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Bristol RE 973 WAE

973WAE was delivered as Bristol Omnibus's 2127 during Jun 1964.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14474.
When built it was fitted with a 1 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.068) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

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


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
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2127  Marlborough Book-The Peoples Carriage   
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2127   Previously listed on eBay   
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2127  Birmingham GARDNER8LXB Click Here 

Diary for 973WAE

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jun 1964 Built for:Bristol Omnibus 2127 Gloucester  Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 
May 1966 Transfer  Weston super Mare Gloucestershire's Buses  
Oct 1966 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1971 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC CAG White/Magenta 
Jun 1973 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Green/White DP 
May 1974 Withdrawn by:Bristol Omnibus  Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jul 1974 Sold to:Western National 2311  Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
By Dec 1976 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Jan 1977 Sold to:North    
Mar 1977 Sold to:Wakefield Shirt Company (Double Two Shirts)    
May 1978 Sold to:North    
Jun 1978 Sold to:Denys Fisher Toys    

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

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