Another group vehicle has hit the road in 2019!!
C412HJN ex first Torpoint has been beautifully restored and repainted by Car to Coach bodyworks back its original 1985 livery when first based with Eastern national.
Owner Laurence Mayhew took members on Sat 2nd March to torbay and Kingswear, sun 3rd March to Rame penisular Cawsand and Cremyll (pictures to follow)
At last we have some vehicle news to tell you about. Firstly leyland Atlantean NDR509J "9" now 48 years old has been at Plymstock commercials for the last 6 months have major mechanical overhaul. We are very excited to announce she is back on the roads of plymouth after 33 years away. We had a test run around Plymouth on Sun 3rd feb and she performed amazingly, powering up some of plymouth's steepest hills. We thank the staff of Plymstock commercials for their knowledge and hard work.
We still have alot of work to continue with. But we hope to have it fit for passengers by the summer. Any help always appreciated when we organise the next stage of work
Next Leyland Olympian formerly 34812 C412HJN has passed its M.O.T and is currently with Car to Coach bodyworks being repaneled and repainted to its original Eastern National livery.Will put pictures up when available.
On a sad note Atlanean STK 133T after a M.O.T has left our shores for a new life in southern France or maybe even Africa. Bristol LH NFJ592M 19 has left the group but is nearer to home, being brought by Daniel Shears at Winkleigh and will restored back to western national era, at least we will be able to enjoy seeing her in the local area
Another weekend working on 9. Sealing more body panels and various leaks. So with our Atlantean collection all together at Outland rd at the present time, the opportunity to update some of our publicity photos of the group vehicles was taken.
We have received news from Australia about some of our Plymouth city transport Atlanteans.
PDR2 230 JJY630G which had been stored with forest minatures railway transport group in New |South Wales has been sold to Bills Burgers of Brisbane, who had it completely rebulit by Van Demons as "Australia's first double decker burger bar!" Although changed forever, at least it will survive on the road for many more years. I believe forest minitures must still own 229 JJY629G.
PDR 234 JJY634G which was operating with Dee Decker Tours also has been through the same treatment at Van Demons now as Woolworths advertising (don't think that is our Woolies).
East Lanc 159 ODV 203W was another Van Demons conversion, now the Crunchy Waffles of Brisbane. It will be seen at outdoor events with 230, Group trip i hear you say!
Vehicles can be viewed at....vandemons.com.au
Also for sale on Australian Gumtree is 228 JJY 628G, as a motorhome project