ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - SOLENT BLUE LINE 

Last Updated : April 12th 2017 (brought up-to-date)

 

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04 - 66 (Series 2 VRs) (Photo Archive)

62 - 902 (Series 3 VRs - Standard Height) (Photo Archive)

149 - 165 (Series 3 VRs - Full Height) (Photo Archive)

Various (Brief Stayers) (Photo Archive)

Bristol LH (Photo Archive)

This page lists Solent Blue Line Bristol VRs and LHs 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

Series 2 VRs

Fleetnumber

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold Notes
04 SDL634J VRT/SL2/171 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 634) 3/1989 (SCRAPPED)
06 SDL636J VRT/SL2/173 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 636) 4/1989 (Preserved)
07 SDL637J VRT/SL2/174 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 637) 3/1989 (SCRAPPED)
09 SDL639J VRT/SL2/176 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 639) 3/1989 (SCRAPPED)
15 DNG395K VRT/SL2/244 5/1987 (Cambus 611) 8/1989 (SCRAPPED)
19 JAH399L VRT/SL2/312 5/1987 (Cambus 613) 3/1990 (SCRAPPED)
20 JAH400L VRT/SL2/313 5/1987 (Cambus 614) 3/1989 (SCRAPPED)
22 JAH402L VRT/SL2/406 5/1987 (Cambus 616) 8/1989 (SCRAPPED)
27 XDL377L VRT/SL2/301 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 630) 3/1990 (SCRAPPED)
28 XDL378L VRT/SL2/302 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 631) 9/1989 (SCRAPPED)
29 XDL379L VRT/SL2/303 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 632) 4/1989 (Non-PCV)
30 XDL380L VRT/SL2/304 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 633) 9/1989 (SCRAPPED)
34 NDL634M VRT/SL2/593 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 634) 9/1989 (SCRAPPED)
35 NDL635M VRT/SL2/596 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 635) 9/1989 (SCRAPPED)
36 NDL636M VRT/SL2/597 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 636) 2/1991 (Preserved)
37 NDL637M VRT/SL2/598 5/1987 (Southern Vectis 637) 5/1989 (Taylor of Sutton Scotney)
38 NDL638M VRT/SL2/599 9/1987 (Southern Vectis 638) 3/1990 (SCRAPPED)
39 NDL639M VRT/SL2/600 8/1987 (Southern Vectis 639) 9/1989 (SCRAPPED)
40 NDL640M VRT/SL2/601 12/1988 (Southern Vectis 640) 9/1989 (SCRAPPED)
41 NDL641M VRT/SL2/602 1/1989 (Southern Vectis 641) 4/1990 (Seaview Services of Sandown)
50 NCD550M VRT/SL2/604 7/1987 (Brighton & Hove 550) 8/1989 (SCRAPPED)
54 NCD554M VRT/SL2/610 7/1987 (Brighton & Hove 554) 9/1989 (SCRAPPED)
66 GNJ566N VRT/SL2/897 7/1987 (Brighton & Hove 566) 8/1989 (SCRAPPED) Named "Calshot Lifeboat"

Series 2 Photo Archive

SDL634J

Photo : Cliff Essex

SDL636J

Photo : Busspotter

SDL637J

Photo : Ian Simpson

SDL639J

Photo : BVRES Collection

DNG395K

Photo : BVRES Collection

JAH399L
JAH400L

Photo : Dave Mant

JAH402L

Photo : BVRES Collection

XDL377L

Photo : BVRES Collection

XDL378L

Photo : BVRES Collection

XDL379L

Photo : Mike Smith

XDL380L

Photo : Roger Parr

NDL634M

Photo : Raymond Smith

NDL635M

Photo : Dave Mant

NDL636M

Photo : Dave Mant

NDL637M NDL638M

Photo : Dave Mant

NDL639M
NDL640M NDL641M NCD550M
NCD554M

Photo : BVRES Collection

GNJ566N

Photo : Dave Mant

 

