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
9th December 2018
Ken Jones
OPU822D
St Gallen, Switzerland
OPU822D in 2018
7th December 2018
Coy Trammel
OVL471
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
First day trading as "Bristol Doughnut"
OVL471 in 2018
5th December 2018
Frans Angevaare
SRU998
Veen, Holland
Recently rediscovered and acquired by Piet Verbeek
SRU998 in 2018
29th November 2018
Sean Hennessey
418PTA
Brinnon, Washington, U.S.A.
418PTA in 2018
28th November 2018
Rhod Davies
LFJ853W
Cobnash, Herefordshire
LFJ853W in 2018
28th November 2018
Frans Angevaare
VHB679S
Groenekan, Holland
VHB679S in 2018
21st November 2018
Frans Angevaare
JAH551D
Holland
JAH551D in 2018
21st November 2018
Chris Randall
NDL637M
Isle of Wight
NDL637M in 2018
November 19th 2018
Gareth Perkins
RAH260W
Isle of Wight
RAH260W in 2018
November 14th 2018
Bob Pain
XNV882S
Milton Keynes
XNV882S in 2018
November 14th 2018
Flickr
TBD278G
Ellesmere Port
TBD278G in 2018
November 11th 2018
Dave Stanton
WPW869H
Gloucestershire
WPW869H in 2018
November 10th 2018
Paul Bateson
JAE630D
Bright, Ontario, Canada
JAE630D in 2018
November  4th 2018
Karl van Camp
FHY128D
Tvaaker, Sweden
Currently for sale
FHY128D in 2018
November 3rd 2018
Arun Anandasegar
RAG401
Castle Rock, Colorado
Being fitted with the Gardner engine from a VR
RAG401 in 2018
November 1st 2018
Andrew Norman
TNJ995S
Cabanillas de la Sierra, Spain
Derelict in a yard still in City Tour livery
TNJ995S in 2018
24th October 2018
Nick Wood
YVL837S
Lincoln
YVL837S in 2018YVL837S in 2018
19th October 2018
Virgin Truck
URU691S
Boisset-et-Gaujac, France
URU691S in 2018
15th October 2018
Richard Delahoy
557BNG
Canvey Islasnd
557BNG in 2018
15th October 2018
Paul Emery
MUP712T
Staffordshire
MUP712T in 2018
15th October 2018
Richard Delahoy
236LNO
Castle Point
236LNO in 2018
14th October 2018
Paul Emery
FBV272W
Staffordshire
FBV272W in 2018
14th October 2018
Richard Delahoy
NTW942C, AVX975G, XVX19
Labworth
Canvey open day
NTW942C, AVX975G and XVX19 in 2018
10th October 2018
Rob Close
EWS741W
den Helder, Holland
EWS741W in 2018
26th September 2018
Neil Markwick
NBD311F
Northants
NBD311F in 2018
23rd September 2018
Steve Martin
BKE860T
Madrid, Spain
BKE860T in 2018
21st September 2018
Frans Angevaare
PHY702S
Veen, Holland
Acquired recently by Verbeek
PHY702S in 2018
19th September 2018
Shane Ross
ODL15
Prague, Czech Republic
On display close to Chodov metro station. View video here.
ODL15 in 2018
18th September 2018
David Jory/Ken Jones
AFJ747T
Devon
On tow to its new home in Lancashire
AFJ747T in 2018
16th September 2018
Steve Simister
OJD91R
Jersey
OJD91R in 2018
16th September 2018
Richard Delahoy
468FTT
Kingsbridge
468FTT in 2018
9th September 2018
Nick Pandher
838CHU
Wasilla, Alaska
838CHU in 2018
9th September 2018
Nick Pandher
FNN158D
Homer, Alaska
FNN158D in 2018
5th September 2018
Fotobus Russia
CPT739S
Yalta, Crimea
Undergoing extensive mechanical conversion
CPT739S in 2018CPT739S in 2018
2nd September 2018
Derek Lawman
LUA717V
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Carrying RLJ799H registration plates
LUA717V in 2018
31st August 2018
Terry Duncan
BEL677B
Ashford
BEL677B in 2018
26th August 2018
Colin Pole
MDL953
Wick
MDL953 in 2018
25th August 2018
John Williams
OTA645G
Southam
OTA645G in 2018
24th August 2018
CR King
SWS745
Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. Fitted with a 260hp/800lb torque US International DT466 engine!
