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Bristol RE LDV 849 F

LDV849F was delivered as Southern National's 2377 during May 1968.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17229.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-161) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Sep 1982.


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 Southern National 2377 May 1968 Lowerstoft Book-Bristol Lodekka  Buy Book 
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2377  London    
 NBC Express Western National 2377   southlancs Click Here 
**NBC Express Western National 2377   Previously listed on eBay   

Diary for LDV849F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1968 Built for:Southern National 2377   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 2377    
Oct 1973  Western National 2377  Body rebuilt by ECW, new body number R1226  
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Exeter Plymouth Bus Club  
Jan 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1980 Sold to:Kinross Plant    
Sep 1982 Sold to:Thornton    

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

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