Bristol Commercial Vehicles Enthusiasts

Log of Illustrated Histories Added

If you have any updated information or photos for any of these Illustrated History pages I would be delighted to hear from you at rob@robsly.com

I am in the process of adding a page for every operator who has ever run a VR, RE, LH or Lodekka. You can follow progress by visiting the Operator Cross Reference page.

Log of Histories Added Before August 2005

Log of Histories Added Between August 2005 and February 2007

Log of Histories Added Between March 2007 and February 2011

Log of Histories Added Between March 2011 and May 2017

Operator Focus Archive

Date Added

Original Owner and Chassis Type Registration Number Photos Needed
16th July 2018
Flight's Coaches of Birmingham RE
JON700E
Colour photo with Flight's
27th June 2018
Brighton & Hove Lodekka
DPM66C
Colour photo with Brighton, Hove & District
18th June 2018
Eastern Counties VR
KVF245V
No known liveries
16th June 2018
Western National LH
SFJ112R
Colour photo in NBC dual-purpose livery. Photos with Worthington and Tally Ho!
13th June 2018
London Transport LH
OJD17R, OJD63R
No known liveries for OJD63R. Some photos of OJD17R - see link
11th June 2018
Western National LH
VOD119K
Tilling livery and photo with Seward
24th May 2018
Western National LH
VOD111K
Various liveries - see link
22nd May 2018
Bristol Omnibus RE
MAE29F
No known liveries
21st May 2018
Hants & Dorset Lodekka|
KRU225F
Photo in Tilling green livery
20th May 2018
Scottish Omnibuses Lodekka
CSG43C
No known liveries
18th May 2018
Hants & Dorset Lodekka
KRU239F
Photo in Tilling green livery
13th May 2018
Brighton, Hove & District Lodekka
KPM83E
No known liveries
8th May 2018
Warrington RE
LED70P. LED71P, LED72P, LED73P No known liveries
4th May 2018
Bristol Omnibus RE
UHY633H, AHT203J
UHY633H in BOC OMO and NBC green liveries, AHT203J in NBC green livery
1st May 2018
Courtlands of Horley LH
UFX628X
Photos with Cross Gate Coaches and Powell
1st May 2018
Robinson of Great Harwood LH
XTF469L
Photos with Robinson, Powell and non-PSV
28th April 2018
Reliance of Meppershall LH
ATM61L
Photos with Reliance and non-PSV
25th April 2018
Lincolnshire Lodekka
SFU314
Tilling green livery with Tilling fleetnames
25th April 2018
United Welsh Lodekka
LWN49
Photo with Alder Valley
22nd April 2018
Bristol Omnibus Lodekka
969EHW
Photo in original Tilling green livery
14th April 2018
West Yorkshire RE
NWU325M
Photo with Plackett
9th April 2018
Western National LH
AFJ727T
No known liveries
8th April 2018
Western National LH
RDV442H
No known liveries
5th April 2018
Davies of Pencader LH
KBX38P
Photos with Nuttall and Linkstart needed
5th April 2018
Western National LH
AFJ732T, AFJ734T
Photo of AFJ732T in NBC green and white DP livery (when new, not in preservation). Photo of AFJ734T with Millman
30th March 2018
City of Oxford VR
HUD481S, KJO505W, KJO507W, PFC512W
Photos of KJO505W in Kenya and PFC512W in NBC red livery
26th March 2018
Hants & Dorset RE
NLJ825G
No known liveries
26th March 2018
Southern Vectis RE
KDL885F
No known liveries
24th March 2018
West Yorkshire VR
EWR166T
No known liveries
21st March 2018
Taylor of Meppershall LH
ONM574H
Several liveries - see link
18th March 2018
Western National LH
AFJ743T
No known liveries
