27/07/2014

Looking back... Torquay in '73 - part 1

Over the next week or so our regular guest blogger Philip Slynn returns with another enjoyable three part Looking back... feature, this time taking in somewhere a bit further from home - photographs taken on a holiday in Torquay in '73.

Philip comments: "The first two parts will cover Devon General, and then a third post will cover those vehicles other than Devon General that may be of interest. These are some of my earliest slides having previously taken black and white prints. They were taken on Kodachrome 64 film with a fairly basic Yashica camera."

Torquay in 73 part 1 (c) Philip Slynn
EOD 530D - This is a 1966 Leyland Atlantean with Willowbrook body in the poppy red livery of NBC © Philip Slynn.

Torquay in 73 part 1 (c) Philip Slynn
ATA 552L - Also in poppy red is this 1973 Bristol VRT – standard double decker of the time for NBC © Philip Slynn.

Torquay in 73 part 1 (c) Philip Slynn
867 ATA - In traditional Devon General livery is this 1959 AEC Reliance with Willowbrook body © Philip Slynn.

Torquay in 73 part 1 (c) Philip Slynn
921 GTA - Another Leyland Atlantean is this 1961 example with Roe bodywork © Philip Slynn.

Torquay in 73 part 1 (c) Philip Slynn
TUO 83J - Still in Devon General livery is this 1971 AEC Reliance again with Willowbrook bodywork. Similar vehicle no 74 is preserved © Philip Slynn.

Look out for the second part of this feature which should be online later this week.