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Bristol RE LDV 465 F

LDV465F was delivered as Southern National's 1455 during Feb 1968.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17055.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-130) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Aug 1984.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach LDV465F
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 1455   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Express Western National 1455
   Rear View 
 Newquay Tolcarne Depot Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 1455 Aug 1973 Weymouth Carl Berry Click here for photograph of LDV465F 
 NBC Express North 
   At Norths Scrapyard 
Aug 1984 Carlton Mark Harrington Click Here 
 NBC Express North  1 Aug 1984 Sherburn in Elmet Mark Harrington Click Here 

Diary for LDV465F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Feb 1968 Built for:Southern National 1455   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 1455    
Feb 1974   Weymouth   
Jul 1975   Weymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Jan 1980 Transfer  Exeter   
Mar 1980   Cornwall Area   
Jun 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1980 Sold to:Kinross Plant    
Jan 1982 Sold to:North    

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

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