16th March 2018
Price of Halesowen LH
VAB839R
Several liveries - see link
15th March 2018
Bebb of Llantwit Fardre LH
HKG66N
Several liveries - see link
14th March 2018
West Yorkshire VR
WWY125S
No known liveries
14th March 2018
West Yorkshire RE
PYG326M
Photo with Mills
13th March 2018
Western National RE
TUO262J
Photos in Tilling green livery and with Nelson
13th March 2018
London Transport LH
OJD14R
Several liveries - see link
10th March 2018
Eastern Counties RE
AAH739J
No known liveries
10th March 2018
Crosville LH
OCA622P
Photo with National Coal Board
10th March 2018
Hants & Dorset LH
LJT943P
No known liveries
23rd February 2018
Midland General Lodekka
YNU350G
No known liveries
22nd February 2018
Midland General VR
FRB210H, RRC762L, RRC763L
Photo of FRB210H in Ireland
21st February 2018
Stokes of Carstairs LH
ESU815X
Stokes livery
15th February 2018
Hants & Dorset Lodekka
FLJ155D
Tilling green livery
3rd February 2018
Cheltenham District Lodekka
802MHW, HAE273D
802MHW in Tilling green livery with Western National
27th January 2018
Midland General RE
ORB245K, ORB246K, ORB247K, ORB251K, ORB252K, ORB253K, ORB254K, ORB255K
ORB254K in Midland General livery
24th January 2018
Western National LH
AFJ737T
No known liveries
23rd January 2018
Ulsterbus RE
AXI2541
No known liveries
17th January 2018
Bristol Omnibus Lodekka
KHT955E
Tilling green livery
16th January 2018
Eastern National RE
AVX966B
National coach livery
15th January 2018
Burnley, Colne & Nelson RE
LHG392H, LHG393H, PCW209J
Various - see individual pages
11th January 2018
Sheenway Coaches LH
NNK822P
Several liveries - see link
2nd January 2018
Bristol Omnibus RE
THU347G
Tilling green and Bristol OMO liveries
1st January 2018
Trent RE
YCH890M
No known liveries
31st December 2017
North Western RE
KJA299G
No known liveries
28th December 2017
United Auto VR
XPT803V
No known liveries
26th December 2017
Wilts & Dorset Lodekka
JMR818F
No known liveries
25th December 2017
Western National LH
SFJ126R, SFJ129R, AFJ694T
Various - see individual pages
23rd December 2017
Midland General RE
FRB208H
No known liveries
22nd December 2017
Southern Vectis LH
HDL414N
No known liveries
21st December 2017
West Yorkshire RE
UWX369L
No known liveries
20th December 2017
Glider & Blue of Bishop's Waltham LH
RAR672H, RAR673H
Several liveries - see link
20th December 2017
Wilde of Mitcham LH
JGP237N
All photos except with Wilde
16th December 2017
United Automobile LH
NBR665P
Photo with Cygnet
11th December 2017
Wilts & Dorset Lodekka
EMR293D
Photo with Turner Low Driving School and in Tilling red Wilts & Dorset livery
9th December 2017
Southdown VR
UWV612S
Post-NBC Southdown livery
8th December 2017
Crosville Lodekka
4225FM
No known liveries
6th December 2017
Western National LH
PTT102R, STT411R, AFJ724T
Various - see individual pages
5th December 2017
Bristol Omnibus LH
WAE187T
Photo with People Express
2nd December 2017
Western National RE
RTT419N
Several liveries - see link
1st December 2017
Alder Valley RE
SJB113M
Photo with Allan of Barwick
1st December 2017
Christchurch RE
JD3227
Photos with Christchurch Transport Board
30th November 2017
Brighton & Hove VR
OCD769G
Photos in Europe between 1986 and 2017
29th November 2017
Embankment/Wallace Arnold Devon LH
