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Bristol VR

 
Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VRT - EASTERN NATIONAL - Photograph 1

This photograph shows the offside view of fleet number 3000 (CPU879G). This is the actual vehicle represented by The Blackwater Preservation Group EFE commissioned model 38103A

Photograph The Blackwater Preservation Group



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VRT - EASTERN NATIONAL - Photograph 2

This photograph shows the rear nearside view of the above. 

Photograph The Blackwater Preservation Group



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VRT - SOLENT BLUELINE

This photograph was taken in Southampton during August 1990 and shows fleet number 07 (SDL637J). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 38122

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR 2 - SELNEC CHESHIRE

This photograph taken at Showbus 2002 shows fleet number 408 (AJA408L). This is the sister vehicle to 409 (AJA409L) as represented by EFE model 20306 and close sister to 402 (AJA402L) as represented by EFE model 20306DL

Photograph John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR2 - SOUTHERN NATIONAL

This photograph was taken at the Mid-Hants Bus Rally, Alton on 20 July 1997 and shows fleet number 1075 (BFJ175L). EFE model 20422 represented  Bristol VR3, fleet number 1097 (PTT97R) in this livery.

Photograph John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR 2 (OPEN) - SOUTHERN NATIONAL

This photograph taken at Portland Bill on 17th August 1998 shows fleet number 559 (ATA559L). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 18501

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - BRIGHTON AND HOVE

This photograph was taken in Brighton in August 1995 and shows fleet number 273 (JWV273W). This vehicle is a sister vehicle to fleet number 264 (JWV264W) as represented by EFE model 20431

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - CAMBUS

This photograph taken at Showbus 96 on 29 September 1996 shows fleet number 738 (RAH260W). This is the actual vehicle represented by the EFE models 20406 and 20406SB

Photograph John Bennett



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BRISTOL VR3 - CHELTENHAM AND DISTRICT (EX - DEVON GENERAL)

This photograph taken in Cheltenham during April 1989 shows fleet number 5620 (XDV606S). Earlier her life this vehicle ran with Devon General as fleet number 1126. In the livery of Devon General this is the exact vehicle as represented by EFE model 20432

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - DAMORY COACHES

This photograph was taken at the Gosport Rally, Stokes Bay on Sunday 30th August 2004 and shows fleet number 5069 (GEL685V). This is a sister vehicle to fleet number 5062 (VPR485S) as represented by EFE model 20437.

Photograph John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - DEVON GENERAL

This photograph was taken in Plymouth on 27 July 2008 and shows in its preserved condition VDV137S (see also First Bath Tour below). This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE model 18612

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - EAST KENT

This photograph was taken in the Spring of 1988 and shows fleet number 7652 (XJJ652V). This vehicle is similar to fleet number 7678 (CJJ678W) as represented by EFE model 20404

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - EASTERN COUNTIES

This photograph shows a pair of Eastern Counties Bristol VR3's. These are seen in Great Yarmouth in June 1990 in the post de-regulation livery as modelled by EFE model number 20408 (fleet number VR294 registration number VEX294X)

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - EASTERN COUNTIES (VEX 294X)

This photograph was taken at Lowestoft late in 1994 and shows fleet number VR294 (VEX294X). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 20408

Photograph Mark Smith



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - EASTERN NATIONAL

This photograph shows fleet number 3112 (XHK217X) at the Eastern National Yard, Maldon, Essex in September 2001. This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE model 20412

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Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - FIRST BATH TOUR

This photograph was taken in January 2004 in Bath and shows VDV137S working with a rather oddly paired and completely mismatching roof! This is the actual vehicle represented in it's preserved condition (see Devon General above) as EFE model 18612

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - FIRST BLUE BUS

This photograph was taken at Showbus 1998 and shows fleet number 320 (CVF31T). Alongside it is First Midland Red Beaver II fleet number 560 (S560RWP). The Bristol VR is the actual vehicle represented by EFE models 20415 and 20415SB. Corgi OOC represented Plaxton Beaver fleet number 501 (R501CNP) as model number 43408.

Photograph John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - FIRST DEVON & CORNWALL (GWR)

This photograph was taken at the West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust's (WHOTT's) 5th Historic Vehicle Rally held at the Devon Country Showground, Westpoint, near Exeter on Sunday 16th September 2007. It shows fleet number 1003 (VDV141S). According to the rally programme, the bus was painted in GWR livery for the centenary of the Helford - Lizard service in 2003 and was renumbered 38641 in January 2004. This is the actual vehicle as represented by Gilbow Railway series model 99646

Photograph John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - FIRST EASTERN NATIONAL 3078 (PHOTOGRAPH 1)

This photograph was taken at the Canvey Island Rally on Sunday 14th October 2001. It shows fleet number 3078 (STW22W). This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE model 20435

Photograph John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - FIRST EASTERN NATIONAL 3078 (PHOTOGRAPH 2)

This photograph shows the offside view of the above.

