Illustrated History for OCK995K

Chassis: VRT/SL2/267 Body: ECW 18859 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LX Configuration: H39/31F, O39/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 5/2024

Last updated : May 10th 2024 (brought up-to-date)

Link : Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust

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9/2017 - currentRibble Vehicle Preservation Trust (for further preservation). Repainted in red, white and grey Ribble open-top livery, 5/2018
4/2016 - 9/2017
Neil Halliday, Shipley (for further preservation)
6/2010 - 4/2016 Julian Patterson, Kings Lynn (for preservation). Painted in half red-half white livery, 7/2010
8/2006 - 6/2010 Lancastrian Transport Trust, Blackpool (for preservation). Repainted in cream and red Ribble livery, 4/2007. Operated by Classic Bus Lancashire on Lytham - St Annes service, summer 2007. Repainted in Southdown green and cream livery with Classic Bus North West fleetnames, c3/2010
5/2000 - 8/2006 Tennent Caledonian Breweries, Glasgow (non-PCV). Used on a tour of Scotland painted for "T in the Park", 6/2000
5/1999 - 5/2000 Guide Friday, Stratford. Used on the Norwich Tour. Withdrawn 8/1999
11/1998 - 5/1999 First Eastern Counties Buses Ltd. 321
10/1985 - 11/1998 Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. Converted to O39/31F and renumbered OT5, 5/1986. Renumbered OT351, 4/1989. Withdrawn with mechanical failure, by 12/1992. Cannibalised for spares, by 7/1993. Repaired and reinstated for Great Yarmouth service, by 6/1994. Renumbered 321, 1/1996. (Guide Friday) for Norwich Tour, 7/1996. Used for towing at Ipswich, winter 1996/7
4/1972 - 10/1985 Ribble Motor Services Ltd. 1995
OCK995K in Ribble open-top livery
Photo : Jeff Tattershall
OCK995K in third preservation livery

Photo : Richard Haughey

OCK995K in second preservation livery

Photo : Philip Higgs

OCK995K in first preservation livery

Photo : Philip Higgs

OCK995K in subsequent Tennents livery

Photo : Daniel Stazicker

OCK995K in initial Tennents livery

Photo : Aberdonian

OCK995K in Guide Friday livery

Photo : Mark Pitman

OCK995K in final Eastern Counties livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

OCK995K in second Eastern Counties livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

OCK995K in initial Eastern Counties livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

OCK995K in NBC red livery

Photo : Grahame Wareham

Photo required of OCK995K in deep red Ribble livery

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