HWU84N, HWU85N, HWU86N, HWU87N
Several owners - see individual pages
28th November 2017 Seward of Dalwood LH
NTT574W
No known liveries
28th November 2017
London Country LH
SPK120M
Photo with Silcox
27th November 2017
Hills of Tredegar LH
AAX259J
Photos with Venner and as a caravan
27th November 2017
Western National RE
RTT420N
Photo with Brixham Travel
25th November 2017
Western National LH
SFJ113R
No known liveries
25th November 2017
Robinson of Great Harwood LH
CYG155H
Photos with Robinson and as a driver trainer
24th November 2017
Alder Valley LH
KPA347P, KPA352P
Photo of KPA352P with Nippy Travel
23rd November 2017
Bristol Omnibus LH
JOU162P
No known liveries
23rd November 2017
Western National LH
VDV101S, VDV126S
VDV101S as a driver trainer
22nd November 2017
Crosville LH
KMA531N
Photo needed with Tyne & Wear Omnibus
22nd November 2017
Hants & Dorset LH
GLJ491N
Photos with Burton and non-PCV
21st November 2017
City of Oxford VR
PJO446P, CJO469R
No known liveries
19th November 2017
West Midlands P.T.E. VR
GOG630N, GOG642N, GOG662N
Photo of GOG642N in non-PCV use. Photos of GOG662N with Hill and Burton
19th November 2017
Cooper of Droylsden LH
XFP489S
Several liveries - see link
17th November 2017
Parks of Hamilton LH
EUS267T
Several liveries - see link
17th November 2017
North Western RE
JMA417L
No known liveries
16th November 2017
Bristol Omnibus RE
KHW316E
No known liveries
16th November 2017
Taylor of Meppershall LH
LTM971G
Several liveries - see link
14th November 2017
Eastern National Lodekka
RVW393D, RWC943D
Photos of RVW393D with Alexander Midland and Eastern National
10th November 2017
Southern National RE
LDV461F
Photo needed with Hellaby of Brixham
8th November 2017
Western National LH
SUO430H
Photos needed with Western National
8th November 2017
London Transport LH
GHV502N
No known liveries
7th November 2017
Boulton of Todmorden LH
XCP420R
Various liveries
4th November 2017
Western SMT Lodekka
TCS179
No known liveries
4th November 2017
Southern Vectis Lodekka
GDL815E
Photo in Tilling green livery
3rd November 2017
Bristol Omnibus LH
REU327S
Photo with Bristol Omnibus
2nd November 2017
Golden Miller of Feltham LH
DGU864H, YMD990H
Various - see individual pages
27th October 2017
Western National LH
SFJ128R, SFJ130R
Photo of SFJ128R with Western National and SFJ130R with Willis of Bodmin
27th October 2017
Baker of Biddulph LH
MRF666L
Photos with Baker of Biddulph and Jones of Macclesfield
27th October 2017
Western National Lodekka
TUO485, UOD490
Photos of UOD490 with Western National
26th October 2017
Kinch of Mountsorrel LH
PBC4R
Various - see page
24th October 2017
United Auto RE
GGR430N, GGR431N, GGR432N, GGR433N, GGR434N, GGR435N, GGR436N, GGR437N, GGR438N, GGR439N
Various - see individual pages
24th October 2017
Southdown VR
GNJ567N
Photo needed with Williams of Camborne
22nd October 2017
Southern Vectis RE
HDL23E, HDL24E, HDL25E, HDL26E
HDL24E with Cheek, Wealdstone. HDL26E with Bromfords School
21st October 2017
Eastern National Lodekka
EOO590
No known liveries
19th October 2017
Griffiths of Walkden LH
RTC669G
Several liveries
11th October 2017
Lincolnshire VR
SVL175W
No known liveries
6th October 2017
United Counties VR
VVV959W
Photo with Milton Keynes Citybus
6th October 2017
