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at-5122 First Dorset Transit Leyland National 2 XFG28Y at Edward Street Weymouth in June 2001. Acquired by Southern National from Brighton & Hove in 1998.

at-5180 First Red Bus Leyland National HTA844N at Barnstaple bus station, January 2000. The earler Red Bus brand had been crudely painted out and a 'First' vinyl applied, upper side.

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First Group; purveyors of an entertaining collection of vehicles in the South-West. A selection of images from their operations in that area.

First Red Bus Leyland National HTA844N
First Dorset Transit Leyland National XFG28Y
First Devon & Cornwall Leyland Olympian F158XYG

at-3655 Former Yorkshire Rider Leyland Olympian F158XYG at Penzance bus station June 2008, vinyled up with Cornwall College advertising.

First Western National Bristol VR NTC573R Tavistock

at-944 NTC573R was new to Bristol and arrived with Western National via People's Provincial. The VR was originally imaged by Arthur Day in April 2002 at Tavistock bus turning point.

Fisrt Western National Leyland Lynx F101GRM Plymouth

at-2425 Leyland Lynx F101GRM was new to London Buses. It was pictured in Exeter Street Plymouth June 2000 sporting Berks Bucks Bee Line livery, working a Tavistock service

First Western National MCW Metrobus EYE319V Plymouth

at-2426 MCW DR101/12 Metrobus EYE319V, another ex London bus. Drafted in from First Centrewest, it stayed in the West country for less than a year before moving to Yorkshire. Original image taken in Exeter Street Plymouth June 2000

First Western National Bristol VR LJF845W Torpoint

at-2498 A pair of Bristol VRs at Torpoint outstation, 17th March 2003. Nearest to the camera is LFJ845W, with FDV815V

First Western National Leyland Olympian D513HUB

at-945 Former Yorkshire Rider Leyland Olympian D513HUB in Plymouth Bretonside, February 2001.

First Western National Bristol VR UAR586W Newquay

at-2601 UAR586W was new to Eastern National and arrived with Western National via Thamesway. Pictured in Newquay bus station 19th March 2003

First Western National Bristol VR PWY38W Newquay

at-2500 PWY38W had spent its first fifteen years in Yorkshire before Western National got their hands on it. It was originally pictured 19th March 2003 entering Newquay bus station, less than a month before being withdrawn.

MCW DR101/12 Metrobus EYE343V First Western National

at-3106 MCW DR101/12 Metrobus EYE343V was another ex London vehicle which was only briefly with First Western National, imaged at Chelson Meadow depot September 2000

at-5986 Alexander bodied Leyland Tiger A691OHJ had been around the block before it was inherited by First Group with the takeover of Southern National. New to Eastern National in 1983, it had also been with Brewers and subsequently with South Wales Transport

First Southern National Leyland Tiger A681OHJ

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First Western National Bristol VR VEX287X Penzance

an-1844 VEX287X was a former Eastern Counties VR transferred in to First Western National in 2002. Seen at Penzance bus station soon after having been brought in to service in September of that year.

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First Southern National Leyland Olympian G902TWS

an-1657 New to Badgerline in 1989, by the early 2000s Olympian G902TWS had migrated to Taunton with First Southern National. She kept on heading west, ending up in Cornwall 20 years after introduction to service. Imaged on the forecourt of Taunton garage.

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at-6005 'Native' Bristol VR VDV119S in Cliff Road Newquay January 1998. New to Western National in 1978, 20 years on it was still pounding the roads, surviving until late 2002.

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