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Bristol RE OTA 632 G

OTA632G was delivered as Southern National's 1460 during Mar 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17490.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-201) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle is now preserved (Click here for the owner's website).
Southern National Bristol RELH/ECW coach OTA632G
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 
 

Photographs

All links to photos shown below are to other Internet sites, all photos will be the copyright of their respective owners.
Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
There may be other photos on the Internet that I cannot show the links for. See 'Useful sites for finding pictures' on the links page.
For pictures in books click on the copyright link for more information.
** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1460  Southampton Book-Royal Blue Days  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Western National 1460 1973 Llandudno Alistair Holt/Keith Holt Click Here 
**NBC Express Western National 1460 Mar 1980  Book-Buses Magazine   
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream North Worcestershire Road Cars    Book-Buses Magazine   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream North Worcestershire Road Cars   Wythall AJA118 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream North Worcestershire Road Cars 
   Preserved 
 Wythall acd40 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
 Wythall John Hembry Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream North Worcestershire Road Cars  May 1982  Steve Guess Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream North Worcestershire Road Cars  11 Aug 1984 Wythall tipperman Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream North Worcestershire Road Cars  Apr 1985 Manchester Ian Tompkins Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Trust       
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Wythall    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
Jul 2005 Trowell Book-Royal Blue IP   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
24 Jul 2005 Plymouth didbygraham Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
18 Sep 2005 Exeter, Westpoint West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
2 Oct 2005 Winkleigh ricardo4eyes Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
23 Oct 2005 Warminster Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
        
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
23 Jul 2006 Plymouth didbygraham Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
17 Sep 2006 Exeter, Westpoint AEC Regent Click Here 
     West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460      
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
16 Jun 2007 Trowbridge Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Weymouth    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
22 Jul 2007 Plymouth didbygraham Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2007 Bristol Jeff Day Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
14 Jun 2008 Taunton Terry Partridge Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
14 Jun 2008 Bideford Terry Partridge Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Plymouth    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
10 Aug 2008 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
5 Oct 2008 Winkleigh AEC Regent Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
12 Oct 2008 Chippenham Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
12 Oct 2008 Marlborough Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Yelverton    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
9 Aug 2009 Bristol mikebusphotoman Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2009 Taunton Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
     NOONOO60 Click Here for video 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2009 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
     leon467 Click Here for video 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2009 Cheltenham Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Lathalmond    
        
     cessna152towser Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Penzance    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Camborne    
        
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Exeter, Westpoint    
     West of England HOTT Click Here 
        
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
27 Sep 2009 Duxford Graham Walker Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
27 Sep 2009 Royston Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
27 Sep 2009 Duxford Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
        
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
16 May 2010 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2010 Weymouth mikebusphotoman Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Taunton    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
25 Jul 2010 Plymouth Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA632G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
19 Sep 2010 Exeter, Westpoint Darren Harris Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Camborne    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
24 Jul 2011 Plymouth sn2730 Click Here 
     mikebusphotoman Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
14 Aug 2011 Bristol Bob Brimley Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Exeter, Westpoint    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Penzance    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
15 Apr 2012 Hayle Steve Thorpe Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
29 Jun 2012 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
30 Jun 2012 Kingsbridge tipperman Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
1 Jul 2012 Plymouth didbygraham Click Here 
     didbygraham Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2012 Bitton johnzebedee Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2012 Bristol HHA124L Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2012 Bitton Next Stop Please Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2012 Bristol HHA124L Click Here 
     sn2730 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
21 Apr 2013 Penzance keith-v Click Here 
  Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Brighton solenteer Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Winchelsea 500clt Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 London antrimfj Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1460
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Brands Hatch Graham Walker Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Canterbury Ken Lansdowne Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved, rear view 
21 Jun 2013 Winchelsea 500clt Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
22 Jun 2013 Rye 500clt Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
22 Jun 2013 Southampton solenteer Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  Penzance    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
3 Aug 2014 Plymouth didbygraham Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
19 Apr 2015 Penzance Tim Squires Click Here 
     keith-v Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2015 Launceston Dave Growns Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460  London    
     keith-v Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1460
   Preserved 
17 Jun 2016 Marlborough David Sheppard Click Here 


Diary for OTA632G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1969 Built for:Southern National 1460   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 1460    
Feb 1974   Barnstaple   
Jul 1975   Barnstaple Plymouth Bus Club  
By Mar 1980 Repaint   Buses Magazine NBC Express 
Mar 1980   Somerset Area   
18 May 1980 Transfer  Bideford   
Jun 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
May 1981 Sold to:North Worcestershire Road Cars    
Mar 1989 Withdrawn by:North Worcestershire Road Cars  Rob Sly's site  
Oct 1992 Sold to:Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Trust  Rob Sly's site  
May 2005 Sold to:West of England Historic Omnibus Transport Trust    
 Current   West of England HOTT Royal Blue Blue/Cream 

Owners shown above in Green are preservationists, Red are dealers, Blue for PSV use and brown for None-PSV.



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