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S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529

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S529 RWP
Fleet No.: 
52529
1998 Mercedes Vario mini bus registration S529 RWP

In early September 2009, the CBPSCornwall 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 acquired from First Devon & Cornwall, a Mercedes VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz mini bus registration number S529 RWP. Read more

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.

 

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A754 VAF | Leyland Olympian | Fleet No. 34754 (ex 1807/1754)

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A754 VAF
Fleet No.: 
34754
Fleet No.: 
1754
Fleet No.: 
1807

We have now successfully acquired from First Devon & Cornwall, former Western National 'Bristol' LeylandLeyland Bus was a British bus manufacturer. It emerged from the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) as a management buyout of the bus business. It was subsequently acquired by Volvo Buses in 1988 and the name finally disappeared in 1993 OlympianLeyland Olympian was a 2-axle and 3-axle double-decker bus chassis manufactured by British Leyland/Leyland Bus in the United Kingdom from 1980 to 1993. It was the last Leyland bus model in production, A754 VAFFormer Western National 'Bristol' Leyland Olympian, A754 VAF in Barbie 2 livery and displaying fleet number 34754; This represents a very important 'save' for the CBPG as is last vehicle from initial batch of 8 first introduced in Plymouth in November 1983 to come out of service in Cornwall A754 VAF | Leyland Olympian | Fleet No. 34754 (ex 1807/1754) | CBPG in BarbieA corporate white, pink and blue livery 2 livery and displaying fleet number 34754Former Western National 'Bristol' Leyland Olympian, A754 VAF in Barbie 2 livery and displaying fleet number 34754; This represents a very important 'save' for the CBPG as is last vehicle from initial batch of 8 first introduced in Plymouth in November 1983 to come out of service in Cornwall A754 VAF | Leyland Olympian | Fleet No. 34754 (ex 1807/1754) | CBPG. 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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TUJ921J | Bedford YRQ

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TUJ 921J
TUJ 921J Bedford YRQ

New to Salopia Whitchurch, passed to Williams Pwhelli in the early 80's in service until 2000 and then privately preserved.

The bus was advertised on ebay and came to Cornwall in 2013 to be restored to represent local operator Grenville Motors who operated similar vehicles. Unfortunately, there are no examples left that Grenville originally ran so this bus will be a representation of.

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L401 VCV | Dennis Pointer Dart | Fleet No. 401

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L401 VCV
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401
L401 VCV | Dennis Pointer Dart | Fleet No. 401

AFJ 749T | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38749 (ex 1147)

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AFJ 749T
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38749
Fleet No.: 
1147
AFJ 749T Fleet No. 38749 (originally 1147)

At the moment preserved in First Group's livery, Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 38749(AFJ 749TBristol VR AFJ 749T 1147) was one of 10 new ‘double deckers’ delivered to Western National in Cornwall in 1979 in standard NBC green. Originally she had fleet number 1147Bristol VR AFJ 749T 1147 and was allocated to the Truro depot, then situated on Lemon Quay, along with 'sisters' 1142(AFJ 744T) and 1144(AFJ 746T). Read more

BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318

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BDV 318L
Fleet No.: 
1318

Last MOTMinistry of Transport test: 13th March 2018 - Class 6.

Next MOT due: 4th April 2019.

W609 PAF | Volvo B6 | Fleet No. 48269

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W609 PAF
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48269
Volvo B6 48269

48269 finished her working life with First Devon and Cornwall in Plymouth depotMilehouse Bus Depot. She is now in preservation with Peter Dalley.

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VOD 124K | Bristol LHS Marshall B33F | Fleet No. 1254

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VOD 124K
Fleet No.: 
1254

One of 6 vehicles bodied by Marshall (1250 - 12551255 was last operational vehicle of this type with Western National and ended her service where began at Penzance depot. One of 6 vehicles bodied by Marshall (1250 - 1255 VOD 120K - VOD 125K) delivered February 1972 to operate between Penzance and Mousehole replacing the Bristol SUS's VOD 125K | Bristol LHS Marshall B33F | Fleet No. 1255 | CBPG VOD 120K - VOD 125KDelivered February 1972 to operate between Penzance and Mousehole replacing Bristol SUS's. 1255 was last operational vehicle of type with Western National and ended her service where began at Penzance depot VOD 125K | Bristol LHS Marshall B33F | Fleet No. 1255 | CBPG) delivered in February 1972 to operate the sevice between Penzance and Mousehole replacing the Bristol SUS's that had served the route for many years.

VOD 125K | Bristol LHS Marshall B33F | Fleet No. 1255

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VOD 125K
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1255
VOD 125K | Bristol LHS Marshall B33F | Fleet No. 1255

One of 6 vehicles bodied by Marshall (1250 - 12551255 was last operational vehicle of this type with Western National and ended her service where began at Penzance depot. One of 6 vehicles bodied by Marshall (1250 - 1255 VOD 120K - VOD 125K) delivered February 1972 to operate between Penzance and Mousehole replacing the Bristol SUS's VOD 125K | Bristol LHS Marshall B33F | Fleet No. 1255 | CBPG VOD 120K - VOD 125K) delivered in February 1972 to operate the service between Penzance and Mousehole replacing the Bristol SUS's that had served the route for many years. 1255 was the last operational vehicle of this type with Western National and ended her service where she began at Penzance depot.

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OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460

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OTA 632G
Fleet No.: 
1460
OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460

Last MOTMinistry of Transport test: 13th March 2018 Class 6.

