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Bristol RE RDV 432 H

RDV432H was delivered as Western National's 1481 during Jun 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18172.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-289) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Jul 1984.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach RDV432H
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**Royal Blue Blue/Cream Western National 1481      
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481      
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481
   Rear View 
 Truro Tolcarne Depot Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481  Truro Tolcarne Depot Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481   AEC Regent Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481  Camborne Andrew Riley Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481  Bideford Sou'wester Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481  Camborne Andrew Riley Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481 6 Jun 1980 London Frans Angevaare Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481 7 Aug 1980 Newquay Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV432H 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481 20 Sep 1980 Exeter Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP Western National 1481 2 Aug 1982 Falmouth Michael Thorne Click Here 

Diary for RDV432H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jun 1970 Built for:Western National 1481   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Minehead   
Jul 1975   Bridgwater Plymouth Bus Club  
Jun 1978 Repaint    NBC Green/White DP 
Mar 1980   Cornwall Area   
18 May 1980 Transfer  Newquay   
Sep 1980   Cornwall Area   
27 Feb 1981   Truro   
31 Dec 1982 Last recorded by DVLA  Base colour: Green 
1 Jan 1983 Sold to:Western National (1983) 1481    
Feb 1984 Sold to:Amalgamated Passenger Transport    
Jul 1984 Sold to:PVS    

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

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