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Bristol RE 861 UAE

861UAE was delivered as Bristol Omnibus's 2115 during Nov 1963.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 13708.
When built it was fitted with a 1 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.001) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jul 1981.


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
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2115
   ECW Official photograph 
Nov 1963 Lowerstoft Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2115   Book-Bristol Story  Buy Book 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2115 21 May 1964 London SCT'61 Website Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2115 Apr 1966 Bath Book-Bus Monographs 5  Buy Book 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2115 20 Jul 1968 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2301 11 Jun 1977 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 Yellow Compass  Jul 1979     

Diary for 861UAE

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Nov 1963 Built for:Bristol Omnibus 2115   Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 
Dec 1963 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1966 Transfer  Weston super Mare Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jun 1966 Transfer  Bath Gloucestershire's Buses  
Oct 1966 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1967 Transfer  Swindon Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1967 Transfer  Bath Gloucestershire's Buses  
Nov 1967 Transfer  Weston super Mare Gloucestershire's Buses  
Apr 1969 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
Feb 1972 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC CAG White/Magenta 
Mar 1973 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Green/White DP 
Oct 1973 Transfer  Weston super Mare Gloucestershire's Buses  
Apr 1974 Withdrawn by:Bristol Omnibus  Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1974 Sold to:Western National 2301  Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jul 1975   Plymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Jan 1978 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Jul 1978 Reinstated Western National 2301    
Aug 1978 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1978 Sold to:North    
Sep 1978 Sold to:Compass    
By Jul 1979 Repaint    Yellow 
May 1981 Sold to:Sykes    
May 1981 Sold to:Askin    
By Jul 1981    Broken up for scrap   

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

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