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Bristol RE RDV 433 H

RDV433H was delivered as Western National's 1482 during Jun 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18173.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-290) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.


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 1482  Gloucester    
 NBC Express Western National 1482  Plymouth Sou'wester Click Here 
**NBC Express Western National 1482      
**NBC Express Western National 1482 Aug 1980  Book-The Bristol RE  Buy Book 
 White Western National 1482   tipperman Click Here 
 White Bridge Cross Garages (Linley)  9 Sep 1984 York Mark Harrington Click Here 
 White/Blue Western National 1482
1993 Lichfield Book-Royal Blue IP   
 White/Blue Western National 1482
  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 White/Blue Western National 1482
21 Jul 2014 Stafford Western Bonkers Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1482
Dec 2014 Long Eaton Ken Jones Click Here 
     Ken Jones Click Here 
 Unpainted Western National 1482
   Preserved, Rear view 
28 Nov 2015  Ken Jones Click Here 
     Ken Jones Click Here 

Diary for RDV433H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jun 1970 Built for:Western National 1482   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Taunton   
Jul 1975   Taunton Plymouth Bus Club  
By Dec 1978 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Jul 1979 Reinstated Western National 1482    
Mar 1980   Cornwall Area   
Apr 1980 Transfer  St Austell   
Sep 1980   Cornwall Area   
Nov 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
27 Feb 1981  Western National 1482 Bideford   
Apr 1981 Sold to:Ensign    
May 1981 Sold to:Harley and Preece (Station Road Coaches) 31    
Nov 1981 Sold to:Bridge Cross Garages (Linley)    
1 Apr 1985 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Blue 
By Aug 1989 Sold to:Harley and Preece (Station Road Coaches)  DJS Traditional Independents Register 1989  
By Dec 1990 Withdrawn by:Harley and Preece (Station Road Coaches)  DJS Traditional Independents Register 1991  
Oct 1992 Sold to:Fowler  Rob Sly's site  
Nov 2014 Sold to:Burdett  Rob Sly's site  
Sep 2016 Sold to:McAllister  Richard McAllister  
5 Jan 2018 Sold to:Nick Jackson and Dan Shears  Rob Sly's site  
 Current   Rob Sly's site White/Blue 

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

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