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  ROYAL BLUE - 20 June - 22 June 2014  
     
  In 2014 we are starting in Victoria but heading South West to 'headquarters' in Bournemouth then further West to the North Somerset Coast using routes we have largely not touched before.  
     
  Estimated timing - timings may vary depending on traffic conditions on the day - updated, revised location in Bournemouth.  
     
 

 
     
 

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  Vehicles Booked  
 

Fleet No

Reg No

Type

Date new

Company

1250

LTA729

Bl LL6B/Du C37F

1951

Royal Blue

1299

OTT98

Bl LS6G/ECW C39F

1953

Royal Blue

2200

OTT43

Bl LS6G/ECW C39F

1953

Royal Blue

2246

625DDV

Bl MW6G/ECW C39F

1961

Royal Blue

2267

56GUO

Bl MW6G/ECW C39F

1961

Royal Blue

2270

253KTA

Bl MW6G/ECW C39F

1962

Royal Blue

2351

837SUO

Bl RELH6G/ECW C45F

1964

Royal Blue

1420

EDV502D

Bl MW6G/ECW C39F

1966

Royal Blue

1423

EDV505D

Bl MW6G/ECW C39F

1966

Royal Blue

1460

OTA632G

Bl RELH6G/ECW C45F

1969

Royal Blue/Southern National

420

270KTA

Bl SUL4A/ECW C33F

1962

Western National

425

275KTA

Bl SUL4A/ECW C33F

1962

Western National

RC 968

OAX9F

Bl RELH6G/ECW C45F

1968

Red & White

279

EMW284

Bl L6B/Be C32R

1947

Wilts & Dorset

 

PPH698

Bd SBG/Du C33F

1951

Epsom

RF600

NLE600

AEC Regal IV/MC B41F

1953

Greenline

CRG103

AFM103G

Bl RELH6G/ECW C47F

1969

Crosville

 
     
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  Previous Royal Blue Runs  
     
  We have been organising vintage coach runs for Royal Blue and Associated Motorways ‘on-hire’ vehicles over traditional routes since 2002 and so far have covered:  
     
 
2002 Taunton – Ilfracombe – Tiverton
   
2003 Bournemouth – Weymouth – Exmouth
   
2005 125th Anniversary Run - London (Victoria) - Bournemouth - Exeter
   
2005 125th Anniversary Run - Exeter - Penzance - Exeter
   
2006 Cheltenham – Weston-super-Mare – Exeter
   
2007 Cheltenham – Bath – Trowbridge – Blandford Forum – Weymouth
   
2008 Cheltenham – Radstock – Taunton – Westward Ho! – Bude – Polzeath –   Tintagel – Exeter
   
2009 Cheltenham – Bath – Yeovil – Weymouth – Swanage – Bournemouth – Portsmouth
   
2009 National Centenary Run - Penzance – Plymouth – Taunton – Bristol – Cheltenham – Cannock – Newcastle-under-Lyme – Manchester – Glasgow – Dundee – Aberdeen
   
2010 Stevenage – Hitchin – Luton – Slough – Reading – Newbury – Andover – Salisbury – Yeovil – Taunton – Minehead – Bude – Newquay – Porthleven – Penzance – St Ives – Princetown – Exeter
   
2011 Oxford – Weston-super-Mare – Taunton – Exeter – Bude – Padstow – Newquay - Hannafore – Looe – Tavistock – Lewdown – Exeter
   
2012 High Wycombe - Reading - Hungerford - Salisbury - Wincanton - Exeter - Torbay - Salcombe - Plymouth - Bodmin - Exeter - Taunton - Wells - Bath
   
2013  London - Sidcup - Maidstone - Canterbury - Margate - Ramsgate - Dover - Folkestone - Rye - Hastings - Eastbourne - Brighton - Worthing - Arundel - Chichester - Portsmouth - Southampton - Salisbury - Marlborough - Swindon - Cirencester - Cheltenham
 
     
   
  Royal Blue coaches at Exeter Coach Station  
     
 
   
The line up for the 2011 Royal Blue Run departure from Polperro – many of the same vehicles will take part in 2012.   Stopping for a comfort break and photo opportunity in Callington later on 19th June 2011   The ascent and subsequent descent through Cheddar Gorge was spectacular for passengers and photographers alike, despite the rain.
    2012 Royal Blue Run    
   
Day 1, the coaches assemble prior to departure from Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe, courtesy of the National Trust.   Coaches two rows deep park up in Teignmouth early in Day 2   Towards the end of Day 2, coaches draw in to the bus station at Kingsbridge
   
Day 3 began in Plymouth bus & coach station with another extensive line-up   Day 3, en route   The end of the Royal Blue Run 2012 in Bath coach station, although many had a hundred miles or more to travel home
 
 

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