Illustrated History for TFN979T

Chassis: VRT/SL3/1519 Body: Willowbrook 77685 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F, O43/31F
Status: Scrapped     Last Reported: 2/2009

Last updated : January 3rd 2019 (brought up-to-date)

British Bus Company, San Diego, California, U.S.A. Broken up for spares, c2/2009
c5/2001 - 1/2005 Chicago Double Decker, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 176. Stored in Augusta, Georgia and for sale on eBay, 1/2005
?/2001 - ?/2001 Gray Line, New York, U.S.A. 176. Not used in service
8/2000 - ?/2001 New York Apple Tours, New York, U.S.A. 176. Not yet in service
2/2000 - 8/2000 Simon Munden, Bristol (dealer). Converted to offside entrance and repainted in New York Apple Tours red and yellow livery
3/1998 - 2/2000 The Original London Sightseeing Tour Ltd. (Arriva Presenting London) BW79
12/1997 - 3/1998 The Original Sightseeing Tour Ltd. (The Original London Sightseeing Tour) BW79
4/1994 - 12/1997 London Coaches Ltd. BW79. Converted to open-top, 3/96. Repainted in "Madame Taussauds" red livery, 4/97
11/1993 - 4/1994 South Coast Buses Ltd. 7979
8/1978 - 11/1993 East Kent Road Car Company Ltd. 7979. Withdrawn ??/93

Photo : Mike Diamond

Photo : Rob Sly

Photo : Gareth Crowther

Photo : Busspotter


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