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Spotless as it approaches its twentieth birthday without even stains below its diesel filler, Hunter of Seaton Delaval 18, ETY912 leaves Whitley Bay town centre for its home village. The all-Leyland PD2/12 H32/28R was new in December 1951 and gained platform doors at unknown date.
After four years of frugal slide photography devoted mostly to modest distant travel as youth approached adulthood, a junior British Rail salary allowed capture of some of the gems on own doorstep as well, though 17, DJR681 sold for further service six months earlier escaped my camera. The history of 18 would be of interest to me.
This was the first point then that buses could be seen on leaving the railway station whose sign is evident. Though tastefully restored, the station is no longer served by my employer's double arrow or its DMUs, but by the Tyne & Wear/Nexus Metro on the same tracks.
Photo taken by Alan Walker, Saturday 3 July 1971, junction of Oxford Street & Whitley Road, Whitley Bay
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