Illustrated History for FDV815V

Chassis: VRT/SL3/2184 Body: ECW 24143 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Scrapped     Last Reported: 9/2005

Last updated : December 17th 2022 (brought up-to-date)

8/2005 Hardwick, Carlton (dealer for scrap)
2/2004 - 8/2005 First Devon & Cornwall Ltd. 38815. Repaired and returned to service, 2/2004. Some problems experienced with the rear brakes but MoT'ed, 3/2004. Withdrawn 4/2005
3/1999 - 2/2004 First Western National Buses Ltd. 1183. Rear end partially submerged after having grounded on the Torpoint ferry, rupturing the compressed air system and locking the brakes on, 12/2003. Renumbered 38815, 1/2004
1/1983 - 3/1999 Western National Ltd. 1183. Modified for use on Torpoint ferry. Refurbished, 11/1996
4/1980 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 1183

FDV815V in 2004

Photo : Nick Rice

FDV815V in First Western National livery

Photo : Derrick Cuff

FDV815V in interim livery

Photo : Ian Hardie

FDV815V in Birds Eye livery

Photo : Kelvin Amos

FDV815V in Busways livery

Photo : Kelvin Amos

FDV815V in advertising livery for Castle Kitchens on Plymouth Citbus livery
Photo : David Letcher
FDV815V in Castle Kitchens advertising livery
Photo : Ken Baker
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