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1. BWY985
Premier Travel 128, BWY985, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, acquired in 1960. It had been new to West Yorkshire in 1937 who had it rebodied in 1949. It was withdrawn the following year, 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Drummer Street Bus Station. Cambridge
2. FPU512
Eastern National 1257, FPU512, seen at Braintree was a Bristol K5G new in 1937 with an Eastern Coachworks L24/24R body and numbered 3732. It was fitted with a PV2 radiator and rebodied in 1952 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body, with staggered seating on the upper deck and re-numbered 1257. Had it not been at Eastern Coachworks in May 1952 being rebodied it would have become United Counties 613 with the transfer of the midland area services.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
3. AHJ401
Eastern National SD1263, AHJ401, a Bristol K5G with pre-war ECW body, originally in the Westcliff fleet.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Station, Southend
4. BTR303
Hants & Dorset TD620, BTR303, was new in April 1938 and was a Bristol K5G with a Brush L28/26R body. It was renumbered 1013 in the 1950 renumbering scheme and in 1954 it was rebodied with an E.C.W. CO32/28R body and fitted with a PV2 radiator. It is seen here in Gosport flanked by a 1947 K5G (1132 - GLJ975) and a 1950 KS6B (1270 - KEL713).
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Gosport Ferry Terminus
5. BTR310
Hants & Dorset open-topper 1020, BTR310, a 1938 Bristol K5G with Brush L28/26R body, converted to open top in 1954 and withdrawn in 1957
Photo taken August 1956, Bournemouth Bus Station
6. BTR311
Hants & Dorset 1021, BTR311, was a Bristol K5G new in 1938 as TD636 with a Brush L27/26R body. It was rebodied in June 1949 with an E.C.W. L27/28R body and renumbered to 1021 on 1st January 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Mumby Road, Gosport
7. BTR312
Hants & Dorset 1022, BTR312, a 1938 Bristol K5G, originally with a Brush body but rebodied by ECW in 1949. It lasted until 1958.
Photo taken April 1954, Gosport Ferry Terminus
8. CWX667
Premier Travel, Cambridge 125, CWX667, acquired in November 1960 from West Yorkshire Road Car Company, where it had been KDG22, was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Haverhill Depot
9. CWX671
Keighley West Yorkshire was a joint undertaking between Keighley Corporation and West Yorkshire Road Car which ran local and long distance services from the town. The buses were standard Tilling Group vehicles with one or two unusual variations on the theme. One such example of the unusual in the Keighley fleet was this 1938 Bristol K5G which was rebuilt and rebodied by Roe after the second world war. KDG26 (Keighley Double Decker Gardiner), CWX671.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 2009, Harrogate
10. CWX671
Keighley-West Yorkshire KDG26, CWX 671, a 1938 Bristol K5G. The chassis was rebuilt & modernised with a lower PV2 radiator in 1950 & a new Roe L27/28R body replaced the original ECW one. The bus is at the Piece Hall in Halifax during the Heart of The Pennines Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 27 October 2013, Piece Hall, Halifax
11. EHY569
C3107, EHY569, is a Bristol K new in 1938 - I havenít completed the chassis designation since it no longer has an engine! New with a Bristol body I am sure this is a new body - most of the batch seem to have been rebodied and two (not this one) received unusual Welsh Metal Industries bodies.
12. FHT112
Brighton, Hove & District 995, FHT112, a 1938 Bristol K5G/ECW CO30/26R, parked inside Conway Street garage, Hove, c. 1960, one of six similar vehicles acquired from Bristol Tramways in 1955 to replace older A.E.C. Regents for use on sea front services.
Photo taken c.1960, Conway Street depot, Hove
13. FHT91
Bristol K5G FHT91 was new in 1938 to Bristol Tramways C3148 with a Bristol H28/28R body and was from a batch of thirty-nine which were used to replace trams on four routes in Bristol on 4th September 1938. It is seen at the garage of Say. Gloucester.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
14. FKL611
Preserved Maidstone & District 273, FKL611, a Bristol K5G with Weymann L24/24R body seen at Winkleigh.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1984, Winkleigh
15. FKL611
The upper saloon of preserved Maidstone & District 273, FKL611, a Bristol K5G with Weymann L24/24R body seen at Winkleigh. This shows that seats were for three and four alternately on the upper deck with the seats for three having the vertical stanchion.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1984, Winkleigh
16. FKL611
The lower saloon of preserved Maidstone & District 273, FKL611, a Bristol K5G with Weymann L24/24R body seen at Winkleigh. On the nearside, matching the offside upper deck sunken gangway is a full length luggage rack.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1984, Winkleigh
17. GHT127
GHT127, preserved ex Brighton, Hove & District 992 is a 1938 Bristol K5G with ECW O59R bodywork. This vehicle started life with Bristol Tramways, and is seen here at the 2005 Worthing Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2005, Marine Parade, Worthing
18. GNO690
Eastern National prewar Bristol K/ECW GNO690 with Dickson's. It was new to ENOC in 1938, a Bristol K5G with ECW L24/24R body. It passed to United Counties in May 1952 and was withdrawn in November 1958 passing to Dicksons Luxury Coaches, Stoke Mandeville, in March 1959. It was withdrawn by them in 1963 and scrapped in 1966.
Photo taken c.1960, unknown location
19. GNO693
New in 1938 as Eastern National 3749, GNO693, this Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L26/24R body was reseated to L24/24R shortly after delivery. In 1952 it became United Counties 628 with the transfer of the Midland area services in May of that year. It returned to Eastern National, as 1016, in November 1955 and is seen here in Braintree.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
20. GTW982
United Counties 644, GTW982, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body seen in Biggleswade was new in 1938 as Eastern National 3711 and was acquired by United Counties in May 1952 when the Midland area of Eastern National was transferred together with 247 vehicles.
Photo taken Friday 12 April 1957, High Street, Biggleswade
21. JA7717
North Western 401, JA7717, seen here in Parker Street, Manchester was the second of sixty-four Bristol K5Gs new in 1938/9 with ECW L23/24R bodies. It was, along with the others rebodied in 1951 by Willowbrook with the L27/26R body seen here.
Photo taken Sunday 19 January 1958, Parker Street, Manchester
22. JA7722
North Western 406, JA7722, seen at Manchester L.M.S. on the X60 service to Blackpool, was one of sixty-four Bristol K5Gs new in 1938/9 with Eastern Coachworks L23/24R bodies. All were rebodied in 1951/2 with Willowbrook L27/26R bodies.
Photo taken Friday 15 April 1960, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
23. JA7727
North Western 411, JA7727, is a 1938 Bristol K5G, with a 1951 Willowbrook L27/26R body.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Hague Bar Road, New Mills
24. JA7787
North Western 415, JA7787, awaiting departure at Glossop (Norfolk Arms Hotel) during the late 1950's. It was a Bristol K5G, new in 1938 with fleet number 887 and an ECW body but in 1951 it was rebodied by Willowbrook and renumbered.
