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Bristol RE HDV 643 E

HDV643E was delivered as Western National's 2368 during Mar 1967.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 16626.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 238.047) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jul 1988.


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
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2368   Previously listed on eBay   
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2368 1968 London 500clt Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2368 1 May 1974 Portsmouth Paul Webber Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2368 Jul 1975 Oxford Steve Annells Click Here 
 White/Blue/Black Unknown Owner    Book-Coach work by ECW  Buy Book 
 Blue/White/Black Unknown Owner  17 Aug 1980 Southport bkp550 Click Here 
 Blue/White Blue Bus Services   Sandtoft Transport Images Click Here 
 Blue/White Blue Bus Services   Manchester Sloop Jon B Click Here 
 Blue/White Blue Bus Services   Manchester Jacks_Dad1 Click Here 
 Blue/White Blue Bus Services  6 Jul 1987 Chesterfield John Carter Click Here 

Diary for HDV643E

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1967 Built for:Western National 2368   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
May 1977 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1978 Sold to:Wrigley    
May 1983 Sold to:Monton Judo Club    
Jul 1984 Sold to:Lower Kensall Collanades MT    
Oct 1986 Sold to:Boardman and Wilson    
(*) 1987 Sold to:Blue Bus Services    
1 Jan 1988 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Blue 
Jul 1988 Sold to:Wigley    

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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