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Bristol RE 5455 FM

5455FM was delivered as Crosville's CRG494 during Jan 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 13627.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.016) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jan 1981.


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.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Crosville Cream/Black (1) Crosville CRG494   Book-Ian Allan ABC 19   
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG494  Chester Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG494 1974 Liverpool bkp550 Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG494   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG494 17 Feb 1974 Liverpool Garry Brookes Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG494 9 Jul 1977 Chester Alistair Holt/Keith Holt Click Here 

Diary for 5455FM

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jan 1964 Built for:Crosville CRG494   Crosville Cream/Black (1) 
Dec 1968   Runcorn   
Jan 1969 Transfer  Caernarvon   
Jul 1969 Transfer  Bangor   
Sep 1969 Transfer  Caernarvon   
Apr 1970 Transfer  Llandudno Junction   
By Jan 1974 Repaint   Garry Brookes NBC Express 
14 Jul 1974   Caernarvon Crosville allocation sheet  
Oct 1976   North West Cheshire Division   
Jan 1980 Transfer  Rhyl   
Jan 1980   Chester   
May 1980 Withdrawn by:Crosville    
Dec 1980 Sold to:Bristol Omnibus  For spares recovery  
Dec 1980 Sold to:Meynell    
Jan 1981    Broken up for scrap   

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

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