Series 3 VRs - Standard Height

Fleetnumber

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold Notes
62 JJT432N VRT/SL3/110 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3317) 9/1989 (SCRAPPED)
68 GLJ468N VRT/SL3/109 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3316) 3/1990 (SCRAPPED) Named "Katie Louise Thorne"
69 KRU439P VRT/SL3/111 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3318) 2/1990 (SCRAPPED)
73 NJT33P VRT/SL3/313 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3347) 3/1991 (SCRAPPED)
75 KPR35P VRT/SL3/112 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3319) 3/1991 (SCRAPPED)
76 KPR36P VRT/SL3/113 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3320) 3/1991 (SCRAPPED)
77 KPR37P VRT/SL3/114 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3321) 8/1989 (SCRAPPED) Named "Royal British Legion"
78 NEL118P VRT/SL3/282 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3344) 3/1991 (SCRAPPED)
83 NDL653R VRT/SL3/468 11/1990 (Southern Vectis 653) 10/1995 (Exported)
84 NDL654R VRT/SL3/469 11/1990 (Southern Vectis 654) 9/1997 (Alpine of Llandudno)
85 RPR715R VRT/SL3/725 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3369) 7/1995 (East End of Clydach)
86 NEL116P VRT/SL3/280 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3342) 3/1990 (SCRAPPED)
87 RPR717R VRT/SL3/727 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3371) 8/1995 (Exported)
88 VPR488S VRT/SL3/1364 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3389) 3/1990 (SCRAPPED) Named "St John Ambulance"
89 VPR489S VRT/SL3/1365 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3390) 7/1995 (East End of Clydach)
94 RFB614R VRT/SL3/1043 10/1992 (Southern Vectis 507) 7/1995 (SCRAPPED)
95 VOD595S VRT/SL3/1384 10/1992 (Southern Vectis 510) 8/1995 (Exported) Loaned from Southern Vectis, 9/1987 to 1/1988
96 BFX576T VRT/SL3/1798 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3408) 9/1997 (Southern National 1121)
97 BFX577T VRT/SL3/1799 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3400) 9/1997 (SCRAPPED)
98 PTT98R VRT/SL3/654 10/1992 (Southern Vectis 509) 9/1997 (Johnson of Hodthorpe) Loaned from Southern Vectis, 11/1987 to 1/1988
100 ODL660R VRT/SL3/746 6/1993 (Southern Vectis 660) 8/1995 (Exported)
101 ODL661R VRT/SL3/747 6/1993 (Southern Vectis 661) 9/1997 (Johnson of Hodthorpe)
102 ODL662R VRT/SL3/748 6/1993 (Southern Vectis 662) 9/1997 (Johnson of Hodthorpe)
103 ODL663R VRT/SL3/754 7/1993 (Southern Vectis 663) 9/1997 (Johnson of Hodthorpe)
104 ODL664R VRT/SL3/755 6/1993 (Southern Vectis 664) 9/1997 (Johnson of Hodthorpe)
105 ODL665R VRT/SL3/756 6/1993 (Southern Vectis 665) 9/1997 (Burgin of Darnall)
106 ODL666R VRT/SL3/757 7/1993 (Southern Vectis 666) 9/1997 (Burgin of Darnall)
107 ODL667R VRT/SL3/758 6/1993 (Southern Vectis 667) 9/1997 (Burgin of Darnall)
108 UDL668S VRT/SL3/1294 12/1993 (Southern Vectis 668) 9/1997 (Johnson of Hodthorpe)
109 UDL669S VRT/SL3/1295 12/1993 (Southern Vectis 669) 9/1997 (Preserved)
123 DBV23W VRT/SL3/2510 11/1995 (Midland Red South 934) 9/1999 (SCRAPPED)
166 YDL676T VRT/SL3/1915 11/1996 (Southern Vectis 676) 12/2001 (Johnson of Hodthorpe) Loaned from Southern Vectis, 12/1995 to 1/1996
167 FDL678V VRT/SL3/2401 5/1996 (Southern Vectis 678) 6/2001 (SCRAPPED)
168 FDL680V VRT/SL3/2403 5/1996 (Southern Vectis 680) 12/2001 (Johnson of Hodthorpe)
169 FDL677V VRT/SL3/2400 11/1996 (Southern Vectis 677) 12/2001 (Johnson of Hodthorpe) Loaned from Southern Vectis, 12/1995 to 1/1996
170 FDL679V VRT/SL3/2402 5/1998 (Southern Vectis 679) 12/2001 (Johnson of Hodthorpe)
901 UFX857S VRT/SL3/934 12/2003 (Bath Bus Company) 10/2007 (Southern Vectis 991) Renumbered 991, 7/2007
902 WTG360T VRT/SL3/1635 12/2003 (Bath Bus Company) 10/2007 (Southern Vectis 992) Renumbered 992, 7/2007

