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ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - CARTER OF COLCHESTER 

Last Updated : January 4th 2017 (under construction)

This page lists all Bristol VRs, LHs, REs and Lodekka operated by Carter including links to all photos currently in the BVRES Collection showing the liveries carried by individual vehicles. If you have any further information or photos I would be delighted to hear from you at rob@robsly.com

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Withdrawn and Sold Notes
SVF896G RELH4/213 12/1981 (Eastern Counties RE896) 7/1991 (Preserved) Operated by Viscount Bus & Coach, 11/1989 to 1/1991
HPW517L RELL3/1796 7/1983 (Eastern Counties RL517) ?/1984 (Peake of Pontypool)  
LWC981J RELH4/413 Not known (Eastern Counties RE846) 3/1987 (Rallybeam of Debach)  
PWC344K RELH4/409 ?/1983 (Eastern National 1400) Not known (Norfolk of Nayland)  
PPM206G RESL5/162 5/1984 (Sherrin of Carhampton) ?/1986 (Norfolk Bluebird of Norwich)  
JFM238D
FS6G 230071
?/1986 (Preserved)
Not known (PK Historic of Hunmanby)

XAH872H
RELH4/1089
11/1986 (Eastern Counties RL872)
4/1989 (SCRAPPED)

DRX631K RELL3/1767 5/1987 (Eastern Counties RL687) 4/1988 (Rallybeam of Debach)  
AFJ693T LH/1520 Not known (Southern National 3132) 4/1990 (Faulks of Hurstpierpoint)  
VHK176L
RELH4/492
3/1989 (Non-PCV)
1/1991 (SCRAPPED)

AUD460R
VRT/SL3/648
?/1989 (Thames Transit 627)
7/1990 (Ford of Althorne)

SAH851M RELH4/724 12/1989 (Viscount Bus & Coach T16) 1/1991 (Viscount Bus & Coach T16)  
NKG247M
RESL8/399
2/1990 (Waddon of Bedwas)
11/1990 (SCRAPPED)

RBW88M
RELH4/662
10/1990 (Non-PCV)
?/1991 (Preserved)

SVW274K RELL3/1743 4/1993 (Non-PCV) 6/2013 (Preserved)  
GTX758W
LHS/377
2/1996 (Brown of Motcombe)
7/1999 (Woodrow of Plymouth)

GTX759W
LHS/378
3/1997 (Meehan of Newton Ferrers)
4/1999 (SCRAPPED)
Not used in service
DWU293T
VRT/SL3/1621
3/1997 (Fowler of Holbeach Drove)
10/1998 (SCRAPPED)

JWV275W
VRT/SL3/2897
1/1998 (Sussex Coastline 375)
4/1999 (Preserved)

PWY37W VRT/SL3/2665 5/1998 (Cambus 735) ?/2006 (SCRAPPED) Used as a storeshed, by 8/2002
OFB965R LH/1357 9/2000 (Cambus 65) 8/2002 (SCRAPPED)  
HNP165S (ex-CBV9S) VRT/SL3/928 1/2001 (Guide Friday of Stratford) 3/2010 (SCRAPPED)  
UWV615S
VRT/SL3/1146
3/2002 (Hedingham Omnibuses L302)
1/2003 (Preserved)

RVF35R
VRT/SL3/689
1/2003 (First Eastern Counties 338)
by 6/2003 (SCRAPPED)
Not used in service
VEX294X VRT/SL3/3100 3/2003 (First Eastern Counties 294)   Current (10/2016)
 
314PFM
FS6G 166006
11/2008 (Preserved)
10/2016 (Preserved)
JNG50N VRT/SL2/1077 2/2011 (Preserved) 3/2016 (Preserved)  

Photo Archive

DRX631K

Photo : Peter Horrex Collection

AFJ693T

Photo : Alan O Watkins

HNP165S (ex-CBV9S)

Photo : Mark Pitman

PPM206G

Photo : Andrew Shearing

VEX294X

Photo : Viv Carter

JNG50N
JNG50N in 2014
Photo : Viv Carter

 

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