Monday, 25 September 2017

Another spot for Bus photos

The town centre is a nightmare at the moment for photos with most of the main Bus interchange closed off for works. So I've found another spot where I can photograph Buses. The spot will remain a mystery for the time being. This isn't the main interchange and there's still some Stagecoach in Eastbourne routes which serve the area. They're the Loop, 1,1A,1X,55 and 56. E300s can be seen working the 1/1A, E400s on the Loop, the 1X with its E200s with the exception of the 36901 which are all former Loop and the 55 and 56 which use different types of Buses.

Here is some of the routes I've photographed down there the Buses featured in fleet number order are:
15545 (GN59 EWU)
19650 (SP60 DTN)
19653 (SP60 DPV)
27518 (GX06 DYY)
27574 (GX58 GKE)
27576 (GX58 GKG)
28608 (GN61 EVM)
36908 (GN13 HHZ)

E300 27574 goes down a hill whilst working the 1A

Here's 27574 again

ADL TransBus E300 27518 picks up

E400 19650 picks up whilst working the Anti-Clockwise orbit of the Loop
Scania E400 15545 picks up on the 1

Scania E300 28608 picks up whilst working the 1

It's former Loop on its now allocated route the 1X E200 36908 picks up before going back to the town centre

It's a Loop paradise Loop branded E400s 19653 and 19659 pick up on both sides of the Loop

E300 27576 also picks up 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

An tribute to the Euro 3 Enviro400s

A good few years of old Enviro400 operation came to an end on the East Sussex Coast last weekend. When 19019 (MX06 XAU), 19048 (MX56 FRR) and 19049 (MX56 FRU) all departed for new lives elsewhere. I was really upset as I really liked those old Enviro400s all it is now Double wise is the boring 60 plate ADL Enviro400s and the boring Scania Enviro400s.

Sadly, I haven't been able to get more recent photos of 19048 and 19049 so i'm using my last photos I've got of them. However, I've managed to get an photo of 19019 on its last day in service in East Sussex.

First up we have 19019 (MX06 XAU) after it recently received an new engine after its other one blew which caused its problem. It is seen before working an 51 on its last day in service in Sussex. 

19019 MX06 XAU is seen before working an 51 the E200 behind still remains at Eastbourne
 This has to be my all time favourite of the old Enviro400s 19049 (MX56 FRU) works an 55 after coming off an 51 in July 2017 just under an week before the timetable changes.
19049 MX56 FRU works the 55
 Now we have 19048 (MX56 FRR) this Enviro400 was also amazing it's seen working the 56 to Langney Shops
19048 MX56 FRR works the 56
I wasn't happy to find out they had gone it was the same with the ALX400s when they went last year they will be missed.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Departures and transfers

Sunday the 3rd of September there was an reshuffle of Buses within the Stagecoach South East division. This led to departures and arrivals of existing fleet. In this post I will be showing 2 Buses that have transferred out taken on the 2nd September on their last day in Eastbourne service. Later on, I will be showing some familiar additions as well which have transferred down to rejoin an East Sussex fleet.

First up we have Enviro200 36900 (GN13 HHR) what once was an regular Bus on the Loop is now gone from Eastbourne along with 36898 and 36899. 36901/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 all remain. Here is 36900 working an 5A on its last day in service on the East Sussex Coast.

E200 36900 (GN13 HHR) works the 5A on its last day in service on the Sussex Coast.
 Another departure (An separate post will be soon done for this) were the Euro 3 Ex Manchester Enviro400s. Re-engine 19019 (MX06 XAU) appears on its last day in Eastbourne service on the 51.
E400 19019 (MX06 XAU) works the 51 the day before transfer
 I would really like to welcome back half of the GX58 Enviro300s 27571/2/3/4/5/6 (GX58 GKA/C/D/E/F/G). These Enviro300s left back in 2015 to go to Dover in exchange for the TransBus ones. Those 6 have now come back after 2 years of not being on the Sussex Coast. Infact they are allocated to their old 1/1A route.
ADL Enviro300 27574 (GX58 GKE) is seen in Langney.

Here we have 27573 (GX58 GKD) in the same part of Eastbourne