Series 3 - Standard Height Photo Archive

JJT432N GLJ468N KRU439P
NJT33P

Photo : Busspotter

KPR35P KPR36P

Photo : BVRES Collection

KPR37P

Photo : Ken Lansdowne

NEL118P

Photo : Peter Relf

NDL653R

Photos : BVRES Collection, Gareth Crowther

NDL654R

Photo : BVRES Collection

RPR715R

Photo : Dave Beardmore

NEL116P

Photo : Raymond Smith

RPR717R VPR488S VPR489S

Photo : BVRES Collection

RFB614S

Photo : BVRES Collection

VOD595S

Photo : BVRES Collection (whilst on loan in 1987)

BFX576T

Photo : Peter Horrex

BFX577T

Photo : Peter Relf

PTT98R

Photo : BVRES Collection

ODL660R

Photo : Dave Beardmore

ODL661R ODL662R

Photo : Dave Beardmore

ODL663R

Photo : BVRES Collection

ODL664R

Photo : Dave Beardmore

ODL665R

Photo : Roger Parr

ODL666R

Photo : Daniel Stazicker

ODL667R UDL668S

Photo : Dave Mant

UDL669S

Photo : BVRES Collection

DBV23W

Photo : Bob Belcher

YDL676T

Photos : Roger Parr, Mark Pitman

FDL678V

Photo : Gavin Rowney

FDL680V

Photo : Gavin Rowney

FDL677V

Photo : Richard Stumpf

FDL679V

Photo : Gavin Rowney

UFX857S

Photo : Marc Morgan-Huws

WTG360T

Photo : Ian Henden

 

Series 3 VRs - Full Height

Fleetnumber

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold Notes
149 LHG449T VRT/SL3/1826 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 6/1998 (SCRAPPED) Named "Southampton Mencap"
150 LHG450T VRT/SL3/1827 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 7/1999 (SCRAPPED) Named "Wendy Knight"
151 LHG451T VRT/SL3/1828 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 2/2002 (SCRAPPED)
152 LHG452T VRT/SL3/1829 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 8/1999 (SCRAPPED)
153 LHG453T VRT/SL3/1928 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 2/1996 (SCRAPPED)
154 LHG454T VRT/SL3/1929 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 6/1998 (SCRAPPED) Named "TS Astrid"
155 LHG455T VRT/SL3/1930 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 8/1999 (SCRAPPED) Named "Jose Nicholls"
156 LHG456T VRT/SL3/1931 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 7/1998 (SCRAPPED)
157 LHG457T VRT/SL3/1932 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 9/1999 (Brijan of Bishops Waltham) Named "The Salvation Army at Street Level"
158 LHG458T VRT/SL3/1933 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 7/1997 (SCRAPPED) Named "The Samaritans - Someone to Speak To"
159 LHG459T VRT/SL3/1934 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 8/1999 (Brijan of Bishops Waltham) Named "East Point"
160 TRN460V VRT/SL3/2049 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 12/1999 (SCRAPPED) Named "Eileen Howlett (Ozy)"
161 TRN461V VRT/SL3/2050 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 4/2000 (SCRAPPED) Named "British Diabetic Association, Southampton"
162 TRN462V VRT/SL3/2051 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 8/1999 (SCRAPPED) Named "RSPCA Action for Animals"
163 TRN463V VRT/SL3/2052 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 8/1999 (SCRAPPED) Named "Romsey Lions"
164 TRN464V VRT/SL3/2053 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 6/1998 (SCRAPPED) Named "Mary Hill"
165 TRN465V VRT/SL3/2054 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus) 7/1998 (SCRAPPED) Named "Nicholstown & District Action Group"

Series 3 - Full Height Photo Archive

LHG449T

Photos : BVRES Collection, Gareth Crowther

LHG450T

Photo : Busspotter

LHG451T

Photo : Jon Gulliver

LHG452T

Photo : Modelstone Bus Club

LHG453T LHG454T
LHG455T


Photos : Shaun Courtnage, Roger Parr, Dave Longbottom

LHG456T

Photo : Raymond Smith

LHG457T


Photo : Peter Relf, BVRES Collection, Dave Longbottom

LHG458T LHG459T


Photos : Roger Parr, BVRES Collection, Mark Pitman

TRN460V

Photo : BVRES Collection

TRN461V

Photo : Busspotter

TRN462V

Photos : Ken Lansdowne

TRN463V


Photos : BVRES Collection, Dave Longbottom, Richard Stumpf

TRN464V

Photo : BVRES Collection

TRN465V

Photos : BVRES Collection

 

