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Bristol RE HDV 624 E

HDV624E was delivered as Southern National's 2365 during Mar 1967.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 16623.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 238.044) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle is now preserved.

A model of this vehicle was produced by EFE (number 32301),details from http://www.britishmodelbuses.com/ or Buy it on ebay.
Southern National Bristol RELH/ECW coach HDV624E
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
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365 Mar 1969 Yeovil Book-Royal Blue Days  Buy Book 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2365  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**NBC Express Western National 2365 27 Aug 1976 Bude Previously listed on eBay   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365  Southend    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
Jun 1978 Southsea Steve Annells Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365  Weymouth    
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
1980 Weymouth return2layerroad Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
May 1980  Book-Buses Magazine   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
16 Aug 1981 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of HDV624E 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved, Rear view 
Nov 1982  Book-Buses Magazine   
**    Book-Buses Magazine   
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
  Book-Buses Annual 1983   
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
  Book-Buses Magazine   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved, Rear view 
  Bus Preservation Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
 Cheltenham Ian Trotter Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
1986  KK79177 Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2002 Taunton West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2002 South Molton West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2002 Ilfracombe West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
2005 Theale johnzebedee Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
2005 Reading johnzebedee Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
25 Jun 2005 Winchester Book-Royal Blue IP   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
25 Jun 2005 Exeter Book-Royal Blue IP   
     Aire Valley Transport Collection Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
18 Sep 2005 Exeter, Westpoint West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
13 Aug 2006 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of HDV624E 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365  London    
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
16 Jun 2007 Malmesbury Carl Berry Click here for photograph of HDV624E 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
17 Jun 2007 Weymouth solenteer Click Here 
     Carl Berry Click here for photograph of HDV624E 
     Bristol Vintage Bus Group Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
14 Sep 2007 Cheltenham Carl Berry Click here for photograph of HDV624E 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
15 Sep 2007 Bristol Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
15 Sep 2007 Exeter Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
15 Sep 2007 Torquay Dave Haddock (Yelloway Museum) Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved 
16 Sep 2007 Exeter, Westpoint AEC Regent Click Here 
     West of England HOTT Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2365
   Preserved, Rear view 
12 Aug 2012 Bristol sn2730 Click Here 


Diary for HDV624E

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1967 Built for:Southern National 2365   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 2365    
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
1977 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Dec 1977 Sold to:Dean    
Aug 1989    DJS Traditional Independents Register 1989  
By Mar 1990 Withdrawn by:Dean  DJS Traditional Independents Register 1991  
Sep 1990 Sold to:890 Preservation Group  Rob Sly's site  
May 1994 Sold to:2365 Group  Rob Sly's site  
1 Apr 1996 Sold to:Billington  Rob Sly's site  
 Current   Rob Sly's site Royal Blue Blue/Cream 

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



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