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ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - LUTON & DISTRICT 

BRISTOL VR 

Last Updated : March 20th 2017 (under construction)

This page lists Luton & District Bristol VRs 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

Fleetnumber

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Sold Notes
225 LFE25P VRT/SL3/202 8/1992 (Lincoln 25) 12/1993 (SCRAPPED)  
227 RFE27R VRT/SL3/463 8/1992 (Lincoln 27) 1/1994 (Non-PCV)

228 RFE28R VRT/SL3/464 8/1992 (Lincoln 28) 6/1993 (SCRAPPED)  
230 RFE30R VRT/SL3/466 8/1992 (Lincoln 30) 6/1993 (SCRAPPED)  
231 EFE31T VRT/SL3/1605 8/1992 (Lincoln 31) 6/1993 (SCRAPPED)  
VR710 GNG710N VRT/SL2/933 10/1991 (Cambus 624) 2/1993 (Bee Line 510)
VR711 RAH131M VRT/SL2/717 10/1991 (Cambus 620) 2/1993 (Bee Line 511)
VR712 GNG712N VRT/SL2/941 10/1991 (Cambus 626) 2/1993 (Bee Line 512)
VR713 RAH132M VRT/SL2/718 10/1991 (Cambus 622) 2/1993 (Bee Line 513)
VR714 KPW406L VRT/SL2/420 10/1991 (Cambus 617) 2/1993 (Bee Line 514)
VR715 SNG437M VRT/SL2/796 10/1991 (Cambus 623) 2/1993 (Bee Line 515)
VR716 GNG716N VRT/SL2/939 10/1991 (Cambus 627) 2/1993 (Bee Line 516)
VR717 FHE801L VRT/SL2/366 10/1991 (Cambus 633) 2/1993 (Bee Line 517)
VR718 LFE23P VRT/SL3/154 1/1992 (Lincoln 23) 9/1993 (SCRAPPED)  
VR719 RFE29R VRT/SL3/465 1/1992 (Lincoln 29) 5/1994 (SCRAPPED)  
VR720 EFE33T VRT/SL3/1607 1/1992 (Lincoln 33) 5/1994 (SCRAPPED)  
VR721 EFE34T VRT/SL3/1606 1/1992 (Lincoln 34) 5/1994 (SCRAPPED)  
VR722 OSR201R VRT/LL3/135 1/1992 (Lincoln 91) 11/1994 (SCRAPPED)  
VR723 LFE24P VRT/SL3/167 3/1992 (Lincoln 24) 10/1993 (SCRAPPED)  
VR724 RFE26R VRT/SL3/462 1/1992 (Lincoln 26) 7/1995 (SCRAPPED)  
VR725 OSR189R VRT/LL3/123 1/1992 (Lincoln 89) 5/1994 (SCRAPPED)  
VR726 OSR200R VRT/LL3/134 1/1992 (Lincoln 90) 5/1994 (SCRAPPED)  
VR727 OSR202R VRT/LL3/136 1/1992 (Lincoln 92) 11/1994 (SCRAPPED)  
VR728 OSR198R VRT/LL3/132 4/1992 (Lincoln 94) 5/1994 (SCRAPPED)  
752
RRP752G
VRTSL/137
1/1986 (United Counties 752)
1/1990 (SCRAPPED)

753
RRP753G
VRTSL/138
1/1986 (United Counties 753) 1/1990 (SCRAPPED)

756
UBD756H
VRTSL/268
1/1986 (United Counties 756) ?/1989 (Non-PCV)

764 WBD764H VRT/SL2/128 1/1986 (United Counties 764) ?/1989 (Moffat & Williamson of Gauldry)  
769
XBD769H
VRT/SL2/158
1/1986 (United Counties 769) 4/1990 (Non-PCV)

