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ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - NORTH DEVON 

Last Updated : October 13th 2018 (brought up-to-date)

 

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Bristol VR (Photo Archive)

Bristol LH (Photo Archive)

Bristol RE (Photo Archive)

 

This page lists North Devon Bristol VRs, LHs and REs 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

 

Bristol VR

Fleetnumber

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold Notes
542 VOD542K VRT/SL2/202 ?/1985 (Western National 542) 10/1986 (Ribble 2039)
560 ATA560L VRT/SL2/537 8/1989 (Southern National 560) 10/1992 (SCRAPPED)
586 KRE638P VRT/SL3/274 ?/1984 (Potteries 638) Not known (Cambus 756)
587 KRE640P VRT/SL3/276 ?/1984 (Potteries 640) Not known (Cambus 757)
588 OFA644P VRT/SL3/360 ?/1984 (Potteries 644) Not known (Cambus 758)
589 OFA645P VRT/SL3/361 ?/1984 (Potteries 645) Not known (Cambus 759)
590 OFA646P VRT/SL3/362 ?/1984 (Potteries 646) Not known (Cambus 760)
600 LWG843P VRT/SL3/340 7/1989 (Southern National 600) Not known (Southern National 600)
602 LWG845P VRT/SL3/342 1/1989 (Southern National 602) 6/1991 (SCRAPPED)
1050 OTA284G VRTSL/116 9/1984 (Western National 1050) 10/1986 (Ribble 2035)
1051 OTA285G VRTSL/117 9/1984 (Western National 1051) 10/1986 (Ribble 2036)
1056 OCK997K VRT/SL2/284 ?/1987 (Crosville DVG582) 6/1999 (First Red Bus 1056)
1057 OTA291G VRTSL/123 1/1983 (Western National 1057) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
1058 OTA292G VRTSL/124 Not known (Western National 1058) 10/1986 (Ribble 2037)  
1059 OTA293G VRTSL/125 1/1983 (Western National 1059) 10/1986 (Ribble 2038)
1060 ATA160L VRT/SL2/300 1/1983 (Western National 1060) 11/1991 (SCRAPPED)
1061 ATA161L VRT/SL2/305 1/1983 (Western National 1061) 10/1990 (SCRAPPED)
1062 ATA162L VRT/SL2/306 1/1983 (Western National 1062) 10/1992 (SCRAPPED)
1063 ATA163L VRT/SL2/307 1/1983 (Western National 1063) 9/1988 (SCRAPPED)
1064 ATA164L VRT/SL2/308 1/1983 (Western National 1064) 7/1991 (SCRAPPED)
1065 ATA165L VRT/SL2/309 1/1983 (Western National 1064) 11/1989 (SCRAPPED)
1067 ATA167L VRT/SL2/311 1/1983 (Western National 1066) 6/1990 (SCRAPPED)
1072 BFJ172L VRT/SL2/477 Not known (Southern National 1072) 10/1992 (SCRAPPED)
1087 LOD727P VRT/SL3/175 ?/1988 (Southern National 1087) 10/1992 (Terraneau of South Molton)
1088 MOD88P VRT/SL3/308 ?/1988 (Southern National 1088) 10/1992 (SCRAPPED)
1089 MOD89P VRT/SL3/309 ?/1988 (Southern National 1089) 10/1992 (SCRAPPED)
1092 PTT92R VRT/SL3/389 1/1983 (Western National 1092) 6/1986 (Cambus 761)
1094 PTT94R VRT/SL3/393 Not known (Southern National 1094) 12/1996 (SCRAPPED)
1099 PTT99R VRT/SL3/655 Not known (Southern National 1099) 6/1999 (First Red Bus 1099)
1109 VDV109S VRT/SL3/1042 ?/1988 (Southern National 1109) 2/1992 (Southern National 1109)
1110 VDV110S VRT/SL3/1051 1/1993 (Southern National 1110) 12/1993 (Southern National 1110)
1118 RTH923S VRT/SL3/948 12/1988 (South Wales 923) 10/1992 (SCRAPPED)
1119 RTH926S VRT/SL3/1077 12/1988 (South Wales 926), then again 4/1998 (Southern National 1119) 9/1997 (Southern National 1119), then 6/1999 (First Red Bus 1119)
1120 TWN939S VRT/SL3/1446 12/1988 (South Wales 939) 10/1992 (SCRAPPED)
1127 XDV607S VRT/SL3/1405 1/1984 (Western National 1127) 6/1986 (Cambus 762)
1162 AFJ769T VRT/SL3/2002 4/1990  (Southern National 1162) 7/1993 (SCRAPPED)
1173 FDV785V VRT/SL3/2043 5/1990  (Southern National 1173) 6/1999 (First Red Bus 1173)
1194 XAN431T VRT/SL3/1497 1/1998 (Berry of Taunton) 6/1999 (First Red Bus 1194)
1195 AJH855T VRT/SL3/1909 1/1998 (Berry of Taunton) 6/1999 (First Red Bus 1195)
1213 LFJ860W VRT/SL3/2678 7/1990 (Devon General 1213) 6/1999 (First Red Bus 1213)

