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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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VOD 125K
Fleet No.: 
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. 1255Delivered 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 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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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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