774
ANV774J
VRT/SL2/199
1/1986 (United Counties 774) 2/1989 (SCRAPPED)

779
CBD779K
VRT/SL2/247
1/1986 (United Counties 779) 11/1997 (SCRAPPED)

780
CBD780K
VRT/SL2/248
1/1986 (United Counties 780) 2/1989 (SCRAPPED)

788
GRP788L
VRT/SL2/314
1/1986 (United Counties 788) 4/1990 (SCRAPPED)

795
JRP795L
VRT/SL2/468
1/1986 (United Counties 795) 5/1994 (SCRAPPED)

796
JRP796L
VRT/SL2/469
1/1986 (United Counties 796) 11/1996 (SCRAPPED)

797
JRP797L
VRT/SL2/470
1/1986 (United Counties 797) 3/1997 (SCRAPPED)

798
JRP798L
VRT/SL2/471
?/1986 (Milton Keynes Citybus 798)
11/1996 (SCRAPPED)
799
JRP799L
VRT/SL2/472 ?/1986 (Milton Keynes Citybus 799) 11/1996 (SCRAPPED)
802 PRP802M VRT/SL2/696 1/1986 (United Counties 802) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5011)  
803
PRP803M
VRT/SL2/697 1/1986 (United Counties 803) 12/1996 (SCRAPPED)
804
PRP804M
VRT/SL2/700 1/1986 (United Counties 804) 9/1996 (SCRAPPED)
805
PRP805M
VRT/SL2/701 1/1986 (United Counties 805) 5/1996 (SCRAPPED)
807
RNV807M
VRT/SL2/722
1/1986 (United Counties 807) 7/1995 (SCRAPPED)

812
RRP812M VRT/SL2/758
1/1986 (United Counties 812) 10/1995 (SCRAPPED)

813
RRP813M VRT/SL2/759 1/1986 (United Counties 813) 6/1994 (SCRAPPED)

814
RRP814M VRT/SL2/760 1/1986 (United Counties 814) 3/1992 (SCRAPPED)

815
RRP815M
VRT/SL2/763 1/1986 (United Counties 815) 9/1996 (SCRAPPED)

822
GNV331N VRT/SL2/877
1/1986 (United Counties 822) 8/1990 (SCRAPPED)

823
GNV332N VRT/SL2/878 1/1986 (United Counties 823) 7/1996 (SCRAPPED)

824
GNV333N VRT/SL2/879 1/1986 (United Counties 824) 8/1990 (SCRAPPED)

825
GNV334N
VRT/SL2/880 1/1986 (United Counties 825) ?/1997 (SCRAPPED)

833
HRP673N
VRT/SL2/980
1/1986 (United Counties 833) 11/1996 (SCRAPPED)

836 KKY836P VRT/SL3/213 ?/1986 (Lincolnshire 1703) 8/1993 (SCRAPPED)  
837 LBD837P VRT/SL3/143 1/1986 (United Counties 837) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5013)  
838 KKY838P VRT/SL3/215 ?/1986 (Lincolnshire 1704) 7/1990 (SCRAPPED)  
839
NNN147P
VRT/SL3/285
11/1986 (Lincolnshire 1701)
2/1989 (SCRAPPED)

840 KKY840P VRT/SL3/218 ?/1986 (Lincolnshire 1706) 2/1989 (SCRAPPED)  
841 KKY841P VRT/SL3/219 ?/1986 (Lincolnshire 1707) 5/1996 (SCRAPPED)  
842 LWG842P VRT/SL3/339 ?/1986 (Lincolnshire 1708) 2/1989 (Non-PCV)  
843
OTO152R
VRT/SL3/423
11/1986 (Lincolnshire 1710) 1/1992 (SCRAPPED)

844
OTO153R
VRT/SL3/424
11/1986 (Lincolnshire 1711) 10/1993 (SCRAPPED)

851 OVV851R VRT/SL3/416 1/1986 (United Counties 851) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5014)  
852 OVV852R VRT/SL3/417 1/1986 (United Counties 852) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5018)  
853 OVV853R VRT/SL3/418 1/1986 (United Counties 853) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5019)  
854
OVV854R
VRT/SL3/419
1/1986 (United Counties 854) 10/1995 (SCRAPPED)

855 OVV855R VRT/SL3/420 1/1986 (United Counties 855) 3/1998 (SCRAPPED) Renumbered 5020, 3/1997
864 TNH864R VRT/SL3/814 1/1986 (United Counties 864) 4/1996 (Exported)  
865 TNH865R VRT/SL3/815 1/1986 (United Counties 865) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5015)  
866
TNH866R
VRT/SL3/825 1/1986 (United Counties 866) 11/1996 (SCRAPPED)

867
TNH867R
VRT/SL3/826 1/1986 (United Counties 867) 9/1996 (SCRAPPED)

868
TNH868R VRT/SL3/827 1/1986 (United Counties 868) 10/1987 (SCRAPPED)
Destroyed by fire at Luton, 10/1987
869
TNH869R VRT/SL3/829 1/1986 (United Counties 869) 3/1993 (SCRAPPED)
Withdrawn with fire damage, 3/1993
874
WBD874S VRT/SL3/1002
1/1986 (United Counties 874) 3/1997 (SCRAPPED)

