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ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - SOUTHERN NATIONAL 

BRISTOL VR

Last Updated : March 7th 2016 (brought up-to-date)

This page lists Southern National Bristol VRs and Lodekkas 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
543 VOD543K VRT/SL2/203 1/1983 (Western National 543) 9/1989 (SCRAPPED)
549 VOD549K VRT/SL2/209 1/1983 (Western National 549) Not known (SCRAPPED)
551 ATA551L VRT/SL2/496 1/1983 (Western National 551) 4/1985 (Cheltenham & Gloucester 5618)
553 ATA553L VRT/SL2/510 1/1983 (Western National 553) 3/1985 (Cheltenham & Gloucester 5617)
555 ATA555L VRT/SL2/518 1/1983 (Western National 555) 4/2001 (First Southern National 555)
559 ATA559L VRT/SL2/536 1/1983 (Western National 559) 4/2001 (First Southern National 559) Converted to open-top, ?/1987
560 ATA560L VRT/SL2/537 1/1983 (Western National 560) 8/1989 (North Devon 560)
560 MBZ7140 (ex-OTO151R) VRT/SL3/422 9/1998 (Stephenson of Rochford) 4/2001 (First Southern National 560)
574 VOD594S VRT/SL3/1383 1/1983 (Western National 574) 4/2001 (First Southern National 574)
600 LWG843P VRT/SL3/340 1/1983 (Western National 600) ?/1992 (SCRAPPED) Operated by North Devon 600, 7/1989 to 6/1991
601 LWG844P VRT/SL3/341 1/1983 (Western National 601) 11/1999 (SCRAPPED)
602 LWG845P VRT/SL3/352 1/1983 (Western National 602) 7/1989 (North Devon 1057)
603 LWG846P VRT/SL3/353 1/1983 (Western National 603) 1/2000 (SCRAPPED)
604 LWG847P VRT/SL3/354 1/1983 (Western National 604) 4/2000 (Exported)
605 OWE848R VRT/SL3/539 1/1983 (Western National 605) 11/2000 (SCRAPPED)
606 OWE849R VRT/SL3/540 1/1983 (Western National 606) 5/1998 (SCRAPPED)
607 OWE850R VRT/SL3/541 1/1983 (Western National 607) Not known (SCRAPPED)
608 OWE851R VRT/SL3/542 1/1983 (Western National 608) 10/1999 (SCRAPPED)
609 OWE852R VRT/Sl3/543 1/1983 (Western National 609) 9/1993 (SCRAPPED)
934 VDV134S VRT/SL3/1023 1/1983 (Western National 934) 4/2001 (First Southern National 934)
942 VDV142S VRT/SL3/1175 1/1983 (Western National 942) 4/2001 (First Southern National 942)
1052 OTA286G VRTSL/118 1/1983 (Western National 1052) 8/1990 (SCRAPPED)
1053 OTA287G VRTSL/119 1/1983 (Western National 1053) ?/1983 (Western National 1053)
1054 OTA288G VRTSL/120 1/1983 (Western National 1054) 6/1990 (SCRAPPED)
1055 OTA289G VRTSL/121 1/1983 (Western National 1055) 12/1986 (SCRAPPED)
1066 ATA166L VRT/SL2/310 1/1983 (Western National 1066)   ?/1988 (SCRAPPED)
1072 BFJ172L VRT/SL2/477 1/1983 (Western National 1072) Not known (North Devon 1072)
1073 BFJ173L VRT/SL2/478 1/1983 (Western National 1073) 4/1991 (SCRAPPED)
1074 BFJ174L VRT/SL2/482 1/1983 (Western National 1074) 11/1995 (SCRAPPED)
1075 BFJ175L VRT/SL2/483 1/1983 (Western National 1075) 6/1997 (Preserved)
1083 LOD723P VRT/SL3/169 1/1983 (Western National 1083) 7/1993 (Milton Keynes Citybus 3723)
1084 LOD724P VRT/SL3/170 1/1983 (Western National 1084) 7/1993 (Milton Keynes Citybus 3724)
1085 LOD725P VRT/SL3/173 1/1983 (Western National 1085) 8/1993 (Milton Keynes Citybus 3725)
1087 LOD727P VRT/SL3/175 1/1983 (Western National 1087) ?/1988 (North Devon 1087)
1088 MOD88P VRT/SL3/308 1/1983 (Western National 1088) ?/1988 (North Devon 1088)
1089 MOD89P VRT/SL3/309 1/1983 (Western National 1089) ?/1988 (North Devon 1089)
1093 PTT93R VRT/SL3/390 1/1983 (Western National 1093) 9/1993 (SCRAPPED)
1094 PTT94R VRT/SL3/393 1/1983 (Western National 1094) Not known (North Devon 1094)
1097 PTT97R VRT/SL3/601 1/1983 (Western National 1097) 6/2001 (SCRAPPED)
1099 PTT99R VRT/SL3/655 1/1983 (Western National 1099) Not known (North Devon 1099)
1102 SFJ102R VRT/SL3/702 1/1983 (Western National 1102) 10/1992 (SCRAPPED)
1109 VDV109S VRT/SL3/1042 1/1983 (Western National 1109) 9/1993 (SCRAPPED) Operated by North Devon 1109, ?/1988 to 2/1992
1110 VDV110S VRT/SL3/1051 1/1983 (Western National 1110) 7/2000 (Exported)
1111 VDV111S VRT/Sl3/1052 1/1983 (Western National 1111) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1111)
1119 RTH926S VRT/SL3/1077 9/1997 (North Devon 1119) 4/1999 (North Devon 1119)
1121 BFX576T VRT/SL3/1798 9/1997 (Solent Blue Line 96) 2/2002 (SCRAPPED)
1222 VDV122S VRT/SL3/1224 1/1983 (Western National 1122) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1122)
1125 XDV605S VRT/SL3/1403 1/1983 (Western National 1125) 1/2001 (Exported)
1157 AFJ764T VRT/SL3/1974 1/1983 (Western National 1157) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1157)
1158 AFJ765T VRT/SL3/1975 1/1983 (Western National 1158) 11/2000 (SCRAPPED)
1159 AFJ766T VRT/SL3/1976 1/1983 (Western National 1159) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1159)
1160 AFJ767T VRT/SL3/1977 1/1983 (Western National 1160) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1160)
1161 AFJ768T VRT/SL3/1978 1/1983 (Western National 1161) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1161)
1162 AFJ769T VRT/SL3/2002 1/1983 (Western National 1162) 4/1990 (North Devon 1162)
1163 AFJ770T VRT/SL3/2003 1/1983 (Western National 1163) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1163)
1165 AFJ772T VRT/SL3/2005 1/1983 (Western National 1165) 9/1993 (SCRAPPED)
1166 AFJ773T VRT/SL3/2006 1/1983 (Western National 1166) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1166)
1167 FDV779V VRT/SL3/2037 1/1983 (Western National 1167) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1167)
1168 FDV780V VRT/SL3/2038 1/1983 (Western National 1168) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1168)
1169 FDV781V VRT/SL3/2039 1/1983 (Western National 1169) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1169)
1170 FDV782V VRT/SL3/2040 1/1983 (Western National 1170) 11/2000 (SCRAPPED)
1171 FDV783V VRT/SL3/2041 1/1983 (Western National 1171) ?/1990 (SCRAPPED)
1173 FDV785V VRT/SL3/2043 1/1983 (Western National 1173) 5/1990 (North Devon 1173)
1192 FDV836V VRT/SL3/2370 1/1983 (Western National 1192) 9/2000 (Exported)
1193 FDV837V VRT/SL3/2371 1/1983 (Western National 1193) 4/2001 (First Southern National 1193)
2075 BUO150B FLF6G 224105 1/1983 (Western National 2075) 9/1983 (Non-PCV)  

