Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The great ksu461 hunt

last Tuesday i went after stagecoach east's 52466-ksu461. what is usually seen in service on the 99 Miton Keynes to luton airport.  Hoping to get a ride on it i planed my way down from Wisbech to mk via   norfolk green's 46 and Stagcoach's 9 & x5  amd that all went right to plan and heres the vehicles i had
620 -AU53KSO from wisbech to March
18418-AE06GZP from March to Cambridge
53601-KX58NBJ from Cambridge to Milton Keynes rail stn

As i got of my x5 ksu461 was siting on lay over after finishing a 99.  I went over to photo it when the driver said i hope you dont want a ride on it as it not going any were due to previous driver failing it on demisters only blowing cold air. and the  mechanic that come out from a mk garage didnt know how to fix it after looking in the back for the engine even tho it mid engined coach.  so the  mechanic failed it and said there sending a replacement coach from bedford. so no ride on ksu461 for me were the driver invied me on the coach and we got chating and turned out the driver drove ksu461 in scotland when it went on loan for the x74 (dumfries to glasgow) in April 2009 photo of it here . he was saying it never misses a beat to this day . As we finished talk about Dumfrice depot the replacement  coach showed up it was 52485-R185DNH so i did a quick trip to center mk  about a 10 min trip on it what was okay .then  i had about 10 mins there photoing arriva's mk metro buses and some local ops and then bashed on of stagecoach's Northampton shires x4 e400 scania's back to the rail station as hadent be on one and plus there soon to be replaced by new gold-line spec scania e400s . after a bit more photoing of buses i got my coach back to bedford as staying at the other halfs for a couple of days . my coach turned out to be 53601-KX58NBJ again so still got on it the see a volvo oly on the bedford mk service what i forgot about (DOH) it only 10 mins longer i remember next time   photos of the day can be found HERE

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