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ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - NORTHUMBRIA MOTOR SERVICES

Last Updated : October 13th 2018 (under construction)

This page lists all Bristol LHs, REs and VRs known to have been operated by Northumbria including 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

 

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Bristol LH (Photo Archive)

Bristol RE (Photo Archive)

Bristol VR (Photo Archive)

 

BRISTOL LH

Fleet Number

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold

Notes
601 WHN583M LH/886 9/1986 (United Auto 1583) 4/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange)  
602 WHN587M LH/890 9/1986 (United Auto 1587) 4/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange)  
603 WHN591M LH/900 9/1986 (United Auto 1591) 4/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange)  
604 WHN593M LH/904 9/1986 (United Auto 1593) 4/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange)  
605 WHN594M LH/905 9/1986 (United Auto 1594) Not known (Driver trainer)  
606 AHN602M LH/956 9/1986 (United Auto 1602) 4/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange)  
607 AHN609M LH/963 9/1986 (United Auto 1609) 4/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange)  
608 GUP912N LH/1016 9/1986 (United Auto 1628) 3/1987 (Shaw of Craghead)  
609 GUP916N LH/1021 9/1986 (United Auto 1632) 6/1991 (SCRAPPED)  
610 HUP792N LH/1038 9/1986 (United Auto 1636) 4/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange)  
611 HUP795N LH/1041 9/1986 (United Auto 1639) 3/1987 (Shaw of Craghead)  
612 HUP796N LH/1042 9/1986 (United Auto 1640) 4/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange)  
613 LGR647P LH/1099 9/1986 (United Auto 1647) 4/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange)  
614 LGR654P LH/1106 9/1986 (United Auto 1654) Not known (Driver trainer)  
615 LGR655P LH/1107 9/1986 (United Auto 1655) 5/1995 (Driver trainer)  
616 MGR656P LH/1158 9/1986 (United Auto 1656) 2/1987 (Redby of Hendon)  
617 MGR657P LH/1159 9/1986 (United Auto 1657) 4/1987 (Trimdon Motor Services of Trimdon Grange)  
618 MGR659P LH/1161 9/1986 (United Auto 1659) Not known (Driver trainer)  
619 NBR664P LH/1167 9/1986 (United Auto 1664) 2/1987 (Redby of Hendon)  
620 NGR671P LH/1183 9/1986 (United Auto 1671) 6/1990 (Driver trainer)  
621 NGR675P LH/1187 9/1986 (United Auto 1675) 2/1992 (SCRAPPED)  
622 NGR681P LH/1222 9/1986 (United Auto 1681) 12/1995 (Driver trainer)  
623 NGR683P LH/1224 9/1986 (United Auto 1683) 8/1995 (South Lancs Travel of St Helens)  
624 NGR685P LH/1226 9/1986 (United Auto 1685) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 191)  
625 XPT686R LH/1384 9/1986 (United Auto 1686) 9/1996 (Driver trainer)  
626 XUP693R LH/1405 9/1986 (United Auto 1693) Not known (SCRAPPED)  
627 SNU384R LH/1371 9/1986 (United Auto 1490) 11/1997 (Driver trainer)  
628 SNU385R LH/1372 9/1986 (United Auto 1491) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED) Destroyed by arson, 7/1989
628 OJD95R LH/1368 10/1993 (White Ribbon Coaches of East Kilbride 10/1996 (Preserved)  
629 SNU386R LH/1373 9/1986 (United Auto 1492) ?/1997 (SCRAPPED)  
630 STO391R LH/1382 9/1986 (United Auto 1495) ?/1997 (SCRAPPED)  
631 VDV125S LH/1434 9/1986 (United Auto 1721) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 192)  
632 VDV129S LH/1457 9/1986 (United Auto), then 2/1994 (Moor Dale 71) 8/1989 (Driver trainer), then 4/1996 (SCRAPPED)  
633 LPT701T LH/1533 9/1986 (United Auto 1701) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 193)  
634 LPT707T LH/1542 9/1986 (United Auto 1707) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 194)  
635 LPT708T LH/1543 9/1986 (United Auto 1708) 4/1996 (SCRAPPED)  
636 MUP712T LH/1552 9/1986 (United Auto 1712) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 195)  
637 MUP714T LH/1554 9/1986 (United Auto 1714) 4/1998 (SCRAPPED)  
638 AFB593V LHS/1601 9/1986 (United Auto 1725) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumberland 638)

LH Photo Archive

GUP912N HUP795N LGR655P

Photo : Mike Smith

MGR656P MGR659P

Photo : Clive Brown

NGR671P

Photo : BVRES Collection

NGR675P NGR681P NGR683P

Photo : BVRES Collection

NGR685P XPT686R

Photo : BVRES Collection

XUP693R

Photo : L.E.Y.T.R.

