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Bristol RE EFM 163 H

EFM163H was delivered as Crosville's CRG163 during 6 Mar 1970.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18140.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-258) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.

A model of this vehicle was produced by EFE (number 32202),details from http://www.britishmodelbuses.com/ or Buy it on ebay.
Crosville Bristol RELH/ECW coach EFM163H
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
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG163   Old Bus Man Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
**NBC Express Crosville CRG163   Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
**NBC Express Crosville CRG163   Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163   bryanb27m4 Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163 29 Dec 1972 Cardiff Mike Street Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163 9 Feb 1973 Liverpool Alistair Holt/Keith Holt Click Here 
**NBC Express Crosville CRG163 13 May 1973 Oswestry Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163 20 Mar 1977 Liverpool Alistair Holt/Keith Holt Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Crosville ERG163   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP Crosville ERG163   Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
**NBC Green/White DP Crosville ERG163  Bangor Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Green/White DP Crosville ERG163  Liverpool Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Green/White DP Crosville ERG163 May 1983 Bangor Stephen Monaghan Click Here 
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG163  Manchester    
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
9 Jun 2002 Penrhyndeudraeth Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
3 Jul 2003 Bangor David Beardmore Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
29 Apr 2004 Caernarfon Transport Images Click Here 
     Transport Images Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
May 2004 Bangor Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved, Rear view 
May 2004  Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
May 2004 Bangor Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
2 May 2004 Llandudno Merfyn Jones Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
3 May 2004 Bangor Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
3 May 2004 Llandudno Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
**NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
12 Jun 2004 Holyhead Crosville Enthusiasts' Club (1967) Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
12 Jun 2004 Bangor Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163  Birkenhead    
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
1 May 2005 Llandudno David Beardmore Click Here 
     David Beardmore Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
2 Oct 2005 Birkenhead Ian Simpson Click Here 
     DMC1947 Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163  Abergele    
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
2 Aug 2008 Amlwch Richard Jones Click here for photograph of EFM163H 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
2 Aug 2008 Bangor Richard Jones Click here for photograph of EFM163H 
     Richard Jones Click here for photograph of EFM163H 
     Richard Jones Click here for photograph of EFM163H 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
3 May 2009 Llandudno Carl Berry Click here for photograph of EFM163H 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of EFM163H 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
May 2011 Caernarfon thomsonstoursbuy25 Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
27 Jan 2013 Llanberis evansn Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG163
   Preserved 
5 Jul 2014 Bangor DMC1947 Click Here 


Diary for EFM163H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
6 Mar 1970 Built for:Crosville CRG163 Liverpool  Crosville Cream/Black (1) 
By Nov 1972 Repaint   Mike Street NBC Express 
14 Jul 1974   Liverpool Crosville allocation sheet  
Oct 1976   Merseyside division   
By Jan 1979 Repaint Crosville ERG163  Rob Sly's site NBC Green/White DP 
By Jan 1979 Renumbered   Rob Sly's site  
Dec 1980   Amlwych   
Dec 1982   Amlwych   
Oct 1983 Withdrawn by:Crosville    
Nov 1983 Repaint Crosville ERG163   Crosville Cream/Black (2) 
By Dec 1984 Sold to:Bate  Rob Sly's site  
 Repaint Bate CRG163  Rob Sly's site Crosville Cream/Black (2) 
Jun 2002 Sold to:Jones  Rob Sly's site  
May 2004 Repaint Jones CRG163  Rob Sly's site NBC Express 
 Current Jones  Rob Sly's site NBC Express 

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



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