17/08/2011

Return of an old friend!

Emblings Of Guyhirn have purchased an old favourite of mine Volvo B10M/Plaxton Premiere R841DVF, it spent much of its working life with First Eastern Counties plying the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk on the X1 route (and X94 before that)

R841DVF X1
THEN: R841DVF with First Eastern Counties (fleet number 20141) on service X1 © Gerard Fletcher

It was transferred to First in Scotland in late 2008/early 2009 along with many other coaches from the First King's Lynn depot when new Volvo B9TL/Gemini's arrived for the X1. Shortly after arrival in Scotland R841DVF was one of several coaches sold off to private operators.

It then fell of the radar operating with an operator in the North before a strange and coincidental turn of events saw it being aquired by Emblings Of Guyhirn bringing the vehicle back to its old stomping ground!

Since it joined the Emblings fleet last month it has been noted on private hires and service work and yesterday delighted me by turning up on the Tuesday Shopper service into King's Lynn!

R841DVF Emblings
NOW: R841DVF with Emblings on King's Lynn Tuesday Shopper service 3 to March yesterday afternoon.