Very breif report again

16212 - R562DRP 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech/1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

un/id R56xDRP Olympian 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech/1715 Wisbech - Ely

### Sunday 27th December

16216 - R566DRP done the 1200 Chatteris - Cambridge

22304 - AE51RXZ done the 1340 Cambridge - Chatteris.

Thanks to Tony Irle for those.

22304 - AE51RXZ done the 1340 Cambridge - Chatteris.

Thanks to Tony Irle for those.

### 21st December

Wisbech Christmas Market was on today which generated heavy traffic on the route into Wisbech, caused delays to most services. Altho the 1440 from Cambridge wasent seen in March, so no idea what become of that!

Todays sightings:

16591 - S591BCE 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

16214 - R564DRP 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge, altho no driver present for it at 1310

16020 - P820GMU 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

16210 - R560DRP 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

33302 - V675FPO Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

Todays sightings:

16591 - S591BCE 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

16214 - R564DRP 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge, altho no driver present for it at 1310

16020 - P820GMU 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

16210 - R560DRP 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

33302 - V675FPO Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

### 18th December - Snow Day!

16210 heads down Elm High Road on the 1005 from Wisbech to Chatteris. Photo by Rob Brooks.

The overnight snowfall, like everywhere else in the country had a effect on the X9 today, although services at the Wisbech end were reasonably unaffected, they were only going as far as Chatteris, with 16210 and 16218 running the services.

Co-incidentaly these were the only two i saw on Thursday!

This is what the service looked like as of 1300hrs this afternoon:

16210 - R560DRP:

0640 Long Sutton - Wisbech

0705 Wisbech - Chatteris

0805 Chatteris - Wisbech

1005 Wisbech - Chatteris

1105 Chatteris - Wisbech

1305 Wisbech - Chatteris

1405 Chatteris - Wisbech

1605 Wisbech - Chatteris

1710 Chatteris - Wisbech

1810 Wisbech - Long Sutton

16218 - R568DRP

0540 Long Sutton - Wisbech

0605 Wisbech - Chatteris

0705 Chatteris - Wisbech

0905 Wisbech - Chatteris

1005 Chatteris - Wisbech

1205 Wisbech - Chatteris

1305 Chatteris - Wisbech

1505 Wisbech - Chatteris

1610 Chatteris - Wisbech

1715 Wisbech - Chatteris

1815 Chatters - Wisbech

1910 Wisbech - Long Sutton

This is how things stand at the Wisbech end providing they`re still running between Wisbech and Chatteris.

At the other end of the scale are:

33396 - R356LER 1330 Wisbech - Peterborough 36

33302 - V675FPO Wisbech - Long Sutton day 39s

33312 - AE56MDN 1330 Peterborough - Wisbech 36

3 sightings from yesterday were:

16213 - R563DRP 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16218 - R568DRP 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech

16210 - R560DRP 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech

Thats all for now, Merry Christmas & A Happy New year to readers.

### 9 & 10 December

52415 - R115OPS at Wisbech Horsefair after terminating on the 1435 from Peterborough. The 38 goes a real senic route, but on the plus side, dosent go via Thorney

X9 Services were completly in the hands of the R-DRP batch of Olympians on Wedensday. Very unusual as its normaly a pick an mix!!

9/12

16214 - R564DRP 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

16212 - R562DRP 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech then went onto a Queens School Contract

16218 - R568DRP 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

16217 - R567DRP 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16216 - R566DRP 1715 Wisbech - Cambridge

16210 - R560DRP 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech

33308 - AE51VJD 1330 Wisbech - Peterborough 36 d1332

33310 - HV52WTG Wisbech - Long Sutton 39s daytime

52415 - R115OPS 1435 Peterborough - Wisbech 38

10/12

16212 - R562DRP 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16217 - R567DRP 0630 Ely - Wisbech

20857 - P857GND 0645 March - Cambridge X7

### December

1/12

20848 - P848GND 1330 Wisbech - Peterborough

20917 - R917XVM 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

34538 - GX04EYM Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

16216 - R566DRP 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

2/12

16590 - S590BCE 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge

20855 - P855GND 0645 March - Cambridge X7 d0647

16212 - R562DRP 0705 Chatteris - Wisbech dChatteris 0707

20533 - P533ESA 1740 Cambridge - Ely d1750

20917 - R917XVM 1755 Cambridge - March X7

20848 - P848GND done a Queens School School working

34538 - GX04EYM was again on Wisbech - Long Sutton day shift

20848 - P848GND 1330 Wisbech - Peterborough

20917 - R917XVM 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

34538 - GX04EYM Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

16216 - R566DRP 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

2/12

16590 - S590BCE 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge

20855 - P855GND 0645 March - Cambridge X7 d0647

16212 - R562DRP 0705 Chatteris - Wisbech dChatteris 0707

20533 - P533ESA 1740 Cambridge - Ely d1750

20917 - R917XVM 1755 Cambridge - March X7

20848 - P848GND done a Queens School School working

34538 - GX04EYM was again on Wisbech - Long Sutton day shift

### Tail end of November

20/11

16024 - P824GMU 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge ontime at Elm a0815

20321 - N321VMS 0645 March - Cambridge d0645 a0759

16590 - S590BCE 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech

17693 - X703JVV 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech

16590 - S590BCE 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech

Held up 8mins by a Stagecoach Driver Trainer S51UBO wouldn't go through the

bollards but ontime at Wisbech

16587 - S587BCE 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

23/11

16590 - S590BCE 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech

16025 - P825GMU 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech at Elm at 1607 15late

16568 - R568DRP 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech MRS 1632

27/11

16213 - R563DRP 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

33297 - N199PYJ Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

34534 - GX04EYH 1130 Wisbech - Peterborough 36.

16024 - P824GMU 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge ontime at Elm a0815

20321 - N321VMS 0645 March - Cambridge d0645 a0759

16590 - S590BCE 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech

17693 - X703JVV 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech

16590 - S590BCE 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech

Held up 8mins by a Stagecoach Driver Trainer S51UBO wouldn't go through the

bollards but ontime at Wisbech

16587 - S587BCE 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

23/11

16590 - S590BCE 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech

16025 - P825GMU 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech at Elm at 1607 15late

16568 - R568DRP 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech MRS 1632

27/11

16213 - R563DRP 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

33297 - N199PYJ Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

34534 - GX04EYH 1130 Wisbech - Peterborough 36.

### 19th November

33297 - N199PYJ 1130 Peterborough - Wisbech 36 (!)

33299 - R566UOT Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

16021 - P821GMU 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

On the 18th I saw 20848 - P848GND arrived at Queensgate at about 1430 on the 1330 Wisbech - Peterborough 36.

33299 - R566UOT Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

16021 - P821GMU 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

On the 18th I saw 20848 - P848GND arrived at Queensgate at about 1430 on the 1330 Wisbech - Peterborough 36.

### 16th November

16589 - S589BCE seen passing Milton Park and Ride site on the outskirt of Cambridge on the 1440 to Wisbech.

I had a saftey breifing in Cambridge today, and met up with Adam and Jamie afterwards. Heres what was noted:

16587 - S587BCE 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge 6 late at Elm, ontime from March Broard

Street arrived Cambridge 0840 to do 0840 back to Wisbech departing 0844

20568 - M489ASW 0645 March - Cambridge X7 left 2 late at 0647 and arrived Cambridge 10 late at 0820

1656x - R56xDRP 0705 Chatteris - Wisbech

16591 - S591BCE 1140 Cambridge - Wisbech & 140 Cambridge - Chatteris

16218 - R568DRP 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge & 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech

16589 - S589BCE 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech

22333 - AE51RZM 1755 Cambridge - March X7

16590 - S590BCE Cambridge - Ely - Soham 12

20851 - P851GND Cambridge - Ely 9s

16018 - P818GMU Cambridge - Ely 9s

### End of October and Begining of November

16592 turns onto stand 2 at Wisbech Horsefair to do the 1105 to Cambridge

Ex Cavalier Super Dart 33308 - AE51VJD at Wisbech Horsefair on the daytime set of 39s

20/10

16218 - R568DRP at Ely Tesco 1220 to Wisbech

16589 - S589BCE 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16018 - P818GMU 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech 10 late March

20568 - M489ASW 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech

21/10

33309 - HV52WTK Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

20568 - M489ASW 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge

16218 - R568DRP 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

16213 - R563DRP 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

52415 - R115OPS Queens School Schools

22/10

16213 - R563DRP 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

20568 - M489ASW 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

16212 - R562DRP 1140 Cambridge - Wisbech

16018 - P818GMU 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech

23/10

16589 - S589BCE 0600 Ely - Wisbech & 0805 Cambridge d0812

20848 - P848GND Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

20573 - M478ASW Queens School Schools

24/10

34479 - PX54DKF Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

16018 - P818GMU 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

26/10

16022 - P822GMU 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

16210 - R560DRP 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech

02/11

20573 - M473ASW 0840 Cambridge - Wisbech, 10 late from March Broard Street

16210 - R560DRP 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge

16592 - S592BCE 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge d1111

33308 - AE51VJD Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

33302 - V675FPO 0935 Peterborough - Wisbech

16022 - P822GMU 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

16591 - S591BCE 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

03/11

16213 - R563DRP 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

04/11

16213 - R563DRP 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech

05/11

16213 - R563DRP 0705 Wisbech - Cambridge

16210 - R560DRP 0600 Ely - Wisbech

16024 - P824GMU 0640 Cambridge - Wisbech

16021 - P821GMU 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech

16590 - S590BCE 1140 Cambridge - Wisbech

20857 - P857GND In Ely at 1450 on a 12

### 19th October - Desperate!!

16010 seen heading into Cambridge. Photo by Adam Dowling.

A shock was in store for me when i went onto the Anglia Bus Forum this evening

It was reported that 33309 - HV52WTK done a 36 turn from Peterborough - Wisbech! Not a nice vehicle to put up with for an hour

Only other sighting was from Adam D today who viewed 16010 - P810GMU heading into Cambridge on the 0905 Wisbech - Cambridge to do 1140 Back.

