1968 Bristol RELH-6L/ECW Coach - OAX 9F

Type of Vehicle - Coach
Year Built/Registered - 1968
Vehicle Description - Bristol RELH-6L / ECW
Reg No - OAX 9F
Fleet No - RC-968
Livery/Operator - Red & White

OAX 9F (fleet number RC.968) was one of ten Bristol RELH coaches with Leyland 0.600 engines and Eastern Coach Works bodies new to Chepstow-based Red & White Services Ltd in March 1968. They were used on Associated Motorways express services and also tours and excursions.

She spent most of her working lift at the now long-closed Tredegar depot.

Transferred to National Welsh in April 1978, she was down-graded to dual-purpose status and used on local South Wales limited-stop bus services until withdrawal in July 1983. Bought for preservation later that year, she was restored to original red and ivery-white livery and has been in private ownership since then.

In 2013 a considerable amount of body restoration work was undertaken to bring her to the current condition. The engine was rebuilt early 2017.