"Fen-Running" at the Fenland "Busfest"
577 had a monster day out on the 15th May 2016, when our Mercedes teamed up with a Scania, from the fleet of ConneXions Buses, THE Harrogate Bus Co. to make the journey from West and North Yorkshire to Whittlesey, near Peterborough for the Fenland Busfest, 2016.
We all of us had a most enjoyable day at the event and it was great to be able to give the buses a good leg stretching, photographed above with an interesting selection of vehicles in Gonerby Moor services, A1 southbound.
On arrival at the business area of the event, we were given a wonderful cake which was a really nice surprise!.
577 participated in the free bus service, linking the centre of Whittlesey with the local classic car show which was tied in with the Busfest.
577 carried full standing loads and there were many positive comments and lots of questions about the bus and the livery, as it is not a colour scheme local people were familiar with.
The last ride of the day for 577 was a trip over the 701 route, duplicating 1500. I think it's safe to say this is the first appearance of a Black Prince bus in Peterborough bus station!.
Many thanks to all who were involved with the organisation of the event, good luck with your 2017 "Busfest!".
On the way home, we stopped off at the services on the A1, for a diablo sandwich and a doctor pepper, where we were greeted by an old friend and colleague, who was in charge of a superb Mercedes-Benz Tourismo, of the Shearings Grand Tourer fleet, making an interesting comparison with it's 20 year old cousin, N577EUG.