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Bristol RE 840 SUO

840SUO was delivered as Western National's 2354 during Jun 1964.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14499.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.067) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jul 1977.


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
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2354 Jul 1964 London Book-BBusC SW England   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2354 Aug 1970 Plymouth Book-Classic Bus magazine   

Diary for 840SUO

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jun 1964 Built for:Western National 2354   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Helston   
Jul 1975   Penzance Plymouth Bus Club  
May 1977 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Jun 1977 Sold to:Hants and Dorset    
Jul 1977    Broken up for spares   

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

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