SCT '61 Photo Index
Bristol Half-Cab Single Deckers
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1. HY6504
2057, HY6504 seems, with a bit of research, to have been quite a significant vehicle as from what I can make out it was the first Bristol J, but Iím open to correction. Itís a lot older than it looks, being new as early as 1932 as a demonstrator to Southern National. It was rebodied in 1945 with this BBW B33D body and presumably fitted with a PV2 radiator at the same time. It lasted until 1958.
Photo taken Beach Road Bus Station, Weston-super-Mare
2. FJ8967
Bristol H4B, Western National 137, FJ8967 dates from 1933, converted to Bristol H5G in 1939 and rebodied by Bristol B35R in 1942
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 2009, between Loddiswell and Kingsbridge
3. FJ8967
Western National were well represented at the Kingsbridge Running Day, the oldest of their vehicles present being 1933 Bristol H 137, FJ8967. Its present body is by Bristol and was fitted in 1942 and is painted in the style it would have carried when new, with wartime white markings. It is in Kingsbridge Bus Station ready to leave (despite the indicator showing Frogmore) for California Cross.
Photo taken Saturday 21 September 2013, Kingsbridge Bus Station
4. HY8339
Say, Gloucester acquired HY8339 from Bristol Tramways in August 1956 and withdrew it in September 1958. It was a Bristol J new as a demonstrator in March 1933 with a Bristol B36R body. It was acquired by Bristol Tramways in June 1934 and numbered J122, being renumbered 2007 in 1937 when it received a Gardner 5LW engine.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
5. AHU803
AHU803 is preserved as Bristol Omnibus 2355 with B35R body, originally a Bristol J with C26F body, now preserved by the BVBG
Photo taken Sunday 13 January 2013, Chilcompton
6. HN9765
United AS LH165 HN9765, a Bristol H built in 1934 with ECOC B36R bodywork.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
7. BHW432
BHW432, a Bristol NW4B with Bristol 32 seat body, new to Bristol Tramways in 1935 and rebodied in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 3 May 1998, Llandudno
8. BHW432
Second shot of BHW432, a Bristol NW4B with Bristol 32 seat body, new to Bristol Tramways in 1935 and rebodied in 1949, in use as a fairground vehicle.
Photo taken Sunday 3 May 1998, Llandudno
9. JN8566
The third batch of Bristol single deckers were intended for use (together with three contemporary open top double deckers) on the Sea Front services, had different opening windows and were in cream livery. Prewar (and possibly for a short time afterwards) they carried side route boards reading "Sea Front Service". JN8566 is seen here opposite the Kursaal on Sea Front service 19, probably in 1951.
Photo taken c. 1951, Kursaal, Southend
10. ADV121
Bristol single decker ADV121 converted to become ďThe Frying PanĒ transport snack bar. The Calor gas cylinder attached to it suggests that it is at its operating location.
Photo taken 1950s
11. CHU588
Dating from 1936 Bristol Tramways J222, CHU568, was a Bristol JJW originally with a Bristol B34D body. It was renumbered to 2043 in 1937 and rebodied in 1949 with a Bristol B35R body to Tilling Group specification and a PV2 radiator, as seen here in the garage in Gloucester, having been fitted with a Gardner 5LW engine to replace the Bristol JW one in 1937.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester Garage
12. CHW51
Seen at Say's Gloucester garage is CHW51, a Bristol JNW new as Bristol Tramways N86 in 1936 with a Bristol B34D body. Renumbered C628 in 1937, it was fitted with a 5LW engine in 1938 and renumbered C2701.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
13. JA5528
This is JA5528, North Western 728, dating from June 1936 a Bristol JO5G originally with Eastern Counties (4218) B31R body but rebodied by Brush B31R in 1946. It is part of the Quantock Heritage collection.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 2015, Private site near Wiveliscombe
14. JN6883
Westcliff did not obtain any new single deckers from 1931, when a large batch of Dennis EVs were purchased, up to 1936 when the first Bristols arrived. These were JO5Gs with Eastern Counties (later ECW) bodywork, one of the first batch being JN6883, with bus body, photographed in Fairfax Drive yard on 10th July 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 10 July 1955, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
15. JN7501
Several of the Bristol single deckers were to DP standard, with coach seats, slightly more ornate mouldings and, at least at first, in coach livery. JN7501 is from the second batch, also delivered in 1936, and photographed at the Wilson Road terminus of route 9 (about 100 yards from the photographer's house), probably in 1951.
Photo taken c. 1951, Wilson Road, Southend
16. BWT760
West Yorkshire 965, BWT760, a Bristol JO5G was new in 1937 with an Eastern Coachworks B32F body. It was rebuilt by the Company in 1952 to FB44F using part of the chassis from 934 (AWW174). It was reseated to FB43F in 12/53 and then to FB42F.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1958, parking area between Castle Street and Saville Street, Leeds
17. BWT760
A nearside shot of West Yorkshire 965, BWT760, a Bristol JO5G which was new in 1937 with an Eastern Coachworks B32F body. It was rebuilt by the Company in 1952 to FB44F using part of the chassis from 934 (AWW174). It was reseated to FB43F in 12/53 and then to FB42F.
Photo taken Saturday 13 September 1958, parking area between Castle Street and Saville Street, Leeds
18. DT9084
Former Doncaster Corporation 10, DT9084, a Bristol JO5G with Roe B32F body, one of a batch of three new in 1937. It was withdrawn in 1949 and sold to Kildare Coaches of Carcroft.
Photo taken August 1961, Garvic Fair
19. ENO945
A line up of withdrawn Eastern National buses including what looks like on the right 250, ENO945, a Bristol JO5G with ECW B31R body, new in 1937 and recorded as withdrawn in 1957 and sold to dealer AMCC in June 1958. Behind are two pre-war Ks and two ex-BH&D open toppers.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
20. FNO794
Eastern National 3721, FNO794, a Bristol JO5G with ECOC B31R body, new in 1937. It is seen with London Transport markings, temporaily transferred for a few months when ENOC's Grays services were taken over by LT in September 1951.
Photo taken 1951/2, Grays
21. JN8566
Westcliff Motor Services JN8566, a Bristol JO5G new in 1937
Photo taken mid to late 1940s?, West of Southend Pier
22. JN8567
Eastern National JN8567, a Bristol JO5G with Eastern Counties B35R body, new in 1937, seen here in Broadway Market, Southend about to leave on route 12 to Creeksea. JN8567 was new to Westcliff-on-Sea Motor Services and like the rest of the fleet, it passed to Eastern National in 1955, gaining the fleet number 248 and lasting until around 1958/9.
Photo taken 1953, Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
23. AJA105
North Western Road Car Co. Ltd. 1938 Bristol L5G with 1950 Burlingham B35R body. Fleet no. 353, AJA105.
Photo taken Summer 1959, Broken Cross, Macclesfield
24. AJA118
Preserved North Western 364, AJA118, a 1938 Bristol L5G, rebodied by Burlingham in 1950 (and also given a post war style radiator).
Photo taken May 1998, Manchester Museum of Transport
25. AJA118
North Western 364, AJA118, a Bristol L5G, delivered in 1938 as no. 918 with ECOC B35R body. Rebuilt and rebodied in 1950 with a Burlingham B35R body. Withdrawn in 1963, purchased by Mike Goodwyn in 1964 and preserved.
