SCT '61 Photo Index
Bristol FL/FLF
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1. 10AAX
Three Red and White FL6Gs, from right to left 10AAX, 13AAX and 5AAX, all new in October 1960
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1978, Tredegar
2. 15AAX
Chris Stewart managed to get three FL6Gs in his view, but checking my original slide, I think there may be another one lurking behind L1560, 15AAX, with Red and White at Pontypridd. I have no idea how to pronounce the destination showing!
Photo taken Thursday 29 August 1974, Pontypridd
3. 19AAX
Red and White FL6G L1960, 19AAX, new in October 1960 with a ECW H37/33RD body, with to the left what looks like VKG328, which was a Western Welsh Atlantean new in 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1978, CrossKeys
4. 468FTT
Preserved 468FTT, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H68F body new in 1960 as Western National 1969
Photo taken Sunday 6 October 2013, Winkleigh
5. 471FTT
Western National 1972, 471FTT, a Bristol FLF with ECW bodywork new in 1960, providing a service for the Spithead Fleet Review
Photo taken 1977, South Parade, Southsea
6. 85TVX
An early photo of Eastern National FLF 1576, 85TVX, later renumbered 2705
Photo taken London Road/Laindon Road, Billericay
7. 85TVX
Eastern National FLF 2705, 85TVX in Driver Training Livery in Southend
Photo taken June 1975, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
8. 85TVX
Eastern National FLF SD1576, 85TVX, later renumbered 2705
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
9. 86TVX
Another of the original 20 Eastern National FLFs, 2706, 86TVX, seen here in Chelmsford just before Christmas 1976. It was withdrawn the following year.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 December 1976, Chemsford
10. 90TVX
Eastern National FLF SD1581, 90TVX, later renumbered 2710
Photo taken early 1960s, Victoria Circus, Southend
11. 90TVX
Eastern National 1581/2710, 90TVX, a 1960 Bristol FLF6B with ECW body is seen in 1978 at the Durham depot of United devoid of fleetnames and numbers.
Photo taken 1978, United/Durham District Depot, Durham
12. 92TVX
Eastern National FLF HH2712, 92TVX, seen here at Shellhaven on the special works service 2C provided from Southend, two journeys in the morning and two back at the end of the working day.
Photo taken Shellhaven
13. 93TVX
Eastern National 2713, 93TVX
14. 93TVX
Eastern National FLF 2713, 93TVX
Photo taken June 1974, Basildon Depot
15. 95TVX
Eastern National FLF 95TVX, 1586/2715 converted to Driver Training and renumbered 9007
Photo taken Basildon Depot
16. 97TVX
Eastern Counties T67, 97TVX, Bristol FLF / ECW Driver Trainer. Formerly Eastern National 2717, new to EN December 1960, withdrawn by them in January 1978.
Photo taken April 1983, Ipswich
17. 98TVX
Eastern National CY2718, 98TVX, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, on the Southend to Chelmsford route 11, not a normal allocation for Canvey garage.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
18. 98TVX
Eastern National FLF 2718, 98TVX
Photo taken June 1976, Basildon Depot
19. 98TVX
Eastern National 2718 (originally 1589), 98TVX, one of the original batch of 20 FLFs delivered in 1960 and initially used on route 251 between Southend and London Wood Green. Of the 20, 10 were allocated to Wood Green garage (WG), 2 to Brentwood (BD) and the other 8, including 98TVX to Southend (SD). It is seen here during its last year in service with ENOC.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1976, Basildon Bus Station
20. 9AAX
A pair of Red and White FL6Gs new in October 1960 with ECW H37/33RD bodies, on the left L9670, 9AAX, and a rear view of L160, VAX508.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1978, Tredegar
21. UJB202
Thames Valley 836, UJB202, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW CH65F body, new in 1960, with 1964 FLF D5 behind
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
22. 142HUO
Double Two Shirts of Wakefield 142HUO, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, new in 1961 as Southern National 1979.
Photo taken Thursday 2 June 1983, near Crofton
23. 143HUO
Western National 1980, 143HUO, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built 1961 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Weymouth
24. 175XNO
Eastern National CN2728, 175XNO, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F with illuminated offside advert, new in December 1961, withdrawn in February 1978.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, The Walls, Manningtree
25. 462FTT
Western National 1974, 462FTT, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW bodywork new to Southern National in May 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 6 July 1974, Weymouth Quay
26. 802WVW
Eastern National SD2722, 802WVW, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F with black window rubbers and illuminated offside advert. New in July 1961, one of the first FLFs to be withdrawn in September 1976.
Photo taken Friday 29 October 1971, Southend
27. 803WVW
United 304, 803WVW, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1961 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1976, Park Street, Middlesbrough
28. 803WVW
United AS 304, 803WVW, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1961 with ECW H38/32F bodywork. Former Eastern National 2722, it found extended service in the north-east.
Photo taken November 1976, Park Street, Middlesbrough
29. 813MHW
West Riding Autos 488, 813MHW, was one of the many Lodekkas bought to cover the early demise of the Wulfrunians - this being ex Bristol Omnibus (LC7018).
Photo taken Sunday 26 November 1972, Wakefield
30. 895VFM
Crosville DFB85, 895VFM, a Bristol FLF6B built in 1961 with ECW H38/32F bodywork. A classic combination that went unnoticed in its day because it was so common but then you suddenly realise it has gone.
Photo taken March 1970, Heswall Bus Station
31. OVL487
Lincolnshire RC 2703, OVL487, a Bristol Lodekka FL6G built 1961 with ECW H37/33RD bodywork. Lincolnshire had a small batch of this quite rare marque.
Photo taken September 1977, Grimsby Bus Station
32. RAG389
Western S.M.T. 1623, RAG389, a Bristol FL6G, one of two new in 1961 with Eastern Coachworks H37/33RD bodies, is seen here in Dumfries.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
33. YNV622
A study in radiators, United Counties 622, YNV622, Bristol FLF6B new in 1961 with 999 a 1956 LD6B MNV116 flanked by KSW6Bs 965/969 KNV338/342 of 1954 vintage.
Photo taken 1965, Bedford Bus Station
34. 142YFM
Crosville DFB109, 142YFM, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW CH37/15F bodywork. Looking very smart in a livery that would soon be just a memory of how things were.
Photo taken August 1970, Mann Island, Liverpool
35. 180XNO
Eastern National SD2733, 180XNO, in the snow (relatively rare in Southend)
Photo taken Thursday 13 January 1977, The Blue Boar, Prittlewell, Southend
36. 181XNO
Eastern National WG1605, 181XNO, one of the 1962 Bristol FLFs with ECW H38/32F body, near the end of the long run from Wood Green on route 251
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
37. 182XNO
Eastern National SD2735, 182XNO, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, about to leave from Victoria Station forecourt on route 11A to Chelmsford.
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Victoria Station, Southend
38. 183XNO
This picture shows former Eastern National FLF6B 1607/2736 with the Castle Point Bus Company sometime between 1977 and 1980. New in January 1962, 183XNO was withdrawn by ENOC in 1976, and passed in March 1977 through dealer Twell of Ingham to dealer Ensign of Grays, then to Brian Smith and Bill May of Benfleet, Essex, better known as S&M Coaches, or the Castle Point Bus Company.
39. 183XNO
Eastern National CN2736, 183XNO, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F. New in January 1962, withdrawn February 1977. Seen in interim Tillings / NBC livery - the top cream band has been overpainted green (rather messily and a different shade from the rest of the vehicle) and the fleetnames have been removed but not yet replaced.
Photo taken Monday 28 August 1972, Walton on Naze
40. 184XNO
Eastern National BN1608, 184XNO, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CH37/18F body from 1962
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1964, Pier Hill Coach Terminus, Southend
41. 184XNO
Eastern National BN2600, 184XNO, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CH37/18F body from 1962. Sometime between this and the previous picture (taken in May 1964), 2600 had reverted to the older style radiator
Photo taken Sunday 28 March 1965, Pier Hill Coach Terminus, Southend
42. 186XNO
Eastern National 2601, 186XNO, in dual purpose livery with extended luggage compartment
Photo taken November 1970, Basildon Depot yard
43. 212NAE
West Riding 497, 212NAE, a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body, was seen in Wakefield Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
44. 242MNN
One of three Bristol FLF6Gs with Eastern Coachworks H38/32F bodies new to Mansfield District in 1962 as number 546, 242MNN, by now renumbered to B546.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1972, Chesterfield Road, Pleasley
45. 529VRB
Midland General 514, 529VRB, a 1962 Britol FLF6B gleams in the sun at Crich Tramway Museum.
Photo taken August 1987, Crich Tramway Museum
46. 534VRB
Ex Midland General 519, 534VRB, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW body new in 1962
Photo taken Saturday 30 August 2003, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
47. 557BNG
Preserved Eastern Counties LFL57, 557BNG, Bristol FL6B with ECW H38/32R, new in December 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
48. 557BNG
Preserved Eastern Counties LFL57, 557BNG, Bristol FL6G (originally FL6B) with ECW H37/33R, new in December 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 16 June 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
49. 7115HN
United AS 415, 7115HN, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Scarborough Bus Station
50. 7120HN
United AS 420, 7120HN, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1977, Grange Road, Middlesbrough
51. 7682LJ
This is former Hants and Dorset 7682LJ, a 1962 Bristol FL6G with ECW H37/33RD body. It has had a number of owners since the early 1990s and was undergoing restoration to Italy, but that project seems dead and the bus may become available for sale again.
Photo taken Sunday 26 October 2014, A-Bus workshop, Bristol
52. 804KDV
Bristol Lodekka 804KDV, a FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW H38/30F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1982, Warrenby, near Redcar
53. EOO582
Eastern National SD2740, EOO582, a Bristol FLF6G, new in 1962
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1971, Victoria Bus Station, Southend
54. EOO582
Eastern National SD2740, EOO582, a Bristol FLF6G, in "interim" NBC livery, i.e. Tilling green but with a white band. It is seen in Essex Street which was used as a temporary stop for eastbound buses during the Southend town centre redevelopment, in place of stops in Southchurch Road.