Photo taken late 1950s, Norfolk Arms Hotel, Glossop
25. JA7793
North Western 421, JA7793, is a 1938 Bristol K5G with a 1951 Willowbrook L27/26R body. Also withdrawn by the time the Ian Allan ABC was published in 1964, it carries the version of the livery with the cream roof.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Hague Bar Road near New Mills, Cheshire
26. JA7795
Two North Western Road Car Company buses from different eras, 423, JA7795, a Bristol K5G with Willowbrook L27/28R body, delivered new in 1938 as Fleet No 895 originally with an ECW body but was rebodied in 1951/2. It was not withdrawn until 1965.
Photo taken c. 1961, Mersey Square, Stockport
27. JT9353
Hants & Dorset open-topper 1025, JT9353, a 1938 Bristol K5G with Brush L28/26R body, converted to open top in 1953
Photo taken August 1956, High Street, Lymington
28. AFX752
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
29. AJA152
Preserved North Western 432, AJA152, a 1939 Bristol K5G with Willowbrook body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 2008, Manchester Museum of Transport
30. AJA152
North Western bought this Bristol K6G in 1939. 432, AJA152, originally carried ECW bodywork but following the second world war it was rebodied in 1951 by Willowbrook to give a further 15 years of service, finally being withdrawn in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
31. AJN825
Ex-Westcliff pre-war K5G, AJN825 seen here just after return from repainting in January 2002. Following the near-terminal fire at Walton in December 1996, painstaking individual efforts by a group of First employees finally got her back on the road.
Photo taken January 2002
32. AJN825
From 1937, Westcliff double deckers were standard Tilling Group Bristol Ks with lowbridge ECW bodies, four batches arriving up to 1939. AJN825, one of the third batch, was photographed parked in Victoria Station yard on 8th February 1957. By this time it would have been in green livery and carries its Eastern National fleet number 1269.
Photo taken Friday 8 February 1957, Victoria Station, Southend
33. BHJ532
Eastern National 1272, BHJ532, a Bristol K5G with ECW L55R body, new in 1939 to Westcliff
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
34. CDL899
Preserved Southern Vectis CDL899, a Bristol K5G with ECW O56R body, new in 1939. Originally a highbridge double decker, it was converted to open top in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 2006, Newport Quay, Isle of Wight Bus Museum
35. CDL899
Preserved Southern Vectis open topper CDL899, a Bristol K new in 1939 with an ECW H30/26R body and converted to open top during the winter of 1958/9.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
36. CDL899
Preserved Southern Vectis open topper CDL899, a Bristol K new in 1939 with an ECW H30/26R body and converted to open top during the winter of 1958/9.
Photo taken Saturday 30 May 2009, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
37. CDL899
Southern Vectis 1939-built Bristol K, CDL899, in original form with ECW H56R bodywork.
Photo taken 1955, Newport, Isle of Wight
38. CDL899
Southern Vectis 702, CDL899 , a pre-war Bristol K5G, always seemed to be a permanent fixture of summer days on the Isle of Wight. In spotless condition, it awaits passengers at Shanklin Clock, a reminder of sunshine breezes on top!
Photo taken Wednesday 8 September 1976, Shanklin Esplanade, Isle of Wight
39. CWX681
West Yorkshire DG36, CWX681, was new as 393 in 1939 and was a Bristol K5G with E.C.W. CL24/24R body. It was rebodied with the Roe L27/28R body seen here in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 13 May 1956, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
40. GKE68
GKE68, a Weymann bodied Bristol K5G new to Chatham Traction in June 1939, passed to Maidstone & District in October 1955 as their DH295, withdrawn the following year and entered preservation in 1960. It was acquired by Friends of Chatham Traction in November 2009.
Photo taken Saturday 2 April 2016, Detling
41. GL6612
Bristol 3614, GL6612, seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Bristol K5G which had been new in 1939 as Bath Tramways 3811 with a Bristol H30/26R body. In January 1952 it was rebuilt to permanent open top, painted in reverse livery and transferred to the Bristol country fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
42. GL6614
This photo is of Bristol 3615, GL6614, but having said that Iím not sure which particular fleet itís part of, perhaps the coat-of-arms narrows it down. Itís a fine old lady of a Bristol K5G, new as Bath Electric Tramways 3813 in 1939, now working as on open-topper.
Photo taken Birkett Road/Birnbeck Road, Weston-super-Mare
43. JA7723
Worth, Enstone JA7723 was a Bristol K5G dating from 1939 which had been rebodied in 1951 with this Willowbrook L27/26R body when it was with the North Western Road Car Company in Stockport and is seen leaving Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1961, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
44. OWT196
Yorkshire Woollen District 155, OWT196, was former York-West Yorkshire YDG83, a 1939 Bristol K5G with an ECW H29/26R body from 1955. It was one of a number of second-hand buses acquired in 1969 to cover a severe shortage of vehicles. Behind is 845, FHD119, one of their Northern Counties bodied Regent Vs.
Photo taken 1969, Rishworth Road, Dewsbury
45. CAP176
Thames Valley 772, CAP176, was one of four Bristol K5Gs with Eastern Coachworks O30/26R bodies acquired in 1957 from Brighton, Hove & District. Three were rebuilt to open top from their original H30/26R by B.H. & D. but 772 was done by Thames Valley. They were acquired for a summer Riverside Express service, originally Reading to Maidenhead but later extended to Windsor.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
46. CAP205
Thomas Bros., Port Talbot operated this Bristol K5G, CAP205, with ECW OH30/26R body which had been new to Brighton, Hove & District in 1940 and passed to Thomas in March 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969
47. CAP229
Preserved ex Brighton Hove and District 352, CAP229, is a 1940 Bristol K5G with an ECW CO30/26R body. It is seen here at the 2014 Worthing Bus Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 27 July 2014, Marine Parade, Worthing
48. CAP229
In use on the service round the site was Brighton & Hove open top Bristol CAP229. I have not seen this one for many years, so it has probably just emerged from restoration.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 2015, South East Bus Festival at Detling
49. CAP234
Seen during the Isle of Wight Bus Museum's annual running which included a KavaLKade from Newport Quay to Carisbrooke Castle celebrating 75 years of the Bristol K and L types. In this photo, 1940 K5G CAP234, newly restored again by owner Derek Priddle, with former Westcliff K AJN825 from 1939 behind. CAP234 was new to Brighton & Hove in 1940 passing to Southern Vectis in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2012, Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
50. DDL50
Preserved ex-Southern Vectis 703, DDL50, a Bristol K5G with ECW O56R body, new in 1940
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 2006, Downend (Hare & Hounds), Isle of Wight Bus Museum
51. DOD504
New in 1940 as Western National 315, DOD504 was a Bristol K5G with E.C.W. L30/26R body. It was transferred in 1950 to Bristol Tramways L4129 from whom Say, Gloucester acquired it in 1955 and withdrew it in September 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
52. FLJ538
After the Isle of Wight Bus Museum's annual running day, 1940 K5G DDL50 back in the museum alongside Bristol K5G FLJ538, new to Hants and Dorset in 1940, rebodied in 1954 with an 8 foot wide convertible open top KSW body, passing to Southern Vectis in 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2012, Newport, Isle of Wight
53. FLJ538
Former Hants & Dorset, then Southern Vectis, FLJ538, seen at the pre-opening Members' Day for the newly relocated IW Bus and Coach Museum.
