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Bristol RE SVF 897 G

SVF897G was delivered as Eastern Counties's RE897 during Jun 1969.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17738.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-214) was powered by a Gardner engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in May 1981.


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
**NBC Express Eastern Counties RE897      
 NBC Express Eastern Counties RE897   ibptsfelixstowe Click Here 
**NBC Express Eastern Counties RE897 1979 London John Law Click Here 

Diary for SVF897G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jun 1969 Built for:Eastern Counties RE897   Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach 
Oct 1975   Norwich   
By 1979 Repaint    NBC Express 
Jun 1980   Norwich   
Feb 1981 Withdrawn by:Eastern Counties    
May 1981  Eastern Counties RE897  Body scrapped in preparation for rebodying with ECW B51 body, project abandoned.  

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

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