SNU384R

Photo : Dave Beardmore

SNU385R OJD95R

Photo : BVRES Collection

SNU386R

Photo : BVRES Collection

STO391R VDV125S

Photo : BVRES Collection

VDV129S LPT701T

Photo : BVRES Collection

LPT707T

Photo : BVRES Collection

LPT708T

Photo : Ian Simpson

MUP712T

Photo : Dave Beardmore

MUP714T

Photo : Dave Beardmore

AFB593V

Photo : Stephen Didymus Collection

   

 

 

BRISTOL RE

Fleet Number

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold

Notes
2853 JHN553K RESL8/291 9/1986 (United Auto 2853) 2/1987 (Redby of Sunderland)  
6065
SHN65L
RELH4/566
9/1986 (United Auto 6065) 2/1987 (SCRAPPED)

6070 SHN70L RELH4/571 9/1986 (United Auto 6070) 2/1987 (Delta of Stockton-on-Tees)  
6075
SHN75L
RELH4/613
9/1986 (United Auto 6075) 2/1987 (Delta of Stockton-on-Tees)
6084 VHN784M RELH4/639 9/1986 (United Auto 6084) 2/1987 (Delta of Stockton-on-Tees)  
6090
BHN690N
RELH4/742
9/1986 (United Auto 6090) 2/1987 (Delta of Stockton-on-Tees)
6092
BHN692N RELH4/744
9/1986 (United Auto 6092) 2/1987 (Non-PCV)

RE Photo Archive

     

 

 

Bristol VR

Fleet Number

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold

Notes
501
MGR670P
VRT/SL3/152
9/1986 (United Auto 670) 2/1989 (Aspden of Blackburn)

502 MGR674P VRT/SL3/160 9/1986 (United Auto 674) 2/1989 (Your Bus of Alcester)  
503 OUP676P VRT/SL3/312 9/1986 (United Auto 676) 3/1988 (Bee Line 571)  
504
OUP678P
VRT/SL3/318
9/1986 (United Auto 678) 4/1989 (Non-PCV)

505 OUP680P VRT/SL3/320 9/1986 (United Auto 680) 3/1988 (Bee Line 572)  
506 OUP682P VRT/SL3/322 9/1986 (United Auto 682) 2/1989 (Your Bus of Alcester)  
507 SUP686R VRT/SL3/425 9/1986 (United Auto 686) 3/1988 (Bee Line 573)  
508 SUP687R VRT/SL3/426 9/1986 (United Auto 687) 2/1989 (Your Bus of Alcester)  
509 SUP688R VRT/SL3/427 9/1986 (United Auto 688) 2/1989 (Your Bus of Alcester)  
510 SUP689R VRT/SL3/428 9/1986 (United Auto 689) 3/1988 (Bee Line 574)  
511 SUP690R VRT/SL3/429 9/1986 (United Auto 690) 3/1988 (Bee Line 575)  
512 SUP691R VRT/SL3/430 9/1986 (United Auto 691) 3/1988 (Bee Line 576)  
513
UGR692R
VRT/SL3/518
9/1986 (United Auto 692) 10/1989 (SCRAPPED)

514
UGR693R
VRT/SL3/519 9/1986 (United Auto 693) 8/1993 (Golden Coaches of Llantwit Fardre)

515 UGR694R VRT/SL3/520 9/1986 (United Auto 694) 2/1989 (Bakers Coaches of Weston-super-Mare)  
516
UGR695R
VRT/SL3/521 9/1986 (United Auto 695) 2/1989 (Bakers Coaches of Weston-super-Mare)
517
UGR700R
VRT/SL3/711
9/1986 (United Auto 700) 5/1992 (SCRAPPED)

518
UGR701R VRT/SL3/712 9/1986 (United Auto 701) ?/1989 (Provincial 204)

519
UGR702R VRT/SL3/713 9/1986 (United Auto 702) ?/1989 (Provincial 205)
520
UGR703R VRT/SL3/714 9/1986 (United Auto 703) 1/1992 (SCRAPPED)