Brief Stayers

Fleetnumber

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold Notes
42 NDL642M VRT/SL2/603 10/1989 (Southern Vectis 642) 12/1989 (Southern Vectis 642) On loan from Southern Vectis
43 HDL405N VRT/SL2/1044 10/1989 (Southern Vectis 643) 11/1989 (Southern Vectis 643) On loan from Southern Vectis
49 HDL411N VRT/SL2/1053 11/1989 (Southern Vectis 649) 12/1989 (Southern Vectis 649) On loan from Southern Vectis
56 HDL406N VRT/SL2/1045 10/1987 (Southern Vectis 644) 1/1988 (Southern Vectis 644) On loan from Southern Vectis
59 HDL409N VRT/SL2/1051 10/1987 (Southern Vectis 647) 1/1988 (Southern Vectis 647) On loan from Southern Vectis
60 HDL410N VRT/SL2/1052 10/1987 (Southern Vectis 648) 1/1988 (Southern Vectis 648) On loan from Southern Vectis
102 KRU842W VRT/SL3/2554 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3442) 1/1988 (Hampshire Bus 3442)
103 KRU843W VRT/SL3/2555 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3443) 1/1988 (Hampshire Bus 3443)
104 KRU844W VRT/SL3/2556 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3444) 1/1988 (Hampshire Bus 3444)
105 KRU845W VRT/SL3/2651 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3445) 1/1988 (Hampshire Bus 3445)
106 KRU846W VRT/SL3/2652 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3446) 1/1988 (Hampshire Bus 3446)
107 KRU847W VRT/SL3/2653 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3447) 1/1988 (Hampshire Bus 3447)
112 KRU852W VRT/SL3/2702 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3452) 1/1988 (Hampshire Bus 3452)

LOD726P VRT/SL3/174 11/1987 (Southdown 281) 1/1988 (Southdown 281) On loan from Southdown

MOD567P VRT/SL3/301 11/1987 (Southdown 282) 1/1988 (Southdown 282) On loan from Southdown

MGR671P VRT/SL3/153 11/1987 (Southdown 283) 1/1988 (Southdown 283) On loan from Southdown

LOD721P VRT/SL3/176 11/1987 (Southdown 284) 1/1988 (Southdown 284) On loan from Southdown

PTT91R VRT/SL3/405 11/1987 (Southdown 285) 1/1988 (Southdown 285) On loan from Southdown

PPM903R VRT/SL3/810 9/1993 (Stagecoach South 942) 10/1993 (SCRAPPED) For spares

Brief Stayers Photo Archive

NDL642M HDL405N HDL406N
HDL409N

Photo : Dave Mant

HDL410N HDL411N
KRU842W KRU843W KRU844W
KRU845W KRU846W KRU847W
KRU852W LOD726P MOD567P
MGR671P LOD721P PTT91R
PPM903R

 

Bristol LH

Fleetnumber

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold Notes
200 FDV793V LHS/356 11/1988 (Southern Vectis 200) 9/1990 (Riggers of Birmingham)
201 LFJ849W LHS/358 11/1988 (Southern Vectis 201) 9/1990 (Golden Coaches of Llantwit Fardre)
204 KDL204W LHS/373 11/1989 (Southern Vectis 204) 9/1990 (Blandford Bus Company)

REU332S LH/1477 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3826) 3/1988 (Teeside Motor Services)
213 WAE189T LH/1565 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3832) 9/1988 (Teeside Motor Services)
214 WAE191T LH/1569 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3834) 7/1988 (Teeside Motor Services)
215 YAE511V LH/1579 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3839) 3/1988 (Teeside Motor Services)
216 YAE516V LH/1584 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3844) 4/1988 (Teeside Motor Services)
217 YAE518V LH/1586 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3846) 9/1988 (Teeside Motor Services)
218 AFB586V LH/1594 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 3848) 1/1989 (Teeside Motor Services)

REL745H LH/302 10/1987 (Hampshire Bus 9088) Not known (Non-PCV) Converted for use as a mobile office

Bristol LH Photo Archive

FDV793V

Photo : John Brierley

REU332S WAE189T
WAE191T YAE511V YAE516V
YAE518V AFB586V

 

REL745H

Photo : John Carter

 

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