877
WBD877S
VRT/SL3/1005 1/1986 (United Counties 877) 3/1998 (SCRAPPED)

892
YVV892S
VRT/SL3/1366
1/1986 (United Counties 892) 9/1996 (SCRAPPED)

893 YVV893S VRT/SL3/1367 1/1986 (United Counties 893) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5022)  
894 YVV894S VRT/SL3/1375 1/1986 (United Counties 894) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5023)  
895
YVV895S
VRT/SL3/1376
1/1986 (United Counties 895) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5024)
897 CBD897T VRT/SL3/1524 1/1986 (United Counties 897) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5025)  
898
CBD898T
VRT/SL3/1525
1/1986 (United Counties 898) 11/1996 (SCRAPPED)

899 CBD899T VRT/SL3/1526 1/1986 (United Counties 899) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5026)  
904 CBD904T VRT/SL3/1533 1/1986 (United Counties 904) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5030)  
913
HBD913T
VRT/SL3/1948
1/1986 (United Counties 913) 12/1996 (SCRAPPED)

914
OCY914R
VRT/SL3/739
?/1987 (South Wales 914) 10/1994 (SCRAPPED)

916 OCY916R VRT/SL3/741 ?/1987 (South Wales 916) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5016)  
917 RTH917S VRT/SL3/942 ?/1987 (South Wales 917) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5017)  
918
HBD918T
VRT/SL3/1953
1/1986 (United Counties 918) 7/1997 (SCRAPPED)

925 ONH925V VRT/SL3/2355 1/1986 (United Counties 925) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5035)  
928 ONH928V VRT/SL3/2358 1/1986 (United Counties 928) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5028)  
929 ONH929V VRT/SL3/2359 1/1986 (United Counties 929) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5029)  
932
SNV932W
VRT/SL3/2464
1/1986 (United Counties 932) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5032)
933 SNV933W VRT/SL3/2465 1/1986 (United Counties 933) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5033)  
934 SNV934W VRT/SL3/2466 1/1986 (United Counties 934) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5034)  
938 SNV938W VRT/SL3/2470 1/1986 (United Counties 938) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5038)  
946 URP946W VRT/SL3/2749 1/1986 (United Counties 946) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5046)  
947
URP947W
VRT/SL3/2750
1/1986 (United Counties 947) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5047)
951 VVV951W VRT/SL3/2879 1/1986 (United Counties 951) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5051)  
955
VVV955W
VRT/SL3/2883
1/1986 (United Counties 955) 11/1997 (SCRAPPED)

956 VVV956W VRT/SL3/2884 1/1986 (United Counties 956) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5049)  
957
VVV957W
VRT/SL3/2892
1/1986 (United Counties 957) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5052)
960 VVV960W VRT/SL3/2895 1/1986 (United Counties 960) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5050)  
961
OUD483T
VRT/SL3/1545
10/1994 (Palmer of Dunstable) 3/1997 (SCRAPPED)

962 OUD484T VRT/SL3/1546 10/1994 (Palmer of Dunstable) 11/1996 (Exported)  
963
OUD485T
VRT/SL3/1547
10/1994 (Palmer of Dunstable) 3/1997 (SCRAPPED)

977 RMA431V VRT/SL3/2243 8/1995 (Crosville Wales DVL431) 10/1997 (SCRAPPED)  
978 UDM448V VRT/SL3/2413 8/1995 (Crosville Wales DVG448) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5036)  
979 WTU498W VRT/SL3/2827 8/1995 (Crosville Wales DVG498) 1/1996 (SCRAPPED)  
980 JMB408T VRT/SL3/1813 8/1995 (Crosville Wales DVL408) 1/1996 (SCRAPPED)  
5000 BKE847T VRT/SL3/1731 5/1997 (Maidstone & District 5847) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5000)  
5866 FKM866V VRT/SL3/1986 7/1997 (Maidstone & District 5866) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5866)  
5874
FKM874V
VRT/SL3/2130
7/1997 (Maidstone & District 5874) 4/1998 (Arriva The Shires 5874)

Photo Archive

LFE23P

Photo : Peter Horrex Collection

LFE24P

Photo : Dave Beardmore

RFE26R

Photo : Modelstone Bus Club

RFE27R

Photo : Mike Penn

RFE29R

Photo : Dave Beardmore

EFE33T

Photo : Mike Penn

EFE34T

Photo : Nick Doolan



OSR198R

Photo : Steve White

OSR200R

Photo : Dave Beardmore

OSR202R

Photo : Mike Penn

CBD899T

Photo : Rob Sly

OSR189R

Photo : BVRES Collection

OSR201R

Photo : BVRES Collection

VVV956W

Photo : Dave Beardmore



 

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