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Bristol VR 1003 (VDV 141S) & Guy FBB 1268(YF 714)

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Bristol VR 1003 (VDV 141S) & Guy FBB 1268(YF 714)
Picture Date: 
17 Apr 2011
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50 years after the Guy FBB 1268(YF 714) entered service, convertible 'open topper' Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 941/1003Bristol 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) commenced work in the west country. On 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 Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information, the VR poses briefly alongside Colin Billington's beautfully restored Guy, both in the brown and cream livery of the Great Western Railway which was so important in Cornwall. 

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

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Registration: 
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