Illustrated History for VEX297X


Chassis: VRT/SL3/2978 Body: ECW 24779 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Scrapped     Last Reported: 4/2005

Last updated : August 5th 2016 (brought up-to-date)

c6/2005 ?, ? (dealer for scrap)
2/2004 - ?/2005 First Devon & Cornwall Ltd. 38907. Withdrawn and used for spares, by 9/2004
4/2002 - 2/2004 First Western National Buses Ltd. 1309. Barbie 2 livery and to service, 9/2002. Renumbered 38907, 1/2004
11/1998 - 4/2002 First Eastern Counties Buses Ltd. 297. Withdrawn 3/2002. Reinstated, 4/2002
9/1981 - 11/1998 Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. VR297. Delivered to United Counties in NBC green livery as fleet number 970, 7/81. Transferred to Eastern Counties and repainted red before entering service. Renumbered 297, 1/96. Refurbished at Norwich, by 1/97
   
   
   

Photo : Dave Beardmore

Photo : Chris Stewart

Photo : Ian Hardie

Photo : Modelstone Bus Club

Photo : Gareth Crowther

Photo : Peter Horrex Collection

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