Photo taken Summer 1959, Parsonage Road, Ladybarn, Manchester
26. AJA132
Preserved North Western 372, AJA132, a 1938 Bristol L5G, rebodied by Burlingham in 1950 (and also given a post war style radiator).
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
27. AJA139
Seen in the Bus Station in Matlock is North Western, Stockport 375, AJA139, which was a Bristol L5G with a Burlingham B35R body.
Photo taken Saturday 20 February 1960, Matlock Bus Station
28. BOW169
Hants & Dorset, BOW169, is a Bristol L5G of 1938. It was transferred to Wilts & Dorset in 1952, then converted to a Service Vehicle in 1956 and has been in preservation for many years.
Photo taken Sunday 20 March 1977, Bradford Interchange
29. BOW169
Hants & Dorset BOW169, a late prewar Bristol L5G which had been converted into an ancilliary vehicle.
Photo taken Sunday 27 June 1976, Cardiff Rally
30. BOW170
A line up of three Hants and Dorset Bristols taken on a visit around 1955 to Southampton depot. From left to right are AFX752, BOW170 and ERU594.
Photo taken c.1955, Grosvenor Square Depot, Southampton
31. CWT857
West Yorkshire SG7, CWT857, was a Bristol L5G with E.C.W. B32F body, It was on a tour organised by the West Yorkshire Information Service as depicted on the 'bible' indicator display.
Photo taken Sunday 31 August 1958, Yeadon Garage
32. DHN482
In response to the superbly restored by LVVS BG147, here is a further variation on the theme. BLO18, DHN482, a pre war L5G rebodied with a post war ECW body.
Photo taken early 1960, Darlington Grange Road workshops
33. ETT956
Preserved ex-Western and Southern National 262, ETT956, a Bristol LL5G from 1938 with a 1955 ECW body.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Alton
34. ETT956
Preserved ex-Western and Southern National 262, ETT956, a Bristol LL5G from 1938 with a 1955 ECW body.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
35. ETT956
Preserved ex-Western and Southern National 262, ETT956, a Bristol LL5G with a 1955 ECW B39F body, new as L5G in June 1938. It's seen picking up alongside the "George" on the A350 at Longbridge Deverill during the Wiltshire Vintage Bus Running Day, having run in from further afield.
Photo taken Sunday 28 September 1997, Longbridge Deverill
36. FAE60
FAE60 is a 1938 Bristol L5G fully restored in 2015. It was new to Bristol who converted it to a lorry in 1952 and then to a tower wagon in 1956. It is now owned by Crosville Motors of Weston Super Mare.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2015, Taunton
37. GPU432
Eastern National GPU432, a Bristol/ECW L5G new in 1938 with fleet number 3780, renumbered in 1954 to 275. It lasted with Eastern National until 1959.
Photo taken 1956, London Euston Square
38. JA7747
The former North Western 336, JA7747, is a Bristol L5G from 1938 but carrying a 1950 Burlingham B35R body.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 February 1964, Wakefield
39. AJN826
Another photo taken in Leigh Beck garage, ex ENOC/WMS/Canvey and District, of Eastern National (or possibly Westcliff) 277, AJN826, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body, new in 1939 to Westcliff Motor Services.
Photo taken mid 1950s, Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
40. CDL605
Southern Vectis 814, CDL605, was a 1939 Bristol L5G with Harrington B35R body seen here in in 1955.
Photo taken 1955, Isle of Wight
41. CDL614
Former Southern Vectis 823, CDL614, seen here with contractor Gee. It was a Bristol L5G new in May 1939 with a Margham B35R body.
Photo taken Sunday 29 January 1961, Smiths of Reading Garage
42. CVF842
Southern National 377, CVF842, ending its days in Padstow, a Bristol L5G built in 1939 with 1955 extended bodywork to B39R. New to Eastern Counties, via Lincolnshire to Southern National.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 May 1974, Padstow
43. CVF842
Preserved Southern National 377, CVF842, seen at the Bristol Vintage Bus Group Running day on 31st July, a Bristol L5G built in 1939 with bodywork extended to B39R in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2016
44. CWY982
Fok Lei, Macau, M-10-71, a Bristol L5G built in 1939 with ECW bodywork converted to B33D. Originally registered CWY982 and new as West Yorkshire RC 152 this was still soldiering on despite being over 40 years old.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
45. DDV38
Fok Lei, Macau, M-10-70, a Bristol L5G built in 1939 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
46. DOD518
Western National 333, DOD518, is a 1939 Bristol L5G with 1949 Beadle body, now owned by the 333 Bus Group.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1987, Highnam, near Gloucester
47. ERU513
Hants & Dorset breakdown tender ERU513, a rebuilt Bristol L5G, new in 1939 as fleet number TS702, renumbered 749 in January 1950, rebodied in 1951 with a 1947 Beadle B32R body and withdrawn from normal service in 1957.
Photo taken 1980, Hants & Dorset Garage, Poole
48. GL6624
GL6624, a Bristol L5G seen at Say's Gloucester garage was new in 1939 as Bath Tramways 2259 with a Bristol B32F body. After withdrawal in 1955 it passed to Say who ran it until September 1958 when it was broken up.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
49. CET440
CET440, originally owned by Rotherham Corporation. It started life as 157, a Bristol L5G with East Lancs body new in 1940, and was converted during the 1950s (?) and used by Rotherham until the closure of their trolleybus system in October 1965.
Photo taken 1969, Bournemouth Depot
50. CET440
Preserved Rotherham CET440 a Bristol L5G with an East Lancs body new in 1940 was converted to an overhead tower wagon for use in connection with the trolleybus system.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, A23, South of Crawley
51. DWW581
DWW581, a 1940 Bristol L5G/ECW B32F new to West Yorkshire Road Car Company as no. 176, delivered in 3/40 but did not enter service until 1/41.
Photo taken July 1964, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
52. DWW581
Rear view of DWW581, a 1940 Bristol L5G/ECW B32F new to West Yorkshire Road Car Company as no. 176, delivered in 3/40 but did not enter service until 1/41.
Photo taken July 1968, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
53. DWW594
Fok-Lei, Macau, L114 M-16-04, a Bristol L5G built in 1940 with Union Auto Body Builders B31D bodywork from 1975. New as West Yorkshire RC 189 with ECW B32F bodywork and registered DWW594.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
54. DWW595
DWW595, a 1940 Bristol L5G/ECW B32F new to West Yorkshire Road Car Company as no. 190, delivered in 3/40 but did not enter service until 5/41.
Photo taken July 1964, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
55. DWW608
DWW608 was a Bristol L5G with ECW B32F body, new as West Yorkshire Road Car Co. no. 204 in May 1940, but not entering service until a year later, in May 1941. In 1954 it was renumbered SG 94.
Photo taken 1959-64, Exhibition Square, York
56. FHN833
United Automobile Services BG147, FHN833, a 1940 Bristol L5G with an ECW B35F body at Pyke Road in North Hykeham during the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 2017, Pyke Road, North Hykeham
57. BDT980
Doncaster Corporation 19, BDT980, was a Bristol L5G with Bristol B32F body of 1941.
