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Bristol RE 977 WAE

977WAE was delivered as Bristol Omnibus's 2131 during Jul 1964.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14478.
When built it was fitted with a 1 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.086) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in May 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.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2131  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**NBC Express Western National 2317  Southampton John Law Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2317  Exeter    
 NBC Express Western National 2317 11 Jan 1975 Southampton Steve Thoroughgood Click Here 
** Top Deck (Argas Persicus)  19 Aug 1978 London Fray Bentos Click Here 

Diary for 977WAE

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jul 1964 Built for:Bristol Omnibus 2131 Bristol, Lawrence Hill  Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 
Feb 1967 Transfer  Bristol, Marlborough Street Gloucestershire's Buses  
Mar 1967 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1968 Transfer  Bath Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1971 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jun 1971 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC CAG White/Magenta 
Jan 1972 Transfer  Bath Gloucestershire's Buses  
Oct 1972 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
Apr 1974 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Express 
Sep 1974 Withdrawn by:Bristol Omnibus  Gloucestershire's Buses  
Oct 1974 Sold to:Western National 2317  Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
By Nov 1977 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Dec 1977 Sold to:North    
Jan 1978 Sold to:Crowther (Black Prince)    
May 1978 Withdrawn by:Crowther (Black Prince)    
By Jul 1978 Sold to:Top Deck (Argas Persicus)  Not used in service  
Aug 1979 Sold to:North Cornwall Cars    
May 1982 Sold to:Sykes    

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

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