### 13th, 14th and 15th October

As the Ginga Ninja calls it "The Beast Of Histon" passing thru Elm on the 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge. Running 6 late at the time of photographing it on the 14th October

13/10

16216 - R566DRP 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge

16020 - P820GMU 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

16591 - S591BCE 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

16212 - R562DRP 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech

20534 - P534ESA 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech 9 late from Cambridge

16217 - R567DRP 1740 Cambridge - Chatteris

18292 - AE51VFW Cambridge - Ely 9s all day

14/10

16213 - R563DRP 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

18292 - AE51VFW 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

20848 - P848GND Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

20850 - P850GND Queens School Schools

15/10

16217 - R567DRP 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech

16212 - R562DRP 1740 Cambridge - Chatteris

22330 - AE51RZJ 1755 Cambridge - March X7

Thanks go to the usual sources, Adam D, Jamie A (and his mum) and My Mum.

### Friday 10th and Saturday 11th

Friday

16214 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

16216 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

Saturday

16218 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

Unfortunatly thats all iv got.

16214 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

16216 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

Saturday

16218 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

Unfortunatly thats all iv got.

### 8th October

16592 - S592BCE done the 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge as viewed by Mum

Adam D saw 16026 - P826GMU on the 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech.

Adam D saw 16026 - P826GMU on the 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech.

### 5th & 6th October

16010 - P810GMU departs Cambridge Drummer Street Bus Station on the 1540 to Wisbech

52398 - P108FRS sits out the way at Wisbech Horsefair Bus Station inbetween school runs

Monday 5th:

16217 - R567DRP was on the 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge [0535 ex Long Sutton] arrived into Cambridge late at 0843, to form the 0840 back to Wisbech, which left at 0848.

Me and Adam D then took a trip to Bedford (not many X9s there, infact, theres none) but on our return we saw 16010 - P810GMU departing smack bang ontime at 1540 to Wisbech (although it only had Chatteris on the blind)

I travelled the 1640 all the way back to Wisbech with 16022 - P822GMU, and passed 16023 - P823GMU in Ely heading to Cambridge on a late running X9 from Wisbech, and 16210 - R560DRP was at Chatteris on the 1715 Wisbech - Ely.

Plenty of B10M PS vehicles were working the Littleport/Ely - Cambridge routes (9 and 12)

Tuesday 6th:

A few little supprises today, 52398 - P108FRS still hanging around on School work, and the use of a lowfloor bus on the 39 for the first time in a while. Add to this a high number of P8__GMU Olympians working the route, adds for a bit of extra varity on the route.

16210 - R560DRP 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

16010 - P810GMU 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge then 1805 Wisbech - Long Sutton 39

leaving at 1803

16026 - P826GMU 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

16216 - R566DRP 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

33312 - AE56MDN Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

52398 - P108FRS Queens School Schools

### 2nd October - A blog update by you!

16024 - P824GMU 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge - thanks to Mum for this one

18057 - AE53TZJ 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech - thanks to Jamie A for this

52398 - P108FRS 1135 Peterborough - Wisbech - and finally thanks to Steve (bigredbus) on the Anglia Bus Forum for allowing me to prune this from there.

In theroy 52398 will wind up at Long Sutton so may well be out on X9/36 today (Saturday) if anyone see`s anything of its wherabouts, id be glad to know ;-)

18057 - AE53TZJ 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech - thanks to Jamie A for this

52398 - P108FRS 1135 Peterborough - Wisbech - and finally thanks to Steve (bigredbus) on the Anglia Bus Forum for allowing me to prune this from there.

In theroy 52398 will wind up at Long Sutton so may well be out on X9/36 today (Saturday) if anyone see`s anything of its wherabouts, id be glad to know ;-)

### X7 today

20849 - P849GND did the 0645 March - Cambridge

20321 - N321VMS did the 1755 Cambridge - March

Thanks again to Jamie A.

20321 - N321VMS did the 1755 Cambridge - March

Thanks again to Jamie A.

### 30th September

Mum sent me the following sightings for Thursday

16026 - P826GMU 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

20848 - P848GND Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s.

16026 - P826GMU 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

20848 - P848GND Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s.

### Extra for Tuesday

Jamie A text me the following workings from Tuesday on the X9

16024 - P824GMU 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech

16218 - R568DRP 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech

16591 - S591BCE 1540 Ca,bridge - Wisbech

16024 - P824GMU 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech

16218 - R568DRP 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech

16591 - S591BCE 1540 Ca,bridge - Wisbech

### 29th September - More Trident action

0645 March - Cambridge no sign in Histon by 0830......mystery!!

18292 - AE51VFW 1140 Cambridge - Wisbech

18057 - AE53TZJ 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech

16592 - S592BCE 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech

As you can see above, both 18292 and 057 were earning their keep on the X9, 292 finished its day on the 1740 to Chatteris, which in theroy then runs empty to Ely outstation, so maybe on X9 route or the 9/12 series of routes.

Im unsure what 18057s diagram is, the main trend now is to hold the bus over at Wisbech for an hour so the driver can have a break, which would have ment that it worked back on the 1605, however the bus from the 1340 (ex Cambridge) returns almost immideatly now, (as proved by me the day before with 16590) so i can assume it went empty to Long Sutton?

Il try and peice together theyre theroetical workings once iv had some sleep, all thats left to say now is thanks to Jamie A for the sightings for the 29th.

18292 - AE51VFW 1140 Cambridge - Wisbech

18057 - AE53TZJ 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech

16592 - S592BCE 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech

As you can see above, both 18292 and 057 were earning their keep on the X9, 292 finished its day on the 1740 to Chatteris, which in theroy then runs empty to Ely outstation, so maybe on X9 route or the 9/12 series of routes.

Im unsure what 18057s diagram is, the main trend now is to hold the bus over at Wisbech for an hour so the driver can have a break, which would have ment that it worked back on the 1605, however the bus from the 1340 (ex Cambridge) returns almost immideatly now, (as proved by me the day before with 16590) so i can assume it went empty to Long Sutton?

Il try and peice together theyre theroetical workings once iv had some sleep, all thats left to say now is thanks to Jamie A for the sightings for the 29th.

### 28th September

It was only a matter of time before this beast showed itself on the X9... 18292 - AE51VFW on the 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech running 2mins late over Station Road LC in March.

As the photo showed, 18292 made its first apperence on the X9, probaly worked something earlier in the day, but i caught it on the 1440 ex Cambridge, sadly with no LED, but this one is known for having a tempermental blind to programe. 18292 started off with Cavalier, working out of Huntingdon on 553\4\5s between Huntingdon and Cambridge before they got taken over by Stagecoach, and was soon repainted and later re-allocated to Cambridge.

Other sightings include 20849 - P849GND on the 0645 March - Cambridge X7, but later in the day this diagram had turned into 16590 - S590BCE.

16592 - S592BCE is the 1755 Cambridge - March X7. Thanks to Jamie A for the X7 obs.

### 25th and 26th September

these photos are from Saturday 26th Sep and all copyright to Rob Brooks.

16590 - S590BCE in Elm on the 1140 from Cambridge

18057 - AE53TZJ having a rest at Wisbech Horsefair after arriving about half hour previously on the 0940 from Cambridge.

18057 departs Wisbech Horsefair on the 1805 to Long Sutton. Previously, if a Trident\President has worked the X9, it gets swapped at Chatteris with the vehicle from the 1715 from Wisbech. This didnt happen today, which adds more weight to the rumor that B10M PS vehicles are now banned from the whole X9 route.

A Good day on Saturday, 18057 made another apperence, but more unusualy i was able to see it, and even more unusualy it worked its WHOLE diagram!

First off, is Friday 25th Sightings:

Only thing to mention today is I travelled on the 1632 from March Railway

Station - Wisbech, not intentionaly, I got to the stop at 1715 and it was town

side of March East gates running 42 late due to the proceeding bus running out

of fuel on its way to Chatteris!!!! The bus was 16212 - R562DRP.

20848 - P848GND was on the 1715 Wisbech - Ely, which was 10late due to heavy

traffic getting out of Wisbech. It might turn back at Chatteris, but since its

only going to Ely then I'd imagine not.

26/9

20846 - P846GND 1030 Peterborough - Wisbech a1130 then went on to 39s

16591 - S591BCE 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

18057 - AE53TZJ 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge & 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech then 1805 to

Long Sutton.

16218 - R568DRP 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

16590 - S590BCE 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

16590 - S590BCE in Elm on the 1140 from Cambridge

18057 - AE53TZJ having a rest at Wisbech Horsefair after arriving about half hour previously on the 0940 from Cambridge.

18057 departs Wisbech Horsefair on the 1805 to Long Sutton. Previously, if a Trident\President has worked the X9, it gets swapped at Chatteris with the vehicle from the 1715 from Wisbech. This didnt happen today, which adds more weight to the rumor that B10M PS vehicles are now banned from the whole X9 route.

A Good day on Saturday, 18057 made another apperence, but more unusualy i was able to see it, and even more unusualy it worked its WHOLE diagram!

First off, is Friday 25th Sightings:

Only thing to mention today is I travelled on the 1632 from March Railway

Station - Wisbech, not intentionaly, I got to the stop at 1715 and it was town

side of March East gates running 42 late due to the proceeding bus running out

of fuel on its way to Chatteris!!!! The bus was 16212 - R562DRP.

20848 - P848GND was on the 1715 Wisbech - Ely, which was 10late due to heavy

traffic getting out of Wisbech. It might turn back at Chatteris, but since its

only going to Ely then I'd imagine not.

26/9

20846 - P846GND 1030 Peterborough - Wisbech a1130 then went on to 39s

16591 - S591BCE 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

18057 - AE53TZJ 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge & 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech then 1805 to

Long Sutton.

16218 - R568DRP 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

16590 - S590BCE 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

### 24 September - Poorly 589

16589 - S589BCE 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech with the Ginger Ninja onboard, saying

it was shuddering a lot, and smoking a lot more than an Xreg. Which is an

achivement in itself.