Photo taken 1966, Leicester Avenue Depot, Doncaster
58. 992CHN
Snowdon Brothers, contractor based at Easington Co. Durham, 992CHN, Bristol LL5G rebuild of 1957 (rebuilt from an older Bristol L5G of 1946/7) with ECW FDP39C bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Middlesbrough
59. BJA423
North Western BJA423, fleet number 829 (later 268) is a Bristol L5G from 1946 but carrying a 1952 Willowbrook B38R body.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1959, Daw Bank, Stockport
60. BJA425
Preserved North Western 270, BJA425, a 1946 Bristol L5G with Willowbrook body
Photo taken Saturday 17 May 2008, Manchester Museum of Transport
61. BJA429
North Western, Stockport 273, BJA429, a Bristol L5G with a Willowbrook B38R body is seen in Stockport on the parking area behind Mersey Square.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 June 1961, behind Mersey Square, Stockport
62. BJA446
North Western Road Car Co. Ltd. 146E, ex 146, BJA446. A Bristol L5G new in 1946 and training vehicle from September 1958.
Photo taken early to mid 1960s, Charles Street Depot, Stockport
63. GSM120
New in 1946 to Caledonian Omnibus Company, Dumfries as number 313, GSM120, was a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Lonsdale Street, Western SMT Depot, Carlisle
64. KNO601
Eastern National 3898, KNO601, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body, new in 1946. It is seen with London Transport markings, temporarily transferred for a few months when ENOC's Grays services were taken over by LT in September 1951.
Photo taken 1951/2, Grays
65. CDB177
Former North Western 177, CDB177 was a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R bodywork, new in 1947 and withdrawn in 1960, the year this photo was taken at Frank Cowleys premises at Salford.
Photo taken Saturday 30 April 1960, Frank Cowleys, Salford
66. FPW519
Fok-Lei, Macau, L117 M-27-74, a Bristol L5G built in 1947 with Sun Cheong B33D bodywork from 1981. Formerly registered FPW519 and new as Eastern Counties LL648 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
67. FPW526
Fok-Lei, Macau, L121 M-27-51, a Bristol L5G built in 1947 with ECW bodywork converted in Macau to B33D. Formerly registered FPW526 and new as Eastern Counties LL655 with B35R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
68. GHN999
United BG213, GHN999, an ECW B35R bodied Bristol L5G was seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
69. GNY911
Pontypridd single decker 47, GNY911, a Bristol L5G with Beadle B32R body new in 1947.
Photo taken Morgan Street, Pontypridd
70. GNY915
Pontypridd 51, GNY915, a Beadle B32R bodied Bristol L6G, dated from 1947 was in use as the towing vehicle when photographed. It was reinstated to normal service work in 1972 and withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Pontypridd Depot
71. GNY915
Pontypridd 50 and 49, GNY914/913, were Bristol L5G's, and were soon to be withdrawn, but 51, GNY915, had an L6G engine and lasted until 1972. All had Beadle B32R bodies dating from 1947.
Photo taken 1967, Pontypridd Depot
72. GRU857
GRU857 was Hants & Dorset 648, a 1947 Bristol L6G with Beadle coach body. It was converted for bus use (when the large bus-type destination indicator was fitted) in 1953 and was scrapped in 1959.
Photo taken August 1956, near Swanage Pier
73. GSM127
Western S.M.T. 824, GSM127, was a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body which had been new in 1947 to Caledonian Omnibus Company, Dumfries number 320. It passed, with the business, to Western S.M.T. in January 1950 and was withdrawn in 1960 passing to Millburn Motors (dealer), Glasgow and then to Stewart (contractor), Castle Dawson, County Antrim in July 1964.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Lonsdale Street, Western SMT Depot, Carlisle
74. HB6260
Merthyr single decker 1, HB6260, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body new in 1947
Photo taken Merthyr depot (?)
75. HHN202
Durham District DB216, HHN202, a 1947 Bristol L5G with ECW rear entrance bodywork originally delivered to United. The bus was transferred to Durham District after the company was formed in 1950/1951.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, Kirkby Stephen
76. HHN202
HHN202 was Durham District Services Limited DB216, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Seaburn Show Field
77. HHN203
United BG217, HHN203, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
78. JHN327
United BG241, JHN327, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
79. JHN332
Golightly Developments Ltd, contractor, JHN332, a Bristol L5G built in 1947 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, St. Hilda, Middlesbrough
80. JHN396
United BG310, JHN396, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
81. JHN408
United BG320, JHN408, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
82. JHT863
Fok Lei, Macau, M-10-52 Bristol L5G built in 1947 with Auto Union Body Builders B33D bodywork from 1975. Originally registered JHT863 and new as Bristol C2728.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
83. LHN355
United BG339, LHN355, an ECW B35R bodied Bristol L5G was seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
84. LHN377
United BG349, LHN377, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
85. MPUXX
One of the Vange-allocated vehicles, one of the MPU-registered L5G/DP31R batch in the aptly named Wash Road, Laindon during February 1959
Photo taken 1959, Wash Road, Laindon
86. CAG38
Dodds, Troon CAG38 was a Bristol L6G with a Burlingham C31F body, one of three new in January 1948. In 1958 it was rebuilt with a full front by Plaxton and the seating increased to become FC33F.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Doddís garage, Troon
87. CAG39
Seen outside Boswell Park Bus Station, Ayr is Dodds, Troon CAG39 which was a Bristol L6G new in January 1948 with a Burlingham C31F body. In 1958 it was rebuilt with a full front by Plaxton and the seating increased to become FC33F.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, Boswell Park, Ayr
88. DMO683
Thames Valley 479, DMO683, was one of fifteen Bristol L6As delivered with Eastern Coachworks DP31R bodies which were converted to DP35R before entering service in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
89. EBD235
Thames Valley 72, EBD235, was a Bristol L6B with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body which had been new to United Counties in 1948 as DP31R. It was acquired in May 1952 and fitted with seats from a Newbury & District wartime Guy in May 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Newbury
90. EMW183
Wilts & Dorset 274, EMW183, a Bristol L6B with Beadle C32R body.
Photo taken c.1960, parking ground behind Basingstoke Bus Station
91. GFM882
I try to bring you preservation news when I hear of any .... GFM882 is one of a few preserved Bristol L6As, and it started life with Crosville in 1948. They converted it to B35F. It went to Thames Valley in 1963 and to MacEwen's in 1993. Now in 2014 it has been acquired by Steve Morris of Quantock Heritage.
Photo taken Wednesday 26 November 2014, United Kingdom
92. GFM882
GFM882 has been repainted into Thames Valley livery and awaits Transfers / decals. It was in service at Taunton Running Day and is seen been driven by Steve Morris after dropping me and other passengers off. It is due to attend the Thames Valley event later this year. It was new in 1948 to Crosvile but sold in 1963 to Thames Valley where it served for a further three years.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2015, Taunton
93. GPW666
Eastern Counties LL666, GPW666, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body, new in 1948 and seen here in its last year in service.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1965, Norwich Bus Station
94. HOD100
Southern National (Royal Blue) 1237, HOD100, seen on the spare ground at the top end of Victoria Coach Station was a Bristol L6A with a Beadle C31F body new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Victoria Coach Station
95. HOD28
Former Royal Blue 1226, HOD28, a Bristol L6A with Beadle C31F body, new in 1948 and withdrawn in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 6 October 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
96. HOD30
Royal Blue 1228, HOD30, a 1948 Bristol L6A with Beadle coachwork.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Bolton Abbey Station
97. HOD30
Two preserved Royal Blue Bristol Ls, 1228, HOD30, and 1250, LTA729.
