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Bristol RE RDV 423 H

RDV423H was delivered as Western National's 1472 during Apr 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18158.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-274) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach RDV423H
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 1472   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1472   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1472   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
 NBC Express Western National 1472   1431Andy Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1472  Falmouth Tolcarne Depot Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1472  Exeter Sou'wester Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP Western National 1472   Andrew Riley Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1472 3 Jun 1978 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
     David Mant Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1472 9 Sep 1979 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1472 Mar 1982 Truro Steve Guess Click Here 
**NBC Express Western National 1472
   Preserved 
27 Jul 1984 Knebworth Book-Buses Yearbook 1991   
 NBC Express Western National 1472
   Preserved 
2 Sep 1984 Woburn Abbey Steve Thoroughgood Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1472
   Preserved 
30 Jun 1985 Bournemouth David Mant Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1472
   Preserved 
1986  KK79177 Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1472      
 NBC Express Western National 1472
   Preserved 
1989 Addlestone timthemix Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1472
   Preserved 
Aug 1989 Southampton John Law Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1472  Woburn    
 NBC Express Western National 1472
   Preserved 
1991 Southampton acd40 Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1472
   Preserved 
30 Jun 1991 North Weald gmptemetropolitan Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1472
   Preserved 
16 Aug 1992 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 NBC Express James 1472  Swindon Book-Reliable Bristol, 3rd Edition   
 NBC Express Western National 1472      
 White/Black Jennings (Somerbus)   Bristol John Law Click Here 
 White/Yellow Jennings (Somerbus)    Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 White/Yellow Jennings (Somerbus)   Severn Beach Book-Reliable Bristol, 3rd Edition   
 White/Yellow Jennings (Somerbus)       
 White/Yellow Jennings (Somerbus)   Bristol pwgb Click Here 
 White/Yellow Jennings (Somerbus)  21 Oct 1993 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 1472
   Preserved 
Sep 1997 Cheltenham Book-Royal Blue IP   
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 1472
   Preserved 
 Kemble acd40 Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 1472
   Preserved 
28 Sep 1997 Warminster Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 1472
   Preserved 
1998 Exeter, Westpoint Showbus Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 1472
   Preserved 
14 May 2000 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
     we1330 Click Here 
 White with Badgerline vinyls Western National 1472
   Preserved 
  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 White with Badgerline vinyls Western National 1472
   Preserved 
 Bristol Jeff Day Click Here 
 White with Badgerline vinyls Western National 1472
   Preserved 
1 Jan 2004 Winchester Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 White with Badgerline vinyls Western National 1472
   Preserved 
23 May 2004 Bristol Ian Kirby Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
17 May 2009 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
24 May 2009 Cheltenham Jeff Day Click Here 
     WyeDevon Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
25 Jun 2009 Great Somerford Mark Amis Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
28 Jun 2009 Stroud Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
9 Aug 2009 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472  Bewdley    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
18 Oct 2009 Wroughton mikebusphotoman Click Here 
     mikebusphotoman Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
18 Oct 2009 Avebury Steve Beames Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
10 Apr 2010 Melksham reynardbizzar Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2010 Weymouth Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
     mikebusphotoman Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
20 Jun 2010 Warminster Steve Thorpe Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
4 Jul 2010 Stroud Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472  Kemble    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
15 Aug 2010 Bristol Jeff Day Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV423H 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472  Bewdley    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
22 Jan 2011 Blisland Steve Thorpe Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
22 May 2011 Bristol Darren Harris Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
5 Jun 2011 Cheltenham Colin Martin Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
22 Jul 2012 Newbury mikebusphotoman Click Here 
     Derek Gorden Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
4 Aug 2013 South Cerney curly42 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
14 Jun 2015 Salisbury Yasser Parslow Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
24 Apr 2016 Warminster Jeff Day Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
1 May 2016 Alresford Jimmy Comfort Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1472
   Preserved 
4 Sep 2016 Manchester Paul Williams Click Here 


Diary for RDV423H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Apr 1970 Built for:Western National 1472   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
 Repaint   Rob Sly's site NBC CAG White/Blue 
 Repaint   Rob Sly's site NBC Express 
Feb 1974   Ilfracombe   
Jul 1975   Ilfracombe Plymouth Bus Club  
Apr 1977 Repaint    NBC Green/White DP 
Mar 1980   Devon Area   
Apr 1980 Transfer  St Austell   
Sep 1980   Cornwall Area   
27 Feb 1981   St Austell   
Jun 1981 Transfer  Truro   
Sep 1981 Transfer  Plymouth   
1 Jan 1983 Sold to:Western National (1983) 1472    
By Feb 1983 Withdrawn by:Western National (1983)    
Jan 1984 Sold to:Thornton    
Nov 1985  Thornton ISBN 0 9078 3411 6  Preserved Vehicle Handbook  
By Dec 1990 Sold to:Gibbons  Rob Sly's site  
Apr 1993 Sold to:James  Rob Sly's site  
May 1993 Repaint   Rob Sly's site NBC Express 
Sep 1993 Sold to:Jennings (Somerbus)  Rob Sly's site  
Jun 1994 Sold to:Bodman  Rob Sly's site  
Sep 1997 Sold to:Jennings (Somerbus)  Rob Sly's site  
By Sep 1997 Repaint   Royal Blue in preservation NBC CAG White/Blue 
Oct 1997 Sold to:Staniforth  Rob Sly's site  
Oct 1997 Sold to:James  On loan, not actually sold
Rob Sly's site 
 
Jan 1998 Sold to:Staniforth  Returned from loan
Rob Sly's site 
 
May 2001 Sold to:Gould  Rob Sly's site  
By Dec 2003 Repaint   Carl Berry White with Badgerline vinyls 
By Dec 2008 Sold to:Smart  Rob Sly's site Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
By 1 May 2009 Repaint   Carl Berry Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
 Current   Rob Sly's site Royal Blue Blue/Cream 

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



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