Illustrated History for 297JHK


Chassis: LD5G 130076 Body: ECW 8578 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 5LW Configuration: H33/27F
Status: Exported     Last Reported: 5/2016

Last updated : May 22nd 2016 (brought up-to-date)

5/2016 - current Unknown owner in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
by 9/2009 - 5/2016
Unknown owner in Sylmar, California, U.S.A.
by 12/2007 - ?/200? Mike Canepa, West Toluca Lake, California, U.S.A. (for preservation)
by 12/1985 - ?/2007 Ray Eves, Flint, Michigan, U.S.A. Derelict, by 8/2005. Restoration started, 10/2005. Painted allover red with two white stripes, 7/2006
?/19?? - ?/1985 Tony Giacalone, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
4/1978 - ?/197? British Promotions, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A. (dealer)
7/1977 - 4/1978 Omnibus Promotions, London E.C.1 (dealer)
7/1976 - 7/1977 Jordan, Coltishall (dealer)
11/1973 - 7/1976 Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. LKD219
?/1956 - 11/1973 Eastern National Omnibus Company Ltd. 1515. Was the 1000th Lodekka and carried a commemorative plaque to that effect. Renumbered 2484, 8/64
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   





Nicely repainted ready for a new life in US preservation 

Photo : Ray Eves


Even the back door looks like it was factory fitted (almost!)

Photo : Ray Eves


Rubbed down ready for repaint in 2006

Photo : Ray Eves


A novel approach to sealing an open platform!

Photo : Ray Eves


Finally extracted from its resting place in 2005, 1515 shows the offside door fitted by British

Photo : Ray Eves


A very long time later after years in the Michigan undergrowth!

Photo : Ray Eves


1515 enjoyed an Indian Summer in the UK with Eastern Counties

Photo : Syd Eade


Rear end view of LKD219 with Eastern Counties

Photo : Syd Eade

 

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