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Bristol RE 521 ABL

521ABL was delivered as Thames Valley (South Midland)'s 867 during Apr 1963.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number EX7.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number REX002) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Sep 1974.


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867  London Showbus Click Here 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867  London Book-ECW  Buy Book 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867  London Book-Bristol - 100 years  Buy Book 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867
   Rear View 
  Book-Bus Monographs 5  Buy Book 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867  Lowerstoft Book-Bus Monographs 5  Buy Book 
 Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867   Book-ECW Retrospect  Buy Book 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867  London Chris Stanley Click Here 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867   Book-Bristol Story  Buy Book 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867   Book-BBS Thames Valley   
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867   500clt Click Here 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867  London lenmidgham Click Here 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867
   Rear View 
 London lenmidgham Click Here 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867  London Chris Roberts Click Here 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867 Jun 1963  Book-BBusC SC England   
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867 Dec 1963  Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867 Dec 1963 Lowerstoft Book-The Bristol RE  Buy Book 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867
   Rear View 
Dec 1963  Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867 1965 London SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867 Apr 1968 Oxford Book-Heyday of the Bristol RE  Buy Book 
 Oxford Cream/Red DP Thames Valley (South Midland) 867  London    
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Oxford-South Midland 3  London LowlanderLR3 Click Here 
**Oxford Cream/Red DP Oxford-South Midland 3 Jul 1972 Oxford Book-The Bristol RE  Buy Book 
     Grahame Wareham Click Here 
 White/Maroon Oxford-South Midland 3 Aug 1974  Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
 Oxford Cream/Red DP Sykes 
   At Paul Sykes Yard 
8 Sep 1974 Barnsley oldbusman Click Here 

Diary for 521ABL

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Apr 1963 Built for:Thames Valley (South Midland) 867   Oxford Cream/Red DP 
By Nov 1970 Renumbered Thames Valley (South Midland) 403  The Bristol RE - A Family Profile  
1 Jan 1971 Sold to:Oxford-South Midland  The Bristol RE - A Family Profile  
1 Jan 1971   Oxford The Bristol RE - A Family Profile  
May 1971  Oxford-South Midland  Rebuilt with new destination and bus door.  
Mar 1974 Withdrawn by:Oxford-South Midland    
By 7 Sep 1974 Sold to:Sykes  oldbusman  

Owners shown above in Green are preservationists, Red are dealers, Blue for PSV use and brown for None-PSV.

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