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Bristol RE SAX 1 G

SAX1G was delivered as Red and White's RC169 during Nov 1968.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17467.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-184) was powered by a Leyland 680 engine.

This vehicle is now preserved (Click here for the owner's website).
National Welsh Bristol RELH/ECW coach SAX1G
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC169   Bus Preservation Click Here 
**Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC169 1972 Southampton Nigel Frampton Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC169 Jul 1972 Oxford Grahame Wareham Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC169 26 May 1973 Rochdale SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC169
   On hire to Yelloway 
27 May 1973 Rochdale Spoddendale Click Here 
 NBC Express Red and White RC4569  Swindon cheltonian1966 Click Here 
 NBC Express National Welsh RC4569  Cardiff Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Express National Welsh RC4569  Aust    
 NBC Express National Welsh RC4569 30 Jun 1979  Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD4569   Bus Preservation Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD4569  Swansea Ian Trotter Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD4569  Cardiff southlancs Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD4569 1981 Cardiff southlancs Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD4569 17 Jul 1981 Swansea Steve Powell Click Here 
**NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD1339  Cardiff Book-Buses Extra Magazine   
**NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD1339 6 Jul 1983 Aberaman SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh 1339 20 Aug 1983 Cardiff Jeremy Chapter Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD1339 29 Oct 1983 Merthyr Tydfil Carl Berry Click here for photograph of SAX1G 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD1339  Aberdare    
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD1339  Pontypridd Bus Preservation Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD1339  Storey Arms Bus Preservation Click Here 
 White/Red Corbett (Pennine Blue) 
Jul 1992 Manchester Craig Schofield Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC169
 Manchester Jacks_Dad1 Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC169
  tipperman Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC169
Sep 1999  Nigel Frampton Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC169
Dec 2001  Rob Sly's site Click Here 

Diary for SAX1G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Nov 1968 Built for:Red and White RC169   Red and White Cream/Red (1) 
Jan 1974   Cardiff, Gelligaer Street   
By Sep 1974 Repaint   Richard Smith NBC Express 
6 Aug 1975   Cardiff, Gelligaer Street Allocation of Rolling Stock document  
Jan 1976 Renumbered Red and White RC4569    
Apr 1976   Monmouth   
27 Apr 1978 Sold to:National Welsh RC4569    
1 May 1978   Brynmawr   
Oct 1979 Repaint    NBC Red/White DP 
By Oct 1979 Renumbered National Welsh RD4569    
Mar 1980   Cardiff, Penarth Road   
Jun 1980   Cardiff, Penarth Road   
Feb 1981   Barry   
Jun 1982   Aberdare   
1 Jan 1983 Renumbered National Welsh RD1339    
Jun 1984   Aberdare   
Jun 1984 Withdrawn by:National Welsh    
Jul 1984 Sold to:France    
Nov 1985  France ISBN 0 9078 3411 6  Preserved Vehicle Handbook  
By Jul 1993 Sold to:Corbett (Pennine Blue)  Reliable Bristol, 2nd Edition  
By Apr 1997 Sold to:Frampton    
 Current   Rob Sly's site Red and White Cream/Red (1) 

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

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