Photo taken Sunday 29 March 2015, Ryde
54. FLJ538
Mention of the IOW Beer and Buses weekend prompts this photo of preserved Southern Vectis 908 FLJ538 (or YWG109 as it has become, following the loss of the original registration number on export to Holland).
Photo taken Saturday 14 October 2017, Seaview (Boat House), Isle of Wight
55. FLJ538
Just to appreciate the degree of hard work and dedication put into 908 over the years by I.O.W. Bus Museum members, this was the condition of the bus when discovered in the Netherlands in 2009, prior to towing it back to the UK.
Photo taken summer 2009, Echteld, Netherlands
56. GHT154
Preserved 1940 Bristol Tramways K5G/BBW C3336, GHT154.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 2011, Newport Quay
57. GHT154
Rear view of preserved 1940 Bristol Tramways K5G/BBW C3336, GHT154.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 2011, Newport Quay
58. GHT154
Bristol K 3336, GHT154, which was at one time also an open topper, has had is roof replaced and been restored to blue and white livery.
Photo taken Southsea rally
59. JEV412
Dating from 1940, Bristol K5G JEV412 had been new as Eastern National 3821 and had an E.C.W. L27/28R body. It was transferred to United Counties in May 1952 where it became number 673 and was fitted with a new E.C.W. L27/28R body and a PV2 radiator in 1953 being seen as such in Bedford.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, Bedford
60. JEV415
Dating from 1940, Bristol K5G JEV415 had been new as Eastern National 3824 and had an E.C.W. L27/28R body. It was transferred to United Counties in May 1952 where it became number 676 and was fitted with a new E.C.W. L27/28R body and a PV2 radiator in 1953 being seen as such in Bedford.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, Foster Hill Road, Bedford
61. FTA634
Former Western National 345, FTA634, a Bristol K5G with E.C.W. L30/26R body, new in 1941. It was withdrawn in 1960.
Photo taken early 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
62. GHT127
Bristol K, 4583 GHT127, at a Southend rally in the earlier Bristol blue and white livery.
Photo taken Southend rally
63. GHT127
In summer 1998, Guide Friday was using veteran Bristol K 4583 GHT127 on its sightseeing tour at Bath.
Photo taken Summer 1998, Bath
64. GHN189
Ex-United GHN189, a Bristol K5G new in 1942, rebodied in 1954 with an ECW 53-seat lowbridge body produced 5 years earlier for a Leyland TD2.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
65. GHN189
GHN189 is a United Automobile Bristol K5G from 1942 with ECW L27/26R body
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Sea Lane, Sunderland
66. JVW430
ENOC's famous 1943 Bristol K5G JVW430 (3885/1274/2201) carrying ECW's prototype postwar lowbridge body joined the Eastern National Preservation Group fleet in November 1988, having "escaped" from Stagecoach of Perth who acquired it in August 1988 from a Yorkshire dealer who had in turn acquired it from the liquidated PK Omnibus Co of Hunmanby.
Photo taken Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
67. JVW430
Preserved Eastern National 1943 Bristol K5G JVW430 (3885/1274/2201) carrying ECW's prototype postwar lowbridge body.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 2009, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
68. JVW430
Rear shot of preserved Eastern National 1943 Bristol K5G JVW430 (3885/1274/2201) carrying ECW's prototype postwar lowbridge body.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 2009, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
69. DDL688
DDL688, a 1944 Bristol K5G/ECW L55R (rebodied in 1953) new to Southern Vectis, but here with J. Johnson, Wyke near Bradford.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1968, Deanstones Lane, Queensbury, Bradford
70. FNY933
Pontypridd UDC 40, FNY933, a 1944 Bristol K6A with Park Royal body. Withdrawn from service in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 21 August 1983, the ninth Bristol Rally, Whitchurch, Bristol
71. GKP563
GKP653 was Maidstone & District DH43 and was a Daimler CWA6 with a Weymann H30/26R body fitted in 1951 seen in Maidstone. When new in 1944 it carried a Duple H30/26R body to utility design.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
72. HKE201
Maidstone & District DH418, NKT914, a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland H30/26R body new in 1951 and DH100, HKE201, the first of twelve Bristol K6As new in 1944 with Park Royal UH30/26R bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, Nelson Road, Gillingham
73. HKE207
Maidstone & District, Maidstone DH106, HKE207, was a Bristol K6A with a Weymann H30/26R body and was seen in Hastings.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Queens Road, Hastings
74. HKE219
Maidstone and District DH118, HKE219, and DH123, HKE224, both wartime Bristol K6As which were rebodied by Weymann in the early fifties.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
75. HKE224
Maidstone and District DH118, HKE219, and DH123, HKE224, both wartime Bristol K6As which were rebodied by Weymann in the early fifties.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
76. HKE230
Maidstone and District DH129, HKE230, a wartime Bristol K6A rebodied by Weymann H56R in the early 1950s.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Overcliffe, Gravesend
77. CPM12
Brighton Hove and District 6370, CPM12, a 1945 Bristol K6A with Park Royal bodywork. This vehicle would receive a second hand 1944 built body in 1953 for a further five years of service.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
78. DBL154
Preserved Thames Valley 446, DBL154, a Bristol K6A with ECW L55R body new in 1945.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
79. DBL154
Preserved Thames Valley 446, DBL154, a Bristol K6A with ECW L55R body new in 1945.
Photo taken Sunday 15 July 2007, Alton
80. DBL154
Preserved Thames Valley 446, DBL154, a Bristol K6A with ECW L55R body new in 1945.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
81. DBL154
Thames Valley Bristol K6A 446, DBL154, with an ECW L27/28R body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 May 2012, Fawley Hill Railway
82. EWW943
Burrows 50, EWW943, a Bristol K6A new in September 1945 with a Strachan UL27/28R body was rebodied with a Burlingham H33/28RD body in May 1957 and subsequently passed to Yorkshire Traction in October 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 8 June 1957, Leeds Central Bus Station
83. EWW943
Burrows 50, EWW943, a Bristol K6A new in September 1945 with a Strachan UL27/28R body was rebodied with a Burlingham H33/28RD body in May 1957 and subsequently passed to Yorkshire Traction in October 1966.
