Illustrated History for VOD542K

Chassis: VRT/SL2/202 Body: ECW 18907 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LX Configuration: H39/31F
Status: Scrapped     Last Reported: 3/2011

Last updated : October 7th 2023 (brought up-to-date)

Graham Thorogood, Bournemouth (for preservation). Broken for spares for VOD550K, 3/2011
by 2/2001 - 10/2005 Stevenage Wheels Project, Stevenage (as a playbus). Fitted with recording studio and a kitchen upstairs, Internet consoles and computer games downstairs. Cab lined in green fur!
?/1990 - ?/???? Mid Herts Youth Bus, Potters Bar (non-PCV). Converted to a playbus, by 7/2000
10/1989 - ?/1990 Hertfordshire County Council (non-PCV)
7/1989 - 10/1989 Ensign, Purfleet (dealer). Loaned to Raff (Auto Reps), Gravesend, c9/1989
10/1986- 7/1989 Ribble Motor Services Ltd. 2039. Withdrawn 7/1989
?/198? - 10/1986 North Devon Ltd. 542
1/1983 - ?/198? Western National Ltd. 542
8/1971 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. (Devon General) 542
VOD542K in 2003

Photo : Dale Tringham

VOD542K cab view

Photo : Simon Stanley

VOD542K in NBC red in Ribble

Photo : Kelvin Amos

VOD542K in NBC green

Photo : BVRES Collection

VOD542K in NBC red livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

VOD542K in 1972
Photo : Andrew Harvey-Adams

If you can correct or enhance the history of the vehicle or claim copyright on an unclaimed photo on this page please email and I will be only too happy to incorporate your comments.  

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