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Bristol RE OTA 643 G

OTA643G was delivered as Western National's 2383 during Apr 1969.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17496.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-203) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Aug 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
**NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2383 Jul 1972 Salisbury Book-Bus Monographs 5  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Western National 2383 5 Jan 1975 Oxford Steve Thoroughgood Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2383
   After withdrawal 
3 May 1980 Torquay ricardo4eyes Click Here 

Diary for OTA643G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Apr 1969 Built for:Western National 2383   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
 Repaint   Bus Monographs 5 Bristol RE NBC CAG White/Blue 
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Jan 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    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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