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Bristol RE LDV 847 F

LDV847F was delivered as Southern National's 2375 during Mar 1968.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17058.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-159) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.
Southern National Bristol RELH/ECW coach LDV847F
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 
 

Photographs

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
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375  London    
**NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2375  London Ken Steley Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2375 1978 Weymouth Paul Webber Click Here 
 NBC Express North   Carlton    
 White/Green Asian Greyhound Ltd. (Swagman Overland Tours)    Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Crowther (Classic Coaches)  29 May 1995 Quainton Road Oxford Chiltern Bus Page Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Crowther (Classic Coaches)    den664185 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Crowther (Classic Coaches)    Steve Thorpe Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Crowther (Classic Coaches)  Jul 1995 Whitchurch Book-Buses Focus Magazine   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Crowther (Classic Coaches)  Jul 1995 Tring Book-Buses Focus Magazine   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Crowther (Classic Coaches)  28 Aug 1995 Aylesbury Oxford Chiltern Bus Page Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Crowther (Classic Coaches)  15 Oct 1995 Lydney Carl Berry Click here for photograph of LDV847F 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Crowther (Classic Coaches)  13 Jul 1996  den664185 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Crowther (Classic Coaches)  22 Jun 1997 Quainton Road Oxford Chiltern Bus Page Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Crowther (Classic Coaches)  22 Jun 1997 Winslow Oxford Chiltern Bus Page Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Crowther (Classic Coaches)  Apr 2000 High Wycombe Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375  Lathalmond    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
  Ian Trotter Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375  Lathalmond    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
25 Jun 2005 Charmouth Book-Royal Blue IP   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
25 Jun 2005 Exeter Book-Royal Blue IP   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2007 Rochdale Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2007 Altrincham PS Bus Driver Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2007 Newcastle under Lyme Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2007 Cheltenham Carl Berry Click here for photograph of LDV847F 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of LDV847F 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2007 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of LDV847F 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
15 Sep 2007 Exeter Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
15 Sep 2007 Torquay Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
16 Sep 2007 Exeter, Westpoint AEC Regent Click Here 
     AEC Regent Click Here 
     West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
24 May 2012  Martyn Hearson Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2375
   Preserved 
2 Aug 2013 Macclesfield Martyn Hearson Click Here 


Diary for LDV847F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1968 Built for:Southern National 2375   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 2375    
Feb 1974   Bridport   
Jul 1975   Bridport Plymouth Bus Club  
Aug 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Nov 1980 Sold to:North    
Nov 1982 Sold to:Asian Greyhound Ltd. (Swagman Overland Tours)  Rob Sly's site  
Sep 1984 Sold to:Smith (Norfolk Bluebird)  Rob Sly's site  
By Feb 1985 Sold to:Baird    
Mar 1985 Sold to:Ward Jones  Rob Sly's site  
Dec 1985 Sold to:Spinfield School  Rob Sly's site  
May 1993    Reliable Bristol, 3rd Edition  
By Apr 1995 Sold to:Crowther (Classic Coaches)  Buses Focus Magazine  
Sep 2003 Sold to:Duffy    
 Current   Rob Sly's site Royal Blue Blue/Cream 

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



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