Brutonian Bus Company Vehicle Pictures and History – Part 3

Air Camelot Ownership Late 1986-Dec 1988


Research completed in August 2010 by Paul Welling, Michael Wadman and Ian Trotter. This is the third of four Vehicle Pictures and History Documents covering the three different owners of Brutonian Bus Company. The names under the pictures own the copyright. There are several more pictures on www.flickr.com and you can get in touch by contacting welling.paul@yahoo.com




MUR207H

Michael Wadman

MUR207H at Yeovil Pen Mill station on service 1 on 29 May 87

Michael Wadman

MUR207H at Yeovil Pen Mill station on service 1 on 29 May 87

Ian Trotter

MUR207H at Yeovil Bus station on service 1 c87

Ian Trotter

MUR207H c87

History

  • 70 – New to Rickards, Brentford

  • ? – Acquired by Oliver, Craghead (used as a cemetery transport bus in Co Durham in black and grey colours?)

  • Nov 86 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • Aug 88 – Acquired by Nigel Brown of Bluith Wells

  • Feb 89 – Acquired by Powell, Pontypool (non-PSV operator) believed to be for a chapel in the Welsh valleys

Technical information

  • C20F

  • Chassis – Bedford J2SZ10

  • Body – Plaxton

Information

Brutonian's change of ownership in 1986 also brought a change of vehicle policy, towards lightweights, coaches, and small capacity vehicles. All three trends are illustrated by former Rickards Bedford J2SZ10 / Plaxton MUR207H.




KNN 699E

Keith Newton

KNN699E Milborne Port on service 3 in Oct 86

History

  • 67 – New to Gash, Newark

  • Sep 82 – Acquired by D&H Harrod (Coaches) Ltd, King’s Lynn

  • Jan 86 – Acquired by Rainbow, Westbury

  • ? – Acquired by DSB Coach Sales near Loughborough

  • Oct 86 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • Apr 87 – Disposed of and sold for scrap to Wacton, Bromyard after an accident

Technical information

  • C29F

  • Chassis – Bedford VAS1 B25

  • Body – Plaxton

Information


KNN699E is one of the least-known Brutonian vehicles and is not recorded by the PSVC. A lovely vehicle which was bought for a school contract to Bishops Caundle School in Dorset. It had re-trimmed seats and was a smart coach with a driver operated door. It was hit on the offside by an almost new car and was written off only a few months after joining the fleet and scrapped.



UOR201M

Ian Trotter

UOR201M outside the Brutonian workshop in late 86 still showing as Air Camelot

Michael Wadman

UOR201M in Wincanton on service 12 on 19 Jul 88

History

  • 74 – New to Browning, Box, Wiltshire. Part exchanged through Yeates (dealer) of Salisbury and then bought back again by Browning to cover a school contract

  • Jun 86 – Acquired by Tony Tucker, Air Camelot, Wincanton and one of three vehicles to be brought into Brutonian

  • Jan 89 – Withdrawn

  • Jan 89 – Acquired by Marsh, Wincanton

  • By Jan 94 – Stored by Unicorn Travel, Bruton

  • Nov 96 – Acquired by Bakers, Yeovil

  • 01 – Scrapped

Technical information

  • C53F

  • Chassis – Bedford YRT

  • Body – Duple

Information


UOR201M was the most reliable coach Brutonian ever had, according to Ian Trotter (former Transport Manager). It was one of three vehicles transferred from Air Camelot. A small number of Brutonian's coaches passed to Marsh's of Wincanton.


It returned to the Brutonian yard with Unicorn Travel, although it is more likely it was 'parked' there after withdrawal and simply not moved. It was still in Brutonian colours when it went to Bakers in 96 and was parked in their front driveway in Yeovil, presumably bought for cannibalisation. It was still there in 2000 but had gone by 2001 after being vandalised.





BGY596T

Ian Trotter

BGY596T c88

Michael Wadman

BGY596T at Gillingham station on service 12 on 16 Jul 88

Ian Trotter

BGY596T at the Brutonian yard c88

Ian Trotter

BGY596T at the Brutonian yard c87

History

  • Feb 79 – New National Travel London

  • ? – Acquired by Irvings, Carlisle

  • By Oct 84 – Acquired by Bennett (Blue Anchor Coaches), Gloucester

  • Jan 87 – Acquired by Brutonian through Wacton, Bromyard

  • Oct 88 – Withdrawn

  • Jan 89 – Disposed of to Marsh, Wincanton

  • Jan 90 – Scrapped through Wacton, Bromyard, following an accident

Technical information

  • C53F

  • Chassis – Bedford YMT

  • Body – Duple Dominant II

Information


BGY596T was disposed of to Marsh of Wincanton when The Cawlett Group took over Brutonian and was involved in a collision with a cattle truck between Wincanton and Charlton Hawthorne.





