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 ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - CHEPSTOW CLASSIC BUSES 

Last Updated : June 20th 2017 (brought up-to-date)

his page lists all Bristol Lodekkas and VRs operated by Chepstow Classic 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

Photo Archive

Chepstow Classic VRs are liable to be loaned out at any time and can turn up virtually anywhere any time. Your reports and photos of this fleet are particularly welcome.

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Withdrawn and Sold Notes
JHK455C FLF6B 224132 4/1998 (Preserved) 1/2000 (Exported)  
VPR491S VRT/SL3/1267 6/1998 (Stagecoach South 392) Current (6/2014)  
HKE690L VRT/SL2/425 2/1999 (South Coast Buses 7620) ?/2006 (Non-PCV)
BKE859T VRT/SL3/1900 5/1999 (Stagecoach South 759) 10/2011 (SCRAPPED)  
BEP967V VRT/SL3/2035 6/1999 (Bevan of Lydney) Current (3/2014)  
ECY987V VRT/SL3/2457 6/1999 (Bevan of Lydney) Current (3/2014)  
JWV269W VRT/SL3/2871 6/1999 (East Kent 7369) Current (6/2016)  
232ENX (ex-PHE816M) VRT/SL2/666 ?/1999 (Bath Bus Company) by 5/2001 (Preserved)
RVB977S VRT/SL3/1494 ?/1999 (Wall of Fallowfield) 6/2008 (Preserved)  
NCD563M VRT/SL2/744 8/1999 (Bath Bus Company) ?/2007 (Preserved)  
FDV839V VRT/SL3/2435 8/1999 (Stagecoach South 7435) 12/2014 (SCRAPPED)  
JWV253W VRT/SL3/2583 8/1999 (Stagecoach South 7353) Not known (SCRAPPED) Withdrawn with accident damage, 9/2006
STW32W VRT/SL3/2814 8/1999 (Badgerline 5559) Current (8/2016)  
FAO423V VRT/SL3/2120 11/1999 (Cumberland 423) 2/2000 (Exported)  
FAO425V VRT/SL3/2122 11/1999 (Cumberland 425) 5/2006 (Exported)  
KRM437W VRT/SL3/2596 11/1999 (Cumberland 437) 1/2001 (Exported)  
UWV613S VRT/SL3/1132 12/1999 (Bluebird Buses 075) 3/2004 (Summercourt Travel of Newquay)  
FAO420V VRT/SL3/2117 1/2000 (Cumberland 420) Current (12/2012)  
FAO421V VRT/SL3/2118 1/2000 (Cumberland 421) 4/2006 (Exported)  
FAO422V VRT/SL3/2119 1/2000 (Cumberland 422) 9/2001 (Exported)  
AHW201V VRT/SL3/2352 2/2000 (Exported) 2/2011 (Preserved)  
XRR175S VRT/SL3/1421 3/2000 (Cumberland 2075) ?/2003 (Exported)  
CJJ677W VRT/SL3/3036 3/2000 (Stagecoach South 7677) Current (6/2017)  
UWV617S VRT/SL3/1148 6/2000 (Fife Scottish 1107) 3/2004 (Summercourt Travel of Newquay)  
EDT916V VRT/SL3/2207 6/2000 (Bevan of Lydney) Current (5/2014)  
XJJ653V VRT/SL3/2217 10/2000 (East Kent 7653) Current (6/2017)  
XJJ655V VRT/SL3/2219 10/2000 (South Coast Buses 7655) Current (6/2017)  
BJG672V VRT/SL3/2471 10/2000 (East Kent 7672) Current (4/2015)  
UWV607S VRT/SL3/1107 12/2000 (Western Scottish 833) Current (5/2017)  
BFX569T VRT/SL3/1789 ?/2001 (Damory Coaches 5065) Current (9/2008) Withdrawn with accident damage, 2/2006
XJJ658V
VRT/SL3/2389?/2001 (East Kent 7658) Current (6/2016)
 
BJG671V VRT/SL3/2456 2/2001 (East Kent 7671) Current (6/2016)  
SKL682X VRT/SL3/3064 2/2001 (East Kent 7682) 11/2001 (Exported)  
XJJ659V VRT/SL3/2390 8/2001 (East Kent 7659) Current (6/2017)  
XJJ661V VRT/SL3/2392 8/2001 (East Kent 7661) Current (8/2016)  
UWV612S VRT/SL3/1131 11/2001 (Cumberland 2036) 4/2003 (Exported)  
FAO428V VRT/SL3/2125 11/2001 (Cumberland 428) 2/2004 (Exported)  
KRM432W VRT/SL3/2591 11/2001 (Cumberland 432) Current (2/2015)  
DBV32W VRT/SL3/2622 11/2001 (Cumberland 2032) 10/2011 (SCRAPPED)  
UWV610S VRT/SL3/1129 3/2002 (Cumberland 2035) ?/2003 (Exported)  
GGM79W VRT/SL3/2643 6/2002 (Rennie of Dunfermline) 6/2006 (Non-PCV) Withdrawn and to non-PCV use, by 5/2004
HUP763T VRT/SL3/1488 8/2002 (East End Motors of Clydach) c3/2012 (SCRAPPED)  
WTU473W VRT/SL3/2700 8/2002 (East End Motors of Clydach) 12/2005 (Non-PCV)  
VEX296X VRT/SL3/2977 8/2002 (East End Motors of Clydach) ?/2006 (SCRAPPED)
OVV849R VRT/SL3/414 10/2002 (United Counties 849)   5/2016 (Preserved)
 
