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Tellings Golden Miller Bedford YRQ
Back in 1974 TGM's fledging bus operations were maintained by three Bedford YRQs with Plaxton Derwent bus bodies. SYO600N was the first of the trio and was displayed at SHOWBUS 74 at the Hillingdon Show.
 
Tellings Golden Miller Bedford YRQ
A second view of the bus being admired at the Show.
 
Tellings Golden Miller Leyland Atlantean
Former Glasgow Alexander bodied Atlantean LA8 (SGD586) dating from 1962 enjoyed a brief stay in the otherwise all singledeck fleet. It is seen climbing Windsor Castle Hill on the occasion of the Royal Silver Jubilee in 1977. The bus was in the parade to Showbus at the Hillingdon Show.
 
Nearly forty years later and doubledeck buses feature again in the London area TGM operations. With the company having expanded in Essex and the North-East it is now part of Arriva, but maintains its separate non corporate identity. This pair of Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents were new to Armchair and came via Metroline, not cascaded from an Arriva operation. As can be seen they are lettered for a contract for Kingston University but are parked at High Wycombe Station as standby vehicles for the rail replacement operation in summer 2011 whilst the Chiltern Rail line - also in the same ownership - was undergoing major track improvements.
 
 
More elderly second hand acquisitions were some early Alexander bodied Leyland Olympians for TGM's Stansted fleet. Olympian 239 (F639LMJ) is seen arriving at SHOWBUS 2010 substituting for sister vehicle 240 (F640LMJ). The buses were the first deckers new to Luton & District and came to TGM via its successor, Arriva the Shires.
 
 
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