AUY670M

Michael Wadman

AUY670M in Charlton Horethorne on service 3 on 16 Jul 88

Ian Trotter

AUY670M outside the Brutonian workshop/office c88

History

  • 74 – New to Spring, Evesham

  • ? – Acquired by Hardiman & Roles, Winchcombe

  • Sep 87 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • By Oct 88 – Withdrawn and scrapped after yard accident

Technical information

  • B16F

  • Chassis – Ford Transit

  • Body – Strachans

Information


AUY 670M was scrapped after a yard accident, when it fell off the embankment at the front of the yard and ended up on Station Approach! It had maintenance issues and had a rusted out chassis.





VKF894H

Michael Wadman

VKF894H in Frome on service 14 on 14 Aug 87

Ian Trotter

VKF894H outside the Brutonian workshop c87

History

  • 69 – New to Middleton, Liverpool

  • ? – Acquired by Jones, Sarn

  • Late 86 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • Aug 88 – Acquired by Brown, Builth Wells

  • Jul 01 – Acquired by Careline, Birmingham

  • May 02 – Acquired by Graveling, Peterborough for preservation

  • Aug 02 – Acquired by Morton, Owermoigne, Dorset

Technical information

  • C20F

  • Chassis – Bedford J2SZ10

  • Body – Plaxton


Information


Originally a D-reg J2 was found with an operator in South Wales that Brutonian agreed to purchase. The owner changed his mind and decided not to sell and VKF894H was found as a substitute vehicle from North Wales. It had re-trimmed seats and was acquired by a husband and wife team living between Weymouth and Wareham and the vehicle is still believed to be around.



SWY335L

Michael Wadman

SWY335L on 29 May 87

Ian Trotter

SWY335L c87

Ian Trotter

SWY335L at the back of the Brutonian yard after repanelling c88

History

  • 72 – New to Wigmore, Dinnington

  • Mar 81 – Acquired by A Moore and Sons, Windsor (t/a Imperial)

  • By May 87 – Acquired by Brutonian from auction

  • Oct 88 – Withdrawn and not operated

  • By Aug 89 – Acquired by Marsh, Wincanton

  • Feb 90 – Disposed of to Wacton, Bromyard

  • By 92 – Scrapped

Technical information

  • B55F

  • Chassis – Bedford YRT

  • Body – Willowbrook

Information


Despite some re-panelling SWY 335L was never operated by Brutonian.





YPT 501L

Michael Wadman

YPT501L on 29 May 87

History

  • 73 – New to Gypsy Queen

  • ? – Acquired by Smith of Amble

  • May 87 – Acquired by Brutonian through North Eastern Bus Breakers in Durham and not operated

  • Oct 88 – Acquired by Brown of Builth Wells

Technical information

  • B55F

  • Chassis – Bedford YRT

  • Body – Plaxton

Information


YPT501L was acquired in Chris Knubley’s final months and was believed to be too good to be scrapped but in the end never operated it although it’s stable mate HPT136N was.


HPT136N

Michael Wadman

HPT136N in c87

History

  • 75 – New to Gypsy Queen

  • ? – Acquired by Smith, Amble then North East Bus Breakers

  • May 87 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • Aug 88 – Acquired by Brown, Builth Wells and not operated

  • Mar 89 – Acquired by Evans, Cardiff

  • Feb 95 – Acquired by Stolzenberg, Maesteg (last tax disc)

  • Mar 95 – Acquired by City Centre Group, Butetown

  • By Dec 95 – Acquired by Waddon, Bedwas (not operated)

  • Feb 96 – Acquired by Lanelay Engineering, Talbot Green

  • Mar 96 – Acquired by Waddon, Bedwas (for spares)

  • Apr 96 – Disposed of to Wacton, Bromyard and presumed scrapped

Technical information

  • B55F

  • Chassis – Bedford YRT

  • Body – Plaxton

Information


HPT136N ran for a year mainly on the Dorchester Service before being sold to Brown, Builth Wells.



