16/02/2011

King's Lynn today 16/02/11 ~ Vintage Carnells!

I went into town for a couple of hours this afternoon, as usual I caught Norfolk Green's FairsteadOne service which today produced Optare Solo YN03NCV.

The main sighting today was Carnells Travel of Sutton Bridge Alexander (Belfast) bodied Leyland Tiger G59RND which was picking up some local school children who had been on a visit to the Lynn Museum. G59RND can often be found operating Carnells last remaining local bus service between Sutton Bridge and Boston ~ I did take a couple of photos of it but unfortunatly the didn't come out well enough to use on the blog, to see a decent photo of it visit www.rb-transport.fpic.co.uk/p56070703.html

Another notable sighting was First 'dinky toy' Optare Solo M780SL 53703 on Hunstanton services, these vehicles rarely stray from town services due to their low B21F seating capacity.

I then decided to, for a change get Norfolk Green's GaywoodFive service home (it does actually get closer to my house but due to it only being an hourly frequency I usually opt for the FairsteadOne as it is much more frequent at every 10-20 minutes) my bus on the GaywoodFive today was Optare Solo MX06BSZ.

...and finally, Gerard Fletcher of the now 'famous' X1 blog text this morning to say that Scania 65528 R148GSF operated the 1015 X1 from King's Lynn to Peterborough and back this morning - the first time a Scania has worked on the route for over a year! ~ to keep up to date with all the latest X1 news see www.fecx1news.blogspot.com