Eastern Counties VR
TAH276W
No known liveries
4th October 2017
Bristol Omnibus Lodekka
816MHW
Photos in NBC green livery and with Bible Speaks Fellowship
4th October 2017
West Yorkshire VR
PWY41W
No known liveries
2nd October 2017
Reading VR
XRD19K
Photos with Reading Transport and Westbourne Motors
1st October 2017
Select Coaches of Horden LH
EPT440G, EPT444G
Various - see individual pages
29th September 2017
Burnley & Pendle RE
LHG384H, LHG389H
Photo of LHG384H with Metrowest
28th September 2017
Robinson of Great Harwood LH
RNR152G
All photos
28th September 2017
Webber of Blisland LH
SRL299N
All photos
23rd September 2017
Western National RE
PDV405M
Photo with Zoar
21st September 2017
Mercer of Longridge LH
NTF111K
Photos with Deeble and Non-PCV
13th September 2017
Western National RE
RDV424H
Photos in original Royal Blue livery, National white livery and also with Walesford Travel and Classic Coaches
10th September 2017
Western National RE
UTT556J
Photo with Axe Vale
8th September 2017
Hants & Dorset LH
HJT39N
Photos with Hants & Dorset and in non-PSV role
8th September 2017
Bristol Omnibus Lodekka
BHU402C
Photos with Bristol Omnibus
6th September 2017
Crosville VR
JMB404T
Photo with Runnalls
5th September 2017
West Riding VR
GUA378N
Photo with Runnalls
1st September 2017
G.M.P.T.E. LH
BNE765N
No known liveries
1st September 2017
North Western RE
KJA280F
Photos with North Western, S.E.L.N.E.C. and G.M.P.T.E.
31st August 2017
Bristol Omnibus Lodekka
814SHW
Photos with Bristol Omnibus
31st August 2017
Notts & Derby Lodekka
DNU687C
Photo in Notts & Derby livery
30th August 2017
Red & White RE
GWO8D, GWO9D
Various - see individual pages
30th August 2017 Southern National RE
841SUO
Photo in NBC livery
30th August 2017
Thames Valley RE
CBL355B
Tilling livery
29th August 2017
Bristol Omnibus RE
865UAE, 866UAE, 867UAE, 977WAE
Various - see individual pages
25th August 2017
National Welsh LH
GTX759W
Photo in early yellow and blue livery. Did this ever carry NBC red livery?
23rd August 2017
Bristol Omnibus LH
WAE295T
Photo with Yealm Transport
22nd August 2017
Greater Manchester P.T.E. LH
BNE766N, BNE767N
No known liveries
20th August 2017
London Country LH
TPJ59S
Photos with Tyne & Wear and A.J.C.
20th August 2017
Alder Valley RE
EBL440K
No known liveries
19th August 2017
Bristol Omnibus Lodekka
521OHU
Photos with Bristol Omnibus and Kinsman
19th August 2017
Eastern Counties Lodekka
70DPW
No known liveries
17th August 2017
Hants & Dorset LH
HJT37N
Photo with Jennings
16th August 2017
Harvey of Mousehole
KRL444W
No known liveries
13th August 2017
Cumberland VR
FAO425V
No known liveries
11th August 2017
Kirby of Busheyheath LH
YRO548M
Photos with Thorpe and Cornishman
11th August 2017
Eastern Counties RE
GVF887D
Photo in National white livery
11th August 2017
Eastern Counties LH
RAH692F
Photos in service with Eastern Counties
11th August 2017
Eastern Counties Lodekka
FAH115C, FAH118C
Photos in Tilling livery
8th August 2017
Western National LH
RDV436H, RDV443H
RDV443H in Royal Blue and Cornishman liveries
3rd August 2017
Going Places LH
NKH972P
Photos with all operators
1st August 2017
Bristol Omnibus LH
KHY430P, KHY431P, KHY432P
Photo of KHY431P with King Edmunds School, KHY432P in NBC green and as a caravan
