The London Country DV Volvo / Duple Coaches

Individual bus histories

This page created 29th November 2002 by Ian Smith

Note: these histories are in process of collection, with fragments of information added from a variety of sources. Any additional information is very welcome.
Particularly useful has been a large amount of allocations and transfers information supplied by R.Cains.

DV 1  GPH 1V     1980    new to London Country: Volvo B58-56 Duple Dominant, C49F
                 3/80 RG new to store at Reigate
                         painted in Golden Jubilee livery
                 4/80 RG trainer..
                 4/80 HG transfer, into service on 743 (Hertford)
                 8/80 HG used on 743
                 1980 HG used on 735
                 7/81 DG transfer (Dunton Green)
                 8/81 DG upseated to C53F
                 5/82 DG
                12/84    repainted, green/white
                 4/85 DG
                 6/86 DG used on 706
                 9/86    allocated to LCSE
                 2/87 DG Kentish Bus
 226             4/87 DG renumbered
                 5/87 NF transfer (Northfleet)
                 1/88 DT transfer: used on 726 (Dartford)
                 5/88 NF transfer
                 1/89 DT return
                 4/89 NF transfer
                 7/89 DT return

DV 2  GPH 2V     1980    new to London Country: Volvo B58-56 Duple Dominant, C49F
                 2/80 RG new to store at Reigate
                 3/80 WY trainer (Addlestone)
                 4/80 HG transfer, trainer (Hertford)
                 4/80 WY transfer, into service on 743
                 2/81 HG transfer
                 7/81 DG transfer (Dunton Green)
                 8/81 DG upseated to C53F
                 5/82 DG
                 4/85 DG
                 9/86    allocated to LCSE
                 2/87 DG Kentish Bus
 225             4/87 DG renumbered 225
                 5/87 NF transfer (Northfleet)
                 1/88 DT transfer (Dartford)
                 5/88 NF transfer
                 1/89 DT return
                 4/89 NF transfer
                 7/89 DT return
A key to the references can be found in the bibliography


DV 1   GPH 1V   BYB00 p121  1980    at Brighton Coach Rally, Golden Jubilee livery 
                LC2 p117    1980 HG on 735 to London, Hertford, Golden Jubilee livery 
                LBM114 p54       HG on 734 to Hertford, Golden Jubilee livery
                GD_GL p52   8/80 HG on 734 to Addlestone, Ealing Broadway
                LBM142 p14  */82 DG on 201 to Newcastle, London Victoria, green/white
                LBH2_87p34  6/86 DG on 706, Sevenoaks
                LBM78 p45   1/88 DT on 726 to Dartford, Sidcup Stn, KB 226

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