Photo taken August 1963, Kirkgate, Leeds
84. EWW943
Burrows, Wombwell EWW943 originally had a Strachans L27/26R body when new in August 1945 and the Bristol K6A was rebodied in May 1957 with a Burlingham H33/28RD body as seen in Leeds Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1959, Leeds Bus Station
85. EWW944
Burrows 51, EWW944, a Bristol K6A new in 1945 with a Strachan UL27/28R body seen in Leeds Bus Station preparing to run to Wombwell duplicating the normal service bus.
Photo taken Tuesday 30 July 1957, Leeds Central Bus Station
86. FAH108
Former Eastern Counties Bristol K LKH32, FAH108, in use with Essex Police as a mobile exhibition unit. It was a K5G new in 1945/6 and rebodied with an 8' wide body by ECW in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 1975, Southchurch Park, Southend
87. FAH108
Ex-Eastern Counties Bristol K/ECW FAH108 after conversion to the Essex Road Safety Exhibition bus, seen here heading into Southend, perhaps on the occasion of a Southend bus rally.
Photo taken Bell Hotel, Southend
88. FNG144
Eastern Counties LK246, FNG144, originally numbered LK37, a Bristol K5G new in 1945 and rebodied by ECW L27/28R in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Drummer Street, Cambridge
89. FRU308
Hants & Dorset 1111, FRU308, arrives at Victoria Coach Station. It was a Bristol K6A which, when new in May 1945, had a Strachans L27/28R body and was numbered TD777, being renumbered to 1111 in January 1950.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
90. FTG1
Pontypridd Bristol double decker 41, FTG1 looks to be a virtually unaltered utility body, with only the front windows modernised. It was a K6A with Park Royal H30/26R body new in 1945.
Photo taken Taff Street, Pontypridd
91. FTT704
Former Western National 353, FTT704, a Bristol K5A new in 1945 with a Strachan L27/28R body, rebodied by ECW L27/28R in 1955
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 2006, Aldershot
92. FTT704
Western National 353 is passed whilst at stop. FTT704 is 1945 Bristol K6A originally with Strachan bodywork. In 1954 the bodywork was replaced with a more conventional ECW L27/28R one.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 2012, Brislington Park & Ride
93. HGC251
Former London Transport B26, HGC251, as Lincolnshire 2112 at Skegness in August 1953. It was a Bristol K6A with Duple H30/26R body, new in December 1945 and sold to LRCC in early 1953. It lasted with them until around 1961.
Photo taken August 1953, Skegness
94. HKE861
Maidstone & District DH153, HKE861, a 1945 Bristol K6A originally with utility body but re-bodied by Weymann in the early fifties and withdrawn in 1965, seen being steam cleaned on the ramp which used to be alongside the main garage shed at Silverhill Garage in Hastings.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 April 1964, Silverhill Garage, Hastings
95. HKE867
Preserved Maidstone and District DH159, HKE867, AEC engined Bristol K6A with Weymann H56R body, new in 1945, rebodied in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 16 February 2008, Hawkhurst Bus Station
96. HKE867
Seen at Madeira Drive, Brighton, HKE867, a Bristol K6A, new as Maidstone and District DH159 in 1945 with a Duple H30/26R body, had been rebodied with a Weymann H30/26R body in April 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1973, Madeira Drive, Brighton
97. HKE867
Preserved Maidstone & District Bristol K6A DH159, HKE867, dating from 1945, rebodied in 1953 with a Weymann H30/26R body, sSeen at Tenterden Town station on the Kent & East Sussex Railway during the railway's gala weekend in May 2010.
Photo taken Monday 3 May 2010, Tenterden Town Station
98. KEV331
Colchester Corporation 46, KEV331, was a Bristol K6A with Duple utility H56R body new in August 1945. It was photographed on a peak hour journey in the queue leaving Colchester Bus Station just before withdrawal in June 1964.
Photo taken June 1964, Colchester Bus Station
99. BJN113
Eastern National SD1277, BJN113, a Bristol K5G with ECW L55R body, new to Westcliff in 1946, one of the very first post-war deliveries.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Station, Southend
100. CKG653
Cardiff Bristol 86, CKG653, a Park Royal H30/26R bodied Bristol K6A new in 1946, at Cardiff Bus Station. Again looks like a utility body with modernised windows. Trolleybus wires ran round this part of the bus station and survived to the end, but I donít remember them being used regularly.
Photo taken Cardiff Bus Station
101. CRX550
Thames Valley 441, CRX550, new in 1946 was a Bristol K6A with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
102. DBE187
Preserved Lincolnshire Road Car highbridge Bristol K 661, DBE187, new in 1946, renumbered 2115 in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 4 November 2001, Lincoln Transport Museum
103. DBE187
Lincolnshire Road Car 661 later 2115, DBE187, a 1946 Bristol K6A with ECW H30/26R body, part of the LVVS collection
Photo taken Sunday 1 November 2009, near LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
104. DBE187
Lincolnshire 661 later 2115, DBE187, a 1946 Bristol K6A with ECW H30/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 4 November 2012, Lincoln
105. DBL157
Thames Valley 449, DBL157, one of fourteen Bristol K6As with Eastern Coachworks L27/28R bodies new in 1946 is seen at Reading Stations.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Stations
106. FNG400
Eastern Counties LK12, FNG400, was the second of two Bristol K6As with Strachans L27/26R bodies new in 1946. In 1946/7 it was renumbered to LK42 and was rebodied with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body in February 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Garage
107. FRU825
Hants & Dorset 1114, FRU825, was a Bristol K5G new in 1946 with an E.C.W. L27/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Bus Station
108. GHN635
Former United Autos GHN635 was a magnificent Bristol K6A dating from 1946. Originally fitted with a Strachan body, it had this 1949 ECW L27/26R body fitted in 1954 and was acquired by Samuel Ledgard in 1959.
Photo taken 1965, Yeadon Depot
109. HGC245
Lincolnshire Road Car Company acquired this Bristol, HGC245, from London Transport B11 in 1953 and numbered it 980 renumbering it later in the year to 2109. It carried a Duple H30/26R body, was new in 1946, and is seen here at Newark.
Photo taken Friday 12 April 1957, Newark Bus Station
110. HTT???
An unidentified early post-war Western National Bristol K, one of the first post-war batch of lowbridge K types from the 356, 800-12 batch, HTT970-983, delivered in 1946.
Photo taken c.1955, Buckfast Abbey Car Park
111. JHT802
Preserved Bristol C3386, JHT802, a Bristol K5G new in 1946. In the mid 1950s the original body was removed due to rot in the wooden frame, the chassis refurbished and fitted with an AEC 7.7 litre 6-cylinder diesel engine and fitted with a 1949 double deck body taken from another bus. In this form she operated Bristol City Services until the mid 1960s.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 2012, Baldwin Street, Bristol
112. KNO597
New in 1946 as Eastern National 3894, KNO597 was transferred to United Counties in May 1952 with Eastern National's Midland area services. It was a Bristol K5G with E.C.W. L27/28R bodywork and was caught in Bedford.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, Bedford
113. DBL161
Thames Valley 453, DBL161, a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body seen at Ascot was new in 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
114. DMO671
DMO671, new in 1947, was Thames Valley 467 and was a Bristol K6A with a typical Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body seen here in Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
115. DMO675
Thames Valley 471, DMO675 was an E.C.W. bodied Bristol K, new in 1947, seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
116. EAM612
Eastern National SD1055, EAM612, an ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body, seen here looking very shiny shortly after entering service with ENOC. New to Wilts and Dorset in 1947 as number 269, it was bought by Eastern National in 1963, later renumbered to 2207 in August 1964.
