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Bristol RE OAX 9 F

OAX9F was delivered as Red and White's RC968 during 22 Sep 1967.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17053.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-111) was powered by a Leyland 600 engine.

This vehicle is now preserved (Click here for the owner's website).
Red and White Bristol RELH/ECW coach OAX9F
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
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968   Previously listed on eBay   
 Red and White Cream/Red (3) Red and White RC968  Tredegar    
 NBC Express National Welsh RC6568  Exmouth Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Express National Welsh RC6568 21 Oct 1978 Birmingham bkp550 Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD6568  Newport Ian Trotter Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD6568 Apr 1981 Brynmawr Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD1337
   Gwent Vales names 
26 Feb 1983 Tredegar Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
 Malvern acd40 Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
  ijr65 Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
27 May 1984  tipperman Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
20 Oct 1985 Lydney Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
8 Jun 1986 Southsea Ken Evans Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
28 Jun 1987 Cardiff Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2004 Swansea Paul Mitchell Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
15 Aug 2004 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
     grallo51 Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
11 Jun 2006 Barry Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968  Kemble    
**Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
7 Jul 2007 Swanage Man of Yorkshire Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
5 Aug 2007 Kemble Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
12 Aug 2007 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
9 Sep 2007 Merthyr Tydfil Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
9 Sep 2007 Storey Arms Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
20 Apr 2008 Blackwood Dave Roberts Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
18 May 2008 Bristol Laurence Mayhew Click Here 
     Laurence Mayhew Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
     Terry Partridge Click Here 
     Terry Partridge Click Here 
     Laurence Mayhew Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved, Rear view 
7 Sep 2008 Merthyr Tydfil Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
21 Sep 2008 Exeter, Westpoint Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
     West of England HOTT Click Here 
     didbygraham Click Here 
     AEC Regent Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
24 Jan 2009 Maerdy Alex Jeenes Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
     striderveg Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
24 Jan 2009 Brecon Alex Jeenes Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
     lynxguy1 Click Here for video 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
24 Jan 2009 Talybont on Usk Alex Jeenes Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
24 Jan 2009 Talybon on Usk striderveg Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
24 Jan 2009 Newport Alex Jeenes Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
24 May 2009 Cheltenham Jeff Day Click Here 
     Jeff Day Click Here 
     Jeff Day Click Here 
     WyeDevon Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
26 Sep 2010 Duxford Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of OAX9F 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
14 Aug 2011 Bristol Bob Brimley Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved, Rear view 
12 Aug 2012 Bristol Richard Field Click Here 
     HHA124L Click Here 
     Next Stop Please Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved, Rear view 
9 Sep 2012 Merthyr Tydfil Richard Field Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
29 Sep 2012 Chepstow Transport Illustrated Click Here 
     Next Stop Please Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
1 Jan 2013 Winchester Gregg Collins Click Here 
     calumbus Click Here 
     calumbus Click Here 
     ndl642m Click Here 
     jongraham Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved, rear view 
21 Jun 2013 Winchelsea 500clt Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Canterbury Ken Lansdowne Click Here 
     Ken Lansdowne Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Winchelsea 500clt Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Brands Hatch Graham Walker Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
21 Jun 2013 Brighton solenteer Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
22 Jun 2013 Southampton solenteer Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
23 Jun 2013 Southsea solenteer Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
30 Jun 2013 Brooklands 500clt Click Here 
     fellwalker Click Here 
     500clt Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
11 Aug 2013 Bath Scatmancraig1974 Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
11 Aug 2013 Bristol Darren Harris Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
11 Aug 2013 Brislington Ruby Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968  Bristol    
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
22 Sep 2013 Long Marston Karl Oakley Click Here 
     lenmidgham Click Here 
     mattburley Click Here 
     Simon Turner Click Here 
     Focus Transport Gallery Click Here 
     day 192 Click Here 
     John Carter Click Here 
        
