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Bristol RE BHN 581 H

BHN581H was delivered as United Automobile's 1281 during May 1970.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18159.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-292) was powered by a Gardner engine.

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


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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 Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1281      
 NBC Express United Automobile 1281      
 NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6145   ijr65 Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6145 1980 Newcastle upon Tyne Jeremy Chapter Click Here 

Diary for BHN581H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1970 Built for:United Automobile 1281   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Mar 1975   Jesmond Gloucestershire's Buses  
Nov 1976   Newcastle on Tyne   
By May 1977 Repaint    NBC Express 
By Dec 1978 Renumbered United Automobile 6145  Bradley Slater NBC Stock Book 1979  
By Dec 1978 Repaint    NBC Red/White DP 
Dec 1980 Withdrawn by:United Automobile    

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

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