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Bristol RE NHW 308 F

NHW308F was delivered as Bristol Omnibus's 2151 during 25 Mar 1968.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17075.
When built it was fitted with a 'T piece' destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-143) was powered by a Leyland 680 engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jan 1984.


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
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2151
   Rear View 
 Bristol Book-Bus Monographs 5  Buy Book 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2151  London Transport Images Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2151   Bus Preservation Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2151  London    
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2151 Oct 1969 London Rick2E Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2151 1971 Bath beckingtonian Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2151 Mar 1972 London Book-Classic Bus magazine   
 NBC Express Bristol Omnibus 2151 1975  Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079  Swindon    
 NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079  Swindon Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079  Swindon Sou'wester Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079  Swindon wactonbus Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079  Bath Book-Tribute to BOCL  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Bristol Omnibus 2079 1979 Swindon Steve Guess Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079 24 Mar 1979 Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079 1 Nov 1979 Swindon Fray Bentos Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079 30 Dec 1981 Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
     Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079 21 Feb 1982 Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079 7 Apr 1982 Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079 1983 Bristol lowdekka Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Bristol Omnibus 2079 11 Aug 1983 Swindon David Mant Click Here 

Diary for NHW308F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
25 Mar 1968 Built for:Bristol Omnibus 2151 Bristol, Lawrence Hill  Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 
May 1972 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC CAG White/Magenta 
Mar 1973 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Express 
Jan 1975 Transfer  Bath Gloucestershire's Buses  
Feb 1976 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Green/White DP 
Feb 1976 Renumbered Bristol Omnibus 2079  Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Green/White DP 
Feb 1976 Transfer  Swindon Gloucestershire's Buses  
Aug 1977 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Express 
Mar 1982 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Green/White DP 
By May 1983  Bristol Omnibus 2079  Swindon and District Fleetnames applied
Gloucestershire's Buses 
Sep 1983 Sold to:Cheltenham and Gloucester Omnibus  Gloucestershire's Buses  
20 Oct 1983 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Green 
22 Oct 1983 Withdrawn by:Cheltenham and Gloucester Omnibus  Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jan 1984 Sold to:PVS  Gloucestershire's Buses  

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

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