Bristol VR Photo Archive

VOD542K

Photo : Kelvin Amos

ATA560L

Photo : Terry Partridge

KRE638P

Photo : BVRES Collection

KRE640P

Photo : Richard Worrell

OFA644P

Photo : BVRES Collection

OFA645P

Photo : BVRES Collection

OFA646P

Photo : Gareth Crowther

LWG843P LWG845P

Photo : Mark Bowerbank

OTA284G

Photo : BVRES Collection

OTA285G

Photo : Terry Partridge

OCK997K

Photo : Ken Baker

OTA291G

Photo : Terry Partridge

OTA292G

Photo : Phil Doddridge Collection

OTA293G

Photo : BVRES Collection

ATA160L

Photos : Terry Partridge, Modelstone Bus Club

ATA161L

Photos : BVRES Collection, Peter Relf

ATA162L

Photo : Bristol Buses Fotopic

ATA163L

Photo : Ken Baker

ATA164L


Photos : Kelvin Amos, Take Two, Ken Baker

ATA165L

Photo : Bristol Buses Fotopic

ATA167L BFJ172L LOD727P

Photo : BVRES Collection

MOD88P MOD89P PTT92R

Photo : Terry Partridge

PTT94R

Photo : Nick Foster

PTT99R

Photos : Ken Lansdowne, Photobus

VDV109S
VDV110S RTH923S RTH926S

Photo : Nick Foster

TWN939S

Photo : Terry Partridge

XDV607S AFJ769T

Photo : Kelvin Amos

FDV785V

Photo : BVRES Collection

XAN431T AJH855T

Photo : Nick Foster

LFJ860W

Photo : Modelstone Bus Club

 

 

Bristol LH

Fleet Number

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold

Notes
109
KTT39P
LH/1136
1/1983 (Western National 109)
8/1987 (Non-PCV)

123 VDV103S LH/1479 1/1983 (Western National 123) 5/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services)
126 VDV106S LH/1510 1/1983 (Western National 126) 5/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services)
1251 VOD121K LHS/127 1/1983 (Western National 1251)

4/1983 (SCRAPPED)


1252 VOD122K LHS/128 1/1983 (Western National 1252)

?/1989 (Southern National 1252)


1319 NTT319M LH/757 ?/1984 (Western National 1319) Not known (Non-PCV)
1320
NTT320M
LH/760
1/1983 (Western National 1320)
Not known (Topping of Wavertree)

1334 JFJ499N LH/1064 1/1983 (Western National 1334) 3/1985 (Guernseybus 166)
1335 JFJ500N LH/1068 1/1983 (Western National 1335) 3/1985 (Guernseybus 167)
1610
GDV459N
LH/970
?/1984 (Western National 1610)
7/1993 (SCRAPPED)
Operated by Southern National, 12/1991 to 10/1992
1611 XPD128N LHS/161 4/1990 (Tyne & Wear Omnibus) 3/1991 (Smith of Newport)
1612 GPD317N LHS/184 4/1990 (Tyne & Wear Omnibus) ?/1999 (SCRAPPED)
1618
HTT373N
LH/1071
1/1984 (Western National 1618)
9/1991 (Driver trainer)

3106 SFJ126R LH/1415 2/1990 (Country Bus of Atherington) 6/1990 (Brutonian of Bruton)
3111 SFJ131R LH/1422 1/1983 (Western National 3111) 6/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services)  
3128
VOD628S
LH/1512
1/1983 (Western National 3128) 6/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services)
3302
AFJ722T
LH/1532
1/1983 (Western National 3302) Not known (Holiday Tours of Jersey)

3303
AFJ723T
LH/1535
1/1983 (Western National 3303) 9/1993 (SCRAPPED)

3305
AFJ725T
LH/1537
1/1983 (Western National 3305) Not known (Holiday Tours of Jersey)
3312
AFJ732T
LH/1572
1/1983 (Western National 3312) 6/1999 (Driver trainer)

3313 RHE987R LHS/304 2/1990 (Country Bus of Atherington) 6/1999 (First Western National 9703)
3314 AFJ734T LH/1574 1/1983 (Western National 3314) 11/1993 (Southern National 3314)
3315
AFJ735T
LH/1575
1/1983 (Western National 3315) 9/1993 (SCRAPPED)

3406 PTT106R LH/1316 1/1983 (Western National 3406) 3/1985 (Ingleby of York)
3407
PTT107R
LH/1317
1/1983 (Western National 3407) Not known (Hornsby of Ashby)

