Throwback Thursday - Further back in North Norfolk

To continue on from earlier Tuesday Tike Tunnel/Throwback Thursday reports from the North Norfolk Coast, a quick photograph which I remember whilst writing the previous report.

The oldest photograph I have in my archive, the date is unknown - however, I believe it was taken some time around 2006. It depicts a trio of First Eastern Counties Norwich based vehicles, which at the time would have been operated predominantly out of Roundtree Way depot, at Cromer Bus Station working the X5 - then the principal service between Norwich and Sheringham.

Thanks to regular contributor "Return2LayerRoad" who confirmed the final day of service for the X5, which by the point of its withdrawal had become the 50, as Saturday 25th September 2010. He adds, "The last up journey, the 1700hrs Sheringham - Norwich was worked by 65552 (R552 CNG) and the very last service 50 journey of all the 1745hrs Norwich to Sheringham was worked by 65539 (R139 GSF).  I was the last person to buy a ticket at Sheringham and the last to get off there.  How sad is that?"
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