Photo taken Saturday 26 August 1972, Essex Street, Southend
55. EOO584
Eastern National CF2742, EOO584, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F. The first EN vehicle in NBC livery seen soon after repainting. New June 1962, withdrawn exactly 15 years later.
Photo taken Friday 27 October 1972, Chelmsford Station
56. EOO587
United AS 306, EOO587, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1977, Park Street, Middlesbrough
57. EOO589
New to Eastern National in 1962 as 1621, then renumbered to 2747, EOO589 is an FLF6B, withdrawn by ENOC in 1977, and sold on to dealer Twell of Ingham, then to T Canham & Sons, Whittlesey, in whose livery it is seen here.
58. EOO590
Eastern National FLF6B 2748, EOO590, new in September 1962.
Photo taken c. 1974, Shenfield Station
59. EOO590
Eastern National FLF 2748, EOO590
Photo taken Brentwood Depot
60. EOO591
Eastern National FLF BD1603, EOO591, during its first week in service.
Photo taken September 1962, Tylers Avenue, Southend
61. JWC711
Former 1625/2751, JWC711, new in November 1962 was withdrawn by Eastern National in 1978, and passed through Norths of Sherburn to Gammond for the Rainworth Royals Jazz Band, based at Rufforth Colliery, Rainworth. In March 1992, the bus was reported as having been sold to a preservationist (Walker) in North Hykeham but it was with Carl Ireland of Hull by August 1992.
Photo taken September 1994, Hanover Truck Show, Germany
62. JWC714
Eastern National FLF CN1628, JWC714, later renumbered 2754.
Photo taken March 1963, Clacton Bus Station
63. YWS892
Baxter (Scottish Omnibuses) 92, YWS892, was a Bristol FLF6X with ECW H33/32F body transferred from Scottish Omnibuses AA892 in 1963. It was one of four such transfers and is seen here in Airdrie about to enter the bus station.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Baillies Lane, Airdrie
64. 140SHN
United Automobile 440, 140 SHN, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with E.C.W. H38/32F body, new in 1963 as BL140. It is about to be overtaken by Teesside VUP913F, a Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with Park Royal B48D body, new to Stockton Corporation as S13 in 1967.
Photo taken Summer (!) 1973, High Street, Stockton
65. 246MNN
United AS 545, 246MNN, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1963 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1978, Site of Bus Station/Park Street, Middlesbrough
66. 375RNN
New in 1963 as Mansfield District 621, 375RNN, a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body is seen at the garage in Mansfield.
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1969, Mansfield Garage
67. 535OHU
Bristol Omnibus C7092, 535OHU, a 1963 Bristol FLF with standard ECW body is seen some 25 years later when owned by a PSV driving school. The cast plate used for fleet numbers by Bristol is visible on the bonnet assembly of the Lodekka. Alongside the Lodekka is a Yorkshire Rider Leyland Atlantean AN68 with Roe bodywork.
Photo taken 1987, Bramley Depot, Leeds
68. 808SHW
Former Bristol 7115, 808SHW, a FLF6B new in October 1963, now in use as a cafe in Asheville North Carolina, Double D's Coffee & Desserts
Photo taken Sunday 24 October 2010, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
69. 824KDV
824KDV is a 1963 Bristol FLF6G / ECW H38/30F Lodekka which was new to Western National as 2019 and was based in South Devon.
Photo taken Friday 19 September 2014, Private location in Devon
70. 937LWC
Eastern National FLF SD2786, 937LWC
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Victoria Avenue, Southend
71. 987KOO
Another view of former Eastern National FLF 987KOO, being used as a mobile shop/display unit by Emsworth Marine Exchange.
Photo taken early 1980s, Emsworth
72. 987KOO
Former Eastern National FLF 987KOO, 1651/2774, new in 1963 was withdrawn by ENOC in 1980, and passed to dealer Ensign of Grays. It was then sold on to Emsworth Marine Exchange and this picture was taken by new owner Nick Diment at Ensign.
Photo taken early 1980s, Ensign Garage, Grays
73. 987KOO
A third view of former Eastern National FLF 987KOO, 1651/2774, while with Emsworth Marine Exchange, being washed down when coming out of winter storage.
Photo taken early 1980s
74. 987KOO
Qomewhere in the South of France lurks 987KOO - former Eastern National 1651/2774. This 1963 FLF was withdrawn by ENOC in 1980, and passed to dealer Ensign of Grays. By October 1980, KOO was sold on to Emsworth Marine Exchange, Emsworth, then was apparently used as a caravan in Emsworth in 1981. By November 1982, KOO was back at Ensign, and was then exported to France.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 September 1996, Eastern end of Golfe Juan, near Cannes, France
75. 987KOO
Eastern National 2774, 987KOO, had been new in 1963 as number 1951, being renumbered in August 1964. It was a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
76. 989KOO
Eastern National FLF 2776, 989KOO
Photo taken June 1975, Basildon Depot
77. 992KOO
Eastern National FLF 2779, 992KOO
Photo taken March 1977, Basildon Bus Station
78. 993KOO
Seen languishing and unloved in the overflow yard at well-known dealer Norths of Sherburn is 993KOO, formerly Eastern National 1657/2780.
Photo taken February 1992, Norths of Sherburn
79. AVX958B
Eastern National SD2790, AVX958B, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F, in all-over advert for Typhoo Tea. New in December 1963, withdrawn September 1980.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Seaway, Southend
80. RWC604
Eastern National SD1637, RWC604, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CH37/18F body from 1963. Later numbered 2603.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1964, Pier Hill Coach Terminus, Southend
81. RWC604
Eastern National FLF coach 2603, RWC604
Photo taken 1971, Basildon
82. RWC604
Eastern National FLF Coach 2935, RWC604, after conversion to a bus
Photo taken 1977, Maldon Depot
83. RWC605
This Eastern National 1963 FLF was new as 1638, RWC605, then renumbered 2763. Withdrawn in 1976, the bus passed through dealers Twell of Ingham and then Ensign of Grays early in 1977, before being exported to the USA in May 1977.
Photo taken Friday 30 June 1995, USA
84. RWC607
These two former ENOC coaches, RWC607 and RWC608 were both sold on into preservation. RWC607 started life in 1963 as coach 1640, and was renumbered 2604 in 1965. In 1973, it was downgraded to bus duties(as 2936), losing the coach seats and luggage racks, and serving in this guise until September 1980, when it was sold to Eastern National Preservation Group member Ted Miles.
Photo taken 1995, Southchurch Park, Southend
85. RWC607
Eastern National FLF coach 1640, RWC607
Photo taken June 1963, Basildon Bus Station
86. RWC607
Eastern National SD2604, RWC607, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CH37/18F body from 1963.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
87. RWC607
Eastern National FLF Coach 2936, RWC607, after conversion to a bus
Photo taken June 1975, Basildon
88. RWC608
These two former ENOC coaches, RWC607 and RWC608 were both sold on into preservation. RWC607 started life in 1963 as coach 1640, and was renumbered 2604 in 1965. In 1973, it was downgraded to bus duties(as 2936), losing the coach seats and luggage racks, and serving in this guise until September 1980, when it was sold to Eastern National Preservation Group member Ted Miles.
Photo taken 1995, Southchurch Park, Southend
89. RWC608
A vehicle with a very interesting history! Tillings Travel PL9605, RWC608, Bristol FLF6B / ECW coach, CH37/18F.
Photo taken Sunday 23 July 1972, Stansted Airport
90. RWC608
Eastern National open top FLF 2300, RWC608 on Clacton seafront on the 118.
Photo taken Seafront, Clacton
91. VCS370
A short time was spent on this night watching buses leave the 1970s bus station here. I probably used railings to support my camera for this time exposure as I didn't have a tripod at the time. Western SMT's B1816, VCS370, a 1963 Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, is on the 17 service which ran to Largs.
Photo taken Tuesday 31 July 1973, Anderston Cross Bus Station, Glasgow
92. VFE959
Eastern Counties FLF431, VFE959, a Bristol FLF6B new in November 1963 to Lincolnshire as fleet number 2709 and transferred to Eastern Counties in 1973 as part of the VR/FLF swap.
Photo taken Saturday 14 August 1982, Drummer Street, Cambridge
93. VWC46
Eastern National FLF 2766, VWC46.
Photo taken 1968, Basildon Depot
94. VWC48
Eastern National FLF SD2768, VWC48
Photo taken June 1975, Basildon Depot
95. VWC49
Paul has many fond memories of VWC49, ENOC 1646/2769, as it was a very frequent performer during 1973 and 1974 on the 22A and 22B route which he took each morning from Clarence Road in Rayleigh to Victoria Circus, Southend, as part of his trip to school.
96. VWC49
Eastern National SD2769, VWC49
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
97. VWC51
Eastern National CF1648, VWC51, showing why even with lower height buses, some bridges should still be avoided. Later renumbered 2771.
98. VWC52
Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, AAE8859, originally Eastern National 1649 (later 2772), VWC52, operated by Crane Bus Service, Lusaka in Zambia who acquired it in February 1982.
Photo taken September 1982, Zambia
99. VWC53
Eastern National FLF 2773, VWC53
Photo taken 1970, Colchester Bus Station
100. VWG354
Alexander (Midland) Kirkintilloch depot's MRD174, VWG354, is seen parked up at the side of Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow. It was new in May 1963.
Photo taken c.1976, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
101.
Operated by Ridge Roadways in Zambia was this ex Western S.M.T. Bristol FLF6G, AAD9234, with ECW body. Note the extra ventilation provided in the fifth upper-deck window bay.
Photo taken September 1982, Zambia
102. 827SHW
OK Motor Services 827SHW, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1964 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1981, near of OK's Newcastle Depot
103. 841SHW
Former Bristol FLF 841SHW, new in August 1964 as fleet number C7148. It was converted to open top in March 1976 and renumbered 7900 shortly after.
