I found the buses and crews. There were GS2, RF6769, GS62 and RF633.
There was blue smoke as cold engines coughed into activity. RF side panels opened for a top-up of 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.
Then it was off to a deserted Hertford Bus Station, where the buses were parked while we went for breakfast.
All photos by Ian Smith. Click on most of them for a larger picture.
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