Saturday, 6 October 2018

The challenge now facing me

I have now lost another photography spot this time thanks to wire fences making it more of a challenge to take photos. The only for me now to take photos from there is standing in the road but that is very dangerous I don't know how to take photos with it there. I will have to find an alternative spot again which there hardly is in the town centre. 

The buses in these photos were all taken before the wired fencing was put on the other side which back then was easier for photos. 

28606 is seen working the 1

27576 also looks good in the sun!

15328 working the 1 which is what appears to be its main route as it's always on there.

This was taken on the day when the wired fences were being delivered 15490 is seen at a stop the Bus has had a fresh repaint and now has its second tree guard.

28607 is seen in the town centre this was on the 1 and the blinds refused to come out.
Wish me luck in finding another spot.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

More Bus stop moves

April saw one side of Buses kicked out of Terminus and September saw the rest kicked out of Terminus. My story is a new challenge for photos of Buses in the town centre I've been unable to photograph the Doubles due to the trees and I have only been able to photograph the Singles in the new location. I wouldn't recommend the area for any photographs sadly, I'm stuck here because my parents won't let me out of the town when I want to leave the town to see Buses.

The best time to take the photos is when it's cloudy as the trees are an issue when it's sunny I have to hand pick the best time in which the trees wouldn't be an issue. Anyway, here is some of the photos of the Buses in the new location and a bit further down.
E200 36901 is seen working the 1X from the new stop.

The Buses sometimes go straight down to the next stop after the new stop E300 27574 shows how it's done.

The works have meant that the Buses have to stop further back in the next stop Scania E300 28606 does the honours.

Even the Wave isn't stopping properly this is because there was another Bus in the stop. 

One of the other allocation of 1X E200s is seen in the new location. 

A shadow from the trees prevented me from getting a photo in the new spot of the camera shy 27575 here it is a bit further down.

E300 27573 is also seen in the new location for Bus stops.
Hopefully the challenge won't be difficult.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Buses in Devon part 2 Buses in the city

Part one featured photos of the Hop 22 Bus route focusing on some of the Double-Deckers of Devon. In part 2, I went to the city of Exeter to focus on some of the Single-Deckers of Devon. The trip to the city led to me photographing 2 types of Bus I had never photographed before and that was the E200 MMC and MAN E300. I have many photos of the E400 MMC so wanted to add a few of the E200 ones to my MMC collection. 

Ages ago, some E200 MMCs transferred to the South West divison from somewhere up North in exchange for other Buses.

One of the E200 MMCs is seen in the big city

Meanwhile there were some MAN E300s about they're different to the ADL and Scania E300s operated down here

My main aim was to photograph the Cancer Research Bus here it is

As well as the MMCs, they operate many older E200s as demonstrated by this example

As well as the older ones they also operate the E20D classic E200s here is one of them

Another E200 is also photographed this is an older one

One of the other E200 MMCs is seen in the city 
Also to add, the City routes there are letters instead of numbers which is rather odd.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Buses in Devon part 1 Hop 22 Buses

I have just got back home from this years family holiday last year, it was Dorset I went to however, this time around, I went to Devon. This is how route branding is done not only does it have vinyl's, the standard Stagecoach colours have been changed to different shades of green which does look nice. 

The allocation on this route is Scania N230UD/Enviro400s carrying that green branding. When I last visited the area 3 years ago, the route was the Hop 11 and it had Tridents on it the 11 was withdrawn ages ago and was replaced by an hourly extension of the 22 this post is also my Double-Decker post.

The first Scania I photographed there was this one seen on the route on the Tuesday.

Seen on the Wednesday is my second Scania photo from this week.

This shows that Scanias aren't always on it Trident 18367 is seen on the route on the Thursday.

The one after was a Scania though as seen by this example. 