Photo taken Sunday 11 July 2004, Kemble Airfield
104. 841SHW
Bristol Omnibus Bristol FLF6B C7148, 841SHW, was converted to open top format in 1976 when it was renumbered 7900. It ran in this guise for two years before being withdrawn in 1982.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 2001, Waverly Bridge, Edinburgh
105. 841SHW
Former Bristol Omnibus Bristol FLF6B C7148, 841SHW, converted to open top in 1976 when it was renumbered 7900, now part of the Chepstow Classic Buses' fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Brislington Park & Ride
106. 842SHW
Former Bristol C7149, 842SHW, a FLF6B, new in Auguat 1964 which lasted with them until 1978
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Chain Bridge Honey Farm, Horncliffe, near Berwick-upon-Tweed
107. AAG121B
AAG121B, Western S.M.T. 1953 seen in Gauze Street, Paisley was a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/30F body, one of thirty-three new in 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 20 August 1964, Gauze Street, Paisley
108. ABL117B
Thames Valley FLF Coach D5, ABL117B, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CLD65F body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
109. ABL119B
Thames Valley FLF Coach D7, ABL119B, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CLD65F body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
110. AFM114B
Crosville DFB151, AFM114B, a Bristol FLF6B built in 1964 with ECW CH37/18F bodywork. An uncommon seating arrangement, this was waiting at Chester to run on route L1 to Caernarvon.
Photo taken March 1968, Chester
111. AHN155B
United Auto 455, AHN155B, of Blyth depot, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F bodywork new in September 1964 as BL155 (later L155) picks up a decent number of passengers at Whitley Bay (St Mary's Island). The lighthouse and associated cottages on the island, which is accessible at low tide by a short causeway, can just be seen through the glass in the bus shelter.
Photo taken c. 1973, Whitley Bay (St Mary's Island)
112. AHN158B
United AS 458, AHN158B, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1964 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1971, Park Street, Middlesbrough
113. AMS12B
Alexander Midland MRD194, AMS12B, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1964 with ECW H38/32F bodywork, looking very smartly turned out at Glasgow's Buchanan Street bus station.
Photo taken July 1977, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
114. AMS6B
Alexander Midland MRD188, AMS6B, a 1964 Bristol FLF
Photo taken 1975/6, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
115. ATA126B
Western National 2045, ATA126B, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/30F body of 1964 with alongside, Bristol SUL4A 621, 323EDV from 1960.
Photo taken 1969, Newquay Bus Station
116. AUO523B
Early evening in Perranporth and a trio of Western National buses stand ready for departure. On the left is 1940, VDV757, a Bristol LD6G with ECW H33/27RD bodywork, which was new in January 1958 whilst on the right is 2053, AUO523B, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F bodywork, which was new in December 1964 to Southern National; it passed to Western National in November 1969 when the Southern National name was abandoned.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Beach Road, Perranporth
117. AVX958B
Eastern National 2790, AVX958B, in TyPhoo livery
Photo taken date unknown
118. AVX958B
Bristol FLF6G SD2790, AVX958B, of Eastern National was one of their first buses to acquire an 'all-over' advertising livery, in this case predominantly red and promoting Typhoo Tea.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
119. AVX958B
Eastern National's SD2790 FLF6G AVX958B was lurking in the London Road Depot at Southend in July 1973.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
120. AVX959B
Eastern National SD2791, AVX959B, painted in an overall advert livery for the National Coal Board
Photo taken Saturday 10 August 1974, York Road, just off High Street, Southend
121. AVX959B
Eastern National Rear view of 2791, AVX959B, in the National Coal Board overall advert livery
Photo taken April 1974, High Street, Colchester
122. AVX960B
Eastern National FLF BN2792, AVX960B
Photo taken June 1970, Basildon
123. BDL582B
Southern Vectis No 606, BDL582B, a Bristol FLF with the usual Eastern Coachworks body new in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1982, Newport Bus Station, Isle of Wight
124. BRB493B
Premier Services, Stainforth, BRB493B, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1964 with ECW H38/32F bodywork. This had been new as Midland General 634.
Photo taken late 1970s, Premier Services depot, Stainforth.
125. BVX668B
Eastern National FLF 9005, originally coach 2606, BVX668B, in driver recruitment livery
Photo taken April 1975, Lewis Gardens, off High Street, Colchester
126. BVX669B
Eastern National 2607, BVX669B
Photo taken 1970, Basildon Depot
127. BVX672B
Seen in the yard of Ridge Roadways in Lusaka, Zambia are three Bristol FLF6Gs with Eastern Coachwork bodies. AAD9325 on the right is probably ex-Eastern National 1675 (later 2796), BVX672B, acquired in 1980 and seen in a withdrawn condition since another FLF was in service with the same registration number.
Photo taken September 1982, Zambia
128. BVX673B
Eastern National FLF6G HH1676, BVX673B, seen shortly after entering service.
Photo taken Saturday 6 June 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
129. BVX675B
Eastern National FLF 2799, BVX675B
Photo taken May 1968, outside Basildon Depot
130. BVX679B
Eastern National SD2803, BVX679B, Bristol FLF6B / ECW H38/32F, new in July 1964, withdrawn July 1978.
Photo taken Friday 29 October 1971, Southend
131. BVX679B
Eastern National's BVX679B was a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW body and new in 1964 as 1682. After just a month it was renumbered 2803. It was withdrawn in 1978 and passed to Walker of Anderton who, as can be seen, were enthusiastic Lodekka users.
132. BVX680B
Former Eastern National FLF 2804, BVX680B, new in 1964, withdrawn in 1980 and seen here 5 years later newly painted in LT red and cream.
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1985, Greenfield Depot
133. BVX680D
Eastern National HH2804, BVX680B, Bristol FLF / ECW. New July 1964 and withdrawn December 1980, it wore this overall advert for Bambergers Home Improvement Centre for only 8 months between February and October 1973.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Southend
134. BVX681B
This shot of former ENOC 2805, BVX681B, shows its peculiar half-open top format, which Paul believes was a London Bus Export creation. This bus was something of a mystery until he caught up with it in the metal at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show, and was able to check the chassis number to prove identity, rather than believe the number plate fitted at the time - BHN658B. The bus was initially sold on upon withdrawal in 1980 to the National Playbus Association, Bristol, who then placed the vehicle with Gwent Community Services in Griffithstown as a playbus.
135. BVX683B
Eastern National 2807, BVX683B
Photo taken February 1967, Basildon Depot
136. FWC427B
Former ENOC 2809, FWC427B, was exported to France in March 1982, and was snapped here by Allan Macfarlane in August 1998, in Varades, Loire Atlantique.
Photo taken August 1998, Varades, Loire Atlantique, France
137. GNO790B
Eastern National 2814, GNO790B
Photo taken May 1971, Basildon Bus Station
138. GNO791B
Seen in Paris in December 1993, former 2815, GNO791B, was sold on from Eastern National to dealer Ensign in Grays in September 1980, then exported to France in June 1982.
Photo taken Dec 1993, Paris, France
139. GNO791B
Another shot of former Eastern National 2815 (GNO791B), this time during its visit to the UK from France in 1996 for nearside door removal and repaint at Kent Coachworks
Photo taken Sunday 2 June 1996, Southchurch Park
140. HEV995B
Colourful! HEV995B was Eastern National 2817, an FLF6G new in December 1964. Withdrawn in September 1980, and sold on to Ensign (dealer), the bus was with Lager Kitchens by 1983, then noted by October 1986 with The Clown Jewels of Invergordon.
141. HEV996B
HEV996B was ENOC 2818, an FLF6G new in December 1964. Withdrawn in September 1980, and sold on to Ensign (dealer), the bus was exported to Belgium in August 1982, and is seen here in June 1995, parked in Waterloo, Belgium, and advertising like mad!
Photo taken June 1995, Waterloo, Belgium
142. HEV997B
Former Eastern National 2819, HEV997B, is one of many Lodekkas to see further service overseas, either complete or open-topped. After periods in Florida, Philadelphia and then with Double Decker Tours of New York (seen bearing fleet number 14), it is now reported to be in Cordoba, Argentina.
Photo taken Sunday 19 October 1997, State Street, New York City, USA
143. BDV264C
Ex-Western National Bristol FLF/ECW BDV264C, now Hedingham & District L92, arrives at Hedingham school ready to take up a school working. This carries the red and cream livery as it was normally applied to double deckers.
Photo taken Hedingham School
144. BDV267C
Bus meets train, Western National 2059, BDV267C, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW bodywork new to Southern National in May 1965
Photo taken Saturday 6 July 1974, near Town Station, Commercial Road, Weymouth
145. BHU976C
Silcox Motor Coach, Pembroke Dock, BHU976C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built 1965 with ECW H38/32F bodywork. This was the former C7176 with Bristol.
Photo taken June 1983, Pembroke Dock Depot
146. BOD35C
Western National 2093, BOD35C, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork, stands in the evening sunshine at Portreath.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Portreath Beach
147. BUO201B
Western National 2076, BUO201B, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork which was new in January 1965, rests in the small bus station in St Just.
Photo taken 1976, St Just Bus Station
148. CFE231C
Eastern Counties FLF437, CFE231C, Bristol FLF / ECW. Ex-Lincolnshire, acquired indirectly as part of the SBG - NBC VR / FLF exchange of 1973.
Photo taken 1974, Peterborough
149. CGM718C
On a murky day, filthy Central SMT BE218, CGM718C, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/30F bodywork dating from March 1965, stands in the bleak Horsemarket Stance in Lanark. Its blind appears to show 242 but this should read 240; the 242 which, at around 2 hours 45 minutes each way was one of Central's longest services, would have continued to Peebles whereas BE218 will return via Wishaw and Motherwell to Glasgow's Waterloo Street Bus Station.
Photo taken 1969, Horsemarket, Lanark
150. CGM734C
Central SMT BE234, CGM734C, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/30F body, new in April 1965
Photo taken 1976
151. CGM753C
Central SMT BE253, CGM753C, was a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with ECW H38/30R body new in June 1965, only five months prior to introduction of the extended 31ft long version.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 May 1974, Brandon Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire
152. CHT541C
Bristol W178, CHT541C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1965 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1983, Wells
153. CSG29C
Eastern Scottish took delivery of this Bristol FLF6G with ECW body in 1965 and numbered it AA29, CSG29C. In later years it was converted into this smart tow car and is now preserved at the Scottish Bus Museum at Lathalmond.
