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Bristol RE RDV 434 H

RDV434H was delivered as Western National's 1483 during Jun 1970.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18174.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-291) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Aug 1980.
Western National Bristol RELH/ECW coach RDV434H
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
**NBC Express Western National 1483 1977 Taunton John Law Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1483 2 Apr 1978 Exeter David Russon Click Here 
 NBC Express Western National 1483 15 Jan 1980 Exeter Carl Berry Click here for photograph of RDV434H 

Diary for RDV434H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jun 1970 Built for:Western National 1483   Royal Blue Blue/Cream 
Feb 1974   Bridgwater   
Jul 1975   Minehead Plymouth Bus Club  
By Jan 1977 Repaint   John Law NBC Express 
Jan 1980 Transfer  Exeter   
Mar 1980   Exeter/Torbay Area   
Apr 1980 Transfer  Sidmouth   
May 1980 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Aug 1980 Sold to:Kinross Plant    

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

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