Photo taken June 1963, Victoria Circus, Southend
117. EAM612
Eastern National SD2207, EAM612, an ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
118. EAM612
Eastern National SD2207, EAM612, an ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
119. EAM612
Wilts & Dorset 269, EAM612, a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in April 1947 was photographed in Newbury heading for Andover.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
120. EDL22
Southern Vectis 718, EDL22 and 719, EDL23, a pair of Bristol K5Gs with ECW L55R bodies new in May 1947. Note the "not licensed" sign that both carry.
Photo taken June 1960, Ryde Garage, Isle of Wight
121. EWY404
1960's fashion icon, poses in front of a 1947 ex West Yorkshire R.C.C. Bristol K5G 715, EWY404 in a builders yard on the outskirts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Photo taken 1962, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
122. FNG822
Canham, Whittlesey FNG822 was a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body new in 1947 and acquired in October 1964 from Eastern Counties.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Scaldgate, Whittlesey
123. GFM891
Clynnog & Trevor Motors GFM891, a Bristol K6A with E.C.W. L27/26R body, new in 1947 as Crosville's MB283. One of a pair - the other was GFM903 - acquired by C&TM from Crosville in 1962.
Photo taken Summer 1965, Penlon, near Trevor
124. GLJ964
Hants & Dorset 1121, GLJ964, was a Bristol K5G which had an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body when new in August 1947. In January 1958 it was rebodied with the Hants & Dorset FPO31/28R body, new in May 1953, which had previously been on 1025, JT 9353, a 1938 K5G.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
125. GLJ974
Hants & Dorset 1131, GLJ974, was a Bristol K5G with an E.C.W. L27/28R body new in 1947 as TD797 being renumbered on the 1st January 1950. It is seen at the Gosport Ferry terminus.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, Gosport Ferry Terminus
126. GTG866
Aberdare Bristol K6A/ECW 77, GTG866, new in 1947 with another from the same batch, 75, behind.
Photo taken Cardiff Street, Aberdare
127. KHU601
Thames Valley 437, KHU601, a Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body, new to Bristol O.C. in 1947 as their L4104 and one of eight purchased by Thames Valley in 1959 to cover a shortage of double deckers (plus more the following year, 8 from United Counties and 4 from Hants & Dorset).
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
128. KHU621
Bristol Tramways L4100, KHU621, was a Bristol K6A with E.C.W. L27/28R body new in 1947. It was withdrawn in 1959 and later ran for Costain, the Stockton contractor until December 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Royal Well Bus Station, Cheltenham
129. KHU623
Wakes of Sparkford KHU623, former Bristol K5G L4102, new in 1947, fitted with an AEC engine in 1951. Bought by Wakes in 1960 with whom it lasted until late 1965/early 1966.
Photo taken Central Road, Yeovil
130. MPU24
Eastern National SD1300, MPU24, a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1947.
Photo taken early 1960s, Victoria Circus, Southend
131. MPU24
Eastern National SD2228, MPU24, a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body, with an improvised route indicator
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
132. MPU24
Eastern National SD2228, MPU24, a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body. Originally numbered 1300.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
133. DUH307
Cardiff Bristol KW6G 120, DUH307, with a Bruce H33/26R body, new in 1948.
Photo taken Mill Lane, Cardiff
134. EET582
A 1954 East Lancs H30/26R bodywork graces this rebodied Bristol L6B of Rotherham Corporation. 182, EET 582, awaits departure from Doncaster, Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 8 April 1958, Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station, Doncaster
135. GFM903
Clynnog & Trefor GFM903, a Bristol K6A built in 1948 with ECW L27/28R bodywork. This had been new as Crosville MB295 and was very smartly turned out when photographed by John Boylett.
Photo taken mid 1960s?, Penrhrydlyniog, Pwllheli
136. GLJ986
Hants & Dorset 1143, GLJ986, was a Bristol K5G new in 1948 with an E.C.W. L27/28R body. It was rebodied in June 1957 with a 1953 Hants & Dorset FPO31/28R body removed from 1011 (BTR301).
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Bus Station
137. GVF74
Canham, Whittlesey GVF74, a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body new in 1948 was acquired in September 1964 from Eastern Counties.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Whittlesey
138. HB6587
Merthyr Tydfil 5, HB6643, a Bristol K6G with Davies H30/26R body, and 26, HB6587, a K6G with Duple H30/26R body.
Photo taken 1967, Merthyr Tydfil Depot yard
139. HB6641
Merthyr 59, Bristol double decker HB6641, a Bristol K6G with Davies H30/26R body new in 1948 but with the look of a utility body with improvements to the windows.
Photo taken Nantygwenith Road
140. HSM643
Western S.M.T. 877, HSM643, was a Bristol K6B with an E.C.W. L27/28R body which had been new to Caledonian in 1948 and which is seen in Dumfries. It was one of only two Bristol engined double-deckers in the Western fleet.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 June 1962, Whitesands, Dumfries
141. KHN381
United Auto BBL24, KHN381, was a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1948 as BDO81 being renumbered in May 1951 and was seen in the Market Place in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
142. KHY385
New in 1948, KHY385 was Bristol Tramways & Carriage Company 3699, a Bristol K5G with E.C.W. H30/26R body seen at Cheltenham District's garage.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Cheltenham Garage
143. KKK863
Premier Travel, Cambridge 134, KKK863, was acquired from Maidstone & District DH257 in October 1961 and was a Bristol K6A with a Weymann H30/26R body which had been new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Chrishall Depot
144. LHU520
Samuel Ledgard LHU520, was ex-Bristol Omnibus C3411, a Bristol K5G with ECW H30/26R body of 1948. It was the only Bristol in the Ledgard fleet with a Gardner 5LW engine so was not popular with drivers on their many hilly routes.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1964, Samuel Ledgard Armley Depot, Leeds
145. MPU18
United Counties 734, MPU18, a Bristol K5G new in 1948 and withdrawn a couple of months after this photograph was taken.
Photo taken 1965, Wendover Drive, Bedford
146. NNO101
Bristol K5G NNO101 was delivered straight to London Transport in October 1948, one of a large number of Tilling group K types diverted to alleviate post War vehicle shortages in the capital. It worked from Camberwell (Q) garage until November 1949, when it was released to Eastern National.
