Illustrated History for OCK997K

Chassis: VRT/SL2/284 Body: ECW Engine: Gardner 6LX - Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 3/2021

Last updated : February 23rd 2023 (brought up-to-date)

Link : Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust

12/2001 - current Lancastrian Transport Trust (for further preservation). Kept at Taunton (Rexquote) until moved to Lancashire, 7/2002. Restored in Ribble cherry red livery, 4/2010
c7/2001 - 12/2001 Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust (for preservation)
6/1999 - ?/2001 First Western National Buses Ltd. (Red Bus) 1300. Fitted with a new engine, summer 1999. Withdrawn 1/2001. Stored at Ilfracombe, by 6/2001
6/1999 - 6/1999 First Red Bus Ltd. 1056
7/1987 - 6/1999 North Devon Ltd. (Red Bus) 1066. The famous "green red bus". Renumbered 1056, by 12/1988. Repainted in red and cream fleet livery, c12/1993. Withdrawn by 5/1997. Reinstated, c8/1997. Held in reserve, 10/1997. Fitted with Gardner 6LXB engine and reinstated, 5/1998
1/1985 - 7/1987 Crosville Motor Services Ltd. DVG582
5/1972 - 1/1985 Ribble Motor Services Ltd. 1997
OCK997K in 2012

Photo : Philip Higgs

OCK997K in 2008

Photo : Philip Higgs

OCK997K in 2006

Photo : Philip Higgs

OCK997K in 2002

Photo : Dave Beardmore

OCK997K in 1994
Photo : Dave Beardmore
OCK997K in NBC green with Red Bus fleetnames

Photo : Ken Baker

OCK997K in NBC green livery

Photo : Photobus

OCK997K in NBC red livery
Photo : Garry Donnelly
OCK997K in original Ribble livery
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