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 : May 6th 2023 (brought up-to-date)

6/2005 Hardwick, Carlton (dealer for scrap)
2/2004 - 6/2005 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 Withdrawn and used for spares, by 9/2004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 Withdrawn 3/2002.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, 7/1981. Transferred to Eastern Counties and repainted red before entering service. Renumbered 297, 1/1996. Refurbished at Norwich, by 1/1997
VEX297X in Barbie 2 livery

Photo : Dave Beardmore

VEX297X in First Eastern Counties livery

Photo : Chris Stewart

VEX297X in 1994

Photo : Ian Hardie

VEX297X in Eastern Counties livery
VEX297X in Eastern Evening News allover advertising livery
Photo : Nick Doolan Collection
VEX297X in revised National Holidays livery
Photo : Gareth Crowther
VEX297X in revised National Holidays livery
Photo : Tim Moore
Photo required of VEX297X in NBC red livery
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