SCT '61 Photo Index
Devon General
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1. DV7890
Snaith's of Otterburn DV7890 Leyland Lion L2 built in 1931 with Burlingham bodywork from 1947.
Photo taken Sunday 1 May 2016, Metrocentre coach park, Gateshead
2.
An unidentified Devon General AEC Regent open topper
Photo taken c.1957, Torbay Road, Torquay
3. BDV1
BDV1, a 1936 Leyland Tiger TS7, new to Devon General (110) with petrol engine and Harrington B32F body.
Photo taken July 1964, Tipperary, Eire
4. DOD474
A fine pair. On the left is ATF477, a Leyland Tiger TS7T with a 10-litre petrol engine and fitted with a Fowler C39F body, new to Singleton's of Leyland. On the right is DOD474, an AEC Regal 0662 with Weymann B35F body, new in 1940 to Devon General (SR474) and withdrawn in 1952.
Photo taken early 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
5. JTA314
The WETC at Winkleigh could always be counted on to provide some interesting surprises on a visit. One such surprise was this Devon General utility Guy Arab which had been rebodied by Roe. Numbered DG314, JTA314, in the fleet it has survived the intervening years and has recently moved up North to Halifax, but is still apparently in a very similar condition. It's a testimony to the Roe body that despite all those years it still looks solid and straight.
Photo taken Sunday 4 October 1981, West of England Transport Collection, Winkleigh
6. HTT484
Leicester City Transport 195, HTT484, an AEC Regal with Weymann B35F body, new to Devon General as their SR484 in 1946 and bought by Leicester in 1952.
Photo taken early 1950s, Leicester
7. HTT487
The only Devon General vehicle present at the Kingsbridge Running Day was 1946 AEC Regal/Weymann SR487 HTT487. This was one of batch of six vehicles which later passed to Leicester in exchange for six AEC Regent IIs. Seen here leaving Kingsbridge Bus Station on service 99 to South Pool.
Photo taken Saturday 21 September 2013, Kingsbridge Bus Station
8. HTT3XX
An unidentified Devon General AEC Regent with Weymann body, which seems to have the low radiator as the London RT class which would make it one of the batch DR326-333, HTT326-333, new in 1947.
Photo taken c. 1957, The Strand, Torquay
9. HUO545
W.C.French HUO545, an AEC Regal with Weymann B35F body new in 1948 to Devon General and withdrawn by them in 1959 and to its left, 1937 AEC Regent RC4644 with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
10. KOD585
Preserved ex Devon General DR585, KOD585, a 1949 AEC Regent lll with Weymann H30/26R body just returned from operating a rounder on the free bus service from Newton Abbott Station to the Heathfield Depot of Grey Cars on the occasion of their centenary open day.
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 2013, Grey Cars Heathfield Depot
11. KOD592
KOD592 was the last vehicle to be acquired by Brown's Blue, Markfield and came from Devon General DR592 in June 1962. It was an A.E.C. 9612E Regent III with a Weymann H30/26R body new in 1949. It was fitted with platform doors shortly after arrival and passed to Gibson, Barlestone in March 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
12. LTA269
Grey Cars was the coaching arm of Devon General until the advent of the NBC consigned them to the history books. LTA269, a 1949 AEC Regal III 9621A with Duple 33 seat bodywork, carries the Grey Cars livery but was actually new to another Devon General coaching subsiduary Greenslades of Exeter.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2009, Harrogate
13. KFJ607
Part of the fleet of Farrans, contractors building new barracks at Reed Hall, Colchester. The Leyland in the middle, KFJ607, was ex Greenslades and still in their colours. On the right is LPU686, a Leyland PS1/1 with Duple body, new as City Coach LS7 and later Eastern National 129.
Photo taken Saturday 20 February 1965, Reed Hall, Colchester
14. LTA629
Former Greenslades Tours of Exeter LTA629, an AEC Regal III 9621A with Duple A-Type C32F body, originally new to Devon General's Grey Cars fleet (TCR629) in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 1973, Halifax Petrol Station, King Cross Street, Halifax
15. LTA629
Preserved Devon General TCR629, LTA629, an AEC Regal lll with Duple C32F bodywork at Heathfield Depot on the occaision of their centenary open day
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 2013, Grey Cars Heathfield Depot
16. LTA629
To compliment John Stringers 1973 rear view, preserved Devon General TCR629, LTA629, the same vehicle painted in Grey Cars livery, an AEC Regal lll with Duple C32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 2008, Chatsworth Vehicle Rally
17. LTA629
Ex-Greenslades Tours LTA629, an AEC Regal III 9621A with Duple A-Type C32F body, new to Devon General's Grey Cars fleet in 1950.
