Bristol Commercial Vehicles Enthusiasts

Spotters' Log of Bristol Sightings

If you spot any VRs, Lodekkas, REs or LHs anywhere around the World I would be delighted to hear from you at rob@robsly.com. Although I am always pleased to receive up-to-date photos of individual vehicles please, if you are reporting attendees at a rally or event, I would be grateful for a list of vehicles present as it takes a lot longer to go through reams of photos.

For more details of these models the following indexes are the best starting point:

VR
Lodekka
RE
LH

Date

Source of Report
Vehicle Location Notes
15th February 2018
Richard Waterhouse
FLJ155D
Queenstown, New Zealand
FLJ155D in 2018
15th February 2018
Emiliano Cozzatella
LFJ859W
Rome, Italy
On party bus duties in downtown Rome last night
LFJ859W in 2018
14th February 2018
Nigel Cripps
HGM339E
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia This first picture was taken some years ago - as the second photo (taken last week) shows it has deteriorated significantly since
HGM339E in Addis AbabaHGM339E in 2018
9th February 2018
Mike Nash
KOU796P
Surrey
KOU796P in 2018Rear view of KOU796P
8th February 2018
Marcel de Heer
74TB57
Den Haag
This was the only VR new to a mainland European owner
74-TB-57 in 2018
7th February 2018
eBay
RGF231P
Bishop Auckland
For sale on eBay
RGF231P in 2018
7th February 2018
Steve Kirk
GHB148N
Huntingdon
Recently acquired by Bob Tarling (lucky boy!)
GHB148N in 2018
4th February 2018
Steven Booth
RAG400
Glasgow
RAG400 in 2018
4th February 2017
Ken Jones
OEH604M
Stafford
OEH604M in 2018
31st January 2018
Jason Fern
LAK937W
Deptford
LAK937W in 2017
26th January 2018
Maurice Bean
AFJ692T
Romney Marsh
AFJ692T in 2018
25th January 2018
Isle of Wight Bus Museum
TDL563K
Isle of Wight
Undergoing preparation for repaint
TDL563K in 2018
24th January 2018
Traveller Dave
AFJ737T
Hay-on-Wye
AFJ737T in 2017
22nd January 2018
Steven Duhig
TCS179
Omaha, Nebraska
Photo courtesy of Floyd Brunning
TCS179 in 2018
21st January 2018
Nigel Harris
UDL673S
Isle of Wight
UDL673S in 2018
14th January 2018
Paul Scurlock
VHB678S
Barry
On tow to Seaford & District
VHB678S in 2018
12th January 2018
Rob Lane
OPN807
Brighton
On tow to London Bus Export, Lydney
OPN807 in October 2017
12th January 2018
Gordon Murray
PDL491H
Blackpool
PDL491H in 2018
10th January 2018
Neil Markwick
KRU224F
Bournemouth
In use on rail replacement work for the first time since 1980
KRU224F in 2018
2nd January 2018
Richard Delahoy
OTA640G
Coventry
OTA640G in 2018
27th December 2017
Stefan van der Oest
LEL652F
Woudenberg, Holland
LEL652F in 2017
20th December 2017
Frans Angevaare
GAK482N
Almere Buiten, Holland
GAK482N in 2017
20th December 2017
Ruggero Gabriotti
FRP907T
Padova, Italy
FRP907T in 2017
17th December 2017
Frans Angevaare
691AAM
Muiden, Holland
691AAM in 2017
16th December 2017
Nic Nel
TNH864R
Cathcart, South Africa
TNH864R in South Africa
15th December 2017
Carl Romer
UWV623S
Bournemouth
UWV623S in 2017
9th December 2017
Keith Dickerson
CVF31T
Norfolk
CVF31T in 2017
6th December 2017
Facebook
EFM181H
Cheshire
EFM181H in 2017
3rd December 2017
Shane Ross
UWV612S
Sliedrecht, Holland
Taken in May 2017
UWV612S in 2017
3rd December 2017
Matt Carroll
XDL122L
Wells
XDL122L in 2017
3rd December 2017
R P Gowan
RNV811M
Renfrew
Derelict
RNV811M in 2017
30th November 2017
Bob Pain
VVV951W
Daventry
Acquired as a non-runner for eventual preservation
VVV951W in 2017
30th November 2017
Teodoro Ponzo
OCD769G
Torino, Italy
Undergoing conversion to a mobile restaurant
OCD769G in 2017
29th November 2017
Richard Beaumont
IU9062
Kaitangata, New Zealand
In use as a static camper on New Zealand's South Island
IU9062 in 2017
25th November 2017
Mike Jones
972EHW
Bristol
972EHW in 2017
24th November 2017
Erwann Belliot
FWC427B
St Nazaire, France
Off for full renovation as a restaurant, internal and external
FWC427B in 2017
21st November 2017
Dave Mulpeter
UWV615S
Seaford
Roof removal
UWV615S in 2017UWV615S in 2017
21st November 2017