Photo taken Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury
147. CJN323
Eastern National 1308, CJN323, a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1949 to Westcliff-on-Sea. Renumbered in 1964 as 2236.
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
148. DHJ610
Eastern National 1325, DHJ610, a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1949 to Westcliff-on-Sea.
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
149. DHJ612
DHJ612, 1326/2254, a Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body, originally in the Westcliff-on-Sea fleet was bought from ENOC in 1966 by Carl Rogers' father who with some friends, all employees at ENOC Hadleigh Depot, converted the bus and toured Europe, "Cliff Richards Summer Holiday Style", the following year with a lot of publicity from local and national papers.
Photo taken May 1967, Spain
150. DUH304
Cardiff 117, DUH304, was a Bristol KW6G with Bruce H33/26R body new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Cardiff
151. ERP605
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
152. FDL297
Southern Vectis 729, FDL297, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in January 1949.
Photo taken June 1960, Fort Street Terminal, Sandown, Isle of Wight
153. FED750
Warrington 55, FED750, was a Bristol K6G with a Bruce H30/26R body new in July 1949.
Photo taken Thursday 24 March 1960, Bridgefoot
154. FET803
Rotherham Corporation 103, FET803, a Bristol KS6B with East Lancs body, built in 1949.
Photo taken 1968, near Sunnyside
155. HLJ44
Preserved ex-Hants & Dorset TD895, later 1187, HLJ44, a Bristol K5G with ECW lowbridge body new in 1949, now owned by Ensignbus.
Photo taken Saturday 2 September 2006, Ensigns, Purfleet
156. HPW127
Eastern Counties LKH127, reg no HPW127, a Bristol K5G with ECW H56R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 August 1964, Norwich Bus Station
157. HPW133
Preserved ex-Eastern Counties LKH133, HPW133, a Bristol K5G with ECW H30/26R body new in May 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 2007, Duxford
158. HPW133
When new in 1949, this ECW bodied Bristol K5G was loaned to London Transport to cover the delay in new vehicle deliveries. It went to its rightful owner Eastern Counties in 1950 where it became LKH133, HPW133, in their fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 2010, Meadowhall, Sheffield
159. HPW133
Preserved ex-Eastern Counties LKH133, HPW133, a Bristol K5G with ECW H30/26R body new in May 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 4 November 2012, Lincoln
160. HPW137
Eastern Counties LKH137, HPW137, seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough, was a Bristol K5G which had an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
161. HRU868
Hants & Dorset 1212, HRU868, was the last of twenty-five Bristol K6As new in 1949 with E.C.W. L27/28R bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1958, Bournemouth Bus Station
162. HWW871
West Yorkshire DB44, HWW871, was an ECW-bodied Bristol K6B from 1949.
Photo taken 1965, Cemetery Road, Yeadon
163. KKK891
Maidstone and District DH285, KKK891, a Bristol K6A with Weymann H56R body, new in 1949
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1961, near Maidstone
164. KKK893
Seen in Maidstone was Maidstone & District DH287, KKK893, a Bristol K6A with a Weymann H30/26R body new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
165. KNG371
Eastern Counties LK371, KNG371 was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks body new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Bus Station, Gordon Road, Lowestoft
166. KNG374
The star of the day was launch by Ipswich Transport Museum of their newly restored (Lottery fund aided) K6B LK374, KNG374.
Photo taken Monday 24 March 2008, Ipswich Transport Museum
167. KUO966
Western National 953, KUO966, is a Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body of 1949.
Photo taken 1968, Penzance Bus Station
168. KUO982
Western National 969, KUO982, a Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body of 1949.
Photo taken 1968, Dartmouth Depot
169. KUO992
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, KUO992, a Bristol K6B of 1949 with Eastern Coach Works L27/28R bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Cypress Road building site, Marton, Middlesbrough
170. LKT977
Maidstone and District DL16, LKT977, was a Bristol K6A from 1949 which had a Weymann 53-seat lowbridge body.
Photo taken 1962, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
171. ONO59
ONO59 started life with Eastern National in 1949, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, numbered 4038/1327/2255. It was withdrawn in 1966 and passed to a group of students who converted it into a mobile caravan. During 1967 it travelled across Europe and Asia, eventually reaching Australia and New Zealand - Buses Magazine for March 1969 featured a photo of ONO59 in Auckland taken in November 1968. It then travelled via Central America to the USA and then back to the UK via Belgium.
Photo taken 1966/7
172. ONO59
Another view of ex ENOC Bristol K ONO59 and alongside ex-Colchester Corporation Daimler CVD6 OHK432 with Roberts H56R body, both new in 1949 and both preserved at the LVVS, seen at their open day in November 2002.
Photo taken Sunday 3 November 2002, LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
173. ONO59
Another shot of former Eastern National Bristol K ONO59 in its later working life as the LVVS Tender Vehicle, parked on Madiera Drive, Brighton, probably on the occasion of a Brighton Commercial Vehicle run. It carries the earlier light blue with red relief livery.
Photo taken early 1970s (?), Madiera Drive, Brighton
174. ONO59
Another shot of former Eastern National Bristol K ONO59 in its later working life as the LVVS Tender Vehicle, entering Brighton, probably on the occasion of a Brighton Commercial Vehicle run. It carries the later dark blue and white livery.
Photo taken 1980s, London Road, Brighton
175. ONO59
Restoration of former ENOC ONO59 is well under way and it should be on the road again in 2018 in Eastern National livery. New in 1949, it is a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body,
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 2017, LVVS Lincoln
176. DHJ610
Eastern National SD 1325, DHJ610, a Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body, originally part of the Westcliff-on-Sea fleet. Later renumbered 2253.
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
177. DJN554
Eastern National BN2300, DJN554, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, originally delivered in 1950 to Westcliff-on-Sea
Photo taken October 1965, Basildon Bus Station
178. DJN559
Eastern National SD1347, DJN559, a Bristol KS6B with ECW L27/28R body, originally delivered in 1950 to Westcliff-on-Sea. Later renumbered 2304.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
179. DJN559
Eastern National SD2304, DJN559, a Bristol KS6B with ECW L27/28R body, originally delivered in 1950 to Westcliff-on-Sea. Originally numbered 1347.
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Bradley Street, Southend
180. EPM13
Former Brighton & Hove 416, EPM13, was a Bristol K5G with ECW H30/26R body of 1950.
