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Former West Mon Omnibus Board 13, AAX27, a Leyland Beaver TSC9 new in 1935 with a Weymann B32R body, but rebodied by Burlingham as B32F in 1944/45. It was further modified by W. Meredith with sliding windows in 1952/53. Withdrawn in 1959, and acquired by the West of England Transport Collection, it passed to David Hoare of Chepstow in 1974. The body was scrapped in 1976. It was loaned to Jasper Pettie, Edinburgh in 1980 and restored as a replica of Alexander lorry 158.
This has often been wrongly referred to in the past as a Leyland Bull TQ2, but these details have been gleaned from Michael Yeton and Chris Taylor's book on West Mon in the Venture Super Prestige series. They did have a 1930 Leyland Bull Special TQ1 with Dodson body (1, WO 6425) and another on TQ3 chassis also with Dodson body (10, WO 5913) new in 1931. It is pictured here at Winkleigh in 1974 being prepared to be taken away by David Hoare.
Photo taken by John Stringer, early 1974, West of England Transport Collection, Winkleigh
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