GS1 at Bircherley Green

Hertford & Stevenage Running Day

Sunday June 2nd 2002

Prepared by Ian Smith, 17th June 2002

Part 2: Before Breakfast at Hertford

Before we could have breakfast in the morning the buses needed checking and bringing into Hertford. They drivers had left before me, and I sauntered along towards Fairfax Road in the delightful early morning sunshine. An early GreenLine 724 slid past, heading for Heathrow Airport. It was one of Arriva's DAF/Plaxtons, 3448.

I found the buses and crews. There were GS2, RF6769, GS62 and RF633.

Greenline DAF 3448 on 724, Hertford GS2,RF679,GS62,RF633

There was blue smoke as cold engines coughed into activity. RF side panels opened for a top-up of engine oil.

AEC engine, RF topping-up the engine oil

GS bonnets opened too. GS62 had suffered a touch of clutch slip on the run-in the day before, and the fault was traced to diesel contamination from a weeping injector coupling. That was rectified, and the GS taken for a wash.

GS62 and RF633 get the once-over. GS62 gets an engine wash

Then it was off to a deserted Hertford Bus Station, where the buses were parked while we went for breakfast.

GS62 and RF633 at Hertford Bus Station.

Part 3: Arrivals and Early Departures, Hertford

All photos by Ian Smith. Click on most of them for a larger picture.

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