Photo taken Sunday 10 August 2008, Brislington
98. HOD30
Royal Blue were the owners of this AEC engined Bristol L6A carrying attractive but uncommon Beadle bodywork. New to Royal Blue as their 1228, HOD30, in 1948; the bus has been in preservation for over 30 years, far longer than it spent in revenue earning service!
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Jerry Croft, Skipton
99. HOD30
Former Royal Blue 1228, HOD30, a Bristol L6A with Beadle C31F body, new in 1948. Withdrawn in 1960 it passed, along with HOD28, to a china clay works for staff transport with whom it survived until 1968.
Photo taken early 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
100. HOD30
The Shipley-based Yesteryear Coaches fleet includes former Royal Blue 1228, HOD30, a Bristol L6A with an unusual Beadle C31F body dating from 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 24 June 2017, Bradley, Skipton
101. JUO939
Western National 1207, JUO939, started life as a Bristol L6B with a Beadle body in 1948. In 1958 it was lengthened to an LL6B and given an ECW FB39F body.
Photo taken 1968, Penzance Bus Station
102. JUO983
JUO983 originally started life in 1948 as a Bristol L6B, Southern National (1218) Royal Blue coach with Beadle C31F body. It was re-bodied and lengthened by ECW in 1958 to LL standard and given full front body FB39F.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Brislington Park & Ride
103. KHY383
Bristol Tramways 2382, KHY383, a Bristol L6B with EC.W. DP31R body new in 1948 which was repainted into bus livery in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester Garage
104. KHY383
Preserved Bristol Tramways 2382, KHY383, a Bristol L6B with EC.W. DP31R body new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Brislington Park & Ride
105. LHT903
Ex-Bristol Omnibus Co 1948 Bristol L with 1951 Bristol body, LHT903, photographed shortly after withdrawal by Dodds of Troon, where it had just been replaced by an ex-North Western Leyland Tiger Cub.
Photo taken Sunday 23 June 1968, Dodds' Depot, Troon
106. LHT903
New as Bristol 2385 in June 1948, LHT903 was a Bristol L6B with an Eastern Coachworks DP31R body. At some point between 1956 and 1959 it was fitted with a Gardner 5LW engine and in September 1957 was fitted with the B.B.W. B35R body, new in January 1951, from 2359. Withdrawn by Bristol in 1962, it passed to W. North (P.V.) Limited, (dealer), Leeds in November from whom it was acquired by Dodds in January 1963.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Dodds garage, Troon
107. LHT905
Seen in the garage at Gloucester is 2383, LHT905, which was a Bristol L6B with E.C.W. DP31R body new to Bristol Tramways in 1948. It was repainted in bus livery in 1953 being reseated to B35R in 1954. Later in 1958 it was fitted with a 1950 B.B.W. B35R body from 2068 (EHT102), a Bristol JO5G dating from 1937.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester Garage
108. LHT911
ECW-bodied Bristol L5G LHT911, Bristol Tramways no.2388, in preservation. It was new in 1948 and withdrawn in 1963.
Photo taken 1978, Traction Engine Rally, possibly Fairford
109. EMW184
Wilts & Dorset 275, EMW184, dating from 1949 was a Bristol L6B with a Beadle C32R body seen at Ascot. It had been rebuilt in March 1957 with top sliding windows replacing the full-drop ones fitted originally.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
110. EMW284
Wilts & Dorset 279, EMW284, a Bristol L6B with Beadle C32R body, new in March 1949. It was registered as YSV 610 from 1986-91, now preserved by Lionel Tancock as part of the BVBG collection, seen here freshly repainted.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Torquay
111. EMW284
A second shot of Wilts & Dorset 279, EMW284, a Bristol L6B with Beadle C32R body, new in March 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Exeter
112. EMW284
Rear view of preserved Wilts & Dorset 279, EMW284, a Bristol L6B with Beadle C32R body, new in March 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Pensford
113. EMW284
Former Wilts&District 279, EMW284, spotted on the Thames Valley and GWR Trust three day run to the West Country north of Bracknell having passed the White Bus Company depot a mile or so back.
Photo taken Friday 19 June 2015, Bracknell
114. FBL23
Thames Valley 521, FBL23, was a Bristol L6B carrying an Eastern Coachworks B35R body new in 1949 and is seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
115. FFW830
1949 Bristol L5G's ex Lincolnshire RCC FFW830 and ex United AS LHN823, both with ECW B35R bodies.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 August 2014, Hawes Countryside Museum public car park
116. HOD31
Western National 1229, HOD31, a Bristol L6A with a Beadle C31F body new in 1949 and part of the Royal Blue fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
117. KFM767
Crosville G118, KFM767, a Bristol L5G built in 1949 (operated from 1950) with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Mann Island, Liverpool
118. KFM769
Crosville SLG120, KFM769, a Bristol L5G built in 1949/50 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham Bus Station
119. KFM894
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, KFM894, a Bristol L5G of 1949 with Eastern Coach Works B35R bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
120. LHN559
G Stephenson, contractor of Bishop Auckland, 608, LHN559, a Bristol L5G built in 1949 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Middlesbrough
121. LHN561
G Stephenson, a Bishop Auckland building contractor, operated LHN561, a Bristol L6B built 1949 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Thornaby
122. LHN566
Fok Lei, Macau, M-27-75, a Bristol L5G built in 1949 with Sun Cheong B33D bodywork from 1981.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
123. LHN805
Fok Lei, Macau, L123 M-27-06 Bristol L5G built in 1949 with ECW bodywork modified by Fok Lei to B33D. This had been new as United AS BLO405 and registered LHN805.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
124. LHN813
United Automobile LHN813, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body, new in 1949 as BLO413.
Photo taken 1963, Whitby Railway Station
125. LHN823
LHN823 is a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body which was new to United in October 1949 as their BLO423; in the 1951 renumbering scheme, it became BG381 and it is this identity which it carries these days.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 July 2016, Station Yard, Hawes
126. LHN860
United rebuilt this 1949 Bristol L5G to front entrance in 1957, losing four seats in the rebuild, to use as a one man bus. BG413, LHN860, is seen at the Beamish Festival of Transport picking up passengers at the museum entrance. The destination is a relic of its time in the TV series Heartbeat. The vehicle behind is a replica AEC B type.
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 2014, Beamish Open Air Museum
127. LHN861
United Autos BG414, LHN861, was a Bristol L5G with an ECW B35R body dating from 1949. In 1957 it was converted to B35F for one-person-operation.
Photo taken c. 1961, Ripon
128. ONO44
Eastern National 305, ONO44, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body, on service 36 to South Woodham, a 1959/60 shot at the then attractive and spacious Chelmsford Bus Station.
Photo taken c.1959/60, Chelmsford Bus Station
129. ONO49
Seen outside home - the Castle Point Transport Museum - in 1996 is ONO49 (309/1107), a Bristol L from 1949 now preserved by the Eastern National Preservation Group.
