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OAX 9F - a 1968 Bristol RELH chassis, with Leyland O.600 engine & Eastern Coach Works body

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Ruby's chassis was 50 years old on 15 Sept 2017

During 2018 we shall be celebrating Ruby's golden anniversary. In March next year it'll be 50 years since RC.968 took to the roads of Britain. So, in 2018 we shall be celebrating with some special events and road runs - so keep visiting this website for further information as Ruby's golden year draws near!

Pictured here are copies of the original letters from Bristol Commercial Vehicles to Eastern Coach Works concerning the delivery of the BRISTOL RELH chassis that would become our Ruby. Also pictured is the Golden Anniversary roundel that we shall be using to promote celebration events.

This picture shows how the BRISTOL RELH chassis was driven the 267 miles from the Bristol Commercial Vehicles factory (in Bristol) to the EASTERN COACH WORKS factory (in Lowestoft). Note what little protection the driver has.
Most chassis deliveries were made overnight and the drivers would wear about 6 layers of clothing to stay warm.
Apparently, they did used to enjoy a very hearty full English breakfast in the ECW canteen on arrival at Lowestoft!

Bristol RE chassis 1966

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