521
UGR705R
VRT/SL3/716
9/1986 (United Auto 705) 7/1989 (Non-PCV)
522
UGR706R
VRT/SL3/718
9/1986 (United Auto 706) 2/1989 (Provincial 206)

523
UGR707R
VRT/SL3/719
9/1986 (United Auto 707) 2/1989 (Provincial 207)
524
AUP714S
VRT/SL3/1007
9/1986 (United Auto 714)
8/1993 (Nelson of Wickford)

525
AUP715S
VRT/SL3/1008
9/1986 (United Auto 715) 12/1989 (Provincial 208)

526
BPT917S
VRT/SL3/1064
9/1986 (United Auto 717) 11/1997 (Kingsley of Birtley)
Operated by Hunters 83, ?/199? to 2/1995
527
BPT919S
VRT/SL3/1066
9/1986 (United Auto 719) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 527)

528 BPT920S VRT/SL3/1067 9/1986 (United Auto 720) 3/1995 (Non-PCV)  
529 BPT922S VRT/SL3/1069 9/1986 (United Auto 722) 8/1993 (Cedar Coaches of Bedford)  
530
BPT923S
VRT/SL3/1078
9/1986 (United Auto 723) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 530) Operated by Hunters 82, 5/1996 to 8/1997
531
BPT924S
VRT/SL3/1079
9/1986 (United Auto 724) 9/1997 (SCRAPPED)
Operated by Moordale 531, 1/1990 to 7/1991
532
BPT926S
VRT/SL3/1081
9/1986 (United Auto 725) 6/1989 (SCRAPPED)
Destroyed by fire at Wooler, 6/1989
533 BPT927S VRT/SL3/1082 9/1986 (United Auto 727) 10/1994 (Alpine of Llandudno)  
534 BPT928S VRT/SL3/1083 9/1986 (United Auto 728) 10/1994 (Alpine of Llandudno)  
535
CPT731S
VRT/SL3/1162
9/1986 (United Auto 731) 8/1993 (Warren of Alton)
Operated by Hunters, 2/1990 to 8/1990
536
CPT734S
VRT/SL3/1171
9/1986 (United Auto 734) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 536)
537 CPT735S VRT/SL3/1172 9/1986 (United Auto 735) 2/1992 (Midland Fox 1135)  
538
CPT736S
VRT/SL3/1173
9/1986 (United Auto 736) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 537)
539 CPT737S VRT/SL3/1174 9/1986 (United Auto 737) 10/1994 (Alpine of Llandudno)  
540
CPT738S
VRT/SL3/1178
9/1986 (United Auto 738) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 540)
541
CPT739S
VRT/SL3/1179
9/1986 (United Auto 739) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 541)
542
CPT740S
VRT/SL3/1180
9/1986 (United Auto 740) 6/1996 (Kingsley of Birtley)
Operated by Hunters 84, 9/1994 to 2/1995
543
DUP745S
VRT/SL3/1307
9/1986 (United Auto 745) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 543) Operated by Hunters 85, 9/1994 to 2/1995
544 DUP747S VRT/SL3/1312 9/1986 (United Auto 747) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 544)  
545
DUP752S
VRT/SL3/1320
9/1986 (United Auto 752) 6/1989 (SCRAPPED)
Destroyed by fire at Wooler, 6/1989
546 DUP753S VRT/SL3/1321 9/1986 (United Auto 753) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 546)  
547
HUP757T
VRT/SL3/1482
9/1986 (United Auto 757) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 547)
548
HUP758T
VRT/SL3/1483
9/1986 (United Auto 758) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 548)
549
HUP759T
VRT/SL3/1484 9/1986 (United Auto 759) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 549)
550
HUP766T
VRT/SL3/1599
9/1986 (United Auto 766) 8/1993 (Warren of Alton)

551
HUP767T
VRT/SL3/1600
9/1986 (United Auto 767) 8/1994 (Moordale 85)

552 HUP768T VRT/SL3/1601 9/1986 (United Auto 768) 10/1994 (Alpine of Llandudno)  
553
OBR769T
VRT/SL3/1935
9/1986 (United Auto 769) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 553)
554 OBR772T VRT/SL3/1938 9/1986 (United Auto 772) 6/1997 (Jones of Llanfaethlu)  
555
YCU961T (ex-OBR774T, WSV571)
VRT/SL3/1940
9/1986 (United Auto 774) 11/1994 (Crosville Wales OVG961)

