Illustrated History for FWT956J

Chassis: VRT/SL2/162 Body: ECW Engine: Gardner 6LX Configuration: H39/31F, O39/31F
Status: Exported     Last Reported: 5/2022

Last updated : July 29th 2022 (brought up-to-date)

?/2022 - current Nico Bella's, Cranston, Rhode Island, U.S.A. For sale, 5/2022
by 12/2010 - ?/2022 Julians Omnibus, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Converted for use as a mobile restaurant, ?/2010
6/2003 - ?/2010 British Island Tours Inc, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. City Sightseeing livery, by 5/2004. Allover red livery, ?/2006
3/1990 - 6/2003 Guide Friday, Stratford 7. Used on the York Tour. Withdrawn 11/2000
11/1987 - 3/1990 York City & District Travel Ltd. 1956. Converted to O39/31F, ??/19??
?/1970 - 11/1987 West Yorkshire Road Car Company Ltd. 1956

FWT956J in 2022

After 12 years as Julian's Omnibus it was time for another life in 2022 when it was installed at Nico Bella's in Cranston, Rhode Island. However it was advertised for sale in May of that year.

Photo : Nico Bella's

In 2010, it took on a new lease of life having been sold on eBay to a Rhode Island restaurant and converted for use as a mobile outlet

Photo : From the Internet

For the 2006 it received this allover red livery which is still carried as seen here in September 2009

Photo : eBay

Certainly the only flat-front VR to receive City Sightseeing livery, here we see FWT956J in Newfoundland in July 2005

Photo : From the Internet

Similar to the previous photo, but note how the top of the remaining roof section has been removed. This view was taken in 2000

Photo : Alistair Friar

In York in Guide Friday livery in 1997

Photo : Dave Longbottom

Original open-top condition in York

Photo : BVRES Collection

In York in 1985 while still in closed-top configuration

Photo : Mark Harrington


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