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Bristol RE OAX 5 F

OAX5F was delivered as Red and White's RC568 during Mar 1968.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17049.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-107) was powered by a Leyland 600 engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Nov 1983.


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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
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC568   Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Express Red and White RC568  Paignton Ken Steley Click Here 
 NBC Express Red and White RC6168 27 Jul 1976 Hereford Frans Angevaare Click Here 
 NBC Express National Welsh RC6168 Aug 1979 Torquay Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD6168   Ian Trotter Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD6168 Jun 1980 Brynmawr Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD6168 Apr 1981 Bristol pwgb Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD6168 13 Feb 1982 Cardiff Ian Kirby Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD6168 Dec 1982 Cardiff Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD1333 Jan 1983 Cardiff Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD1333  Pontypridd southlancs Click Here 

Diary for OAX5F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1968 Built for:Red and White RC568   Red and White Cream/Red (1) 
By Sep 1972 Repaint   Richard Smith NBC Express 
Jan 1974   Aberdare   
6 Aug 1975   Aberdare Allocation of Rolling Stock document  
Jan 1976 Renumbered Red and White RC6168    
Apr 1976   Monmouth   
27 Apr 1978 Sold to:National Welsh RC6168    
1 May 1978   Brynmawr   
Feb 1980 Renumbered National Welsh RD6168    
Feb 1980 Transfer  Brynmawr   
Mar 1980   Brynmawr   
Jun 1980   Brynmawr   
Feb 1981   Brynmawr   
Apr 1981 Transfer  Cwmbran   
Jun 1982   Cwmbran   
1 Jan 1983 Renumbered National Welsh RD1333    
By Oct 1983 Withdrawn by:National Welsh    
By Nov 1983 Sold to:Ripley    
14 Nov 1983 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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