Reader Reports: An Olympian adventure

Syd Eade was out and about with Luke Champeny on Saturday to take a look at the dead Olympians lurking at the back of First Great Yarmouth's Caister Road depot.

Syd tells me that 34112 W432CWX, 34113 W433CWX and 34110 W437CWX were all present. 34113 was acting as a giant cat basket on the day for a furry friend; see if you can spot him in Syd's photograph shown to the right!

Syd and Luke later ended up at First's Lowestoft depot on Gas Works Road - which is notable for being Britain's most Easterly bus depot, which lives alongside Britains most Easterly on-shore wind turbine. Here, Syd reports Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart SLF 43481 R681DPW lurking at the rear of the depot; making at the time Britain's most Easterly parked bus. You probably get the theme by now! Former Norwich Park and Ride used and Great Yarmouth based Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart SLF 43466 R466CAH was noted by Syd and Luke still in active daily service on the 101.

Syd and Luke were also treated to an unexpected ride on one of the few remaining Alexander Royale bodied Volvo Olympians in service; this being 34109 W436CWX on the 1 from Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft. I hear that they were even more comfortable than that cat using its sister as a resting spot!

For those Olympian lovers, it is worth noting that on the weekend of Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich (Saturday 23rd May to Sunday 24th May), the Olympians are expected to have a greater presence in Great Yarmouth as a result of buses being sent to Norwich for use on the extensive special services contracted by Norwich City Council.

Thanks to Syd and Luke for their reports, it doesn't go unappreciated! Both the photographs sent in remain copyright to Syd Eade.
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Norwich Buses Blog was founded in December 2013 by Sam Larke after he left another popular blog, Norwich Bus Page. Since it's launch, the site has grown dramatically, especially whilst written solely by Kieran Smith during 2015. The blog is now in it's third year and we look forward to more success and growth in the future. If you think you'd make a good writer for Norwich Buses Blog, please do get in touch via email: samuel.larke@gmail.com
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