Bristol Commercial Vehicles Enthusiasts

VRs in the U.S.A.

Last Updated : November 9th 2017 (WRC831S updated)

The VRs shown on this page were in the U.S.A. on the above date. The liveries depicted are the last known to be carried by the individual vehicles. If you know that the livery or location has now changed I would appreciate receiving an email or, better still, a photo which I will add to this page and credit to you. Remember - the site is only as good as the information I receive. Other U.S.A. operators can be found on the Operator Cross-Reference page.

The following operators have their own pages:

Cheyenne Bus Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Miami Double Deck Tours of Miami, Florida
Starline Tours of Los Angeles, California
J & M Tours of San Diego, California
Eurofilm of Los Angeles, California
The London Bus of Phoenix, Arizona
Chicago Double Decker of Chicago, Illinois
Classic Auto Limousine Service of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Red Bus Rental of Tarzana, California
Mambo Tours of Miami, Florida
Manhattan Double Deck Tours of New York
New York Double Decker Tours of New York
New York Apple Tours of New York
Gray Line of New York
Double Decker Bus (Murphy) of Denver, Colorado
Peter Pan Bus Lines of Springfield, Massachusetts
Double Deck Tours of Boston, Massachusetts
Big Bus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Double Decker Bus & Tours of Chula Vista, California
British Bus Company of San Diego, California
Vizit Tours of Los Angeles, California
CitySights LA of Los Angeles, California
Black Diamond Limousine Service, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The following VR was used on tours by Atlanta Royal Tours in Atlanta, Georgia from 2012 until 2014. It's current status is not known:

BFX568T
BFX568T in 2014

The following VR is in use with Junction Coffee in Oklahoma City as a mobile coffee outlet:

GLJ467N
GLJ46N in 2015

The following VR was spotted at the Indy Car Grand Prix at St Petersburg, Florida in March 2014:

PVO820R
PVO820R in Florida
Photo : Michael Scarfe

The following VR runs tours for Erin's Snug Irish Pub, Madison, Wisconsin:

EAP999V
EAP999V
Photo : Erin's Snug

The following VR was purchased by Julians Omnibus in Providence, Rhode Island in 2010 and converted to a mobile restaurant:

FWT956J

Photo : From the Internet

The following VR was purchased by Property Management Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah having been converted and operated as a party bus by Black Diamond of Oklahoma City:

OWE853R

Photo : Jace Chandler

The following VRs is owned by the Wobbly Bobby public house in Rapid City, South Dakota and is used on a tourist service in the city:

OTA284G

OTA284G in July 2014

Photo : Andrew Turnbull

The following VRs is a static exhibit at The Funk Yard, Uranus, Missouri:

LFS298F
LFS298F in 2016

Photo : The Funk Yard

The following VR is kept at a garage on Touhy Avenue, Skokie, Chicago. It was last reported in March 2012 and doesn't appear to have moved very far since arriving there in 2009:

LFS287F

Photo : Michelle Reitman

The following VR is owned by Java Dawg, Sarasota, Florida and is converted for use as a mobile coffee shop:
TFN988T

TFN988T in 2015

Photo : Java Dawg

The following VR is owned by The Irish Bus Company, Portland, Oregon:

BPT925S

Photo : Bob Martin

The following VR is with Ernie Mozell in Bad Axe, Michigan and carries London Transport roundels on Clynnog & Trefor livery:

XJJ664V

The following VR is with Danny Webb at Paranormal Concessions in Eaton Ohio. It was converted for use as the Menehune Tiki Bus food outlet, completed in 5/2016. Unfortunately it was involved in a bad accident in 8/2016 and was written off by the insurers in 1/2017:

STW26W
STW26W in 2016
Photo : Danny Webb

The following VR has been used at the summer Burning Man Festival in the Nevada Black Rock Desert in recent years. It broke down on the way to the 2009 Festival and its engine and transmission were sent to Star Line, Los Angeles for refurbishment. Any further sightings would be very much appreciated :

UNW928R

Photo : From the Internet

The following VR is with an unknown owner in Sarasota, Florida :

TFN988T

The following VR has been covered in pink fur carrying 300,000 LED lights by Shagadelica in California :

LAK938W

Photo : Shagadelica

The following VR was exported in 2003 and has been converted to a luxury party bus. It was for sale in Dothan, Alabama in January 2011 and was at The Hoosick Tavern in New York state by July 2017:

WRC831S

WRC831S in 2017

Photo : The Hoosick Tavern

The following VR is with San Francisco Sightseeing Deluxe, California:

KOO791V

KOO791V in San Francisco

Photo : From the Internet

The following VR is with City Sightseeing, San Francisco, California:

OCS584H

OCS584H in 2009

Photo : Bob Martin

The following VR is with James Tillapaugh, Chicago, Illinois. It has gone missing from a yard in North Carolina - please let me know if you hear anything about where it might be:

NCK980J

Photo : From the Internet

The following VR is with Party Buses, Denver, Colorado:

VVV962W

Photo : Kevin Nicol

The following VR is with Rev Oscar Ernand, Miami, Florida. It was for sale on eBay in July 2012:

DUP753S

Photo : Rev Oscar Ernand

The following VRs are with Charter Entertainment, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. URB161S was photographed in New York in August 2008 alongside XJJ660V and was subsequently for sale on eBay later that month. EAP989V was also reported in New York in 8/2008:

URB161S

Photo : Alex Hall

EAP989V XJJ660V

The following VR commenced a three-month tour of the US to promote Harry Potter in June 2007:

VDV110S

Photo : Kilted Librarian

The following VR is with the Double Decker Bus Company in Las Vegas:

CPT733S

Photo : From the Internet

The following VR is owned by McCloskey Mechanical Contractors of Lindenwold, New Jersey and is to be converted for use as a pre-game party bus for Lindenwold baseball team. It was noted at the premises of Philadelphia Trolley Works in Philadelphia undergoing maintenance in August 2012:

UWV618S

Photo : From the Internet

The following VRs are owned by F.A.D.D.S. Party Bus in Mount Juliet, Nashville, Tennessee:

FDV779V

Photo : F.A.D.D.S.

RWT546R

Photo : F.A.D.D.S.

Withdrawn 9/2013. Used for spares

The following VR was owned by Villani Bus Company, Linden, New Jersey and was still there in 2005, but had gone from their yard soon after:

PWR444W

Photo : Alex Hall

The following VR is owned by Ragin' Uptown Party in Charlotte, North Carolina:

GGM86W

Photo : Bob Martin

The following VR is owned by an unknown owner in Covington, Cincinatti, Ohio and is now derelict:

XJJ650V

Photo : David Stenger

The following VR was being used as a shuttle bus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2/2004. However, it broke down later in 2004 and was impounded by the towing company who then advertised it for sale on eBay, 12/2004:

FDV836V

Photo : Alex Hall

The following VRs are with Gateway Tours, Miami, Florida:

XNV886S

Photo : Alex Hall

XNW869S

Photo : Alex Hall

The following VR is with an unknown owner in Brighton, Utah when photographed in several feet of snow (!):

XWU337S

Photo : From the Internet

The following VR was with an unknown owner in Denver, Colorado in July 2005:

DUP748S

Photo : From the Internet

The following VR is owned by Wesco Rental Businesses, Torrance, California:

RYG392R

Photo : Gil Davis

These former Standerwick VRL coaches plus a standard bus-configured VRT were last known to be with Chicago Motor Coach. They are presumed now scrapped unless you know better:

LRN51J OCK68K PRN73K RRP750G

More former Standerwick coaches, these have been sitting derelict with Rochester Coach Lines in Minnesota for many years, having been owned by them since at least 1981:

LRN53J

Photo : Bob Morroll

LRN57J

Photo : Carl Liebig

The following was in a dealer's yard near Murrieta in California in 1997 having previously been with Porters of Passadena:

NGM159G

The following was exported from the UK to Florida in July 2001 but was impounded on arrival for having broken age restrictions. It was subsequently reported as derelict in a field outside Charlotte, North Carolina with no windows or wheels in November 2009 still in MASS livery. It was still there in January 2015:

FTU390T
FTU390T in 2015
Photo : Craigslist

The following are known to have been exported to the U.S.A., but no details of their whereabouts have ever been established:

RPR717R VOD595S

This VR is with Chicago Bus, Illinois:

536 : GRP787L

This VR is with an unknown owner behind a barbers shop in McCordsville, Indiana:

FDV810V

Photo : Tim Biddle

This VR is with Grayline, Chicago, Illinois and is in derelict condition. It was for sale on eBay in January 2004:

TWR464W

Photo : eBay


This VRs were with Gray Line Tours, Boston, Massachusetts (location now unknown):

ORC257N URB829S

This VR was with Manhattan Double Decker Tours, New York, in 6/1994, but not recorded since and is presumed scrapped:

HDL408N

This VR is in Houston, Texas with Tyler Horne who in September 2009 was attempting to get it back running again. By July 2016 it had been moved inside and had received a repaint into allover red.:

HUD474S

HUD474S in 2016

Photo : Steve Kendrick

This VR was exported from the UK in 1999 and was used in Philadelphia by Thomas Jefferson University as The Asthma Bus. Sadly the funding finished c2006 and the bus was scrapped:

WTH952T

Photo : Thomas Jefferson University

This VR is in Orlando, Florida, and was used by Sky Shuttle to transport tourists to and from Disneyworld. It was sold (destination unknown) by 10/2003:

DWY145T

Photo : Robert Togni

This VR was operated by Greater Laconia Transit Agency and is converted to offside central entrance/exit. It passed to Westpointe Retirement Community, Pensacola, Florida in July 2002 and was photographed there by Bob Martin in 2004. It was still present in April 2008:

DWF189V

Photo : From the Internet

These VRs are with Jeff Goldberg, Baton Rouge, Louisiana for use in Mardi Gras parades:

PJJ21S

Photo : eBay

TFN988T

Photo : eBay

Sold to an unknown owner in Sarasota, Florida, c11/2008

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