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Sanction 100 - Bristol LD

Last Updated : January 14th 2019 (under construction)

For a standardised vehicle supplied to a nationalised industry the Bristol Lodekka exhibited a fascinating array of variations between vehicles. This variety has proved invaluable over the years in identifying examples that have turned up without chassis numbers visible, often allowing the id to be narrowed down to a single operator, production year or even individual production batch. In conjunction with the list of surviving vehicles on this website this has often allowed a positive identification to be made, sometimes even from a single photo. The purpose of this page is to document these variations by individual production vehicle. Lodekkas were produced in batches called sanctions and this page lists all members of the first sanction, chassis numbers 100xxx Some features were common to all members of a sanction and these are listed below, followed by individual variations by vehicle.

In addition to the column headings below the following minor variations also featured on some Lodekkas:
Cyclone flaps for automatic cleaning (Eastern Counties/Lincolnshire)
Reversing signs (Western National)
Split step on rear platform (Brighton & Hove)
Metal strip above windows (Brighton & Hove)
Extended rear rain strip (several operators)
Large hopper vent in front bulkhead window (Western SMT MCS batch only)


Sanction Index
Sanction 104
Chassis Number
Registration
Original Owner Engine Gearbox Window
rubbers
Ventilator layout
Radiator grille style
Number of spotlights
Front cowl
Mudguard length
Rear window profile
Driver's  window/  beading
Indicators
Front destination blinds
Rear destination blinds
Front bulkhead window
Destination gear controls
Illuminated  advertising panel
Platform grabrail
Heating/radiator
Front dome
Passenger door
Length of bus
Seating style/capacity
Staircase direction
Interior Trim
Other identification notes
100.001
PHW958
Bristol Tramways Bristol AVW ????
Black
All sliders
Pre-production
1
3-piece
2 steps
Medium
Single
Curved/ straight




Inside cab










100.002
RFM406
Crosville
Bristol AVW
????


Pre-production



















100.003 LRU67
Hants & Dorset
Bristol AVW
????


Pre-production



















100.004 NBD955
United Counties
Bristol AVW
????


Pre-production



















100.005 MWR618
West Yorkshire
Bristol AVW
????


Pre-production








External










100.006 OTT2
Western National
Bristol AVW
????


Pre-production



















100.007
RFM407
Crosville Bristol AVW
????


Long apron




















100.008
RFM408
Crosville Bristol AVW
????


Long apron



















100.009
LRU68
Hants & Dorset Bristol AVW
????


Long apron

















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Sanction 104

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