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Bristol RE 972 WAE

972WAE was delivered as Bristol Omnibus's 2126 during May 1964.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14473.
When built it was fitted with a 1 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.060) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Sep 1980.
 
 

Photographs

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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 2126  Bristol    
**NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2126  Warminster Book-Bristol - 100 years  Buy Book 
**NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2126 1973 London Book-The Green Years  Buy Book 
**NBC Express Western National 2315   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 2315  Falmouth Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**NBC Green/White DP Western National 2315
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Diary for 972WAE

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1964 Built for:Bristol Omnibus 2126 Bristol, Lawrence Hill  Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 
Jan 1972 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC CAG White/Magenta 
Nov 1972 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Green/White DP 
May 1974 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Express 
Sep 1974 Withdrawn by:Bristol Omnibus  Gloucestershire's Buses  
Oct 1974 Sold to:Western National 2315  Gloucestershire's Buses  
 Repaint   Bristol RE - 40 years of service NBC Green/White DP 
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
By May 1980 Reinstated  Cornwall Area   
May 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Jul 1980 Sold to:Rundle    
By Sep 1980    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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