Yay its Friday once more!! Time for our regular weekly look at the coaches in Great Yarmouth today.
First up its Scania K410EB6/ Higer Touring YN66WSK. It was chartered by the Opal Group and is seen outside the Hotel Victoria on Kings Road.
On Marine Parade was Shearings Holidays' Mercedes Benz Tourismo BU18YSR getting ready to load its passengers for is return journey
Then a surprise
Derbyshire resident Tony Wilson was beside the River Bure in Wroxham and Hoveton yesterday when he caught sight of some of First's Bernard Matthews workings crossing the bridge.
The first was ex London Transport Trident 33055 LN51GKO with the other being former East Yorkshire Plaxton bodied Volvo B12BT YX59FUO - the latter on short term loan from Ensign.
My thanks to Tony for the great
First Plaxton President bodied Trident 32809 T809LLC first saw use in Great Yarmouth in early November 2017 after transfer from Norwich. It was needed to help cope with an increase in Bernard Matthews contract work in the lead up to Christmas. It was withdrawn the following February prior to returning to the city for use as a driver trainer during April 2018.
T809LLC arriving at the James
The East of England Traffic Commissioner published his latest Notices and Proceedings Report earlier this morningWhilst there was nothing of note locally the full report can be viewed soon on the government websiteRoy
After a couple of teasing posts on Facebook's First Eastern Counties Bus Blog, I am pleased to provide details of the vehicle recently loaned from Ensign for a short period of time.
Since my original post, Mark Doggett has provided further photos and information regarding the events leading up to the acquisition of the newcomer
Originally the vehicle being hired from the Purfleet
Five privately preserved Eastern Coach Works bodied Bristols at the Bus Day in Dereham Station yard
Sunday witnessed a very successful Vintage Bus & Coach Day at the Mid Norfolk Railway with a record number of vehicles attending and passengers too.
In addition to the ex Eastern Counties vehicles there was also a strong presence of former Ipswich Buses with open top Leyland Atlantean MRT9P
Four coaches were basking in the sun at Great Yarmouth's Beach Coach Station early this afternoon with two of them being employed on National Holidays duties.
National Holidays Mercedes Tourismo NH16BEH was noted beside similar National Holidays branded 5JBT which was being chartered from Johnson Brothers Tours of Hodthorpe.
The third touring coach was Shearings Holidays Mercedes Benz
First kindly added their support for a local charity Day in the Suffolk town of Halesworth today by sending two of their Heritage liveried fleet to the event supporting the Blaze'ing Star Charity.
Flying Banana liveried Dart 42943 WA56OAS from Great Yarmouth and Eastern Counties liveried 42926 SN05EAE from Lowestoft were both on hand for the visitors to have a look around.
Yes it's Friday again! Time for another round up where we take a look at the coaches currently in Great Yarmouth.
Unfortunately as I arrived on Marine Parade Shearings Mercedes Benz Tourismo 841 BJ16KXR was just leaving the Carlton Hotel so I was unable to get a picture. However, I was in the right place at the right time to photo the operator's second Tourismo 131 BU18YSH.
Also seen in
EU05AUN leaving Market Gates during August 2015
The latest news from First's Caister Road depot is the fitting of a new engine to Dennis Dart SLF 42921 EU05AUN.
Other work being carried out includes MOTs for Great Yarmouth's ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL 32213 LT52WTW and Lowestoft's Gemini 37563 AU58ECA.
Meanwhile, in Norwich former Great Yarmouth Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7 66344 MV02VCX has