Photo taken Kirkby Stephen
154. CSG45C
Eastern Scottish AA45K, CSG45C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1965 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Galashiels
155. CSG45C
Eastern Scottish AA45A, CSG45C, was a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork. New in June 1965, it was allocated to New Street depot. In December 1968 it was transferred to Peebles depot, returning in May 1972. In September 1973 it was transferred to Airdrie depot where it remained until July 1979 before returning, yet again, to New Street. It was converted to a tow wagon in December 1980.
Photo taken 1968, St Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
156. CSG46C
Eastern Scottish AA46, CSG46C, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, new in June 1965.
Photo taken Shettleston
157. DEL893C
Preserved former Hants and Dorset 1523, DEL893C, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body new in June 1965
Photo taken Monday 1 January 2007, Winchester Bus Station
158. DEL893C
Former Hants and Dorset 1523, DEL893C, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body new in June 1965
Photo taken Wednesday 1 January 2014, The Broadway, Winchester
159. DNU685C
DNU685C, a 1965 Bristol FLF6G was delivered as 637 in the Notts and Derby fleet. It is seen here working for Midland General. Notts and Derby were a Midland General subsiduary.
Photo taken 1972, Mount Street Bus Station, Nottingham
160. DRX122C
New to Thames Valley in 1965, this Bristol FLF6G was D18, DRX122C, in that fleet. It is seen working as an open-top tour bus in York for Viking Tours in 1993.
Photo taken Friday 16 July 1993, York
161. DRX122C
Jorvik Tourbus, York, DRX122C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1965 with ECW PO38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken Clifford Street, York
162. EEL896C
Hants and Dorset 1230, EEL896C, in NBC days, a 1965 Bristol FLF with ECW Body. Stood outside the bus station in Southampton on what was then one of two routes to Gosport.
Photo taken Thursday 8 May 1980, Southampton Bus Station
163. EHN482C
United Automobile 482, EHN482C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, new (as L182) in 1965.
Photo taken Friday 10 September 1976, Royal Albert Drive, North Bay, Scarborough
164. EHN482C
United Automobile 482, EHN482C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, new (as L182) in 1965.
Photo taken Friday 10 September 1976, Royal Albert Drive, North Bay, Scarborough
165. EHT106C
West Riding 441, EHT106C, a 1965 Bristol FLF6g with an ECW H38/32F body, new to Bristol Omnibus as C7217, it was one of 27 transferred to West Riding to help eliminate the Guy Wulfrunians. It is seen rounding the Bull Ring heading for Wakefield Bus Station sometime between entering service in 1969 & renumbering as 533 in November 1971
Photo taken 1970, Bull Ring, Wakefield
166. EHT107C
Seen in Leeds Bus Station is West Riding, Wakefield 534, EHT107C, a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Leeds Bus Station
167. EHT851C
Lincolnshire 2711, EHT851C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body. Originally Bristol Omnibus C7229.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1980, Scunthorpe Bus Station
168. EHU584C
West Riding 537, EHU584C, a 1965 Bristol FLF6G which was accquired along with other Bristol Lodekkas to replace the ill-fated Guy Wufrunians.
Photo taken 1977, Wakefield Bus Station
169. FHN186C
United AS 486, FHN186C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1965 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Park Street, Middlesbrough
170. FPM74C
United AS 550, FPM74C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1965 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1978, Redcar Bus Station
171. FPM74C
FPM74C, Bristol FLF6G, Southdown 2074 turns into the terminus at Rottingdean, with the "White Horse" on the left of the picture. It had been new in 1965 as Brighton & Hove 74.
Photo taken Thursday 16 September 1976, Rottingdean Terminus
172. JHK452C
Eastern National HH2820, JHK452C, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, soon after entry into service.
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
173. JHK452C
Eastern National FLF 2820, JHK452C
Photo taken emerging from EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
174. JHK455C
Former ENOC JHK455C, 2823, a FLF6B new in 1965 and withdrawn in 1980, now with Prins Classic Transport, Holland. Note the upper deck windows have been reduced in height and it displays 'Chepstow' having been supplied by David Hoare of Chepstow Classic Buses.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 October 2002, Holland
175. JHK461C
Eastern National 2826, JHK461C. This entered in service in March 1965 and stayed in the fleet until November 1980 when it was withdrawn and sold along with 3 other FLFs to Southdown for spares.
Photo taken 1970(?), Basildon Depot
176. JHK462C
Eastern National CR2827, JHK462C, Bristol FLF / ECW. New January 1965, withdrawn December 1980.
Photo taken Saturday 4 March 1972, Dogs Head Street, Ipswich
177. KNO949C
Eastern National 2608, KNO949C - the official ECW shot from 1965
178. KNO949C
Eastern National 2608, KNO949C, Bristol FLF / ECW CH37/22F seen here being prepared for conversion to bus 2940, which wasn't completed until a year after this photo was taken. New in March 1965, withdrawn September 1980.
Photo taken July 1975
179. KNO950C
Eastern National former FLF coach 2941, KNO950C
Photo taken June 1975, Basildon Depot
180. KNO951C
Eastern National CR2828, KNO951C, new two months earlier
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 1965, Colchester Bus Station
181. KNO952C
Eastern National 2829, KNO952C
Photo taken 1970, Maldon Bus Station
182. LWC660C
Former Eastern National FLF6B 2834, LWC660C, in service with Stagecoach in Perth on a rainy day in 1986.
Photo taken 1986, Perth
183. LWC660C
Former ENOC 2834 (LWC660C) was sold to W Irvine, Law, Scotland in June 1981. It passed to Wilsons of Carnwath a year later, then back to Irvine of Law in July 1983. Finally to Stagecoach in Perth in January 1984, where it served until being broken for spares in late 1988
Photo taken Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
184. LWC661C
Eastern National FLF LWC661C was new in June 1965 as 2835, and was withdrawn in 1980, passing in November of that year to Southdown Motor Services in Brighton, where it was cannibalised for spare mechanical parts. In September 1981, it was either sold or donated to Drusillas Zoo Park at Alfriston, Sussex, where it still resides as a "Zoo Lab", minus engine and other mechanicals.
Photo taken April 1998, Drusillas Zoo Park, Alfriston, near Eastbourne
185. LWC661C
Eastern National 2835, LWC661C, on the 17 to Eastwood Woodcutters.
Photo taken Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
186. LWC663C
Eastern National FLF 2837 (LWC663C) was new in August 1965, and was withdrawn in 1980, sold on through Ensign (dealer) to Fidelity Radio, London, by October 1980, then to L V Carter of Colchester in June 1983, to Green (dealer), Weymouth, by April 1984, to the "Working Together Project" in Halberton in May 1984, where it was used as the Tiverton Craft Bus.
187. LWC663C
Eastern National's Bristol FLF6G 2837, LWC663C, in an all-over advertising scheme promoting Southend District Home Heating Group central heating planning and installation service.
Photo taken Friday 3 August 1973, High Street, Southend
188. LWC663C
Eastern National's Bristol FLF6G 2837, LWC663C, in an all-over advertising scheme promoting Southend District Home Heating Group central heating planning and installation service.
Photo taken Friday 3 August 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
189. LWC665C
Another 1965 delivery, LWC665C (2839) was transferred to Eastern Counties in 1973, and then withdrawn in 1981. After a period at Norths (dealer) of Sherburn, it wound up with Argas Persicus Travel Ltd in London, later Top Deck Travel by July 1983.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 July 1996, A10 Autoroute near Tours, France
190. LWC665C
Ex-Eastern National FLF 2839, LWC665C, in service with Eastern Counties (427), later Top Deck.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1976, Regent Street, Cambridge
191. LWC666C
Eastern Counties FLF428, LWC666C, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F, new to Eastern National as 2840 in August 1965. Moved to Eastern Counties in October 1973 as part of the NBC / Scottish Bus Group swap of FLFs (to SBG) for VRs (to NBC). Five FLFs moved from EN to EC with five ex-Scottish VRs coming in the opposite direction (the swap wasn't straightforward!).
Photo taken April 1974, Castle Meadow, Norwich
192. MVX878C
This ENOC FLF made it into the fleet and elegant livery of Essex independent Hedingham & District. New in September 1965 as 2841, MVX878C was sold to Hedingham upon withdrawal from ENOC in February 1981. Hedingham operated it until the end of 1988, then sold it on to Thorne, Bromsgrove as a driver trainer.
Photo taken June 1988, North Weald
193. MVX878C
Ex-Eastern National FLF 2841, MVX878C, now with Dreadnought Coaches of Alnwick, Northumberland as their number 7, acquired for use on private hire and park & ride services.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 2007, Alnwick, Northumberland
194. MVX879C
FLF, CN2842, MVX879C, is seen here in Clacton, Jackson Road, Bus Station on lay-over having worked service 126 in.
Photo taken Late 70's, Clacton Bus Station
195. MVX881C
Another "sold on" Eastern National FLF, MVX881C former 2844 which is now a static "bustaurant" called 'Birdies Perch' situated near Point Pelee, the southernmost point in Canada.
Photo taken Saturday 29 September 2012, Point Pelee, Canada
196. MVX882C
Eastern National 2845, MVX882C, was an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F bodied Bristol FLF6B seen in Colchester Bus Station.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
197. MVX885C
Eastern National FLF, MVX885C, new as 2848 in 1965, was converted to open top and renumbered 2302 in April 1979. Here it is, just completed, emerging from Pritlewell garage and posing for the camera.
Photo taken April 1979, Prittlewell Depot, Southend
198. NTW942C
NTW942C was new to Eastern National in 1965 as 2849, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body. It lasted with ENOC until 1980.
Photo taken Canvey Island
199. NTW942C
A second view of NTW942C alongside preserved KSW VNO859
Photo taken Southend
200. NTW942C
Happily preserved by the Eastern National Preservation Group, and housed at the Castle Point Transport Museum, here is Eastern National 2849, NTW942C, at the Southend Bus Rally in June 1997
Photo taken June 1997, Southend
201. NTW942C
Eastern National NTW942C Bristol FLF with ECW bodywork new in 1965.
