Illustrated History for KDL885F

Chassis: RESH2/107 Body: Duple Northern SH2107
Engine: Gardner 6HLW - 6HLX
Configuration: C45F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 10/2022

Last updated : October 4th 2022 (brought up-to-date)

9/2001 - current
Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum (for preservation)
2/1968 - 9/2001
Southern Vectis Omnibus Company Ltd. 301. Re-engined with Gardner 6HLX, c?/1969. Altered to C41F, 9/1970. Altered to C45F, by 2/1983. Preserved in Tilling green and cream, 5/1984. Loaned to Harverson, Rusper, 6/1990 to c3/1993. Delicensed, 9/1992. Reinstated, 7/1993. Withdrawn 9/1996. Long term loan to Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum Trust, Newport, 6/1997 to sale
KDL885F preserved in Southern Vectis livery
Photo : Malcolm Audsley
KDL885F in National white coach livery
Photo : From the Internet
KDL885F in Southern Vectis livery in 1973
Photo : Grahame Wareham

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