Photo taken Monday 7 May 1973, London Transport's Shepherd's Bush Garage
18. LTA629
Former Greenslades LTA629, an AEC Regal III 9621A with Duple A-Type C32F body, new to Devon General's Grey Cars fleet (TCR629) in 1950.
Photo taken early 1974, Somewhere in Devon !
19. MTT635
MTT635, a Leyland PSU1/9 Royal Tiger with a Willowbrook B43F body had been new in 1951 as Devon General SL635 and was acquired by Great Yarmouth in 1963 and numbered 15. One of two acquired it is seen here outside the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Caister Road Garage
20. MTT640
MTT640, seen at Winkleigh was ex-Devon General 640 and was a Leyland PD2/1 with a Leyland L27/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 7 October 1979, Winkleigh
21. MTT646
Smith (t/a Blue Bell), March MTT646 was an A.E.C. 9613A Regent III with a Weymann H30/26RD body acquired from Devon General in May 1964. It had been new in 1951 as H30/26R numbered DR646, the doors being fitted by Weymann in 1955 and it became DRD646 in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, March
22. MTT648
Former Devon General DR648, MTT648, an AEC Regent III 9613A with Weymann H30/26RD body, new in 1951, the platform doors having been fitted in 1955. It was withdrawn in 1964.
Photo taken early 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
23. NTT669
Tommy Burrows 105, NTT669, was ex-Devon General DR669, an AEC Regent III with a Weymann body seen heading out of Leeds on their long run to West Melton.
Photo taken 1965, Low Road, Leeds
24. NTT672
"Tommy" Burrows 106, NTT672, was an AEC Regent III with Weymann H30/26R body of 1952, and was ex-Devon General DR672.
Photo taken 1965, crossing York Street, approaching Leeds Central Bus Station
25. NUO685
Devon General (Grey Cars) TCR685, NUO685, was an AEC 9822S Regal IV with a Willowbrook C41F body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, near London Victoria Coach Station
26. NUO690
Devon General (Grey Cars) TCR690, NUO690. was an AEC 9822S Regal IV with a Willowbrook C41F body new in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, near London Victoria Coach Station
27. PDV732
PDV732, seen entering Otley Bus Station, was a 1954 A.E.C. 9613S Regent III with a Weymann H32/26RD body, and was one of two acquired by Ledgard, Armley in 1966 from Devon General.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
28. TTT780
Stevenson, Spath, 05 TTT780, an A E C Regent V MD3RV built in 1956 with Metro-Cammell bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Spath
29. TTT781
Still in active service with Tony Blackman's Yorkshire Heritage bus is this former Devon General AEC Regent V MD3RV with MCW H33/26RD bodywork which dates from 1956. When in the Devon General fleet it was DR781, TTT781.
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 2017, York Street, Leeds
30. VDV795
Premier Travel, Cambridge 203, VDV795, was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Weymann B41F body which had been new as Devon General 795 in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Chrishall
31. VDV805
Devon General SR805, VDV805, was an AEC Reliance with a Weymann B41F body dating from 1957 with behind, one of the “Sea Dog” Atlanteans.
Photo taken 1966, Kingswear Terminus
32. VDV812
Former Devon General DR819, VDV812, an AEC Regent V MD3RV with Metro Cammell Orion body, new in 1957, passing to Western National in 1971 and withdrawn the same year. Alongside is former Cumberland Motor Services 262, HRM682, a Leyland Titan PD2/1 with Leyland L27/26R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken June 1971, North's Yard, Sherburn-in-Elmet
33. VDV817
Line up of Devon General vehicles seen at Exeter bus station, complete with various advertisements. The rearmost is VDV817, a AEC Regent V with Metro Cammell H33/26R body
Photo taken Sunday 13 November 2011, Exeter Bus & Coach Station
34. VDV817
Preserved Devon General DR817, VDV817, a 1957 AEC Regent V with Metro Cammell H59R bodywork. photographed at the annual open day of the West of England Transport Collection
Photo taken Sunday 6 October 2013, Winkleigh
35. XDV851
Devon General (Grey Cars) TCR851, XDV851, a Willowbrook C41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in 1958 seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
36. XDV852
Grey Cars XDV852, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook C41F body, new in June 1958.
Photo taken c. 1958, Torquay
37. XDV855
XDV855, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Willowbrook Viking C41F bodywork. New as Devon General 855, this was with an unidentified Juvenile Jazz Band when photographed.
Photo taken April 1977, off Coronation Terrace, Coxhoe
38. XTA839
Preserved Devon General XTA839, SN839, is a 1958 Albion Nimbus NS3AN with Willowbrook B31F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 17 September 2017, Dartmoor
39. XTA839
Preserved Devon General XTA839, SN839, a 1958 Albion Nimbus NS3AN with Willowbrook B31F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
40. XTA839
Two variations on the small single decker theme. Preserved Devon General XTA839, SN839, is a 1958 Albion Nimbus NS3AN with Willowbrook B31F bodywork, whilst preserved East Kent EFN568 is a 1950 Dennis Falcon P3 with Dennis B29F bodywork. Both are seen here at the 2003 Worthing Rally.