SWS745 in 2018

24th August 2018
Guido Flock
886CFM
Saarbrucken, Germany
886CFM in 2018
17th August 2018
Frans Angevaare
NUM341V
Assen, Holland
NUM341V in 2018NUM341V in 2018
12th August 2018
David Gray
CLJ413Y
Dorchester
CLJ413Y in 2018
10th August 2018
Mark Armstrong
KPW473D
Oberon, Australia
KPW473D in 2018KPW473D in 2018
10th August 2018
Paul Bateson
HPW449D
Coldwater, Ontario, Canada
HPW449D in 2018
10th August 2018
Paul Bateson
LMW915
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
LMW915 in 2018
7th August 2018
Dave Arnold
VTV172S
Islington, London
VTV172S in 2018VTV172S in 2018
4th August 2018
Jake Bamford
MFN41R
Dover
MFN41R in 2018
22nd July 2018
Roger Pinder
KJD413P
Kingsbridge
KJD413P in 2018
14th July 2018
Trevor Carroll
836AFM
Melbourne, Australia
For sale on Gumtree
836AFM in 2018
12th July 2018
Stuart Watson
BUO150B
Salzburg, Austria
BUO150B in 2018BUO150B in 2018
12th July 2018
Karl van Camp
LWG847P
Utrecht, Holland
For sale in Holland
LWG847P in 2018
9th July 2018
Martin Roberts
DHW981C
Bristol
DHW981C in 2018
8th July 2018
Jonothan Ruddick
JPT906T
Consett
Unique highbridge, Leyland-engined, coach-seated VR
JPT906T in 2018
8th July 2018
Shane Ross
4227FM
Rowsley
4227FM in 2018
4th July 2018
David Gray
KPM91E
Winchester
KPM91E in 2018
1st July 2018
Frans Angevaare
PVO812R
Breda, Holland
PVO812R in 2018
1st July 2018
Frans Angevaare
WVX527F
Breda, Holland
WVX527F in 2018
30th June 2018
Richard Aldous
JWV273W
Andover
JWV273W in 2018
30th June 2018
Martin Roberts
GRP794L
Bedford
GRP794L in 2018
29th June 2018
David Williams
OCY955

43 years under the same ownership!
OCY955 in 2018
28th June 2018
Mark Woodgate
BKE860T
Madrid
BKE860T in 2018BKE860T in 2018
27th June 2018
Robert Forsythe
627HFM
Cumbria
627HFM in 2018
27th June 2018
Nigel Harris
MDL954
Isle of Wight
MDL954 in 2018
26th June 2018
Stephen Day
TCD481J
Sussex
TCD481J in 2018
26th June 2018
Trevor Harrison
VVV952W
North Wales
VVV952W in 2018
25th June 2018
Erin Crowley
KWA215W
New Zealand
KWA215W in 2018
24th June 2018
Samuel Stelling
URF661S
Manchester, UK
On tour in the UK, based in Holland
URF661S in 2018
22nd June 2018
Pawel Onasz
JHW107P
Krakow, Poland
Currently for sale in Poland
JHW107P in 2018
21st June 2018
eBay
RDV419H
Halifax
Currently for sale on eBay
RDV419H in 2018
21st June 2018
Fred Albrecht
EFM634C
Cooperstown, New York, U.S.A.
EFM634C in 2018EFM634C in 2018
20th June 2016
Paul Belton
BXI2570
Seaford
BXI2570 in 2018
18th June 2018
Dave Scott
KVF245V
Yerevan, Armenia
KVF245V in 2018KVF245V in 2018
18th June 2018
Lambert Glatzel
CBD783K
Berlin
CBD783K in 2018
17th June 2018
Warwick Hunt
APT808W
Durham
APT808W in 2018
16th June 2018
John Cherry
HRN249G
Kirkby
Undergoing preparation for restoration
HRN249G in 2018
9th June 2018
Simon Wiles
PUM149W
Yorkshire
Recently repainted into West Yorkshire livery
PUM149W in 2018
9th June 2018
Steve Doel
841SHW
Bath
Very rare Bristol-engined FLF still in use
841SHW in 2018
7th June 2018
Martyn Hearson
AHU518V
Stoke-on-Trent
AHU518V in 2018
7th June 2018
Simon Persaud
KBD717D
Vienna, Austria
KBD717D in 2018
3rd June 2018
Mike Nash
TRY118H
Surrey
TRY118H in 2018
3rd June 2018
Jake Bamford
SKL681X
Kent
SKL681X in 2018
3rd June 2018
Ron Hughes
AFM105B
Widnes
AFM105B in 2018
31st May 2018
John Cherry
OCK367K
Kirkby
Acquired for ongoing preservation
OCK367K in 2018OCK367K in 2018
29th May 2018
Dan Shears
VOD545K
Winkleigh
VOD545K in 2018
28th May 2018
Ian Howard
SJA382K
Warrington
Undergoing preparation for Class 6 MOT
SJA382K in 2018
28th May 2018
Dave Stanton
XDV608S
Gloucester
Restoration nearing completion
XDV608S in 2018
21st May 2018
Ipswich Bus Enthusiasts
XOI2526
Ipswich
XOI2526 in 2018
20th May 2018
David Wilson
OWS620
Lathalmond
OWS620 in 2018
20th May 2018
David Wilson
CSG43C
Lathalmond
