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Western National 1253, VOD123K, was one of the unusual Marshall B33F-bodied Bristol LHS6Ls which were purchased in February 1972 in order to cope with the narrow Cornish lanes. It is seen here outside Land's End outstation. Service 501 between Penzance and Land's End, whilst including the steep descent to Sennen Cove, reversal and back up, didn't require such a small vehicle and was sometimes worked by full-size 'deckers.
After eleven years with Western National, 1253 enjoyed a varied career with the recreated Southern National from 1983 until 1987 before brief spells with Trimdon Motor Services and its short-lived subsidiary Tyne and Wear Omnibus Company. It may survive in preservation.

Photo taken by Alan Hall, mid 1970s, Land's End Hotel

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