Is this the end for Swash Buckle and his animal friends?


It would seem that the colourful characters of Stagecoach Devon's 'Golden Hop 122' at Torbay have had their day. 18186 (Swash Buckle the Pirate) has been repainted into Stagecoach 'local' livery and the word is that all the open top fleet at Torbay will wear 'local' colours for the 2022 season.

Meanwhile, 19658 has returned from open top conversion as a full open topper.