LTG38L

Ian Trotter

LTG38L in Brutonian yard in mid 87

History

  • 72 – New to Aberdare

  • ? – Cynon Valley Borough Council (believed to have taken over Aberdare?)

  • ? – Cynon Valley Transport Ltd

  • Jun 84 – Acquired by Marchant, Cheltenham

  • Jan 87 – Acquired by Brutonian through Wacton, Bromyard

  • Mar 87 – Withdrawn and passed back to Wacton, Bromyard in exchange for YVO278M and HCJ998N

  • Jan 88 – Acquired by Stark Harris and Doe, The Country Bus, King’s Nympton

  • Feb 90 – Acquired by Parfitts on liquidation of The Country Bus

  • Jun 92 – Acquired by Delta Coaches, Stockton-On-Tees

  • Jul 95 – Acquired by Cleveland Transit (not operated)

  • Aug 95 – Disposed of to PVS (dealer), Carlton

  • Sep 95 – Scrapped through Whiting (dealer), Ferrybridge

Technical information

  • B44F

  • Chassis – Bristol RESL6L

  • Body – ECW

Information

LTG38L was only in the Brutonian fleet for a few months in 87.







YVO278M

Ian Trotter

YVO278M in c88

History

  • 74 – New to Barton

  • ? – Acquired by Meyrick, Magor

  • Sep 87 – Acquired by Brutonian through Wacton, Bromyard in exchange for LTG38L

  • Aug 88 – Acquired by Brown of Builth Wells and used as a seat store

Technical information

  • C53F

  • Chassis – Bedford YRT

  • Body – Duple

Information


YVO278M was one of two from the same batch that were new to Barton (the other was 284M). It was painted in Air Camelot colours which became the new Brutonian following the design on a similar vehicle UOR201M. It didn’t last long in the fleet only 11 months. It may still be around as a seat store with Brown of Builth Wells.





PRM500M

Ian Trotter

PRM500M to the right of LPB238D

History

  • 74 – New to Titterington, Blencow

  • ? – Acquired by Cumberland Motor Services?

  • ? – Acquired by Porters, Drummer, Hampshire

  • ? – Acquired by Hunt, Arlesford

  • Oct 87 – Acquired by Brutonian (still in Porters colours)

  • Nov 89? – Cut up at the back of yard and scrapped

Technical information

  • C53F

  • Chassis – Bedford YRT

  • Body – Duple

Information


PRM500M engine died after only two months of service with Brutonian and was then ever used for spares for the other Bedfords. It was broken up in the Brutonian yard.



HCJ998N

Ian Trotter

HCJ998N at the very back of the Brutonian yard in c88

History

  • 75 – New to Yeomans of Hereford

  • Aug 86 – Acquired by The Country Bus, King’s Nympton

  • Oct 87 – Acquired by Brutonian from Stark Harris & Doe, (through Wacton, Bromyard)

  • Feb 88 – Disposed of to Gloucester PSV Spares

  • ? – Acquired by Wacton, Bromyard for export

Technical information

  • C41F

  • Chassis – Bedford SB5

  • Body – Duple

Information


HCJ998N only ran for 2 months for a Dorset school contract and was withdrawn due to the poor state of the window pillars. As it was uneconomical to re-test and was parked up and sold to Gloucester PSV Spares in February 1988. It then found its way back to Martin Perry of Wacton who took the body off, cut the chassis in two and exported it to Pakistan.







EGS160T

Ian Trotter

EGS160T in front of the Brutonian workshop in summer 88

Ian Trotter

EGS160T at the rear of the Brutonian yard in summer 88

History

  • Jun 79 – New to NAT Eurotours, London W8

  • ? – Acquired by Stockham, Crickhowell

  • Oct 87 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • Jul 88 – Acquired by Evans, Tregaron and exchanged for KGR491N

  • ? – Acquired by Herdman, Clyro

  • Jul 90 – Acquired by Nicol, Law

Technical information

  • C29F

  • Chassis – Bedford VAS5

  • Body – Duple

Information


EGS160T was never liked due to its high maintenance brakes and steering. It was swapped for Bristol LHS KGR491N from Evans of Tregaron in Jul 88 and it eventually found its way back to Scotland.



