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ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - TOP DECK TRAVEL OF HORSELL 

Last Updated : June 15th 2017 (KNO949C and Rafferty updated)

This page lists all Bristol Lodekkas, VRs and REs operated by Top Deck Travel 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

Link : Trevor Carroll's Top Deck Blog (essential reading!)

HELP! There are a number of gaps in the data about the US-based Top Deck fleet. Several Lodekkas in this list are known to have been part of Top Deck America but their operational names are not known. If you have information or photos which can help match buses with names I would love to hear from you

Top Deck Name

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Withdrawn and Sold Photos
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Notes
Grunt YHT940 LD6B(G) 134191 1/1974 (Bristol Omnibus LC8447) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Top Deck Reunion

 
Snort WHY945 LD6G 120041 3/1976 (Cheltenham District 8565) ?/1990 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Frans Angevaare

 
Snot YHT933 LD6B(G) 134155 3/1976 (Bristol Omnibus LC8440) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Top Deck Reunion

 
Belch 822CHU LD6B(G) 150006 3/1976 (Bristol Omnibus LC8491) Not known (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Frans Angevaare, BVRES Collection

 
Boobs (later Hulk) YHT932 LD6B(G) 134154 ?/1976 (Bristol Omnibus LC8439) 2/1993 (Caravan)
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Photos : Frans Angevaare
 Damaged in a low bridge accident at Guildford in the early 1980s. Repaired and reinstated.
Slug YHT937 LD6B(G) 134182 ?/1976 (Bristol Omnibus LC8444) ?/1983 (SCRAPPED)
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Casper YHT953 LD6B(G) 134170 Not known (Bristol Omnibus L8452) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Top Deck Reunion, Frans Angevaare

Chassis damaged in an accident in India, ?/1989
Scrote YHT954 LD6B(G) 134171 Not known (Bristol Omnibus L8454) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Lew Cody, Frans Angevaare

 
Chunder UOD485 LD6B(G) 130129 6/1976 (Western National 1931) 11/1977 (SCRAPPED)
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Knackers (later Ginger) UOD484 LD6B(G) 130125 8/1976 (Western National 1930) 4/1990 (Exported)
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Photos : Frans Angevaare

 
Bollocks (later Rox) UOD503 LD6B(G) 130142 8/1976 (Western National 1920) ?/1993 (Leisurelink of Horley)
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Photos : Top Deck Reunion

 
Waftam 855CHU LD6G 138283 ?/1977 (Caravan) 11/1983 (Unknown in Pakistan)
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Photo : BVRES Collection

Detained by Pakistani customs at Quetta, 11/1983. Fate unknown
Ghona ATA103B RELH6G 212094 ?/1977 (Western National 2359) ?/1979 (SCRAPPED)
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  OFU87 LD6G 120029 by 6/1977 (Lincolnshire 2337) Not known (SCRAPPED) Can you help with a photo?  
Golly DAL309C FLF6G 229139 11/1977 (East Midlands 454) 3/1990 (SCRAPPED)
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Written off in an accident, 3/1990
Rags RAG409 (ex-6EWO) FS6G 205014 2/1978 (Red & White L662) 3/1992 (Exported)
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Photos : Top Deck Reunion

 
Flaps RAG409 LD6G 177066 3/1978 (Western S.M.T. B1643) ?/1979 (SCRAPPED)
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Withdrawn following an accident, ?/1979
Rhea 866UAE RELH6G 212006 4/1978 (Western National 2309) 8/1979 (North Cornwall Cars of Langdon Cross)
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Crunch LDL735 LD6G 108027 5/1978 (Southern Vectis 536) 3/1985 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Top Deck Reunion, Ali MacGregor

Withdrawn following an accident in Yugoslavia, 3/1985
Befa LDL736 LD6G 108028 5/1978 (Southern Vectis 537) 4/1993 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Lew Cody, Frans Angevaare

Withdrawn following an accident in Iran, ?/1992
Plod LDL737 LD6G 108029 5/1978 (Southern Vectis 538) 12/1991 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Top Deck Reunion

