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Bristol RE SHN 771 F

SHN771F was delivered as United Automobile's RE71 during May 1968.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17086.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-172) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Mar 1980.


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
 United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1271   southlancs Click Here 
 United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1271
   Rear View 
 London Previously listed on eBay   
**United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1271  London    
 NBC Express United Automobile 1271      
 NBC Express United Automobile 1271 10 Jun 1978 Bishop Auckland bkp550 Click Here 
     bkp550 Click Here 
**NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6135      
 NBC Red/White DP Booth 
   At CF Booth scrapyard 
8 Mar 1980 Rotherham Adrian Griffith Click Here 

Diary for SHN771F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1968 Built for:United Automobile RE71   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Jan 1969 Renumbered United Automobile 1271    
Mar 1975   Jesmond Gloucestershire's Buses  
Nov 1976   Bishop Auckland   
By May 1977 Repaint    NBC Express 
By Nov 1978 Renumbered United Automobile 6135  Bradley Slater NBC Stock Book 1979  
By Nov 1978 Repaint    NBC Red/White DP 
By Feb 1980 Withdrawn by:United Automobile  Adrian Griffith  
By Mar 1980 Sold to:Booth  Adrian Griffith  

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

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