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Bristol RE GVW 983 H

GVW983H was delivered as Eastern National's 421 during 1 Apr 1970.

It had 42 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18144.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-275) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Dec 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
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach Eastern National 421      
 NBC Express Tillings Transport 9421 27 Jun 1973 Achnasheen Alistair Holt/Keith Holt Click Here 
     Alistair Holt/Keith Holt Click Here 
 NBC Express National Travel South East  9 Mar 1975 Sevenoaks Steve Thoroughgood Click Here 
 White/2 Blues Gilmour  4 Jun 1980 Epsom Frans Angevaare Click Here 

Diary for GVW983H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
1 Apr 1970 Built for:Eastern National 421   Eastern National Cream/Green coach 
1 Jan 1971 Sold to:Tillings Transport 9421  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By Oct 1978 Withdrawn by:National Travel South East ISBN 1 8704 8400 2  The Bristol RE - A Family Profile  
By May 1979 Sold to:Crawford    
Jun 1979 Sold to:Gilmour    
By Jul 1984 Sold to:Miller (Arun Coaches)    
1 Apr 1987 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Green 
By Dec 1987 Withdrawn by:Miller (Arun Coaches)    

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

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