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Bristol RE AVX 961 B

AVX961B was delivered as Eastern National's 578 during Jan 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 13721.
When built it was fitted with a 1 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.007) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jul 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.
For pictures in books click on the copyright link for more information.
** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach Eastern National 578
   ECW Official photograph 
Jan 1964 Lowerstoft Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach Eastern National 578 Aug 1964 Clacton on Sea Book-The Bristol RE  Buy Book 
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach Eastern National 578 Sep 1964 Springfield Book-Buses Magazine   
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach Eastern National 400  London    
**Eastern National Green/Cream DP Eastern National 1611   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Eastern National Green/Cream DP Eastern National 1611 1971 London SCT'61 Website Click Here 
**NBC Green Bus livery Eastern National 1611
   Rear View 
  Book-BRISTOL RE 40   

Diary for AVX961B

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jan 1964 Built for:Eastern National 578  Originally registered LWC870, then 939LWC Eastern National Cream/Green coach 
Sep 1964 Renumbered Eastern National 400  The Bristol RE - A Family Profile  
Dec 1966   Chelmsford   
Dec 1970 Renumbered Eastern National 1611  Converted to DP
SCT'61 Website 
Oct 1975   Basildon   
Jan 1977    Witton Fleetbooks  
By Dec 1977 Withdrawn by:Eastern National  SCT'61 Website  
Jan 1978 Sold to:Eastern Counties  For spares recovery  
May 1978 Sold to:Jordan    
Jul 1978    Broken up for scrap   

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

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