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Bristol RE RDV 427 H

RDV427H was delivered as Western National's 1476 during May 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18167.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-282) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in May 2005.
Wilbys Coaches Bristol RELH/ECW coach RDV427H
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1476 12 Jul 1970 Exeter Book-Royal Blue Days  Buy Book 
 NBC Express Western National 1476   Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Express Western National 1476  Exeter Andrew Riley Click Here 
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1476 Nov 1970 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 White/Red Whites (D&D)  198 Gainsborough chucklebuster Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1476
   After withdrawal 
 White/Red/Blue Wilbys Coaches 282
1986  KK79177 Click Here 
 White/Red/Blue Wilbys Coaches 282   Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV427H 
 White/Red/Blue Wilbys Coaches 282
 Sandtoft vr520cym Click Here 
 White/Red/Blue Wilbys Coaches 282 22 Jul 1986  Transport Images Click Here 
 White/Red/Blue Wilbys Coaches 282 27 Jul 1986 Sandtoft John Carter Click Here 
     John Carter Click Here 
 Blue/White Western National 1476
1992 Bacup John Hembry Click Here 

Diary for RDV427H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1970 Built for:Western National 1476   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Plymouth   
Jul 1975   Plymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Mar 1980   Somerset Area   
Apr 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
By Jun 1986 Sold to:Wilbys Coaches 282    
By 21 Jul 1986 Repaint   Transport Images White/Red/Blue 
Nov 1989 Sold to:Dennison    
1 Mar 1990 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: White 
May 1993    Reliable Bristol, 3rd Edition  
By Oct 2003 Sold to:Graham  PSV Circle Preserved Buses 2006 book  
By May 2005    Broken up for spares   

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

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