Illustrated History for TCD490J

Chassis: RESL8/119 Body: Marshall B4622 Engine: Leyland O680 Configuration: B45F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 9/2019

Last updated : October 1st 2019 (brought up-to-date)

8/2007 - current John Wilcox, Rayleigh (for further preservation). Fully restored in Southdown green and cream livery over a four year period (completed in 6/2011)
6/1999 - 8/2007 Pearce (Southdown 490 Group), Worthing (for preservation)
9/1993 - 6/1999 Tramcourt (Blue Lake of Chichester), Selsey. Blue and white fleet livery, 10/93
3/1991 - 9/1993 Sussex Bus, Ford. Red and white fleet livery, 4/91. Numbered 490, by 5/92
10/1988 - 3/1991 Wealdon (Wealden Beeline), Five Oak Green. Dark green and cream fleet livery, 10/88. Loaned to Sussex Bus, Ford, 6/1990 to 9/1990
6/1986 - 10/1988 Cullinan, London E11
10/1970 - 6/1986 Southdown Motor Services Ltd. 490. Delivered in traditional Southdown green and cream livery. NBC green livery, 11/73

John Wilcox's thorough refurbishment culminated in the application of this livery once again. Photo : Chris Stewart

Not many Marshall-bodied REs received a repaint for further service in the 1990s. Photo : Colin Parker

These colours were carried by several Bristol vehicles when in the fleet of Sussex Bus. Photo : John Wilcox

This smart livery was carried by vehicles of the Wealden PSV operation. Photo : Steven Salmon

490 received NBC green livery in 1973 and two further repaints in 1977 and 1980. Photo : John Wilcox

As delivered, in Southdown's traditional green and cream colours. Photo : Kelvin Amos

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