Illustrated History for WNG864H

Chassis: RELL3/995 Body: ECW 18457 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6HLX Configuration: DP50F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 3/2019

Last updated : March 10th 2019 (brought up-to-date)

10/2006 - current Julian Patterson, Kings Lynn (for further preservation). Restored in NBC dual-purpose livery, c4/2011
10/1994 - 10/2006 Potts, Birmingham (for preservation). Kept at BaMMOT, Wythall
2/1994 - 10/1994 Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels), Nuneaton 5864. Withdrawn 9/1994
10/1990 - 2/1994 Juliusz Chanerley, Runcorn (for preservation)
9/1988 - 10/1990 Citybus Ltd., Belfast 778. To service as a driver trainer, 1/4/1989. Withdrawn 8/1990
9/1984 - 9/1988 Cambus Ltd. 105. Withdrawn ?/1987
3/1970 - 9/1984 Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. RLE864

WNG864H in 2011
Looking resplendent on rally debut in April 2011. Photo : Richard Haughey
WNG864H in 2010
Undergoing restoration at BusWorks in Blackpool, June 2010. Photo : Philip Higgs
WNG864H in 2003
Seen in Kings Lynn in September 2003. Photo : Rob Bennett
WNG864H in 2000
Undergoing preparation for repaint in 2000. Photo : Dave Beardmore
WNG864H with Coaching at Wheels
Wheels painted RLE864 in this facsimile of Midland Red coaching livery. Photo : Steve Thorpe
WNG864H in 1994
By March 1994 it had been repainted in this livery with Wheels fleetnames. Photo : Steve Thorpe
WNG864H in 1991
Early in its life in preservation RLE864 was repainted in NBC dual-purpose livery. Photo : From the Internet
WNG864H with Citybus
RLE864 only saw use as a driver trainer in Northern Ireland, thereby increasing its survival chances. Photo : Keith Till
WNG864H in Cambus NBC livery
After passing to Cambus RLE864 was painted in this livery in 1985. Photo : Richard Haughey.
WNG864H in 1982
RLE864 was repainted allover red when allocated to Peterborough c1982. Photo : Mark Pitman
WNG864H in NBC red and white dual-purpose livery
NBC red dual-purpose livery. Photo : Julian Patterson Collection
WNG864H in Tilling red and cream dual-purpose livery
Tilling red dual-purpose livery. Photo : Julian Patterson Collection
WNG864H in 1970
As-delivered in 1970. Photo : Maurice Doggett

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