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Bristol RE BBD 256 B

BBD256B was delivered as United Counties's 256 during Aug 1964.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14520.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 222.009) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jan 1981.


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Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
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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 256  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**United Counties Cream/Green coach United Counties 256  London Ken Steley Click Here 
 NBC Express United Counties 256   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Express United Counties 256 1978  Eamonn Kentell Click Here 
**NBC Express United Counties 255
   Rear View 
1980 Luton leyland bus Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP United Counties 256   21c101 Click Here 

Diary for BBD256B

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Aug 1964 Built for:United Counties 256    
Feb 1975 Repaint    NBC Express 
Nov 1975   Kettering   
Dec 1979   Northampton   
Feb 1980 Transfer  Bletchley   
Nov 1980 Withdrawn by:United Counties    
Jan 1981 Sold to:Rollinson    

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

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