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Bristol RE HDV 644 E

HDV644E was delivered as Western National's 2369 during Mar 1967.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 16627.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 238.048) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Apr 2011.


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Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2369  Exeter Ken Steley Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2369  Newmarket Ken Steley Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2369  Brighton Ken Steley Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2369  London Ken Steley Click Here 

Diary for HDV644E

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1967 Built for:Western National 2369   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bideford Plymouth Bus Club  
11 Nov 1977 Withdrawn by:Western National  Body damaged by falling tree  
Feb 1978  Western National  Chassis used to store 'Open Top' bus roofs  
1 Apr 2011 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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