RHE100M

Michael Wadman

RHE100M on 29 Nov 88

Ian Trotter

RHE100M outside the Bruton station in late 87

Ian Trotter

RHE100M in Stirling Travel, Evercreech in summer 87

History

  • 74 – New to Shaw, Barnsley

  • ? – Acquired by Williams, Cwmdu

  • Jul 84 – Acquired by Ball, Plymouth

  • Nov 84 – Acquired by Cocks, Trelowth

  • Oct 87 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • Jan 89 – Withdrawn and acquired by Marsh Wincanton

  • Feb 90 – Disposed of to Wacton, Bromyard and presumed scrapped

Technical information

  • C45F

  • Chassis – Bedford YRQ

  • Body – Duple

Information


RHE100M was disposed of to Marsh of Wincanton when The Cawlett Group took over Brutonian along with four other non-running vehicles and five on the road vehicles.







DWY520H

Michael Wadman

DWY520H at the back of the Brutonian yard in summer 88

Ian Trotter

DWY520H in winter 86 at Batcombe Church

Ian Trotter

DWY520H at the back of the Brutonian yard in summer 88

Ian Trotter

DWY520H at Wincanton in winter 87

History

  • 70 – New to Shaw, Dobcross

  • ? – Acquired by Symons, Totnes

  • Sep 73 – Acquired by Gourds, Newton Abbott

  • Jun 76 Acquired by Devonways, Newton Abbott (associated with Gourds)

  • Jun 78 – Re-acquired by Gourds, Newton Abbott

  • Jun 86 – Acquired by Brutonian as an Air Camelot vehicle

  • By Jun 88 – Withdrawn

Technical information

  • B16F

  • Chassis – Ford Transit

  • Body – Dormobile

Information


DWY520H was scrapped in Jun 88 because the engine died and the chassis was a series of welded plates. It was one of three vehicles to move across from Air Camelot on the acquisition of Brutonian.





MAR517L

Michael Wadman

MAR517L on 29 Nov 88

History

  • Mar 73 – New to Reid, Potten End (trading as B&B Services)

  • ? – Acquired by Tate, Potten End on take over of B&B

  • Jun 81 – Acquired by Smith, Portland

  • Nov 87 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • ? – Withdrawn and acquired by Marsh Wincanton

  • Jan 90 – Scrapped through Wacton, Bromyard

Technical information

  • C53F

  • Chassis – Bedford YRT

  • Body – Plaxton

Information


MAR517L was believed to have been disposed of to Marsh of Wincanton before The Cawlett Group took over Brutonian in Jan 89.







DTL342D

Ian Trotter

DTL342D in service with Reliance in late 60s

History

  • 66 – New to Simmons (trading as Reliance), Great Gonerby, near Grantham

  • Apr 73 – Acquired by Osmond, Curry Rivel

  • Jan 88 – Acquired by Brutonian from Wacton, Bromyard

  • Oct 88 – Withdrawn

  • ? – Scrapped and cut up in the Brutonian yard

Technical information

  • B45F

  • Chassis – Bedford VAM5

  • Body – Willowbrook

Information


DTL342D was only run for four months by Brutonian because the engine blew up. Being 10 metre it was ideal for the lanes of Somerset. Two of these vehicles were bought via Martin Perry at Bromyard and also a third one was on short term loan. Marshes Coaches of Wincanton also bought two Osmonds vehicles at the same time. They were also very simple to maintain.



JRU 373V

Michael Wadman

JRU373V in Wincanton on 19 Jul 88

Michael Wadman

JRU373V in the Brutonian yard on 19 Jul 88

Ian Trotter

JRU373V in late 88

Ian Trotter

JRU373V at Yeovil Bus Station c88

History

  • 79 – New to Tally Ho!, Kingsbridge (KDV 896V)

  • ? – Acquired by Young, Rampton, Cambs

  • Mar 83 – Acquired by Adams, Victory Tours Six Penny Handley

  • Apr 84 – Re-registered as 5515LJ

  • Jan 88 – Acquired by Brutonian as JRU373V

  • Jan 89 – Withdrawn and acquired by Marsh, Wincanton

  • Jul 94 – Acquired by Bakers, Yeovil when Marsh lost their licence

  • Jul 08 – Scrapped

Technical information

  • C44F with toilet

  • Chassis – DAF MB200DKTL600

  • Body – Plaxton

Information


JRU373V must have set Brutonian back some serious cash at the time as it was fitted with a toilet, tv and video. It seems odd that Victory sold it on but they did acquire some new Duple 425s at this time. JRU373V, along with YVO284M and KGR491N passed to Bakers in Jul 1994, but KGR was out of use 12 months after that and by 99 was parked up in Mosterton.


