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Bristol RE RDV 421 H

RDV421H was delivered as Western National's 1470 during Mar 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18156.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-272) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jan 2011.


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 Western National 1470
   ECW Official photograph 
Mar 1970 Lowerstoft Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1470   Book-Source Passenger Vehicles   
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1470  Bideford    
 NBC Express Western National 1470 19 Oct 1976 Bournemouth Alwyn Ladell Click Here 

Diary for RDV421H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1970 Built for:Western National 1470   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Barnstaple   
Jul 1975   Barnstaple Plymouth Bus Club  
Sep 1977 Withdrawn by:Western National  Damaged by fire at Plymouth  
May 1978  Western National  Chassis used to store 'Open Top' bus roofs  
1 Jan 2011 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Silver 

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

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