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Bristol RE RDV 422 H

RDV422H was delivered as Western National's 1471 during Mar 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18157.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-273) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Dec 1982.


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Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 NBC Express Western National 1471  Taunton    
**NBC Express Western National 1471  Ilfracombe Andrew Riley Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1471   Bus Preservation Click Here 

Diary for RDV422H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Mar 1970 Built for:Western National 1471   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Ilfracombe   
Jul 1975   Ilfracombe Plymouth Bus Club  
Mar 1980   Devon Area   
May 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Nov 1980 Sold to:North    
May 1981 Sold to:Gorman    
Nov 1982 Sold to:Lister    
Dec 1982 Sold to:Sykes    

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

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