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First Essex Happenings 2012
« on: January 02, 2012, 10:05:02 PM »
This is a new format of note pages, for general day-to-day sightings, run-of-the-mill daily observations, and even the more unusual strays spotted in daily operation.

Open up a separate thread for service changes, and major announcements (i.e. PI callings, new ownership, cessation of operations, that kind of thing!)

This thread shall continue throughout 2012, but Admins reserve the right to cut one and start again if there are more than 250 postings in one particular thread, or if there is an argument or serious off-topic problems etc.

Enjoy!
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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 10:21:32 AM »
There are 2 Dennis Lances currently at work at Clacton.
They are "native" NC bodied 67003 (P503 MNO) - rejuvinated from Reserve, and ex First Wyvern Plaxton Verde bodied 67241 (N241 MRW).
67003 has been seen on the 74 (Clacton-Colchester via St Osyth) service, while 67241 is a regular on 17/18 (Clacton-Point Clear).
Also now working at CN is ex First Eastern Counties Leyland olympian/NC 34333 (H132 FLX).
Olympians 34610/3 (K610/3 LAE) disused at CN and BE respectively by end of Jan 12, while SLF/Marshall 41642 (R642 TLM) disused at CN.
Cannibalised at CN in Jan 12 were Vo Olympians 34303/9 (L303/9 PWR) and Scania 113CRL/Wright 65524 (R144 GSF).
Stored Reserve Lances 60103 (P868 MBF), 67007 (P507 MNO) noted robbed of some parts at BE.
Solo 53139 (EU 54 BNJ) on loan to BE from CF in late Jan 12.
5/1/12:
B12M/Paragon 20501 (AO 02 RBY) on 525 (Colchester-Chelmsford school service) - usually yellow BMC.
26/1/12:
Solo 53134 (EO 02 NFT) on 71A (Chelmsford-Colchester) (CF line) - usually Omnicity or B7RLE or SLF/Super Pointer. 
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« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 12:20:44 PM by jrdpod »

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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012 (Feb)
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 11:27:01 PM »
Leyland Olympian 34610 (K610 LAE) returned to service - initially at CR and then back to CN.
Sister 34613 still disused at BE.
Scania 113CRL/Wright 65527 (R147 GSF) delicensed at CN and robbed of some parts.
Volvo B7RLE/Wright 66818 and Volvo B7TL 30902 noted as being repainted.
Bluebird 68000 (Q275 LBA) moved from store at CR to staff bus use at BE.

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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012 (March)
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 12:39:15 PM »
SLF/Pointer 40733 (P626 WSU) briefly crew ferry at Braintree, but withdrawn at end of March.
Leyland Olympian/Alexander 34355 (L155 UNS), SLF/Marshall 41642 (R642 TLM), cannibalised Volvo Olympian/NC 34303 (L303 PWR) and Scania 113CRL/Wright 65524 (R144 GSF) removed from Clacton for scrap by Erith.

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« Last Edit: April 03, 2012, 07:13:05 PM by jrdpod »

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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012 (April)
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 01:15:29 PM »
SLF/ALX200 43739 (V739 GPU) and Lance/NC 67003 (P503 MNO) appeared in service at CR in mid April; these are usually CN based buses.

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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 09:41:44 PM »
First Essex Solo 53136 is the first bus in the Essex fleet to receive new group livery

Photo link http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjs251/7263819484/in/photostream

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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2012, 09:43:08 PM »
Leyland Olympian/NC 34610 (K610 LAE) on loan to First Eastern Counties at Ipswich, from May until July, covering for accident damaged Volvo B7TL.
Scania L94UB/Wright 65690 (YS 03 ZKK) to First Eastern Counties at Ipswich, in July.
Volvo Olympian/NC 34309 (L309 PWR) reported as being removed for scrap from Clacton, in August.
Scania 113/Wright 65629 (V829 FSC) suffered engine fire whilst on service in Southend, in August.

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« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 12:03:36 AM by jrdpod »

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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 05:23:18 PM »
The Citaro was out yesterday on driver shuttles in Chelmsford.

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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2012, 02:11:05 PM »
just seen 2 bmc of first went past my house the yellow buses at 2:05pm sorry i cant see the fleet numbers sorry :'(
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 05:00:15 PM »
Does anybody know what's happened with P451 RPW? Is it stil going?

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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2012, 11:02:21 AM »
43451 is/was operating out of Braintree according to their latest allocation for November

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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 12:02:34 PM »
Does anybody know of any info about First pulling out of Chelmsford
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Re: First Essex Happenings 2012
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 05:41:44 PM »
I heard nothing about First pulling out of CF.

Ld Olympian 34610 now in use at BN.

SLF 43451 active from BE.

All withdrawn Lances, SLFs removed from BE compound, to Alpha Recovery for scrap.

Ex First Northampton BMCs 68509/10 now at BE.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 05:44:12 PM by jrdpod »