Illustrated History for SRU981


Chassis: LD6B 120054 Body: ECW 8588 Series 2 Engine: Bristol AVW - Gardner 6LW Configuration: H33/27R, H33/27RD
Status: Exported     Last Reported: 5/2021

Last updated : May 13th 2021 (brought up-to-date)

11/2013 - current De Raekt Investments, Budel, Holland. Registered BE-78-80 locally
10/2013 - 11/2013 Ensign Bus Company, Purfleet (dealer)
by 9/2013 - 10/2013 Phil Blair, Southampton (for further preservation). Restoration into Hants & Dorset livery completed, by 9/2013
12/2010 - ?/2013 Jon Pratt, Weston-super-Mare (for further preservation). Undergoing extensive renovation at Blackpool, 4/2012
4/2010 - 12/2010 Phil Blair, Southampton (for further preservation)
c8/2008 - 4/2010 Neil Stratton, Sunderland (for further preservation)
by 12/2007 - ?/2008 Bernard Rogers, Kidderminster (for preservation)
4/2002 - ?/2007 Saga Radio, Birmingham (exhibition unit)
by 8/1997 - 4/2002 Hants & Dorset Trim, Eastleigh (non-PCV). Used to demonstrate the various work carried out by the Company
12/1975 - ?/19?? Cotswold Hotel, Southampton (non-PCV). Used as a hospitality unit. Still in use, 10/1980
8/1956 - 12/1975 Hants & Dorset Motor Services Ltd. 1368. Re-engined with a Gardner 6LW (from an L6G single decker), 6/1961. Altered to H33/27RD, 9/1961. Renumbered 1432, 9/1971






SRU981 in 2018
Photo : Frans Angevaare/Shane Ross

Photo : Mark Lyons

Photo : Philip Higgs

Photo : From the Internet

Photo : Howard Lane

Photo : Dave Mant

Photo : Peter Horrex Collection

Photo : Dave Mant

 SRU981 with Hants & Dorset
Photo : Phill Kingston

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