Up until 2000 JRU373V ran in a modified version of Marsh's livery, with red paint in certain parts with the black stripes still being on there. At that time it was kept in Honiton for a school contract. The rear toilet, which had stopped being used by 95, was padlocked up.


In 08 JRU373V was reported was on the back of a scrapman's tow truck; a sad end to a long service life. Not that Plaxton Supreme DAF MB200s were that common in the first place.





YVO284M

Michael Wadman

YVO284M on 29 Nov 88 (PRM500M to the left)

Keith Newton

YVO284M at South Cadbury on route 10 in Feb 88

Ian Trotter

YVO284M outside Bruton Station with OHU768F behind in c87

History

  • 74 – New to Barton

  • ? – Acquired by Smiths of Portland

  • May 87 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • Jan 89 – Withdrawn and acquired by Marsh, Wincanton

  • Jun 94 – Sold onto Bakers of Yeovil when Marsh lost their licence and used for school services

Technical information

  • C53F

  • Chassis – Bedford YMT

  • Body – Duple


Information


YVO284M was disposed of to Marsh of Wincanton when The Cawlett Group took over Brutonian along with four other non-running vehicles and five on the road vehicles.





LPB238D

Ian Trotter

LPB238D in the Brutonian yard in summer 88

Michael Wadman

LPB238D outside the Bruton station 19 Jul 88

Ian Trotter

LPB238D outside the Bruton station in c88

History

  • 66 – New to Safeguard, Guildford

  • 71 – Acquired by Newman (South Bucks Coaches), Slough

  • Sep 73 – Acquired by Osmond, Curry Rivel

  • Jul 88 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • Jan 89 – Withdrawn and acquired by Marsh, Wincanton

  • Feb 90 – Scrapped through Wacton, Bromyard

Technical information

  • B45F

  • Chassis – Bedford VAM14

  • Body – Willowbrook

Information


Osmonds had quite a large fleet of Bedford service buses which they used on school contracts and Brutonian acquired LPB238D about the time that Osmonds ceased trading, so Brutonian may have got this cheap.


Two of these vehicles were bought at the time via Wacton at Bromyard and also had a third one on short term loan, but the second one only lasted a short time because the engine blew up (DTL342D). Marshes Coaches of Wincanton also bought two Osmonds vehicles at the same time. They were 10 metre and so were ideal for the lanes of Somerset. They were also very simple to maintain.





LBD94P

Ian Trotter

LBD94P at Bruton Station with LPB238D behind in summer 88

Michael Wadman

LBD94P in Shepton Mallet on 31 May 91 on service 485 

History

  • Aug 75 – New to Geoff Amos, Eydon

  • ? – Acquired by Country Lion, Northampton

  • Sep 81 – Acquired by Chapman, Lutterworth

  • Nov 82 – Acquired by Court, Chapel End

  • Nov 87 – Acquired by McAndrew, Leamington

  • Jul 88 – Acquired by Brutonian through DSB (dealer) Loughborough

  • Dec 88 – Withdrawn?

  • May or Aug 89 – Acquired by Curtis (CT Transport), Midsomer Norton

  • Aug 93 – Acquired by Edwards, Hailsham

  • Dec 95 – Withdrawn

  • ? – Acquired by a Surrey operator in for preservation

Technical information

  • C20F

  • Chassis – Bedford J2SZ10

  • Body – Caetano

Information

LBD94P was the third J2 run by Brutonian. It was acquired by Alan Curtis, a former Brutonian driver, from Brutonian when he set up CT Transport (or Contract Services) in 89. It then passed to an operator in Surrey and on into preservation and may still exist.



