Illustrated History for LFS288F

Chassis: VRTLL-109 Body: ECW Engine: Gardner 6LX Configuration: H47/36F, O47/35F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 5/2021

Last updated : June 1st 2021 (brought up-to-date)

8/2006 - current Rod Wallace, Edinburgh (for further preservation)
11/2001 - 8/2006 Mark Telfer, Oldham (for preservation)
7/1992 - 11/2001 Viking Tours, York. Converted to Gardner 6LXB engine and fitted with a high speed rear axle allowing 60mph cruising. Withdrawn 7/2000
6/1992 - 7/1992 Stevenson & Spalding (Shoreline Suncruisers), Scarborough
4/1992 - 6/1992 Holmes & Alsop, Scarborough
5/1991 - 4/1992 Townsend & Scott (Carlton Coachways), Scarborough
6/1990 - 5/1991 Norths, Sherburn-in-Elmet (dealer)
1/1987 - 6/1990 Berks Bucks Bus Company Ltd. (The Bee Line) 895. Renumbered 501, 10/87
1/1986 - 1/1987 Alder Valley North Ltd. 895
?/1980 - 1/1986 Thames Valley & Aldershot District Omnibus Company Ltd. (Alder Valley) 895. Converted to O47/35F, ?/83
3/1973 - ?/1980 Southdown Motor Services Ltd. 549. Exchanged with Eastern Scottish for KPM89E. Altered to H43/31F before entering service
1/1973 - 3/1973 United Counties Omnibus Company Ltd.  Replacement Lodekka LRP736E was delivered to Edinburgh but returned due to its Bristol engine. United Counties was subsequently excluded from the NBC/SBG exchange scheme. Not used in service
12/1968 - 1/1973 Eastern Scottish Omnibuses Ltd. AA288

LFS288F in 2002

Photo : Gerry Cushley

LFS288F on entry to preservation

Photo : Roland Williams

LFS288F in amended Viking Tour livery #2

Photo : Alistair Friar

LFS288F in Viking Tour livery #2

Photo : Dave Longbottom

LFS288F in Viking Tour livery #1

Photo : Peter Horrex Collection

LFS288F with Shoreline Suncruisers

Photo : Daniel Hill Photography

LFS288F in Bee Line livery

Photo : Busspotter

LFS288F in NBC venetian blind livery

Photo : Busspotter

LFS288F in NBC red livery with Alder Valley fleetnames

Photo : Mark Telfer

LFS288F in NBC green livery with Southdown fleetnames

Photo : Chris Stewart

LFS288F at United Counties in 1973

Photo : Mike Penn

LFS288F in Eastern Scottish livery

Photo : Alan O Watkins

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