Illustrated History for ORP273F

Chassis: RELH4/179 Body: ECW 17093 Series 2
Engine: Gardner 6HLX
Configuration: C49F
Status: Scrapped     Last Reported: 6/2015

Last updated : March 6th 2021 (brought up-to-date)

Rushden Historical Transport Society (for preservation). Destroyed by fire, 25/5/2015
5/1968 - 9/1983
United Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. 273. Withdrawn 12/1982
ORP273F in 2015
Very regrettably 273 was destroyed in an apparent arson attack at Rushden in May 2015. All that hard work wasted in a single mindless act
ORP273F in 2012
Work had progressed well by 2012 and continued steadily (James Worboys)
ORP273F in 2010
A program of renovation was undertaken at Rushden and the extent of the work on chassis and body can be seen in this June 2010 view (Dave Beardmore)
ORP273F in preservation
273 passed into preservation on withdrawal from service. It was restored in this Tilling-style livery and was a familiar sight on the rally scene in the 1980s and 1990s (John Hammond)
ORP273F in National coach livery
Seen in National coach livery (Ken Harding)
ORP273F in 1972
273 was delivered in Tilling cream coach livery with a green band, a scheme it was to receive again later in its life.

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