Bristol VR Bashing

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Rich McLean

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At RIAT at RAF Fairford this year, Bristol VR's were out in full force and providing shuttle services around the site last weekend. Did anyone else go. I was shocked to see them running around
 
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I should hope so, it used to be one of ours when Basingtoke had their 4 VRs. Oh the memories i have of them! :D

Was any of the Bristol Lodekkas there this year? As for the ex Stagecoach VRs - I can predict that at least one of them would have been EWS 74X W - Ex Stroud Valleys, Ex Stagecoach in Hampshire and yes, also ex Basingstoke!

Heres a few of the VRs at Fairford - Looks like an ex Southdown open topper too!

http://ndl642m.blogspot.co.uk/
 

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I should hope so, it used to be one of ours when Basingtoke had their 4 VRs. Oh the memories i have of them! :D

Was any of the Bristol Lodekkas there this year? As for the ex Stagecoach VRs - I can predict that at least one of them would have been EWS 74X W - Ex Stroud Valleys, Ex Stagecoach in Hampshire and yes, also ex Basingstoke!

I don't know if it was the same one, but EWS 748W (originally Bristol 5540) was at the Weymouth running day in June:
 

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Could they of been Stagecoach ones? I saw some of them running around at the Cheltenham Races.

Most of the shuttle buses at Fairford were owned by Chepstow Classic Bus who stepped in at the last moment to cover for another operator who pulled out at short notice.Chepstow had operated the services in previous years.

Thanesdown and Stagecoach operated the shuttles from Fairford to Swindon and other air crew buses.
 
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