ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - BRISTOL VR DRIVER TRAINERS

Last Updated : March 22nd 2017 (under construction)

This page lists Bristol VRs acquired solely for use as driver trainers including links to all photos currently in the BVRES Collection showing the liveries carried by individual vehicles. If you have any further information or photos I would be delighted to hear from you at rob@robsly.com 

Owner Fleetnumber

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold Notes
Alder Valley 72 OCS597H VRTSL/324 Not known (Alder Valley 889) 3/1988 (Bee Line 573)
Alder Valley
73
OCS595H
VRTSL/312
Not known (Alder Valley 887) Not known (SCRAPPED)

Alder Valley
91
LFS284F
VRTLL/105
Not known (Alder Valley 893)
1/1986 (Alder Valley South DT91)

Alder Valley 94 OCS598H VRTSL/325 Not known (Alder Valley 890) Not known (Bee Line)
Alder Valley
DT91
LFS284F
VRTLL/105
1/1986 (Alder Valley 91)
11/1987 (SCRAPPED)

Arriva Durham County 95 UGR698R VRT/SL3/584 4/1998 (United Auto 95) 8/1999 (Preserved)
Arriva Yorkshire
993
TWR463W
VRT/SL3/2910
4/1998 (West Riding 993)
10/1998 (SCRAPPED)

Bee Line 573 OCS597H VRTSL/324 3/1988 (Alder Valley DT92) 3/1988 (SCRAPPED) Destroyed in a depot fire at Newbury, 20/3/1988
Bee Line
OCS598H VRTSL/325 Not known (Alder Valley DT94) 9/1988 (SCRAPPED)
Bee Line 581 PKE802M VRT/SL2/647 ?/1988 (Maidstone & District 5802) 6/1992 (Irvine of Law)
Bee Line 582 RKO814M VRT/SL2/749 ?/1988 (Maidstone & District 5814) 11/1992 (Stephenson of Rochford)
Bender, Laindon
OCD763G VRTSL/102 Not known (Southdown 2093) Not known (S & M of Hadleigh)
Brewer
38
LJN648P
VRT/SL3/179
7/1993 (Brewer 938)
1/1997 (Skillplace, Port Talbot)

Bristol Omnibus
W3
EHU362K
VRT/SL2/253
9/1985 (Bristol Omnibus C5003)
10/1990 (SCRAPPED)

Cheltenham & Gloucester DT1 GUA384N VRT/SL2/845 7/1990 (Cheltenham & Gloucester 5612) ?/1992 (SCRAPPED)
City of Cardiff
91
PKG591M
VRT/SL2/644
Not known (City of Cardiff 591)
7/1991 (SCRAPPED)

City of Cardiff
92
PKG592M
VRT/SL2/653
Not known (City of Cardiff 592)
7/1990 (SCRAPPED)

City of Cardiff
93
PKG593M
VRT/SL2/658
Not known (City of Cardiff 593)
7/1990 (SCRAPPED)

City of Oxford 401 OFC901H VRT/SL2/101 6/1991 (City of Oxford 301) 7/1994 (SCRAPPED)
Cowie, N16

NOB416M
VRT/SL2/705
10/1988 (South Wales 53)
4/1990 (Heaps of Enfield)

Cumberland
271
HHH271N
VRT/SL2/990
Not known (Cumberland 400)
2/1994 (SCRAPPED)

East Midlands
DT1
PRR114L
VRT/SL2/429
3/1985 (East Midlands 114)
7/1990 (SCRAPPED)

East Midlands
DT2
PRR117L
VRT/SL2/432
?/1986 (East Midlands 117) 1/1993 (SCRAPPED)

Eastern Counties
X65
NAG585G
VRTSL/220
6/1981 (Eastern Counties VR330)
6/1985 (Non-PCV)

Eastern National 9000 CPU979G VRTSL/101 6/1986 (Eastern National 3000) 2/1991 (Preserved)
Eastern National 9001 CPU980G VRTSL/131 ?/1986 (Eastern National 3001) Not known (SCRAPPED)
Eastern National 9002 CPU981G VRTSL/132 9/1986 (Eastern National 3002) Not known (SCRAPPED)
Eastern National 9003 CPU982G VRTSL/133 6/1986 (Eastern National 3003) ?/1990 (SCRAPPED)
Eastern National 9004 CPU983G VRTSL/134 12/1986 (Eastern National 3004) Not known (SCRAPPED)
Eastern National 9005 OWC295K VRT/SL2/222 Not known (Eastern National 3022) 7/1990 (Thamesway 9005)
Eastern National 9006 LJN650P VRT/SL3/181 12/1990 (Eastern National 3055) 6/1994 (SCRAPPED)
Eastern National 9016 LFS282F VRTLL/103 10/1980 (Southdown 542) 5/1986 (SCRAPPED)
Eastern National 9017 LFS289F VRTLL/110 10/1980 (Southdown 543) 6/1982 (Top Deck Travel of Horsell Common)
Eastern National 9018 LFS297F VRTLL/118 10/1980 (Southdown 545) 5/1986 (SCRAPPED)
Eastern National 9019 LFS298F VRTLL/119 10/1980 (Southdown 546) 6/1982 (Exported)
Eastern National 9020 LFS299F VRTLL/120 10/1980 (Southdown 547) 3/1984 (Top Deck Travel of Horsell Common)
Eastern National 9021 LFS300F VRTLL/121 10/1980 (Southdown 548) 12/1987 (Non-PCV)
First Cymru
38
LJN648P
VRT/SL3/179
3/1999 (South Wales 38)
?/2001 (SCRAPPED)

