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ILLUSTRATED FLEET HISTORY - WESTERN NATIONAL LIMITED 

BRISTOL VR

Last Updated : November 19th 2022 (brought up-to-date)

 Western National liveries

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542 - 1096 Bristol VR

1100 - 1156 Bristol VR

1174 - 1262 Bristol VR

 

542 - 1096 Bristol VR

Fleet Number

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Withdrawn and Sold Notes
542 VOD542K VRT/SL2/202 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 542) Not known (North Devon 542)
548 VOD548K VRT/SL2/208 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 548) 9/1991 (SCRAPPED)
550 VOD550K VRT/SL2/210 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 550) 6/1991 (Red Bus Services of Aylesbeare)
556 ATA556L VRT/SL2/522 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 556) 10/1986 (Ellis of Llangefni)
558 ATA558L VRT/SL2/535 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 558) Not known (SCRAPPED)
611 OUP675P VRT/SL3/311 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 611) 10/1983 (Devon General 611) Also owned later as 1083
614
OUP683P
VRT/SL3/323
1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 614) 10/1983 (Devon General 614) Also owned later as 1084
617 UTO832S VRT/SL3/978 11/1987 (Devon General 617) 3/1999 (SCRAPPED)
619 UTO835S VRT/SL3/981 11/1987 (Devon General 619) 7/1991 (Non-PCV)
620 UTO836S VRT/SL3/982 11/1987 (Devon General 620) 4/1993 (Provincial 210)
932 MUA873P VRT/SL3/165

11/1989 (Badgerline 5614)

4/1993 (Badgerline 5614)
933 PPH463R VRT/SL3/751

11/1989 (Badgerline 6502)

3/1993 (SCRAPPED)
934 PPH461R VRT/SL3/685 7/1989 (Badgerline 6500) 3/1993 (East Yorkshire 765)
935 PPH466R VRT/SL3/761 7/1989 (Badgerline 6505) 3/1993 (East Yorkshire 766)
936 PPH467R VRT/SL3/762 7/1989 (Badgerline 6506) 3/1993 (East Yorkshire 767)
937 VDV137S VRT/SL3/1026 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 937) 3/1990 (Badgerline 8606)
941 VDV141S VRT/SL3/1154 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 941) 3/1999 (First Western National 941)
943 VDV143S VRT/SL3/1176 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 943) ?/1993 (Badgerline 8605)
944 VDV144S VRT/SL3/1177 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 944) 3/1999 (First Western National 944)
952 JWL995N VRT/SL2/985 4/1983 (City of Oxford 442) 12/1991 (Non-PCV)
954 OUD432M VRT/SL2/680 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 954) 4/1991 (Non-PCV)
956 OUD434M VRT/SL2/770 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 956) 4/1991 (SCRAPPED)
957 OUD435M VRT/SL2/771 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 957) 5/1991 (SCRAPPED)
958 OUD436M VRT/SL2/772 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 958) 9/1992 (Milton Keynes Citybus 3436)
962 GUD749N VRT/SL2/872 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 962) 7/1991 (Barfoot of West End)
1050 OTA284G VRTSL/116 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1050) 10/1984 (North Devon 1050)
1051 OTA285G VRTSL/117 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1051) 10/1984 (North Devon 1051)
1053 OTA287G VRTSL/119 6/1983 (Southern National 1053) 8/1990 (Non-PCV)
1056 OTA290G VRTSL/122 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1056) 6/1991 (Preserved)
1057 OCD771G VRTSL/179 ?/1986 (Southdown 2101) 1/1992 (Exported)
1058 OTA292G VRTSL/124 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1058) 10/1984 (North Devon 1058)
1058 UUF117J VRT/SL2/184 ?/1986 (Southdown 517) 4/1991 (SCRAPPED)
1068 BFJ168L VRT/SL2/370 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1068) 4/1991 (SCRAPPED)
1069 BFJ169L VRT/SL2/371 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1069) 4/1991 (SCRAPPED)
1070 BFJ170L VRT/SL2/372 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1070) ?/1990 (SCRAPPED)
1071 BFJ171L VRT/SL2/373 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1071) 4/1991 (SCRAPPED)
1076 BFJ176L VRT/SL2/494 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1076)   7/1985 (SCRAPPED)
1077 BFJ177L VRT/SL2/495 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1077) 12/1992 (Non-PCV)
1078 ODV78M VRT/SL3/101 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1078) 2/1986 (Non-PCV)
1079 GTA49N VRT/SL2/944 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1079) 3/1991 (SCRAPPED)
1080 GTA50N VRT/SL2/945 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1080) 8/1991 (SCRAPPED)
1081 GTA51N VRT/SL2/946 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1081) 3/1993 (Westbrook Travel of Ryde)
1082 JNU137N VRT/SL2/1059 11/1988 (Badgerline 5601) 8/1992 (Eastern Counties VR161)
1083 JNU138N VRT/SL2/1060 11/1988 (Badgerline 5602) 7/1999 (SCRAPPED)
1084 HTC728N VRT/SL2/1106 11/1988 (Badgerline 5502) 7/1999 (SCRAPPED)
1085 KOU796P VRT/SL3/249 11/1988 (Badgerline 5510) 5/1993 (Nottingham Omnibus 1526)
1085 HTC726N VRT/SL2/1104 4/1996 (Durbin of Bristol) 7/1999 (SCRAPPED)
1092
MOD571P VRT/SL3/305 11/1987 (Devon General 571) 4/1993 (Provincial 214)
1093 OUP675P VRT/SL3/311 11/1987 (Devon General 611) 8/1990 (SCRAPPED) Owned previously as 611
1094 OUP683P VRT/SL3/323 11/1987 (Devon General 614) 8/1992 (Eastern Counties VR163) Owned previously as 614
1095 PTT95R VRT/SL3/599 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1095) 9/1992 (Non-PCV)
1096 PTT96R VRT/SL3/600 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1096) 3/1990 (SCRAPPED)

