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Bristol RE RDV 414 H

RDV414H was delivered as Western National's 2388 during Mar 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18149.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-261) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Dec 1990.


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.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2388 Mar 1970 London Grahame Wareham Click Here 
     Grahame Wareham Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2388 Sep 1972 Rochdale Spoddendale Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2388 Jan 1978 London Steve Annells Click Here 
 NBC Express North   Carlton    

Diary for RDV414H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1970 Built for:Western National 2388   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Jan 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1980 Sold to:North    
Nov 1980 Sold to:Hogg    
1 Dec 1983 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: White 
Aug 1989    DJS Traditional Independents Register 1989  
By Dec 1990 Withdrawn by:Hogg  DJS Traditional Independents Register 1991  

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

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