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Bristol RE LDV 843 F

LDV843F was delivered as Western National's 2371 during May 1968.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17232.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-163) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Aug 1980.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach LDV843F
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 2371  London Ken Steley Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2371  Bournemouth    
 NBC Express Western National 2371 14 Jun 1975 Winchester Steve Thoroughgood Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 2371  Weymouth    
**NBC Express Western National 2371 1978 Wareham Book-Classic Bus magazine   
 NBC Express Western National 2371 15 Jan 1980 Exeter Carl Berry Click here for photograph of LDV843F 
 NBC Express Western National 2371      

Diary for LDV843F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1968 Built for:Western National 2371   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Plymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Feb 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1980 Sold to:Kinross Plant    

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

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