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Bristol RE OTA 641 G

OTA641G was delivered as Southern National's 2381 during Mar 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17494.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-209) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jul 1976.


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Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2381  London    
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2381
   On hire to Yelloway 
19 Sep 1970 Rochdale Spoddendale Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2381  Exeter    
 NBC Express Western National 2381 May 1974 Weymouth Book-Classic Bus magazine   

Diary for OTA641G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1969 Built for:Southern National 2381   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 2381    
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
25 Jul 1976 Withdrawn by:Western National  Destroyed in Bournemouth coach station fire  

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

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