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Bristol RE 5458 FM

5458FM was delivered as Crosville's CRG496 during Feb 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 13629.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.018) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Mar 1980.
Crosville Bristol RELH/ECW coach 5458FM
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Crosville Cream/Black (1) Crosville CRG496   Crosville Enthusiasts' Club (1967) Click Here 
**Crosville Cream/Black (1) Crosville CRG496 Dec 1964 Liverpool Book-Ian Allan ABC 19   
**    Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG496   Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 5458FM 
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG496   bkp550 Click Here 
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG496 22 Jul 1971 Minffordd Crosville Enthusiasts' Club (1967) Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG496 1973 Chester Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG496   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
**NBC Express Crosville CRG496  Llanelli John Law Click Here 
**NBC Express Crosville CRG496 Jun 1978  Book-Buses Magazine   

Diary for 5458FM

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Feb 1964 Built for:Crosville CRG496   Crosville Cream/Black (1) 
Dec 1968   Birkenhead, Rock Ferry   
Jun 1969 Transfer  Liverpool   
Mar 1970 Transfer  Dolgellau   
1 Mar 1971   Dolgellau Crosville allocation sheet  
By 1973 Repaint   Crosville Motor Services 2 NBC Express 
14 Jul 1974   Rhyl Crosville allocation sheet  
Oct 1976   South Cambrian Division   
Jan 1980   Aberystwyth   
Feb 1980 Withdrawn by:Crosville    
Feb 1980 Sold to:Martin    
Mar 1980 Sold to:Goodwin    

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

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