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Bristol RE NHN 959 E

NHN959E was delivered as United Automobile's RE59 during Mar 1967.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 16600.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 238.074) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Dec 1979.


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
**United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile RE59      
 United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1259   Previously listed on eBay   
 United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1259   ijr65 Click Here 
 NBC Express United Automobile 1259   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Red Bus livery United Automobile 4359   ibptsfelixstowe Click Here 

Diary for NHN959E

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1967 Built for:United Automobile RE59   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Jan 1969 Renumbered United Automobile 1259    
Mar 1975   Hartlepool Gloucestershire's Buses  
Nov 1976   Hartlepool   
Sep 1977 Renumbered United Automobile 4359    
Sep 1977 Repaint    NBC Red Bus livery 
Dec 1979 Withdrawn by:United Automobile    

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

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