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Bristol RE 978 WAE

978WAE was delivered as Bristol Omnibus's 2132 during Jul 1964.

It had 45 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14479.
When built it was fitted with a 1 piece coach (small) destination panel and a coach type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.087) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Mar 1978.


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
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red Bristol Omnibus 2132   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC CAG White/Magenta Bristol Omnibus 2132   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC CAG White/Magenta Bristol Omnibus 2132 Jun 1972 Bath reynardbizzar Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Magenta Bristol Omnibus 2132  Bath    
**NBC Express Bristol Omnibus 2132 Mar 1974 Bristol Book-The Green Years  Buy Book 

Diary for 978WAE

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
Jul 1964 Built for:Bristol Omnibus 2132 Bristol, Marlborough Street  Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 
Feb 1967 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
Mar 1967 Transfer  Bristol, Marlborough Street Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jun 1967 Transfer  Bath Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jan 1968 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
Apr 1968 Transfer  Bath Gloucestershire's Buses  
Oct 1968 Transfer  Cheltenham Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1970 Transfer  Weston super Mare Gloucestershire's Buses  
Feb 1971 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
Feb 1971 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC CAG White/Magenta 
May 1971 Transfer  Weston super Mare Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jan 1973 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
Dec 1973 Transfer  Bath Gloucestershire's Buses  
Feb 1974 Repaint   Gloucestershire's Buses NBC Express 
Mar 1974 Transfer  Bristol, Lawrence Hill Gloucestershire's Buses  
May 1974 Withdrawn by:Bristol Omnibus  Gloucestershire's Buses  
Oct 1974 Sold to:Western National 2318  Gloucestershire's Buses  
Jul 1975   Exeter Plymouth Bus Club  
By Dec 1976 Withdrawn by:Western National    
Jan 1977 Sold to:North    
Mar 1977 Sold to:Sundowners    
Mar 1978 Withdrawn by:Sundowners    

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

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