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Bristol RE OTA 635 G

OTA635G was delivered as Western National's 1463 during Apr 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17501.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-217) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Sep 1980.


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.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1463   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Express Western National 1463
   After withdrawal 
9 Aug 1980 Torquay ricardo4eyes Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1463  Torquay Western Bonkers Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1463
   Being scrapped 
13 Sep 1980 Torquay ricardo4eyes Click Here 

Diary for OTA635G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Apr 1969 Built for:Western National 1463   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
 Repaint   ricardo4eyes NBC Express 
Feb 1974   Plymouth   
Jul 1975   Plymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Mar 1980   Exeter/Torbay Area   
By Jul 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1980    Broken up for spares At Laira, Plymouth garage  

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

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