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Bristol RE 863 UAE

863UAE was delivered as Bristol Omnibus's 2117 during Mar 1964.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 13710.
When built it was fitted with a 1 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.003) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Oct 1984.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach 863UAE
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2117  London Book-Ken Steley   
 NBC CAG White/Magenta Western National 2303 2 Jun 1974  Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 863UAE 
 NBC Express Western National 2303   Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Express Bristol Omnibus 2117  Littledean    
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2117  Bristol    
 White/Blue Dotesio International  Dec 1980  beckingtonian Click Here 

Diary for 863UAE

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1964 Built for:Bristol Omnibus 2117   Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 
May 1964 Transfer  Weston super Mare Gloucestershire's Buses  
Dec 1965 Transfer  Bath Gloucestershire's Buses  
Nov 1966 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1969 Transfer  Stroud Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1970 Transfer  Weston super Mare Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jan 1971 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC CAG White/Magenta 
Apr 1974 Withdrawn by:Bristol Omnibus  Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1974 Sold to:Western National 2303  Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
By Jan 1978 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Feb 1978 Sold to:North    
Jun 1978 Sold to:Saltmarsh    
Jan 1980 Sold to:Dotesio International    
Oct 1984 Withdrawn by:Dotesio International    

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

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