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Bristol RE GWO 8 D

GWO8D was delivered as Red and White's RC866 during Mar 1966.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 15917.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 232.043) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in May 1984.


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
**Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC866  Gloucester    
**Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC866
   On hire to Yelloway 
19 Sep 1970 Rochdale Spoddendale Click Here 
 Red/White/Blue Allen  27 Mar 1981 Plymouth Previously listed on eBay   
 White/Blue North Cornwall Cars    Tolcarne Depot Click Here 

Diary for GWO8D

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1966 Built for:Red and White RC866   Red and White Cream/Red (1) 
Mar 1966 Transfer  Cheltenham Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jan 1974   Monmouth   
By Jun 1975 Repaint   Richard Smith NBC Express 
6 Aug 1975   Tredegar Allocation of Rolling Stock document  
Jan 1976 Renumbered Red and White RC7866    
Apr 1976   Tredegar   
Dec 1976   Cinderford Gloucestershire's Buses  
Apr 1977 Renumbered Red and White RD7866    
By Apr 1977 Repaint   Richard Smith NBC Red/White DP 
27 Apr 1978 Sold to:National Welsh RD7866    
By May 1978 Withdrawn by:National Welsh    
Jun 1978 Sold to:Ensign    
Jul 1978 Sold to:Ebdon    
(*) 26 Mar 1981 Sold to:Allen  Photos listed on ebay  
Apr 1981 Sold to:North Cornwall Cars    
17 Feb 1984 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Black 
14 Apr 1984 Sold to:Sykes    
20 Apr 1984 Sold to:Barraclough    
May 1984    Broken up for scrap   

Owners shown above in Green are preservationists, Red are dealers, Blue for PSV use and brown for None-PSV.
Note: Where (*) is shown against a date, the date is unlikely to be accurate.

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