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
20 Oct 2013 Witney Hertsman Images Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
20 Oct 2013 Long Hanborough HWO190 WMOB Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
12 Mar 2014 Westerleigh brother_ernie Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
4 May 2014 Gateshead ane 1991 Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
5 May 2014 Chester le Street Ruby Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
8 Jun 2014 Barry Tudor Thomas Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2014 London Ruby Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2014 Winchester SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
29 Jun 2014 St Albans MKR Bus Click Here 
     Adrian Brown Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
20 Jul 2014 Alton sn2730 Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
27 Jul 2014 Weston super Mare sn2730 Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
27 Sep 2014 Newbury Ruby Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
27 Sep 2014 Chepstow WyeDevon Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
5 Oct 2014 Oxford Mark Bowerbank Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
17 May 2015 Bristol Michael Jefferies Click Here 
     Darren Harris Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
7 Jun 2015 Southsea Steve Cross Click Here 
     Steve Beames Click Here 
     Ken Jones Click Here 
     Mark Prescott Click Here 
     IslandYorkie Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
14 Jun 2015 Barry Alex Drennan Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
19 Jun 2015 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2015 Exeter Ruby Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
5 Jul 2015 Rochdale Adrian Griffith Click Here 
     Martyn Hearson Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
5 Jul 2015 Bury Ruby Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
19 Jul 2015 Alton Ruby Click Here 
        
     Michael Thorne Click Here 
     Andy Crawley Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
1 Jan 2016 Newbury Richard Field Click Here 
     Steve Beames Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
13 Mar 2016 Winchester Steve Beames Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
24 Apr 2016 Westbury Western Stalwart Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
24 Apr 2016 Warminster Western Stalwart Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
5 Jun 2016 Didcot Phil Wimbush Click Here 
     nbraggins Click Here 
     nbraggins Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
12 Jun 2016 Barry Daryl Charles Click Here 
     D9555 Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
17 Jul 2016 Alton Ruby Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
31 Jul 2016 Bristol Ruby Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968  South Cerney    
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
21 Aug 2016 Gaydon Richard Stubbings Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
10 Sep 2016 Cribbs Causeway Pontyboy1 Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
10 Sep 2016 Aust WyeDevon Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
11 Sep 2016 Merthyr Tydfil philipweaver Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC968
   Preserved 
2 Oct 2016 Oxford MKR Bus Click Here 


Diary for OAX9F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
22 Sep 1967 Built for:Red and White RC968  Chassis completed
Ruby 
 
23 Sep 1967  Red and White RC968  Chassis delivered to ECW
Ruby 
 
3 Jan 1968  Red and White RC968  Bodywork completed
Ruby 
Red and White Cream/Red (1) 
10 Feb 1968  Red and White RC968  Completed coach delivered to BCV
Ruby 
 
5 Mar 1968  Red and White RC968  Registered by Red and White
Ruby 
 
10 Mar 1968 Transfer  Aberdare Ruby  
By Jun 1971 Transfer  Tredegar Ruby  
Jan 1974   Tredegar   
By May 1974 Repaint   Richard Smith NBC Express 
Jan 1975  Red and White RC968  Repaint into NBC white livery
Ruby 
 
6 Aug 1975   Tredegar Allocation of Rolling Stock document  
Jan 1976 Renumbered Red and White RC6568    
Apr 1976   Tredegar   
By Apr 1978 Repaint   Photos listed on ebay NBC Express 
27 Apr 1978 Sold to:National Welsh RC6568    
1 May 1978   Aberdare   
May 1979 Renumbered National Welsh RD6568    
May 1979 Repaint    NBC Red/White DP 
May 1979   Tredegar RD6568 National Welsh Tredegar
Ruby 
 
Mar 1980   Tredegar   
Jun 1980   Tredegar   
Jul 1980 Transfer  Monmouth   
Feb 1981   Tredegar   
Jun 1982   Tredegar   
1 Jan 1983 Renumbered National Welsh RD1337    
Jul 1983 Withdrawn by:National Welsh    
Sep 1983 Sold to:Annetts    
Mar 1994 Sold to:Browell & Wakelin (Coaching at Wheels)    
By Oct 1995 Sold to:Wita    
Sep 2000 Sold to:Brown  Ruby  
By Feb 2002 Sold to:Smith & Jones    
Oct 2006 Sold to:James  Ruby  
24 Oct 2012 Sold to:Radley  Jonathan Radley  
 Current   Jonathan Radley Red and White Cream/Red (1) 

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



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