Illustrated History for AFJ748T

Chassis: VRT/SL3/1823 Body: ECW 23418 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Scrapped     Last Reported: 4/2003

Last updated : December 27th 2023 (brought up-to-date)

4/2003 Sims Metal, Bristol (dealer for scrap)
5/2002 - 4/2003 Simon Munden, Bristol (dealer)
2/2002 - 5/2002 First Western National Buses Ltd. (for spares). Noted at First's Bath depot, 3/2002
4/1999 - 2/2002 First Hampshire Ltd. (Provincial) 509. Painted in red and cream fleet livery, 11/1999. Deroofed under Newgate Lane railway bridge, Fareham, 25/7/2001
4/1993 - 4/1999 Provincial Bus Company Ltd. (People's Provincial) 211. Painted in fleet livery. Renumbered 511, by 11/1994. Renumbered 509, 7/1996. Painted in experimental "First Corporate-style" livery, 3/1999
1/1983 - 4/1993 Western National Ltd. 1146. Bird's Eye livery, ?/198?. Interim livery, ?/198?
6/1979 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 1146. Allover advertising livery for Radio Cornwall, ?/19??

AFJ748T in 2003
Photo : Ben Morroll
AFJ748T in First Hampshire livery
Photo : Jeff Lloyd Collection
AFJ748T in First experimental corporate livery

Photo : Terry Lawson

AFJ748T in Provincial livery
Photo : Cliff Essex
AFJ748T in Western National interim livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

AFJ748T in Western National Bird's Eye livery

Photo : Kelvin Amos

AFJ748T in allover advertising livery for Radio Cornwall

Photo : Kelvin Amos

AFJ748T in NBC green livery
Photo : Stephen Day

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