Illustrated History for VDV144S

Chassis: VRT/SL3/1177 Body: ECW 22437 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: CO43/31F
Status: Scrapped     Last Reported: 3/2001

Last updated : July 10th 2021 (brought up-to-date)

c6/2001 ?, ? (dealer for scrap)
3/1999 - ?/2001 First Western National Buses Ltd. 944. Renumbered 1006, 6/1999. "Blacked" by drivers from closed-top operation due to bad leaks and stored at Cambourne, by 1/2001. Withdrawn 3/2001. Used for spares, 4/2001
1/1983 - 3/1999 Western National Ltd. 944. Named "Vanguard"
3/1978 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 944

VDV144S in 1997

Photo : Ian Kirby

VDV144S in Badgers & Flags livery with roof fitted

Photo : Kelvin Amos

VDV144S in interim Western National livery
Photo : The Steley Collection
VDV144S in interim Western National livery with roof fitted
Photo : Barney Staples
VDV144S in Western National Bird's Eye livery
Photo : David Ashworth
VDV144S in 1984
Photo : Kelvin Amos
VDV144S in Skyrider livery with roof on

Photo : Terry Partridge

VDV144S in Devon General NBC open-top livery
Photo : Steve Vallance

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