SCT '61 Photo Index
Bristol GO
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1. CHN101
United Automobile Services BOH1, CHN101, was the first of a batch of six Bristol GO5Gs with ECW L27/28R bodies delivered in 1936.
Photo taken Scarborough
2. DKN46
Bristol GO5G DKN46 was ordered for and delivered to Maidstone & District in December 1936, but entered service with Chatham & District as no 355. Together with the rest of the batch the chassis were found to be unsuited for local service in Chatham and returned to Bristol, the bodies being transferred to new K5Gs which were apparently suited to Chatham.
Photo taken January 1956, Dorchester Street, Bath
3. JN6894
Westcliff JN6894, a Bristol GO5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1936 and rebodied in 1949.
Photo taken c.1951/2, Willson Road, Southend
4. JN6896
Westcliff's first Bristols arrived in 1936 and were GO5Gs with lowbridge Brush bodies. After the war all were rebuilt, some with Beadle bodies similar to JN3229, the rest with standard postwar ECW bodies. JN6896 was one of the latter, seen here late in its life as Eastern National 1229 outside Harwich Town Hall on 12th August 1957.
Photo taken Monday 12 August 1957, Harwich Town Hall
5. NJ9058
Brighton Hove and District 6325, NJ9058, a 1936 Bristol GO5G originally with a Tilling body.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
6. ANJ831
In the background Eastern National 1008, GJ2011, an AEC Regent built in 1930 and rebodied by ECW OT59R in 1945, ex-Brighton Hove & District in 1954 and in front, another open-topper, 1248, ANJ831, a pre-war Bristol GO5G, also ex-Brighton Hove & District - 1248 lasted in the ENOC fleet until 1959.
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
7. ANJ831
Eastern National 1248, ANJ831, one of four ex-Brighton & Hove Bristols acquired for sea front use in 1952/3 although this was the only one to be used at Southend.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Kursaal, Southend
8. ANJ831
Eastern National acquired four ex-Brighton & Hove Bristols for sea front use in 1952/3, but the only one of these to be used at Southend was ANJ831. It is seen here at the Kursaal on route 67 in June or July 1956. AEC GJ2011 is behind it on the 68.
Photo taken Summer 1956, Kursaal, Southend
9. BDL101
BDL101, new as Southern Vectis 701, was one of a pair of Bristol GO5Gs with Eastern Coachworks H30/26R bodies new in 1937 and were the first Bristol vehicles to be purchased by the company. It was rebuilt in 1951 to L28/26R by Hants & Dorset Motor Services Limited with a more upright front, rubber mounted windows and sliding vents instead of half drop windows.
Photo taken Saturday 31 May 1958, near Lower Mosley Street Bus Station
10. BDL101
A second shot of BDL101, new as Southern Vectis 701, which was one of a pair of Bristol GO5Gs with Eastern Coachworks H30/26R bodies new in 1937, rebuilt in 1951 to L28/26R by Hants & Dorset Motor Services Limited.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, East Street Coach Station, Manchester
11. EAE283
Bristol Tramways 3073, EAE283, was a Bristol GO5G new in 1937 with a BBW H28/26R body which in 8/44 was rebuilt by BBW and reseated to H30/26R.
Photo taken January 1956, Dorchester Street, Bath
12. JN8570
Westcliff open topper JN8570 away from the seafront, a Bristol GO5G with ECW bodywork from 1937.
Photo taken Thursday 30 June 1955, Chalkwell Station, Southend
13. JN8570
In 1937 new modern vehicles were provided for the sea front service. There were three open top double deckers, Bristol GO5Gs with ECW bodywork, JN8570/1/2.
Photo taken 1945/6, Victoria Circus, Southend
14. JN8571
Eastern National 1245, JN8571, seen at Clacton was a Bristol GO5G with an ECW O30/26R body new in 1937 to Westcliff-on-Sea MS.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton
15. JN8572
Eastern National 1246, JN8572, a 1937 Bristol GO5G new to Westcliff, converted to open-top.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
16. JN8572
Eastern National 1246, JN8572, a Bristol GO5G with an ECW O30/26R body new in 1937 to Westcliff-on-Sea MS is seen in Clacton.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton