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Check out the special plaque mounted on this old bus.

Type of bus: EDL783D BEDFORD VAL DUPLE VEGA MAJOR

Owner: MOSS TOURS, WHITE HEATH, Isle of Wight

Bedford_Val-postfair-photo.jpg

Bedford_Val-postfair-photo-plaque.jpg

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The Magical Mystery Tour is coming to take you away.......

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Apparently I thought it was cool too.

Focus is bad on original.

(seems to be right side up this time)

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That's awesome ! We looked and looked for even a distant photo from the top of the NYS Tower- anything- and never came up with anything.

Your photo is the first one! Congrats!

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I don't know why I never added this picture (after I found it) to this topic. It shows the bus as displayed at the GM Pavilion at the World's Fair.

Bedford_bus_at_the_NYWF.jpg

Note that the bumper display said 'London' while in New York.

Now today, back home in the UK, the bumper display says 'Detroit'- somewhere the bus may have never even visited. Go figure. :)

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From an American's perspective, this has some unique tour bus attributes:

Front doors on both sides (its rare for a north American bus to have a driver's door)

Left hand door appears to open inward like an airliner door.

Grill was either decorative or perhaps this was a front engine vehicle.

Is that a Royal Crest (ER = Elizabeth Reign) centered below the wipers?

Note the partial roof glazing. Very cool.

Canted large headlights...just the thing to cut through those foggy nights back home

I'm puzzled why the destination signage is recessed into the front bumper. Were Brits prevented from looking up? :o

Les

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