Illustrated History for FWT956J

Chassis: VRT/SL2/162 Body: ECW Engine: Gardner 6LX Configuration: H39/31F, O39/31F
Status: Exported     Last Reported: 1/2015

Last updated : August 9th 2018 (brought up-to-date)

by 12/2010 - current Julians Omnibus, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Converted for use as a mobile restaurant, ?/2010
6/2003 - ?/2010 British Island Tours Inc, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. City Sightseeing livery, by 5/2004. Allover red livery, ?/2006
3/1990 - 6/2003 Guide Friday, Stratford 7. Used on the York Tour. Withdrawn 11/2000
11/1987 - 3/1990 York City & District Travel Ltd. 1956. Converted to O39/31F, ??/??
?/1970 - 11/1987 West Yorkshire Road Car Company Ltd. 1956

In 2010, it took on a new lease of life having been sold on eBay to a Rhode Island restaurant and converted for use as a mobile outlet

Photo : From the Internet

For the 2006 it received this allover red livery which is still carried as seen here in September 2009

Photo : eBay

Certainly the only flat-front VR to receive City Sightseeing livery, here we see FWT956J in Newfoundland in July 2005

Photo : From the Internet

Similar to the previous photo, but note how the top of the remaining roof section has been removed. This view was taken in 2000

Photo : Alistair Friar

In York in Guide Friday livery in 1997

Photo : Dave Longbottom

Original open-top condition in York

Photo : BVRES Collection

In York in 1985 while still in closed-top configuration

Photo : Mark Harrington


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