Photo taken June 1975, Southsea Castle
202. NTW942C
Lower deck interior of Eastern National 2849, NTW942C, a Bristol FLF with ECW bodywork, which is preserved at Castle Point Transport Museum. 2917-2931 were the only FLFs delivered with this moquette but it was retrospectively fitted to 2849 when it was a Showbus at Hadleigh in the mid 1970s (so, being pedantic, it did not have this moquette when it was originally in the Tilling livery it is preserved in).
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
203. NTW942C
Upper deck interior of 2849, NTW942C, a Bristol FLF with ECW bodywork, preserved at the Castle Point Transport Museum. This shows the blue / green vinyl seat backs which were fitted to most bus FLFs - the earliest ones (those with black window rubbers) had green rexine seat backs and the last ones (2917-2931) had cream with "autumn leaves" pattern.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
204. NTW943C
Eastern National open top FLF 2303, NTW943C, on the 67 at Chalkwell Shelter.
Photo taken Chalkwell Shelter, Southend
205. FGM309D
Central SMT BL309, FGM309D, awaiting departure from Killermont Street. Central used the two right hand bays whilst Midland occupied bays 5, 6 and 7. By 1974, the size of buses had outgrown the cramped area. In time honoured fashion, the conductor, changing the screens is wearing his cash bag and ticket machine well below the belt!
Photo taken Saturday 25 May 1974, Killermont Street/Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
206. FHW157D
Bristol FLF6G FHW157D, new 1967 to Bristol OC.
Photo taken February 1982, in the yard of Motts Travel near Aylesbury
207. FNN161D
Mansfield District 689, FNN161D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken 1972, Meden Square, Pleasley, near Mansfield
208. GAE881D
Bristol Omnibus Bristol FLF6G C7260, GAE881D, a 1966 Bristol FLF6G is seen in Versailles when working for Top Deck Travel.
Photo taken Thursday 20 October 1983, Versailles, France
209. GAE882D
West Riding 447, GAE882D, a 1966 Bristol FLF6G with an ECW H38/32F body, new to Bristol Omnibus Co as C7261. It was transferred to West Riding as a Wulfrunian replacement and was pictured in Wakefield Bus Station before renumbering as 539 in 1971.
Photo taken 1970, Wakefield Bus Station
210. GAE884D
West Riding 540, GAE884D, a 1966 Bristol Lodekka FLF6G stands in Wakefield bus station. New to Bristol Omnibus as their C7623, the Lodekka was originally 448 in the West Riding fleet being renumbered 540 in 1971 the year after it was acquired.
Photo taken Thursday 19 June 1975, Wakefield Bus Station
211. GLJ748D
Preserved Hants and Dorset FLF 1540, GLJ748D, new in June 1966.
Photo taken Friday 1 January 2010, Winchester Bus Station
212. GPW442D
Lesney Toys factory staff bus GPW442D, a Bristol FLF/ECW, formerly Eastern Counties FLF442 (a pretty logical fleetnumber!), taken on the roundabout outside the Anne Boleyn pub between Rochford and Southend Airport.
Photo taken September 1986, Southend Road/Sutton Road, Southend
213. GPW442D
Eastern Counties FLF442, GPW442D, a 1966 Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with ECW body.
Photo taken 1980, Peterborough
214. GSG208D
Former Eastern Scottish AA208, GSG208D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with ECW H44/32F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken 1982, Lower North Royd Farm, Green Lane, Shibden, nr. Halifax
215. GSG215D
Eastern Scottish AA215G, GSG215D, was a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H44/32F bodywork new in October 1966. It was one of a batch of 25 longer FLFs with forward-ascending staircases which were delivered to Eastern Scottish during October and November of 1966. The whole batch were withdrawn between November 1980 and December 1981 with AA215G going in September 1981.
Photo taken mid 1970s, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
216. HAE275D
West Riding 541, HAE275D, was ex Bristol Omnibus C7266, an FLF6G of 1966. It soon moved to Yorkshire to become one of the many Lodekkas brought in to replace the Wulfrunians.
Photo taken circa 1975, Wakefield Bus Station
217. HHY181D
Lincolnshire 2714, HHY181D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, originally Bristol Omnibus C7278.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1980, Scunthorpe Bus Station
218. HHY186D
Preserved Bristol C7283, HHY186D, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, new in November 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 16 June 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
219. HPW448D
Eastern Counties FLF448, HPW448D, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork new in 1966.
Photo taken 1966, somewhere on the outskirts of Norwich
220. HPW450D
Originally using a fleet of ex London RTs, the Lesney Toys staff bus operations moved onto ex-Eastern Counties FLFs like HPW450D (the former FLF450), seen here passing Benfleet station en route to the Rochford factory.
Photo taken Tuesday 30 July 1985, Benfleet
221. JAE630D
West Riding 546, JAE630D, a 1966 Bristol FLF6G, one of a number that came from Bristol to replace Guy Wulfrunians. When first delivered they ran in Tilling green as seen here - later they were painted NBC red.
Photo taken 1970, Leeds Central Bus Station
222. JAE631D
West Riding Bristol FLF6G / ECW 547, JAE631D. Formerly Bristol Omnibus Co. C7291 and transferred as part of a batch to West Riding in 1969/70 (initially as no 455) to replace Guy Wulfrunians.
Photo taken August 1976, Wakefield Bus Station
223. JAE631D
Already illustrated in NBC red, West Riding 547, JAE631D, Bristol Lodekka at Leeds Bus station four years earlier. Was this bus in "Tilling Green" at this point or did West Riding repaint it? Captain Birdseye has abandoned his fish fingers for a trip to the seaside!
Photo taken Friday 14 July 1972, Leeds Central Bus Station
224. JAH553D
Stagecoach Bristol Lodekka JAH553D, new to Eastern Counties in July 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2005, Marine Parade, Worthing
225. JAH553D
Unveiled in its original livery at the Centenary of the Wellingborough Omnibus Company, held in the town on 16th/17th March 2013 to commemorate 100 years of buses in Northamptonshire, Stagecoach United Counties 19953, JAH553D, is the former Eastern Counties FLF453, a 1966 Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork (with thanks to driver David Pike for his assistance).
Photo taken Sunday 17 March 2013, London Road, Wellingborough
226. JAH553D
A rear view of former Eastern Counties FLF453, JAH553D, unveiled in its original livery at the Centenary of the Wellingborough Omnibus Company. Note the cascading water from the rainwater gutter!
Photo taken Sunday 17 March 2013, London Road, Wellingborough
227. JNU989D
United AS 106, JNU989D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1966 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken early 1980s, Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough
228. JPM81D
Brighton, Hove & District no. 81, JPM81D, a 1966 Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with E.C.W. bodywork, parked in Old Steine, Brighton, 7 May 1967, when only one year old.
Photo taken Sunday 7 May 1967, Old Steine, Brighton
229. JPW454D
Another ex Eastern Counties bus in the Lesney fleet was the former FLF454, JPW454D, another 1966 built bus.
Photo taken September 1986, Southend Road/Sutton Road, Southend
230. JPW458D
Eastern Counties FLF 458, JPW458D, Bristol FLF / ECW carrying an all over advert for London & Manchester.
Photo taken March 1973, Eastern Counties Garage, Turret Lane, Ipswich
231. KAH464D
Eastern Counties FLF464, KAH464D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1966 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1982, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
232. KAH464D
Eastern Counties 464, KAH464D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body.
Photo taken Friday 1 July 1983, Cambridge
233. KAH468D
Eastern Counties Bristol fleet no FLF468, KAH468D, an FLF6G new in 1966
Photo taken 1981, Peterborough Bus Station
234. KHN715D
United AS 515, KHN715D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1966 with ECW H32/28F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1972, Middlesbrough Bus Station
235. KHN716D
United AS 516, KHN716D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1966 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Redcar
236. KNG471D
A third Lesney ex-Eastern Counties FLF to pass the photographer outside the Anne Boleyn pub was KNG471D, which you will by now have guessed was the former ECOC FLF471.
Photo taken September 1986, Southend Road/Sutton Road, Southend
237. KPW472D
An Eastern Counties Lodekka in Norwich looks like KPW472D which was fleet number FLF472, an FLF6G from 1966.
Photo taken June 1968, Norwich
238. KPW475D
Eastern Counties Bristol FLF 475, KPW475D an FLF6G new in 1966 and withdrawn later in 1982.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 January 1982, Norwich
239. MHN223E
United AS 523, MHN223E, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1966 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Stokesley Depot
240. OPU822D
Seen at a Southend Bus Rally in the early 1980s is OPU822D, former Eastern National 2857. New to ENOC in February 1966, OPU was withdrawn in 1980, then in February 1981 was sold on to Hedingham and District whose livery it wears in this shot. In June 1988, the bus was sold to well-known Swiss operator Londag near Zurich.
Photo taken Southend
241. OPU825D
Eastern National SD2856, OPU825D, a Bristol FLF with ECW H38/32F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Victoria Avenue, Southend
242. OVX297D
This is former ENOC 2853, OVX297D, owned by Mart Leek of Monnickendam, Holland ex Top Deck (he bought 7 although 2 are stuck elsewhere; this is the only one that is ex-ENOC).
Photo taken Thursday 24 October 2002, Holland
243. RHK346D
No, Paul couldn't believe it either! A chance encounter en route to an early morning meeting in London (and with his camera on board too), found him taking this shot near Kings Cross early on the morning of January 23rd, 1992. RHK346D, former 2861, became ENOC driver trainer 9010 in 1979, was withdrawn in 1981, and passed to Gwent Community Services apparently converted to a mobile toilet.
Photo taken Thursday 23 January 1992, near London Kings Cross
244. RHK346D
Former Eastern National FLF6B 2861, RHK346D, new in 1966. It lasted with Eastern National until 1979.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 October 2010, A military storage yard, Wiltshire
245. RHK348D
Eastern National Bristol FLF6B open top 2301, RHK348D, new in 1966 and withdrawn in 1981, seen here in it's final summer.
Photo taken August 1981, Clacton
246. RHK348D
Eastern National FLF open-topper 2301, RHK348D.
Photo taken 1981, Clacton Bus Station
247. RHK348D
Eastern National open top FLF 2301, RHK348D, was for a time used as a show bus by Hadleigh depot. Seen here at a rally at Maidstone.
