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Bristol RE ORP 272 F

ORP272F was delivered as United Counties's 272 during May 1968.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17092.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-178) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Sep 1981.


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
 United Counties Cream/Green coach United Counties 272 1 Aug 1972 Leicester RobtheBus Click Here 
 NBC Express United Counties 272      
**NBC Green/White DP United Counties 272  Luton Book-Buses Extra Magazine   
**NBC Green/White DP United Counties 272 1980 Luton Previously listed on eBay   

Diary for ORP272F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1968 Built for:United Counties 272   United Counties Cream/Green coach 
Nov 1975   Northampton   
Mar 1979 Repaint    NBC Green/White DP 
Dec 1979   Luton   
Nov 1980 Repaint    NBC Express 
Nov 1980 Transfer  Huntingdon   
Mar 1981 Withdrawn by:United Counties    
Sep 1981 Sold to:Ensign    
Sep 1981 Sold to:Meynell    

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

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