1383 was new in April 1998 originally as part of a batch of buses for export to China, but the order was diverted to a dealer in Dublin eventually  being sold to Chambers of Moneymore.

 

Two years later it was sold to th Western Education and Library Board becoming CNZ3821.

It is a Mercedes OH1416 with Wright's Urban Ranger body. Its 1 of only 16 Urban Rangers built and the only Chambers example surviving (as far as we know).

 

Under the ownership of Chambers, she was Re-registered to ‘R77 CCH’, on being sold to Reaney's in 2009 she was yet again re-registered this time to a 98 Southern plate, ‘98-G-10873’.

 The UTHG purchased it for preservation on 30th November 2019 and has since regained its original registration of CNZ 3821 - and its original fleet number of 1383 when she was with the WELB.

12310772863_130a963f02_b.jpg
ranger 1.jpg
12311203026_2519b9cfe6_n.jpg
12329829625_50d858c25f_b.jpg
1383 2.jpg
urbanranger 4.jpg