16214 - R564DRP then took over from 589 as it expired in Ely

16218 -R568DRP 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16217 - R567DRP 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge

it was shuddering a lot, and smoking a lot more than an Xreg. Which is an

achivement in itself.

16214 - R564DRP then took over from 589 as it expired in Ely

16218 -R568DRP 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16217 - R567DRP 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge

### 22 & 23rd September - More Trident Antics

17079 - T679KPU picks up someone somewhere! Photo by The Ginger Ninja

17079 keeps on working X9s these past few days, hopefully itl be out on Saturday, as thats my next freeday, and will probaly be the next blog update.

22/9

17079 - T679KPU 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16022 - P822GMU 0705 Wisbech - Cambridge

16214 - R564DRP 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge

16591 - S590BCE 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech

23/9

17079 - T679KPU 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech, running 10 late from Cambridge because

of a bus infront of it wouldn't go through the rising bollards. Jamie A also

informs me that this trident, along with a mysterous X reg Trident/President,

are currently being outbased from Ely for up to 2 weeks due to the failure of

several B10M PS vehicles.

### September...or lack of

Apologies for the lack of updates this month, been busy with other commitments, work, going out elsewhere....etc

First off, an [late] addition to the previous blog entry on the August 31st, as it was rather rushed, 18059 - AE53TZL made its maiden run on the X9, doing the 1405 to Cambridge, but was swapped at Cambridge on the 1640 return, with coach 52398 - P108FRS forming the return.

Notes made this past week including some reports from Jamie A, Adam D, Gerard, Steve, and of course Mrs B :-) A big thanks to you all.

17079 - T679KPU stands at Wisbech Horsefair. Photo by Steve Thomas

16218 - R568DRP stands at Wisbech Horsefair prior to working the 0805 to Cambridge. Photo again by Steve Thomas.

16210 - R560DRP arrives at Wisbech Horsefair after taking a bus load of little torments to School. Photo by Rob Brooks

17/9

17079 - T679KPU 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge

16022 - P822GMU arrived Wisbech 0838

20847 - P847GND off schools

16210 - R560DRP 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

16023 - P823GMU 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech

18/9

16210 - R560DRP Queens School schools

16022 - P822GMU 0540 Long Sutton - Wisbech 39 and 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16214 - R564DRP 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge

16026 - P826GMU 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech

20849 - P849GMU 0935 Wisbech - Peterborough

19/9

16218 - R568DRP 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge

16214 - R564DRP 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

20568 - M468ASW 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech

16025 - P825GMU 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge at March Railway Station 1635

Un/id T67xKPU Trident on 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech passed March Railway Station

at 1836

First off, an [late] addition to the previous blog entry on the August 31st, as it was rather rushed, 18059 - AE53TZL made its maiden run on the X9, doing the 1405 to Cambridge, but was swapped at Cambridge on the 1640 return, with coach 52398 - P108FRS forming the return.

Notes made this past week including some reports from Jamie A, Adam D, Gerard, Steve, and of course Mrs B :-) A big thanks to you all.

17079 - T679KPU stands at Wisbech Horsefair. Photo by Steve Thomas

16218 - R568DRP stands at Wisbech Horsefair prior to working the 0805 to Cambridge. Photo again by Steve Thomas.

16210 - R560DRP arrives at Wisbech Horsefair after taking a bus load of little torments to School. Photo by Rob Brooks

17/9

17079 - T679KPU 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge

16022 - P822GMU arrived Wisbech 0838

20847 - P847GND off schools

16210 - R560DRP 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

16023 - P823GMU 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech

18/9

16210 - R560DRP Queens School schools

16022 - P822GMU 0540 Long Sutton - Wisbech 39 and 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16214 - R564DRP 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge

16026 - P826GMU 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech

20849 - P849GMU 0935 Wisbech - Peterborough

19/9

16218 - R568DRP 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge

16214 - R564DRP 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

20568 - M468ASW 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech

16025 - P825GMU 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge at March Railway Station 1635

Un/id T67xKPU Trident on 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech passed March Railway Station

at 1836

### The last few days of August

16590 - S590BCE stands at Wisbech Horsefair after arriving on the 0540 from Long Sutton, waiting time on the 0605 to Cambridge.

26/8

20847 - P847GND Daytime 39s

16214 - R564DRP 1715 Wisbech - Ely departed 1725

27/8

20530 - P530ESA 0905 Wisbech - Cambridge 3 late Elm

20848 - P848GND 0935 Wisbech - Peterborough

20856 - P856GND 0840 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived 1003

33395 - R355LER daytime Wisbech - Long Sutton 39s

28/8

16590 - S590BCE 0540 Long Sutton - Wisbech 39 & 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge

29/8

20856 - P856GND done the 0740 from Cambridge - Wisbech

16212 - R562DRP done the 1040 from Cambridge - Wisbech

### New Week- 24th August

Mondays sightings

Jamie Armstrong told me the following

16214 - R564DRP done the 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech

20534 - P534ESA done the 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech.

Mums on patrol again and told me the following from Wisbech

16213 - R563DRP arrived at Wisbech at 1656 4 up on the 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech

20847 - P847GND was on Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

Jamie Armstrong told me the following

16214 - R564DRP done the 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech

20534 - P534ESA done the 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech.

Mums on patrol again and told me the following from Wisbech

16213 - R563DRP arrived at Wisbech at 1656 4 up on the 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech

20847 - P847GND was on Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

### 19th August - Bigger Picture

20513 departs Drummer Street on a 9 to Ely

Went down to London today via Cambridge, on the hunt for some more independant coaches and new National Express coaches, and journey down to London was on Ambassadors new 09 reg Scania Ceantano Levntes FJ09DXE, fleet 209. Very smooth and comfortable leather seats! Journey back to Wisbech was on FJ09DXC, fleet 208. Very good too.

Onto the X9 bits, got reports from Mum and Jamie today, aswell as my own, so a more borarder picture can be drawn of operations:

16590 - S590BCE 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge ontime

16217 - R567DRP 0645 March - Cambridge dep March 0651 arrived Cambridge 0800 10

early

16021 - P821GMU 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

16214 - R564DRP 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge

16591 - S591BCE 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech

16588 - S588BCE at Little Thetford 1944 on the 1910 from Cambridge - Chatteris running 1 late

33395 - R355LER Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

16587 - S587BCE 12s

Thanks due then to my Mum and to Jamie A for the sightings.

### 18th August

16212 - R562DRP done the 0935 Wisbech - Peterborough

16591 - S591BCE done the 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

20846 - P846GND was at the Horsefair at 1245, but unsure why.

33395 - R355LER was on daytime Wisbech - Long Sutton 39s

16591 - S591BCE done the 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge

20846 - P846GND was at the Horsefair at 1245, but unsure why.

33395 - R355LER was on daytime Wisbech - Long Sutton 39s

### 17th August

16591 - S591BCE done the 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge running 3 late

At 1400hours 16589 - S589BCE and 16590 - S590BCE were at the Wisbech Horsefair, 20849 - P849GND was on daytime Long Sutton 39.

All info yet again from Mrs Brooks :-)

At 1400hours 16589 - S589BCE and 16590 - S590BCE were at the Wisbech Horsefair, 20849 - P849GND was on daytime Long Sutton 39.

All info yet again from Mrs Brooks :-)

### Weds 12th and Thursday 13th

Wedensday

Running on observational texts from my mother, who reported 16130 - R130EVX at Wisbech Horsefair at 1555hours in bay 2, with no destination. I can only assume it was on 39s as it left at that time.

20513 - R513KSA done the 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge, a turn normally an Olympian, as it would run via Neale Wade on its way in on the 1340 from Cambridge. But since the little terrors are on 6 week break, this isint nessercery.

Thursday

20857 - P857GND done the 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge. Thats all i have for now.

Running on observational texts from my mother, who reported 16130 - R130EVX at Wisbech Horsefair at 1555hours in bay 2, with no destination. I can only assume it was on 39s as it left at that time.

20513 - R513KSA done the 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge, a turn normally an Olympian, as it would run via Neale Wade on its way in on the 1340 from Cambridge. But since the little terrors are on 6 week break, this isint nessercery.

Thursday

20857 - P857GND done the 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge. Thats all i have for now.

### Monday - Reign of the B10Ms

16025 departs Wisbech Horsefair on the 1805 to Long Sutton. Note the blind still shows X9.

10/08- Monday saw nothing but B10Ms in various states of shabbyness on the X9. There were 2 or 3 Olympians kicking about, but i only saw these from the house, i wasent able to go out and view them.

20321 - N321VMS 0905 Wisbech - Cambridge dep 0909

20849 - P849GND 0935 Wisbech - Peterborough dep 0936

20534 - P534ESA 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge dep 1007

20848 - P848GND Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

20574 - M484ASW arrived Wisbech 1003

20857 - P857GND arrived Wisbech 1100

11/08 - Just the one sighting

16021 - P821GMU 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech arr 1755 then 1805 Wisbech - Long

Sutton dep 1810 still with X9 on the blind

### August changes & Sightings

16025 at Wisbech Horsefair after arriving on the 1540 from Cambridge. Recent service changes now see the last two workings from Cambridge to Wisbech (1540 and 1640) now form service 39 departing at 1805 and 1910. Unfortunatly for 16025, it is unable to show either 39 or Long Sutton, but since there was no souls onboard, i dont think itl trouble many people!!

