Illustrated History for RVB975S

Chassis: VRT/SL3/1465 Body: Willowbrook 77681 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F, O43/31F
Status: Scrapped     Last Reported: 2/2009

Last updated : April 17th 2022 (brought up-to-date)

1/2005 British Bus Company, San Diego, California, U.S.A. Stored in Alabama. Broken up for spares, c2/2009
c5/2001 - 1/2005 Chicago Double Decker, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 172. Stored in Augusta, Georgia and for sale on eBay, 1/2005
?/2001 - ?/2001 Gray Line, New York, U.S.A. 172. Not used in service
4/2000 - ?/2001 New York Apple Tours, New York, U.S.A. 172. Registered BX3464 locally, 7/2000
2/2000 - 4/2000 Simon Munden, Bristol (dealer). Altered to offside entrance and painted in New York Apple Tours red and yellow livery, 3/2000
3/1998 - 2/2000 The Original London Sightseeing Tour Ltd. (Arriva Presenting London) BW75
12/1997 - 3/1998 The Original Sightseeing Tour Ltd. (The Original London Sightseeing Tour) BW75
1/1994 - 12/1997 London Coaches Ltd. BW75. Converted to open-top, 2/1996. Repainted in "The Tower Is London" blue livery, by 4/1997
10/1993 - 1/1994 South Coast Buses Ltd. 7975
6/1978 - 10/1993 East Kent Road Car Company Ltd. 7975. Withdrawn 10/1993

Photo : Mike Diamond

Photo : Alex Hall

Photo : Alex Hall

Photo : Steve Clements


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