Photo taken Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
130. ONO49
Former ENOC Bristol L5G ONO49 (309/1107) in its days with Seddon building contractors, based in Bolton.
131.
A pair of believed to be former Eastern National Bristol Ls, latterly having been used for staff transport by contractor Clugston of Scunthorpe. In the foreground is an L6B while in the background is a former Tillings LL6G.
Photo taken Late Summer 1969, Jackson's Yard, Fitzwilliam Street
132. 989CHN
United Automobile BGS1, 989CHN, a Bristol LL5G rebuild with ECW FB39C body, reconstructed in 1957 from an earlier L5G bus, lengthened and rebodied with an eight feet wide body on the 7ft. 6in wide chassis.
Photo taken September 1960, Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough
133. 995CHN
United Automobile BGS7, 995CHN, a Bristol LL5G rebuild with ECW FB39C body, reconstructed and lengthened in 1957 from an earlier L5G bus and rebodied with an eight feet wide body on the 7ft. 6in chassis.
Photo taken September 1960, Corner Cafe, Scarborough
134. CDB206
North Western 206, CDB206, a 1950 Weymann bodied Bristol L5G, one of the last Bristols bought by North Western until the late 1960s when they became available on the open market again.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 2007, Kirkby Stephen
135. CDB206
Looking as new is CDB206, North Western 206, a 1950 Bristol L5G with Weymann B35R body, part of the Roger Burdett collection
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, private site near Coventry
136. DDB297
North Western, Stockport 303, DDB297, was a Bristol L5G with a Weymann B35R body, new in 1950, and is seen in the Bus Station in Matlock.
Photo taken Saturday 20 February 1960, Matlock Bus Station
137. EBD236
South Midland 73, EBD236, seen at Victoria Coach Station was an E.C.W. FC31F bodied Bristol L6B, new in 1950, acquired from United Counties in May 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
138. EBD240
Eastern National DT009, EBD240, was a Bristol L6B with an Eastern Coachworks FC31F body which had been acquired from United Counties 343 earlier in 1958. New in 1950 it is seen in Sutherland Street, near Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Sutherland Street, near London Victoria Coach Station
139. EDB320
New in 1950 this was numerically the last Bristol L5G delivered to North Western and 320, EDB320 is seen on a wet day on the Tyne-Tees-Mersey service about to leave Manchester L.M.S. for a short working to Leeds. It had a Weymann B35R body and survived until 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 31 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
140. FFW830
Licolnshire Road Car 749, FFW830, a 1950 Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body was renumbered as 2020 in 1953. Following withdrawal in 1964, it passed to a number of owners until it was bought by Chris Bulmer of North Stainley near Harrogate. He uses the bus on a vintage service in the Yorkshire Dales.
Photo taken 1995, Yeadon
141. FFW830
The Wensleydale Vintage Tour Bus service uses a fleet of three Bristols (two L5G's and one MW), including former Lincolnshire Road Car Company 749 (later 2020), FFW830, an L5G from 1950.
Photo taken Friday 5 October 2012, Redmire
142. FMO20
Thames Valley 545, FMO20, seen at Ascot was a Bristol L6B with an Windover C33F body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
143. FMO22
Thames Valley 818, FMO22 is seen at Reading Stations, In 1950 Thames Valley put into service 546-549, FMO 21-24, Bristol L6Bs with Windover C33F bodies. In October 1958 the bodies were scrapped, the chassis lengthened to 30' and fitted with Gardner 5LW engines before being rebodied with Eastern Coachworks FB39F bodies and being renumbered to 817-820.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Reading Stations
144. FMO23
Seen at Reading Stations is Thames Valley 819, FMO23. In 1950 Thames Valley put into service 546-549, FMO 21-24, Bristol L6Bs with Windover C33F bodies. In October 1958 the bodies were scrapped, the chassis lengthened to 30' and fitted with Gardner 5LW engines before being rebodied with Eastern Coachworks FB39F bodies and being renumbered to 817-820.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Reading Stations
145. FMO938
FMO938 is Thames Valley 556, a Bristol LL6B with ECW B39/R body from 1950. It was one of three Bristol L in service at the Thames Valley 100 event. Allocated to Reading depot then Newbury it was sold to United Welsh in September 1960 where it served for 6 years before moving on to independents in Wales on school services until 1978. It then spent 10 years as a mobile home before entering preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2015, Reading
146. FMO938
FMO938, Bristol LL6B with ECW B39R body, new in August 1950 to Thames Valley Traction Co. no. 556.
Photo taken c.1971/2, Crymych
147. GAM215
Wilts & Dorset 296, GAM215, was one of three Portsmouth Aviation C32R bodied Bristol L6Bs new in 1950 and is seen at Ascot. It had been rebuilt in January 1958 with top sliding windows replacing the full-drop ones fitted originally.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
148. GAM216
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is Wilts & Dorset 297, GAM216, which was a Bristol L6B with a Portsmouth Aviation C32R body, one of three new in 1950. The original full drop windows had been replaced by top-sliding windows when it was rebuilt in January 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
149. GAM216
An offside shot, in Victoria Coach Station, of Wilts & Dorset 297, GAM216, one of three Portsmouth Aviation C32R bodied Bristol L6Bs dating from 1950. In January 1958 it had been rebuilt with top sliding windows replacing the full drop ones fitted originally.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
150. GMW912
Wilts & Dorset 322, GMW912, a Bristol LL6B with ECW B39R body and Wilts & Dorset 500, EJB521, an AEC Regent with Lydney H56R body ex-Newbury & District.
Photo taken c.1960, Basingstoke
151. JDD494
Black & White 123, JDD494, a Duple FC30F bodied Bristol L6G seen at Victoria Coach Station
Photo taken Saturday 12 August 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
152. JRU65
Hants & Dorset 662, JRU65, a Bristol L6A with Portsmouth Aviation C32R body new in 1950 and rebuilt by H&D to FC32F in 1958. Withdrawn in 1962 and seen here with Bovis
Photo taken 1963, Kingsbury, London NW9
153. JWU885
In the shadow of the city walls opposite York Station is West Yorkshire SGL15, JWU885, a 1950 Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 7 March 1959, York Station
154. JYG742
JYG742, a Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body. Delivered in 12/50 to Keighley-West Yorkshire Services Ltd as no. K442, this entered service in 5/51 and was renumbered to KSGL 22 in 5/54.
Photo taken July 1967, South Kirkby, Yorkshire
155. KEL405
Former Hants & Dorset 677, KEL405, a Bristol LL6B with a 1960 ECW body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
156. KEL407
Hants & Dorset 679, KEL407, a Bristol LL6B built in 1950 with rebuilt ECW full front body in 1961. This rear view shows the cut away rear overhang which was necessary as the buses on the service between Bournemouth and Swanage incorporated a trip over the mouth of Poole Harbour on the chain ferry. On this occasion in July 1969, the bus was meeting foot passengers off the ferry on a gloriously warm day, evidently all possible windows being fully opened!
