Illustrated History for NDL637M

Chassis: VRTSL2-598 Body: ECW 20579 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LX Configuration: H43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 8/2021

Last Updated : August 6th 2021 (brought up-to-date)

c2/2000 - current Richard Newman, Ryde, Isle of Wight (for preservation). Joint owned by Nigel Harris, 5/2006. Harris share sold to Rick Jackson, Gosport, 8/2012. Repainted in a reapplication of Solent Blue Line livery, 4/2016. Jackson share sold to Chris Randall, Ryde, 3/2019
2/1996 - 2/2000 Crowther (Classic Coaches), Booker. Withdrawn by 12/1999
8/1995 - 2/1996 Home James, Southampton
5/1989 - 8/1995 Taylor, Sutton Scotney
5/1987 - 5/1989 Musterphantom (Solent Blue Line) 37. Withdrawn 4/1989
10/1973 - 5/1987 Southern Vectis Omnibus Company Ltd. 637

Restored in early Solent Blue Line livery - seen in 2005 

Photo : Nigel Harris

Rear view of restored livery

Photo : Rob Sly

Seen running for Classic Coaches while still in Home James fleet livery

Photo : Gareth Crowther

At Taylor's Sutton Scotney depot

Photo : Rob Sly

At Taylor's Sutton Scotney depot

Photo : Rob Sly

In NBC green livery (as delivered) with Southern Vectis

Photo : Photobus

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