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Bristol RE RDV 419 H

RDV419H was delivered as Western National's 1468 during Mar 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18154.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-266) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.
Southern National (1983) Bristol RELH/ECW coach RDV419H
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
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 1468   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1468 Dec 1977 London golfsierra999 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1468 Sep 1982 Taunton pwgb Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 Dec 1983 Taunton lowdekka Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 11 Feb 1984 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Book-Buses Extra Magazine   
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468  Taunton Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468  Taunton Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Ian Trotter Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468   Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 Jul 1984 Weymouth Harry Pope Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 1 Oct 1984 Taunton tipperman Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 17 Nov 1984 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 2 Dec 1984 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 23 Feb 1985 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 11 Sep 1985 Bath John Carter Click Here 
     John Carter Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 13 Sep 1985 Bath John Carter Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468  Cardiff    
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 28 Jan 1986 Bridgwater DBS 60100 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 3 Apr 1986 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468  Bridgwater    
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 28 Jun 1986 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 Aug 1986 Taunton Sou'wester Click Here 
     Sou'wester Click Here 
     Sou'wester Click Here 
     Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 30 Aug 1986 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 May 1987 Watchet John Hembry Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 1988 Bristol Ian Trotter Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 18 Sep 1988 Bristol John Hembry Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 18 Mar 1989 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 1 Sep 1989 Taunton Ian Kirby Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 21 Nov 1989 Taunton Richard Stubbings Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 24 Mar 1990 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 24 Mar 1990 Taunton Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 1991 Taunton Ian Trotter Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468 29 Jun 1991 Porlock Lady Wulfrun Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
26 May 1992 Taunton Ian Kirby Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National (1983) 1468   Book-Buses Magazine   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National (1983) 1468      
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
 Manchester 1451-b45/05 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National (1983) 1468 1993 Bournemouth pwgb Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National (1983) 1468  Taunton    
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National (1983) 1468 14 May 1994 Taunton Book-Glory - Royal Blue  Buy Book 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Whitehead (Pioneer)   Middleton Sloop Jon B Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Whitehead (Pioneer)  30 Apr 1996 Manchester SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Whitehead (Pioneer)  25 Jun 1996 Manchester PS Bus Driver Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1468  Weston super Mare    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1468
   Preserved 
Sep 1998 Exeter, Westpoint Showbus Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468  Duxford    
        
     Peter Horrex Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved, Rear view 
  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468  Lincoln    
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
14 May 2000 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
     we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
Jul 2001 Warminster Book-Royal Blue IP   
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
15 Jul 2001 Fleetwood Ian Simpson Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved, Rear view 
12 Aug 2001 Stroud Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
9 Sep 2001 Warminster Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
     Bus Preservation Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
7 Oct 2001 Birkenhead Ian Simpson Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
21 Jul 2002 Fleetwood Ian Simpson Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
5 Oct 2003 Birkenhead Ian Simpson Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468  Stoke on Trent    
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
1 Jan 2005 Winchester johnzebedee Click Here 
     Sou'wester Click Here 
     Sou'wester Click Here 
     Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
27 Mar 2005 Lincoln LVVS Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
2 Oct 2005 Birkenhead Ian Simpson Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
11 Jun 2006 Chalford Dave Roberts Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
11 Jun 2006 Stroud Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
16 Jun 2007 Weymouth solenteer Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
17 Jun 2007 Weymouth solenteer Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
18 May 2008 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
     Richard Field Click Here 
     Terry Partridge Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468  Halifax    
     day 192 Click Here 
        
        
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
12 Jul 2009 Toddington Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV419H 
     WyeDevon Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1468
   Preserved 
20 Apr 2014 Lincoln kitmasterbloke Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
31 Jul 2016 Santoft Matt Edwards Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Southern National (1983) 1468
   Preserved 
21 Aug 2016 Leeds keith-v Click Here 
     keith-v Click Here 


Diary for RDV419H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1970 Built for:Western National 1468   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
 Repaint   Rob Sly's site NBC CAG White/Blue 
Feb 1974   Bideford   
Jul 1975   Barnstaple Plymouth Bus Club  
May 1977 Repaint    NBC Green/White DP 
Dec 1979 Transfer  Callington   
Mar 1980   Devon Area   
Apr 1980 Transfer  St Austell   
Sep 1980   Cornwall Area   
Nov 1980 Transfer  Camborne   
27 Feb 1981   Camborne   
Jun 1981 Transfer  Penzance   
Sep 1981 Transfer  Camborne   
1 Jan 1983 Sold to:Southern National (1983)  Rob Sly's site  
1 Jan 1983   Taunton Rob Sly's site  
Dec 1992 Repaint   Rob Sly's site Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Jun 1994 Withdrawn by:Southern National (1983)  Rob Sly's site  
Jun 1994 Sold to:Whitehead (Pioneer)  Rob Sly's site  
May 1998 Sold to:Sharpe  Rob Sly's site  
Sep 1999 Repaint   Rob Sly's site NBC Green/White DP 
Jul 2016 Sold to:McAllister  Richard McAllister  
 Current   Rob Sly's site NBC Green/White DP 

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



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