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Bristol RE BHN 585 H

BHN585H was delivered as United Automobile's 1285 during May 1970.

It had 43 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 18163.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number RELH-4-296) was powered by a Gardner engine.

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

A model of this vehicle was produced by EFE (number 99710),details from http://www.britishmodelbuses.com/ or Buy it on ebay.
 
 

Photographs

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Where no copyright details are shown the photo is known to exist, but is not freely available.
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** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 United Cream/Olive Green coach United Automobile 1285  London Book-Scotland and North East 1970  Buy Book 
 NBC Express United Automobile 1285  London    
**NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6149      
 NBC Red/White DP United Automobile 6149  Middlesbrough Woods Library Click Here 


Diary for BHN585H

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1970 Built for:United Automobile 1285   United Cream/Olive Green coach 
Mar 1975   Sunderland Gloucestershire's Buses  
Nov 1976   Middlesborough   
By May 1977 Repaint    NBC Express 
By Dec 1978 Repaint United Automobile 6149   NBC Red/White DP 
By Dec 1978 Renumbered   Bradley Slater NBC Stock Book 1979  
Sep 1980 Withdrawn by:United Automobile    
Sep 1980 Sold to:Booth    

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



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