20848 - P848GND at Wisbech Horsefair providing a rare photo of a B10M on 39s during the day

Been on holiday begining of this week so not been able to update the blog:

31/07

16590 - S590BCE 0640 Wisbech - Peterborough d0645 a0733

Then done a 24A service

16591 - S591BCE 0720 Wisbech - Peterborough & 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16213 - R563DRP 1235 Wisbech - Peterborough, 1435 Peterborough - Whittlesea

(32), 1505 Whittlesea - Peterborough (32), 1545 Peterborough - Wisbech, 1715

Wisbech - Ely

16212 - R562DRP 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech left Chatteris 1708 3 late

01/08

20574 - M487ASW 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge

20856 - P856GND March Railway Stn at 0836 arr Cambridge on 0905 from Wisbech at

1127

20114 - N214LTN 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

16563 - R563DRP 0840 Cambridge - Wisbech

16217 - R567DRP 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech about 15late at Waterbeach

20321 - N321VMS 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech

20856 - P856GND 1755 Cambridge - March X7

20573 - M473ASW 9s

16018 - P818GMU 12s

16591 - S591BCE 9s

16566 - R566DRP 9s

03/08

20573 - M473ASW 1330 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived 1357 & 1505 Cambridge dep 1507

20850 - P850GND 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge departing 1412

16590 - S590BCE 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived 1457 then left empty

20574 - M484ASW parked up

04/08

16589 - S589BCE 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge. Ta Gerard

08/08

20917 - R917XVM 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

20574 - M474ASW 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

20848 - P848GND Wisbech - Long Sutton 39s Daytime

16025 - P825GMU 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech & 1805 Wisbech - Long Sutton

### 29th and 30th June

29/7

20579 - M479ASW 1430/1505 32 to Whittlesea & back covering break, then 1545 36

to Wisbech and 1715 to Ely

33310 - HV52WTG Long Sutton 39s

16587 - S587BCE 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16212 - R562DRP 1605 Wisbech - Peterborough

30/7

16213 - R563DRP 0540 Long Sutton - Cambridge

16591 - S591BCE 0640 March - Cambridge X7

20851 - P851GND 1035 Wisbech - Peterborough

Yes, a breif blog, but limited time UFN, thanks to Steve Thomas & My Mother for updates these past two days.

20579 - M479ASW 1430/1505 32 to Whittlesea & back covering break, then 1545 36

to Wisbech and 1715 to Ely

33310 - HV52WTG Long Sutton 39s

16587 - S587BCE 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

16212 - R562DRP 1605 Wisbech - Peterborough

30/7

16213 - R563DRP 0540 Long Sutton - Cambridge

16591 - S591BCE 0640 March - Cambridge X7

20851 - P851GND 1035 Wisbech - Peterborough

Yes, a breif blog, but limited time UFN, thanks to Steve Thomas & My Mother for updates these past two days.

### The Mid week ender....?

34548 ~ GX04EZA with its weird LCD again on 39s. The only ray of hope for this bus is that its rear lights have been put on right

Another rather depressed bus is 16590 - S590BCE, seen here at the Horsefair, and seemingly dosent like its new advert!

Jamie Armstrong managed to photo an X9 exlusive today (Sunday) 36011 - AE07KYS, an Cambridge based Enviro 200 on the 1040 Cambridge - March.

Only got reports for Wedensday and Sunday this week, hence the poor title!

Heres Wedensdays bits:

16590 - S590BCE 0835 Peterborough - Wisbech & 1005 Cambridge

20849 - P849GND 0905 Wisbech - Cambridge

20848 - P848GND day shed. Was fired up for a spin around at 1300 and didnt sound at all healthy. Alot of screeching and black smoke coming out the exhaust!

34548 - GX04EZA Long Sutton 39s

16218 - R568DRP 1035 Peterborough - Wisbech

20534 - P534ESA 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

16216 - R566DRP 1735 Peterborough - Wisbech

### Monday & Tuesdays Blog

Been a tad busy these past few days, restrictive internet access dosent help either!

Tuesday saw a first for the X9, 17697 - X707JVV, A Trident/President done the 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech and 1305 return, and 1540, but only as far as Chatteris, where 20857 was sent back to Long Sutton. Obviously, this would have left Cambridge a vehicle down for the 13 series of routes, which is X707s usual haunts.

Peterborough allocated 20848 - P848GND has been messing up things, due to having no transponder fitted, it cannot run through to Cambridge, so is having to be turned around at Chatteris.

An outline of Monday & Tuesdays happenings can be seen below.

13/7

16587 - S587BCE 0645 March - Cambridge

20574 - M475ASW 0540 Long Sutton - Cambridge arr 0835

16568 - R568DRP 0640 Long Sutton - Cambridge arr 0924

20848 - P848GND 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge, swapped at Chatteris and sent back on

the 1705 Chatteris - Wisbech, due to having no transponder to operate the rising

bollards in Cambridge City Center.

20917 - R917XVM was the 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech, but sent back on the 1705

Chatteris - Cambridge

20850 - P850GND 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech

14/7

20848 - P848GND 0835 Peterborough - Wisbech arr 0937 then 1005 Wisbech -

Cambridge depart 1005 and returned on the 0940 from Cambridge at1154. Obviously

swapped at Chatteris. Then will do 1235 Peterborough

33310 - HV52WTG 39s Wisbech - Long Sutton

20856 - P856GND 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech arr 1000

20849 - P849GND Queens School Schools

16210 - R560DRP 1035 Peterborough - Wisbech arr 1136 and 1205 to Cambridge

17697 - X707JVV 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived 1301 and departed 1306 on the

1305 to Cambridge

16218 - R568DRP 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech 2 late

20857 - P857GND 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

Tuesday saw a first for the X9, 17697 - X707JVV, A Trident/President done the 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech and 1305 return, and 1540, but only as far as Chatteris, where 20857 was sent back to Long Sutton. Obviously, this would have left Cambridge a vehicle down for the 13 series of routes, which is X707s usual haunts.

Peterborough allocated 20848 - P848GND has been messing up things, due to having no transponder fitted, it cannot run through to Cambridge, so is having to be turned around at Chatteris.

An outline of Monday & Tuesdays happenings can be seen below.

13/7

16587 - S587BCE 0645 March - Cambridge

20574 - M475ASW 0540 Long Sutton - Cambridge arr 0835

16568 - R568DRP 0640 Long Sutton - Cambridge arr 0924

20848 - P848GND 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge, swapped at Chatteris and sent back on

the 1705 Chatteris - Wisbech, due to having no transponder to operate the rising

bollards in Cambridge City Center.

20917 - R917XVM was the 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech, but sent back on the 1705

Chatteris - Cambridge

20850 - P850GND 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech

14/7

20848 - P848GND 0835 Peterborough - Wisbech arr 0937 then 1005 Wisbech -

Cambridge depart 1005 and returned on the 0940 from Cambridge at1154. Obviously

swapped at Chatteris. Then will do 1235 Peterborough

33310 - HV52WTG 39s Wisbech - Long Sutton

20856 - P856GND 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech arr 1000

20849 - P849GND Queens School Schools

16210 - R560DRP 1035 Peterborough - Wisbech arr 1136 and 1205 to Cambridge

17697 - X707JVV 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived 1301 and departed 1306 on the

1305 to Cambridge

16218 - R568DRP 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech 2 late

20857 - P857GND 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

### Blind Drunk

34548 - GX04EZA on 39 Wisbech - Long Sutton, with a very odd destination blind! Please excuse the quality as the photo was taken on my blackberry.

Well, an update of sorts for you

Friday i had to nip to Wisbech in the morning, and somehow managed to get meself half hour at the Horsefair Bus Station, and noted the following:

16214 - R564DRP 0835 Peterborough - Wisbech, 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge. Jamie Vendy informs me this done the 1735 Peterborough - Wisbech on Thursday.

20849 - P849GND Queens School Schools

34548 - GX04EZA Wisbech - Long Sutton 39s...with dodgey LCD (see photo)

20112 - N212LTN 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech arr Wisbech 1003 3 late then 1035

Wisbech - Peterborough

16587 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech arrive Wisbech 1803

### The week we had....With a difference

The Northern version of the X9!! Go North East`s B10M Plaxton Paragon Y808MFT arrives at Newcastle on the X9 from Middlesbrough.

Had a week off work, and my best mate Steve came up to visit, and we had a few days out on the buses, logged the following whilst out and about.

Main point of intrest being Peterborough Dart 34545 - GX04EYW. Scroll down for a photo

30/6

16213 - R563DRP 1545 Peterborough - Wisbech & 1715 Wisbech - Ely

16210 - R560DRP arrived Wisbech 1704

33802 - R802YUD 39s

1/7

20579 - M489ASW 0905 Wisbech - Cambridge

16216 - R566DRP 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge

20849 - P849GND day shed

33802 - R802YUD 39s (Wisbech - Long Sutton)

2/7

16592 - S592BCE 1735 Peterborough - Wisbech (0645 X7 March - Cbg, 0840 CB - WS

etc)

3/7

16588 - S588BCE 0540 Long Sutton - Cambridge 3 late at Elm. Normally a B10PS

arrived Cambridge 0831

16213 - R563DRP 0645 March - Cambridge left March 0648 8 early Cambridge

16218 - R568DRP 0705 Chatteris - Wisbech ontime from Chatteris

16026 - P826GMU 0640 Long Sutton - Cambridge 0927

16210 - R566DRP arrived Cambridge 1325 then went OOS

20531 - P531ESA arrived Cambridge 1622 to do 1640

20850 - P850GND Landbeach IQ at 1701

Noted on routes 9 and 11 (Ely - Cambridge via other routes)

20112 - N212LTN

20114 - N214LTN

16218 - R568DRP

17695 - X705JVV (!!)

16216 - R566DRP

16217 - R567DRP

4/7

16590 - S590BCE 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge left 1207 2 late

16213 - R563DRP 1235 Wisbech - Peterborough

16592 - S592BCE 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

20850 - P850GND 1335 Peterborough - Wisbech 1429 1 early

33310 - HV52WTG 39s

20846 - P846GND shed

6/7

34545 - GX04EYW 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech 2 late at Horsefair (from Chatteris)

deputising for failed bus earlier. Then done 1605 to Cambridge departing 1609

16213 - R563DRP 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge left 1 late

16218 - R568DRP Queens School Schools

16590 - S590BCE 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech arr 1631

16216 - R566DRP 1535 Peterborough - Wisbech arrived 1640

### Saturday

The saturday just gone (27th June) saw a few unusual vehicles on the route

16010 - P810GMU which is a Huntingdon reserve vehicle done the 1140 from Cambridge and the 1305 to Cambridge, departing at 1316 after the driver had a lengthy discussion with the relief driver!!