Photo taken Maidstone
248. RVW390D
FLF, CN2864, RVW390D is seen in Clacton, Jackson Road, Bus Station during the late 1970's operating service 113 to Burrsville.
Photo taken Late 70's, Clacton Bus Station
249. RVW392D
Caught in Basildon Bus Station, sometime early in 1971, is Eastern National RVW392D (2866) operating the 400 service to London Kings Cross
Photo taken early 1971, Basildon Bus Station
250. RVW393D
RVW393D is one of two former ENOC FLFs in use as mobile homes in Aberdeenshire. The current owner acquired both from Northern Scottish many years ago, but although converted to semi open top mobile homes they remain in active use and in good condition. As you can see, they are kept in premises that many an operator would die for! The additional pipework on the front is apparently to aid cooling!
Photo taken 2001
251. RWC943D
Believed to be former ENOC FLF RWC943D, the second of two former ENOC FLFs in use as mobile homes in Aberdeenshire.
Photo taken 2001
252. STW763D
Seen parked in the yard of Top Deck's farm in Woking during the Summer of 1995 is STW763D, former 2875, which joined the Top Deck fleet as "Rush" late in 1982. The FLF on the right, whose rear bay is just visible, is former ENOC 2913 (WWC743F).
Photo taken Summer 1995, Woking
253. STW763D
Ugly as the back-end of a bus? Actually, I always thought the rear of an FLF to be quite handsome - more so when the rear upturned 'T' destination blinds were fitted. This view from April 1996, outside the Top Deck workshop in Chelsea sees former 2913, WWC743F, alongside former 2875, STW763D, being prepared for the summer season of trips and tours.
Photo taken April 1996, Chelsea
254. STW763D
STW763D 'Rush' operated by Top deck travel, pictured here in the car park of Neuschwanstein Castle during a relaxing break from the passengers! An enjoyable bus to drive.
Photo taken July 1990, Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
255. STW765D
Seen "in store" in Chelsea in 1996, is Eastern National FLF STW765D - former 2877, withdrawn in June 1982, and via Norths (dealer), passing to Top Deck Travel as "Stew" by the end of 1982.
Photo taken Friday 19 April 1996, Chelsea
256. STW765D
Top Deck Travel STW765D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1966 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken March 1983, Princes Street, Edinburgh
257. SVX277D
SVX277D was one of the 1966 Eastern National FLFs that made the long trek North of the Border in exchange for a Bristol VR in September 1971. Between then and 1980, SVX served with W Alexander & Sons (Midland) Ltd, before being sold on to dealer Martins of Middlewich, then to Castrol Oils, Ellesmere Port, where it resided for many years.
258. SVX278D
New in 1966, FLF6G 2879, SVX278D, was swapped in October 1971 to W Alexander & Sons (Midland), in Falkirk Scotland, as part of the well documented exchange for VRTs. Midland operated it until 1980, and then sold it on to a Scout Group in Aberdeen.
Photo taken August 1983, Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
259. SVX279D
Alexander Midland MRD206, SVX279D, ex Eastern National 2880 at Larbert Garage in October 1978 repainted in the last Alexander Midland livery with a revamped fleetname. The depot code under the fleet number (Kh) is for Kirkintilloch Garage. The offside traffic indicator has yet to be refitted. The previous fleetname style is still applied under the radiator!
Photo taken Sunday 7 May 1978, Larbert Garage
260. AEV812F
One of the last batch of Eastern National FLFs overtaking one of the first batch! SD2918, AEV812F, passing one of the nn TVX batch. Some of the evolvement of the FLF body can be seen in this photo, the most noticeable being that the newer FLF has only one cream band, has cream rather than black window rubbers and is longer (with longer rear side windows).
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1971, Southend
261. AVW396F
Eastern National's FLF6G AVW396F, fleet no. SD2927, leaving Southend at the start of a service 2 run to Grays. The overall advertising scheme is promoting the then new Tesco supermarket at Pitsea.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 September 1978, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
262. AVW401F
Eastern National FLF 2942, AVW401F, converted for OMO operation in January 1974 at ENOC Central Works, featuring a rebuilt staircase with a door into the back of the cab off the lower landing of the revised staircase.
Photo taken Sunday 25 April 1976, Clacton Depot
263. AVW403F
Later on the final day of FLF operation at Hadleigh, more “last day” notices were added either side of the destination, claiming 2944, AVW403F, was “The Last Half Cab Bus in Southend” (forgive Richard for distorting history!! – but who would have expected RMs to appear in the town 10 years later?). The shot was taken just into August 2nd, 1981 as 2944 ran into Hadleigh for the final time.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1981, Hadleigh
264. AVW403F
The very next day after Southend Transport’s last PD3 made its final run, Hadleigh allocated 2944, AVW403F, was used on all day service as a similar farewell operation, again complete with Richard Delahoy-produced headboard which included an EN fleetname once on the side of a coach FLF.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1981, East Beach, Shoeburyness
265. GDL771E
Ryde Bus Station overbridge was an excellent place for recording both buses and trains if you were lucky. Ex LT tube stock (038?) was in the right place to appear alongside GDL771E, Southern Vectis FLF6G number 616.
Photo taken Wednesday 8 September 1976, Ryde Bus Station
266. HGM346E
Representing some of the preserved vehicles operating on the "Running Day " as part of Glasgow's West End festival, two Central SMT buses B87 (TVS367 originally GM9287) a 1958 Bristol LD6G and BL346 (HGM346E), a 1967 FLF6G, rest between duties near the Riverside Museum. Both vehicles are part of the G.V.V.T. collection
Photo taken 28 Jun 2015, Riverside Museum Car Park, Glasgow
267. HGM349E
Central SMT BL349, HGM349E, a Bristol FLF6G built in 1967 with ECW H44/34F bodywork. Looking more like an entrant to a bus rally than a service vehicle, taken departing Buchanan Street bus station.
Photo taken July 1977, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
268. HXA400E
Seen having received Eastern Scottish green colours is former Central SMT Bristol FSF ECW H60F B130, DGM430, renumbered as Eastern Scottish AA430A. Seen inside the New Street depot, Edinburgh. The depth of the vehicle shortage affecting Eastern Scottish at the time is emphasised by the vehicles flanking it. Edinburgh Corportion 658, ASC658B, an Alexander bodied Leyland PD3 is on the left whilst on the right is Fife Scottish FRD200, HXA400E, a 1967 Bristol FLF.
Photo taken Thursday 11 August 1977, Eastern Scottish Depot, New Street, Edinburgh
269. HXA402E
The final batch of 18 Lodekkas (FRD200-FRD217) purchased by Alexander's (Fife) were FLF6Gs built to the extended 31'6" length; they were also the last Lodekkas for any of the Scottish Bus Group companies. FRD202, HXA402E, was a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H44/32F bodywork which was new in May 1967.
Photo taken 1968, Dunfermline Depot
270. HXA411E
Alexander (Fife) FRD211, HXA411E, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1967 with ECW H44/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Kirkcaldy Esplanade Bus Station
271. JMR818F
JMR818F 'Leylandi' & AUO519B 'Pig Pen' parked at Dover awaiting the ferry to Calais. Both operated at the time by Top Deck Travel.
Photo taken September 1990, Dover
272. KPM84E
Southdown (ex BH&D) Bristol Lodekka FLF/E.C.W. 2084, KPM84E, in Brighton, February 1977, in full N.B.C. livery with later style double N logo. This vehicle was withdrawn and sold 11 months later.
Photo taken February 1977, Western Road, Brighton
273. KPW485E
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Baxter's of Airdrie, AA984V, KPW485E, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built 1967 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Falkirk Bus Station
274. KRU224F
Hants & Dorset 1557, KRU224F, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, new in 1967, withdrawn in 1980.
Photo taken Monday 4 May 2015, FOKAB Running Day Winchester
275. KVF478E
When the exchange of S B G Bristol VRs for Lodekkas took place, for a short time, the English exchanged buses were operated in their original liveries. While this was barely noticeable with Western SMT, AA977 (KVF478E) from Eastern Counties was used in Edinburgh amongst Eastern Scottish green stablemates. Apart from the Eastern Scottish fleet number, livery changes have yet to be made.
Photo taken April 1973, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
276. LEL652F
Hants and Dorset took delivery of this Bristol FLF6B in November 1967 when it was numbered 1568 it later became 1265, LEL652F. It was sold into preservation in the 1980s.
Photo taken 1994, Harrogate
277. LLJ443F
Preserved Hants & Dorset FLF 1577, LLJ443F, new in December 1967
Photo taken Sunday 2 January 2011, Winchester Bus Station
278. MAH492E
Eastern Counties FLF492, MAH492E, Bristol FLF6G / ECW H38/32F, new in June 1967, repainted to poppy red although destined for Central SMT later that year. Behind is an early Leyland National.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Castle Meadow, Norwich
279. MHN434E
United AS 534, MHN434E, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1967 with ECW H38/32F bodywork. Pretending to be a chameleon and go unnoticed, this seemed to satisfy the clippie as her Barratt built bus.
Photo taken August 1974, Redcar Bus Station
280. NHN544E
United L244, NHN544E, was brand new when snapped in Dean Road, Scarborough. Recent posts have speculated on the purpose of the rear "flaps " on these particular ECW bodies and on this journey, they are opened, for extra ventilation?? L244 is also sporting rear wheel discs, but I can't recall if others had those. Something too, for the car and pub spotters!
Photo taken June 1967, Sun Inn, Dean Road, Scarborough
281. PBL57F
Western SMT acquired this 1968 Bristol Lodekka from Thames Valley as part of the NBC-SBG VR-FLF swap in the early 1970s. It was originally D57, PBL57F, in the Thames Valley fleet and became B2432 with Western.
Photo taken July 1989, Whitesands, Dumfries
282. SFM250F
Crosville DFG250, SFM250F, a 1967 Bristol FLF6G/ECW H38/32F, one of the FLFs originally based in the Merseyside area which ended their days in North Wales on special duties.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1982, Barmouth
283. SFM250F
Crosville DFG250, SFM250F, a 1967 Bristol FLF6G/ECW H38/32F.