CSG43C in 2018
18th May 2018
eBay
KRU239F
Germany
Currently for sale on eBay
KRU239F in 2018
15th May 2018
Dominik Wojcik FJB738C
Czestochowa, Poland
FJB738C in 2018
14th May 2018
Clive Myers
833AFM
Colwyn Bay
833AFM in 2018
13th May 2018
Roy Kirkhof
KPM83E
Aalten, Holland
KPM83E in 2018
13th May 2018
Scott McAvoy-Hunnisett
TCD481J
Amberley
TCD481J in 2018
12th May
Dan Shears
RDV433H
Winkleigh
On arrival at Winkleigh from Yorkshire for completion of the refurbishment
RDV433H in 2018
9th May 2018
Jeffery Day
JWV976W
Winchester
JWV976W in 2018
6th May 2018
Reg Vardy
OFM3E
Llandudno
OFM3E in 2018
6th May 2018
Neil Wise
LED71P
Llandudno
LED71P in 2018
6th May 2018
Neil Wise
UFM52F
Llandudno
UFM52F in 2018
6th May 2018
Neil Jones
OWE271K
Wythall
OWE271K in 2018
5th May 2018
Richard Beaumont
RTT995
Japan
RTT995 in 2018
2nd May 2018
eBay
LVL807V
Ballater
For sale on eBay
LVL807V in 2018
1st May 2018
Martyn Hearson
KRU855W
Stoke-on-Trent
KRU855W in 2018
1st May 2018
Bob Jeffries
AFJ760T
Croyde
In use as a mess hut with Croyde Surf Academy
AFJ760T in 2018
1st May 2018
Peter Hadfield
KRU850W
Keighley
Undergoing preparation for repaint at Keighley Bus Museum
KRU850W in 2018
27th April 2018
Mike James
RDE298S, HJF233N
Tamworth
RDE298S and HJF233N in 2018
27th April 2018
Alan Cooper
UWV619S
Costa del Sol, Spain
UWV619S in 2018
27th April 2018
Shane Ross/Frans Angevaare
JFM234D
Jeghel, Holland
JFM234D in 2018JFM234D interior
25th April 2018
Shane Ross/Frans Angevaare
SFU314
Hengelo, Holland
SFU314 in 2018SFU314 in 2018
25th April 2018
Alan Moore
LWN49
Einbeck, Germany
LWN49 in 2018
25th April 2018
Andrew Johnson
BDL580B
Tarpon Springs, Florida
BDL580B in 2018
23rd April 2018
Jake Bamford
PKE809M
Kent
PKE809M in 2018
22nd April 2018
Robert Forsythe
LFS296F
Middlesbrough
LFS296F in 2018
19th April 2018
Ken Jones
OPN807, EHT854C, 467BMR
Lydney
EHT854C in 2018
19th April 2018
Ken Jones
HBD914T, DRB307H, HJB452W
Lydney
HBD914T in 2018DRB307H in 2018
HJB452W in 2018
9th April 2018
Oliver Fosker
MEL562P
Holland
Complete with clog on top!
MEL562P in 2018
9th April 2018
Dave Godley
AFJ727T
East Devon
AFJ727T in 2018
8th April 2018
Mike Ede
OFB968R
Arlingham
Being used for spares
OFB968R in 2018
8th April 2018
Carl English
OCD768G
Worthing
OCD768G in 2018
2nd April 2018
Castle Rock King
RAG401
Castle Rock, Colorado, U.S.A.
RAG401 in 2018
31st March 2018
Stefan Beck
LFJ862W
Charnwood, Leicestershire
LFJ862W in 2018
29th March 2018
Andrew Tanner
OJD49R
Woking
Unfortunately having suffered engine failure today
OJD49R in 2018
29th March 2018
Nic Nel
TNH864R
Cathcart, South Africa
Still runs every day as Nic's shop premises
TNH864R in 2018
27th March 2018
Doug Stewart
MCA620P
Hull
MCA620P in 2018
26th March 2018
Nigel Harris
KDL885F
Isle of Wight
Unique RESH survivor
KDL885F in 2018
26th March 2018
Ken Jones
THU354G, VDV753, DHW293K
Flowers Hill, Bristol
BVBG open day
THU354G in 2018
VDV753 in 2018
DHW293K in 2018
23rd March 2018
Harry Wise
AFB586V
Stockton-on-Tees
AFB586V in 2018
21st March 2018
Derek Brown
JMA413L
Derby
Having just passed its MOT
JMA413L in 2018
9th March 2018
Hartlepool Santa Bus Group
OEF77K Hartlepool
To see the video on Facebook click here
OEF77K in 2018

5th March 2018
Steve Cocks
VOD124K
Cornwall
Successful MOT pass
VOD124K in 2018
4th March 2018
Rob Duker
GHV505N
Cambridgeshire
Acquired from non-PSV for preservation
GHV505N in 2018
25th February 2018
Eastern Transport Collection Society
VEX294X
Carlton Colville
VEX294X in 2018
23rd February 2018
Lyndon Rees
FLJ156D
Hokkaido, Japan
FLJ156D in 2018
18th February 2018
Brian Battersby
BMA521W
St Helens
BMA521W in 2018
16th February 2018
Jeff Tattershall
ODL663R
Billingham
ODL663R in 2018
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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