Heiner Wulfes
EGM276C
Hamburg, Germany
Currently for sale in Germany
EGM276C in Germany
20th November 2017
Mike Pannell
GLJ467N
Oklahoma, U.S.A.
GLJ467N in 2017
20th November 2017
Reg Vardy
837SUO
Ipswich
837SUO in 2017
19th November 2017
Anthony Holliday
NHH406P
Dunedin, New Zealand
NHH406P in 2017
15th November 2017
Shane Ross
OWX174
Maasland, Holland
Seen in May 2017
OWX174 in 2017
14th November 2017
Mike Ede
OFB968R
Stroud
Being broken for spare parts due to corrosion
OFB968R in 2017
13th November 2017
Gary Conn
EHT110C
Berlin, Germany
Seen in Berlin promoting the film Paddington 2
EHT110C in 2017
12th November 2017
Gavin Rowner
FDL679V
Bedwas
FDL679V in 2017
12th November 2017
The Catalan Bus
UWV613S
Barcelona, Spain
UWV613S in Barcelona
9th November 2017
Tim Moore
XFM203
Mulbarton
XFM203 in 2017
6th November 2017
Mark Taylor
OVL473
Lincoln
OVL473 in 2017
4th November 2017
Ralph Colmar
RWC607
Gevelsberg, Germany
Noted in September
RWC607 in 2017RWC607 in 2017
4th November 2017
Jason Rayner
UUF110J
Hampshire
UUF110J in 2017
28th October 2017
Derek Ferris
OHU770F
Bristol
OHU770F in 2017
22nd October 2017
Richard Shannon
FOI1629
Newtownards
Extracted from storage for the first time since April
FOI1629 in 2017
22nd October 2017
Jason Rayner
HDL23E
Winchester
HDL23E in 2017
21st October 2017
Neil Markwick
286HFM
Birkenhead
286HFM in 2017
21st October 2017
Mark Pitman
FWC439H
Isle of Wight
FWC439H in 2017
20th October 2017
Chris Stewart
NDL652R
Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight Beer & Buses weekend was a triumph and a video featuring wall-to-wall VRs can be viewed here.
NDL652R in 2017
19th October 2017
Peter Cook
UFX858S
Dorset
UFX858S in 2017
18th October 2017
Alican Reilly
TPJ61S
Acton
TPJ61S in 2017
18th October 2017
Mark Pitman
EPW516K
Isle of Wight
EPW516K in 2017
12th October 2017
Mike Ede
UEL562J
Hampshire
Moved by low loader (driven by Mike!) to Barry
UEL562J in 2017
10th October 2017
Dan Taylor
XOU396T (ex-JD5954)
Cardiff
Being prepared for winter storage
JD4954 in 2017
10th October 2017
Ian Moorcroft
NHU671R
Giessenburg, Holland
For sale on eBay
NHU671R in 2017
10th October 2017
Reg Vardy
EPW516K, SVW274K
Canvey Island
SVW274K in 2017
10th October 2017
Ian Moorcroft
FJB738C
Giessenburg, Holland
For sale on eBay
FJB738C in 2017
10th October 2017
Craig Schofield
AFB586V
Yorkshire Dales
YouTube video
9th October 2017
Quentin Thomas
NDL656R
Glasgow
NDL656R in 2017
9th October 2017
Richard Walker
CVL850D, OTA640G, SVF896G
Canvey
CVL850D and OTA640G in 2017
8th October 2017
Neil Markwick
HGM346E
Glasgow
HGM346E in 2017
7th October 2017
Fuzz Townsend
LFJ853W
Bradley Stoke, Bristol
Still on site at the equestrian centre
LFJ853W in 2017
7th October 2017
Neil Crowhurst
HUD479S
Rochester, Kent, UK
For sale on eBay
HUD479S in 2017
6th October 2017
Blake Folgner
BOD40C
San Juan Capistrano, California, U.S.A.
Repairs are being made to its 270bhp Cummins engine
BOD40C in 2017
6th October 2017
Louis Goban
VTH942T
Lorient, France
Now registered EM-834-MP in France
VTH942T in 2017
6th October 2017
Ben Fielder
PAG515W
Selby
Ben is intending to repaint this over the winter
PAG515W in 2017
5th October 2017
Dave Moore
HJB454W
Weston-super-Mare
This is based in Wales but has been noted in Weston in October for several years
HJB454W in 2017
5th October 2017
Bob Pain
SNV933W
Woburn Sands
Immobile library at Swallowfield Lower School
SNV933W in 2017
5th October 2017
Shane Ross
804KDV
Marknesse, Holland
Stored in a back garden
804KDV in 2017
4th October 2017
Mark Prescott
816MHW
Stored in deepest Cumbria
Last noted at Glastonbury in 2008 - likely stored since
816MHW in 2017
3rd October 2017
Carl Ireland
URU691S
Unknown owner in southern France
Shipped for export today
URU691S in 2017
3rd October 2017
Stephen Cooke, Facebook
995EHW
Haiku, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Extracted from the jungle where it had previously been hidden
995EHW in 2017

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