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Bristol RE RDV 428 H

RDV428H was delivered as Western National's 1477 during May 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18168.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-283) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle is currently a caravan.
Lewis Bristol RELH/ECW coach RDV428H
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1477 Dec 1970 Yeovil Book-Buses in Camera SW   
 NBC Express Western National 1477 May 1978 Weymouth Peter Steel Click Here 
 Blue/White/Red Lewis  2005 Cardigan Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 Blue/White/Red Lewis   Cardigan Bus Preservation Click Here 
 Blue/White/Red Lewis   Cardigan Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV428H 
 Blue/White/Red Lewis   Cardigan Andrew Tucker Click Here 

Diary for RDV428H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1970 Built for:Western National 1477   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Plymouth   
Jul 1975   Plymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Mar 1980   Somerset Area   
Sep 1980   Somerset Area   
Oct 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Jan 1982 Sold to:Seacroft Promotions    
Oct 1982 Sold to:Green    
By Dec 2004 Sold to:Lewis  Rob Sly's site  
2005 Repaint   Rob Sly's site Blue/White/Red 
 Current   Rob Sly's site Blue/White/Red 

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

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