Photo taken July 1969, Sandbanks Ferry, Shell Bay Side
157. KEL65
Seen at the Tredegar garage of Davies is KEL65 a Bristol L6G new in April 1950 as Hants & Dorset 670 with a Portsmouth Aviation C28F body which had been rebuilt to LL5G specification in November 1959 and fitted with a new Eastern Coachworks FB39F body in March 1960.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Tredegar
158. KEL65
Hants & Dorset 670, KEL65, a Bristol LL5G with ECW FB39F body. New in 1950 as an L6G with Portsmouth Aviation C28F body, in 1959/60 its body was removed, the chassis re-engined with a Gardner 5LW and lengthened to take a new SC-styled bus body. It later passed to Davies, Tredegar (there is a photo on this site of it with Davies).
Photo taken summer 1964, Marshall Row, Swanage
159. KFM770
Crosville MS SLG121, KFM770, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B35R bodywork. This had been new as KG121 and was finally withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham bus station
160. KFM774
Preserved Crosville KG125, KFM774, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body new in 1950, now residing in the Stoke-on-Trent area.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2009, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent
161. KFM774
Crosville G125, KFM774, a Bristol L5G from 1950 in departmental use. Formerly SLG125.
Photo taken c.1970, Aberystwyth
162. KFM777
Crosville MS SLG128, KFM777, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrecsam Bus Station
163. KFM893
Preserved ex-Crosville Bristol L5G KFM893 with ECW B35R body, new in March 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 8 August 2004, Bishop's Lydeard
164. KLJ749
Preserved Hants and Dorset 779, KLJ749, a Bristol LL6G with Portsmouth Aviation DP36R body, new in 1950 in coach livery and repainted into bus livery in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
165. KLJ749
Rear view of preserved Hants and Dorset Bristol LL6G 779, KLJ749
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
166. KLJ749
Preserved Hants and Dorset 779, KLJ749, a Bristol LL6G with Portsmouth Aviation DP36R body, new in 1950 in coach livery and repainted into bus livery in 1954.
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
167. KLJ749
Rear view of preserved Hants & Dorset 779, KLJ749, a Bristol LL6G with Portsmouth Aviation DP36R body, new in 1950 in coach livery and repainted into bus livery in 1954.
Photo taken Monday 4 May 2015, FOKAB Running Day Winchester
168. KLJ749
KLJ749 (779) is a Bristol LL with an unusual Portsmouth Aviation body, new to Hants and Dorset in 1950. It is owned by 2 members of the BVBG and was used for members lunch event in Jan 2016. It is also scheduled to be at the H & D centenary later in the year. Complete with hand signal it is seen arriving at the luncheon venue.
Photo taken Sunday 10 January 2016, Emborough
169. KNG711
Preserved Eastern Counties LL711, KNG711, in the lead of a group of three preserved L and LLs, taken during the East Anglia Transport Museum Running Day. KNG711, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body was new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 2008
170. KNG711
Seen at the Clacton Transport Fair and Running Day is Eastern Counties Bristol LL/ECW LL711, KNG711, new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 2 June 2013, Clacton Shopping Village
171. KNG718
Preserved ex-Eastern Counties LL718, KNG718, a 1950 Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 2004, Duxford
172. LFM730
Crosville SLG149, LFM730, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham Bus Station
173. LFM731
Crosville KG150, LFM731, a Bristol LL5G with ECW bodywork sits in Skipton during a lull in procedings at the Aire Valley Running Day. Skipton was for many years the haunt of similar red Bristols run by West Yorkshire Road Car.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2015, Skipton Bus Station
174. LFM731
Crosville KG150, LFM731, a Bristol LL5G with ECW bodywork new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2016, Peak Rail Rally, Rowsley
175. LFM738
BRIMS (Tyneside contractor) LFM738, a Bristol LL5G built in 1950 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
176. LFM742
Crosville KG161, LFM742, bound for Machynlleth passing the remains of Esgairgeiliog Station on the A.487, a 1950 Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body.
Photo taken 1953, Esgairgeiliog Station
177. LFM745
Moore & Cartwright, building contractor, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, LFM745, a Bristol LL5G built in 1950 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Norton Depot
178. LFM746
Crosville Motor Services ELB165, LFM746, was one of a batch of 10 Bristol LL6B's with Eastern Coachworks DP35R? bodywork delivered in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 7 February 1960, Oswestry Station, Oswald Road
179. LFM753
Crosville KW172, LFM753, a 1950 Bristol L6B with ECW dual purpose 31 seat rear entrance body.
Photo taken 1998, Halifax
180. LFM753
Crosville KW172, LFM753, a 1950 Bristol L6B with ECW DP31R body, at the Wirral Bus and Tram Show, Birkenhead.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Birkenhead
181. LFM769
Moore & Cartwright, building contractor, Norton (on Tees), LFM769, a Bristol LL5G built in 1950 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1969, Roseworth, Stockton-on-Tees
182. LFM772
Crosville SLG202, LFM783, Bristol LL5G built in 1951 with ECW B39R bodywork alongside SLG191, LFM772, a 1950 Bristol L5G with ECW B35R bodywork
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham
183. LHN823
Former United Autos BG381, LHN823, is a Bristol L5G with an ECW B35R body dating from 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 22 August 2010, Garsdale
184. LHN848
United Auto BG406, LHN848, new in 1950 as BLO448 was a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station. It had been renumbered in May 1951.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
185. LHN860
United Autos BG413, LHN860, was one of their unusual forward-entrance Bristol L5Gs with an ECW B35F body.
Photo taken Sunday 10 June 2012, Goathland Station, North Yorkshire Moors Railway
186. LHN860
LHN860 is a United Automobile Bristol L5G converted to L6B with ECW B35F bodywork seen bound for "Aidensfield" via a grass route - beware of sheep
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Seaburn Show Field, Sunderland
187. LHN863
United AS G416, LHN863, a Bristol L5G from 1950 with Eastern Coach Works B35R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, North Road, Durham
188. LHN867
Wales Dove Bitumastic Ltd, contractor, LHN867, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Clarence Street, near the junction with Cowpen Bewley Road, Stockton-on-Tees
189. LKT991
Preserved Maidstone & District SO43, LKT991, a Bristol L6A with ECW B35R body new in May 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 2011, Kent Showground, Detling
190. LKT991
Another major company in the area, Maidstone & District, was represented at Detling by 1950 Bristol L6A/ECW SO43, LKT991.
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 2014, Kent Showground, Detling
191. LTA727
Western National 1248, LTA727, a Bristol L6B with a Duple C33F body was new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, rear of Hyde Park Road Southdown Garage, Portsmouth
192. LTA729
LTA729, a Western National 1250 / Royal Blue Bristol LL6B with Duple C37F body, part of the Colin Billington collection. Taken on the 2012 Royal Blue run from the following Royal Blue coach - a timeless shot.
Photo taken Sunday 1 July 2012, Somerset
193. MHN470
Seen in the Market Place in Bishop Auckland was United Auto BG423, MHN470, was a Bristol L5G with a Willowbrook B35R body new in 1950 as BLO470, being renumbered in May 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
194. MHW999
Fok Lei, Macau, L130 M-14-18, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with Sun Cheong or Fok Lei B33D bodywork from 1975? Formerly registered MHW999, this had been new as Bristol 2464 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
195. NAE3
Preserved Bristol 2467, NAE3, a Bristol L6B with ECW C31F body new in 1950. It lasted with Bristol until 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 2012, Brislington
196. NHN100
NHN100 was a Bristol L5G which had been new to United Auto in 1950 as their BLO500. It originally carried an ECW B35R body and was renumbered BG442 in the May 1951 scheme. Converted to B35F and equipped for OMO in January 1959, it was again renumbered in November 1964, becoming G442.