556 OBR775T VRT/SL3/1941 9/1986 (United Auto 775) 9/1994 (Guildford & West Surrey Buses 775)  
557 OBR776T VRT/SL3/1942 9/1986 (United Auto 776) 9/1994 (Guildford & West Surrey Buses 776)  
558
SGR777V
VRT/SL3/2089
9/1986 (United Auto 777) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 558)
559
SGR778V
VRT/SL3/2090
9/1986 (United Auto 778) 8/1995 (Japheth of Trefor)

560 SGR779V VRT/SL3/2091 9/1986 (United Auto 779) 4/1996 (GHA Coaches of Bettws Gwerfil Goch)  
561 SGR782V VRT/SL3/2222 9/1986 (United Auto 782) 8/1994 (Moor Dale 86)  
562 SGR783V VRT/SL3/2223 9/1986 (United Auto 783) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 562)  
563
SGR784V
VRT/SL3/2224
9/1986 (United Auto 784) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 563)
564 SGR785V VRT/SL3/2225 9/1986 (United Auto 785) 4/1996 (GHA Coaches of Bettws Gwerfil Goch)  
565
SGR788V VRT/SL3/2230 9/1986 (United Auto 788) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 565)
566
SGR789V VRT/SL3/2230 9/1986 (United Auto 789) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 566)
567 SGR790V VRT/SL3/2230 9/1986 (United Auto 790) 10/1994 (Eagles & Crawford of Mold)  
568
SGR791V
VRT/SL3/2317 9/1986 (United Auto 791) 8/1993 (Wright of Newark)

569 SGR792V VRT/SL3/2318 9/1986 (United Auto 792) 4/1996 (GHA Coaches of Bettws Gwerfil Goch)  
570
SGR795V
VRT/SL3/2322
9/1986 (United Auto 795) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 570)
571
SGR796V
VRT/SL3/2323 9/1986 (United Auto 796) ?/1993 (SCRAPPED)
Damaged by fire at Blyth, 4/1993
572 SGR797V VRT/SL3/2324 9/1986 (United Auto 797) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 572)  
573 XPT798V VRT/SL3/2425 9/1986 (United Auto 798) 4/1996 (GHA Coaches of Bettws Gwerfil Goch)  
574
XPT799V
VRT/SL3/2426 9/1986 (United Auto 799) 4/1997 (SCRAPPED)

575
XPT800V
VRT/SL3/2427 9/1986 (United Auto 800) 10/1994 (Oare of Brynford)

576
XPT802V
VRT/SL3/2429
9/1986 (United Auto 802) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 576)
577
XPT803V
VRT/SL3/2430
9/1986 (United Auto 803) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 577)
578 APT806W VRT/SL3/2518 9/1986 (United Auto 806) 4/1996 (GHA Coaches of Bettws Gwerfil Goch)  
579 APT807W VRT/SL3/2519 9/1986 (United Auto 807) 6/1997 (Jones of Llanfaethlu)  
580
APT810W
VRT/SL3/2711
9/1986 (United Auto 810) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 580)
581 APT811W VRT/SL3/2712 9/1986 (United Auto 811) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 581)  
582
APT815W
VRT/SL3/2716
9/1986 (United Auto 815) ?/1993 (SCRAPPED)
Damaged by fire at Blyth, 4/1993
583
APT816W VRT/SL3/2512 9/1986 (United Auto 816) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 583)
584
APT817W VRT/SL3/2513 9/1986 (United Auto 817) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 584)
585 APT818W VRT/SL3/2514 9/1986 (United Auto 818) 6/1997 (Jones of Llanfaethlu)  
586 APT819W VRT/SL3/2516 9/1986 (United Auto 819) 4/1996 (GHA Coaches of Bettws Gwerfil Goch)  
587 APT820W VRT/SL3/2517 9/1986 (United Auto 820) 4/1996 (GHA Coaches of Bettws Gwerfil Goch)  
588 MEF825W VRT/SL3/2974 9/1986 (United Auto 825) 10/1994 (Liverpool City Coaches of Everton)  
589
MEF826W
VRT/SL3/2975
9/1986 (United Auto 826) 6/1997 (Jones of Llanfaethlu)
590
PAJ827X
VRT/SL3/3060
9/1986 (United Auto 827) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 590)
591 PAJ829X VRT/SL3/3062 9/1986 (United Auto 829) 4/1998 (Arriva Northumbria 591)  

VR Photo Archive

DUP753S

Photo : Dave Beardmore

   

 

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