Photo taken July 2003, Marine Parade, Worthing
41. XTA843
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, XTA843, an Albion Nimbus NS3N of 1958 with Willowbrook B31F bodywork
Photo taken August 1972, Yuill's Hartlepool Depot
42. 876ATA
Devon General 876, 876ATA, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro-Cammell H44/32F body, one of the first batch of 17 rear-engined double-deckers which entered service in 1959.
Photo taken late 1960s, Queen Street, Newton Abbot
43. 890ADV
Grey Cars 890, 890ADV, an AEC Reliance with 41 seat Willowbrook "Viking" coach body, new in 1959
Photo taken Sunday 2 January 2011, Winchester Bus Station
44. 895DTT
Trying out a recently acquired telephoto lens has distorted this view of Devon General 895, 895DTT, a 1960 Leyland Atlantean with Roe H75F body at a roundabout in Torquay. Looking a bit shabby and probably not even in line for a repaint into NBC colours, 895 heads towards Newton Abbot. If nothing else, a great view of the conductors setright was obtained!
Photo taken Wednesday 24 March 1976, Torbay Road, Torquay
45. 926GTA
Devon General "seadog" 926, 926GTA, Sir Francis Drake at Torquay on a 12D to Brixham in the late 1960s.
Photo taken late 1960s, Babbacombe Road, St Marychurch, Torquay
46. 925GTA
Ex-Devon General "seadog", originally 925, 925GTA (Admiral Blake) but by the time this photo was taken Red Bus 925, ADV299A, in Barnstaple on a wedding charter in summer 1986.
Photo taken Summer 1986, Barnstaple
47. 926GTA
Devon General's Seadog class convertable open top Atlanteans were spread far and wide after withdrawal by their original owners. Seen in Hull is 926GTA which was origianally DL926 in the Devon General fleet. When phototgraphed the bus was in the East Yorkshire fleet as their 902 and is seen in the Lord Mayor's Parade in Hull in 1992 with a former London Routemaster in traditional East Yorkshire livery tucked in behind
Photo taken Saturday 13 June 1992, Anlaby Road, Hull
48. 926GTA
Devon General 926, 926GTA, "Sir Francis Drake", was a Leyland Atlantean with Metro-Cammell CO44/31F body, introduced in 1961.
Photo taken 1966, Kingswear Terminus
49. 929GTA
Devon General 929, 929GTA, was one of the Sea Dog-class of open-top Atlanteans - this one being "Sir Richard Grenville".
Photo taken circa 1966, near Kingswear
50. 932GTA
Rear view of "Earl Howe", Devon General Atlantean 932, 932GTA.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 September 1965, Kingswear Terminus
51. 932GTA
All this good September weather made me think others might like a glimpse of Devon General open top, 932, 932GTA, "Earl Howe", a Leyland Atlantean /MCW. Seen here at Kingswear, near Dartmouth, Devon, in September 1965.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 September 1965, Kingswear Terminus
52. 932GTA
Devon General 932, 932GTA, a 1961 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with convertible open top MCW bodywork.
Photo taken 1993, Halifax
53. 932GTA
Devon General Leyland Atlantean open topper 932, 932GTA, Earl Howe, new in 1961 with Metro Cammell CO44/31F body.
Photo taken 1966, Torquay
54. 933GTA
Devon General 933, 933GTA, convertible open top Atlantean "Sir Walter Raleigh" new in 1961 with a Metro-Cammell CO44/31F body.
Photo taken June 1964, Esplanade Road, Paignton
55. 939GTA
Devon General 939, 939GTA, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Willowbrook Viscount C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Bus Station, Exeter
56. 960HTT
Another preserved Grey Cars coach, AEC Reliance/Willpowbrook 960HTT, also at Okehampton station.
Photo taken Sunday 15 September 2013, Okehampton Station
57. 960HTT
Preserved Devon General TCR960, 960HTT, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook C41F body on display at the Heathfield Depot of Grey Cars on the occaision of their centenary open day
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 2013, Grey Cars Heathfield Depot
58. 960HTT
Grey Cars/Devon General 960, 960HTT, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook Viscount C41F body, new in 1962, built to 7ft 6ins width
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Teignmouth
59. 1RDV
Preserved Grey Cars coach 1RDV at Okehampton Station having brought a party up from South Devon. Delivered in late 1963 but not entering service until the following year, it was one of eight AEC Reliances with the 7’6” wide variant of the Harrington Cavalier body.
