Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Devon Coastal Run

Sunday saw myself and a friend take a trip aboard WHOTT's Bristol VR VDV 137S, also known as Victory, when she was being used by Devon General.

The day started off at one of the Exeter Park and Ride sites, with 937 (VDV 137S) AEC Relliance 960 HTT, and AEC Regent CTT 518C. John Doige was the driver for the day, and my can he drive a VR! I must say it was an absolutely fantastic thrash along the roads of Devon, and the VR was in fine fettle. I hadn't been on the bus for 2 years, but they've worked some magic on her over at Knowstone, and she is quite a rocket now!

The jouney took us from Exeter, along the coast through Starcross and Dawlish etc to end up at Teignmouth. A stop at Teignmouth then took us right down towards Newton Abbot, Torquay, Brixham and Totnes. Then it was inland to Buckfastleigh where we made another stop at the South Devon Railway. After this we proceeded on to Bovey Tracey which would be the final gathering point.

I will try to put a video together of the bus in action in the near future.

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