Continuing our look at the bus scene in Paignton, Devonian have now acquired two new buses. Firstly is Ex Plymouth Citybus Mercedes 709, N281 PDV. She has been bought to work the new service 50, 'Cockington Clipper', with appropriate advertising on the sides! She will join N278 PDV also in the Devonian fleet as a matching pair, both looking very smart in the cream and red livery. Good also to see that while some 709s are departing the town, another one has been gained to make up the numbers a bit!
Secondly, Devonian are now running this ECW bodied Leyland Olympian, A146 OFR, which was new to Ribble in 1984. Most recently she has been used by Howards Travel as a school bus, but has escaped and been converted to semi-open top form for this year's running season. She will join the Atlantean on the seafront 500 trips in Torbay through the summer, and I'm certainly looking forward to having go myself at some point this year! Certainly good to see a return of the ECW bodied Leyland Olympian to service in the region.
BOTH PHOTOS COME WITH THANKS TO KAMERON ALLAN