Illustrated History for WNG864H

Chassis: RELL3/995 Body: ECW 18457 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6HLX Configuration: DP50F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 5/2016

Last updated : May 8th 2016 (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 Withdrawn 9/94
10/1990 - 2/1994 Juliusz Chanerley, Runcorn (for preservation)
9/1988 - 10/1990 Citybus Ltd., Belfast 778. To service as a driver trainer, 1/4/89. Withdrawn 8/90
9/1984 - 9/1988 Cambus Ltd. 105. Withdrawn ?/1987
3/1970 - 9/1984 Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. RLE864

Looking resplendent on rally debut in April 2011. Photo : Richard Haughey

Undergoing restoration at BusWorks in Blackpool, June 2010. Photo : Philip Higgs

Seen in Kings Lynn in September 2003. Photo : Rob Bennett

Undergoing preparation for repaint in 2000. Photo : Dave Beardmore

Wheels painted RLE864 in this facsimile of Midland Red coaching livery. Photo : Steve Thorpe

By March 1994 it had been repainted in this livery. Photo : Steve Thorpe

Early in its life in preservation RLE864 was repainted in NBC dual-purpose livery. Photo : From the Internet

RLE864 only saw use as a driver trainer in Northern Ireland, thereby increasing its survival chances. Photo : Keith Till

After passing to Cambus RLE864 was painted in this livery in 1985. Photo : Richard Haughey.

RLE864 was repainted allover red when allocated to Peterborough c1982. Photo : Mark Pitman

NBC red dual-purpose livery. Photo : Julian Patterson Collection

Tilling red dual-purpose livery. Photo : Julian Patterson Collection

As-delivered in 1970. Photo : Maurice Doggett

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