RML2330 arrived from Hemel Hempstead, bound for Welwyn Garden City on the 30 route. I climbed aboard. T792 pulled away ahead of us, heading down to City Station.
We were away too. I was invited to share the front seat behind the bonnet. We turned down Victoria Street, and met SNB218 on the stiff climb up from the station. A little further on we met RF633, which had changed over during the day with RF489, with RF633 returning from works attention to the offside panelling and RF489 heading for it. Now RF633 was heading up to St.Peters Street.
We went by the station and on round to the Hatfield Road, and headed east. We met RML903 roaring westwards on the other 330 service, and a little while later RT3254, lighting up the rapidly falling dusk like a friendly green dragon.
We turned left at The Comet to head for Welwyn Garden City, but down at the roundabout beside the motorway we turned right over the River Lea to enter the new town. We madfe our way into the town centre, and round to the station, where we paused briefly for photos in the dusk.
Then it was back to St.Albans in the dark.
Many thanks to all those who organised the event, and especially to those owners who allowed their buses out in winter conditions. Thanks also to the crews - drivers and conductors - without whom the days just would not happen.
Photos by Ian Smith. Click on any of them for a larger picture.
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