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Bristol RE VVL 730

VVL730 was delivered as Lincolnshire's 2819 during Mar 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 13729.
When built it was fitted with a 1 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.019) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jul 1980.


All links to photos shown below are to other Internet sites, all photos will be the copyright of their respective owners.
Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Lincoln coach livery Lincolnshire 2819  Leicester    
 NBC Express Lincolnshire 1401  Derby    
 NBC Express Lincolnshire 1401 30 May 1975 Chester Alistair Holt/Keith Holt Click Here 

Diary for VVL730

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1964 Built for:Lincolnshire 2819   Lincoln coach livery 
Apr 1972  Lincolnshire 1401 Lincoln Lincolnshire allocation sheet  
Nov 1975   Lincoln   
Jul 1977   Lincoln Lincs and EY TR  
Dec 1979   Skegness   
Jan 1980 Withdrawn by:Lincolnshire    
Jul 1980 Sold to:Laverack    

Owners shown above in Green are preservationists, Red are dealers, Blue for PSV use and brown for None-PSV.

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