16026 - P826GMU was on the 1240 from Cambridge, running in the region of 7 early heading into Wisbech

MAN 22331 - AE51RZK supprised me the most by doing the 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech and 1405 return. Seen bang on time going into Wisbech. If it stayed on diagram at the Cambridge end, it would have worked back on the 1640 to Long Sutton, thus starting on one of the early turns today (Monday) any confirmation welcomed, but i think its likely to have been swapped for a B10 PS or the usual Olympian.

Also seen on saturday was 16589 - S589BCE on the 1235 to Peterborough, and 16593 - S593BCE was on the 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech.

On the 39s (Wisbech - Long Sutton local) on Saturday was newly aqquired Stagecoach Peterborough ALX20 Dart 33802 - R802YUD, ex Cambridge, and used to carry an all-over-advert for Anglia Ruskin University.

Peterborough PS 20849 - P849GND was the shed for the day.

16010 - P810GMU which is a Huntingdon reserve vehicle done the 1140 from Cambridge and the 1305 to Cambridge, departing at 1316 after the driver had a lengthy discussion with the relief driver!!

16026 - P826GMU was on the 1240 from Cambridge, running in the region of 7 early heading into Wisbech

MAN 22331 - AE51RZK supprised me the most by doing the 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech and 1405 return. Seen bang on time going into Wisbech. If it stayed on diagram at the Cambridge end, it would have worked back on the 1640 to Long Sutton, thus starting on one of the early turns today (Monday) any confirmation welcomed, but i think its likely to have been swapped for a B10 PS or the usual Olympian.

Also seen on saturday was 16589 - S589BCE on the 1235 to Peterborough, and 16593 - S593BCE was on the 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech.

On the 39s (Wisbech - Long Sutton local) on Saturday was newly aqquired Stagecoach Peterborough ALX20 Dart 33802 - R802YUD, ex Cambridge, and used to carry an all-over-advert for Anglia Ruskin University.

Peterborough PS 20849 - P849GND was the shed for the day.

### 29th June - Return

Hi All

Iv decided to re-start this blog for the near future, now iv got a bit of free time on my hands, anyways!!

I cant garente frequent updates, but i will where possiable

Thanks to those that sent messages when i did suspend the blog in April, and please do send any sightings to RB60059@o2email dot com

All the best

Rob Brooks

Iv decided to re-start this blog for the near future, now iv got a bit of free time on my hands, anyways!!

I cant garente frequent updates, but i will where possiable

Thanks to those that sent messages when i did suspend the blog in April, and please do send any sightings to RB60059@o2email dot com

All the best

Rob Brooks

### 18/04/09 ~ Happenings

Jamie Informed me today that a Grey Spare Enviro 400 went on a test run on the X9 on Tuesday, which hes been relaiably informed was a sucess, and travelled as far as Chatteris.

Gerard informs me that 16018 - P818GMU arrived Wisbech Horsefair today at 1308 on the 1040 from Cambridge, and 20513 - R513KSA paid a visit on the 1005 Cambridge on Tuesday.

Gerard informs me that 16018 - P818GMU arrived Wisbech Horsefair today at 1308 on the 1040 from Cambridge, and 20513 - R513KSA paid a visit on the 1005 Cambridge on Tuesday.

### 12/04/09 - Addena

### 12/04/09 ~ The Week Gone

*52415 is berthed at Wisbech Horsefair between school duties*

07/04

16212 - R562DRP 0640 Wisbech - Peterborough left Wisbech 6 late

16588 - S588BCE 0640 Long Sutton - Cambridge arrive Wisbech 0657

08/04

16216 0640 Long Sutton - Cambridge arr Wisbech 0700

9/4

20575 - M475ASW 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech 4 late Elm then 1035 Wisbech - Peterborough

16590 - S590BCE 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge departed 1 early and also done 1605 to Cambridge

52415 - R115OPS berthed

33309 - HV52WTG Wisbech - Long Sutton 39s

16216 - R566DRP 0840 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived 1104 4 late and formed 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

20210 - N210LTN 13.05 Wisbech - Cambridge.

11/4

20513 - R513KSA 0540 Long Sutton - Cambridge arrived March 0635 and departed ontime arriving Cambridge 0820

16588 - S588BCE 0645 X7 March - Cambridge departed March 0649 arrived Cambridge 15 early at 0755 and formed the 0840 Wisbech departing 0847 7 late

16590 - S590BCE 0705 Chatteris - Wisbech

16592 - S592BCE 1616 arrived Cbg for 1640 Long Sutton departing ontime

20856 - P856GND 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge left Landbeach 1657 5 early

16216 - R566DRP 1715 Wisbech - Ely at Chatteris

Thanks go to Gerard Fletcher, Jamie Armstrong and to Steve Thomas for their invaluable help this week in peicing together the blog.

### 06/04/09 ~ Riding Around

*16216 - R566DRP in Elm on the 0740 from Cambridge Image © Steve Thomas*

Today me and steve went on a dayrider+ jaunt around Cambridgeshire, taking in March, Peterborough, Huntingdon and finally Cambridge.

X9s seen today:

16216 - R566DRP 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech ontime, R566DRP 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge Ely at 1635

20857 - P857GND 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge ontime ish and 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge seen ontime on Chatteris

16588 - D588BCE 0840 Cambridge - Wisbech 10 late on March

16590 - S590BCE 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge arrived Cambridge 1520 then formed 1540 to Wisbech, leaving Chatteris 2 late at 1707

20856 - P856GND 1715 Wisbech - Ely

On the way back from Cambridge, outside Ely at Witcham, theres a Volvo Bus & Truck dealership, and in the Yard there were 5 or 6 Wright/Urbans for the Guided Busway.

### 03/04/09

20575 - M475ASW, 20214 - N214LTN on X9s today, amongst others

33309 - HV52WTK parked up at Wisbech on schools

52415 - R115OPS also paid a visit on X9s and 36s.

Thanks to Jamie for reporting the above.

33309 - HV52WTK parked up at Wisbech on schools

52415 - R115OPS also paid a visit on X9s and 36s.

Thanks to Jamie for reporting the above.

### 01+02/04/09 ~ No April Fools

A few days spent at Wisbech, and thankfully a half decent report for you all!!

16213 - R563DRP 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

16210 - R560DRP 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived 1203 3 late then formed the 1235 to Peterborough leaving at 1236.

20531 - P534ESA 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge departed 1208 after problems finding reverse

33309 - HV52WTK in use on Wisbech - Long Sutton 39s all day. Im going to start including these now as they cover the same route as the X9 during the day

33806 - R806YUD berthed inbetween Schools

16216 - R566DRP 1040 Wisbech - Cambridge arrived Wisbech 1303 3 late then worked back on the 1305 to Cambridge

There was also an un/id Olympian on the 1715 Wisbech - Ely

20851 - P851GND was on the 1640 Cambridge - Long Sutton running 4 late. This is a Peterborough allocated B10M PS

16216 - R566DRP 22 late on the 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech, delayed by problems in Cambridge and the previous driver not signing off on the ticket machine in

Chatteris, so no tickets were being issued at all until it done the 1545 Peterborough - Wisbech, so this formed the 1235 Wisbech - Peterborough

33324 - P324EFL berthed inbetween schools

20534 - P534ESA 1040 Wisbech - Cambridge arrived Wisbech 1303 3 late, forming the 1305 to Cambridge, which left at 1308. I then traveled on it on the 1455

from Elm Road to Wisbech Horsefair, so it must have been bounced at Chatteris.

20513 - P513KSA 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

20856 - P856GND 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived Wisbech 1606 6 late, then formed the 1605 to Peterborough, departing at 1611, also 6 late, but arrived

Peterborough 1658, 2 early.

*Wedensday 1st April*16213 - R563DRP 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge

16210 - R560DRP 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived 1203 3 late then formed the 1235 to Peterborough leaving at 1236.

20531 - P534ESA 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge departed 1208 after problems finding reverse

33309 - HV52WTK in use on Wisbech - Long Sutton 39s all day. Im going to start including these now as they cover the same route as the X9 during the day

33806 - R806YUD berthed inbetween Schools

16216 - R566DRP 1040 Wisbech - Cambridge arrived Wisbech 1303 3 late then worked back on the 1305 to Cambridge

There was also an un/id Olympian on the 1715 Wisbech - Ely

20851 - P851GND was on the 1640 Cambridge - Long Sutton running 4 late. This is a Peterborough allocated B10M PS

**20851 - P851GND 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge still straying on the X9 and keeping to time....just***Tuesday 2nd April*

16216 - R566DRP 22 late on the 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech, delayed by problems in Cambridge and the previous driver not signing off on the ticket machine in

Chatteris, so no tickets were being issued at all until it done the 1545 Peterborough - Wisbech, so this formed the 1235 Wisbech - Peterborough

33324 - P324EFL berthed inbetween schools

20534 - P534ESA 1040 Wisbech - Cambridge arrived Wisbech 1303 3 late, forming the 1305 to Cambridge, which left at 1308. I then traveled on it on the 1455

from Elm Road to Wisbech Horsefair, so it must have been bounced at Chatteris.

20513 - P513KSA 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

20856 - P856GND 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived Wisbech 1606 6 late, then formed the 1605 to Peterborough, departing at 1611, also 6 late, but arrived

Peterborough 1658, 2 early.

### 28+30/03/09

*16210 at Wisbech © Rob Brooks*

Spent the weekend gone on the Mid Norfolk Railway so iv seen very few X9 movements, but i was made aware of the following:

Saturday:

16210 - R560DRP was in place to do the 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge, this being the last of the DRP lot i needed for photo.

Monday:

un/id B10 PS was on the 0540 Long Sutton - Cambridge, running about 5 late.

20855 - P855GND was on the 0640 Wisbech - Peterborough, ontime throughout, normaly as Olympian turn this, when it got to Peterborough it then done a 24A Oundle turn

16210 - R560DRP was on the 1715 Wisbech - Ely. Ta Gerard for this one.

