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Bristol RE ABD 252 B

ABD252B was delivered as United Counties's 252 during Mar 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14160.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.052) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.

A model of this vehicle was produced by EFE (number 32207),details from http://www.britishmodelbuses.com/ or Buy it on ebay.
United Counties Bristol RELH/ECW coach ABD252B
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
**United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252  Nottingham LowlanderLR3 Click Here 
**United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252   Book-Bristol Story  Buy Book 
**United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252   ABC Coach Guides Click here for photograph of ABD252B 
 United Counties Cream/Green coach United Counties 252   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252 1965 Nottingham Book-Colour Prestige 60s  Buy Book 
**United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252 1965 Leicester Book-Years before National   
 NBC Express United Counties 252      
 NBC Express United Counties 252  Skegness Alan Farrow Click Here 
 NBC Express United Counties 252 1979 London John Law Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP United Counties 252   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 White United Counties 252
   Preserved 
Aug 1986 Lincoln fatphil48 Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
14 Sep 1986 York Transport Images Click Here 
     John Carter Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
1989 Woburn Abbey timthemix Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
1 Oct 1989 Quorn and Woodhouse Carl Berry Click here for photograph of ABD252B 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
1990  Lincs and EY TR Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
22 Sep 1991 Woburn Abbey Ian Kirby Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
29 Sep 1991 Woburn Abbey gmptemetropolitan Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
16 Aug 1992 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of ABD252B 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of ABD252B 
     John Hembry Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
Oct 1994 Kidderminster Goochie Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
1995 Huddersfield SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
 Bristol ijr65 Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
Jun 1999 Luton Adam Floyd Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
Apr 2000  Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved 
Jul 2011  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved, Rear view 
16 Oct 2011 Alnwick Ray Parnaby Click Here 
     Ray Parnaby Click Here 
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 252
   Preserved, Rear view 
Jan 2012 Alnwick hly524v Click Here 


Diary for ABD252B

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1964 Built for:United Counties 252   United Counties Green Bus 
Apr 1970 Repaint    United Counties Green/Cream DP 
Nov 1975   Corby   
Dec 1979   Kettering   
Nov 1980 Withdrawn by:United Counties    
Jan 1981 Sold to:Ledger    
Apr 1986 Sold to:Wellingborough VPS    
Jun 1998 Sold to:Friends of 252 Group    
Jan 2004 Sold to:Chelveston Preservation Society  Rob Sly's site  
Mar 2008 Sold to:Adams  Rob Sly's site  
Jul 2011 Sold to:Mike Nash  Rob Sly's site  
10 Oct 2011 Sold to:Dreadnought Coaches (Gilroy)  Rob Sly's site  
Mar 2014 Sold to:Hunter  Rob Sly's site  
 Current   Rob Sly's site United Counties Green Bus 

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



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