A long way from home

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This image of a classic American school bus landed in CBW’s inbox from reader Simon Coates a couple of weeks ago, which he says had been parked in a private car park near St Austell for a number of weeks. Carrying UK registration number WL53 YEG, “it’s most likely the only Cornish-registered American bus,” suggests Simon, adding that he didn’t know any more about the vehicle. Sadly, nor do we, other than that it’s a classic style bus constructed by well-known school bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses. Can anyone shed any more light on how it came to be in Cornwall, or what part of the US it served before crossing the Atlantic?