Illustrated History for VDV135S


Chassis: VRT/SL3/1024 Body: ECW 22428 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: CO43/31F
Status: Non-PCV     Last Reported: 5/2017

Last updated : June 24th 2021 (brought up-to-date)

c1/2015 - current The Drinks Bus, Leicester (mobile bar)
2/2007 - ?/201? DJ Catering, Leicester (non-PCV). Converted for use as a mobile bar
c10/2001 - 2/2007 Wheels Museum of Heritage Tranport, Nuneaton (preserved). Pseudo-Crosville black and white "open-top" livery, c10/2001. Black and red "Venetian blind" livery, ?/200?
8/2001 - ?/2001 Simon Munden, Bristol (dealer)
6/1992 - 8/2001 Bayline Ltd. 935. Stored at Sidmouth, by 11/1992. Roof stored in vandalised condition at Exmouth, by 11/1992. Reinstated, repainted in blue and cream livery and renamed "Ark Royal", 6/1993. Roof replaced, 11/1993. Loaned to Devon General, 18-20/5/1995. Reroofed, 9/1996. Allover advert for "Paignton Zoo" and "Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway", 2/1997. Allover advert for Newton Abbot Races, c?/1999. Roof refitted and used in normal service, by 11/2000
1/1983 - 6/1992 Devon General Ltd. 935. Loaned to Bristol Omnibus Company, 7/8/1983 to 10/9/1983 (in exchange for PHY 701S). Named "Exeter". Withdrawn 8/1991. Reinstated, 5/1992
11/1977 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 935




















VDV135S in 2015
Photo : Matt Edwards
VDV135S in 2008
Photo : Jem
VDV135S in 2004

Photo : Ben Morroll

VDV135S in 2001

Photo : Allan Macfarlane

VDV135S in 2000
Photo : Ian Kirby
VDV135S in Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

VDV135S in Stagecoach stripes with roof off

Photo : Terry Partridge

VDV135S in Stagecoach stripes with roof on

Photo : Kelvin Amos

VDV135S in Bayline livery with roof off

Photo : BVRES Collection

VDV135S in Bayline livery

Photo : Kelvin Amos

VDV135S in Devon General livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

VDV135S in NBC red and white livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

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