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Bristol RE ORP 274 F

ORP274F was delivered as United Counties's 274 during May 1968.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17094.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-180) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Apr 1984.
United Counties Bristol RELH/ECW coach ORP274F
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 NBC Express United Counties 274   Lincs and EY TR Click Here 
 NBC Express United Counties 274  Kettering lva45 Click Here 
 United Counties Cream/Green coach United Counties 274 23 Apr 1972 Exeter Mike Street Click Here 
     Mike Street Click Here 
 NBC Express United Counties 274 Jun 1974 London rossendalian2013 Click Here 
**NBC Express United Counties 274 Jul 1975 Portsmouth Carl Berry Click here for photograph of ORP274F 
 NBC Express United Counties 274 Apr 1976 London Steve Annells Click Here 
**NBC Express United Counties 274 1982 London Book-Buses Extra Magazine   
 NBC Express United Counties 274 Apr 1982 Kettering Martin Addison Click Here 
     Martin Addison Click Here 
 NBC Express United Counties 274 Jul 1982 London Steve Guess Click Here 
     Steve Guess Click Here 

Diary for ORP274F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1968 Built for:United Counties 274   United Counties Cream/Green coach 
 Repaint   Lincs and EY TR NBC Express 
Nov 1975   Northampton   
Dec 1979   Kettering   
Apr 1980 Transfer  Kettering   
1 Sep 1981   Kettering   
Dec 1982 Withdrawn by:United Counties    
31 Dec 1982 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Green 
Apr 1984 Sold to:Ripley    

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

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