### 26 and 27/03/09

26/03

Gerard Informs me that 16216 - R566DRP done the 1715 Wisbech - Ely departing at 1716.

27/03

20855 - P855GND done the 1335 Peterborough - Wisbech and the 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

16212 - R562DRP done the 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech, 1605 Wisbech - Peterborough and finaly the 1735 Peterborough - Wisbech.

Gerard Informs me that 16216 - R566DRP done the 1715 Wisbech - Ely departing at 1716.

27/03

20855 - P855GND done the 1335 Peterborough - Wisbech and the 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

16212 - R562DRP done the 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech, 1605 Wisbech - Peterborough and finaly the 1735 Peterborough - Wisbech.

### 25/03/09 ~ Tuesday and Wedensday

24/03

16213 - R563DRP 0835 Peterborough - Wisbech and 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge

Was 3 late at Eye 0853

Ontime Horsefair 0930

1005 to Cambridge depart 1007 2 late

20533 - P533ESA on 1035 36 Wisbech - Peterborough

33806 - R806YUD parked OOU

16212 - R562DRP 1715 Wisbech - Ely

25/03

20534 - P534ESA 0540 Long Sutton - Cambridge 7 late Elm 6 early March Board Street and left ontime

16217 - R567DRP 0645 X7 March - Cambridge ontime leaving March Broard Street and 3 early at Drummer Street

16216 - R566DRP 0705 Chatteris - Wisbech ontime

16214 - R564DRP 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge depart 1308. With thanks to Gerard for this.

16212 - R562DRP 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge arrived 8 late ay 1731 vice 1723 and then done 1740 Chatteris departing at 1741

20857 - P857GND 1755 March Express

16213 - R563DRP 0835 Peterborough - Wisbech and 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge

Was 3 late at Eye 0853

Ontime Horsefair 0930

1005 to Cambridge depart 1007 2 late

20533 - P533ESA on 1035 36 Wisbech - Peterborough

33806 - R806YUD parked OOU

16212 - R562DRP 1715 Wisbech - Ely

25/03

20534 - P534ESA 0540 Long Sutton - Cambridge 7 late Elm 6 early March Board Street and left ontime

16217 - R567DRP 0645 X7 March - Cambridge ontime leaving March Broard Street and 3 early at Drummer Street

16216 - R566DRP 0705 Chatteris - Wisbech ontime

16214 - R564DRP 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge depart 1308. With thanks to Gerard for this.

16212 - R562DRP 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge arrived 8 late ay 1731 vice 1723 and then done 1740 Chatteris departing at 1741

20857 - P857GND 1755 March Express

### 23/03/09 ~ Its a MANs Job

### 21/03/09 ~ March in March again!

As mentioned in the previous blog, i was able to view a few operations in March on Saturday:

20210 ~ N210LTN 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge ontime in March

20531 ~ P531ESA 1540 Cambridge - Long Sutton passing March Railway Station 4 late at 1731

16216 ~ R566DRP 1715 Wisbech - Ely passing March Railway Station at 17465, running 3 early.

20210 ~ N210LTN 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge ontime in March

20531 ~ P531ESA 1540 Cambridge - Long Sutton passing March Railway Station 4 late at 1731

16216 ~ R566DRP 1715 Wisbech - Ely passing March Railway Station at 17465, running 3 early.

### 20/03/09 ~ More from Mr G

Gerard is again the saviour of todays little log, informing me that 16214 - R564DRP was on the 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech, running 5 late arriving at the Horsefair at 1305.

16216 - R566DRP was seen heading along Churchill Road in Wisbech bound for the Horsefair at 1400 on the 1140 from Cambridge.

Dodgey Dart 33806 - R806YUD was on 39s today, a cascade to Peterborough from Cambridge.

Thanks Gerard yet again for the infomation. I myself am in March today, keep an eye out for a update tonight.

16216 - R566DRP was seen heading along Churchill Road in Wisbech bound for the Horsefair at 1400 on the 1140 from Cambridge.

Dodgey Dart 33806 - R806YUD was on 39s today, a cascade to Peterborough from Cambridge.

Thanks Gerard yet again for the infomation. I myself am in March today, keep an eye out for a update tonight.

### 19/03/09 ~ Bits and Bobs

16587 - S588BCE done the 1205 Wisbech - Cambidge today, with 33324 - P324EFL being in use on the Wisbech - Long Sutton 39 turns.

Yesterday, 20533 - P533ESA left Wisbech at 1355 to Cambridge, probaly as a result of the chaos on the A47!

All above info recieved from Mr. G

Adam D informs me that 20513 - R513KSA is on the 1740 Cambridge - Chatteris.

Yesterday, 20533 - P533ESA left Wisbech at 1355 to Cambridge, probaly as a result of the chaos on the A47!

All above info recieved from Mr. G

Adam D informs me that 20513 - R513KSA is on the 1740 Cambridge - Chatteris.

### 17/03/09 ~ Tales Of A Trident

*16212 [left] and X9 regular 16217 [right] at Wisbech Horsefair © Rob Brooks*

Today started off with a text message from Jamie, saying ALX400 Trident 17079 - T679KPU was on the 0645 X7, and will do the 0840 X9 to Wisbech

I checked the timetables and found this would later do the 1340 from Cambridge to Wisbech, which then does the 1605 Peterborough, which id planned to go on. Superb.

17079s day, therefor goes something like this.

0645 X7 March - Cambridge

0840 X9 Cambridge - Wisbech

1105 X9 Wisbech - Cambridge

1340 X9 Cambridge - Wisbech

1605 36 Wisbech - Peterborough

1735 36 Peterborough - Wisbech

And will now, presumably, berth at Long Sutton for the night, and will do either the 0540 Long Sutton - Cambridge, 0640 Likewise, or 0640 Peterborough. If it stables elsewhere, then, to be frank, i havent a clue what itl do!!

This isint to say, however, that 17079s day went trouble free.

17079 arrived at the Horsefair at 1604, 4 late and formed 1605 Wisbech - Peterborough which departed at 1613 after a lot of high pitched screeching from the cab, including the driver checking all the emergancy exits, but still the screech continued, as far as the Horsefair roundabout, when the what I can only assume was the burglar alarm kicked in! Eventualy, the problem was sorted and we moved again 1623, now 13 late. Arrived Queensgate 1715, 15 late.

Others on the X9 today are as follows:

16217 - R567DRP 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech 3 late arriving at Wisbech Horsefair and then done the 1605 to Cambridge departing 2 late at 1607

16212 - R562DRP 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge

16213 - R563DRP 1540 Peterborough - Wisbech approaching Wisbech St Mary 1630, stuck behind a tractor, and Jamie informs me it also done the 0940 off Cambridge to Wisbech and that 20575 - M475ASW did the 17.55 x7 Express to March from Cambridge.

### 16/03/09 ~ Missing In Action

Un/id Olympian 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech witnessed from my garden at 1600, and un/id B10PS thingy on 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech, witnessed from co-op carpark....yes it was a busy day for me today!! So, anyhelp with gaps would be most welcome!! Thanks.

### 14/03/09 ~ March in March

16210 and 16588 (furthest) await 2 Cross Country 170s to depart March before proceeding. © Rob Brooks

Today i spent the day on the trains in March, but thankfully i was also able to observe a few X9 movements.

I travelled on the 0705 from Wisbech (0640 Long Sutton - Cambridge) which produced 16217 -R567DRP and was 3 early getting to March Railway Station. I also saw this on the 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech running about 3 late.

16214 - R564DRP done the 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge, and was seen passing March Railway Station at 1132, 6 early on its scheduled time of 1138.

20210 - N210LTN done the 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge, i saw this leaving its Broard Street stop 2 mins early than its booked departure time of 1540.

16210 - R560DRP, as seen in above photograph, done the 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge, and was 6 early at the Railway Station in March, and it met fellow Olympian 16588 -S588BCE, running 5 late going the other way on the 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech, which provided my ride back to base.

### 12/03/09 ~ Just the one

*16214 on the bypass roundabout in Elm on the 1340 from Cambridge. © Rob Brooks*

As you can see from the photo, the only working i managed to see today was the 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech, which produced Volvo Olympian 16214 - R564DRP, already blinded to do the 1605 Wisbech Horsefair - Peterborough Queensgate. 16214 was running approxomatly 7 late when photographed.

### 11/03/09 ~ The bus that dosent exist, but it does!

On Wedensday, i was traveling over to Wisbech as normal, and after checking the 36 timetable, i saw i could catch the 1235. Which was handy, because my 32 from Whittlesea arrived at 1230.

So i walked over to Ackland Street to see what bus id have, and 20530 was parked up, showing Wisbech 36. Not the best bus to have, but at least it was there, so over to Queensgate i went.

1235 came and went, and at 1300 i rechecks the timetable. Lo and behold the 36 at 1235 is from Wisbech! What a plonker i was!

Never mind, it gave me the chance to try out the Wedensdays only Route 390, which takes the very senic route to Wisbech, and the bus that was on it was Stagecoach In The Fens only remianing MCV Evolution bodied dart, 33311 ~ AE56MDN.

Anyways, back ontopic now, and the relevant X9 and 36 bits.:

20530 - P530ESA 1335 36 Peterborough - Wisbech. As already said, it was parked up at Ackland Street, and was then seen arriving Wisbech Horsefair at 1428, 2 mins early and empty.

16588 - S588BCE 1235 Wisbech - Peterborough arriving at Peterborough at 1332

16012 - P812GMU arrrived Wisbech Horsefair at 1504, 4 late on the 1240 from Cambridge, showing X9 Chatteris on the blind

20530 then worked the 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge.

So i walked over to Ackland Street to see what bus id have, and 20530 was parked up, showing Wisbech 36. Not the best bus to have, but at least it was there, so over to Queensgate i went.

1235 came and went, and at 1300 i rechecks the timetable. Lo and behold the 36 at 1235 is from Wisbech! What a plonker i was!