 
Lemming PDL518 LD6G 138106 6/1978 (Southern Vectis 558) 2/1993 (Preserved)
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Tadpoles PDL519 LD6G 138108 9/1978 (Southern Vectis 559) Current (5/2015)
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Photos : Top Deck Reunion, Gav Rowney
Damaged in a rear end shunt in France in 1980. Repaired and reinstated. Retained for posterity. Kept at Isle of Wight Bus Museum until 2011 when used on a further journey to Kathmandu - left London on September 26th and arrived Kathmandu December 19th 2011. Shipped back to Italy, arrived 3/2012
Nero RAG393 FS6G 166052 ?/1978 (Western S.M.T. 1627) Not known (SCRAPPED)
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Boogie APB712A (ex-ODL11) LD6G 134001 3/1979 (Southern Vectis 551) ?/1993 (SCRAPPED)
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Slippers ODL12 LD6G 134002 3/1979 (Southern Vectis 552) 10/1992 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Top Deck Reunion, BVRES Collection

 
Dillon, Piddle, then Dinger PDL516 LD6G 138104 3/1979 (Southern Vectis 556) ?/1981 (SCRAPPED
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Photos : Coral Fletcher

Withdrawn following an accident, ?/1981
Snafu 550OHU FLF6G 210060 3/1980 (Dalehill Coaches of Scawsby) ?/1984 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Frans Angevaare

Link to YouTube video
Hannibal LDL733 LD6G 108025 11/1980 (Euroscan of London) 10/1991 (Caravan)
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Bloata DWU679B FS6B(G) 223068 Not known (West Yorkshire DX180) ?/1985 (SCRAPPED)
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Nafai 892VFM FSF6G 197026 2/1981 (Crosville DFG82) ?/1987 (Exported)
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Photo : Busspotter

 
Platt 4382LJ FS6G 178042 Not known (Hants & Dorset 1459) 4/1991 (Exported)
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Billy Dunk EMR297D FLF6G 231281 Not known (Hants & Dorset 216) ?/1984 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Frans Angevaare

 
Drab PDL517 LD6G 138105 ?/1980 (Non-PCV) 12/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Trevor Carroll

 
Willy/Finch 212NAE FLF6G 199006 6/1980 (West Riding 497) Not known (Exported)
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Photo : Mark Hodges

Used in the U.S.A.
Tut GAE881D FLF6G 231102 ?/1980 (West Riding 538) ?/1992 (SCRAPPED)
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Used in the U.S.A., ?/1980, returned date unknown
Taylor/Inter HHY183D FLF6G 231239 ?/1980 (West Riding 544) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : BVRES Collection

Used in the U.S.A., ?/1980 to ?/1986
Rafferty HHY184D FLF6G 231245 ?/1980 (West Riding 545) Not known (Exported)
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Photo : BVRES Collection

Used in the U.S.A.
Edgar EDV528D FLF6G 231309 2/1980 (Western National 2116) ?/1996 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Paul Harrison

 
  529OHU FLF6G 210015 11/1980 (Euroscan of London) Not known Can you help with a photo? Used in the U.S.A.
Flange JAE632D FLF6G 231321 ?/1980 (Euroscan of London) 3/1992 (SCRAPPED)
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Khyber HLJ222D FLF6G 231229 2/1981 (Hants & Dorset 1551) ?/1993 (SCRAPPED)
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Photos : Paul Harrison, Top Deck Reunion

 
Teki, then Five 1/8 VCS375 FLF6G 217044 5/1981 (Hulley of Baslow) 11/1995 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Paul Harrison

 
Freckle HPN79D FLF6G 231146 8/1981 (Alder Valley 679) 11/1996 (Preserved)
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Photos : Frans Angevaare, Rob Sly
 
Camel OGC165D (ex-JPM80D, RGT86V) FLF6G 231196 ?/1981 (Alder Valley 680) 4/1996 (Exported)
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Frogin JPM82D FLF6G 231198 ?/1981 (Alder Valley 682) 1/1993 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : From the Internet

Used in the U.S.A., returned date unknown
Gordon OPC48E (ex-KPM83E) FLF6G 236048 ?/1981 (Alder Valley 683) ?/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Lew Cody

 
Moose KPM84E FLF6G 236051 ?/1981 (Alder Valley 684) ?/1988 (Exported) Can you help with a photo? Used in Australia, ?/1982 to ?/1988
Gobey NGM161G VRTSL/206 ?/1981 (Alder Valley 884) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : BVRES Collection

 
FIIK NAG590G VRTSL/225 ?/1981 (Alder Valley 885) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED) Can you help with a photo?  
Costa OCS594H VRTSL/304 ?/1981 (Alder Valley 886) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Modelstone Bus Club

 
Rex OCS596H VRTSL/313 ?/1981 (Alder Valley 888) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : BVRES Collection

 
Hardy OCS599H VRTSL/326 ?/1981 (Alder Valley 891) ?/1988 (SCRAPPED)
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Rush STW763D FLF6G 231252 ?/1982 (Eastern National 2875) ?/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Dave Beardmore
 
