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Bristol RE OTA 640 G

OTA640G was delivered as Southern National's 2380 during Mar 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17493.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-208) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach OTA640G
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 2380  London Alan Snatt Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2380  Brighton Ken Steley Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2380  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2380  London Ken Steley Click Here 
 Yellow/White/Brown Woodlands School   Flitwick no low floors Click Here 
 Grey/Red Western National 2380
   Preserved 
8 May 1994 Gateshead Book-Steve Thorpe   
 Grey/Red Western National 2380
   Preserved 
 Cambridge FF17285 Click Here 
 Grey/Red Western National 2380
   Preserved 
  John Hembry Click Here 
 Grey/Red Western National 2380
   Preserved, Rear view 
  John Hembry Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2380
   Preserved 
1997 Bewdley Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA640G 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2380
   Preserved 
  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2380
   Preserved 
 Cobham Mark Bowerbank Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
 Bristol Book-Royal Blue IP   
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
19 May 2002 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA640G 
     Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
14 Jul 2002 Birmingham Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
28 Jul 2002 Plymouth didbygraham Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
Apr 2003 Hartshead Firefly by Duple Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380  Byfleet    
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
18 Jul 2004 Alton Ian Banks Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380  Lathalmond    
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
1 Jan 2005 Winchester Sou'wester Click Here 
        
 NBC Express Western National 2380  Manchester    
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
2006 Middleton Get my anorak George Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved, Rear view 
16 Jul 2006 Alton sn2730 Click Here 
     Transport Images Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
16 Jul 2006  sn2730 Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
17 Sep 2006 Exeter, Westpoint West of England HOTT Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
10 Mar 2007 London Russell Baldock Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380  Aston Manor, Birmingham    
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved, Rear view 
2009 Leeds Kev Wilson Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
26 Apr 2009 Middlesbrough John Carter Click Here 
     John Carter Click Here 
        
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
3 May 2009 Llandudno Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA640G 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
7 Jun 2009 Dover Graham Walker Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2009  Aire Valley Transport Collection Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380  Leeds    
     Peter Barclay Click Here 
     Peter Barclay Click Here 
     Peter Barclay Click Here 
     SCT'61 Website Click Here 
     Ian Simpson Click Here 
     Bus and Coach Photos Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380  Gosport    
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA640G 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA640G 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2009 Taunton Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA640G 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA640G 
     NOONOO60 Click Here for video 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2009 Bristol leon467 Click Here for video 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2009 Cheltenham Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA640G 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA640G 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
13 Aug 2009 Newcastle under Lyme Martyn Hearson Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380  Lathalmond    
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
11 Oct 2009 Canvey Island HHA124L Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
8 Nov 2009 Dewsbury IslandYorkie Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
1 Jan 2010 Winchester mutlysbusfots Click Here 
     swanswell Click Here 
     Steve Guess Click Here 
     Steve Guess Click Here 
     Richard Field Click Here 
        
     Aire Valley Transport Collection Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA640G 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
13 Oct 2011 Glasgow Andrew Tucker Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved, Rear view 
14 Oct 2011 Penrith Leyland 600 Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
30 Oct 2011 Halifax Aire Valley Transport Collection Click Here 
     Get my anorak George Click Here 
     Ajax46 Click Here 
     wheelsnwings2007 Click Here 
     Aire Valley Transport Collection Click Here 
     day 192 Click Here 
     Derek Gorden Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
26 Feb 2012 Swansea Transport Illustrated Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved, Rear view 
10 Mar 2013 St Helens day 192 Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380      
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
21 Apr 2013 Penzance keith-v Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
12 May 2013 Taunton Martyn Hearson Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
14 Jul 2013 Peterborough Jeff Hodgson Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved, Rear view 
18 Aug 2013 Lathalmond Peter Barclay Click Here 
 NBC Express Southern National 2380
   Preserved 
25 Aug 2013 Coventry coaches only Click Here 
 NBC Express Southern National 2380
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2013 Lowestoft sn2730 Click Here 
     sn2730 Click Here 
**NBC Express Southern National 2380
   Preserved 
21 Sep 2013 Totnes Better Living Through Chemistry Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
28 Mar 2015 Maidstone Colin Janes Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
19 Apr 2015 Brooklands grahamchrimes Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
7 Jun 2015 Southsea Mark Prescott Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
7 Jun 2015 Birmingham Steve Beames Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2015 Exeter Ruby Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2015 St Ives Ken Jones Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
18 Jul 2015 Alton Jeremy Chapter Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
18 Jul 2015 Chawton Rooty Masters Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved 
19 Jul 2015 Alton Andy Crawley Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2380
   Preserved, Rear view 
18 Aug 2015 Lathalmond  preselected Click Here 


Diary for OTA640G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1969 Built for:Southern National 2380   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 2380    
Feb 1974   St Austell   
Jul 1975   Penzance Plymouth Bus Club  
Mar 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
May 1980 Reinstated Western National 2380    
18 May 1980 Transfer  Plymouth   
Sep 1980   Devon Area   
27 Feb 1981   Plymouth   
By Mar 1981 Withdrawn by:Western National  Rob Sly's site  
Mar 1981 Sold to:Buffalo  Rob Sly's site  
Apr 1981 Sold to:Ensign    
Jun 1981 Sold to:Woodlands School    
By Nov 1986 Withdrawn by:Woodlands School    
Apr 1991 Sold to:Lynxline  Rob Sly's site  
By Dec 1991 Sold to:Swallow  Rob Sly's site  
By Dec 1992 Sold to:Woodcock  Rob Sly's site  
By May 1994 Repaint   Rob Sly's site Grey/Red 
May 1994  Woodcock  Repainted into livery of Youngs Coaches of Rampton, however it never worked for this operator.
FF17285 
Grey/Red 
By Dec 1996 Sold to:Burdett  Rob Sly's site  
May 2002 Repaint   Rob Sly's site NBC Express 
 Current   Rob Sly's site NBC Express 

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



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