Illustrated History for UFX855S

Reregistered 473CDL, VDL613S, XDL872, VDL613S


Chassis: VRT/SL3/932 Body: ECW 22388 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: CO43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 2/2019

Last updated : February 4th 2019 (brought up-to-date)

by 12/2018 - current
Dan Shears, Winkleigh (for further preservation). Fitted with the engine and transmission from JWV251W, 2/2019
10/2016 - ?/2018
Unknown owner in Gloucestershire (for preservation)
3/2014 - 10/2016
Crosville Motor Services, Weston-super-Mare. Fleet livery, 5/2014
by 4/2011 - 3/2014 Hodgson (Lakeland Voyager), Appleby-in-Westmorland. Painted in red NBC livery, by 4/2011
9/2008 - ?/20?? Unknown owner at Acomb Colliery
3/2007 - 9/2008 Quantock Motor Services, Bishops Lydeard. Not used in service
1/2000 - 3/2007 Southern Vectis Omnibus Company Ltd. 503. Apple green and cream livery, 4/2000. Reroofed and stored, 9/2000. Reregistered XDL872, 10/2000. Top fitted and used a spare bus, 11/2000. Roof removed, 3/2001. Sandown Bay Tour livery, 4/2003. Reregistered VDL613S, 10/2006
5/1998 - 1/2000 Traditional Bus Company, Sandown, Isle of Wight 3
4/1979 - 5/1998 Southern Vectis Omnibus Company Ltd. 705. Renumbered 503, ?/198?. Reregistered 473CDL, 4/1991. Reregistered VDL613S, 12/1991. Withdrawn 4/1998
11/1977 - 4/1979 Hants & Dorset Motor Services Ltd. 3374
















UFX855S in 2014
Photo : Jon Pratt
UFX855S with Lakeland Voyager

Photo : Adrian Brown

UFX855S in Sandown Bay Tour livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

UFX855S in 2000

Photo : BVRES Collection

UFX855S in 1998

Photo : Steve Annells

UFX855S in 1997

Photo : Steve Clements

UFX855S closed top in Big Dipper livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

UFX855S open-top in Big Dipper livery

Photo : Ken Lansdowne

UFX855S in allover advertising livery for Radio Victory

Photo : Busspotter

UFX855S in NBC green and white dual-purpose livery

Photo : Mark Pitman



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