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Bristol RE 838 SUO

838SUO was delivered as Western National's 2352 during Jun 1964.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14497.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.065) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Oct 1982.


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 Western National 2352  London Book-South West 1970  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Western National 2352 15 Apr 1976 Exeter Alistair Holt/Keith Holt Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2352 28 May 1977 Derby David Russon Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2352 1978 London Eamonn Kentell Click Here 
 White/Black Asian Greyhound Ltd. (Swagman Overland Tours) 
   Lettered for 'Tent Tours' 
 Blackpool beckingtonian Click Here 
 White/Black Asian Greyhound Ltd. (Swagman Overland Tours) 
   Lettered for 'Tent Tours' 
May 1980 London Steve Guess Click Here 

Diary for 838SUO

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jun 1964 Built for:Western National 2352   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Dec 1978 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Nov 1979 Sold to:Asian Greyhound Ltd. (Swagman Overland Tours)  beckingtonian  
1 Oct 1982 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: White 

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

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