BOW 503C

SCT No: 366

Chassis: AEC Regent V

Chassis No: 2D3RA1595

Body: Neepsend H37/29R


Date into service: January 1965

366 was new to Southampton City Transport in January 1965. The bodywork is on East Lancs frames but due to workload capacity the final completion was made by Neepsend. 366 was delivered carrying the registration 366 HCR but was assigned BOW 503C before entering service. This bus served with Southampton until May 1979, passing onto C.F.Booth (scrap metal) and then to Prairie Motor Engineering, West Drayton in August 1979 for use as a none PSV driver trainer for British Airways. 366 then spent over 20 years passing between estate agents as a mobile office, dealers and driver training businesses before being purchased for preservation by Ilkeston and District Bus Group in 2002.

In 2010 366 was sold to Phil Blair, in late 2010, 366 was then sold with 394 – KOW 902F to Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company. Early in 2013, 366 was sold to Ensign Bus and Coach Sales in London. May 2013 saw 366 return to Phil Blair who has painted 366 back into Southampton Transport livery.