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ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - RALLYBEAM OF DEBACH 

Last Updated : March 13th 2018(under construction)

The ownership and operational details of this company are various and complicated and I am indebted to Andy Saunders for providing the following summary:

The Blue Bus fleetname has not been used since 1990, when David Boughton, the proprietor, gave up operations in Suffolk and moved the Devon (under the name of Bulley's Bus Services).  The company name at that time was Rallybeam Limited, which was the successor company (8/88) to Felixstowe Omnibuses Ltd. 

After a spell in Devon, Boughton returned to Suffolk in 1998, but no fleet name was used since then, just the company name Rallybeam Ltd. Rallybeam Ltd has subsequently been wound up, and he now operates as A C Aldis & Co Ltd and as Venturer Coachways Ltd.  By the way, Felixstowe Omnibus was actually Felixstowe Omnibuses Ltd, and the predecessor to this was Stanlake Passenger Transport Company Ltd (Fleet name Primrose and Blue).  Locations have been variously at Ipswich, Debach (more correctly, Clopton) and now Framlingham.

This page lists all Bristol REs, LHs and VRs operated by Rallybeam 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Date Withdrawn and Sold Photos
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Notes
RRX993G LH/169 ?/1978 (United Auto 1494) 8/1988 (Tyne & Wear Omnibus)
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Photo : Mick McCalla

SUO432H LH/461 12/1982 (Harwick & Dovercourt Coaches) 8/1988 (Tyne & Wear Omnibus)
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Photo : Mark Pitman
 
CVW858G RELL3/649 4/1984 (Eastern National 1504) 5/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Ian Hardie
 
LWC981J RELH4/413 3/1987 (Carter of Colchester) 5/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : BVRES Collection
 
DRX631K RELL3/1767 4/1988 (Carter of Colchester) 6/1998 (Preserved)
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Photo : Dave Beardmore
 
TUO262J RELL3/1324 ?/1990 (Somerbus of Paulton) 9/1991 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : BVRES Collection
 
JJT437N VRT/SL2/1091 11/1997 (Beeston of Hadleigh) ?/2008 (AC Aldis of Framlingham)
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Photo : Steve Simister
Not used in service
ONH928V VRT/SL3/2358 7/2000 (Beeston of Hadleigh) 6/2010 (Exported)
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Photo : Daniel Stazicker
 
MOD569P VRT/SL3/303 9/2000 (Hedingham & District L162) ?/2010 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Peter Horrex
 
SUP685R VRT/SL3/398 9/2000 (Preserved) ?/2010 (Non-PCV)
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Photo : Dave Beardmore
 
MGR672P VRT/SL3/155 2/2001 (Preserved) 8/2010 (Exported)
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Photo : Mark Smith
 
BRC839T VRT/SL3/1740 10/2004 (Lodge of High Easter) 11/2009 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Daniel Stazicker
 
HJB459W VRT/SL3/2662 10/2004 (Lodge of High Easter) 11/2009 (Preserved)
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Photo : Daniel Stazicker
 
PRC848X VRT/SL3/3018 ?/2001 (First Eastern Counties 303) ?/2009 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Dave Beardmore
Not used in service
RAH134M VRT/SL2/720 by 5/2002 (Eastern Counties VR134) by 10/2002 (SCRAPPED)
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Acquired for spares

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