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Bristol RE GVW 982 H

GVW982H was delivered as Eastern National's 420 during 1 Mar 1970.

It had 42 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18143.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-271) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Oct 1987.


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.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 NBC Express National Travel South East  15 Mar 1975 Kelvedon Steve Thoroughgood Click Here 
 Blue/White Gardiners  Aug 1979 Guisborough SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 Blue/White Gardiners       
 Blue/White Gardiners    Ian Trotter Click Here 
 Blue/White Gardiners    Ian Trotter Click Here 
 Blue/White Weaver       
 Cream/Red Unknown Mobile Home    Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
 Cream/Red Unknown Mobile Home    Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 Cream/Red Unknown Mobile Home  29 May 1984 Darlington Mark Harrington Click Here 
     John Carter Click Here 

Diary for GVW982H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
1 Mar 1970 Built for:Eastern National 420   Eastern National Cream/Green coach 
1 Jan 1971 Sold to:Tillings Transport 9420  The Bristol RE - A Family Profile  
1 Jan 1971   Southend, Prittlewell The Bristol RE - A Family Profile  
By Mar 1973 Repaint    NBC Express 
May 1974 Sold to:National Travel South East ISBN 1 8704 8400 2  The Bristol RE - A Family Profile  
Feb 1978  National Travel South East  Witton Fleetbooks  
By Aug 1979 Withdrawn by:National Travel South East  SCT'61 Website  
By Aug 1979 Sold to:Gardiners  SCT'61 Website  
May 1983 Sold to:Ellerby    
By Sep 1983 Sold to:Unknown Mobile Home    
Oct 1987  Unknown Mobile Home  Written off in an accident
Rob Sly's site 
1 Oct 1987 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: White 

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

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