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Bristol RE BBD 255 B

BBD255B was delivered as United Counties's 255 during Jul 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14519.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 222.008) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Sep 1980.


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
**United Counties Cream/Green coach United Counties 255   Previously listed on eBay   
 United Counties Green Bus United Counties 255 Jul 1971  Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Express United Counties 255      
 NBC Express United Counties 255
   Rear View 
1978  Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
 NBC Express United Counties 255 17 Mar 1979 Bedford turbostar171 Click Here 

Diary for BBD255B

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jul 1964 Built for:United Counties 255    
Jul 1971 Repaint    United Counties Green/Cream DP 
Jun 1975 Repaint    NBC Express 
Nov 1975   Bedford   
Dec 1979   Northampton   
Feb 1980 Transfer  Luton   
Sep 1980 Withdrawn by:United Counties    
Sep 1980 Sold to:Kingsforth    

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

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