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Bristol RE OTA 630 G

OTA630G was delivered as Southern National's 1458 during Mar 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17488.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-199) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Mar 1989.

A model of this vehicle was produced by EFE (number 32304),details from or Buy it on ebay.


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1458  Lowerstoft Book-ECW 1965  Buy Book 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1458  Bournemouth    
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 1458      
**NBC Express Western National 1458  Exeter Andrew Riley Click Here 
**NBC Express Western National 1458  Exeter Andrew Riley Click Here 
 NBC Express North   Carlton    

Diary for OTA630G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1969 Built for:Southern National 1458   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 1458    
 Repaint   Mark Stokes NBC CAG White/Blue 
Feb 1974   Weymouth   
Jul 1975   Weymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Apr 1980 Transfer  Weymouth   
Apr 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1980 Sold to:North    
Aug 1980 Sold to:Bedford    
Aug 1980 Sold to:Ward Green Grenadiers Jazz Band    
Feb 1981 Sold to:Stringer    
22 Mar 1989 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Green 

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

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