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Bristol RE RDV 420 H

RDV420H was delivered as Western National's 1469 during Mar 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18155.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-267) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Oct 1987.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach RDV420H
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1469 Jul 1972 Salisbury Book-Bus Monographs 5  Buy Book 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1469  Exeter ridgway Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP Western National 1469   Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV420H 
 NBC Red/White DP Western National 1469 25 Jul 1978 Weymouth Frans Angevaare Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP Western National 1469 Apr 1980 Newton Abbot ricardo4eyes Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1469  Plymouth    
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1469      
 Blue/Cream Wheal Briton Coaches (Palmer) 1469   AEC Regent Click Here 
 Blue/Cream Wheal Briton Coaches (Palmer)  30 Sep 1984 Winkleigh tipperman Click Here 
 Blue/Cream Wheal Briton Coaches (Palmer)  22 Jun 1985 Exeter Brian A Smith Click Here 

Diary for RDV420H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1970 Built for:Western National 1469   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Exeter   
Jul 1975   Exeter Plymouth Bus Club  
Mar 1978 Repaint    NBC Red/White DP 
Mar 1980   Exeter/Torbay Area   
Apr 1980 Transfer  Newquay   
18 May 1980 Transfer  Bideford   
Sep 1980   Devon Area   
27 Feb 1981   Totnes   
Apr 1981 Repaint    NBC Green/White DP 
1 Jan 1983 Sold to:Western National (1983) 1469    
1 Jan 1983 Withdrawn by:Western National (1983)    
By 29 Sep 1984 Sold to:Wheal Briton Coaches (Palmer)  tipperman  
1 May 1987 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Blue 
By Sep 1987 Sold to:South West Preservation Group    
Oct 1987 Sold to:Wadman    

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

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