Illustrated History for AFB597V

Chassis: LH6L LH/1605 Body: ECW 23548 Series 2 Engine: Leyland O401 Configuration: B43F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 12/2022

Last updated : April 29th 2023 (brought up-to-date)

c3/2016 - currentAdrian Morton, Basingstoke (for further preservation). Repainted in Wilts & Dorset livery, 3/2016
3/2012 - ?/2016
The Eden, West Auckland (for further preservation). Repainted in Eden livery, 3/2015
5/1998 - 3/2012 Green Triangle (South Lancs Transport), Leigh. Loaned to M K Metro as a driver trainer (also used occasionally in service) and numbered 507, 5/1998 to ?/2002. Considered preserved
2/1991 - 5/1998 Stewart (South Lancs Transport), Leigh. Withdrawn ?/1992. Reinstated by 8/1993. Withdrawn with accident damage, by 12/1995. Repaired using parts from XFW953S, but used only occasionally, by 6/1996. Numbered 953 and used for driver training, by 10/1997
1/1986 - 2/1991 Badgerline Ltd. 466. Withdrawn 3/1991
4/1980 - 1/1986 Bristol Omnibus Company Ltd. 466

AFB597V in 2016
Photo : Ben Bartram
AFB597V in 2015
Photo : Graeme Scarlett
AFB597V in 2006

Photo : Dave Beardmore

AFB597V in 1999

Photo : Dave Beardmore

AFB597V with South Lancs Transport

Photo : Martin Bott

AFB597V in Badgerline Mini Link livery

Photo : Kelvin Amos

AFB597V in NBC green livery

Photo : Kelvin Amos

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