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Bristol RE OTA 638 G

OTA638G was delivered as Western National's 1466 during Apr 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17504.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-226) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in May 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.
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 1466 Jul 1969  500clt Click Here 
**NBC Express Western National 1466 1979 Bristol preselected Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1466 Oct 1979 Oxford Steve Annells Click Here 

Diary for OTA638G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Apr 1969 Built for:Western National 1466   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Falmouth   
Jul 1975   Falmouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Jan 1980 Transfer  Plymouth   
Mar 1980   Exeter/Torbay Area   
May 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    

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

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