Photo taken Saturday 21 August 1982, Barmouth
284. SFM253F
Crosville DFG253, SFM253F a 1967 Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body
Photo taken Saturday 14 May 1977, Manchester Piccadilly
285. SFM254F
Crosville DFG254, SFM254F a 1967 Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1979, Pantymwyn, Flintshire
286. TRB576F
West Yorkshire Road Car Company 748, TRB576F, hurtles down Leeds Road, Rawdon on the 733 service towards Leeds. The vehicle, a Bristol FLF with ECW bodywork was hired in from Trent to cover a shortage of buses for a period during 1979.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1979, Leeds Road, Rawdon, Leeds
287. UEV219E
This is a former Eastern National FLF despite its triangular Scottish destination display. This bus was new as 2881, UEV219E, and was part of the FLF/VRT swop which occurred in 1971 when it became MRD207 with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 2000, Quebec, Canada
288. UEV219E
Second view of former Eastern National FLF UEV219E, new as 2881 and was part of the FLF/VRT swop which occurred in 1971 when it became MRD 207 with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 2000, Quebec, Canada
289. UEV220E
Eastern National 2882, UEV220E, one of the three "E" registered ENOC FLFs in Colchester, just before it was sent to Scotland in October 1971
Photo taken October 1971, Colchester Bus Station
290. WNO973F
Do not adjust your set! Here is WNO973F (former 2885) in April 1987 at the Spitalfields depot of Stagecoach. This bus was new in September 1967, and after withdrawal in 1981 passed through APT (dealer), Bracebridge Heath to Ensign (dealer), Purfleet in January 1982, then to W Irvine of Law in February 1982, to Stagecoach, Perth, in January 1984, and was full broken up by Stagecoach by June 1988.
Photo taken Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
291. WNO973F
Eastern National BD2885, WNO973F, Bristol FLF / ECW H40/30F. New September 1967, withdrawn January 1982.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Seaway, Southend
292. WNO974F
By the time this picture was taken in August 1990, WNO974F, formerly Eastern National 2886 was nearing the end of its days.
Photo taken August 1990, London Road, Great Notley, Braintree
293. WNO974F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2886, WNO974F
Photo taken April 1969, Basildon Bus Depot
294. WNO974F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2886, WNO974F, new in 1967.
Photo taken July 1978, by the Stone Bridge, Chelmsford
295. WNO975F
Rear view of Eastern National FLF6LX 2887, WNO975F
Photo taken May 1970, Basildon Bus Station
296. WNO975F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2887, WNO975F, complete with a boiling over radiator
Photo taken Brentwood
297. WNO976F
WNO976F (former Eastern National 2888) is seen here with Pennine Pizza who had several FLFs. They acquired it from Norths (dealer), Sherburn, in April 1983
298. WNO976F
Eastern National SD2888, WNO976F, a semi-automatic FLF6LX
Photo taken June 1975, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend
299. WNO980F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2892, WNO980F, seen here in intermediate livery (NBC green/white, but with yellow ENOC fleetname on the front cowl)
Photo taken August 1974, Basildon Bus Station
300. WNO980F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2892, WNO980F, still carrying its inverted T rear blind
Photo taken 1970s, Chelmsford Bus Station
301. WNO982F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2894, WNO982F
Photo taken August 1980, Basildon Bus Station
302. WNO984F
Eastern National WNO984F (2896) also found its way to Stagecoach, Perth, in April 1982, direct from Ensign (dealer), Purfleet. Scrapped by Jones, Carlton, by October 1984, it is seen here in the Stagecoach yard in Perth, obviously near the end of its days, and alongside former 2789 (SVX278D).
Photo taken Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
303. WVX525F
Eastern National WVX525F (2898) was the first of the FLF6LXs to be converted for One Man Operation following an accident in September 1972. In the process it lost its Cave Brown Cave heating system. It was sold to W H Fowler & Sons of Holbeach Drove in December 1982, and then to Joe Sykes in Carlton.
304. WVX525F
Eastern National SD2898, WVX525F, a semi-automatic FLF6LX, working a rare 400 service from Basildon Bus Station.
Photo taken 1974, Basildon Bus Station
305. WVX525F
This view of Southend Seaway terminus dates from 1968, and shows two Eastern National FLF6LX buses - WVX525F and WWC741F- about to depart on 251 and 151 respectively.
Photo taken 1968, Southend Seaway
306. WVX526F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2899, WVX526F, is awaiting attention after an accident in this view taken sometime in 1969.
Photo taken 1969
307. WVX527F
The first shot of many, featuring the ENOC FLFs that served long and hard in the fleet on 'Top Deck Travel'. ENOC 2900, WVX527F, another of the 1967 31ft Semi autos, was withdrawn by ENOC in 1981, and by 1983 had arrived in the Top Deck fleet where it was named 'Da Bus'.
Photo taken Friday 19 April 1996, outside Top Deck's short lived depot, London Chelsea
308. WVX527F
Seen at Peter van der Merwe's in Dordrecht, Holland, this was Eastern National FLF6LX 2900, WVX527F, later 'Da Bus' of Top Deck Travel. It has been substantially rebuilt but retains the semi-auto gearbox and the forward-ascending staircase. The CBC heating has been removed.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 October 2002, Dordrecht, Holland
309. WVX527F
Eastern National HH2900, WVX527F, a semi-automatic Bristol FLF6LX
Photo taken June 1975, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
310. WVX528F
Former Eastern National WVX528F (2901) is seen here in September 1987 in the Stagecoach "graveyard" in Perth - it came to Stagecoach in May 1983, via North (dealer) , Sherburn, in June 1982, then Rapsons of Brora Brora. By September 1988, WVX was broken up completely.
Photo taken September 1987, Stagecoach "Graveyard", Spittalfield, Perth
311. WVX528F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2901, WVX528F
Photo taken June 1976, Basildon Bus Depot
312. WVX529F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2902, WVX529F
Photo taken August 1974, Basildon Bus Station
313. WVX530F
Seen in the yard of Ensign Bus in 1988, former Eastern National 2903, WVX530F, was sold on to Norths (dealer) in 1981, then quickly to Ensign and to Bus Fare Ltd, Albury, as a mobile hospitality unit
Photo taken 1988, Ensign Bus yard
314. WVX530F
Another shot of the former Eastern National 2903 - WVX530F, snapped by Maurice Bateman in a street in Twickenham in May 1991. All ICI decals removed, this was the last sight of the bus on public roads - less than a year later it was locked up in a scrapyard near Slough, where it has stayed ever since.
Photo taken May 1991, London Twickenham
315. WVX531F
This sad sight of former 2904, WVX531F, at Norths (dealer) in Sherburn near Leeds is particularly pointed as this was never supposed to happen. WVX was sold on to Norths from ENOC in June 1982, and saw service with the nearby Knottingley Emblems Jazz Band. A frequent visitor to Norths, this bus was wrongly diagnosed as having a cracked engine block in late 1990, so the Emblems got a new bus, and WVX was put out to pasture - but the inevitable happened.
Photo taken September 1991, Norths (dealer), Sherburn near Leeds
316. WVX532F
Many ex-ENOC FLFs were sold on through dealers to the young Stagecoach company in Perth in 1982/3. Former 2905, WVX532F, was one that lasted longer than most. Paul even contemplated buying this bus from Stagecoach when he was looking for parts for AVX975G, but the price strangely increased between phone calls by £2000, and so WVX stayed in Perth. Seen here in November 1988, breaking up on site for spares was well underway.
Photo taken November 1998, Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
317. WVX532F
This unusual shot dates from January 1984, and is taken in the Spitalfield yard of Stagecoach. Three former Eastern National FLF6LXs can be seen in this view - on the extreme left, a glimpse of AEV820F in Stagecoach livery. In the middle is WVX532F, still in ENOC/NBC green and white livery. Nearest to the camera are the remains of AEV812F (ex-2918), which was sadly destroyed by fire late in 1983
Photo taken January 1984, Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
318. WVX533F
Four ex Eastern National FLF6LXs 2892, 2901, 2904 and 2906 new in 1967 and 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 26 June 1982
319. WWC742F
WWC742F was a 1967 semi-Automatic FLF6LX numbered 2912 in the ENOC Fleet, and was withdrawn in June 1982, passing to Norths (dealer) of Sherburn. By August 1982, it had joined the fleet of Scottish independent Wilson's Supreme Travel of Carnwath. During its time with Wilson's, WWC lost its front upper deck opening windows, and several hoppers and sliders on each side. Not exactly sure when, but this bus passed through London Bus Export Company and was exported to the US.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 September 1991, Farmington, New York, USA
320. WWC742F
Wilson of Carnwath, WWC742F, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6LX built in 1967 with ECW H40/30F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1985, Carnwath
321. WWC742F
Second shot of Eastern National FLF WG2912, WWC742F in 1981
Photo taken May 1981, London Wood Green Depot
322. WWC742F
Eastern National FLF WG2912, WWC742F at Wood Green in 1981, not that long before closure.
Photo taken May 1981, London Wood Green Depot
323. WWC743F
Ugly as the back-end of a bus? Actually, I always thought the rear of an FLF to be quite handsome - more so when the rear upturned 'T' destination blinds were fitted. This view from April 1996, outside the Top Deck workshop in Chelsea sees former 2913, WWC743F, alongside former 2875, STW763D, being prepared for the summer season of trips and tours.
Photo taken April 1996, Chelsea
324. AEV812F
This unusual shot dates from January 1984, and is taken in the Spitalfield yard of Stagecoach. Three former Eastern National FLF6LXs can be seen in this view - on the extreme left, a glimpse of AEV820F in Stagecoach livery. In the middle is WVX532F, still in ENOC/NBC green and white livery. Nearest to the camera are the remains of AEV812F (ex-2918), which was sadly destroyed by fire late in 1983
Photo taken January 1984, Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
325. AEV813F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2919, AEV813F. This bus was destroyed by fire in Prittlewell depot in 1981.
