New photos – Feb 2013

Two pics of 9 on test after the engine tweaks.

Nice and shiny and running a treat!

Nice and shiny and running a treat!



Long!  Why it's a careful drive.

Long! Why it’s a careful drive.

 One of 9’s sister vehicles in service and a couple of 9 in NBC livery towards the end of service life.

Sister 12 In service on a wet day

Sister 12 in service on a wet day


In Exmouth looking a bit tatty!

In Exmouth looking a bit tatty!


In Yeovil - NBC livery nearing the end....

In Yeovil – NBC livery nearing the end….


Peak Rail and the annual Preserved Bus Gathering at Rowsley

DG strikes again – and it’s dry!







In amongst a group of ‘nice’ buses


Matlock and steam – well worth the ride!





Joined by Bob Follwell’s 23 – a DG sister.









The first day of the AEC 100 rally – 26th May – and we are on the road run – first some snaps at the showground!


With sister from Macbraynes






Scotland and Devon meet in Newark



The Sunday – static displays of 9, 524 and sister Devon General 23 plus some very interesting and very nice AECs.

The DG line-up






Sister 23 – CTT 23C – a 1965 Reliance

The BBMF Dakota flies overhead









The Leicester Bridgemaster


Greenslades Harrington, a sister DG company


RM 108, recently repainted


Some rare badges – 1

Some rare badges – 2








West Bridgford Regent – beautiful!







Grille comparisons – or no grille comparisons!!


 524 at the SMMT Test Day on May 24th

Setting up with Vauxhall models including the all-electric Ampera and a 30-98 model next year celebrating its centenary.

In the other shots, Honest John, the Daily Telegraph’s motoring agony uncle, samples the delights of an AEC double decker!

524 at SMMT Test Day 2012. 

Honest John with 524

Honest John with Amy and Debs







The family album – Derbyshire on Saturday May 12th

It’s not unlike Devon so we thought a few snaps of the sisters wouldn’t go amiss.  Click to enlarge and copy if you wish but remember, these pictures are copyright so private use only.  Enjoy….


524 and 9 in the country


524 and 9 in the country


Taking a rest






9 looking gleaming







….and 524








9’s Last outing in Devon and return to the Midlands

A trip around on the old route 9 arranged by Phil Platt, passengers all DG enthusiasts.  A great day out!

The next day 9 left Devon for the Midlands and a new home with 524. 

Exeter picking up passengers


The old stop in Sidmouth






Lunch stop in Seaton






Chard ‘main street’


Flying on the M5






Passing the monster Morrison’s distribution centre








524 – a selection from the first day in service through language school to stripped for restoration

First day in service in The Strand


In NBC livery in Paignton bus station




Stripped in preparation for painting


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