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Bristol RE SHN 773 F

SHN773F was delivered as United Automobile's RE73 during May 1968.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17088.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-174) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Sep 1984.
United Automobile Bristol RELH/ECW coach SHN773F
Photo copyright: Carl Berry 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 NBC Express United Automobile 1273      
 NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6137   Carl Berry Click here for photograph of SHN773F 

Diary for SHN773F

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1968 Built for:United Automobile RE73   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Jan 1969 Renumbered United Automobile 1273    
Mar 1975   Jesmond Gloucestershire's Buses  
Nov 1976   Newcastle on Tyne   
By May 1977 Repaint    NBC Express 
By Nov 1978 Renumbered United Automobile 6137  Bradley Slater NBC Stock Book 1979  
By Nov 1978 Repaint    NBC Red/White DP 
By Sep 1984 Withdrawn by:United Automobile    

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

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