VVV966W VRT/SL3/2903 10/2002 (United Counties 966) 4/2012 (SCRAPPED)  
WTG359T VRT/SL3/1634 11/2002 (Christchurch Buses of Bournemouth) Current (6/2016)  
JWV258W VRT/SL3/2588 12/2002 (Timetrak of Shepperton) ?/2004 (Non-PCV)
VEX298X VRT/SL3/2979 ?/2003 (Preserved) 8/2004 (Preserved)  
VDV143S VRT/SL3/1176 4/2005 (First Devon & Cornwall 39943) 8/2010 (Exported)  
PPH462R VRT/SL3/750 11/2005 (Non-PCV) 10/2008 (Preserved)  
STW33W VRT/SL3/2815 1/2006 (Abus of Bristol) 4/2012 (Exported)  
AFJ705T VRT/SL3/1594 2/2006 (First Western National 1140) 9/2014 (SCRAPPED)  
MBZ7140 (ex-OTO151R) VRT/SL3/422 4/2007 (First Hampshire & Dorset 39940) 2/2008 (Exported)  
AFJ770T VRT/SL3/2003 4/2007 (Preserved) Current (8/2016)  
WTG353T VRT/SL3/1610 5/2007 (Preserved) Current (8/2012)  
DBV31W VRT/SL3/2621 6/2007 (Ebley Coaches of Stroud) 12/2011 (SCRAPPED)  
KTL25V VRT/SL3/2029 8/2007 (Ebley Coaches of Stroud) Current (8/2016)  
FDV837V VRT/SL3/2371 8/2007 (Ebley Coaches of Stroud) 11/2007 (Exported)  
VEX288X VRT/SL3/3094 ?/2007 (First Devon & Cornwall 38908) 2/2012 (SCRAPPED)  
JHW107P VRT/SL3/130 4/2008 (First Devon & Cornwall 39907) 7/2008 (Preserved)  
JHW108P VRT/SL3/131 4/2008 (First Devon & Cornwall 39908) ?/2011 (Preserved)  
VDV142S VRT/SL3/1175 9/2008 (Preserved) Current (6/2017)  
XAN48T VRT/SL3/1496 2/2009 (Roselyn of Par) Current (8/2011)  
FDV818V VRT/SL3/2364 6/2009 (Timetrak of Shepperton) 3/2012 (SCRAPPED)  
UFX856S VRT/SL3/933 7/2010 (Quantock Motor Services of Bishops Lydeard) Current (6/2016)  
VDV122S VRT/SL3/1224 ?/2013 (Preserved) 7/2015 (Preserved)  
JMB401T
VRT/SL3/1761
?/2015 (Cole of Treorchy)
Current (6/2017)

XJJ665V VRT/SL3/2396 8/1999 (Stagecoach South 7665) by 10/2000 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
XJJ651V VRT/SL3/2215 4/2000 (Hampshire Bus 7651) by 3/2003 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
XJJ652V VRT/SL3/2216 10/2000 (East Kent 7652) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
LFJ853WVRT/SL3/2625c1/2001 (Non-PCV)?/2001 (Non-PCV)Acquired for spares
AYG941H VRTSL/255 ?/2001 (Non-PCV) Current (6/2017) Hospitality unit
ECY990V VRT/SL3/2460 10/2001 (Preserved) by 12/2001 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
AFJ702T VRT/SL3/1591 2/2002 (First Western National 1137) 2/2002 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
SKL685X VRT/SL3/3067 2/2002 (Hampshire Bus 167) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
CJH122V VRT/SL3/2186 6/2002 (Rennie of Dunfermline) by 2/2007 (Non-PCV) Acquired for spares
TBW452P VRT/SL3/366 7/2002 (Classic Coaches of High Wycombe) 7/2002 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
HBD166N VRT/SL2/938 8/2002 (East End Motors of Clydach) by 3/2003 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
HDL410N VRT/SL2/1052 8/2002 (East End Motors of Clydach) 10/2002 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
OVV847R VRT/SL3/377 8/2002 (East End Motors of Clydach) by 3/2003 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
TWR465W VRT/SL3/2912 8/2002 (East End Motors of Clydach) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
URP941W VRT/SL3/2744 10/2002 (United Counties 941) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
TWS913T VRT/SL3/1701 8/2004 (Non-PCV) ?/2006 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
WTG332T  VRT/SL3/1345 1/2005 (2 Travel of Pentrechwyth) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
HFG561T (ex-JWV274W) VRT/SL3/2888 2/2005 (Ryan of Bath) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
RMA432V VRT/SL3/2244 4/2005 (Cole of Treorchy) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
TEX405R VRT/SL3/802 12/2005 (Preserved) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
BEP969V VRT/SL3/2191 12/2005 (Preserved) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
BEP984V VRT/SL3/2404 12/2005 (Preserved) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
KOO793V VRT/SL3/2273 1/2006 (Abus of Bristol) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
EWS749W VRT/SL3/2954 1/2006 (First Bristol Buses 5541) ?/2006 (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
NFB115R VRT/SL3/474 10/2006 (Non-PCV) Not known (SCRAPPED) Acquired for spares
BUH238V VRT/SL3/2179 10/2007 (Preserved) 3/2012 (SCRAPPED) Not used in service
GTX751W VRT/SL3/2613 10/2007 (Preserved) Current (5/2009) Not used in service
VDV134S VRT/SL3/1023 ?/2010 (Preserved) 3/2013 (Preserved) Not used in service
EWN995W VRT/SL3/2551 ?/2012 (Preserved) Current (10/2012) Not used in service
AFJ760T VRT/SL3/1956 11/2012 (Preserved) 5/2013 (Non-PCV) Not used in service