Next MOT due: 12th April 2019

AFJ 706T | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 1141

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AFJ 706T
Fleet No.: 
1141
AFJ 706T in Western National 75 years (1929 – 2004) livery

This Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline., fleet No. Read more

MUO 328F | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 716

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MUO 328F
Fleet No.: 
716
CBPS's Bristol LH at Penzance running day

This 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 6L with 45 seat ECWEastern Coach Works Ltd was a bus and railbus body building company based in Lowestoft, England. ECW closed in 1987 bodywork was one of 10 new medium sized buses delivered to Western National in the summer of 1968 with 5 going to Southern National. Built by Bristol Commercial VehiclesBristol Commercial Vehicles Ltd was a manufacturer of buses and trucks based in Bristol, England. Closed 1983. (BCV), the light weight LH was the replacement for the earlier MW and SU models which had similar mid-mounted, horizontal, underfloor engines. The engine was a LeylandLeyland Bus was a British bus manufacturer. It emerged from the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) as a management buyout of the bus business. It was subsequently acquired by Volvo Buses in 1988 and the name finally disappeared in 1993 400 fitted to a manual 5 speed gearbox and the Girling air brake system was adopted.   Read more

P430 ORL | Dennis Dart | Fleet No. 4430/42430

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P430 ORL
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4430
Fleet No.: 
42430
P430ORL Dennis Dart 42430

 

Dennis Darts 427/8/9/30 (P427/8/9/30 ORL 4427/8/9/30) new 8/96 to Western National Ltd. allocated to Camborne depotUnion Street - First Devon & Cornwall Cornwall operations office - engineering workshops. First of 14 new SLF/Plaxton Pointer DP35F for the company. Yellow side flashes applied for service 18 Truro - Penzance. They all moved away when the R reg darts arrived to return many years later!  4430 ended her life as 42430 with us in sunny Cornwall.

 

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RJX 250 | Albion Nimbus NS3AN | Fleet No. 250/1567

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RJX 250
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250
Fleet No.: 
1567
RJX 250 Albion Nimbus NS3AN

New to Halifax Corporation in 1963 after a short stint in Yorkshire, the bus moved to Harvey’s of Mousehole in 1967.Harveys were taken over by Grenville Motors in 1986 and continued in service with them until they were then taken over by Western National in 1988. Read more

K801 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 801/34001

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K801 ORL
Fleet No.: 
34001
Fleet No.: 
801
K801 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 801/34001

In July 1993, First Western National purchased 801In July 1993, First Western National purchased four new Volvo Olympian's with Northern Counties coach seated bodies. Sporting the then new 'badgers & flags' livery with the red bordered destination boxes K801 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 801/34001 | CBPG/2/3/4 (K801/2/3/4 ORL), four new Volvo Olympian's with Northern Counties coach seated bodies. Sporting the then new 'badgers & flags' livery with the red bordered destination boxes - common to Plymouth, they looked very smart. These were for the X80 Plymouth - Torquay service initially and worked most of their life out of Plymouth or Torpoint depots however, they have ventured further west to Penzance! By 2014, only 801 (K801 ORLIn July 1993, First Western National purchased four new Volvo Olympian's with Northern Counties coach seated bodies. Sporting the then new 'badgers & flags' livery with the red bordered destination boxes K801 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 801/34001 | CBPG) and 803 (K803 ORL) were left and soon the opportunity to save one of these survivors was possible. Read more

K803 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 803/34003

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K803 ORL
Fleet No.: 
34003
Fleet No.: 
803

In July 1993, First Western National purchased 801In July 1993, First Western National purchased four new Volvo Olympian's with Northern Counties coach seated bodies. Sporting the then new 'badgers & flags' livery with the red bordered destination boxes K801 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 801/34001 | CBPG/2/3/4 (K801/2/3/4 ORL), four new Volvo Olympian's with Northern Counties coach seated bodies. Sporting the then new 'badgers & flags' livery with the red bordered destination boxes - common to Plymouth, they looked very smart. These were for the X80 Plymouth - Torquay service initially and worked most of their life out of Plymouth or Torpoint depots however, they have ventured further west to Penzance! By 2014, only 801 (K801 ORLIn July 1993, First Western National purchased four new Volvo Olympian's with Northern Counties coach seated bodies. Sporting the then new 'badgers & flags' livery with the red bordered destination boxes K801 ORL | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 801/34001 | CBPG) and 803 (K803 ORL) were left and soon the opportunity to save one of these survivors was possible. Read more

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. Originally numbered 1226November 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), she was the last new Bristol VR bought by Western National in 1981 (later vehicles 1227 to 1238 went to Devon General). Read more

NTT 319M | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1319

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NTT 319M
Fleet No.: 
1319
NTT 319M | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1319

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 Marshall DP39F currently owned by friend Bob Margan. 

Photo copyright Dave Godley

 

The vehicle is currently off the road awaiting preperation and repairs. Further information coming soon......... (Lee)

R346 LGH | Volvo Olympian | Fleet No. 31846

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R346 LGH
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31846

31846 finished her working life with First Kernow and is now in preservation with Peter Dalley.

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VDV 141S | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 1003 (ex 941 'Illustrious')

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VDV 141S
Fleet No.: 
1003
Fleet No.: 
941
Bristol VR  at Penzance depot

This Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. with fleet number 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) is a 1978 convertible open topper, one of 11 delivered to Western National/Devon General between November 1977 and March 1978. All of this batch were named after famous warships including 1003 which was originally numbered 941 and was named 'Illustrious'. When new, they were all painted in NBC red and whiteNational Bus Company Red and White livery. Read more