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Operator: Southern National Fleet No: 2278
Chassis: Bristol MW6G Chassis No: 204.091
Body: ECW C39F Body No: 13672

HISTORY

May 63 In service with Southern National Omnibus Company Limited, Exeter (2278)
May 63 Operating Royal Blue services
<Jul 66 Transferred to Bournemouth
Nov 69 Out of service with Southern National Omnibus Company Limited, Exeter (2278)
Nov 69 In service with Western National Omnibus Company Limited, Exeter (2278) - Remains based at Bournemouth
Mar 76 Out of service with Western National Omnibus Company Limited, Exeter (2278)
Jun 76 Martins Bus & Coach Sales Limited, Middlewich (dealer)
Aug 76 On hire to Top Rank Motorway Services, Forton
  Returned from Top Rank Motorway Services, Forton
1978 Crewe & Nantwich Spastic Society
<Mar 80 Aston Engineering Company, Nantwich (contractor)
  Builders Yard (18 Months)
  Chris Wheble & Michael Dean, Leatherhead
1985/6  David Jux & Richard Thornton, Woking
  David Jux, Woking
Jul 88 Denis & Pauline Bodger, Portchester
Sep 01 In service with Vintage Royal Blue, Portchester (2278)
Nov 07 Out of service with Vintage Royal Blue, Portchester (2278)
Nov 07 Denis & Pauline Bodger, Portchester

Status: Preserved as Southern National 2278

Southern National 2278 in King's Road, Brighton
(C) Gerry Tormey Collection
 
Southern National 2278 in Bath Bus Station ?
(C) A O Waktins
 
Southern National 2278 at Exeter in 1972
(C) Keith Jackson
 
Southern National 2278 in April 1970
(C) Gerry Tormey Collection
 
Southern National 2278 in Market Square, Petersfield
(C) Gerry Tormey Collection
 
Southern National 2278
(C) Gerry Tormey Collection
 
Southern National 2278 at Stokes Bay
(C) Gerry Tormey Collection
 
Southern National 2278 at Southampton on 2 May 2001
(C) Gerry Tormey
 
Southern National 2278 in Bournemouth in August 2003
(C) Gerry Tormey
 
Southern National 2278 in Cams Hill, Fareham in August 2005
(C) Gerry Tormey
 
Southern National 2278 at Winchester in January 2007
(C) Adrain Brown
 
Southern National 2278 in Victoria Coach Station, London in March 2007
(C) Graeme Selway