The final Scania is photographed on it on the Friday.
My final instalment will see my trip to a city when it was the Single-Deckers turn to be photographed.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The return to East Anglia part 3 Lowestoft featuring some Buses in Barbie colours

This one was a bit of a challenge for me trying to narrow photos down the best I can as well as photographing Border Bus and Konect Bus is Great Yarmouth and Norwich as well as First group, I also photographed Buses in Lowestoft which was my main base for the trip. 

This post features some odd workings and Buses still in Barbie which feature alongside the Buses in the current Olympia colours and a E200 with a black front. 

The order for this post will be Buses from the Tuesday first and the last morning before coming home second. 


Gemini 37568 (AU58 ECJ) departing the Bus station. 

Swinging around the bend on a Single-Decker working of route X22 is E200 44531 (SN62 AZW).

The E200 I didn't photograph on my previous visit 44532 (SN62 DBO) also swings around the bend on the 103.

Still going in Barbie is Gemini 32629 (KP54 KAX).

Gemini 37563 (AU58 ECA) departs the Bus station on the X2.
Still the same with its black front is E200 44517 (YX09 ACY).


It always seems to be difficult to get a photo of Gemini 37579 (AU58 EDK) but I succeeded this time here it departs the Bus station. 

One of the Great Yarmouth Geminis departs on the 1. 

What was my Bus back on the day I went to Norwich, Gemini 37571 (AU58 ECV) departs the Bus station on the X2.

Another Gemini swings around the bend I believe it had not in service on the blinds I gather it was either on the X2 or X22.

It would be so bad to leave posh Buses out here is Excel E400 33821 (YX63 LKL) departing on the X1.

Another Excel E400 this time 33820 (YX63 LKK) arrives on the X1.

Also still in Barbie, is Gemini 37141 (SN57 HDA) here it swings around the bend. 

One of the ALX400s departs the Bus station on the 99. 
It was a really good week for photos last week.

Monday, 13 August 2018

The return to East Anglia part 2 Norwich


The City of Norwich is one of the places I visit every time I go to East Anglia for a holiday as there is plenty of operators in the city. Konect Bus fleet members were my main focus of the visit as that was the only place I could get to where they operate. It was also to try and photograph a few E200s which joined the Konect Bus fleet ages ago which came from other Go-Ahead group members. On that note, I proved successful in taking photos of the E200s I won't say old E200s as the 10 plate one isn't old it's a similar age to the Stagecoach ones in Hastings and the 2 in this post are both mini E200s or baby E200s.  

Previously with Thames Travel looking at the colours is a Konect E200 resting in Norwich City Centre.

Something older than the 10 plate is this E200 which wears a distinctive red livery is this example.

Yellow line is added to the collection of the coloured lines I have photos of is of this Eclipse. 

No stranger to the camera in Norwich as I photographed it on my previous trip is this 636 (SN65 OAV) and it's off route again!

B9TL Gemini 2 36270 is seen on the 14. 

My previous Purple line photo was of a Trident President this time it's of a Volvo example with the same body.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

The return to East Anglia part 1 Great Yarmouth

Following my trip late May into the start of June this year I did another trip going to the same places. This time, I've decided to do it in a different order which isn't the same as my previous order. Buses featured in this post weren't featured in my other post back in June so there are some different Buses. The first post is Great Yarmouth pictures on a sunny Monday afternoon I revisited the area on the Friday however, the weather ruined the photos then.

Gemini 2 36186 (BN12 JYJ) is seen working the X1 service here it loads for the city of Norwich .

Still in full X1 branding after the Western side became the XL and the Eastern side remained as the X1 is Gemini 37573 AU58 ECX here it is on an X11 a route which uses the same Buses as the X1.

Photographed on the X11 is former demo Enviro400 33423 (SN60 CAA) the bus would become restricted to town routes temporarily later on in the week.

The oldest Gemini in the First Eastern Counties fleet at the start of the week.

One of the purposes of my trip was to get another photo of a Border Bus to join my photo of 107 (BB12 BUS) from the last visit here is older 105 (BB07 BUS).


Part 2 will be either Buses in Lowestoft or Norwich.