Illustrated History for VPW85S


Chassis: VRT/SL3/563 Body: ECW Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 12/2018

Last updated : December 20th 2018 (brought up-to-date)

12/2018 - current
VR190 Preservation Group, Norwich (for further preservation)
8/2004 - 12/2018 Julian Patterson, Kings Lynn (for preservation)
by 9/2003 - 8/2004 Sleafordian, Sleaford
3/1997 - ?/2003 Wing, Sleaford 102
2/1997 - 3/1997 PVS, Carlton (dealer)
9/1989 - 2/1997 Viscount Bus & Coach Company Ltd. B43. Renumbered 714, 2/1996. Withdrawn 12/1996
9/1984 - 9/1989 Cambus Ltd. 714
11/1976 - 9/1984 Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. VR190. Ordered by Waveney District Council before takeover by Eastern Counties. Intended to have been registered RPW190R but retained by Bristol Commercial Vehicles for roller brake testing. Returned to ECW for reversion to as-new condition, 8/1977. First registered for use, 9/1977
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
VPW85S restored in NBC red livery

Photo : Julian Patterson

VPW85S with Sleafordian

Photo : Rob Bennett

VPW85S with Sleafordian - rear view

Photo : Rob Bennett

VPW85S with Viscount Buses

Photo : BVRES Collection

VPW85S in later Cambus livery

Photo : Julian Patterson

VPW85S in light blue Cambus livery

Photo : Maurice Doggett

VPW85S in NBC red livery with Cambus fleetnames

Photo : Maurice Doggett

VPW85S in NBC red livery with Eastern Counties fleetnames

Photo : Julian Patterson Collection

 

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