Illustrated History for EWS746W


Chassis: VRT/SL3/2943 Body: ECW 24445 Series 2 Engine: Leyland O680 - Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 3/2015

Last updated : April 13th 2016 (brought up-to-date)

by 8/2011 - current David Leigh, Stroud (for further preservation)
by 12/2009 - ?/200? William Staniforth, Stroud (for further preservation). Engine from UGR698R and gearbox from UGR694R sourced
c12/2006 - ?/200? Nigel Pullen, Stroud (for further preservation). No engine, gearbox or seats, by 12/2007
12/2005 - ?/2006 William Staniforth, Stroud (for preservation)
12/2003 - 12/2005 Basingstoke YMCA (non-PCV for spares)
6/2000 - 12/2003 Hampshire Bus Company Ltd. 161. Repainted in fleet livery, 11/2000. Renumbered 15761 in the Stagecoach national scheme, 12/2002. Withdrawn with failed back axle, 10/2003. Used for spares before sale
2/2000 - 6/2000 Stagecoach (South) Ltd. (Hants & Surrey) 161
8/1999 - 2/2000 Cheltenham Distict Traction Company Ltd. 229
9/1998 - 8/1999 Swindon & District Bus Company Ltd. 229
9/1983 - 9/1998 Cheltenham & Gloucester Omnibus Company Ltd. 5538. Re-engined with Gardner 6LXB, 3/92. Loaned to Swindon & District, 25/6/94 to by 10/94. Renumbered 229, 7/94. Hired to Cheltenham District for the Races, 14-16/3/95 and again 12-14/3/96. Stagecoach livery, 6/96
8/1981 - 9/1983 Bristol Omnibus Company Ltd. 5538

Photo : John Potter

Photo : eBay

Photo : Steve Clements

Photo : BVRES Collection

Photo : Kelvin Amos

 
     
     

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