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Bristol RE RDV 430 H

RDV430H was delivered as Western National's 1479 during May 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18170.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-287) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in May 1984.


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.
For pictures in books click on the copyright link for more information.
** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 NBC Express Western National 1479  Taunton Sou'wester Click Here 
 White/2 Browns Harrison   Blackpool buckielugger Click Here 
 White/2 Browns Harrison   Dunster Ian Trotter Click Here 

Diary for RDV430H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1970 Built for:Western National 1479   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Weymouth   
Jul 1975   Weymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Apr 1980 Transfer  Weymouth   
Sep 1980   Somerset Area   
Apr 1981 Sold to:Harrison  Kebab Eater  
(*) 1983 Repaint   Mark Stokes White/2 Browns 
May 1984 Sold to:Ripley    

Owners shown above in Green are preservationists, Red are dealers, Blue for PSV use and brown for None-PSV.
Note: Where (*) is shown against a date, the date is unlikely to be accurate.

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