1100 - 1156 Bristol VR

Fleet Number

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Withdrawn and Sold Notes
1100 SFJ100R VRT/SL3/656 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1100) 7/1999 (SCRAPPED)
1101 SFJ101R VRT/SL3/705 11/1987 (Devon General 1101) 4/1993 (Provincial 209)
1103 SFJ103R VRT/SL3/820 11/1987 (Devon General 1103) ?/1993 (SCRAPPED)
1105 SFJ105R VRT/SL3/822 11/1987 (Devon General 1105) 3/1999 (First Western National 1105)
1106 SFJ106R VRT/SL3/823 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1106) 3/1999 (First Western National 1106)
1107 SFJ107R VRT/SL3/824 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1107) 7/1993 (SCRAPPED)
1108 VDV108S VRT/SL3/1041 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1108) 3/1999 (First Western National 1108)
1114 VDV114S VRT/SL3/1057 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1114) 3/1999 (First Western National 1114)
1115 VDV115S VRT/SL3/1058 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1115) 8/1993 (Nottingham Omnibus 1545)
1116 VDV116S VRT/SL3/1059 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1116) 3/1999 (First Western National 1116)
1117 VDV117S VRT/SL3/1060 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1117) 3/1999 (First Western National 1117)
1118 VDV118S VRT/SL3/1220 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1118) 3/1999 (First Western National 1118)
1119 VDV119S VRT/SL3/1221 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1119) 3/1999 (First Western National 1119)
1120 VDV120S VRT/SL3/1222 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1120) 3/1999 (First Western National 1120)
1121 VDV121S VRT/SL3/1223 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1121) 3/1999 (First Western National 1121)
1123 XDV603S VRT/SL3/1401 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1123) 3/1999 (First Western National 1123)
1124 XDV604S VRT/SL3/1402 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1124) 12/1983 (Devon General 1124)
1126 XDV606S VRT/SL3/1404 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1126) 12/1983 (Devon General 1126)
1127 XDV607S VRT/SL3/1405 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1127) 1/1984 (North Devon 1127)
1128 XDV608S VRT/SL3/1406 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1128) 3/1999 (First Western National 1128)
1129 XDV609S VRT/SL3/1407 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1129) 3/1999 (First Western National 1129)
1130 XDV600S VRT/SL3/1408 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1130) 8/1993 (Nottingham Omnibus 1500)
1131 XDV601S VRT/SL3/1409 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1131) 3/1999 (First Western National 1131)
1132 AFJ697T VRT/SL3/1577 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1132) 3/1999 (First Western National 1132)
1133 AFJ698T VRT/SL3/1578 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1133) 3/1999 (First Western National 1133)
1134 AFJ699T VRT/SL3/1588 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1134) 3/1999 (First Western National 1134)
1135 AFJ700T VRT/SL3/1589 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1135) 3/1999 (First Western National 1135)
1136 AFJ701T VRT/SL3/1590 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1136) 3/1999 (First Western National 1136)
1137 AFJ702T VRT/SL3/1591 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1137) 3/1999 (First Western National 1137)
1138 AFJ703T VRT/SL3/1592 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1138) 3/1999 (First Western National 1138)
1139 AFJ704T VRT/SL3/1593 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1139) 3/1999 (First Western National 1139)
1140 AFJ705T VRT/SL3/1594 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1140) 3/1999 (First Western National 1140)
1141 AFJ706T VRT/SL3/1595 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1141) 3/1999 (First Western National 1141)
1142 AFJ744T VRT/SL3/1819 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1142) 3/1999 (First Western National 1142)
1143 AFJ745T VRT/SL3/1820 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1143) 3/1999 (First Western National 1143)
1144 AFJ746T VRT/SL3/1821 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1144) 3/1999 (First Western National 1144)
1145 AFJ747T VRT/SL3/1822 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1145) 3/1999 (First Western National 1145)
1146 AFJ748T VRT/SL3/1823 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1146) 4/1993 (Provincial 211)
1147 AFJ749T VRT/SL3/1830 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1147) 3/1999 (First Western National 1147)
1148 AFJ750T VRT/SL3/1831 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1148) 3/1999 (First Western National 1148)
1149 AFJ751T VRT/SL3/1832 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1149) 3/1999 (First Western National 1149)
1150 AFJ752T VRT/SL3/1833 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1150) 4/1993 (Provincial 212)
1151 AFJ753T VRT/SL3/1834 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1151) 8/1993 (Nottingham Omnibus 1553)
1152 AFJ759T VRT/SL3/1955 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1152) 8/1993 (Nottingham Omnibus 1559)
1153 AFJ760T VRT/SL3/1956 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1153) 3/1999 (First Western National 1153)
1154 AFJ761T VRT/SL3/1957 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1154) 3/1999 (First Western National 1154)
1155 AFJ762T VRT/SL3/1958 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1155) 3/1999 (First Western National 1155)
1156 AFJ763T VRT/SL3/1959 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1156) 4/1993 (Provincial 213)
 

