Illustrated History for CPU979G

Chassis: VRT/SL/101 Body: ECW 17264 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LX Configuration: H39/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 4/2018

Last updated : January 20th 2019 (brought up-to-date)

11/2007 - current 3000 Group, Canvey Island (for further preservation). Repainted in NBC green livery, 12/2008
2/1997 - 11/2007 Paul Harrison, Chelmsford (for preservation). Tilling green livery, but retaining NBC destination box and polished skirt strip fitted by Northern Bus, by 6/97. Kept at Castle Point museum
by 12/1993 - 2/1997 Northern Bus Company, North Anston (Bradfield Bus). Named "Good King Henry" and numbered 3000, by 4/94
2/1991 - ?/1993 ?, ? (for preservation)
2/1969 - 2/1991 Eastern National Omnibus Company Ltd. 3000. Converted for use as a driver trainer, 6/86. Renumbered 9000, 5/87

CPU979G preserved in NBC green livery

Photo : Chris Stewart

Rear view of CPU979G preserved in NBC green livery

Photo : Chris Stewart

CPU979G preserved in Tilling green livery

Photo : Paul Harrison

CPU979G with Northern Bus
Photo : Peter Horrex
Rear view of CPU979G with Northern Bus

Phoro : Peter Horrex

CPU979G as driver trainer with Eastern National

Photo : Ian Hardie

CPU979G in NBC green livery with later style fleetnames

Photo : Peter Horrex Collection

CPU979G in NBC green livery

Photo : Cliff Essex

CPU979G as delivered in dual-purpose livery

Photo : Cliff Essex

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