Saturday, 31 December 2016

The trips of 2016

Another end to another year here is just an list of trips I went on during the course of this year.
Winter 2016 (earlier this year) saw me travel to East Anglia to photograph some of the Buses there. Despite spending long hours photographing Buses, I managed some pretty good photos.
First Lowestoft Mini Enviro200 45118 (ST09 JPT)

Gemini 37578 (AU58 EDJ) rode this during my stay and I really hated it.
 Spring comes along and it was time to experience the biggest Rail Replacement in the South East loads of Buses there was to see.
Compass Trident T183 CLO at Three Bridges

Now onto Summer 2016 and my trips to Hastings and Brighton to photograph Buses there.

Eastbourne based Scania 15544 (GN59 EWT) departing Hastings Station on the 99 shame the blinds didn't come out

37327 (YY15 OWR) seen on an Arrows service.

Stagecoach South Scania 15992 (YN64 XSW) in the same spot as T183 CLO

Brighton Gemini 430 (BF12 KXJ) displaying new Regency branding.

Gemini 456 on a 5B
 Now onto something more local more Rail Replacement and here are 2 really good Buses I went on Southdown PSV Scania 501 (YN66 WUB) and MetroBus Enviro200 6781 (YY15 GDA)

Scania 501 (YN66 WUB) at Polegate Station

MetroBus Enviro200 6781 (YY15 GDA) at Hampden Park Station

Friday, 2 December 2016

The end of Euro 2 Tridents and arrivals

With DDA enforcement due on Double - Deckers by the 31st of this month we bid farewell to the V and W reg Tridents. Some of them have been withdrawn already whilst others are on their last days in service. I didn't get to go on all of them but I went on what I could and it was a few of them in the end. So I'm going to be sharing my photos of them.

17623 (V623 DJA) parked up after completing a 98

It came from London and survived until November 2016 when it was confirmed withdrawn 17106 (V106 MEV) after completing a 98 this outlived similar 17107 (V107 MEV)

17624  (V624 DJA) after completing a 98 a few months ago

17627 (W627 RND) also after completing a 98 on one of its last days in service in October 2016

17632 (W632 RND) came from Manchester and alongside most of the other Tridents featured it was Ex - Magic Bus

17633 (W633 RND) managed to survive until late November 2016 when it was withdrawn

17637 (W637 RND) spent a short time at Eastbourne before being replaced by Scania 15506 (GN09 BDF) it later transferred to Hastings and is seen after a 98 journey

17639 (W639 RND) is also seen after completing a 98 journey early November 2016

17663 (V163 DFT) after completing a 98 journey also I first photographed it in Hastings on the Arrows
 Here is what's wiping them out the 100/1/2 is getting new Enviro400MMCs like 10702 (SN66 VVO) which will remain unbranded. What's replacing the  Non - DDA Tridents is the Scanias displaced by the new MMCs from the 100/1/2.
Working a 99 in it's first week of service 10702 (SN66 VVO) this was an extra during the most recent train strike near the end of its journey at Eastbourne Town Centre

10702 (SN66 VVO) leaving Eastbourne Town Centre on a 99 to Silverhill on the same day