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Bristol RE BNO 108 B

BNO108B was delivered as Eastern National's 598 during Apr 1964.

It had 47 seats, to 'dual purpose' specification, in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14152.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.045) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Nov 1977.


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 Green/Cream DP Eastern National 598 18 May 1964 Clacton on Sea SCT'61 Website Click Here 
**Eastern National Green/Cream DP Tillings Transport T1602   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Eastern National Green/Cream DP Tillings Transport T1602
   On hire to Eastern National 
 London Book-Buses Magazine   
**Eastern National Green/Cream DP Tillings Transport T1642  London    
**Eastern National Green/Cream DP Tillings Transport T1642  Cambridge Ken Steley Click Here 
 Eastern National Green/Cream DP Eastern National 1607 1969 Derby 21c101 Click Here 
 Eastern National Green/Cream DP Eastern National 1607 1 Apr 1972 Colchester SCT'61 Website Click Here 
 Eastern National Green/Cream DP Eastern National 1607 6 Jun 1972 Clacton on Sea SCT'61 Website Click Here 
**NBC Green Bus livery Eastern National 1607      

Diary for BNO108B

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Apr 1964 Built for:Eastern National 598   Eastern National Green/Cream DP 
18 May 1964   Southend, Prittlewell SCT'61 Website  
8 Aug 1964 Renumbered Eastern National 1607  The Bristol RE - A Family Profile  
May 1965 Sold to:Tillings Transport T1602  The Bristol RE - A Family Profile  
1 Jan 1966 Renumbered Tillings Transport T1642    
Aug 1967 Sold to:Eastern National 1607  SCT'61 Website  
Sep 1967  Eastern National 1607  Converted to DP45F
SCT'61 Website 
1 Apr 1972   Harwich SCT'61 Website  
Oct 1975   Harwich   
Mar 1976  Eastern National 1607  Converted to B49F
SCT'61 Website 
Nov 1977 Withdrawn by:Eastern National    

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

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