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Bristol RE 157 SHN

157SHN was delivered as United Automobile's BRC11 during Jul 1964.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14508.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.096) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Dec 1978.


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Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1211      
 NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6111   the bus gallery Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6111 2 Jul 1976 Glasgow SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6111 Dec 1977 Glasgow Eamonn Kentell Click Here 

Diary for 157SHN

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jul 1964 Built for:United Automobile BRC11   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Jan 1966 Renumbered United Automobile RE11    
Jan 1969 Renumbered United Automobile 1211    
Mar 1975   Stored (U) Gloucestershire's Buses  
By Mar 1976 Renumbered United Automobile 6111  Witton Fleetbooks  
By Jun 1976 Repaint   SCT'61 Website NBC Red/White DP 
Nov 1976   Whitley Bay   
Nov 1978 Withdrawn by:United Automobile    
Dec 1978 Sold to:Booth    

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

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