Illustrated History for VDV137S


Chassis: VRT/SL3/1026 Body: ECW 22430 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: CO43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 4/2016

Last updated : April 15th 2016 (brought up-to-date)

2/2005 - current Westcountry Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust (for preservation). Restored in original Devon General livery, c8/2005
7/2003 - 2/2005 First Somerset & Avon Buses Ltd. 8606. Renumbered 39937, 1/2004
3/1999 - 7/2003 First Bristol Buses Ltd. (Guide Friday) 8606. Open-top, summer 1999. Roof refitted and back in normal service, 9/99. Roof refitted again and in normal service, 11/2000. Repainted in latest Guide Friday livery, 2/2001. Roof refitted, c10/2001. Roof refitted, 10/2002. Open-top and repainted in Bath Tour livery, 5/2003. Roof (still in Guide Friday colours) refitted, 10/2003
1/1996 - 3/1999 Bristol Omnibus Company Ltd. (Guide Friday) 8606. Top refitted and used in normal service, 2/1999
3/1990 - 1/1996 Badgerline Ltd. 8606
1/1983 - 3/1990 Western National Ltd. 937
11/1977 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 937
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   






Photo : Derrick Cuff

Roof refitted at Westpoint Rally, September 2006

Photo : Ian Kirby

Restored to original Devon General livery, August 2005

Photo : James Pratt

Stripped for repainting, April 2005

Photo : Jevon Smith

May 2003

Photo : Allan Macfarlane

Carrying roof still in Guide Friday livery

Photo : Terry Partridge

September 2002

Photo : BVRES Collection

Photo : Steve Clements

March 1999

Photo : Dave Beardmore

May 1997

Photo : Steve Clements

Photo : Rob Sly

Photo : Kelvin Amos

Newquay, July 1986

Photo : Terry Partridge

Photo : Peter Relf

Newquay, July 1985


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