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Mostonian Coaches RRV 604J in Rhyl - July 1973
July 1973 - Mostonian Coaches was the owner/driver business of Derek Painter and, as far as I can recall, only operated one full sized coach at a time during the late 1960s/early 1970s. The business still exists today run by the Painter family. This Plaxton Panorama Elite bodied AEC Reliance was seen in Rhyl having worked as a duplicate to the North Manchester Motor Coaches North Wales service. The red and white hire label, in the same design style as those used by Yelloway, was carried. RRV 604J had been new to Byng’s of Portsmouth and the lettering used by Byng’s on the sides had been modified for Derek. On the hidden side the words were in English, ‘Mostonian Coaches, Manchester, England’ but on the side visible here the words were in French and read ‘Mostonian Autocars, Manchester, Angleterre' Lettering not wasted really because Derek did do some continental work. In the side lockers he had a full tool kit and important spare parts all nicely laid out on panels and mounted with spring clips.