Illustrated History for EWS740W

Chassis: VRT/SL3/2929 Body: ECW 24439 Series 2 Engine: Leyland O680 - Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Non-PCV     Last Reported: 8/2020

Last updated : August 18th 2020 (brought up-to-date)

by 3/2000 - current
London Bus Export Company, Lydney (non-PCV). Leased by DfEE for use as a mobile exhibition unit for Maths Education. Sponsored by Zurich. Shipped to New York and driven to San Antonio, ?/2005. Returned to the U.K. Noted in Dublin, 10/2007
2/2000 - ?/2000
John Davies, Winchcombe (dealer)
8/1997 - 2/2000
Circle Line Coach & Omnibus Company Ltd. 1740. Withdrawn (on cessation), 1/2000
9/1983 - 8/1997
Cheltenham & Gloucester Omnibus Company Ltd. 5532. Renumbered 227, 7/1994. Refurbished with DiPTAC features and Stagecoach livery, 12/1995
7/1981 - 9/1983
Bristol Omnibus Company Ltd. 5532

EWS740W in 2007
Photo : Fred Dean
EWS740W in 2002
Photo : John Potter
EWS740W with Circle Line
Photo : Rob Sly
EWS740W in Stagecoach livery
Photo : Dave Beardmore
EWS740W in Stroud Valley livery
Photo : Steve White
EWS740W in NBC green livery
Photo : Graham Bailey

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