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Bristol RE 837 SUO

837SUO was delivered as Western National's 2351 during May 1964.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14496.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.061) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach 837SUO
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 
 

Photographs

All links to photos shown below are to other Internet sites, all photos will be the copyright of their respective owners.
Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
There may be other photos on the Internet that I cannot show the links for. See 'Useful sites for finding pictures' on the links page.
For pictures in books click on the copyright link for more information.
** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
 Wiesdale memory snatcher Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  London Alwyn Ladell Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351 21 May 1964 London SCT'61 Website Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351 11 Aug 1964 London SCT'61 Website Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351 Dec 1966 London Book-Years before National   
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351 1967 Bournemouth Barney Staples Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2351 Mar 1972 London Book-Classic Bus magazine   
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2351   West of England HOTT Click Here 
**NBC Express Western National 2351   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Express Western National 2351 1 Aug 1977 Bournemouth David Mant Click Here 
 Yellow Sherrin  2 Jun 1979 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 Cream Sherrin  Jul 1979 Yeovil beckingtonian Click Here 
 Cream Sherrin  Dec 1980 Taunton pwgb Click Here 
     pwgb Click Here 
 White Sherrin  Sep 1983 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 White Western National 2351
   Preserved 
1988 Carhampton John Hembry Click Here 
 White Western National 2351
   Preserved 
1988 Williton John Hembry Click Here 
 White Western National 2351
   Preserved 
  John Hembry Click Here 
 White Western National 2351
   Preserved 
  John Hembry Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
  John Hembry Click Here 
 White Western National 2351
   Preserved 
 Carhampton John Hembry Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
 Carhampton John Hembry Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
15 Aug 1992 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
16 Aug 1992 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
     John Hembry Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
4 Apr 1993 Cobham gmptemetropolitan Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
Sep 2000  IverHeath Click Here for video 
 Unpainted Western National 2351
   Preserved 
1 Jan 2005 Winchester Jimmy Sheng Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
25 Jun 2005 Exeter didbygraham Click Here 
     Book-Royal Blue IP   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved, Rear view 
17 Sep 2005 Launceston West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
18 Sep 2005 Exeter, Westpoint West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
23 Oct 2005 Warminster Ian Kirby Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
23 Oct 2005 Shaftesbury Dave Roberts Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
23 Oct 2005 Warminster John Hembry Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  Brooklands    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
2 Apr 2006 Wisley Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
     SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  Bristol    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
18 Jun 2006 Hinwil, Switzerland orangevolvobusdriver Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  Rhyl    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
17 Sep 2006 Exeter, Westpoint AEC Regent Click Here 
     West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
24 Sep 2006 Duxford Colin Oakley Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
     Showbus Click Here 
     John Carter Click Here 
        
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
1 Jan 2007 Winchester Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
     Sou'wester Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
10 Mar 2007 London Russell Baldock Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
1 Apr 2007 Chobham Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
27 Apr 2007 Speyer, Germany Crosville Enthusiasts' Club (1967) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
28 Apr 2007 Speyer, Germany lenmidgham Click Here 
     Showbus Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
16 Jun 2007 Weymouth solenteer Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
16 Jun 2007 Trowbridge Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
17 Jun 2007 Weymouth solenteer Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2007 Rochdale Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2007 Newcastle under Lyme Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2007 Cheltenham Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2007 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
15 Sep 2007 Exeter Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
15 Sep 2007 Torquay Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
16 Sep 2007 Exeter, Westpoint West of England HOTT Click Here 
     AEC Regent Click Here 
     West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  Glasgow    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
5 Apr 2009 Wisley Graham Walker Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
        
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
28 Jun 2009 Stroud Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
28 Jun 2009 Minchinhampton Steve Beames Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
1 Jan 2010 Winchester mutlysbusfots Click Here 
     Steve Guess Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
     Richard Field Click Here 
        
     Richard Haughey Click Here 
     Richard Haughey Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
5 Feb 2010 Runcorn tsmj53 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  Llandudno    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
10 Oct 2010 Gillingham Bob Brimley Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
10 Oct 2010 Warminster Bob Brimley Click Here 
        
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 837SUO 
     Darren Harris Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
17 Jun 2012 Carlton Colville turbostar171 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
17 Jun 2012 Beccles peagreenbus Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
17 Jun 2012 Carlton Colville turbostar171 Click Here 
     Richard Diment Click Here 
     Richard Diment Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  Miserden    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  Exeter    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  Torquay    
     better living through chemistry37 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
1 Jul 2012 Plymouth didbygraham Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
2 Jul 2012 Broadclyst Old Bus Man Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved, Rear view 
15 Sep 2012 Totnes dlg950 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
15 Sep 2012 Kingsbridge kitty binky Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  Staverley    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351  Sheffield    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
4 Nov 2012 Lincoln trentsidetraveller Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Brands Hatch Graham Walker Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Brighton solenteer Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 London antrimfj Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Canterbury Ken Lansdowne Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
21 Jul 2013 Alton Gragglerockbus1982 Click Here 
     Graham Tiller Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
19 Jun 2015 Windsor Rightgoodmotor Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
19 Jun 2015 Hartley Wintney Rooty Masters Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2015 St Ives Ken Jones Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2015 Exeter Ruby Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
18 Jul 2015 Hawkley Richard Stubbings Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
18 Jul 2015 Alton IslandYorkie Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
18 Jul 2015 Medstead Rooty Masters Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
19 Jul 2015 Alton Andy Crawley Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
22 May 2016 Larkhall David Oakley Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
24 May 2016 Tingwall memory snatcher Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
17 Jun 2016 Bristol Ken Jones Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
17 Jun 2016 Marlborough David Sheppard Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2351
   Preserved 
24 Aug 2016 Coventry Adam Floyd Click Here 


Diary for 837SUO

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1964 Built for:Western National 2351   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
By Mar 1972 Repaint   Classic Bus magazine NBC CAG White/Blue 
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Exeter Plymouth Bus Club  
Dec 1978 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Feb 1979 Sold to:Sherrin  Rob Sly's site  
By May 1979 Repaint    Yellow 
By Nov 1980 Repaint   pwgb Cream 
Jul 1988 Sold to:Hembry  Rob Sly's site  
Dec 1992 Sold to:Lemon  Rob Sly's site  
Oct 1997 Sold to:Miller (Arun Coaches)  Rob Sly's site  
Nov 1997  Miller (Arun Coaches)  Reregistered to ARU99A
Rob Sly's site 
 
Oct 1998 Withdrawn by:Miller (Arun Coaches)  As ARU99A
Rob Sly's site 
 
Jun 2003 Sold to:Graham  Rob Sly's site  
Jan 2005  Graham  Reregistered back to 837SUO
Rob Sly's site 
 
Aug 2016 Sold to:McAllister  Richard McAllister  
 Current   Rob Sly's site Royal Blue Blue/Cream 

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



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