Illustrated History for VEX298X

Chassis: VRT/SL3/2979 Body: ECW 24780 Series 2 Engine: Gardner 6LXB Configuration: H43/31F, CH43/31F
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 6/2023

Last updated : June 26th 2023 (brought up-to-date)

11/2020 - current
Nathan Merryweather & Michael Brent, Guyhirn (for preservation). Nathan Merryweather share sold to Mark Judd, ?/2022
by 8/2009 - 11/2020 ? (riding school), Potterspury (non-PCV). Used as a control tower for equestrian events
by 8/2004 - ?/200? Chelveston Preservation Society, Chelveston (for preservation)
by 12/2003 - ?/200? Chepstow Classic Buses, Chepstow
c11/2000 - ?/2003 Bristol VR Enthusiasts' Society, Lightwater (for preservation)
by 8/2000 - ?/2000 Stephenson, Rochford (dealer)
7/1999 - ?/2000 Tim's Travel, Sheerness. Still in service, 4/2000
4/1999 - 7/1999 Fleetlink, Liverpool (dealer)
9/1984 - 4/1999 Cambus Ltd. 751. Altered to CH43/31F, ?/198?. Cambus local coach livery, ?/198?. Allover advert for CNFM Radio, ?/19??. Cambus livery, ?/199?. Withdrawn 3/1998. Used for spares, by 5/1998. Repaired before sale
9/1981 - 9/1984 Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd. VR298. Delivered to United Counties in NBC green livery as fleet number 971, 7/1981. Transferred to Eastern Counties and repainted red before entering service. Allover advert for National Holidays, ?/198?. Revised allover advert for National Holidays, ?/198?

VEX298X in 2020
Photo : Mark Doggett
VEX298X in Cambus livery

Photo : Peter Horrex

VEX298X in Cambus dual-purpose livery

Photo : BVRES Collection

VEX298X in allover advertising livery for CNFM

Photo : BVRES Collection

VEX298X in National Holidays revised livery
Photo : Jeremy Chapter
VEX298X in allover advertising livery for National Holidays

Photo : BVRES Collection

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