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Bristol RE LDV 472 F

LDV472F was delivered as Western National's 1454 during May 1968.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17231.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-137) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jan 1980.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach LDV472F
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1454   Book-South West 1970  Buy Book 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1454  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1454  Liverpool Chris Roberts Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1454  Bournemouth    
 NBC Express Western National 1454 15 Jan 1980 Exeter Carl Berry Click here for photograph of LDV472F 

Diary for LDV472F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1968 Built for:Western National 1454   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Dec 1979 Withdrawn by:Western National    

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

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