLA. It was taken by Paul Green who has kindly allowed to me to reproduce it here. He spotted Morton's Y14BUS at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, shortly after being transferred from Sanders and receiving her new registration. The bus is yet to receive Morton's fleet livery.
Thanks again to Paul for the use of the photograph.
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Zak Nelson 0
I was having a gander on Showbus's website last night, having a look at the vehicle entry list and couldn't help but notice FirstNorwich's 33163 LR02LXZ was on the list. I thought it a bit strange that First would want to show off a bog standered Plaxton President at the most high profile bus event of the year, and so this set my mind whirring about what plans were in place for the vehicle. Late last night, East Norfolk Bus Blog confirmed that she is set to receive the new Norwich Network livery in time for the rally. Follow the link for more info.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Zak Nelson 0
Anglian and Konect's official 'enthusiasts' page has announced that the last remaining Rackheath based Optare Versa has arrived at it's new home in Dereham. 309 AU11EPE joins sisters 307 and 308, alongside also recently acquired 305 and 306. All are expected to continue to see service on the 53 between Tuckswood and Wroxham, which Konect took over at the beginning of the month.
|309 was moved to Beccles after Rackheath depot closed, which allowed a couple of opportunities to photograph|
a Versa operating unusual routes. Here 309 is working an 87 to Poringland on the 4th of this month.
Sunday, 7 September 2014
Sunday, September 07, 2014 Zak Nelson 0
After receiving negative feedback regarding our look a few months ago, we opted to revert to a more blog-like appearance. Following that decision a poll was raised on the side bar and the results were very mixed. First of all, I'd like to say thanks to everyone who voted, a massive 104 people took part in what proves to be our most successfull poll yet. Overall, the result was half and half however some readers emailed in to express a more detailed opinion and those opinions were listened too last week when we reverted to our old "website" look. For starters our current template enables us to include more features than the regular blog template and the customisable html means there is scope for future development. So as far as we're concerned Norwich Bus Page has now settled into an appealing and popular look which we will continue to adapt to make it our own. Once again, thanks to all who voted and we look forward to hitting the 400,000 pageviews mark and being able to thank you all once more.
Saturday, 6 September 2014
Saturday, September 06, 2014 Harry Stanley 0
A post from a bit further afield this evening. Earlier this week NetworkColchester acquired 2 Geminis for their routes. One of them, LF02PLO, has been used on service 1 in Colchester.
(To clarify, the photo's not my own in the link)
(To clarify, the photo's not my own in the link)
Friday, 5 September 2014
Friday, September 05, 2014 Zak Nelson 0
Thanks to BorderBus, I can reveal that yet another single decker has joined the fleet. KX54NKH is an Alexander Dennis Enviro300 which previously saw service with Premier in Nottingham. The bus will be numbered 106 in the fleet.