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Bristol VR's 1003(VDV 141S) and 38749(AFJ 749T) at Penzance

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Bristol VR's at Penzance
Picture Date: 
27 Apr 2008

Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline.'s 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 1147Bristol VR AFJ 749T 1147/38749(AFJ 749TBristol VR AFJ 749T 1147) looking good at Penzance in the sunshine.

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

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Registration: 
AFJ 749T
Fleet No.: 
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