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Devon General took delivery of a batch of nine convertible Metro-Cammell bodied Atlanteans in 1961. These were the Seadogs, named after famous West Country mariners. They were augmented and ultimately replaced from 1977 onward by a batch of convertible ECW bodied Bristol VRs, initially named after warships. Both were used summer and winter.

Updated 01/08/19

Devon General Leyland Atlantean 932GTA Torquay

at-5371. The best of both worlds; open 932GTA Earl Howe passing 931GTA Sir Thomas Howard on Torquay Strand, 5th July 1977. Service 137 to Dawlish Warren was being worked by both, an addition to the Torbay services traditionally run.

at- 006 929GTA Sir Richard Grenville passing Wolborough Common 20th April 1976.

Devon General Leyland Atlantean 929GTA Wolborough common
Devon General Leyland Atlantean 926GTA Kingswear

at-2304 926GTA Sir Francis Drake swinging around the Banjo to terminate at Kingswear, 17th June 1974 (imaged by Geoff Gould)

an-862 933GTA Sir Walter Raleigh in Torwood Street Torquay approaching The Strand on service 12A to Broadsands

Devon General Leyland Atlantean 933GTA Torquay
Devon General Leyland Atlantean 929GTA Torquay

at- 653 929GTA Sir Richard Grenville departing from the Marine Tavern stop in Torquay, 29th May 1983, its last year with Devon General.

an-970 VDV135S arrived with Devon General in 1977. Seen at Torquay Marine Tavern working service 120 with the Winter lid on option. Initially named after warships, in this case Triumph the VRs were to supercede the aging Sea Dog Atlanteans. However they worked in parallel for several years

at- 5288 VDV135S Triumph leading VDV140S Invincible through Paignton bus station in Winter configuration with their lids on.

at- 5287 VDV134S Golden Hind leaving Paignton bus station.

Devon General Leyland Atlantean 932GTA Torquay

an-1171 932GTA Earl Howe approaching the Palm Court hotel on Torquay seafront. Working service 124 the renumbered  12D which suggests at least Summer of 1975

at- 5287 VDV135S Triumph in winter configuration at Brewery Lane Brixham. As the bus station was closed on Winter Sundays in the early 1980s service 120 departed from here; image appears to be from Winter 1982-3.

Devon General Bristol VR VDV135S Brixham