Illustrated History for ATA559L

Chassis: VRT/SL2/536 Body: ECW 20078 Series 2
Engine: Gardner 6LX Configuration: H43/32F, O43/32F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 10/2022

Last updated : October 24th 2022 (brought up-to-date)

9/2014 - current
Neil Markwick & Graham Thorogood, Bournemouth (for preservation)
?/200? - 9/2014
Jordan, Coltishall (dealer). Acquired in lieu of storage payment
2/2002 - ?/200?
First Eastern Counties Buses Ltd. Not used in service (believed withdrawn by Southern National with chassis defect). Arrived at Yarmouth (for storage), 14/2/2002. Moved to Jordan, Coltishall (dealer) for storage, 5/2002
4/2001 - 2/2002
First Southern National Ltd. 559
1/1983 - 4/2001
Southern National Ltd. 559. Stolen from Weymouth Station and damaged when trying to exit the car park. Repaired with a Series 3 front, altered to O43/32F and named "William Barnes", 3/1987. Named "Henry Fryer", 6/1999
8/1973 - 1/1983
Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 559

ATA559L in 2014
Photo : Neil Markwick
ATA559L with Southern National
Photo : BVRES Collection
ATA559L in NBC green
Photo : Graham Bailey
ATA559L in NBC red
Photo : Graham Thorogood

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