Photo Archive

VPR491S

Photo : Paul Jones

HKE690L

Photo : Paul Jones

BKE859T

Photo : Paul Jones

BEP967V

Photo : Gareth Crowther

ECY987V

Photo : Ant Poulton

JWV269W

Photo : Dave Godley

232ENX (ex-PHE816M)

Photo : Peter Relf

RVB977S

Photo : Terry Partridge

NCD563M

Photo : Paul Jones

FDV839V

Photo : Terry Partridge

JWV253W

Photo : Ken Lansdowne

STW32W

Photo : Allan Macfarlane

FAO423V

Photo : Bart Prins

FAO425V

Photo : Dave Beardmore

KRM437W
UWV613S FAO420V

Photo : Paul Jones

FAO421V

Photo : Jevon Smith

FAO422V

Photo : Allan Macfarlane

AHW201V

Photo : Bart Prins

XRR175S

Photo : Paul Jones

CJJ677W

Photo : Gareth Crowther

UWV617S EDT916V

Photo : Gareth Crowther

XJJ653V


XJJ653V in 2014

Photos : Allan Macfarlane, Shaun Courtnage

XJJ655V

Photos : Ivor Bufton, Shuan Courtnage

BJG672V

Photo : Dave Beardmore

UWV607S

Photo : Dave Beardmor

BFX569T

Photo : Paul Jones

BJG671V

Photo : Allan Macfarlane

SKL682X

Photo : Karl van Camp

XJJ659V


XJJ659V in 2016

Photos : Allan Macfarlane, Dave Longbottom

XJJ661V

Photos : Steve White, Allan Macfarlane

UWV612S

Photo : Allan Macfarlane

FAO428V

Photo : Gareth Crowther

KRM432W

Photo : Terry Partridge

DBV32W

Photo : Graham Walker

UWV610S

Photo : Paul Jones

GGM79W

Photo : Bob Jeffries

HUP763T

Photo : Graham Walker

WTU473W

Photo : Gareth Crowther

VEX296X
OVV849R

Photo : Jevon Smith

VVV966W

Photo : Allan Macfarlane

JWV258W

Photo : James Pratt

WTG359T

Photo : Ant Poulton

VEX298X VDV143S

Photo : Dave Love

PPH462R

Photo : Ken Lansdowne

STW33W

Photos : Ant Poulton, Allan Macfarlane

AFJ705T

Photo : Dave Godley

MBZ7140 (ex-OTO151R)

Photo : Nigel Mann

AFJ770T

AFJ770T in 2016

Photos : VR South West News, Dave Watson

WTG353T

Photo : Ken Lansdowne

DBV31W

Photo : Shaun Courtnage

KTL25V

Photo : David Oborn

FDV837V

Photo : Graham Walker

VEX288X

Photo : Graham Walker

JHW107P

Photo : Andy Powis

JHW108P
XAN48T

Photo : Ivor Bufton

VDV142S


VDV142S in 2014Photos : Mick Stilwell, Jon Gulliver

UFX856S

Photo : David Balme

XJJ665V

Photo : Mike Nash

XJJ658V
XJJ658V in 2016
Photo : Ant Poulton
XJJ652V
AYG941H

Photo : Online Transport Archive

ECY990V

Photo : William Blower

AFJ702T
SKL685X

Photo : Basingstoke Gazette

CJH122V

Photo : Andrew Gainsbury

TBW452P
HBD166N HDL410N OVV847R
TWR465W URP941W TWS913T

Photo : Dave Beardmore

WTG332T HFG561T (ex-JWV274W)

Photo : Allan Macfarlane

RMA432V
TEX405R BEP969V BEP984V

Photo : William Blower

KOO793V EWS749W NFB115R

Photo : David Green

BUH238V

Photo : Terry Partridge

GTX751W

Photo : Dave Beardmore

AFJ760T

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