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Bristol RE SVF 896 G

SVF896G was delivered as Eastern Counties's RE896 during Jun 1969.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17737.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-213) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.
Eastern Counties Bristol RELH/ECW coach SVF896G
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 
 

Photographs

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
**Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896  London    
 NBC Express Eastern Counties RE896   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
**NBC Express Eastern Counties RE896   ibptsfelixstowe Click Here 
 NBC Express Eastern Counties RE898 1980 Norwich Peter Horrex Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Carter   Colchester    
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved, Being used by Colchester Scout Band 
11 Sep 1983 Norwich Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Viscount Bus and Coach   Colchester    
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Carter  Jul 1991 Colchester Peter Horrex Click Here 
     Peter Horrex Click Here 
     Peter Horrex Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
16 Aug 1992 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Swallow RE896 1995 Southwold John Wakefield Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Wordsworth (Pullman of Ely) RE896
   Preserved 
  Richard Haughey Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Wordsworth (Pullman of Ely) RE896
   Preserved 
  Richard Haughey Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Wordsworth (Pullman of Ely) RE896
   Preserved 
 Southwold Bud75 Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
  ijr65 Click Here 
  Coach Team Pullman   Cambridge Richard Haughey Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
  Book-Preserved Bus Magazine   
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
2001  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
Jul 2008 Blackpool Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 Cream/Maroon Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
2 Nov 2008 Blackpool Busworks Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
 Cream Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
22 Nov 2008 Blackpool Busworks Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
 Cream/Maroon Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
5 Mar 2009 Blackpool Busworks Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
     Busworks Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved, Rear view 
2 May 2009 Blackpool Busworks Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
     Busworks Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896  Blackpool    
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896  Kettering    
     Lady Wulfrun Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
     Lady Wulfrun Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
26 Jul 2009 Cambridge Richard Haughey Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
27 Sep 2009 Duxford mikebusphotoman Click Here 
        
     mikebusphotoman Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
11 Oct 2009 Canvey Island Graham Walker Click Here 
     HHA124L Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
2010 Chelmsford Bus and Coach Photos Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
25 Jul 2010 Cambridge Richard Haughey Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
26 Sep 2010 Duxford PS Bus Driver Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of SVF896G 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896  Sheringham    
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
26 Jun 2011 Ipswich Richard Haughey Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896  Duxford    
     PS Bus Driver Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896  Lincoln    
     Aire Valley Transport Collection Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
11 Nov 2011 St Ives we1330 Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
7 Dec 2011 St Ives we1330 Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
7 Dec 2011 Cambridge we1330 Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
7 Dec 2011 St Ives we1330 Click Here 
     we1330 Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
17 Jun 2012 Carlton Colville 6228_leeds Click Here 
     HHA124L Click Here 
     Mister C's Click Here 
     Richard Diment Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
14 Oct 2012 Canvey Island Graham Walker Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
21 Apr 2013  philipweaver Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
23 Jun 2013 Lowerstoft parkandride2007 Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
26 Apr 2014 Wellingborough Derek Elston Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved, Rear view 
20 Sep 2015 Woburn Mark Bowerbank Click Here 
     LesD's pics Click Here 
     Steve Guess Click Here 
 Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE896
   Preserved 
24 Jul 2016 Pleshey John Wakefield Click Here 


Diary for SVF896G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jun 1969 Built for:Eastern Counties RE896   Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach 
 Repaint   Rob Sly's site NBC Express 
Oct 1975   Norwich   
Jun 1980   Norwich   
Jan 1981 Withdrawn by:Eastern Counties    
Sep 1981 Sold to:Jordan  Rob Sly's site  
Dec 1981 Sold to:Carter  Rob Sly's site  
Nov 1989 Sold to:Viscount Bus and Coach  Rob Sly's site  
Jan 1991 Sold to:Carter  Rob Sly's site  
Jul 1991 Sold to:Swallow  Rob Sly's site  
By Apr 1995 Sold to:Wordsworth (Pullman of Ely)  Loaned for PSV service
Reliable Bristol, 4th Edition 
 
By Jan 1996 Sold to:Swallow  Reliable Bristol, 4th Edition  
By Apr 1997 Sold to:Coach Team Pullman    
May 1997 Sold to:Gallagher  Rob Sly's site  
Dec 1998 Sold to:Swallow    
Jul 1999 Sold to:Gallagher    
May 2000 Sold to:White  Rob Sly's site  
 Current   Rob Sly's site Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach 

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



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