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Bristol RE RDV 431 H

RDV431H was delivered as Western National's 1480 during May 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18171.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-288) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jan 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.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1480 2 Jun 1970 Weymouth Book-Royal Blue Days  Buy Book 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1480      
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1480
   Rear View 
 Truro Tolcarne Depot Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP Western National 1480  Falmouth Andrew Riley Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1480  Bideford Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1480  Bideford Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1480 17 May 1980 Falmouth return2layerroad Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1480 26 May 1980 Penzance ricardo4eyes Click Here 

Diary for RDV431H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1970 Built for:Western National 1480   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Weymouth   
Jul 1975   Weymouth Plymouth Bus Club  
Oct 1978 Repaint    NBC Green/White DP 
Mar 1980   Cornwall Area   
Sep 1980   Cornwall Area   
27 Feb 1981   Penzance   
31 Dec 1982 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Green 
1 Jan 1983 Sold to:Western National (1983) 1480    
Jan 1984 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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