KGR491N

Michael Wadman

KGR491N in the Brutonian yard on 29 Nov 88

Ian Trotter

KGR491N outside Bruton Station in summer 88

Ian Trotter

KGR491N outside the Brutonian yard in summer 88

Ian Trotter

KGR491N outside the Brutonian office in summer 88

History

  • 75 – New to Scotts Greys, Darlington

  • ? – Acquired by Jones Bontnewydd

  • Sep 84 – Acquired by Owen, Nefyn

  • May 88 – Acquired by Evans Tregarron

  • Jul 88 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • Jan 89 – Acquired by Marsh, Wincanton

  • May 94 – Acquired by Baker Yeovil

  • Feb 99 – Preserved by John Hembry, Hazelbury Bryan

  • Apr 07 – Acquired by Rachel Humphries Thatcham

Technical information

  • C35F

  • Chassis – Bristol LHS6L

  • Body – Duple


Information


KGR491N was the last vehicle in the big striped livery. It was another vehicle that went to Marshes and then Bakers Coaches at Yeovil. It was then bought by John Hembry at Hazelbury Bryan to preserve but the front was badly damaged when the bar on Jeff Cudlipp’s wrecker came off and it hit a wall in Milborne Port. John spent many hours repairing it but for various reasons was not able to complete it. He sold it for continued preservation and it is still believed to be around.





HWU82N

Ian Trotter

HWU82N outside the Brutonian workshop in summer 88

Ian Trotter

HWU82N outside the Brutonian yard in summer 88

History

  • 75 – New to Wallace Arnold

  • Jun 80 – Acquired by Deeble’s Caradon Riviera Tours, Liskeard (also Upton Cross, Callington and Wadebridge), Cornwall

  • Aug 85 – Acquired by Fussey, Lockington

  • Mar 87 – Acquired by Brown, Builth Wells

  • Aug 88 – Acquired by Brutonian

  • By Jan 89 – Withdrawn and disposed of to Marsh, Wincanton

  • Jan 90 – Acquired by Wacton, Bromyard

  • Mar 90 – Returned to Brown, Builth Wells

  • By Mar 91 – Acquired by Davies, Bridport

  • Jan 92 – Acquired by Williams, Camborne

  • Jul 96 – Acquired by Hall, Kennoway

  • Aug 96 – Acquired by Ripley (dealer), Carlton

  • By Mar 97 – Acquired by Burrows, Ogmore Vale for caravan conversion

Technical information

  • C45F

  • Chassis – Bristol LHS6L

  • Body – Plaxton


Information


HWU82N was one of very few Bristol LH coaches, that were new to Wallace Arnold, and they didn’t last too long! They did about 5 years work for WA which was par for the course in those days. HWU82/3N went to Deeble's Caradon Riviera Tours Jun 80 whilst 84-87 went to Cornwall County Council in Jul 80.

Six of these Bristol coaches were ordered for Wallace Arnold in Devon, 82/3/4 at Torquay depot, 85/6/7 at Plymouth depot. They were intended to be narrow bodied for Dartmoor but there was a problem and they ended up with standard width bodies on narrow chassis. They looked a bit odd but were apparently quite nice to drive.

HWU82N may still be around as a caravan.






Ian Trotter

WMG904T around the Brutonian yard 86-89


Ford Transit WMG 904T was the Air Camelot minibus and acquired by Brutonian’s second owner, Tony Tucker in May 86 and was Ex-Plessey, in connection with his travel agency business. It was painted in the same livery as Brutonian vehicles were supposed to be and kept at Bruton. It was used on the bus services if nothing else was available.

Brutonian Loan Vehicles


MXX481

Keith Newton

MXX481 in Witham Friary on 14 Nov 86

Keith Newton

MXX481 in Buckhorn Western in late 86

History (not allocated a Vehicle List Number)

  • 53 – New to London Transport RF504

  • Mar 59 – Converted for one-man operation as B39F

  • May 79 – Acquired by Strerett, Gosport

  • Dec 80 – Acquired by Island Coachways, Guernsey and not operated (derelict by Jun 84)

  • Dec 84 – Acquired by Wacton Bromyard (dealer)

  • Jan 85 – Acquired by Roger Brown, Shaftesbury and District

  • Oct-Dec 86 – On loan to Brutonian

  • May 89-Jan 91 – On loan to Classic Buses Ltd, Winchester

  • Dec 97 – Re-registered KSJ622

  • Mar 98 – Acquired by Nash, Weybridge and re-registered MXX481

  • cMar 99 – Acquired by Crowther (Classic Coaches), Booker

  • Nov 00 – Re-acquired by Nash, Webridge

  • Sep 04 – Acquired by Betterton, Tivetshaw for preservation

Technical information

  • B41F became B39F

  • Chassis – Metro Cammell

  • Body – AEC Regal IV 9821LT

Information


After Brutonian was acquired by Tony Tucker of Air Camelot MXX481 was a used as a loan vehicle as the fleet was changed.



