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Bristol RE RDV 429 H

RDV429H was delivered as Western National's 1478 during May 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18169.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-284) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Mar 1984.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach RDV429H
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 
 

Photographs

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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 NBC Express Western National 1478   Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV429H 
 White Western National 1478  Plymouth    
 White Western National 1478
   Being used as seat store 
 Plymouth AEC Regent Click Here 


Diary for RDV429H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1970 Built for:Western National 1478   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
 Repaint   Carl Berry NBC Express 
Feb 1974   Weymouth   
Jul 1975   Weymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
28 Sep 1979 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: White 
May 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    

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



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