Illustrated History for TDL563K

Chassis: RELL3/1527 Body: ECW 19347 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6HLX Configuration: B53F, DP48F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 10/2021

Last updated : November 1st 2021 (brought up-to-date)

11/2014 - current Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde (for further preservation)
6/2001 - 11/2014 McCririck, Littlehampton (for preservation)
7/1971 - 6/2001 Southern Vectis Omnibus Company Ltd. 863. Refurbished for use in "vintage" fleet, 2/1990. Used as cover for TDL564K, summer 1995. Withdrawn 9/1996. Reinstated, 1/1997. Reseated to DP48F and given latest fleet livery, c5/1999

TDL563K in 2019
Photo : Chris Sampson
TDL563K in 2018
Photo : Isle of Wight Bus Museum
TDL563K in later Southern Vectis livery

Photo : Dave Beardmore

TDL563K restored in Tilling green livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

TDL563K in NBC green livery

Photo : Busspotter

Photo required of TDL563K in original Tilling green livery

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