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Bristol RE LDV 469 F

LDV469F was delivered as Western National's 1451 during Feb 1968.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17060.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-134) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Dec 2000.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach LDV469F
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1451 1969 Exeter 21c101 Click Here 
**NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 1451 Apr 1970 Exeter Book-Buses Magazine   
 NBC Express Western National 1451      
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1451  Newquay Tolcarne Depot Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1451  Weymouth sn2730 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1451   southlancs Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1451 27 Jul 1980 Westward Ho! Carl Berry Click here for photograph of LDV469F 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1451 1981 Bridport Book-Coach work by ECW  Buy Book 
 White Crowther (Classic Coaches)  Jan 2000 High Wycombe Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 Blue/White Frampton  Jun 2000  Rob Sly's site Click Here 
 Blue/White Frampton 
12 Dec 2000  Book-Steve Thorpe   

Diary for LDV469F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Feb 1968 Built for:Western National 1451   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Mar 1970 Repaint    NBC CAG White/Blue 
Feb 1974   Newquay   
Jul 1975   Newquay Plymouth Bus Club  
Mar 1979 Repaint    NBC Green/White DP 
Feb 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Mar 1980  Western National 1451 Cornwall Area   
May 1980 Reinstated     
Sep 1980   Somerset Area   
27 Feb 1981   Bridport   
Apr 1981 Transfer  Bridport   
Apr 1982 Withdrawn by:Western National    
By Feb 1986 Sold to:Stoke Poges School  Rob Sly's site  
1 Feb 1989 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Green 
Dec 1995 Sold to:Crowther (Classic Coaches)  Rob Sly's site  
Feb 2000 Sold to:Frampton    
Dec 2000    Broken up for spares
Rob Sly's site 

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

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