Photo taken 1967, Dunscroft Depot
181. EPM14
Brighton, Hove & District 417, EPM14, was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body, seen in Queen's Road with part of Brighton Station visible in the left background.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 1960, Queens Road, Brighton
182. FET814
Rotherham 114, FET814, a Bristol L6B new in 1950 as a single decker but rebodied in 1952 with an East Lancs H30/26R body.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1965, Effingham Street, Rotherham
183. FMO976
Thames Valley 594, FMO976 seen at Reading Station was a Bristol KS6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
184. FRP692
Preserved United Counties 838, FRP692, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L55R body, new in 1950
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
185. GMW195
Wilts & Dorset 317, GMW195, one of five Bristol KS6Bs with Eastern Coachworks L27/28R bodies new in 1950 is seen at The Wharf, Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
186. HWW874
West Yorkshire DB47, HWW874 was new as West Yorkshire 785 in 1950 being renumbered in April 1954. It was a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body and was withdrawn in September 1964, passing to Culing, Claxton (1/65), Riverway, Harlow (10/72) and to Marsden, Bradford in May 1973 for preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 31 August 1958, Yeadon Garage
187. HWW883
Yorkshire Woollen District 151, HWW883, was former Keighley-West Yorkshire (KDB56), a Bristol K6B with an ECW L55R body dating from 1950. This poor shot was taken in poor lighting and in haste having chased it from Dewsbury when it was on loan to YWD during their notorious bus shortage of 1969.
Photo taken 1969, Slaithwaite Road, Thornhill
188. JEL265
Ex-Hants & Dorset Bristol K6B JEL265 with an independent operator who worked a local service to somewhere north of Merthyr, seen here parked in a rather snowy Merthyr. It had been new to Hants & Dorset as their 1246 in 1950 and lasted with them until 1968.
Photo taken Merthyr
189. KFM273
Crosville Motor Services DKB397, KFM273, is a 1950 Bristol K6B with ECW L55R bodywork, part of the first batch of Bristol engined post war deliveries. Seen at Oswestry station at the southern end of service D2 from Wrexham via Ruabon and Chirk.
Photo taken Sunday 28 February 1960, Oswestry Station, Oswald Road
190. KNG163
Eastern Counties LKH163, KNG163, was a Bristol K5G which had an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body and was new in 1950. It is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
191. KNG252
Eastern Counties LKH252, KNG252, new in 1950 was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
192. KNG384
Eastern Counties LK384, KNG384, was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
193. KNG391
Eastern Counties LK391, KNG391, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Lewis Gardens, entering Colchester Bus Station
194. KUO962
Western National 949, KUO962, was a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 30 August 1970, Crich Tramway Museum
195. KUO972
Making its debut following restoration at the Brough & Kirkby Stephen Rally was Western National 959, KUO972, a 1950 Bristol K6B with an ECW L27/28R body seen here parked at Brough.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 2014, Brough
196. KUP972
The post war ECW was a classic of bus design indeed traces of the upper deck front could still be seen in the VR in the 1970's. Western National 959, KUO972, a 1950 Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body shows off its handsome lines at Brough.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2014, Brough
197. LDE950
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 23, LDE950, a Bristol K6G, is seen here at the garage with the 1948 Willowbrook L31/28R body from 47, RC4633, which had been fitted by June 1961 in place of the Davies H33/26R body it carried when it entered service in February 1950.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
198. LHY937
Bristol Omnibus 3774, LHY937, a 1950 Bristol K6B with ECW highbridge bodywork. In 1954 the bus was transferred to Gloucester City services as G1541.
Photo taken Sunday 3 August 2008, Harrogate
199. LNG278
Eastern Counties LK278, LNG278, ECW bodied lowbridge Bristol K5G, new in 1950
Photo taken Thursday 10 June 1965, Great Yarmouth
200. LNG290
Eastern Counties LK290, LNG290, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Lowestoft Station
201. LTA813
Specially positioned to recreate his youth, Western National 994, LTA813, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R bodywork dating from 1950 is on the 274 Roman Road service stop.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 2009, The Parade, Taunton
202. LTA816
Western National 997, LTA816, was a Bristol KS5G with ECW L55R body of 1950.
Photo taken 1968, Helston Depot
203. LTA816
Western National 997, LTA816, sat in the sun, probably looking at Burgh Island. An ECW bodied L27/28R 1950 Bristol KS5G.
Photo taken 30 August 1965, Bigbury on Sea
204. LTA946
I'm extremely grateful for Colin Billington to allow me to take this picture and share it and providing the information. 1836, LTA946, is the only KS6B that SNOC had which was bought for the Weymouth to Exeter and Weymouth to Bournemouth trunk routes. I am told that its last journey with SN was as a replacement for a broken down FLF on the Bournemouth route.
Photo taken Friday 19 June 2015, Private site near Fifield
205. LTA949
Southern National 1839, LTA949, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken July 1969, St. James Place, Ilfracombe
206. NAE17
Shaw Brothers of Byers Green, NAE17, was one the ex-Bristol Omnibus, Bristol K6Bs with highbridge ECW bodies of 1950, bought by various NE independents in the 1960s.
Photo taken 1968, Spennymoor Bus Station
207. NAE38
Martindale of Ferryhill, Co. Durham NAE38, a Bristol K6B of 1950 with Eastern Coach Works bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Martindale's Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
208. NAE45
Tetley Tea Co., Eaglescliffe Industrial Estate, NAE45, a Bristol KS6B built in 1950 with ECW H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken October 1969, High Street, Yarm
209. NHN909
United AS BH9, NHN909, a Bristol K6B from 1950 with Eastern Coach Works H30/26R bodywork
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
210. NHN910
United AS BH10, NHN910, a Bristol K6B built in 1950 with ECW H30/26R bodywork, taken not long before this type disappeared from the United fleet.
Photo taken December 1968, Park Street, Middlesbrough
211. ODE402
Seen at the Pembroke Dock garage of Silcox is number 25, ODE402, a Bristol K6G the chassis of which was new in 1950 and which had not been bodied until July 1952 when it was fitted with a 1940 Metro Cammell FH32/28R body ex-Birmingham trolleybus 83 (FOK83).
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1962, Pembroke Dock
212. ONO76
Eastern National CR1340, ONO76, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken April 1960, Colchester Bus Station
213. ONO78
Rear view of Eastern National 2269, ONO78, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950, and showing a typically informative ENOC destination on the rear blinds
Photo taken August 1965, Basildon Bus Station
214. RPU523
Eastern National BN2305, RPU523, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken September 1966, Basildon Depot
215. DJN560
Eastern National 2307, DJN560, was a Bristol KSW6B new in 1951 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body as number 1350. It became 2307 in the August 1964 renumbering.
Photo taken Sunday 13 September 1964, Southend Victoria Circus
216. EJN627
Eastern National SD1361, EJN627, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1951
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
217. FMO980
Thames Valley 598, FMO980, Bristol KS6B with ECW CL53RD, new in 1951.
Photo taken early 1960s, Victoria Coach Station
218. GFW278
Shaw, Byers Green GFW278 seen in Spennymoor was a Bristol KS6B with an Eastern Coachworks H32/28R body which had been new as Lincolnshire 777 in May 1951. In 1953 it was renumbered 2130 and passed to Shaw in December 1965 via North (dealer), Sherburn.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1967, Spennymoor Bus Station
219. GFW278
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, GFW278, a Bristol KS6B built in 1950 with ECW H32/28R bodywork. This had been new as Lincolnshire RC 777.
