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Bristol RE 7285 FM

7285FM was delivered as Crosville's CRG524 during Jun 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14482.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.062) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Nov 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 (2) Crosville CRG524 Jul 1966 Llandudno Book-Prestige Crosville  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) Crosville CRG524 1 Aug 1968 Chester Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG524   Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG524  Blackpool southlancs Click Here 
 NBC Express Crosville CRG524 6 Jun 1977 Southport David Russon Click Here 

Diary for 7285FM

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jun 1964 Built for:Crosville CRG524   Crosville Cream/Black (1) 
Dec 1968   Chester   
May 1969 Transfer  Birkenhead, Rock Ferry   
Jun 1969 Transfer  West Kirby   
Feb 1970   West Kirby   
14 Jul 1974   Northwich Crosville allocation sheet  
Oct 1976   South East Cheshire Division   
Apr 1980 Withdrawn by:Crosville    
Oct 1980 Sold to:Martin    
Nov 1980 Sold to:Goodwin    

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

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