Illustrated History for 627HFM


Chassis: LD6B 150068 Body: ECW 10260 Series 2 Engine: Bristol BVW - Gardner 6LW - Gardner 6LXB Configuration: CO33/27RD
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 5/2019

Last updated : May 8th 2020 (brought up-to-date)

12/2003 - current Cumbria Classic Coaches, Kirkby Stephen. Repainted in cream livery, 2/2015
12/2001 - 12/2003 Judith Hodgson (Lakeland Voyager), Appleby. Used for private hire in association with Cumbria Classic Coaches
5/1998 - 12/2001 Integrated Transport Group Ltd. 0978. Fitted with a Gardner 6LXB engine, 10/1998
10/1991 - 5/1998 Northern Bus Company, North Anston 582. Painted cream with black window surrounds, 10/1991. Renumbered 0978, 9/1992
1/1990 - 10/1991 Monetgrange (Dunn Line), Nottingham. Bought to carry the Nottingham Forest football team on trophy tours, but they didn't win anything that year!
6/1981 - ?/1990 Porthcawl Omnibus Company Ltd., Porthcawl
4/1981 - 6/1981 Norths, Sherburn-in-Elmet (dealer)
3/1973 - 4/1981 Bristol Omnibus Company Ltd. L8581. Re-engined with a Gardner 6LW, ?/1980. Renumbered 8581, ?/1974. Named "Western Winner". Withdrawn 7/1980
7/1959 - 3/1973 Crosville Motor Services Ltd. DLB978. Loaned to United Automobile, ?/1960






627HFM in 2018
Photo : Robert Forsythe
627HFM in 2004

Photo : Brian Pritchard

627HFM with Northern Bus

Photo : Andy Mitchell

627HFM with Dunn Line
Photo : Adrian Healey
627HFM with Porthcawl Omnibus
Photo : Steve White 
627HFM in 1979
Photo : Geoff Gould  
627HFM in open-top form with Bristol Omnibus
Photo : BVRES Collection
627HFM in 1972
Photo : John Buchan
627HFM in 1968
Photo : Brian Pritchard

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