Photograph John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - FIRST EASTERN NATIONAL 3078 (PHOTOGRAPH 3)

This photograph was taken at Colchester Bus Station on a very wet morning on 15 October 2002 and shows fleet number 3078 (STW22W). This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE model 20435. It is a sister vehicle to fleet number 3080 (STW24W) as represented by EFE model 20426 and similar to fleet number 3112 (XHK217X) as represented by EFE model 20412. To the left is Volvo Olympian fleet number 4324 (P186TGO) and to the right Dennis Lance fleet number 1502 (P502MNO)

Photograph  British Model Buses



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - FIRST PROVINCIAL

This photograph shows MOD571P. This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE models 18605 and 18605A

Photograph David Longbottom



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 (OPEN) - HAMPSHIRE PULLMAN

This photograph was taken at the Alton Rally on 20th July 2008 and shows VDV140S. This is the actual vehicle to be represented by EFE Subscriber offer model 1861x and also is the actual vehicle represented by EFE in York Pullman livery as model 18611

Photograph Adrian Tupper



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - HANTS & DORSET

This photograph is appropriate to Jubilee year and was taken in Bournemouth on 11 June 1977. It shows Hants and Dorset Bristol VR MkIII/ECW No. 3307 painted in silver for the Jubilee year.

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - HEDINGHAM

This photograph was taken at the Hedingham depot in Tollesbury, Essex on Wednesday 2 April 2003 and shows fleet number L255 (STW30W). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 20414.

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Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - SOLENT BLUE LINE

This photograph taken at Winchester bus station in September 1998 shows fleet number 123 (DBV23W) on route 47. This is the actual vehicle represented by the EFE model 20429

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - SOUTHDOWN - Photograph 1

This photograph taken at the Southsea Spectacular on 10th June 1990 and shows the nearside view of fleet number 276 (JWV976W) in a livery commemorating 75 years of service. This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE as part of Gift Set 99912

Photograph Peter Taylor



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - SOUTHDOWN - Photograph 2

This photograph shows the offside view of the above.

Photograph Peter Taylor



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - SOUTHDOWN - Photograph 3

Photographed at Showbus in September 1990 was Southdown 276 (JWV976W), the Bristol VR painted in 75th anniversary livery and portrayed by EFE in their Southdown Set 3 99912. Alongside is an unusual vehicle, one of Portsmouth's single deck Atlantean's bodied by Pennine TBK196K

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - SOUTHERN VECTIS

This photograph was taken at Ryde Bus Station, I.O.W during August 1994 and shows VDL613S. This vehicle is convertible to open top but is shown with the removable top in place (note the thick seam along the bottom of the top deck window line a distinguishing feature of convertible open top VR's). This is the actual vehicle represented in open top form in the livery of Vectis Village Bus Co as EFE model 18609

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - SOUTHERN VECTIS (DPX683W)

This photograph was taken at Newport IoW during the Summer of 1996 and shows fleet number 683 (DPX683W). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 20409

Photograph Mark Smith



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - STAGECOACH DEVON GENERAL "ARK ROYAL"

This photograph taken in Newton Abbot on 22 September 1996 shows fleet number 935 (VDV135S) fitted with it's roof. This is the actual vehicle represented by the EFE model (open top) 18607

Photograph John Bennett



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BRISTOL VR3 - STAGECOACH SOUTH COAST BUSES (EX SOUTHDOWN)

This photograph was taken in Eastbourne in August 1995 and shows fleet number 7621 (UWV621S). This is the actual vehicle represented in Southdown livery as EFE model 18608

Photograph Bob Belcher



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BRISTOL VR3 - WEST RIDING (EX SOUTHEND TRANSPORT)

This photograph was taken at the Sandtoft "Gathering" in 1988 and shows fleet number 859 (YUM515S). This is the actual vehicle represented later in it's life in Southend Transport (fleet number 302) livery as EFE model 20428

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 - WILTS & DORSET FLEET NUMBER 4423

This photograph taken in Bournemouth on 3rd June 2005 shows fleet number 4423 (ELJ215V). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 20421

Photograph Bob Belcher



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BRISTOL VR3 (OPEN) - WILTS & DORSET

This photograph shows fleet number 3351 (OEL232P) and was taken in September 1990 in Poole bus station. This is the actual vehicle represented by the EFE model 18602

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 (OPEN) - YORK PULLMAN (Photograph 1)

This photograph taken in York on 18th August 2007 shows VDV140S. This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE model 18611 This is also the actual vehicle to be represented by EFE Subscriber offer model 1861x in Hampshire Pullman livery

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image BRISTOL VR3 (OPEN) - YORK PULLMAN (Photograph 2)

This photograph shows the offside view of the above.

Photograph Bob Belcher



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