JEH190K

History

  • Dec 71 – New to Potteries no 190

  • By Jan 82 – Acquired by Gastonia, Cranleigh

  • Jul 82 – Acquired by Norman, Cwmllynfell

  • Oct 86 – Acquired by Wacton Trading, Bromyard

  • Oct 86-Jan 87 – On loan to Brutonian

  • c. Feb 87 – Acquired by Bott, Abergynolwyn

Technical information

  • B44F

  • Chassis – Bristol RESL6L

  • Body – ECW





GAL19J

Ian Trotter

GAL19J outside the Brutonian Workshop in late 86

History

  • Jun – New to Barton Transport No 1186

  • ? – Acquired by Carnell, Sutton Bridge, Lincs

  • Dec 78 – Acquired by Browning, Box, Wilts

  • Apr 86 – Acquired by Mid Wales Motorways, Newtown

  • Oct 86 – Acquired by Wacton, Bromyard

  • Oct-Dec 86 – On loan to Brutonian

  • By Dec 87 – Acquired by Layland (t/a Total Travel), Paignton, Devon

  • By Dec 89 – Re-acquired by Wacton, Bromyard

Technical information

  • DP52F

  • Chassis – Bedford YRQ

  • Body – Willowbrook





JYD745D

History

  • 66 – New to Hale-Trent Cakes, Clevedon

  • Sep 74 – Acquired by Osmond, Curry Rivel

  • Jun 87 – On loan to Brutonian from Wacton, Bromyard

  • Jun 87 – Acquired by Leigh Sinton Farms, Worcestershire

  • Oct 87 – Acquired by Handsworth Technical College, Birmingham

Technical information

  • B46F

  • Chassis – Bedford VAM5

  • Body – Strachan





LYD515P

Ian Trotter

LYD515P

History

  • Aug 75 – New to Crown Tours, Frome

  • Feb-Mar 88 – On loan to Brutonian

  • Nov 89 – Acquired by Castle, Llandovery, re-registered IJI 470

  • By Apr 90 – Registered back to LYD 515P

  • Sep 90 – Acquired by Kerricabs, Newport, Gwent, re-registered SWP 317P

  • Oct 91 – Acquired by Stokes, Bromsgove for use as a Caravan

Technical information

  • C29F

  • Chassis – Bedford VAS5 PJK

  • Body – Duple Dominant 1




Non- Brutonian Vehicles Parked in the Yard


BNE729N

Michael Wadman

BNE729N in service with Oakfield Travel in Blandford Forum on 22 Aug 89

History

  • Aug 74 – New to Greater Manchester Transport (one of the three). At some point it was loaned to Greater Glasgow PTE

  • Dec 83 – Acquired by Hartwood Export (Dealer) Barnsley

  • Oct 86 – Acquired by GM Hanmer t/a Sale Coach Services, Flixton, Manchester

  • Jan 87 – Offered to Tony Tucker t/a Air Camelot, Bristol from Peter Prince of Kirby’s and parked in Brutonian yard (not operated)

  • Feb 87 – Acquired by Stanbridge & Crichel MS, Wimborne

  • Feb 88 – Acquired by Oakfield Travel, Blandford Forum

  • By Sep 91 – Acquired by DJ Stevens, Nash, Gwent (not operated)

  • Oct 91 – Acquired by TR Ward t/a Memory Lane Bus, Caerleon, Gwent

  • Nov 92 – Acquired by TG Jenkins t/a Jensen Travel, Abersycham, Gwent

  • Mar 93 – Acquired by S Bryant t/a Jullietts, Bristol (not operated)

  • Apr 95 – Acquired by Somerbus (dealer)

  • Apr 96 – Acquired by SELNEC Preservation Society, Manchester

Technical information

  • B21F

  • Chassis – Seddon Pennine IV-236

  • Body – Pennine

 


Information


BNE729N was on loan to Greater Glasgow PTE and returned to Hyde Road Works Manchester after its stint in Glasgow before being sold to Hartwood. It was offered to Brutonian and they stored it for a couple of months before deciding not to keep it as they disliked the automatic gearbox. It was not operated or owned and was sent down to Barry of Weymouth to see if they wanted it.




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