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Bristol RE 917 XHN

917XHN was delivered as United Automobile's BRC17 during Jul 1964.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14514.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 222.015) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Dec 1978.


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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1217      
 United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1217 Oct 1972 Darlington SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6117 1977 Bishop Auckland John Law Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6117      

Diary for 917XHN

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jul 1964 Built for:United Automobile BRC17   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Jan 1966 Renumbered United Automobile RE17    
Jan 1969 Renumbered United Automobile 1217    
Mar 1975   Bishop Auckland Gloucestershire's Buses  
By Oct 1976 Renumbered United Automobile 6117    
Nov 1976   Bishop Auckland   
By 1977 Repaint   John Law NBC Red/White DP 
Nov 1978 Withdrawn by:United Automobile    
Dec 1978 Sold to:Booth    

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

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