31st July 2017
Bristol Omnibus VR
TWS910T
No known liveries
29th July 2017
East Yorkshire VR
BKH981T, BKH982T, BKH983T
BKH981T in East Yorkshire livery, BKH983 in NBC red
24th July 2017
Lincolnshire VR
KTL25V
No known liveries
24th July 2017 Thames Valley LH
VMO234H
Photos with Thames Valley and Alder Valley
20th July 2017
Lofthouse of oMickle Trafford LH
DCA766S
Photos with Caradon Riviera and Lofty's
18th July 2017
Western National Lodekka
514BTA
Tilling green livery
17th July 2017
Cooper of Ashton-under-Lyme
VRJ594X
Photos needed with multiple operators
14th July 2017
Rowell of Prudhoe-on-Tyne
MVK499R
Photos needed with multiple operators
13th July 2017
London Transport LH
GHV504N
Photo with London Borough of Richmond
11th July 2017
Parks of Hamilton LH
RYS943R
Photos needed with multiple operators
11th July 2017
Wallace Arnold LH
HWU83N
Photos with Caradon Riviera
7th July 2017
Northern General RE
NCN813L
No known liveries
5th July 2017
Bristol Omnibus VR
TWS914T
Photos with Bristol Omnibus
5th July 2017
Gill of Wadebridge LH
JAF635N
Photos with all operators
4th July 2017
Thornes of Bubwith LH
LBT380N
Cherry Tree Coaches livery
4th July 2017
London Transport LH
KJD421P
No known liveries
30th June 2017
Western National LH
SFJ116R
Golden Boy, Dawlish Coaches and Carminow Coaches liveries
30th June 2017
Yorkshire Traction VR
EDT918V
Photo with Bugler
30th June 2017
Western National Lodekka
UOD491
Colour views in the UK
30th June 2017
United Auto VR
SGR790V
Northumbria livery
29th June 2017
Maidstone & District VR
BKE851T, BKE857T, FKM876V
BKE857T and FKM876V in NBC livery
28th June 2017
Southdown VR
EAP985V, AAP668T
AAP668T in Stagecoach livery
28th June 2017
East Midland VR
SNN157R, SNN158R
No known liveries
27th June 2017
Bristol Omnibus RE
YHU518J
No known liveries
27th June 2017
Bristol Omnibus Lodekka
533OHU
All photos
27th June 2017
Western National LH
AFJ721T
No known liveries
26th June 2017
London Country LH
SPK116M
No known liveries
25th June 2017
Trent VR
PRC849X
No known liveries
25th June 2017
Southdown VR
PUF585R
No known liveries
23rd June 2017
Stalybridge, Hyde, Moss & Dukinfield RE
WMA113E, WMA114E, WMA115E, YLG716F, YLG718F
WMA113E - SELNEC
WMA114E - SHMD, SELNEC
WMA115E - SHMD, SELNEC & GMPTE
YLG716F - GMPTE
YLG718F - SELNEC
22nd June 2017
Southdown VR
PUF588R
No known liveries
20th June 2017
Yorkshire Traction VR
FHE806L
No known liveries
20th June 2017
Lincolnshire LH
SVL832R No known liveries
18th June 2017
McSorley of Eardington LH
JUJ493N
Several operator liveries
18th June 2017
Yeowart of Whitehaven LH
GHH256N
Several operator liveries
15th June 2017
Eastern National Lodekka
KNO949C
NBC livery
15th June 2017
Eastern Counties Lodekka
1117PW
Tilling livery
14th June 2017
United Counties VR
HRP671N
No known liveries
13th June 2017
National Welsh LH
GTX763W
No known liveries
11th June 2017
Ribble RE
OCK370K
Original NBC red livery
8th June 2017
Bristol Omnibus Lodekka
HHY184D
Photos with Bristol Omnibus
7th June 2017
Western National RE
840SUO
National coach livery
5th June 2017
Wilts & Dorset Lodekka
684AAM NBC red livery
5th June 2017
United Auto RE
BHN694N
No known liveries
1st June 2017
United Auto VR
UGR697R
No known liveries

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