Illustrated History for SDL638J

Chassis: VRT/SL2/175 Body: ECW Engine: Gardner 6LX Configuration: H39/31F

Status: Preserved

    Last Reported: 12/20205

Last updated : December 16th 2020 (brought up-to-date)

11/2002 - current Richard Newman, Matt Birkin & Leo Roberts, Isle of Wight (for preservation). Repainted in Tilling green livery, 4/2008
7/1999 - 11/2002 Newbus, Seaview. Stored at the Isle of Wight Museum, by 4/2001. Moved to storage at Somerton, 5/2002
3/1971 - 7/1999 Southern Vectis Omnibus Company Ltd. 628. Received gearbox and linkage from RFB615S, 10/1990. Refurbished for use in "vintage" fleet, by 5/1992. Hired to Westbrook, Seaview for summer 1995 and named 'Zaphenath Panea', and again 1996. Loaned to Newbus, Seaview, 1/1997 to sale

Photo : Leo Roberts

Photo : Dave Moore

Photo : BVRES Collection

Photo : Jeff Lloyd Collection


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