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Bristol RE 5457 FM

5457FM was delivered as Crosville's CRG495 during Feb 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 13628.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.017) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Oct 1980.


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 (1) Crosville CRG495
   ECW Official photograph 
Feb 1964 Lowerstoft Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Crosville Cream/Black (1) Crosville CRG495 Dec 1964 Liverpool Book-Ian Allan ABC 19   
**    Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG495  London Malcolm Jones Click Here 
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG495 27 Sep 1970 London bkp550 Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG495   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG495  Wrexham Rob Wooding Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG495  Blackpool cheltonian1966 Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG495 28 Dec 1974 Manchester Alistair Holt/Keith Holt Click Here 

Diary for 5457FM

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Feb 1964 Built for:Crosville CRG495   Crosville Cream/Black (1) 
Dec 1968   Chester   
Feb 1970   Chester   
14 Jul 1974   Macclesfield Crosville allocation sheet  
Oct 1976   South East Cheshire Division   
May 1980 Withdrawn by:Crosville    
Oct 1980 Sold to:Martin    

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

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