Stew STW765D FLF6G 231254 6/1982 (Eastern National 2877) ?/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Paul Harrison

 
Laurel LFS285F VRTLL/106 Not known (Alder Valley 894) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Frans Angevaare

 
Stretch LFS289F VRTLL/110 6/1982 (Eastern National 9017) ?/1989 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Peter Relf

 
Edna LAH448E FLF6G 196001 7/1982 (Eastern Counties FLF348) 10/1992 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Frans Angevaare

 Used in the U.S.A., 7/1982 to 4/1986
Loft LWC665C FLF6G 229148 7/1982 (Eastern Counties FLF427) ?/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Lew Cody

 
Viking OVX297D FLF6G 231020 7/1982 (Non-PCV) ?/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Dave Beardmore

 
Wino WNO980F FLF6G 236202 ?/1982 (Eastern National 2892) 4/1990 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Frans Angevaare

Destroyed by fire, 4/1990
Da Bus WVX527F FLF6G 236210 ?/1983 (Eastern National 2900) ?/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : BVRES Collection

 
  FHY126D FLF6G 231070 3/1983 (Bristol 7256) Not known (Exported) Can you help with a photo? Used in the U.S.A.
  KNO949C FLF6G 224178 5/1983 (Eastern National 2940) ?/1985 (Exported) Can you help with a photo? Used in the U.S.A.
Acko WWC743F FLF6G 236239 ?/1983 (Eastern National 2913) ?/1997 (Exported)
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Photo : BVRES Collection

 
Flynn 813MHW FLF6G 181054 ?/1983 (West Riding 488) by 12/1991 (Exported)
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Used in the U.S.A.
Narelle MAH494E FLF6G 236135 ?/1984 (Kinsman of Bodmin) 12/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Paul Harrison

 
Pig Pen AUO519B FLF6G 224092 ?/1984 (Western National 2072) ?/1994 (Exported)
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Photo : Frans Angevaare
 
  BYG851H VRTSL/295 Not known (Metrobus of Orpington) 3/1987 (Exported) Can you help with a photo?  
Drought Breaker PBL60F FLF6G 236317 ?/1985 (Preserved) ?/1993 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Frans Angevaare

Damaged in an accident in Germany, ?/1993
Arfa THN258F FLF6G 236285 ?/1985 (Avro of Corringham) ?/1994 (Exported)
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Photo : BVRES Collection
 
Sixpence SHN253F FLF6G 236280 8/1985 (Avro of Corringham) 8/1988 (SCRAPPED)
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Photo : Frans Angevaare
 
Leylandi JMR818F FLF6L 236222 8/1985 (Not known) ?/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Dave Mant

 
Ben THN262F FLF6G 236289 11/1985 (Avro of Corringham) ?/1994 (SCRAPPED)
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Top Cat 90TVX FLF6G 169033 2/1986 (Non-PCV) 6/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Frans Angevaare

 
Crusader EGM276C FLF6G 231004 3/1986 (Non-PCV) ?/1996 (Exported)
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Trouble SHN255F FLF6G 236282 5/1986 (Avro of Corringham) 11/1995 (SCRAPPED)
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Gaswell SHN254F FLF6G 236281 7/1986 (Non-PCV) ?/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Rob Sly
 
  DHW983C FLF6G 229160 Not known (Non-PCV) ?/1988 (Exported) Can you help with a photo?  
Deep Purple FLJ155D FLF6G 231056 6/1989 (Non-PCV) ?/1997 (Exported)
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Photo : Paul Harrison

 
Phoenix KGH891A (ex-804SHW, ADE146A) FLF6G 210086 5/1990 (Silcox of Pembroke Dock) 12/1996 (Exported)
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Sniffer GSG208D FLF6G 231241 4/1991 (Non-PCV) 12/1996 (Exported)
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Photo : Stuart MacRae

 
  977WAE RELH6G 212086 5/1977 (Black Prince of Morley) 8/1979 (North Cornwall Cars of Langdon Cross) Can you help with a photo? Not used in service
  OCS600H VRTLL/327 ?/1981 (Alder Valley 892) Not known (SCRAPPED) Can you help with a photo? Acquired for spares
  LFS299F VRTLL/120 ?/1984 (Eastern National 9020) Not known (Caravan) Can you help with a photo? Not used in service
  RHN945F FLF6G 236272 12/1984 (Non-PCV) Not known (SCRAPPED) Can you help with a photo? Acquired for spares

 

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