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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Since Our Last Update

Evening All, This is Harry signing in just to inform you that we're still here! I myself haven't got much time to post to the blog due to other blog commitments, but I'll certainly try! Today 20515 was out operating on Standby Rail Replacements. 60622 has appeared quite a lot on route 1 & 8 over the last few weeks & so have the 3 Last remaining Renown's - 66126, 60813 & 60814. Sisters 60808 & 60809 are both now obviously driver trainers and are based in Norwich keeping 20122 company! Finally, I conclude this post with a few photos of 43861, which is likely to be withdrawn/transferred along with sisters when the 6 StreetLites enter service in Great Yarmouth (other 6 are for Norwich)
At James Paget Hospital earlier this month
Will be a shame to see them go
Could they end up in Ipswich?

They'd never see use on Bernard Matthews contracts would they?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Fleet Update ~ Anglianbus

As yet unreported, Anglian's 959 AU08GLY has finally re-entered service after undergoing major repairs in around August last year. I noted her working the 80 in Diss on Monday, complete with new fleetnames.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

A quick post from Norwich

Just a quick pictoral update today, Konectbus 953 YN57HPX is now out in service without any vinyls (apart from fleet number) and oddly lacking the Optare branded front. Also spotted was First Great Yarmouth's recently repainted 37578 AU58EDJ.



Thursday, 2 October 2014

Konectbus on loan ~ UPDATED

306 is still on loan with Anglian, and was spotted ont the 84s again today. Thanks to the driver for stopping to allow me to take a photograph.




Just a quick notice to say that recently transferred Konectbus 306 YJ60KGV was noted back at Anglian, working the 84s this afternoon.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

UFX852S Model

The previously merntioned model of Konectbus 152 UFX852S is now available at Norwich Bus Station, for £27. Stock is limited so hurry before they're ran out!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Konectbus 152 Model ~ A First Look

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

Fleet Update ~ Norfolk Green

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

Fleet Update ~ Konectbus

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

Where are they now? ~ Sanders OU05KLA

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

Big News: FirstNorwich

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.