Western National - Devon General Buses in the 1970s and 80s
Western National - Leyland Leopard Greenslades in National Holidays Livery having just departed Taunton Bus Station bound for Birmingham.
Photographed on Orwochrom film hence the slightly unusual colours!
Camera: Contax 139 + Carl Zeiss f1.7 50mm Planar Lens.
Newton Abbot Depot - April 19, 1982
A busy scene at Newton Abbot Bus Station - Note the Western National - Cornish Fairways branded Bristol VRT at the platform.
Western National Bristol VR 1059 at Westward Ho! on service 301. April 16, 1982
Line up of Western National buses and coaches at Taunton Bus Station - April 18, 1982
Leyland Tiger 3531 at Exeter Bus Station wearing the X80 branded livery.
Bristol VRT at Barnstaple - May 20, 1982
Western National Bus Depot, The Strand, Branstaple - May 20, 1982
Western National GFJ671N a Bristol RELH6L with Plaxton C47F body at Barnstaple wearing X77 North Devon Link branding. May 20, 1982.
Western National Bristol LH with Marshall DP39F body departing Barnstaple Bus Station - May 20, 1982.
Western National Torpoint Depot May 21, 1982
Western National Bristol VRT LFJ88W Teignmouth, Devon - August 18, 1982
A Bristol LHS working on the 360 Exeter to Christow services awaiting departure from Christow Church. May 22, 1982
Ilfracombe Bus Station - April 16, 1982
Western National Cornish Fairways 1044 - 46 DKT near Penzance Bus Depot. 1982. Oirginally built for Maidstone and District this Leyland Atlantean had bodies by Weymann.
Exeter Bus Station - May 23, 1982
Bristol LH HTT 371N 1616 waits outside The Smugglers Inn at Cawsand - Kingsand operating the 86 service to Cremyll Ferry where passengers will connect with the Ferry to Plymouth Stonehouse. May 22, 1982
A Western National Leyland National Passes through Axminster - May 16, 1982.
Bristols LH buses at Axminster
Western National - Devon General "Warspite" VDV138S 1052 Bristol VRTSL6G/ECW arriving at Paignton Bus Station - Augist 17, 1982.
BRISTOL VRT at Torcross on service 91 Dartmouth - Kingsbridge
Devon General liveried Bristoil LH appears onto the former A30 road at Crockernwell from the lane which leads to Drewsteignton. It was operating route 365 Moretonhampstead - Chagford - Drewsteington - Tedburn St Mary - Whitestone - Exeter. The petrol sign marks the location of Crockernwell Motor Works a traditional country garage which also operated local bus services.
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