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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 Martin's 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 D G Bodger, Portchester (2278)
Nov 07 Out of service with D G Bodger, Portchester (2278)
Nov 07 Denis & Pauline Bodger, Portchester
Dec 20 West of England Transport Collection, Winkleigh
Mar 22 Marshopper Limited, Seaford (not operated)
Feb 24 Ian R Mahoney, Brentwood

Status: Preserved as Southern National 2278

    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : King's Road, Brighton

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Webmaster Collection

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Bath Bus Station ?

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Alan O Watkins

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Tanney Road, Bridport

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Brian Botley

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Exeter

Date : 1972

 

(C) Keith Jackson

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Not Known

Date : April 1970

 

(C) Webmaster Collection

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Market Square, Petersfield

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Webmaster Collection

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Not Known

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Brian Botley

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Not Known

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Webmaster Collection

     
    

Owner : Western National 2278

Location : Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Brian Botley

     
    

Owner : Martin's Bus & Coach Sales (on hire to Top Rank Motorway Services)

Location : Lancaster

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Brian Botley

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Stokes Bay, Gosport

Date : Not Known

 

(C) Webmaster Collection

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Coach Station, Southampton

Date : May 2001

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Southern National 1410 & 2278

Location : Basingstoke

Date : May 2001

 

(C) Terry Lawson

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Bournemouth

Date : August 2003

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Cams Hill, Fareham

Date : August 2005

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Winchester

Date : January 2007

 

(C) Adrian Brown

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Victoria Coach Station

Date : March 2007

 

(C) Graeme Selway

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : North Harbour, Portsmouth

Date : June 2013

 

(C) Terry Lawson

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Wicor, Portchester

Date : June 2018

 

(C) Gerry Tormey

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Stokes Bay Road, Gosport

Date : August 2018

 

(C) James May

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Winchester Coach Station

Date : October 2020

 

(C) Jason Raynor

     
    

Owner : Southern National 2278

Location : Newlands Farm, Stubbington

Date : December 2020

(C) Gerry Tormey