Photo taken c.1969, The Sands, Durham
197. NHN122
United Automobile BG454, NHN122, a Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body, new in 1950 as BLO 522.
Photo taken 1963, Corner Cafe, Scarborough
198. NHN128
Eastwood (chicken farmer) NHN128, a Bristol LL5G built in 1950 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1973, Seamer, near Stokesley
199. NHN83
G Stephenson, Bishop Auckland contractor, 604, NHN83, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B30R bodywork.
Photo taken February 1972, Thornaby
200. ONO991
Eastern National 1114, ONO991, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body had been new in 1950 as number 4077. It was renumbered to 316 in July 1954 and then to 1114 in August 1964. It passed to Twell (dealer), Ingham in October 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 13 September 1964, Southend Victoria Circus
201. PTW106
Eastern National BD327, PTW106, a Bristol L6B with ECW FC31F body, new in 1950 (as 4102). It was withdrawn in 1963.
Photo taken Cenotaph, London Whitehall
202. PTW110
Preserved Eastern National PTW110, a Bristol L6B with ECW FC31F body, new in 1950, the first time on the road for 35 years.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
203. CNH850
United Counties 785, ERP605, was a Bristol K5G with an ECW L27/28R body dating from 1949 while to the right, is 406, CNH850, a Bristol LWL6B with an ECW B39R body dating from 1951.
Photo taken circa 1964, Kettering Bus Station
204. FET821
Rotherham 121, FET821, a Bristol L5G with an East Lancs (Bridlington) B32C body dating from 1951. A poor photo salvaged from a poor negative. Why was this bus in Tadcaster in the late 1960s? Was it a short-lived preservation?
Photo taken circa 1968, Tadcaster
205. FMO949
Thames Valley 567, FMO949, a Bristol LL with ECW B39R body rebuilt in 1958 to B39F.
Photo taken 1967, High Wycombe Bus Station
206. FRP839
A rear view of South Midland 824, FRP839, seen on one of the loading bays at Victoria Coach Station. This was a Bristol LL6B with an Eastern Coachworks FC37F body new to United Counties in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1960, Victoria Coach Station
207. FRP842
United Counties 377, FRP842, an E.C.W. FC37F bodied Bristol LL6B new in 1951 as 842, and later renumbered, seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
208. GBL875
Bristol LWL6B GBL875, 611 in the Thames Valley fleet, carried an Eastern Coachworks FC35F body with a typically sad and ugly front which dated from 1951 when seen in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
209. HBE513
HBE513 was a Bristol LWL6B with an ECW FC35F body, new in May 1951 to Lincolnshire Road Car Co, no. 959. In 1953, as part of a company-wide scheme, it was renumbered 2059.
Photo taken May 1965, Grantham Bus Station
210. HDL279
Preserved Southern Vectis 835, HDL279, a Bristol LL5G/ECW B39R, new in October 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 2006, Newport Quay, Isle of Wight Bus Museum
211. HDL279
Southern Vectis Lodekka 550, ODL10, followed by L type 835, HDL279 and two more Lodekkas behind.
Photo taken Saturday 27 February 1965, Sandown, Isle of Wight
212. JWU876
Moore & Cartwright, contractor, Norton-on-Tees, JWU876, a Bristol LL5G built in 1951 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees
213. JWU886
West Yorkshire SGL16, JWU886, a 1951 Bristol LL5G with standard ECW rear entrance body. This bus is now at the Keighley Bus Museum
Photo taken 1994, Ludlam Street Depot, Bradford
214. JWU886
West Yorkshire SGL16, JWU886, a 1951 Bristol LL5G with 39 seat ECW rear entrance bodywork seen in service with Buxted Chicken in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 23 June 1968, Malton
215. JWU886
West Yorkshire Road Car 1951 ECW B39F bodied Bristol LL5G SGL16, JWU886, on display at the entrance to the Keighley & Worth Valley station at Ingrow. It was advertising the car & light commercial display as part of the Keighley Bus Museum's Festival of Transport on the 7th July 2013.
Photo taken Sunday 7 July 2013, Ingrow Station
216. JWU886
Seen at Bradley near Skipton is this Bristol LL5G with classic ECW bodywork. New in 1951, this was SGL16 JWU886 in the West Yorkshire Road Car fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Bradley, near Skipton
217. JYG726
West Yorkshire SBW14, JYG726, a 39 seat Bristol LWL6B from 1951 at Bingley Station on the Eldwick service
Photo taken 1960, Bingley Station
218. JYG727
West Yorkshire SGW10, JYG727, a 1951 Bristol LWL5G with ECW B39R body, with an unidentified lowbridge KSW in front.
Photo taken Saturday 9 January 1965, Layerthorpe Station, York
219. JYG72X
This unidentified West Yorkshire SGW-class, JYG72-, was a Bristol LWL5G with ECW B39R body of 1951.
Photo taken 1964, Market Place, Wetherby
220. JYG745
JYG745, a Bristol LWL6B with ECW FC35F body. New in 3/51 to West Yorkshire as no. 667 in cream livery. Renumbered CBW 2 in 5/54 and then to EBW 2 in 2/60 at which time it was repainted into red and cream livery.
Photo taken July 1965, Norths' yard, Sherburn in Elmet
221. KEL734
Hants and Dorset 691, KEL734, a Bristol LL6B with ECW FC35F bodywork seen in the storage shed of the Mersey and Calder bus group at Burtonwood aerodrome.
Photo taken Sunday 20 May 1979, Burtonwood Aerodrome, Lancashire
222. KEL734
Following Ken's submission of a photograph of this bus withdrawn I thought I would add this view of KEL734 in service - the only one of the batch I didn't see on my visit in 1967. These LL6Bs had eight foot wide bodies and did not enter service until 1951. The bodies were originally configured as coaches with less seats, although the number varied, some having 28 seats at one stage. They were converted to 39 seat buses in 1964/5. 691 was the last of the batch in service, being withdrawn in 1968.
Photo taken 1968, Southampton
223. LFM781
Crosville SLG200, LFM781, a Bristol LL5G built in 1951 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham Bus Station
224. LFM794
Crosville SLG213, LFM794, a Bristol LWL5G built in 1951 with ECW B39R bodywork. This had been new as KG213 and was withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken March 1968, Lower Bridge Street, Chester
225. LTA729
Two preserved Royal Blue Bristol Ls, 1228, HOD30, and 1250, LTA729.
Photo taken Sunday 10 August 2008, Brislington
226. LTA804
Western National 1645, LTA804, was a Bristol LWL5G with ECW B39R body of 1951.
