Illustrated History for 557BNG

Chassis: FL6B 198002 Body: ECW 13120 Series 2 Engine: Bristol BVW - Gardner 6LW Configuration: H37/33R, H37/33RD
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 10/2019

Last updated : October 15th 2019 (brought up-to-date)

8/1998 - current East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville (for preservation). Kept at Eastern Counties Yarmouth depot, 5/2000. Restored at BusWorks, 11/2009
12/1962 - 8/1998 Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. LFL57. Converted to H37/33RD and re-engined with Gardner 6LW, ?/1972. Considered preserved, 10/1982. Loaned to Eastern Transport Collection, 1/1987 to 5/1996 (used several times for driver training). Given class VI MOT on return, 5/1996. Long term loan again to ETC, 8/1998

557BNG in 2009

Photo : Neil Chilvers

557BNG undergoing restoration work at BusWorks

Photo : Neil Chilvers

557BNG in 2002

Photo : Peter Horrex

557BNG in NBC red livery
Photo : Adrian Griffith
557BNG in Tilling red livery
Photo : Jeff Lloyd Collection

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