Sunday, 21 October 2007

100 years of public transport in Torbay.

I had a day of today so it was a nice day so I went and watched the rugby team play. Much better that a couple of weeks ago when they didn't win a single scrum. This week they were playing Newton Abbot and both teams play well with the score ending up 25 pts all. All the coaches need to do is get the scrum half to pass the ball a bit quicker.





After the game and a pint in the club house I went along to the bus rally being held today to mark 100 years of public transport in Torbay. The photo below shows the oldest and newest buses that were on display next to each other. The double decker Trident seen here in Devon General colours will be used for a while on the 12 route here in Torquay. It isn't all that old, 10 years or so. It will be interesting to drive it, no one will want to get on with it not being in Stagecoach colours..





More photos from the rally click here and on the side bar(Photos). Not many captions, sorry.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

17053 has never looked better,cheers Dave !

GW

Gene Hunt said...

that trident was one of the ex-cambridge park and ride tridents that originally came from London.
pity all but two were moved to Devon...great vehicles and very comfy.

Lord Hutton said...

I saw the flyer but missed the vent. The flyer had no contact info except some snail mail address. Most unusual in this day and age

David said...

17053, the Devon General Trident is now opperating on the 12 route. I haven't driven it yet but when I do I will get a photo.

Inspector Blakey said...

What a nice livery 17053 is in! I wish Stagecoac would adopt different liveries for different areas. But a nice touch with the "DT" at the front!

Inspector Blakey said...

What a nice livery 17053 is in! I wish Stagecoac would adopt different liveries for different areas. But a nice touch with the "DT" at the front!

DG66 said...

Doesn't that Trident look good in DG livery- just goes to prove how good a livery it was.
'Twas a good day out, great to ride on some of the old vehicles- a big difference in the seat comfort- older the better