Never mind, it gave me the chance to try out the Wedensdays only Route 390, which takes the very senic route to Wisbech, and the bus that was on it was Stagecoach In The Fens only remianing MCV Evolution bodied dart, 33311 ~ AE56MDN.

Anyways, back ontopic now, and the relevant X9 and 36 bits.:

20530 - P530ESA 1335 36 Peterborough - Wisbech. As already said, it was parked up at Ackland Street, and was then seen arriving Wisbech Horsefair at 1428, 2 mins early and empty.

16588 - S588BCE 1235 Wisbech - Peterborough arriving at Peterborough at 1332

16012 - P812GMU arrrived Wisbech Horsefair at 1504, 4 late on the 1240 from Cambridge, showing X9 Chatteris on the blind

20530 then worked the 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge.

### 10/03/09 ~ Wisbech Observations

Gerard emailed me the following this evening:

13.05 Wisbech to Cambridge was 16012 - P812GMU.

20855 - P855GND went empty at 17.05 from Wisbech to Long Sutton.

Thanks for those, G.

I myself will be in Wisbech from Wedensday afternoon, heres hoping i can see some operations.

13.05 Wisbech to Cambridge was 16012 - P812GMU.

20855 - P855GND went empty at 17.05 from Wisbech to Long Sutton.

Thanks for those, G.

I myself will be in Wisbech from Wedensday afternoon, heres hoping i can see some operations.

### 09/03/09 ~ March Observations

This afternoon i found myself in March for a few hours, noted the following.

20855 - P855GND 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge 4 early march train station, then after a passenger and freight passed was ontime. Arrived cambridge 1620 Thanks to Adam D for that.

16587 - S587BCE 11 late passing March railway station at 1638 on the 1440 from Cambridge. It was allready late, and was delayed by the same two trains as above. I thought id missed the sighting!!

Un/Id Olympian on 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge (likely 16587) passed March Railway Station 8 early

20855 - P855GND 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge 4 early march train station, then after a passenger and freight passed was ontime. Arrived cambridge 1620 Thanks to Adam D for that.

16587 - S587BCE 11 late passing March railway station at 1638 on the 1440 from Cambridge. It was allready late, and was delayed by the same two trains as above. I thought id missed the sighting!!

Un/Id Olympian on 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge (likely 16587) passed March Railway Station 8 early

### 08/03/09 ~ Updates

Gerard was in touch yesterday and informed me of the following:

Thursday, 16587 - S587BCE arrived at Wisbech Horsefair at 1305 on the 1040 from Cambridge, 5 mins late.

Friday, 20854 - P854GND departed Wisbech Horsefair on the 1305 to Cambridge at 1307, 2 mins late.

Saturday, Adam informs me that 16212 - R562DRP was seen arriving at Cambridge Drummer Street at 1130. This would have been the 0905 from Wisbech arriving 7 late.

I also saw an un/id B10M PS on the 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech at March at 1840.

Thanks to those who have been able to send me info whilst i havent been able to go out myself.

Thursday, 16587 - S587BCE arrived at Wisbech Horsefair at 1305 on the 1040 from Cambridge, 5 mins late.

Friday, 20854 - P854GND departed Wisbech Horsefair on the 1305 to Cambridge at 1307, 2 mins late.

Saturday, Adam informs me that 16212 - R562DRP was seen arriving at Cambridge Drummer Street at 1130. This would have been the 0905 from Wisbech arriving 7 late.

I also saw an un/id B10M PS on the 1640 Cambridge - Wisbech at March at 1840.

Thanks to those who have been able to send me info whilst i havent been able to go out myself.

### 04/03/09 ~ Wisbech Observations

20855 - P855GND done the 1035 36 to Peterborough and the 1335 return, arriving at the Horsefair at 1427, 3 mins early. It then went on to do the 1505 to Cambridge.

16217 - R567DRP done the 0840 Cambridge - Wisbech, terminating at 1102, 2 mins late. It then headed back to Cambridge on the 1105.

16214 - R564DRP was seen on the 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech, also 2 minuites late. This would have worked back on the 1505.

16217 - R567DRP done the 0840 Cambridge - Wisbech, terminating at 1102, 2 mins late. It then headed back to Cambridge on the 1105.

16214 - R564DRP was seen on the 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech, also 2 minuites late. This would have worked back on the 1505.

### 03/03/09 ~ A few bits

Monday 2nd, Jamie noted 16023 - P823GMU on the 1755 X7 Cambridge - March.

Tuesday 3rd, i was on works communications course in Ely,and noted 16591 - S591BCE swinging into Ely Tescos at 0850 on the 0640 Long Sutton - Cambridge running 5 late.

Gerard noted 16214 - R564DRP on the 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge.

Tuesday 3rd, i was on works communications course in Ely,and noted 16591 - S591BCE swinging into Ely Tescos at 0850 on the 0640 Long Sutton - Cambridge running 5 late.

Gerard noted 16214 - R564DRP on the 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge.

### 26-28/02/09 ~ The Past Few Days

Iv not been totaly dedicated to the upkeep of the blog for the past few days, so i apollogise for that:

On thursday, Trident 17079 was back out earning its keep on the X9 by doing the 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech and inplace for the 1505 back.

Then also it should have done the 1740 Cambridge - Chatteris. Thanks to Jamie & Adam at Cambridge for the info on this.

Friday saw 17079 AGAIN out on the X9! and Olympian 16013 - P813GMU done the 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge. Thanks to Gerard for the info on the Olympian.

Intresting times ahead for the X9. Some service changes have been registered to change the routing and timetable, when these become clear i shall update the blog.

On thursday, Trident 17079 was back out earning its keep on the X9 by doing the 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech and inplace for the 1505 back.

Then also it should have done the 1740 Cambridge - Chatteris. Thanks to Jamie & Adam at Cambridge for the info on this.

Friday saw 17079 AGAIN out on the X9! and Olympian 16013 - P813GMU done the 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge. Thanks to Gerard for the info on the Olympian.

Intresting times ahead for the X9. Some service changes have been registered to change the routing and timetable, when these become clear i shall update the blog.

### 25/02/09 ~ Trident Fresh!!

Today saw the visit of 17079 - T679KPU on the 36 + X9, i saw it leaving Eye on the 1035 ex Peterborough, it then done the 1205 from Wisbech - Cambridge, where Jamie saw it arrive and depart on the 1440 back to Wisbech. Excellent stuff!!

Adam was intouch aswell to tell me that 16023 - P823GMU was on the 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech. This would have done the 1605 into Peterborough, this batch of Olympians are not too frequent on the X9.

The only thing i can add is 20856 - P856GND done the 1035 Wisbech - Peterborough

Adam was intouch aswell to tell me that 16023 - P823GMU was on the 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech. This would have done the 1605 into Peterborough, this batch of Olympians are not too frequent on the X9.

The only thing i can add is 20856 - P856GND done the 1035 Wisbech - Peterborough

### 24/02/09 ~ More of the same!!

### 23/02/09 ~ Repeat Performance

16212 at Wisbech Horsefair after a 6min late arrival from Cambridge

20851 parked up out the way on Wisbech Horsefair before working the 1235 to Peterborough

20854 at Wisbech after arriving 2 mins early on the 1035 from Peterborough

Today i was about Wisbech, so for a change i was able to provide my own sightings report!!

20855 - P855GND 1035 36 Wisbech - Peterboro. Jamie informed me this done the 1740 Cambridge - Chatteris

20854 - P854GND 1035 36 Peterborough - Wisbech. Left Peterboro 8 late and got to Wisbech 2 early, Then done the 1205 X9 to Cambridge leaving at 1210

20851 - P851GND arrived at 1200 on 0940 ex Cambridge then done 1235 36 to Peterborough leaving at 1244

16212 1300 arrival of the 1040 Cambridge 6 late at 1306, then formed the 1305 back again which departed at 1312

16214 - R564DRP 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech entering Wisbech 8 late

20110 - N210LTN 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge ontime.

16212 - R562DRP then turned up on the 1540 Cambridge - Long Sutton running 13 late from March Railway Station, got held up 4 more minuites by a pair of Cross Country units!!

16590 - S590BCE done the 1755 X7 Cambridge - March express. Ta to Jamie for that

That will be all for now, Tuesday report will follow shortly

Today i was about Wisbech, so for a change i was able to provide my own sightings report!!

20855 - P855GND 1035 36 Wisbech - Peterboro. Jamie informed me this done the 1740 Cambridge - Chatteris

20854 - P854GND 1035 36 Peterborough - Wisbech. Left Peterboro 8 late and got to Wisbech 2 early, Then done the 1205 X9 to Cambridge leaving at 1210

20851 - P851GND arrived at 1200 on 0940 ex Cambridge then done 1235 36 to Peterborough leaving at 1244

16212 1300 arrival of the 1040 Cambridge 6 late at 1306, then formed the 1305 back again which departed at 1312

16214 - R564DRP 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech entering Wisbech 8 late

20110 - N210LTN 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge ontime.

16212 - R562DRP then turned up on the 1540 Cambridge - Long Sutton running 13 late from March Railway Station, got held up 4 more minuites by a pair of Cross Country units!!

16590 - S590BCE done the 1755 X7 Cambridge - March express. Ta to Jamie for that

That will be all for now, Tuesday report will follow shortly

### 22/02/09 ~ Playing Catch Up

20110 - N210LTN departs Wisbech on the 1310 to Cambridge on Thursday 19th. Photo by Gerard Fletcher

Well, iv been a tad busy these past few days, working the night shift dont help matters, and i was away in London all day on Saturday, but i have been provided with a detailed list of Fridays goings on by Jamie, which reads as follows:

P851GND should of done the 6.40 from long sutton to Cambridge then the 9.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

M473ASW should of done the 8.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 10.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

M475ASW should of done the 9.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 11.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

N210LTN should of done the 10.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 12.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

M489ASW should of done the 11.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 13.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

P855GND should of done the 12.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 14.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

M473ASW done the 13.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 15.40 from Cambridge to long sutton

M475ASW done the 14.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 16.40 from Cambridge to long sutton

N210LTN should of done the 15.05 from wisbech to Cambridge

S587BCE did the 17.40 Cambridge to chatters

All the above subject to any switching at Wisbech for 36s.

