Ribble Bristol RE restored

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Aintree Coachline Proprietor John Cherry’s newly-restored Ribble Bristol RE has made its public debut, reports Nick Larkin

Aintree Coachline Proprietor John Cherry is celebrating completion of his latest restoration, a new to Ribble Bristol RE.

Ribble Bristol
Resplendent in NBC poppy red livery, John Cherry’s newly-restored former Ribble Bristol RE. JOHN CHERRY

HRN249G has been completed in the year that celebrates 100 years of Ribble Motor Services. It was one of 20 Gardner-engined RELL6Gs with dual-door ECW (Eastern Coach Works) bodywork delivered in April 1969, serving at Bootle depot on Merseyside until 1982. It was then, said John, “pulled from the withdrawn pile.”

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