News and Views from the Devon General Omnibus Trust
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Restoration Workers Required
In the early stages of the trust’s development we are focusing on the restoration of AEC Regent V, 503RUO. Much work will be undertaken during the winter months at our current storage site in mid-
Saturday, 16 July 2016: Commemorative Event
This commemorative event marked the closure of both Exeter and Plymouth Coach Stations with a cavalcade of busses from Exeter to Plymouth. Please see the Events Page for photos and report.
December 8th 2016: Phil Platt
It is with great sadness that we announce the death on 8 December of Philip Platt, a lifelong Devon General enthusiast and a founding trustee of the Devon General Omnibus Trust. Click HERE for a full obituary.
October 2017 -
Following the sad death of Philip Platt during December 2016 the Trust was offered an opportunity to acquire, from his estate, the 4 remaining vehicles which were in his possession. We are pleased to announce that 1RDV has found a secure home with the South Devon Railway (Buckfastleigh http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/) and are delighted to confirm that two of the other vehicles (661 and 817) have been obtained by the DGOT. This would not have been possible without the extremely generous response to our appeal for funds and the trustees wish to record our sincere thanks to all who responded. We are also pleased to advise that Regent V, No 513, has been bought for preservation and is likely to be placed on loan to the Trust