Photo taken August 1968, leaving Basildon Bus Station
326. AEV814F
One of the May 1968 semi-automatic FLF6LX deliveries, this bus (2920, AEV814F) served with Eastern National until 1981, and was sold on to Norths (dealer) of Sherburn, then to Gwyneth M Hancock, Greetland, who had fitted the bus out as "Changes Boutique" by June 1983. By May 1985, however, 2920 had been sold on again to John Waddingtons of Leeds, who used the bus as a mobile showroom for their board games.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 May 1995, Antwerp, Belgium
327. AEV814F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2920, AEV814F.
Photo taken Early 1970s, Basildon Bus Station
328. AEV816F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2922, AEV816F
Photo taken May 1977, Basildon Bus Station
329. AEV816F
Eastern National BN2922, AEV816F, Bristol FLF / ECW H40/30F, new May 1968, sold June 1982.
Photo taken Saturday 20 January 1973, St. Edwards Way, Romford
330. AEV817F
Eastern National SD2923, AEV817F, Bristol FLF / ECW. New May 1968, withdrawn June 1982.
Photo taken Saturday 20 January 1973, St. Edwards Way, Romford
331. AEV817F
Eastern National FLF6LX SD2923, AEV817F, seen at Tottenham Hale one way system on its way to Wood Green.
Photo taken May 1981, London Tottenham Hale
332. AEV818F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2924, AEV818F
Photo taken June 1970, Basildon Depot
333. AEV820F
In April 1982, Stagecoach of Perth acquired former Eastern National 2926, FLF6LX AEV820F. This shot shows it in full Stagecoach livery at their Perth yard. It was withdrawn with accident damage in January 1985 and presumably scrapped on site along with so many other of their ex-ENOC FLFs.
Photo taken Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
334. AVW396F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2927, AVW396F
Photo taken March 1977, Basildon Depot
335. AVW396F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2927, AVW396F, in Tesco red livery. This was one of the ENOC FLFs converted for OMO use
Photo taken August 1979, Basildon Depot
336. AVW397F
Second shot of former ENOC FLF 2928, AVW397F, which was exported to Hong Kong in May 1981.
Photo taken Hong Kong
337. AVW397F
This yellow open topper is no less than former Eastern National 2928, AVW397F. This bus was one of the ENOC FLFs converted for OMO operation, but in April 1979 was loaned to United Counties, then in June 1979 to Alder Valley, before returning to ENOC in November 1979. Never reinstated, 2928 was sold to Ensign (dealer) in December 1980, and exported to Hong Kong in May 1981. It joined the Citybus fleet with number B21, and was converted to open top by January 1985.
Photo taken Friday 15 November 1985, Citybus yard in Tsuen Wan MTR Station, Hong Kong
338. AVW397F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2928, AVW397F
Photo taken early 1972, emerging from EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
339. AVW397F
Eastern National MN2928, AVW397F, a Bristol FLF6LX / ECW, new as H40/30F in July 1968. Converted to OMO by Marshall, Cambridge May 1973 and further rebuilt (with staircase reversal) to H37/30F by Eastern National in July 1974.
Photo taken Summer 1978, Maldon Depot
340. AVW398F
AVW398F was new to Eastern National in July 1968 as 2929. In 1973, it was one of the FLFs converted by ENOC for one man operation, but saw little service in that guise. By December 1982, it had been sold on through dealer Norths of Sherburn to independent Fowler's of Holbeach Drove. It was withdrawn in July 1988, and sold to dealer Joe Sykes of Carlton by January 1989.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 May 1997, Venlo, Netherlands
341. AVW398F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2929, AVW398F, seen just after conversion to OMO.
Photo taken Summer 1973, Basildon Bus Station
342. AVW398F
Former Eastern National FLF 2929, AVW398F with W H Fowler & Sons, taken on an EBEG visit
Photo taken March 1986, Holbeach Drove, near Crowland
343. AVW399F
Second view of Eastern National SD2930, AVW399F, an FLF6LX Semi Automatic.
Photo taken 1971/2, London Wood Green Depot
344. AVW399F
AVW399F was delivered to ENOC in July 1968 as 2930. When withdrawn in 1981, it was sold on to Norths, Sherburn, then by October 1983 had passed to Horsell Graphics, Leeds, as a mobile exhibition unit, and toured Europe. By April 1985, it was back at Norths, and was sold in 1986 to Moodies Exhibition Services in Petersfield, with whom it served under various liveries, including Hamlyn Books, the "Bugs Bunny Road Show", Rabbit Phones, Lorius/Seiko watches and Enza New Zealand Apples.
Photo taken December 1992, Croydon
345. AVW399F
Another shot of former Eastern National FLF 2930, AVW399F, in New Zealand apples livery, which it wore after the Rabbit phones livery.
346. AVW399F
Eastern National BN2930, AVW399F, an FLF6LX Semi Automatic. This FLF had the dubious honour of starring in many episodes of 'On The Buses'.
Photo taken November 1968, Basildon Depot
347. AVW401F
Eastern National 2942, AVW401F, a former FLF6LX Coach (2610), seen here after conversion to bus specification.
Photo taken June 1976, Colchester Bus Depot
348. AVW401F
Eastern National FLF6LX AVW401F, originally 2610/2942, seen here in driver training livery, renumbered 9006
Photo taken June 1979, Basildon Depot
349. AVW402F
AVW402F was new as Eastern National coach 2611, then became bus 2943 before being withdrawn in 1981. Rebuilt as "The Golden Arrow" hospitality unit by Eastern National Engineering in Chelmsford, it was sold on to Arrow Exhibition Services in Maidstone in December 1981.
350. AVW403F
Originally Eastern National FLF coach 2612, then bus 2944, AVW403F was sold on to Essex County Council in Chelmsford in December 1981, and was then converted to a mobile youth centre for use on the Dengie Peninsula in Essex. Between 1983 and 1988 the bus was driven by volunteers through the lanes of Bradwell, Southminster, St Lawrence and other small villages as The Dengie Jubilee Bus Association.
Photo taken January 1990, Purfleet
351. AVW403F
Eastern National BN2612, AVW403F, one of the beautiful FLF6LX Semi Auto Coaches
Photo taken August 1968, Basildon Depot
352. AVW403F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2612, AVW403F, in dual purpose livery
Photo taken February 1972, Basildon Depot
353. AVX973G
This great shot of AVX973G, former Eastern National 2931, was taken by Andy Meadows, and shows this bus after sale to V D H and G W Coleman (L Coleman & Sons) of Leverington. The bus had passed from ENOC to North (dealer) in June 1982 , then to Colemans in September 1982.
Photo taken 1983
354. AVX973G
Eastern National FLF6LX BN2931, AVX973G, with ECW H40/30F body, the last bus-bodied FLF into the ENOC fleet in 1968. It was withdrawn in 1981.
Photo taken October 1971, Mercury Gardens/St. Edwards Way, Romford
355. AVX974G
Eastern National FLF6LX 2945, AVX974G, new as double-deck coach 2613
Photo taken August 1975, Basildon Bus Station
356. AVX975G
Paul Harrison's personal favourite - mainly because he's owned it since 1988! AVX975G was new to ENOC as coach 2614 in August 1968. One of only 5 FLFs to get a "G" registration, the last Lodekka chassis numerically, ENOC's last new half-cab bus, and one of only 5 31ft, semi automatic Coaches were the attributes that led him to rescue AVX from Ensign (dealer) as it was due to be exported to Australia. AVX was converted to bus specification in 1975, and passed in 1982 to an Eastern National Preservation Group member who had sold it on to Ensign by 1985, where it lay until the successful rescue bid in 1988.
Photo taken 1998, Faversham
357. AVX975G
Eastern National FLF6LX Coach 2614, AVX975G - the 'official' ENOC shot taken when new outside Prittlewell Garage.
Photo taken 1968, Prittlewell Depot, Southend
358. AVX975G
Photographed at the launch preview of Paul Harrison's former Eastern National FLF AVX975G, after a restoration project lasting almost 16 years, newly restored both inside and out to its original coach condition. AVX was new to ENOC as coach 2614 in August 1968, the last Lodekka chassis numerically, ENOC's last new half-cab bus, and one of only five 31ft, semi automatic Coaches.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 2009, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
359. AVX975G
Newly restored Eastern National FLF Coach, 2614, AVX975G, en route for a return to Victoria Coach Station
Photo taken Saturday 26 September 2009, Basildon Bus Station
360. RHN946F
Central Scottish BE375, RHN946F, a Bristol FLF6G built in 1968 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow
361. SFM259
Crosville DFG259, SFM259F, a 1968 Bristol FLF6G/ECW H38/32F. One of the duties the FLFs were used on when transferred to North Wales was an extensive series of school services from Bangor.
Photo taken Monday 30 June 1980, Llanfairfechan
362. SHN253F
United AS 553, SHN253F, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1968 with Eastern Coach Works H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Redcar High Street (almost opposite the bus station)
363. SHN256F
United 556, SHN256F, a 1968 Bristol FLF6LX is shown climbing out of Whitley Bay and about to cross the North Tyneside Loop Line, between Monkseaton and Whitley Bay railway stations.
Photo taken 1972, Whitley Bay
364. THN262F
For all rear view fans, United fans and Bristol fans, here is ex United L262, THN262F, still in Tilling red/cream but with Western fleetnames and adverts standing at Anderston Bus Station, Glasgow in March 1973. The conductor has obviously realised there is such a thing as a rear number screen, and has correctly displayed it for the service to Eaglesham. Comparing the reds, there doesn't seem to be much difference in this slide anyway between Western and United.
Photo taken March 1973, Anderston Bus Station, Glasgow
365. TRB576F
Former Midland General 309, TRB576F, is a Bristol FLF6G with an ECW H38/32F body, dating from 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 27 August 1995, Kilnsey Show, near Skipton
366. TRB576F
One time Midland General semi-automatic Bristol FLF 309, TRB576F, spent over 30 years as a mobile pizza parlour in the north of England before moving across the water to Dublin in 2014. Now owned by Bryce Odgers and trading as the ‘Eco Bus Café’, it provided me with a welcome place for a food break and reminded me of student days during the late 1970s in Nottingham, where it was a regular sight.
Photo taken Saturday 26 September 2015, Second Dublin Port Rally
367. YNU351G
Midland General 313, YNU351G, a 1968 Bristol FLF6G in Midland Generals non-THC standard blue livery.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 2005