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Bristol RE OTA 639 G

OTA639G was delivered as Southern National's 2379 during Mar 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17492.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-207) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Feb 1992.

A model of this vehicle was produced by EFE (number 32305),details from or Buy it on ebay.


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.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2379  Bournemouth Book-Glory - Royal Blue  Buy Book 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2379  Totnes    
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2379 17 Feb 1973 Bridport Book-Royal Blue Days  Buy Book 
**NBC Express North  Mar 1983 Sherburn in Elmet Rex Holt Click Here 
 NBC Express North  3 Aug 1983 Carlton John Carter Click Here 
 NBC Express North  9 Feb 1992 Sherburn in Elmet 79842765 Click Here 

Diary for OTA639G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1969 Built for:Southern National 2379   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 2379    
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
May 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Nov 1980 Sold to:North 2380    

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

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