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Bristol RE LDV 850 F

LDV850F was delivered as Southern National's 2378 during May 1968.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17230.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-162) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Feb 1983.


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.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Southern National 2378  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2378  London Ken Steley Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2378 Aug 1971 London Book-Royal Blue Days  Buy Book 
 NBC CAG White/Blue Western National 2378 Feb 1973 Oxford Book-NBC Early Years  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Western National 2378 15 Sep 1973 Penzance Book-Andrew Riley   

Diary for LDV850F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1968 Built for:Southern National 2378   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
25 Nov 1969 Sold to:Western National 2378    
By Jan 1973 Repaint   NBC The Early Years NBC CAG White/Blue 
Feb 1974   Bournemouth   
Jul 1975   Bournemouth Plymouth Bus Club  
May 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1980 Sold to:Kinross Plant    
Feb 1983 Sold to:Whiting    

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

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