Illustrated History for BRX142B

Chassis: FLF6G 224028 Body: ECW 14003 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LW Configuration: H38/32F, O38/32F
Status: Survivor     Last Reported: 12/2014

Last updated : October 16th 2022 (brought up-to-date)

by 9/2022 - currentPlatinum Rollas, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. Used for "Tailgate" events in connection with the local soccer team
by 5/2014 - ?/20??Delfine Gaxiola, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. Named "Clifford the Big Red Bus"
by 12/1998 - ?/????
Rodriguez, Sadena, Arizona, U.S.A. Registered 3ZN-547 locally
4/1980 - ?/199? The Pointe Resort Hotel, North 16th Street, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. Registered 3ZJ750, by 3/1992
11/1979 - 4/1980 Booth, Rotherham (dealer)
2/1976 - 11/1979 Southern Vectis Omnibus Company Ltd. OT6. Converted to O38/32F, ?/1976. Painted in silver livery to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee, 3/1977. Withdrawn 9/1978
8/1964 - 2/1976 Thames Valley & Aldershot Omnibus Company Ltd (Alder Valley). 641. Involved in a low bridge accident, 10/1975
8/1964 - 1/1972 Thames Valley Traction Company Ltd. D9

BRX142B in 2017
 Fortunately by 2014 it had been renovated as seen here in 2017 seeing further use in Tucson (From the Internet)
BRX142B in Arizona
After finishing with Southern Vectis in 1980 it was then exported to Arizona in the USA where it is seen here having obviously seen some hard use (Demitri Downing)

And here it is after repaint during its short career with Southern Vectis in July 1978 (Peter Relf)

It was surprisingly sold to Southern Vectis and rebuilt as an open-topper and is seen here on its way in undercoat to receive a repaint in Silver Jubilee livery in March 1977 (Philip Darlington)

The upper deck was destroyed by a collision with the canopy of a garage forecourt in Bracknell in October 1975 (From the Internet)

Interim livery with NBC-style fleetnames in November 1974 (Steve Thoroughgood)

Reading Railway Station in 1967 in Tillings red livery (Chris Stanley)

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