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Bristol RE OTA 642 G

OTA642G was delivered as Southern National's 2382 during Mar 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17495.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-210) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Aug 1983.


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 Southern National 2382   Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2382   Ken Steley Click Here 
**NBC Express Western National 2382  Aust    
 NBC Express Western National 2382  Taunton Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Express North  3 Aug 1983 Carlton John Carter Click Here 

Diary for OTA642G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1969 Built for:Southern National 2382   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 2382    
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Jan 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1980 Sold to:Ensign    
By Oct 1980 Sold to:Wright    
Nov 1980 Sold to:North    

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

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