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Devon General 913 913DTT, Torquay Strand 23/5/10

2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction into service of a batch of 5 Roe bodied Leyland Atlantean PDR1's with Devon General at Torquay.

Sole survivor, 913, is owned by Terry Bennett and for a 50th birthday celebration, he arranged a tour of the bus's old stomping ground from Exeter to Torbay.

Here, 913 (913DTT) is seen pausing on the Strand in Torquay whilst running over the 12 route from Newton Abbot to Brixham. She was a superbly turned out bus and looked fantastic. If I was a passenger with a choice of travel (this Atlantean vs modern Trident), I know which one I'd choose. Judging by the number of twirlies sticking their hands out, I think I know the choice of several Torbay residents as well!!

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Taken on May 23, 2010