3408
SFJ108R
LH/1427
1/1983 (Western National 3408)
Not known (Taylor of Meppershall)

Bristol LH Photo Archive

VOD122K

Photo : Kelvin Amos

XPD128N

Photo : Ken Baker


 

Bristol RE

Fleet Number

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold

Notes
2392 UTT561J RELH4/348 Not known (Western National 2392) Not known (Overland & County of Malmesbury)
2394 UTT563J RELH4/354 Not known (Western National 2394) Not known (Howie of Liversedge)
2396
UTT565J
RELH4/351
1/1983 (Western National 2396)
?/1985 (Non-PCV)

2399
BDV399L
RELH4/551
1/1983 (Western National 2399) Not known (Non-PCV)

2400 BDV400L RELH4/552 10/1989 (Western National 2400) Not known (Southern National 2400)
2402 BDV402L RELH4/554 10/1989 (Western National 2402) Not known (Southern National 2402)
2411
PDV411M
RELH4/720
1/1983 (Western National 2411) Not known (KM Coaches of Lundwood)

2421 RTT421N RELH4/734 6/1989 (Southern National 2421) 6/1990 (Southern National 2421)
2504
GFJ670N
RELH4/755
1/1983 (Western National 2504) Not known (SCRAPPED)

2505
GFJ671N
RELH4/756
1/1983 (Western National 2505) Not known (SCRAPPED)

2506 GFJ672N RELH4/757 1/1983 (Western National 2506) Not known (Wood of Pollington)
2711
LDV462F
RELL3/311
1/1983 (Western National 2711)
?/1984 (SCRAPPED)

2712
LDV463F RELL3/312 1/1983 (Western National 2712) Not known (SCRAPPED)

2713
LDV464F RELL3/313 1/1983 (Western National 2713) Not known (Non-PCV)

2728
POD827H
RELL3/908
1/1983 (Western National 2728) ?/1983 (SCRAPPED)

2733
STT731H
RELL3/1053
1/1983 (Western National 2733) ?/1984 (SCRAPPED)

2734
STT732H RELL3/1054 1/1983 (Western National 2734) ?/1983 (SCRAPPED)

2735
STT733H RELL3/1055 1/1983 (Western National 2735) ?/1984 (SCRAPPED)

2736
STT734H RELL3/1075 1/1983 (Western National 2736) Not known (Non-PCV)

2737
STT735H RELL3/1079 1/1983 (Western National 2737) 3/1984 (SCRAPPED)

2738
STT736H RELL3/1096 1/1983 (Western National 2738) ?/1984 (SCRAPPED)

2739
TTA556H
RELL3/1098 1/1983 (Western National 2739) ?/1984 (SCRAPPED)

2740
TUO252J
RELL3/1134 1/1983 (Western National 2740) ?/1983 (SCRAPPED)

2742
TUO254J
RELL3/1141
1/1983 (Western National 2742) ?/1985 (SCRAPPED)

2752
TUO264J
RELL3/1359
1/1983 (Western National 2752) ?/1983 (SCRAPPED)

2753
UTT556J
RELL3/1404
1/1983 (Western National 2753) Not known (Bailey of Biddisham)

2754
UTT557J RELL3/1406 1/1983 (Western National 2754) ?/1984 (SCRAPPED)

2755
UTT558J RELL3/1414 1/1983 (Western National 2755) ?/1985 (SCRAPPED)

2756
UTT559J RELL3/1405 1/1983 (Western National 2756) Not known (Non-PCV)

2768
MWW755K
RELL3/1697
?/1984 (West Yorkshire 1362)
12/1985 (SCRAPPED)

2769
MWW758K
RELL3/1700
?/1984 (West Yorkshire 1365) 12/1985 (SCRAPPED)
Not used in service
2770
MWW759K
RELL3/1701
?/1984 (West Yorkshire 1366)
12/1985 (Osborne of Tollesbury)

2771
RWR641K
RELL3/1773
?/1984 (West Yorkshire 1368) 7/1985 (SCRAPPED)

2772 TWX198L RELL3/1839 ?/1984 (West Yorkshire 1376) 8/1986 (Delta of Stockton-on-Tees)
2773 UWX368L RELL3/1881 ?/1984 (West Yorkshire 1382) 1/1986 (Osborne of Tollesbury)
2774 UWX371L RELL3/1884 ?/1984 (West Yorkshire 1385) 5/1986 (Ellis of Llangefni)
2775
VWT680L
RELL3/1904
?/1984 (West Yorkshire 1391) Not known (Express Motors of Bontnewydd)

2776 NWU321M RELL3/1947 ?/1984 (West Yorkshire 1396) 6/1986 (Delta of Stockton-on-Tees)
2777 NWU325M RELL3/1952 ?/1984 (West Yorkshire 1400) 12/1985 (Plackett of Widecombe)  

Bristol RE Photo Archive




 

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