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Bristol RE RDV 424 H

RDV424H was delivered as Western National's 1473 during Apr 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18164.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-279) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Apr 2001.


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
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1473 May 1970 Newbury Book-NBC Album  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Western National 1473  Reading    
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1473  St Austell Tolcarne Depot Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1473
   Rear View 
 Newquay Tolcarne Depot Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1473  Plymouth    
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1473 25 Jan 1980 Plymouth Fray Bentos Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1473 Aug 1980 Exeter Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
**NBC Green/White DP Western National 1473 7 Apr 1981 St Austell Book-Tribute to NBC  Buy Book 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1473 7 Aug 1982 Truro Malcolm Jones Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National (1983) 1473      
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Walford    Previously listed on eBay   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Walesford International Travel  2 May 1986 St Austell pyewacket947 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Walesford International Travel  23 Jul 1986     
 Blue/White Crowther (Classic Coaches)  Apr 2000 High Wycombe Book-B&C Preservation mag.   

Diary for RDV424H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Apr 1970 Built for:Western National 1473   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Ilfracombe   
Jul 1975   St Austell Plymouth Bus Club  
Dec 1977 Repaint    NBC Green/White DP 
Mar 1980   Cornwall Area   
Sep 1980   Cornwall Area   
27 Feb 1981   St Austell   
May 1981 Transfer  Newquay   
1 Jan 1983 Sold to:Western National (1983) 1473    
Feb 1984 Sold to:Walford    
Oct 1985 Sold to:Walesford Travel    
By Apr 1986 Sold to:Walesford International Travel    
By 22 Jul 1986 Repaint    Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
By Sep 1986 Sold to:Walesford International Travel    
By Dec 1986 Sold to:Brighton Cross Garage    
1 Jan 1987 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Blue 
Aug 1987 Sold to:Brooks    
Dec 1987 Sold to:WNPG (Wye)    
May 1997 Sold to:Crowther (Classic Coaches)    
Dec 2000 Sold to:Integrated Transport Group    
Apr 2001 Sold to:PVS    

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

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