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Bristol RE OTA 645 G

OTA645G was delivered as Western National's 2385 during Apr 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17498.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-205) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle is currently a PCV/PSV (Click here for the owner's website).
Preservabus Bristol RELH/ECW coach OTA645G
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 Western National 2385 Sep 1970 London rossendalian2013 Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2385 Aug 1972 Rochdale Spoddendale Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2385 19 Aug 1972 Oxford reynardbizzar Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2385 1 May 1974 Portsmouth Paul Webber Click Here 
     Paul Webber Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2385   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2385  Weymouth    
 NBC Express Western National 2385      
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2385
   Preserved 
  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2385
   Preserved 
15 Aug 1982  Book-Buses Magazine   
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2385
   Preserved 
13 Oct 1985 Canvey Island Book-Buses Magazine   
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2385
   Preserved, Rear view 
Jan 1987  Sirbacker Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Morris (Bromyard Bus Company)    John Hembry Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels)    Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels) 
   Preserved 
  ijr65 Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels)  16 Aug 1992 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA645G 
 Cream/Maroon Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels)  Sep 1992 Woburn coaches only Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels)  1993 Nuneaton rob newboldmeister Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels)  Jun 1993 Nuneaton rob newboldmeister Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Price (Heritage Motor Services)    Bus Preservation Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Price (Heritage Motor Services)   Merthyr Tydfil Andrew Tucker Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Price (Heritage Motor Services)    Ian Trotter Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Price (Heritage Motor Services)  31 May 1998 Barry Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA645G 
     Welsh Pete Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Price (Heritage Motor Services) 
   Preserved 
19 Dec 1998 Merthyr Tydfil we1330 Click Here 
 Cream/Maroon Preservabus 4645 Aug 2004  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 4 Apr 2005 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OTA645G 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 2006  Midland Red Coaches Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645  Aston Manor, Birmingham    
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645  Burton on Trent    
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 13 Sep 2008 Congleton Martyn Hearson Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 13 Sep 2008 Biddulph Martyn Hearson Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 12 Oct 2008 Rugby Book-Buses Magazine   
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 25 Nov 2008 Cosford Rob Feeley Click Here 
     Rob Feeley Click Here 
     Rob Feeley Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 10 Aug 2009 Stourbridge solenteer Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 4 May 2010 Wythall temeraire003 Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645  Wythall    
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 26 Jun 2010 Birmingham wda2t Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 21 Mar 2011 Chesterfield Focus Transport Gallery Click Here 
     Focus Transport Gallery Click Here 
     grallo51 Click Here 
     Focus Transport Gallery Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 23 Aug 2015 Gaydon Rick2E Click Here 
     Mark Bowerbank Click Here 
 Midland Red Red/Black Preservabus 4645 5 Mar 2016 Redditch Cody Cooke Click Here 


Diary for OTA645G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Apr 1969 Built for:Western National 2385   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
25 Jul 1976  Western National 2385  Involved in Bournemouth coach station fire, subsequently rebuilt  
May 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Jul 1980 Sold to:Watson  Rob Sly's site  
 Repaint   Rob Sly's site Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Oct 1981 Sold to:Green    
Jun 1982 Sold to:Dean    
Mar 1985 Withdrawn by:Dean    
May 1985 Sold to:Watson    
May 1986 Sold to:Kirton    
Feb 1987 Sold to:Morris (Bromyard Bus Company)    
Apr 1992 Sold to:Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels)  Rob Sly's site  
May 1992 Repaint    Cream/Maroon 
Nov 1993 Renumbered Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels) 4645  Rob Sly's site  
Sep 1994 Withdrawn by:Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels)  Rob Sly's site  
Nov 1994 Sold to:Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Trust  Rob Sly's site  
By Apr 1995 Sold to:Everett  Reliable Bristol, 4th Edition  
May 1998 Sold to:Price (Heritage Motor Services)  Rob Sly's site  
Nov 1998 Sold to:Handy (6060)    
Dec 2001 Sold to:Preservabus 4645  Rob Sly's site  
By Dec 2004  Preservabus  Converted to C36F  
Dec 2004 Repaint   Rob Sly's site Midland Red Red/Black 
 Current Preservabus 4645  Midland Red Coaches Midland Red Red/Black 

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



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