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Bristol RE OTA 637 G

OTA637G was delivered as Western National's 1465 during Apr 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17503.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-225) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Dec 1982.


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 1465   Alwyn Ladell Click Here 
**NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 1465  Paignton Ken Steley Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1465 12 Jul 1970 Exeter Book-Royal Blue Days  Buy Book 

Diary for OTA637G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Apr 1969 Built for:Western National 1465   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Plymouth   
Jul 1975   Plymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Jan 1980 Transfer  Plymouth   
Mar 1980   Devon Area   
Sep 1980   Devon Area   
27 Feb 1981   Plymouth   
By Dec 1982 Withdrawn by:Western National  Witton Fleetbooks  

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

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