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Bristol RE OAX 1 F

OAX1F was delivered as Red and White's RC168 during Jan 1968.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17045.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-103) was powered by a Leyland 600 engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Mar 1983.
Red and White Bristol RELH/ECW coach OAX1F
Photo copyright: Nigel Frampton 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC168 15 Jun 1968 Cardiff Mike Street Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (1) Red and White RC168 1973 Chepstow Nigel Frampton Click Here 
 Red and White Cream/Red (3) Red and White RC168  Southampton Nigel Frampton Click here for photograph of OAX1F 
 NBC Express Red and White RC168  Weymouth southlancs Click Here 
 NBC Express National Welsh RC5768   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Red/White DP National Welsh RD5768  Newport Robert Chappell Click Here 

Diary for OAX1F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jan 1968 Built for:Red and White RC168   Red and White Cream/Red (1) 
Jan 1974   Aberdare   
By May 1974 Repaint   Richard Smith NBC Express 
6 Aug 1975   Aberdare Allocation of Rolling Stock document  
Jan 1976 Renumbered Red and White RC5768    
Apr 1976   Aberdare   
27 Apr 1978 Sold to:National Welsh RC5768    
1 May 1978   Aberdare   
Jan 1979 Repaint National Welsh RD5768   NBC Red/White DP 
By Oct 1979 Renumbered     
Mar 1980   Aberdare   
Jun 1980   Aberdare   
Feb 1981   Aberdare   
Apr 1981 Transfer  Barry   
Jun 1982  National Welsh RC5768 Porth   
Nov 1982 Withdrawn by:National Welsh    
By 14 Mar 1983 Sold to:Ripley    

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

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