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Bristol RE AEL 6 B

AEL6B was delivered as Hants and Dorset's 898 during May 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14488.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.074) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jul 1976.

A model of this vehicle was produced by EFE (number 32206),details from or Buy it on ebay.


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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Hants and Dorset Cream/Green Hants and Dorset 898
   ECW Official photograph 
May 1964 Lowerstoft Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
 Hants and Dorset Cream/Green Hants and Dorset 898   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
 Hants and Dorset Cream/Green Hants and Dorset 898   Solent Omnibus Club Click Here 
**Hants and Dorset Cream/Green Hants and Dorset 898  London Book-Focus on National Express   
**Hants and Dorset Cream/Green Hants and Dorset 898   Book-Bus Fayre   
**Hants and Dorset Cream/Green Hants and Dorset 899  Lowerstoft Book-ECW Retrospect  Buy Book 
**Hants and Dorset Cream/Green Hants and Dorset 898  Bournemouth Book-BO: Hants and Dorset   
**Hants and Dorset Cream/Green Hants and Dorset 898 Jun 1966  Previously listed on eBay   
 Hants and Dorset Cream/Green Hants and Dorset 898 1970 Yeovil Nigel Frampton Click Here 
**Hants and Dorset Cream/Green Hants and Dorset 898      
 NBC Red/White DP Hants and Dorset 1051  Bournemouth Richard Stubbings Click Here 

Diary for AEL6B

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1964 Built for:Hants and Dorset 898   Hants and Dorset Cream/Green 
By Sep 1971 Renumbered Hants and Dorset 1051    
25 Jul 1976 Withdrawn by:Hants and Dorset  Destroyed in Bournemouth coach station fire  

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

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