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Bristol RE BHN 583 H

BHN583H was delivered as United Automobile's 1283 during May 1970.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18161.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-294) was powered by a Gardner 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 Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1283 Dec 1970 Newcastle upon Tyne Book-The Bristol RE  Buy Book 
 NBC Express United Automobile 1283 27 May 1978 Blackpool Chris Roberts Click Here 

Diary for BHN583H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1970 Built for:United Automobile 1283   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Mar 1975   Whitley Bay Gloucestershire's Buses  
Nov 1976   Whitley Bay   
By May 1977 Repaint    NBC Express 
By Dec 1978 Repaint United Automobile 6147   NBC Red/White DP 
By Dec 1978 Renumbered   Bradley Slater NBC Stock Book 1979  
Sep 1980 Withdrawn by:United Automobile    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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