29/07/2014

Looking back... Torquay in '73 - part 2

This week 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. If you missed the first part you can find it below this post.

More from Torquay in 73 (c) Philip Slynn
14 RDV - Another AEC Reliance with Willowbrook body is no 14, a 1964 example © Philip Slynn.

More from Torquay in 73 (c) Philip Slynn
927 GTA - One of the famous batch of named open top Leyland Atlanteans named after famous ‘sea-dogs’ is Sir Martin Frobisher. This is listed as a preserved vehicle with registration number 724XUW © Philip Slynn.

More from Torquay in 73 (c) Philip Slynn
948 HTT - This 1962 AEC Regent V has gained NBC style fleet name but still retains Devon General livery © Philip Slynn.

More from Torquay in 73 (c) Philip Slynn
XTA 827 - Looking rather the worse for wear is this 1958 AEC Reliance pictured at the depot © Philip Slynn.

More from Torquay in 73 (c) Philip Slynn
VFJ 996 - Exeter City Transport was merged with Devon General in around 1970 and this 1958 Leyland Titan was pictured at the Devon General depot still in Exeter livery. I am not sure of the status of the vehicle, it could have been a driver trainer, preservation prospect, or anything. Similar vehicle VFJ 995 is listed as preserved © Philip Slynn.

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