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February 2007
Britain has been battered by storms during the winter this year.   One of the first of these passed through Devon and Cornwall one Monday evening in mid-October 2006.   Exmouth on the East Devon coast was hit by torrential rain and gusty winds which sent the locals running for cover.   Stagecoach Devon serve the town with surprisingly decrepit vehicles, considering there has been such investment in the company elsewhere.   Current favourites are Volvo Citybuses cascaded from other south coast companies such as Southdown and East Kent.  They are joined by former Newcastle single deck Scanias and the odd minibus.   It was not an evening for a stroll along the prom.
Rainy Exmouth
All photos taken in October 2006.   Click to enlarge.
Golden Oldies Photo Facts (top to bottom)
Stagecoach Devon 15339 (J139HMT), a Northern Counties bodied Citybus at Exmouth Strand
Stagecoach Devon 15206 (F306MYJ), a Northern Counties bodied Citybus at Exmouth Strand
Stagecoach Devon 15203 (F303MYJ), a Northern Counties bodied Citybus outside the Savoy Cinema in  Exmouth
Windswept Exmouth promenade
Stagecoach Devon 28919 (F919JRG), an Alexander bodied Scania at Exmouth
Stagecoach Devon 15369 (K869LMK), a Northern Counties bodied Citybus at Exmouth.
[Left] Stagecoach Devon 14377 (D127FYM), an ECW bodied Olympian, formerly from London at Silverton on the (55A) Tiverton to Exeter service.
It's not only First Group that find a home for ancient vehicles in Devon and Cornwall.
Stagecoach Devon
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