Illustrated History for GHY135K

Chassis: RELH4/453 Body: ECW 19806 Series 2 Engine: Leyland O680 Configuration: DP49F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 8/2019

Last updated : September 12th 2019 (brought up-to-date)

3/2005 - current Simon Smart, Chippenham (for further preservation). Repainted in green and cream livery, 5/2008
1/2000 - 3/2005 Malcolm Hodgson, Keswick (for further preservation). Kept at Silloth, by 10/2000. Moved to Appleby, by 10/2003
1/1997 - 1/2000 Robert Price, Aberfan (for preservation). Used by Heritage Motor Services, 3/1998 to sale
8/1988 - 1/1997 Northern Bus Company, North Anston 313. Renumbered 2435, 9/1992. Renumbered 1235, by 5/1994. Renumbered 0135, by 1/1995
10/1986 - 8/1988 Griffiths, Llangristiolus. Maroon and cream fleet livery
8/1986 - 10/1986 Ensign, Purfleet (dealer)
9/1983 - 8/1986 Cheltenham & Gloucester Omnibus Company Ltd. 2073. Withdrawn 5/1986
8/1972 - 9/1983 Bristol Omnibus Company Ltd. 2073
GHY135K preserved in Tilling green and cream dual-purpose livery

2073's third repaint in preservation saw it return to its original livery. This view in May 2008 was taken just after it had received a complete new set of recovered seats

Photo : Simon Smart

GHY135K preserved in NBC red and white dual-purpose livery with Cheltenham District fleetnames

2073 next carried this facsimile of Cheltenham District dual-purpose livery as carried during the period 1984-1986

Photo : Malcolm Hodgson

GHY135K preserved in Tilling green and cream livery

During its early years in preservation 2073 carried green and white dual-purpose livery with Bristol scroll fleetnames, as delivered in 1972

Photo : Martyn Evans

GHY135K in Northern Bus livery

2073 was the first of very many REs to run with Northern Bus and is seen here in 1992 in North Anston

Photo : Rob Sly

GHY135K rear view in Northern Bus livery

A rear view at North Anston showing off the single piece rear windscreen and blue back end of the initial Northern Bus livery

Photo : Rob Sly

GHY135K in Wigmores livery

This livery is that of Wigmores of Dinnington, the operator which became Northern Bus. It is seen in Sheffield in May 1989.

Photo : Ian Kirby

GHY135K with Griffiths

With Griffiths of Llangristiolus in March 1987 on a schools service

Photo : John Carter

GHY135K in NBC red and white dual-purpose livery

Royal Well Bus Station in Cheltenham in red NBC dual-purpose livery with Cheltenham District fleetnames

Photo : Rob Sly

GHY135K in Bristol Omnibus white with green stripe livery

In Bristol in October 1983 with Cheltenham fleetnames on this short-lived livery whilst on National Express service 730 to Exeter

Photo : Bob Tarling

GHY135K in NBC green and white dual-purpose livery

Still allocated to Stroud depot in green NBC dual-purpose livery at Bath in August 1978

Photo : Andy Mitchell

 GHY135K when nearly new in Tilling green and cream dual-purpose livery
When nearly new carrying Tilling livery, Bristol scroll fleetnames and red and yellow fleetnumbers denoting allocation to Stroud depot

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