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  The Royal Blue run was held to celebrate 125th Anniversary of Royal Blue coaches  
Vehicle lined up prior to the start of the run in Exeter Coach Station 625 DDV leaving Exeter on the A38

The 125th Anniversary of the inauguration of Royal Blue was marked by an second historic journey from Exeter to Penzance via the South Devon and Cornwall coast on the 16th September and Penzance to Exeter via the North Devon Coast on the 17th September. Vehicles then assembled at the Westpoint site on the 18th September for the 3rd WHOTT Rally. This is believe to be the largest collection of Royal Blue vehicles seen together in recent years.

The Route

16th September - Exeter (Coach Station) - Countess Wear - Kennford - Chudleigh - Chudleigh Knighton- Drumbridges - Liverton - Ashburton - Buckfastleigh - Srangaton - Bittaford - Ivybridge - Marsh Mills - Plymouth (Bretonside) - Saltash Bridge - Liskeard - Dobwalls - Bodmin - Indian Queens - Fraddon - Brighton Cross - Truro - Falmouth - Penryn - Helston - Penzance.

17th September - Penzance - Hayle - Gwithian - Portreath - St Agnes - Perranporth - Newquay - St Columb Major - Wadebridge - Camelford - Davidstow - Launceston - Okehampton - Whiddon Down - Cherition Bishop - Tedburn St Mary - Cowick - Exeter.


Bretonside Bus Station, Plymouth Vehicles at Truro
LTA 729 and HDV 624E passing through Falmouth

Royal Blue Vehicles that took part in the run

LTA 729 1951 Bristol LL6B Royal Blue 1250
OTT 43 1953 Bristol LS6G Royal Blue 2200
VDV 749 1957 Bristol LS6G Royal Blue 2206
625 DDV 1960 Bristol MW6G Royal Blue 2246
759 MDV 1963 Bristol MW6G Southern National 1410
837 SUO 1964 Bristol RELH6G Royal Blue 2351
EDV 502D 1966 Bristol MW6G Western National 1420
HDV 624E 1967 Bristol RELH6G Royal Blue 2365
OTA 632G 1969 Bristol RELH6G Royal Blue 1460
BDV 318L 1972 Bristol LH6L Royal Blue 1318
AFH 186T 1978 Leyland Leopard Royal Blue 186
FDV 803V 1980 Leyland Leopard Royal Blue 3547
  Coaches at Penzance Bus Station
Drivers at Penzance Bus Station OTT 43 followed by other Royal Blue vehicles near Portreath

The Royal Blue - in preservation publication contains details of the anniversary and listing of preserved Royal Blue vehicles. 

Price £8.00

To purchase this booklet visit WHOTT Sales

837 SUO at Launceston
Jethro's club and restaurant at Lewdown Vehicles at Exeter Coach Station at the end of the run

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