May to June 2016

Bus activity in the East Norfolk and East Suffolk area of England during the months of May and June 2016. Whilst the board concentrates on the Great Yarmouth…
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At the end of June I finally got the time to post my final report of the Blog On Tour in the USA. It was from San Francisco with  pics of cable cars, buses, trolleybuses and historic streetcars. Norfolk, Tours, England, Great Yarmouth, Buses, Suffolk, Bus, Blog, Street View
Blog On Tour ~ San Francisco
At the end of June I finally got the time to post my final report of the Blog On Tour in the USA. It was from San Francisco with pics of cable cars, buses, trolleybuses and historic streetcars.
On the 29th June I posted that two enthusiast events were being held over the coming weekend. Firstly there was the annual Vintage Transport Weekend at the North Norfolk Railway with many preserved buses and coaches taking part.  Finally, there was the East Coast Pirates Car Club's annual Mega Meet to be held on the the town's Marine Parade close to the Britannia Pier Vintage, East Coast, Car Club, Marine Parade, Yarmouth
A Busy Weekend Ahead!
On the 29th June I posted that two enthusiast events were being held over the coming weekend. Firstly there was the annual Vintage Transport Weekend at the North Norfolk Railway with many preserved buses and coaches taking part. Finally, there was the East Coast Pirates Car Club's annual Mega Meet to be held on the the town's Marine Parade close to the Britannia Pier
On 29th June I posted that another Great Yarmouth stalwart, Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL 32211, had been stood down from service. LT52WTU was expected to follow similar former Caister Road deckers in their onward transfer to the South West Double Decker Bus, Coaching, West, Decker, Bus Coach
Another President Goes
On 29th June I posted that another Great Yarmouth stalwart, Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL 32211, had been stood down from service. LT52WTU was expected to follow similar former Caister Road deckers in their onward transfer to the South West
The 28th June also saw another liveried bus on the town's service 8, between Caister's Marram Drive and the James Paget Hospital. Recently it had seen the use of yellow and pink liveried deckers and that afternoon a purple one was to be seen on the route! Pink, Norwich, Towns
Purple Haze!
The 28th June also saw another liveried bus on the town's service 8, between Caister's Marram Drive and the James Paget Hospital. Recently it had seen the use of yellow and pink liveried deckers and that afternoon a purple one was to be seen on the route!
The 28th June witnessed a couple of vehicle swaps taking place which saw Lowestoft based Enviro 200 45118 ST09JPT go on loan to Ipswich Depot as cover for their Enviro fleet whilst Ipswich Volvo B7RLE 66850 MX05CHD moved in the opposite direction to the Suffolk Coast. Suffolk Coast, Fleet, Loan
Lowestoft Loanee
The 28th June witnessed a couple of vehicle swaps taking place which saw Lowestoft based Enviro 200 45118 ST09JPT go on loan to Ipswich Depot as cover for their Enviro fleet whilst Ipswich Volvo B7RLE 66850 MX05CHD moved in the opposite direction to the Suffolk Coast.
The 26th June saw the final journey of Craske Coaches Plaxton Paramount bodied DAF SB, registered ORY640 on a lowloader. My thanks to Kevan Portas for the info and photo Trucks, Tow Truck, Towing, Paramount
Craske Coach ~ Final Journey
The 26th June saw the final journey of Craske Coaches Plaxton Paramount bodied DAF SB, registered ORY640 on a lowloader. My thanks to Kevan Portas for the info and photo
Back from the USA, I prepared a belated Service Alterations Registered for 22nd June. They included amendments by Anglianbus, Konect and Sanders. Fred Agombar, operator of the Olde Norwich Tour, was requested to attend a Public Inquiry at the offices of the Traffic Commissioners The Office, Public, Service, Registered
Service Alterations Registered ~ 22nd June 2016
Back from the USA, I prepared a belated Service Alterations Registered for 22nd June. They included amendments by Anglianbus, Konect and Sanders. Fred Agombar, operator of the Olde Norwich Tour, was requested to attend a Public Inquiry at the offices of the Traffic Commissioners
I was continuing to report from the USA on the 23rd with a photo of our tour bus. 'What a week has gone by; new operator(s) for the Great Yarmouth - Beccles- Bungay service, an open topper for the Great Yarmouth seafront route, streetdecks operating in the town plus new transfers in. However back in the US unfortunately one of our passengers was taken ill with a suspected heart attack' Greats, Route
What a Week!
