Illustrated History for OCK997K

Chassis: VRT/SL2/284 Body: ECW Engine: Gardner 6LX - Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 5/2018

Last updated : May 25th 2018 (brought up-to-date)

Link : Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust

12/2001 - current Lancastrian Transport Trust (for further preservation). Kept at Taunton (Rexquote) until moved to Lancashire, 7/2002. Restored in Ribble cherry red livery, 4/2010
c7/2001 - 12/2001 Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust (for preservation)
6/1999 - ?/2001 First Western National Buses Ltd. (Red Bus) 1300. Fitted with a new engine, summer 1999. Withdrawn 1/2001. Stored at Ilfracombe, by 6/2001
6/1999 - 6/1999 First Red Bus Ltd. 1056
?/1987 - 6/1999 North Devon Ltd. (Red Bus) 1056. The famous "green red bus". Renumbered 1056, by 12/88. Repainted in red and cream fleet livery, c12/93. Withdrawn by 5/97. Reinstated, c8/97. Held in reserve, 10/97. Fitted with Gardner 6LXB engine and reinstated 5/98
?/198? - ?/1987 Crosville Motor Services Ltd. DVG582
5/1972 - ?/198? Ribble Motor Services Ltd. 1997

Photo : Philip Higgs

Photo : Philip Higgs

Photo : Philip Higgs

Photo : Dave Beardmore

Photo : Ken Baker

Photo : Photobus

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