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National Welsh publicity item 
 National Welsh of Cardiff was part of the National Bus Company. Acquired all of Red and White's vehicles in 1978 as a result of NBC's merger of Red and White and Western Welsh.
Most of this companies RELHs were eventually repainted into NBC local bus livery. The majority of the later ones also had there destinations equipment rebuilt to allow them to be used on express and local bus services. Several of these also gained MAP inspired vinyls such as 'Beaconsedge', 'Gwent Vales', 'Trans-Glam' and 'Cynon-Dare'.
National Welsh started off using the Red and White numbering system which is difficult for computers to cope with, it also showed enthusiasm for renumbering! Therefore the fleet list will look better sorted by registration number.
Whilst the company became one of very few former National Bus companies to actually close down, most of its former operations are now part of the Stagecoach group.

For further information about National Welsh, try looking for books on Amazon.
 National Welsh Bristol RELH/ECW coach OAX8F
Photo copyright: Carl Berry

Other information available for National Welsh's Bristol RELH/ECW coaches.
 Photos on the InternetList of photos on the Internet.
 Photos in booksList of photos available in books.
 Fleet ListFleet list of National Welsh's RELHs.
 GaragesList of garages/depots that have operated these coaches.
 Fleet by yearDetails of these vehicles in fleet, broken down by year.
 Photo locationsPlaces that this companies RELHs have been photographed.

Vehicles still in existence
    RegistrationNumberCurrent Livery
 OAX9FRC6568Red and White Cream/Red (1)
 SAX1GRC4569Red and White Cream/Red (1)

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