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Operator: Western National Fleet No: 424
Chassis: Bristol SUL4A Chassis No: 190.041
Body: ECW C33F Body No: 12888

HISTORY

Jul 62 In service with Western National Omnibus Company Limited, Exeter (424) - Based at Plymouth
Nov 62 Transferred to Torpoint
Apr 63 Transferred to Callington
Jun 63 Transferred to Plymouth
Apr 68 Converted to DP33F
Dec 68 Transferred to Dartmouth
Jul 69 Transferred to Kingsbridge
Nov 69 Transferred to Tavistock
Aug 70 Transferred to Dartmouth
Sep 70 Transferred to Totnes
Jun 71 Fleet Number changed to 1224
Oct 71 Transferred to Plymouth
Apr 72 Transferred to Totnes
  Received NBC fleetnames
Nov 74 Repainted in NBC Local Coach Livery (Green & White)
Feb 75 Transferred to Weymouth
Nov 76 Transferred to Yeovil
Jun 77 Transferred to Plymouth
Nov 78 Transferred to Dartmouth
Mar 79 Withdrawn
Jul 79 Reinstated and transferred to Totnes
Nov 79 Out of service with Western National Omnibus Company Limited, Exeter (1224)
Dec 79 Pete Moody, Ascot
Jul 92 Jeff Lemon, Brentwood
Nov 97 John Tait & Brian Wright, Dartford
Jul 99 Gerry Tormey, Gosport
Nov 20 Mike Ellis, Saul

Status: Preserved as Western National 1224

    

Owner : Western National 424

Location: Not Known

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Phil Sposito

     
    

Owner : Western National 424

Location: Not Known

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Colin Billington Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 424

Location: Not Known

Date : Not Known

 

(C) West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust

     
    

Owner : Western National 424

Location: Not Known

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Gerry Tormey Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Plymouth Bus Station

Date : c.June 1971

 

(C) Seawall Prints

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Totnes depot

Date : August 1972

 

(C) Colin Billington

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Plymouth Bus Station

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Peter Delaney Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Totnes Depot

Date : April 1974

 

(C) Colin Billington Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location : Not Known

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Webmaster Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Not Known

Date : October 1974

 

(C) Phil Sposito

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Weymouth

Date : August 1975

 

(C) West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Plymouth Bus Station

Date : September 1977

 

(C) Trevor Whelan

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location : Not Known

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Webmaster Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Dartmouth depot

Date : June 1978

 

(C) Webmasters Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Dartmouth

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Transport Photo Interchange

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Culver Lane, Rattery

Date : July 1979

 

(C) Pete Moody Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: The Plains, Totnes

Date : August 1979

 

(C) Seawall Prints

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: The Plains, Totnes

Date : August 1979

 

(C) Seawall Prints

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Totnes depot

Date : September 1979

 

(C) Bristol Vintage Bus Group

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Ashprington

Date : 30 November 1979 (last day in service)

 

(C) Pete Moody

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Totnes Depot

Date : 06 December 1979 (being collected for preservation)

 

(C) Pete Moody

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Southsea Common

Date : June 1980

 

(C) Dave Mant

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Southsea Common

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Bob Gray

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Southampton City Transport, Portswood depot (for MOT)

Date : June 1982

 

(C) Pete Moody

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Poole

Date : 1984

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Not Known

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Gerry Tormey Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Southsea Common

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Brian Botley

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location : Chatham Dockyard

Date : July 1998

 

(C) Terry Lawson

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Warminster

Date : September 2000

 

(C) Denis Bodger

     
    

Owner : Western National 619

Location: Southsea

Date : June 2003

 

(C) James May

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Anstey Park, Alton

Date : July 2003

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Stokes Bay Road, Gosport

Date : August 2003

 

(C) James May

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Explosion Museum, Priddy's Hard, Gosport

Date : June 2004

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Winchester

Date : January 2005

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Wespoint, Exeter

Date : September 2005

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Newlands Farm, Stubbington

Date : October 2006

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Winchester Bus Station

Date : January 2007

 

(C) Gerry Tormey Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Cobham

Date : April 2007

 

(C) Jeff Lloyd

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Northern Road, Cosham

Date : April 2007

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Bishops Waltham

Date : April 2007

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Jellicoe Avenue, Gosport

Date : August 2009

 

(C) Malcolm Audsley

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: First Bus, Portswood

Date : November 2009

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Jellicoe Avenue, Gosport

Date : August 2010

 

(C) David Dukes

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Bottings Industrial Estate, Botley

Date : April 2013

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224 (left) & Western National 425 (right)

Location: Marine Drive, Brighton (Royal Blue Run)

Date : June 2013

 

(C) Ken Jones

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: HMS Sultan, Gosport

Date : June 2014

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Stokes Bay, Gosport

Date : August 2014

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Empress of Blandings, Copythrone

Date : May 2015

 

(C) Terry Lawson

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Alton

Date : June 2015

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Lucketts Travel, Fareham

Date : October 2015

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Southsea Common

Date : June 2016

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: HMS Sultan (Summer Show)

Date : June 2017

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Stokes Bay Road, Gosport

Date : August 2017

 

(C) James May

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Copythorne

Date : June 2018

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Stokes Bay Road, Gosport

Date : August 2018

 

(C) James May

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Explosion Museum, Priddy's Hard, Gosport

Date : April 2019

 

(C) John Sherwin

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Newlands Farm, Stubbington

Date : July 2019

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location : Stokes Bay Road, Gosport

Date : August 2019

 

(C) James May

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Wicor, Portchester

Date : August 2019

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Explosion Museum, Gosport

Date : October 2019

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Newlands Farm, Gosport

Date : November 2020

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Brickworks Museum, Bursledon

Date : June 2021

 

(C) Ken Jones

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Taunton Bus Station

Date : June 2021

 

(C) Ken Jones

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Esplanade, Weymouth

Date : June 2021

 

(C) Ken Jones

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Derby Road, Kingsbridge

Date : September 2021

 

(C) Ken Jones

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Stroud

Date : November 2021

 

(C) Ken Jones

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Salisbury

Date : June 2022

 

(C) Ken Jones

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Wickham Road, Fareham

Date : June 2022

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Western National 1224

Location: Trethorne Golf Club

Date : June 2023

(C) Ken Jones