Photo taken Sunday 15 September 2013, Okehampton Station
60. 505RUO
Devon General 505, 505RUO, an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Willowbrook H39/30F body, one of a batch of 8 built in 1964.
61. 507RUO
Former Devon General 507, 507RUO, an AEC Regent V originally with Willowbrook H39/30F body, new in March 1964. It was converted to open-top by Devon General.
Photo taken Sunday 11 July 2004, Kemble airfield
62. 9RDV
Devon General 9, 9RDV, an AEC Reliance of the 2U3RA variety, new to Devon General in 1964. She carries Marshall B49F bodywork and is seen arriving at Castle Donington for Showbus in September 2017.
Photo taken Sunday 17 September 2017, Showbus, Castle Donington
63. CTT23C
One of the buses in service at the Coventry running day was CTT23C, an AEC Reliance with Park Royal B39F body which entered service with Devon General as their number 23 in 1965.
Photo taken Monday 2 January 2017, Coventry City Centre
64. CTT511C
Devon General 511, CTT511C, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal H40/29F body new in May 1965
Photo taken Summer 1965, Terminus behind Torquay Marina
65. CTT513C
Devon General 513, CTT513C, a 1965 AEC Regent V with Park Royal body of the style associated with fellow BET company East Kent.
Photo taken 1994, off Charlestown Road, Halifax
66. CTT518C
Devon General dual sourced AEC and Leyland deckers in the sixties. A late example of their AEC Regent Vs is this Willowbrook bodied example dating from 1965. 518, CTT518C, is a short 2MD3RA chassis and the bus seats a very conservative 59. It is seen awaiting the arrival of its driver at the Dorchester rally and is being passed by a former Royal Blue LS6G
Photo taken Sunday 16 August 2015, Top O Town car park Dorchester
67. EOD26D
On hire to Royal Blue, and seen in Victoria Coach Station, was Devon General (Grey Cars) EOD26D, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier C49F body equipped with top sliding ventilators instead of the normal fixed windows and forced ventilation which was standard on the Grenadier.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1971, Victoria Coach Station, London
68. EOD524D
Devon General 524, EOD524D, is a 1966 AEC Regent V with a Weymann body which was completed by MCW following a long industrial dispute at the Weymann factory. Behind the AEC is an ex Huddersfield Daimler CVG6/30 with East Lancs bodywork.
Photo taken 1997, Stone Chair Halifax
69. EOD524D
Although an early buyer of rear engined Leyland Atlanteans, Devon General continued to purchase AEC Regents until the mid 1960s. This 1966 AEC Regent V has MCW bodywork and was 524, EOD524D, in the Devon General fleet
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
70. EOD526D
Devon General 526, EOD526D, a Willowbrook H75F bodies Leyland Atlantean at Torquay Strand.
Photo taken Thursday 25 March 1976, Torquay, Strand
71. NDV537G
Devon General 537, NDV537G, a 1968 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with MCW bodywork
Photo taken 1994, Halifax
72. OTA72G
Devon General 72, OTA72G, an A E C Reliance 6MU3R built in 1969 with Marshall B41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Strand, Torquay
73. TDV217J
This Marshall bodied Leyland Panther PSUR1B/1R TDV217J was ordered by Exeter Corporation but delivered to Devon General as their 217 following the take over of the Devon municipal in 1970. It was acting as a sales stand at the Dorchester Rally in August 2015. Prior to preservation it was a publicity vehicle for Western National and may be the only Panther to run for First Bus.
Photo taken Sunday 16 August 2015, Dorchester Top o Town car park
74. TUO74J
Preserved Devon General 74, TUO74J, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook B43F body, new in 1971, arriving at the gathering.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
75. VOD101K
Devon General 2758, VOD101K, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1983, The Triangle, Sidmouth
76. VOD549K
Looking rather "tired" on an Exeter city service, Devon General VOD549K, ex Western National Bristol VRT wearing the usual adverts for tourist attractions in Torbay adjacent to the destination box.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 March 1976, Sidwell Street, Exeter
77. VOD90K
Not previously illustrated in Devon General livery, VOD90K, one of the batch of Bristol LHs with Marshall body stands at Newton Abbot bus station.
Photo taken Monday 22 March 1976, Newton Abbot
78.
Not the most flattering of views but sometimes on a short visit, a garage line-up was one way of recording buses which I would probably never see again! OTT8 is the tree lopper (Bristol Lodekka) alongside AECs and an ex-Exeter Leyland.
Photo taken Monday 22 March 1976, Devon General Torquay Garage
79. VOD627S
Devon General VOD627S, a Bristol LH with Plaxton Supreme Express bodywork new in 1978.
Photo taken in 1982, Drewsteignton, Devon