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Bristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline.

LFJ 873W | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38873 (ex 1226)

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LFJ 873W
Fleet No.: 
1226
Fleet No.: 
38873
1226/38873(LFJ 873W) at Brislington event at Bristol 2007

In November 2009, the CBPGCornwall Bus Preservation Society - formed by a group of bus and coach enthusiasts who are involved in maintaining, restoring and preserving a number of buses which saw operational service in Cornwall that have been bought, donated or even loaned to members of the group took over ownership of Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 38873(LFJ 873WNovember 2009, CBPG took over ownership of Bristol VR 38873(LFJ 873W) from Western National Preservation Group. Originally numbered 1226, she was the last new Bristol VR bought by Western National in 1981 LFJ 873W | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38873 (ex 1226)) from the Western National Preservation GroupWestern National Preservation Group Read more

AFJ 747T | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 1145

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AFJ 747T
Fleet No.: 
1145
Fleet No.: 
38747

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PTT 98R | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 1098

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PTT 98R
Fleet No.: 
1098
PTT98R Bristol VR Fleet Number 1098

Vehicle owned by Peter Dalley.

 

More history to follow soon.

1147 gets a little more work

Having a couple of spare hours this afternoon and needing to get out of the house, I finished off the replacement of 1147Bristol VR AFJ 749T 1147's top deck double seats. We've just got the 3 single seats and the front bench to do and it'll be complete!

1147 Top Deck 

CBPS vehicles 'on tour' at Kingsbridge 2011

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Ready for the Kingsbridge Running Day 2011
Picture Date: 
17 Sep 2011
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Our VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz 52529529 became 52529 in national numbering system, fitted with 27 seats and soon received her current livery; S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529 | CBPG(S529 RWP), Bristol VR 1003Bristol VR with fleet number 1003 (VDV 141S) is a 1978 convertible open topper, one of 11 delivered to Western National/Devon General between November 1977 and March 1978(VDV 141SBristol VR fleet number 1003 (VDV 141S) 1978 convertible open topper, one of 11 delivered to Western National/Devon General between November 1977 and March 1978; was originally numbered 941 and named 'Illustrious' VDV 141S | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 1003 (ex 941 'Illustrious') | CBPG) and Bristol LHBristol Commercial Vehicles Light Horizontal engined single-decker bus chassis LH at 30' (9.1m); nearly 2,000 were built between 1967 and 1982 716Bristol LH 6L with 45 seat ECW bodywork was one of 10 new medium sized buses delivered to Western National in the summer of 1968 MUO 328F | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 716 | CBPG(MUO 328FBristol LH 6L with 45 seat ECW bodywork was one of 10 new medium sized buses delivered to Western National in the summer of 1968 MUO 328F | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 716 | CBPG) at Tally Ho's yard on the Kingsbridge Running DayFree vintage bus services on coast and country routes in South Devon usually held in September 2011.

Bristol VR 1003(VDV 141S) at Kingsbridge 2010

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Picture Date: 
18 Sep 2010
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At Kingsbridge bus station having just returned from RAF Bolt Head on service 429

Bristol VR 1003(VDV 141S) at Kingsbridge 2010

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Picture Date: 
18 Sep 2010
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Lee turns into Kingsbridge bus station about to operate service 93 to Slapton

Bristol VR 1003 (VDV 141S) at home

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1003 (VDV 141S) at home
Picture Date: 
28 Aug 2010
Photographer: 
Lee Shephard

Picture taken by Lee Shephard

Bristol VR AFJ 749T at Camborne Depot

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AFJ 749T at Camborne Depot
Picture Date: 
02 Mar 2006

Looking in need of a repaint, AFJ 749TBristol VR AFJ 749T 1147 at Camborne depotUnion Street - First Devon & Cornwall Cornwall operations office - engineering workshops.

Bristol VR's 38749 (AFJ 749T) and 38873 (LFJ 873W) at St Austell depot

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04 Oct 2006

Looking very smart at St Austell depotSt Austell after being repainted, these vehicles formed part of First Devon & Cornwall's 'Heritage Fleet' 

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