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The Vario arrives at WHOTT Rally Westpoint

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25 Jul 2010
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Barry Beeston

Arriving at the WHOTTThe West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust Rally at Westpoint, Exeter is 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).

Our Vario on The Hoe at WNPG Rally 2010

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25 Jul 2010
Photographer: 
Barry Beeston

 In distinguished company is our Mercedes 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) with a much newer Optare Solo on Plymouth Hoe 2010.

Bristol VR 1003(VDV 141S) at Kingsbridge 2010

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

Mercedes Vario 52529(S529 RWP) at East Allington

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18 Sep 2010
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Our VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz at East Allington about to depart at 11.00 hrs on service 106 to Kingsbridge.

MUO 328F with Nigel, daughter and trophies

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WNPG Rally Plymouth Hoe 25 July 2010
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25 Jul 2010

Having just been awarded 2 Class wins for our 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, 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, Nigel and his daughter proudly show off the trophies on the Hoe.

Bristol VR 1056(OTA 290G) and Leyland Olympian 34754(A754 VAF) at Penzance

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Leyland Olympian A754 VAF
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18 Apr 2010

Waiting for duty on Sunday 18 April 2010 at Penzance Bus Station is our 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 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(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) and Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 1056(OTA 290G). Both vehicles performed well and proved to be very popular.

Bristol VR, Bristol LH and Leyland Olympian

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3 of our vehicles at Penzance on the Saturday before the Running Day
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17 Apr 2010

Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 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), 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) and 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 OlympianModels of double decker bus built by Leyland and Volvo: * Leyland Olympian * Volvo Olympian * Volvo Olympian (low-floor), also known as Volvo B9TL 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(A 754 VAF) cleaned and ready to go on the Saturday prior to the Penzance Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information on Sunday.  

Mercedes Vario 52529 (S529 RWP) at Redruth

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Mercedes Vario 52529
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30 Jul 2010

Our secretary, Sandie helping to move buses at Redruth prior to the St. Buryan Rally.

Bristol LH 716(MUO 328F) on The Hoe

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Bristol LH 716(MUO 328F)
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25 Jul 2010
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The sun shines on our 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 the Western National Preservation GroupWestern National Preservation Group's rally held at Plymouth Hoe on Sunday 25 July 2010. I am pleased to say she won two 'best in class' trophies.    

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