1174 - 1262 Bristol VR

Fleet Number

Registration

Chassis Number

Date Acquired

Date Withdrawn and Sold Notes
1174 FDV806V VRT/SL3/2172 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1174) 3/1999 (First Western National 1174)
1175 FDV807V VRT/SL3/2173 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1175) 3/1999 (First Western National 1175)
1176 FDV808V VRT/SL3/2174 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1176) 3/1999 (First Western National 1176)
1182 FDV814V VRT/SL3/2183 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1182) 3/1999 (First Western National 1182)
1183 FDV815V VRT/SL3/2184 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1183) 3/1999 (First Western National 1183)
1187 BEP968V VRT/SL3/2036 11/1989 (South Wales 968) 3/1999 (First Western National 1187)
1197 LFJ841W VRT/SL3/2525 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1197) 3/1999 (First Western National 1197)
1198 LFJ842W VRT/SL3/2526 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1198) 3/1999 (First Western National 1198)
1199 LFJ843W VRT/SL3/2527 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1199) 3/1999 (First Western National 1199)
1200 LFJ844W VRT/SL3/2528 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1200) 3/1999 (First Western National 1200)
1201 LFJ845W VRT/SL3/2538 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1201) 3/1999 (First Western National 1201)
1202 LFJ846W VRT/SL3/2539 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1202) 3/1999 (First Western National 1202)
1203 LFJ847W VRT/SL3/2540 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1203) 3/1999 (First Western National 1203)
1220 LFJ867W VRT/SL3/2764 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1220) 3/1999 (First Western National 1220)
1224 LFJ871W VRT/SL3/2778 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1224) 3/1999 (First Western National 1224)
1225 LFJ872W VRT/SL3/2801 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1225) 3/1999 (First Western National 1225)
1226 LFJ873W VRT/SL3/2802 1/1983 (Western National Omnibus 1226) 3/1999 (First Western National 1226)
1227 EWS747W VRT/SL3/2944 3/1990 (Badgerline 5539) 3/1999 (First Western National 1227)
1228 RTH929S VRT/SL3/1219 4/1990 (South Wales 929) 3/1999 (First Western National 1228)
1229 TWN936S VRT/SL3/1443 5/1990 (South Wales 936) 3/1999 (First Western National 1229)
1230 VTH942T VRT/SL3/1457 5/1990 (South Wales 942) 3/1999 (First Western National 1230)
1231 WTH943T VRT/SL3/1700 5/1990 (South Wales 943) 3/1999 (First Western National 1231)
1232 WTH945T VRT/SL3/1709 4/1990 (South Wales 945) 3/1999 (First Western National 1232)
