Illustrated History for OVV849R


Chassis: VRT/SL3/414 Body: ECW 21770 Series 2 Engine: Leyland O501 - Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 7/2017

Last updated : August 12th 2020 (brought up-to-date)

5/2016 - current Bob Pain, Daventry (for preservation)
10/2002 - 5/2016 Chepstow Classic Bus, Chepstow
8/1976 - 10/2002 United Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. 849. Withdrawn 8/1993. Reinstated, 9/1993. Withdrawn 10/1998. Reinstated, 3/1999. Withdrawn 4/1999. Used for spares, by 8/1999. Loaned to Kettering Borough Council as "The Freedom Bus" (non-PCV), 3/2000 to 3/2001. Painted into Stagecoach "Beach ball" livery for promotional use, 6/2001. Used in Cumbria, 7/2001. Reinstated in passenger service, 2/2002. Renumbered 949, 4/2002. Withdrawn 8/2002








OVV849R in 2012
Photo : Graham Walker
OVV849R in Stagecoach "rolling ball" livery

Photo : Grahame Bessey

OVV849R in 2000

Photo : John Hammond

OVV849R in Stagecoach stripey livery

Photo : Modelstone Bus Club

OVV849R in United Counties livery
Photo : Stephen Day
 OVV849R in NBC green livery
Photo : Graham Ledger

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