21 June 2023

Devon General 503RUO Restored

Ten years after it was the Trust’s first acquisition, 1964 Willowbrook-bodied AEC Regent V 503 RUO made its public debut on Sunday 4th June, following the completion of its restoration.

The bus carried a party of Devon General Society members and their guests on a Torbay Trams and Trains Tour, visiting sites with historic links to Torquay Tramways, and the Dartmouth Steam Railway’s base at Churston.

Graham Bailey, DGOT’s chairman, said “We are incredibly grateful to Sam Merrifield and our small team of volunteers for completing 503’s restoration, which has been a challenging process at times.”

503 RUO Torquay 4 June 2023 - image by Martin White

© Martin White – image supplied by DGOT

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