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31/12/2016, 19:22 #551
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(31/12/2016, 17:11)R852 PRG Wrote:  To commemorate the final day of Volvo Olympian service with Go North East, 3822 (S822 OFT) was taken for an excursion this morning, leaving Stanley depot, heading to Chester-le-Street depot, then through to Durham and back to the depot via Lanchester.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/142814434@...res/8b3308

So sad I actually like them more then the omnidekkas

31/12/2016, 20:26 #552
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(31/12/2016, 17:11)R852 PRG Wrote:  To commemorate the final day of Volvo Olympian service with Go North East, 3822 (S822 OFT) was taken for an excursion this morning, leaving Stanley depot, heading to Chester-le-Street depot, then through to Durham and back to the depot via Lanchester.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/142814434@...res/8b3308

Hopefully the scholars allocations are fluid so I don't end up with a B7 every day - the space at the back downstairs is atrocious!

31/12/2016, 23:23 #553
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(31/12/2016, 17:11)R852 PRG Wrote:  To commemorate the final day of Volvo Olympian service with Go North East, 3822 (S822 OFT) was taken for an excursion this morning, leaving Stanley depot, heading to Chester-le-Street depot, then through to Durham and back to the depot via Lanchester.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/142814434@...res/8b3308


Refreshing to know that no one was notified of this " excursion " any earlier, As I'm sure a lot of Enthusiast's would've jumped at the chance to ride one for the last time, Or get a photo of one for the last time.....

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31/12/2016, 23:35 #554
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(31/12/2016, 23:23)South Tyne Lad Wrote:  Refreshing to know that no one was notified of this " excursion " any earlier, As I'm sure a lot of Enthusiast's would've jumped at the chance to ride one for the last time, Or get a photo of one for the last time.....

I agree that it is a pity. I would have much preferred the event to be open invitation, and supported with publicity by Go North East, like the other similar events which have taken place around the country this week.

I only found about the event myself half an hour before the bus was due to depart Stanley Depot this morning. I am led to believe it was all very last minute, hence why there wasn't many people which knew about it.

31/12/2016, 23:36 #555
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(31/12/2016, 23:35)Dan Wrote:  I agree that it is a pity. I would have much preferred the event to be open invitation, and supported with publicity by Go North East, like the other similar events which have taken place around the country this week.

I only learned of the event myself half an hour before the bus was due to depart Stanley Depot. I am led to believe it was all very last minute, hence why there wasn't many people which knew about it.

Indeed. I was only notified of it late yesterday evening.

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31/12/2016, 23:59 #556
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(31/12/2016, 23:23)South Tyne Lad Wrote:  Refreshing to know that no one was notified of this " excursion " any earlier, As I'm sure a lot of Enthusiast's would've jumped at the chance to ride one for the last time, Or get a photo of one for the last time.....

It won't be for the last time to get a photo of one, nor have we actually said farewell to the Olympians from the Go North East fleet. 3 will be retained at Riverside for the Jewish scholars (and maybe one at Stanley confined to taxi only boards until the 6132-3888 exchange happens?)

I would have loved to come to the event though, even if I have spent many bus journeys on them.
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01/01/2017, 00:59 #557
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(31/12/2016, 23:35)Dan Wrote:  I agree that it is a pity. I would have much preferred the event to be open invitation, and supported with publicity by Go North East, like the other similar events which have taken place around the country this week.

I only found about the event myself half an hour before the bus was due to depart Stanley Depot this morning. I am led to believe it was all very last minute, hence why there wasn't many people which knew about it.

And I bloody drove past you twice (you didn't see me go down) at Chester Le Street. Me and Half Pint decided there was nothing worth hanging around for, so decided to head to Durham for a hour, then onto Bishop Auckland.

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