I was continuing to report from the USA on the 23rd with a photo of our tour bus. 'What a week has gone by; new operator(s) for the Great Yarmouth - Beccles- Bungay service, an open topper for the Great Yarmouth seafront route, streetdecks operating in the town plus new transfers in. However back in the US unfortunately one of our passengers was taken ill with a suspected heart attack'
On the 21st June Grahame had the unenviable task of writing a tribute to his friend Jim Long. He wrote: 'It is with great sadness and shock we are reporting the sudden passing of Jim Long. Jim was a regular contributor to our blog and has been a truly good friend to myself for the past twelve years or so.  Our Thoughts, Prayers and Love are with Jim's wife Eve and his family. Bristol, Midland, Underwood, The Past, Coaches
JAMES LONG
On the 21st June Grahame had the unenviable task of writing a tribute to his friend Jim Long. He wrote: 'It is with great sadness and shock we are reporting the sudden passing of Jim Long. Jim was a regular contributor to our blog and has been a truly good friend to myself for the past twelve years or so. Our Thoughts, Prayers and Love are with Jim's wife Eve and his family.
Also on 20th June gave details of the latest First activity which included the news that a batch of Volvo B9TL/Wright Geminis were being transferred to East Anglia from First Leeds. He also reported that the 8 between the JPH and Caister pink was being worked by two Norwich Pink Line branded Streetdecks. Jim Long provided his last photo for the blog showing Norwich Volvo B9TL 36166 receiving its new Blue Line livery Leeds, Buses And Trains
Latest First Happenings
Also on 20th June gave details of the latest First activity which included the news that a batch of Volvo B9TL/Wright Geminis were being transferred to East Anglia from First Leeds. He also reported that the 8 between the JPH and Caister pink was being worked by two Norwich Pink Line branded Streetdecks. Jim Long provided his last photo for the blog showing Norwich Volvo B9TL 36166 receiving its new Blue Line livery
On the 20th June I reported from the Evergreen Air Museum at McMinnville in Oregon; where surprisingly an old bus was on display ~ Stoughton Bus Oregon, Museums, Stoughton, Vehicles, Evergreen, Mcminnville
Blog On Tour ~ Stoughton Bus
On the 20th June I reported from the Evergreen Air Museum at McMinnville in Oregon; where surprisingly an old bus was on display ~ Stoughton Bus
On the 19th June I reported from Portland, Oregon on the TriMet as part of the Blog On Tour Portland, Portland Oregon
Blog On Tour ~ Portland
On the 19th June I reported from Portland, Oregon on the TriMet as part of the Blog On Tour
By the 16th the 'Blog On Tour' reached Port Angeles situated in Clallam County in Washington State. Public transport wise it is served by Clallam Transit. Washington State, Public Transport, Angeles, County
Blog On Tour ~ Port Angeles
By the 16th the 'Blog On Tour' reached Port Angeles situated in Clallam County in Washington State. Public transport wise it is served by Clallam Transit.
The 15th June saw the blog's first report from the west coast of the USA as part of Blog On Tour and featured Seattle Seattle, West Coast, Coast
Blog On Tour ~ Seattle
The 15th June saw the blog's first report from the west coast of the USA as part of Blog On Tour and featured Seattle
The 18th June saw the unusual sight of a Yellow line decker on the 8 service in Great Yarmouth. It was Norwich based Trident 32106 (LT02ZCV), Great Britain, Britain
Yellow Eight
The 18th June saw the unusual sight of a Yellow line decker on the 8 service in Great Yarmouth. It was Norwich based Trident 32106 (LT02ZCV),