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Illustrated VR Histories By Original Owner

Last Updated : February 2016 (Revised list added)

If you have any specific vehicle histories you would like me to prioritise getting posted to this site, or if you have any news, photos, corrections or updates to any data on these pages, then please email me at Please be patient because (as I'm sure you can imagine) this is a monumental task.


Alder Valley Bristol Omnibus Crosville City of Oxford Cumberland
Eastern Counties East Kent East Midland Eastern National East Yorkshire
Hants & Dorset Lincolnshire London Country Maidstone & District Northern General
National Welsh Potteries Ribble Southdown Standerwick
Southern Vectis South Wales Trent United United Counties
Western National West Riding West Yorkshire Yorkshire Traction  



Burnley and Pendle City of Cardiff Cleveland Transit Gelligaer Great Yarmouth
Lincoln Merseyside PTE Northampton Reading Rhymney Valley
SELNEC PTE Sheffield Corporation Tayside West Midlands PTE



Alexander (Midland) Central SMT Scottish Omnibuses Western SMT



Can anyone help with data for the VRLs which were exported to the two South African operators? Any information would be very gratefully received at For now I am assuming that they have all been scrapped, as is indeed very likely.

Atomic Energy Research Agency Department of Transport Hutchings & Cornelius Johannesburg, South Africa
Haagsche Courant, Holland Mayne, Manchester Pretoria, South Africa Stevensons of Uttoxeter
VRL Prototypes

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