Illustrated History for XDV600S

Chassis: VRT/SL3/1408 Body: ECW 23402 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F, H43/33F, O43/33F
Status: Non-PCV     Last Reported: 4/2009

Last updated : November 8th 2021 (brought up-to-date)

6/1997 - current F S Distribtion, Banbury (non-PCV). Converted to open-top by Southampton Citybus. For use on children's trips to southern France. Painted in promotional livery for Haagen Daaz Ice Cream. Reported in Edinburgh, 8/1999. All lower deck windows panelled over (except windscreen and driver's cab), by 8/1999
8/1994 - 6/1997 Phillips (Eastville Coaches), Bristol. Altered to H43/33F before entering service
6/1994 - 8/1994 Nottingham City Transport Ltd. (dealer)
8/1993 - 6/1994 Modeldart (Nottingham Omnibus), Hucknall 1500. Withdrawn 17/6/1994 (on cessation)
1/1983 - 8/1993 Western National Ltd. 1130
8/1978 - 1/1983 Western National Omnibus Company Ltd. 1130

XDV600S in 1999
Photo : Peter Smith
XDV600S with Eastville Coaches
Photo : Nick Blurton
XDV600S in 1994
Photo : Richard Simons
XDV600S in 1993
Photo : Ian Jordan 
XDV600S in Western National interim livery
Photo : Jos van Hemert
XDV600S in Western National "Bird's Eye" livery
Photo : Jos van Hemert
XDV600S in NBC green livery
Photo : Terry Partridge 


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