1233 WTH946T VRT/SL3/1710 4/1990 (South Wales 946) 3/1999 (First Western National 1233)
1234 WTH950T VRT/SL3/1728 4/1990 (South Wales 950) 3/1999 (First Western National 1234)
1235 WTH951T VRT/SL3/1729 5/1990 (South Wales 951) 3/1999 (First Western National 1235)
1236 WTH961T VRT/SL3/1855 4/1990 (South Wales 961) 3/1999 (First Western National 1236)
1237 BEP966V VRT/SL3/2034 5/1990 (South Wales 966) 3/1999 (First Western National 1237)
1238 KOO785V VRT/SL3/2044 ?/1992 (Thamesway 3067) 3/1999 (First Western National 1238)
1239 STW32W VRT/SL3/2814 2/1992 (Thamesway 3088) 5/1992 (Badgerline 5559)
1239 UAR595W VRT/SL3/3003 4/1992 (Thamesway 3105) 3/1999 (First Western National 1239)
1240 XHK225X VRT/SL3/3040 4/1992 (Thamesway 3120) 3/1999 (First Western National 1240)
1241 XHK231X VRT/SL3/3085 3/1992 (Thamesway 3126) 9/1998 (SCRAPPED)
1242 XHK228X VRT/SL3/3043 4/1992 (Thamesway 3123) 3/1999 (First Western National 1242)
1243 UAR586W VRT/SL3/2922 4/1992 (Thamesway 3096) 3/1999 (First Western National 1243)
1244
UAR589W
VRT/SL3/2927
2/1992 (Thamesway 3099) 3/1999 (First Western National 1244)
1245 UAR594W VRT/SL3/3002 4/1992 (Thamesway 3104) 3/1999 (First Western National 1245)
1246 UAR597W VRT/SL3/3005 4/1992 (Thamesway 3107) 3/1999 (First Western National 1246)
1247 OBD841P VRT/SL3/371 4/1992 (Thamesway 3205) 11/1992 (SCRAPPED) Not used in service
1248 UAR590W VRT/SL3/2928 4/1992 (Thamesway 3100) 3/1999 (First Western National 1248)
1249 XHK223X VRT/SL3/3034 4/1992 (Thamesway 3118) 3/1999 (First Western National 1249)
1250 XHK220X VRT/SL3/3031 8/1992 (Thamesway 3115) 3/1999 (First Western National 1250)
1251 XHK230X VRT/SL3/3077 8/1992 (Thamesway 3125) 3/1999 (First Western National 1251)
1252 PHY697S VRT/SL3/896 7/1994 (Bristol Omnibus 5103) 3/1999 (First Western National 1252)
1253 TWS915T VRT/SL3/1703 7/1994 (Bristol Omnibus 5134) 3/1999 (First Western National 1253)
1254 AHU516V VRT/SL3/2291 7/1994 (Bristol Omnibus 5139) 3/1999 (First Western National 1254)
1256 JWT758V VRT/SL3/2009 4/1996 (Yorkshire Rider 725) 3/1999 (First Western National 1256)
1257 PWY38W VRT/SL3/2666 4/1996 (Yorkshire Rider 752) 3/1999 (First Western National 1257)
1258 STW34W VRT/SL3/2816 4/1996 (Badgerline 5561) 3/1999 (First Western National 1258)
1259 URF668S VRT/SL3/1104 2/1996 (Durbin of Bristol) 3/1999 (First Western National 1259)
1260 PEU518R VRT/SL3/888 9/1998 (Badgerline 5523) 3/1999 (First Western National 1260)
1261 RHT503S VRT/SL3/1070 9/1998 (Provincial 503) 3/1999 (First Western National 1261)
1262 NTC573R VRT/SL3/620 1/1999 (Provincial 502) 3/1999 (First Western National 1262)

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