Illustrated History for VDV138S


Chassis: VRT/SL3/1027 Body: ECW 22431 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: CO43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 10/2016

Last updated : October 30th 2016 (brought up-to-date)

10/2016 - current
Rob Sly, Tewkesbury (for preservation)
9/2013 - 10/2016
River Link, Dartmouth. Fitted with the refurbished engine from UWV604S. To service, 7/2015
10/1994 - 9/2013 East Yorkshire Motor Services Ltd. (Primrose Valley) 638. (Scarborough & District) and to overall livery for Millenium Museum with burgundy front, 4/1997. Renumbered 838, 7/1998. Named "Wendy", by 5/2005. Repainted cream with maroon band, 8/2007. Repainted in "sunburst" cream and burgundy livery, 7/2012
1/1992 - 10/1994 Primrose Valley Coaches Ltd. 638. To service, 3/1992
1/1983 - 1/1992 Devon General Ltd. 938. Unibus advert for "Freedom Tickets", by 7/1983. Maroon and cream livery, 3/1986. Renamed "Illustrious", c6/87. Devon General dark red and cream livery, 5/1989. Withdrawn 8/1991
11/1977 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 938. Named "Warspite"
  Allocation History:
11/1977 : To service at Torquay
8/1984 : Exmouth
9/1984 : Torquay
10/1987 : Exeter
11/1987 : Newton Abbot
c4/1988 : Exeter
6/1988 : Newton Abbot
9/1988 : Exeter
6/1989 : Newton Abbot
11/1989 : Exeter
5/1990 : Newton Abbot
11/1990 : Hired to Thames Transit for Oxford Park & Ride
5/1991 : Exeter
8/1991 : Withdrawn

Photo : Lee Greenall

Photo : Rich Grantham

Photo : Dave Longbottom

Photo : Dave Longbottom

Photo : Steve White

Photo : Kelvin Amos

VDV138S in 1983
Photo : Graham Bailey








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