Illustrated History for LFJ873W

Chassis: VRT/SL3/2802 Body: ECW 24492 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 4/2024

Last updated : April 21st 2024 (brought up-to-date)

11/2009 - current Cornwall Bus Preservation Group (for further preservation)
?/2007 - 11/2009 Western National Preservation Group, Plymouth (for preservation)
2/2004 - ?/2007 First Devon & Cornwall Ltd. 38873. Fully renovated and repainted in Barbie 3 livery, 7/2006. Allocated to special events only, 12/2006
3/1999 - 2/2004 First Western National Buses Ltd. 1226. Renumbered 38873, 1/2004
1/1983 - 3/1999 Western National Ltd. 1226. Refurbished, by 9/1995
3/1981 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 1226

LFJ873W in 2022
Photo : Keith Valla
LFJ873W in First Western National livery

Photo : Graeme Selway

Rear view of LFJ873W in First Western National livery

Photo : Rob Sly

LFJ873W in Wetern National "badgers and flags" livery

Photo : BVRES Collection


LFJ873W in interim Western National livery

Photo : Nick Darsley

LFJ873W in Western National "Bird's Eye" livery
Photo : Graham Bailey
LFJ873W in NBC green livery with Cornwall Busways fleetnames

Photo : Kelvin Amos

   If you can correct or enhance the history of the vehicle or claim copyright on an unclaimed photo on this page please email and I will be only too happy to incorporate your comments.  

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