Friday, 17 November 2017

E300s on Loops and E200s on 1/1As

Allocations have been rather unusual this week down here in Sussex it has mainly occurred on local routes Loop and 1/1A. What we have here is the old Loop allocation on the 1/1A and the current 1/1A allocation on the Loop. I would count these as rare workings, however, they have appeared on the routes quite a bit this past week. 

The 1/1As which I captured as odd workings: 
Loops: 27576 

Ex Loop E200 36906 picks up for a 1 service

Ex Loop 36903 picks up for a 1 service
 There has been a large portion of E300s appearing on the Loop route recently some of which were the 58 plate ones! The E300s (ADL and Scania) that I've seen on it this week are: 28609, 27574, 28608, 28610, 28606, 27576, 27571 and 27572. There was a few other appearances of E300s on the route they might have been some of the ones I've already listed or ones I haven't listed. This was because some of the Loops normal allocation Doubles are absent so these have been covering for it this week there was some E200s covering for Doubles on it last week 

27576 picks up for a Loop

Monday, 16 October 2017

Routes 5/5A nearly 3 months on

It is approaching the 3 month anniversary of new routes 5 and 5A which were formed since the 51 was cut back to the town centre. I remember bringing a post on it when it started featuring some of the Buses to work the routes in the first 2 weeks. Here is some photos from August this year all the way through to recently. Not all photos are featured I've selected the ones I felt were my best photos of the route.
Scania 28609 (GN61 EVP) picks up for a round of route 5

One of my very first photos sees former Loop branded E200 36908 (GN13 HHZ) on a 5A

E200 36900 (GN13 HHR) picks up for a 5A in its last day of service for Eastbourne garage. The Bus would be transferred the next day

They have been here for around a month and a half, but these E300s have appeared on the route a few times here is 27575 (GX58 GKF) working the 5A

E200 36902 (GN13 HHT) also former Loop picks up for a route 5 trip

Doubles get used on the route as well not just Singles Scania 15543 (GN59 EWS) works the 5A.

Another Scania now here we have 28608 (GN61 EVM) working a 5A having just come off the 56
A small selection of handpicked photos of the 2 routes and I will continue to photograph both of the routes.

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 

Sunday, 27 August 2017

My annual trip by Bus to Hastings

Once a year every year I go to Hastings by Bus leaving town on an 99 just after 10 in the morning. It is enjoying an day out a bit further along the Sussex Coast enjoying the brilliant sunshine. I got some pictures of Buses whilst I was there at the Bus/Train Station it is where I got my Bus back. My main aim was to photograph some Arrow Buses as some are being debranded prior to some transfers taking place within the South East division later on this year. I also aimed it at some of the new MMCs on the Wave 100/101/102 route.

Saw this on an short 99 working once last year but a few weeks ago, 36499 was on its normal Arrows route
The last ever old bodied E200 built for Stagecoach 37327  (YY15 OWR) works one of its allocated Arrows routes

More Arrows action now as another E200 works Arrows route 20

Another MMC for my small collection of MMC photos is one of the later ones in the batch of MMCs  it is seen working its normal 100 route

Arrows loads up 

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Lost Loops over the past week and one actually on the Loop

You can't trust these "new" Loops some of the time as they still appear off route. There has been quite a few Enviro400s branded for the Loop appearing on their former 1/1A route and a few others throwing up some really interesting workings on the 51 and 54. That has been the case for the past week with 19659 appearing on the 1/1A for 2 days in a row before going back onto the route it's branded for again.

We start with 19659 appearing on the 1/1A. The massive dent in its tree guard has been there for some time it was there when they first got it.

19659 OU60 CVA appearing on the 1A
 Now for some interesting workings, 19649 and 19652 appeared on the 50 series routes on the same day there was 19652 (SP60 DPU) on the 54 replacing an TransBus E300 which broke down and 19649 (SP60 DTK) appearing on the 51/251/252.
How about a ride on the 54 to Uckfield on a Loop 19652 SP60 DPU appearing on the 54 it's seen at the 54s terminus in the town centre

19649 (SP60 DTK) appearing on the 51/251/252 at the 51s terminus in the town centre
 Now this E400 is a good example of one which wasn't off route when I photographed it the Bus is 19650 (SP60 DTN).

This Enviro400 is on route 19650 SP60 DTN works the Anti-Clockwise Loop