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Bristol RE NHN 956 E

NHN956E was delivered as United Automobile's RE56 during Mar 1967.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 16597.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 238.071) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

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


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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
 United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1256      
 NBC Red Bus livery United Automobile 4356 18 Aug 1979 Scarborough Adrian Griffith Click Here 

Diary for NHN956E

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1967 Built for:United Automobile RE56   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Jan 1969 Renumbered United Automobile 1256    
Mar 1975   Alnwick Gloucestershire's Buses  
Nov 1976   Middlesborough   
Apr 1977 Renumbered United Automobile 4356  Bradley Slater NBC Stock Book 1977  
Jan 1980 Withdrawn by:United Automobile    

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

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