First Devon & Cornwall
38895
UAR595W
VRT/SL3/3003
2/2004 (First Western National 1239) 5/2006 (SCRAPPED)

First Devon & Cornwall
38668
URF668S
VRT/SL3/1104 2/2004 (First Western National 1259)
5/2006 (SCRAPPED)

First P.M.T.
90005
WTU472W
VRT/SL3/2699
8/2001 (P.M.T. 611)
7/2002 (SCRAPPED)

First Western National
1239
UAR595W
VRT/SL3/3003
7/2002 (First Western National 1239) 2/2004 (First Devon & Cornwall 38895)

First Western National
1259
URF668S VRT/SL3/1104
7/2002 (First Western National 1259)
2/2004 (First Devon & Cornwall 38668)

London & Country
4307
WTU473W
VRT/SL3/2700
5/1997 (Southend 307)
1/1998 (Jones of Clydach)

London & Country
TWR465W
VRT/SL3/2912
?/1997 (West Riding 992)
?/1997 (Smith of Carlton)

Northern General
T507
RCN167N
VRT/SL2/806
Not known (Northern General 167)
5/1995 (SCRAPPED)

Northern General
T508
HUP441N
VRT/SL3/102
Not known (Northern General 3239) 6/1995 (SCRAPPED)

P.M.T.
TVG605
OEH605M
VRT/SL2/692
?/1993 (P.M.T. 605)
7/1996 (SCRAPPED)

P.M.T.
611
WTU472W
VRT/SL3/2699
?/1998 (P.M.T. DVG611)
8/2001 (First P.M.T. 611)

Skillplace, Port Talbot

LJN648P
VRT/SL3/179
1/1997 (Brewer 38)
4/1997 (South Wales 38)

South Wales
38
LJN648P
VRT/SL3/179
4/1997 (Skillplace, Port Talbot)
3/1999 (First Cymru 38)

South Wales
53
NOB416M
VRT/SL2/705
?/1982 (West Midlands 4416)
10/1988 (Cowie N16)

South Wales
54
OCY908R
VRT/SL3/616
Not known (South Wales 908)
10/1993 (SCRAPPED)

South Wales 58 NOB415M VRT/SL2/704 ?/1982 (West Midlands 4415) Not known (SCRAPPED)
Thamesway 9005 OWC295K VRT/SL2/222 7/1990 (Eastern National 9005) ?/1994 (SCRAPPED)
Trent

DRB307H
VRTSL/270
Not known (Trent 757)
4/1991 (Scarborough & District 637)

Trent
T2
RCH626L
VRT/SL2/411
Not known (Trent 764) 6/1989 (SCRAPPED)

Trent T6 RRC762L VRT/SL2/355 6/1989 (Trent 762) 1/1993 (SCRAPPED)
United Auto 95 UGR698R VRT/SL3/584 12/1992 (Tees & District 698) 4/1998 (Arriva Durham County 95)
West Riding 17 HHL738L VRT/SL2/451 Not known (West Riding 807) 9/1990 (SCRAPPED)
West Riding 18 GHL193L VRT/SL2/342 Not known (West Riding 802) 8/1990 (SCRAPPED)
West Riding
992
TWR465W
VRT/SL3/2912
Not known (West Riding 915) ?/1997 (London & Country)

West Riding 993 TWR463W VRT/SL3/2910 Not known (West Riding 913) 4/1998 (Arriva Yorkshire 993)
Yorkshire Traction T2 FHE800L VRT/SL2/365 ?/1983 (Yorkshire Traction 800) Not known (Non-PCV)
Yorkshire Traction T2 HWE826N VRT/SL2/966 3/1990 (Yorkshire Traction 826) 1/1992 (Barnsley & District 826)

Photo Archive

CPU979G

Photo : Ian Hardie

CPU980G

Photo : Bill Cansick

LJN650P

Photo : Bill Cansick

HHL738L

Photo : H John Black

GHL193L

Photo : Mark Harrington

NOB415M

Photo : Cliff Essex

HWE826N

Photo : Tony Behan



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