07 March 2011

Blast from the past: Western National 76

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From the John Evans Collection
Thanks to John I can bring this wonderful shot of a very new Western National Leyland Atlantean VUH377J on the 76 from Callington to Plymouth. The Tamar Bridge behind looks very quiet. The scene today has changed a lot with the bridge itself widened and a new toll booth complex to replace the old huts. First Devon and Cornwall still operate the 76 although Western Greyhound now run their own 576 over the route as well.

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