Illustrated History for RPU869M


Chassis: RELH4/658 Body: ECW 21448 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6HLX Configuration: C49F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 5/2014

Last updated : May 5th 2014 (brought up-to-date)

by 1/1997 - current Jane Dicker, Hastings (for preservation). Painted in red & white Eastern Counties "Whiteline" livery before leaving Northern Bus. Reregistered RPU869M, by 9/99. Undergoing extensive rebuild and restoration, 6/2009
6/1992 - ?/199? Northern Bus Company, North Anston. Altered to DP49F and to service, 9/92. Numbered 1221, 9/92. Withdrawn after catching fire, by 1/93. Repaired and reinstated, by 3/93. Named "The Soup Dragon", by 5/95. Reregistered 223FWW and renumbered 2221, 12/95. Reregistered MHE213M, 10/96
?/1988 - 6/1992 Vale, Cheetham (Rose Hill Coaches)
2/1986 - ?/1988 Smith-Shearing, Wigan 89
4/1985 - 2/1986 Gath, Thornhill
4/1985 - 4/1985 Johnson, Harthill (dealer)
9/1984 - 4/1985 Ambassador Travel (Anglia) Ltd. RE849
?/1978 - 9/1984 Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. RE849
5/1974 - ?/1978 National Travel (South East) Ltd. 454
   
   




Photo : Ian Chancellor

Photo : Tony Barfield

Photo : Peter Horrex

Photo : Peter Horrex

Photo : Rob Sly

Photo : Dave Beardmore

Photo : BVRES Collection

Photo : Mark Pitman

Photo : John Law

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