06/08/2011

Bits & Pieces

A few bits and pieces I have been sent this week...

The Big Gay Bus - Norwich
David Bell was out in Norwich last Saturday and stumbled apon this Metrobus, BYX143V which was taking part in the city's Gay Pride event, it is decorated in a colourful rainbow livery to promote various gay bars/nightclubs in the area
BYX143V
© David Bell

The Only Way Is Essex!
David Bell also sent in this photo of ex First King's Lynn Volvo B7TL 30901 W756DWX, it started life in Yorkshire in 2000 before moving to to Norwich in 2008, after several months at Norwich it passed onto King's Lynn where it became the depots first low floor double decker, it remained at King's Lynn until June 2011 when First's town services passed to Norfolk Green, this bus and many others from both King's Lynn and other First Eastern Counties depots then moved to Essex where it is seen below operating service 70 in Colchester.
30901
© David Bell

Megabus imposter
Des had another trip to London using the Megabus M16 from Norwich yesterday, his morning journey to Norwich was worked by the usual Freestones Volvo B12B, however on his 1935 return journey to Norwich Freestones produced green Hispano bodied Mercedes GDZ385 instead, the coach made good time arriving in Norwich at 2200 with its nearly full load of 45 passengers!
GDZ385
© Des Speed

Once again, thanks to everyone who has been in touch this week.

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