Photo taken 1968, Penzance Bus Station
227. LTA895
LTA895 was brought out for us to inspect on the last morning of the 2015 Royal Blue run. We were following the old A30 route and this vehicle is based near Summercourt. It's in working order but has lost it's seats and fittings to some more modern 8 seats or so. Dating from 1951 it's a Bristol LL6B with Duple C37F body. I last saw it in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2015, A field near Summercourt
228. LTA898
LTA898 is a Bristol LL6B with Duple C37F body, new to Royal Blue / Southern National in 1951 as fleet number 1269. It was made famous when it appeared in the jigsaw puzzle in front of The Greyhound Inn at Corfe Castle.
Photo taken Thursday 31 January 2013, private site in Staffordshire
229. LTA958
LTA958 was in service at the BVBG main event at Brislington, but I missed a chance to travel on it. Dating from 1951 when it joined the Southern National fleet, it is a Bristol LL6B with Duple C37F body.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2016, Brislington
230. MFM678
Crosville KW247, MFM678, a Bristol LWL6B with ECW C35F body, new in 1951
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
231. NDE330
Number 3 in the Silcox, Pemroke Dock fleet, NDE330 was a Bristol L5G with a Silcox DP39F body which had been new in March 1951.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1962, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
232. NDE332
Seen at the garage in Pembroke Dock is Silcox 5, NDE332, a Bristol L5G which had been new in June 1951 with a Silcox FDP39F body (according to the P.S.V. Circle Fleet History) although NDE 330/1 (L5G) had Silcox DP39F bodies and NDE 616 (LL5G) had a Silcox DP41F body. In June 1961 NDE332 received a new Marshall FDP39F body and is seen here at the garage.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
233. NHN135
United Autos NHN105, was a Bristol L5G with an ECW B35R body dating from 1950.
Photo taken 1959, Valley Bridge Bus Station, Scarborough
234. NHY947
Bristol Greyhound coach 2067, NHY947, a Bristol LWL with ECW FC35F body, new in 1951, seen at Victoria Coach Station waiting to return to Bath.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
235. ONO49
This photograph shows the difference between the 7ft 6in and 8ft wide bodies built by ECW on Bristol L type chassis. Eastern National 1124, RHK131, in fact is a 7ft 6in wide Bristol LL5G chassis with an 8ft wide ECW body while 1107, ONO49, is a Bristol L5G.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Prittlewell Garage, Southend
236. RHK129
Eastern National CR1123, RHK129, a Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body, new in 1951, seen on hire on a grey December day to the Royal Mail for Christmas parcel deliveries in Southend. Originally numbered 335.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 December 1964, Southend
237. RHK129
Eastern National CR1123, RHK129, on hire to the Royal Mail for Christmas parcel deliveries in Southend.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 December 1964, Southend
238. RHK131
This photograph shows the difference between the 7ft 6in and 8ft wide bodies built by ECW on Bristol L type chassis. Eastern National 1124, RHK131, in fact is a 7ft 6in wide Bristol LL5G chassis with an 8ft wide ECW body while 1107, ONO49, is a Bristol L5G.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Prittlewell Garage, Southend
239. SHK517
Eastern National 1130, SHK517, a Bristol LWL5G with ECW B39R body, new in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
240. CNH861
Preserved United Counties 861, CNH861, a Bristol LWL5G new in 1952 and withdrawn in Nov 1968. Seen here in preserved state at a "reunion" of former UCOC buses.
Photo taken Spring 1981, Bedford Garage
241. CNH862
Preserved United Counties 862, CNH862, a Bristol LWL with ECW DP33R body, new in April 1952. At some stage was converted to B39R but restored in it's original DP form.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
242. GJB252
Thames Valley Bristol LWL6B 615, GJB253, with ECW B39R body, new in 1952 and withdrawn in 1968, the year this photo was taken.
Photo taken 1968, Maidenhead Garage
243. GJB254
Preserved Thames Valley 616, GJB254, a Bristol LWL6B with ECW B39R body new in 1952
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
244. JYG734
Greensitt & Barratt (building contractors) operated JYG734 as transport for their building force. A Bristol LWL6B built in 1952 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Mallowdale building site, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough
245. KWU381
West Yorkshire RCC SBW21, KWU381, was a Bristol LWL6B with an ECW B39R body.
Photo taken 1966, Old Ball, Horsforth
246. KWU388
West Yorkshire SBW28, KWU388, and SBW16, JYG731, were both Bristol LWL6Bs with ECW B39R bodies from the early 1950s.
Photo taken 1964, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
247. MXB740
Eastern National 201, MXB740, a Bristol LL6G with ECW FC35F body from 1952, ex Tillings Transport in 1963, seen on hire to the Royal Mail for Christmas parcel deliveries in Southend.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 December 1964, Liftans Way/Greenways, Southend
248. MXB740
Tillings MXB740, a Bristol LL6G with ECW FC35F new in 1952, photographed in Devon in 1956. In 1963 the coach passed to Eastern National.
Photo taken 1956, Devon
249. MXB743
Tilling Transport MXB743,a Bristol LL6G with ECW FC35F body new in 1952, carrying Thos Cook & Son nameplate in this photo
Photo taken Northdown Street, London Kings Cross
250. NFM35
Crosville SLB279, NFM35, a Bristol LWL6B built in 1952 with ECW B39R bodywork. New as KW279 and taken not far from the bus station at Wrexham.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrecsam
251. NFM46
Ex Crosville SLB290, NFM46, Bristol LL6B new in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 30 March 1980, Breda Bus Station, Nederland
252. NFM46
Crosville SLB290, NFM46, a Bristol LL6B with ECW B39R body, new in May 1952 with fleet number KW 290 and withdrawn in 1970.
Photo taken Approx 1970, Crosville Llandudno (Town, not Junction) depot
253. NFM49
Crosville MS SLB293, NFM49, a Bristol LL6B built in 1952 with ECW B39R bodywork. New as KW293, this was withdrawn later in 1968.
Photo taken June 1968, Northgate Station, Chester
254. OHY995
Northern Ideal Homes of Barnsley used OHY995 for staff transport at their housing developments, former Bristol Tramways 2075, a Bristol LWL6B with ECW C37F body.
Photo taken 1965, Templegate, Whitkirk, Leeds
255. TTW571
Vange-allocated Eastern National 352, TTW571, LWL5G/B39R in an unrecognisable Uppermayne in 1959 (it was transferred in to BN in July).
Photo taken 1959, Uppermayne, Basildon
256. KWV935
Seen in Winchester was Wilts & Dorset 555, KWV935, a Bristol LWL5G with E.C.W. B39R bodywork new in 1954. In January 1960 it was, along with the rest of the batch (553-567) rebuilt to FB39F layout by the company and fitted with a fibreglass radiator surround panel as seen here in Winchester. They were also fitted with wheel-nut rings similar to those fitted to pre-war Leylands.
Photo taken Tuesday 9 February 1960, Winchester Bus Station
257. LHR858
Wilts & Dorset 567, LHR858, was the last of fifteen Bristol LWL5Gs with Eastern Coachworks B39R bodies new in 1954 and is seen in Basingstoke.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
258. 996CHN
Bedlington & District 996CHN was new to United in May 1957 as BGS8 before general renumbering to GS8 in November 1964. It was a Bristol LL5G with ECW FB39C to the Queen Mary design but with bus seats. The chassis was extended and rebuilt from GHN991 an L5G with fleet number BLO191 later BG205, the body was 8ft wide hence broader than the chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Widdrington, Northumberland