Illustrated History for TFN988T

Chassis: VRT/SL3/1580 Body: Willowbrook 77694 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F, O43/31F
Status: Exported     Last Reported: 9/2018

Last updated : June 13th 2020 (brought up-to-date)

c11/2008 - current Java Dawg, Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A. Converted for use as a mobile coffee shop. First operated, 8/2009
1/2005 - ?/2008 Josh Goldberg, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. For use in Mardi Gras parades
1/2005 - 1/2005 British Bus Company, San Diego, California, U.S.A. (dealer)
c5/2001 - 1/2005 Chicago Double Decker, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 173. Stored in Augusta, Georgia and for sale on eBay, 1/2005
?/2001 - ?/2001 Gray Line, New York, U.S.A. 173. Not used in service
4/2000 - ?/2001 New York Apple Tours, New York, U.S.A. 173. Painted in experimental red and white livery, c6/2000. Repainted in standard yellow and red before entering service. Registered BX3465 locally, 7/2000
2/2000 - 4/2000 Munden, Bristol (dealer). Altered to offside entrance and painted in New York Apple Tours red and yellow livery, 3/2000
3/1998 - 2/2000 The Original London Sightseeing Tour Ltd. (Arriva Presenting London) BW88
12/1997 - 3/1998 The Original Sightseeing Tour Ltd. (The Original London Sightseeing Tour) BW88
2/1996 - 12/1997 London Coaches Ltd. BW88. Converted to open-top, 4/1996. Repainted in "The Tower Is London" blue livery, 3/1997
9/1978 - 2/1996 East Kent Road Car Company Ltd. 7988
TFN988T in 2015

Photo : Java Dawg

Photo : Dan Morelli

Photo : Dan Morelli

Photo : Alex Hall

Photo : Steve Clements

Photo : BVRES Collection

Photo : Ken Lansdowne

 TFN988T in East Kent livery
Photo : Vernon Smith
 TFN988T in NBC red livery
Photo : Chris Stanley

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