Bristol VR Photo Archive

VOD543K

Photo : Kelvin Amos

VOD549K

Photo : Terry Partridge

ATA551L
ATA553L ATA555L

Photos : Kelvin Amos, Ken Lansdowne

ATA559L

Photo : BVRES Collection

ATA560L

Photo : BVRES Collection

MBZ7140 (ex-OTO151R)

Photo : Terry Partridge

VOD594S

Photos : BVRES Collection

LWG843P

Photo : Kelvin Amos

LWG844P

Photos : Kelvin Amos, BVRES Collection

LWG845P

Photos : Kelvin Amos, Matthew Reynolds

LWG846P

Photo : BVRES Collection, Ken Lansdowne

LWG847P

Photos : BVRES Collection, Steve Clements

OWE848R

Photos : BVRES Collection, Dave Longbottom

OWE849R OWE850R

Photos : Kelvin Amos, Peter Relf

OWE851R

Photos : Richard Worrell, Dave Longbottom

OWE852R

Photo : BVRES Collection

VDV134S

Photos : Kelvin Amos, Dave Beardmore

VDV142S

Photo : Dave Longbottom

OTA286G OTA287G OTA288G

Photo : Peter Relf

OTA289G ATA166L BFJ172L

Photo : Busspotter

BFJ173L

Photo : Terry Partridge

BFJ174L

Photo : Nick Foster

BFJ175L

Photo : Dave Beardmore

LOD723P

Photo : Kelvin Amos, Ken Lansdowne

LOD724P

Photos : Kelvin Amos, Dave Beardmore

LOD725P

Photos : BVRES Collection, Kelvin Amos

LOD727P

Photo : John Law

MOD88P MOD89P
PTT93R

Photo : Photobus

PTT94R PTT97R


Photos : Take Two, Armstrong Galley, John Hammond

PTT99R

Photo : Robin Woodcock

SFJ102R VDV109S
VDV110S

Photos : Ken Lansdowne, John Hammond

VDV111S

Photo : BVRES Collection

RTH926S
BFX576T

Photo : Nick Fryer

VDV122S

Photos : Dave Godley, Paul Jones

XDV605S

Photo : John Hammond, Ken Lansdowne

AFJ764T

Photo : John Hammond

AFJ765T AFJ766T

Photo : Photobus

AFJ767T

Photo : Dave Longbottom

AFJ768T

Photo : Dave Longbottom

AFJ769T
AFJ770T

Photo : BVRES Collection

AFJ772T

Photo : Peter Relf

AFJ773T

Photos : Mark Pitman, Andrew Fear

FDV779V

Photos : Kelvin Amos, Ian Kirby

FDV780V

Photos : Andrew Fear, John Hammond

FDV781V

Photos : Alan O Watkins, Andrew Fear

FDV782V

Photo : Paul Forbes, John Hammond

FDV783V

Photo : Alan O Watkins

FDV785V

Photo : Robin Woodcock

FDV836V

Photos : Mark Pitman, BVRES Collection

FDV837V

Photos : Kelvin Amos, BVRES Collection

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