On the X7 turns were M489ASW which did the 6.45 from march to Cambridge and S591BCE did the 17.55 from Cambridge to march

Thats about all for now, i am in Wisbech on Monday evening and most of tuesday so hopefully il be able to provide my own report!! Thanks to Jamie for his help so far.

Well, iv been a tad busy these past few days, working the night shift dont help matters, and i was away in London all day on Saturday, but i have been provided with a detailed list of Fridays goings on by Jamie, which reads as follows:

P851GND should of done the 6.40 from long sutton to Cambridge then the 9.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

M473ASW should of done the 8.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 10.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

M475ASW should of done the 9.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 11.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

N210LTN should of done the 10.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 12.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

M489ASW should of done the 11.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 13.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

P855GND should of done the 12.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 14.40 from Cambridge to wisbech

M473ASW done the 13.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 15.40 from Cambridge to long sutton

M475ASW done the 14.05 from wisbech to Cambridge then the 16.40 from Cambridge to long sutton

N210LTN should of done the 15.05 from wisbech to Cambridge

S587BCE did the 17.40 Cambridge to chatters

All the above subject to any switching at Wisbech for 36s.

On the X7 turns were M489ASW which did the 6.45 from march to Cambridge and S591BCE did the 17.55 from Cambridge to march

Thats about all for now, i am in Wisbech on Monday evening and most of tuesday so hopefully il be able to provide my own report!! Thanks to Jamie for his help so far.

### 19/02/08 ~ Extra! Extra!

Recieved the following from Jamie this afternoon for yesterday:

16591 - S591BCE did the 06.40 from Long Sutton and then the 9.40 to Wisbech

20531 - P531ESA did was on the 1505 arrival at Cambridge from Wisbech and then the 17.40 to Chatteris

20575 - M475ASW did the 17.55 x7 to March

16591 - S591BCE did the 06.40 from Long Sutton and then the 9.40 to Wisbech

20531 - P531ESA did was on the 1505 arrival at Cambridge from Wisbech and then the 17.40 to Chatteris

20575 - M475ASW did the 17.55 x7 to March

### 19/02/09 ~ Mums the word!!

Today my mum and her freind had a day out in Ely, travelling on the 0810 ex Wisbech which provided 20513 - R513KSA they had a decent (not a word id use for 20513) ride into Ely.

It was on the way back, however that things went downhill

She travelled on the 1430 from Ely - Wisbech (1340 ex Cambridge) which turned up 20917 - R917XVM. Not a good start either way, but with the driver change over at Chatteris, a "young" guy took over, and mum and her freind are infrequent travellers, she wanted to know if buses stopped by the Post Office in Elm, but the driver, oblivious to her questions because he had his I-Pod plugged into his ears! It took her several attemps to make herself heard and when she did the driver was quite rude in his reply.

When my mums freind got the stop she wanted, my Mum herself then wanted to know if it was possiable to alight at the stop ajjecent to B&Q on the Elm Road. "I suppose it is" was the drivers reply in a "tone dripping with sarcasm"

Not the sort of tone you want to be using to infrequent (or even frequent) passengers. Needless to say, my Mum is now writting a letter of complaint to Stagecoach in Cambridge and i hope by putting this on here, some official people may take note of this chaps totaly unnessercery attitude.

It was on the way back, however that things went downhill

She travelled on the 1430 from Ely - Wisbech (1340 ex Cambridge) which turned up 20917 - R917XVM. Not a good start either way, but with the driver change over at Chatteris, a "young" guy took over, and mum and her freind are infrequent travellers, she wanted to know if buses stopped by the Post Office in Elm, but the driver, oblivious to her questions because he had his I-Pod plugged into his ears! It took her several attemps to make herself heard and when she did the driver was quite rude in his reply.

When my mums freind got the stop she wanted, my Mum herself then wanted to know if it was possiable to alight at the stop ajjecent to B&Q on the Elm Road. "I suppose it is" was the drivers reply in a "tone dripping with sarcasm"

Not the sort of tone you want to be using to infrequent (or even frequent) passengers. Needless to say, my Mum is now writting a letter of complaint to Stagecoach in Cambridge and i hope by putting this on here, some official people may take note of this chaps totaly unnessercery attitude.

### 18/02/09 ~ X7 Today

16218 - R568DRP done the 0650 March - Cambridge X7 express this morning, and 20568 ~ M489ASW was on the 1750 return express this evening.

### 17/02/09 ~ Jamies Helping Hand

Today iv only got a few sightings handed to me from Jamie whilst he was running his shop:

16025 - P825GMU did the 6:40 x9 ex long Sutton arriving in Cambridge at 9:20 then should of done the 9:40 x9 to wisbech

Tonight 20855 - P855GND did the 15:05 x9 from wisbech and then the 17:40 to Chatteris

20210 N210LTN on the evening X7 Express to March

Here is 16025 entering Cambridge.

Thanks for your sightings today Jamie

### 16/02/09 ~ Empty Olympians

Today i travelled on 16218 from the Elm Road stop in Wisbech to the Horsefair, and then on it again to Peterborough, and both times i was the only passenger!! Until Guyhirn where we picked one soul up, and a few more in the Parnwell district of Peterborough anyways!

Jamie was intouch last night (iv been working night shift so apologies for the delay) and reported the following at the Cambridge end of things:

Sunday

20531 - P531ESA was doing the 10:40 to March

Monday

16216 - R566DRP DID the 6:40 ex Long Sutton then did the 9:40 to Wisbech

16588 - S588BCE DID the 12:05 ex Wisbech and then the 14:40 to Wisbech

20917 - R917XVM DID the 14:05 ex Wisbech and then the 16.40 to Long Sutton

20114 - N214LTN DID the 15:05 ex Wisbech and then the 17:40 to Chatteris

The X7 March Express was 16213 - R563DRP. A Nice bus for a change!! (in my own view - rb)

My own personal sightings for Monday are as follows:

16218 R568DRP 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived at the horsefair 3 late, then formed the 1605 36 to Peterborough leaving 1 late, with the destination stuck on stagecoach, and a paper 36 Peterborough in the window.

At the Horsefair when i arrived was 20513 - P513KSA ready to do the 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

On route with the 36, i passed 16216 - R566DRP heading into Wisbech on the 1545 from Peterborough. This then would have gone on to do the 1705 X9 from Wisbech to Cambridge.

That will be all for now!

Jamie was intouch last night (iv been working night shift so apologies for the delay) and reported the following at the Cambridge end of things:

Sunday

20531 - P531ESA was doing the 10:40 to March

Monday

16216 - R566DRP DID the 6:40 ex Long Sutton then did the 9:40 to Wisbech

16588 - S588BCE DID the 12:05 ex Wisbech and then the 14:40 to Wisbech

20917 - R917XVM DID the 14:05 ex Wisbech and then the 16.40 to Long Sutton

20114 - N214LTN DID the 15:05 ex Wisbech and then the 17:40 to Chatteris

The X7 March Express was 16213 - R563DRP. A Nice bus for a change!! (in my own view - rb)

My own personal sightings for Monday are as follows:

16218 R568DRP 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech arrived at the horsefair 3 late, then formed the 1605 36 to Peterborough leaving 1 late, with the destination stuck on stagecoach, and a paper 36 Peterborough in the window.

At the Horsefair when i arrived was 20513 - P513KSA ready to do the 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge

On route with the 36, i passed 16216 - R566DRP heading into Wisbech on the 1545 from Peterborough. This then would have gone on to do the 1705 X9 from Wisbech to Cambridge.

That will be all for now!

### 14/02/09 ~ Roundabout observations

16588 entering Wisbech

Enjoy your Sunday Folks!

Being at Wisbech today, all i had to do was walk 2mins up the road onto the A47 bypass and wait patently for a X9 to pass!

I intended to view from 1000 onwards, but a late night previous ment i didnt start my observatios until 1330!!

But what i did see, is something like this:

1140 Cambridge - Wisbech was 20513 - R513KSA entering Wisbech about 6 late

1240 Cambridge - Wisbech was 16162 - R162HHK entering Wisbech 3 early and then out again on the 1505 to Cambridge

1340 Cambridge - Wisbech was 16588 - S588BCE entering Wisbech 2 late

1340 Cambridge - Wisbech was 16588 - S588BCE entering Wisbech 2 late

1440 Cambridge - Wisbech was 16216 - R566DRP entering Wisbech 10 early!!

1550 Cambridge - Long Sutton was 20856 - P856GND entering Wisbech 5 early

I was going to see the 1650 Cambridge - Long Sutton, but i had other things crop up and by the time i was free again, it would have been at its destination! Doh!

There wont be a blog for tomorrow, as the X9 only runs between Cambridge and March, but a service of sorts will resume on Monday.

Enjoy your Sunday Folks!

### 11/12/13th Febuary ~ Slim Pickings

The above photo shows 16025 ~ P825GMU prior to working the 1535 36 to Wisbech on the 13th Feb.

Iv not been about much these past few days, but what i have seen, and been told about is as follows:

11/2

X7 Morning Express 16009 - P819GMU 1535 36 Peterborough - Wisbech & 1705 Wisbech - Cambridge was 16588 - S588BCE

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12/2

12/2

20855 - P855GND 1545 Departure to Wisbech allready 5 down! (thanks Adam for this)

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13/2

13/2

16025 - P825GMU 1535 36 Peterborough - Wisbec complete with 36 written on a piece of A4 flapping away in the window. Was 18 late arriving at Wisbech due to workworks at Thorney Toll.

16216 - R566DRP 1700 arrival at Wisbech from Cambridge. This was the 1440 from Cambridge smack bang ontime

20475 - M475ASW was a evening X9 to Wisbech

20533 - P533ESA was on the x7 Cambridge - March express tonight (thanks Jamie for those two)

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As im now spending this weekend at Wisbech,i hope to see the majority of the X9 workings on Saturday, and a few on Monday.

Have a good weekend everyone!!

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