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Bristol RE SVF 898 G

SVF898G was delivered as Eastern Counties's RE898 during Jun 1969.

It had 47 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 17739.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-215) 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.
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
**Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE898  Nottingham Transport Images Click Here 
**Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach Eastern Counties RE898  Windsor    
 NBC Express Eastern Counties RE898   ibptsfelixstowe Click Here 
 NBC Express Eastern Counties RE898
   Rear View 
1980 Norwich Peter Horrex Click Here 

Diary for SVF898G

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jun 1969 Built for:Eastern Counties RE898   Eastern Counties Cream/Maroon coach 
 Repaint   ibptsfelixstowe NBC Express 
Oct 1975   Peterborough   
Jun 1980   Norwich   
Jan 1981 Withdrawn by:Eastern Counties    
May 1981  Eastern Counties RE898  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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