Photo taken late 1960s ?, Spennymoor Bus Station
220. GJB279
I was given special permission to photograph Thames Valley 641 which was not on show to the general public. GJB279 is a Bristol KSW6B dating from 1951. It has ECW L28/27R body and came out of service with Thames Valley in the late sixties.
Photo taken Sunday 24 May 2015, Hooton Park
221. GJB281
Thames Valley 643, GJB281, was a Bristol KSW6B with an E.C.W. L27/28R body new in 1951
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, rear of Course Road Depot, Ascot
222. HHR823
Ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol KSW5G HHR823, new in 1951, seen here far from home. It was withdrawn by W&D in 1967 but what happened after that is unclear.
Photo taken 1973/4, New Zealand
223. KEL729
Hants & Dorset 1286, KEL729, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body, new in 1951
Photo taken 1969, Bournemouth Bus Station
224. KWU370
KWU370 was West Yorksire DBW14 and was a Bristol KSW6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1951, when it carried number 832.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
225. LNG299
Eastern Counties LK299, LNG299, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1951
Photo taken Tuesday 30 June 1964, Great Yarmouth Bus Station
226. LTA833
Western National 1814, LTA833, was a Bristol KSW6B with an ECW L55R body of 1951.
Photo taken 1968, St. Austell Station
227. NAE17
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, NAE17, a Bristol KS6B built in 1951 with ECW H32/28R bodywork. This had been new as Bristol Omnibus 3462 and was smartly turned out when taken at the depot.
Photo taken May 1970, Byers Green Depot
228. NAE58
Bristol Tramways 8026, NAE58, a Bristol KSW6B with E.C.W. H32/28R body new in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Royal Well Bus Station, Cheltenham
229. NAE61
Bristol Tramways 1801, NAE61, a Bristol KSW6B with E.C.W. H32/28R body new in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
230. NHY939
Cheltenham garage is the location for NHY939, Cheltenham District 81, a 1951 Bristol KSW6B with E.C.W. H32/28R body.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Cheltenham Garage
231. OHY939
Preserved 1951 Bristol lowbridge KSW6B L8089, OHY938
Photo taken Sunday 10 August 2008, turning from Baldwin Street onto Bristol Bridge, Bristol
232. TNO689
Eastern National 2335, TNO689, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1951.
Photo taken April 1968, Basildon Depot
233. FJN156
Eastern National HH1386, FJN156, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L55R body, which entered service in 1952 with Westcliff-on-Sea
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
234. GJB266
Thames Valley 650, GJB288, a Bristol KSW6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1952 is seen in the parking area at Reading Stations.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Parking area, Reading Stations
235. HMW445
Wilts & Dorset lowbridge Bristol KSW5G 359, HMW445, new in 1952.
Photo taken 1971, Basingstoke Bus Garage
236. HMW448
Wilts & Dorset 362, HMW448, was a Bristol KSW5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1952. Seen at Basingstoke it was one of thirteen delivered that year,
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
237. HWV294
HWV294 is the latest vehicle to be fully restored as part of the Roger Burdett collection. It's Wilts & Dorset 365, new in 1952 as a Bristol KSW5G but now converted to a KSW6G.
Photo taken Sunday 23 March 2014, private property near Coventry
238. JDL34
Ocean Port Services, Liverpool (?), JDL34, a Bristol KSW5G built in 1952 with ECW L27/28R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Strand Street, Liverpool
239. KWU368
To amplify comments elsewhere about the prototype staggered seat installation in West Yorkshire KSW6B 830 here is an official view, showing the individual seat backs to which I referred. Close examination of the photo shows that the seats were set at an angle across the bus, in order to encourage the outer passenger not to use the gangway for resting the right leg!
Photo taken 1952
240. KWU372
West Yorkshire DBW16, KWU372, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body, new in 1952
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1965, Templar Street, Leeds
241. KWU372
Another view of West Yorkshire DBW16, KWU372, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body, new in 1952.
Photo taken 1965, Vicar Lane, Leeds
242. KWU374
West Yorkshire DBW18, KWU374, was a Bristol KSW6B with ECW lowbridge body.
Photo taken 1966, Bond Street/Infirmary Street, Leeds
243. LTA883
Western National 1859, LTA883, was an imposing Bristol KSW/ECW of 1952.
Photo taken 1968, Penzance Bus Station
244. LWR417
Seen outside the bus station in Vicar Lane, Leeds is West Yorkshire DBW31, LWR417, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW CL27/24RD body in a somewhat flambuoyant livery of red/cream/black and polished aluminium and was often referred to as 'The mobile fish bar'.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1957, Vicar Lane, Leeds
245. LWR421
West Yorkshire DGW1, LWR421, a Bristol KSW6G with Eastern Coach Works L27/28RD body seen leaving Vicar Lane Bus Station in Leeds.
Photo taken Sunday 6 July 1958, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
246. MAH318
Eastern Counties Bristol KSW, looks like LKH318, MAH318.
Photo taken June 1968, St Margaret's Road, Lowestoft
247. MAH332
Seen at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough was Eastern Counties LKH332, MAH332, a Bristol KSW5G with an Eastern Coachworks H32/28R body, one of twenty-eight new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
248. NAH933
Eastern Counties Bristol KSW LKH333, NAH933 in Norwich
Photo taken June 1968, Norwich
249. NHY984
Scarlet Band of West Cornforth NHY984, a Bristol KSW6B with E.C.W. H32/28R body, new to Bristol Tramways (C8062) in 1952.
Photo taken July 1969, Scarlet Band's garage, West Cornforth
250. ODE401
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 24 a Bristol K6G ODE401 dating from 1952 was fitted, when new, with a secondhand body from a Birmingham trolleybus but was rebodied in 1961/2 with a 1948 Willowbrook L27/28R body ex Trent 42 (RC4630) and is seen in the garage yard.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1962, Pembroke Dock
251. OHY941
Seen in Cheltenham was Bristol Tramways 8078, OHY941, a Bristol KSW6B with E.C.W. H32/28RD body new in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Royal Well Bus Station, Cheltenham
252. PHN809
United AS BH27, PHN809, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1952 with ECW H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
253. PHN820
United BGL77, PHN820, a Bristol KSW5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
254. PHN826
United BBL64, PHN826, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1952 with ECW L27/28R bodywork.
Photo taken April 1968, Hartlepool Bus Station
255. PHN829
United Auto 1952 Bristol KSW6B with lowbridge ECW bodywork BBL67, PHN829. These were the last lowbridge KSW bought by United.
Photo taken 1993, The Heart of the Pennines Rally, Halifax
256. PHN829
United BBL67 loads passengers for the trip, PHN829, a 1952 Bristol KSW6B with lowbridge ECW bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 29 August 2011, Sea Lane, Sunderland
257. TNO677
Transferred to United Counties in May 1952 where it became number 882, TNO677 had started life as Eastern National 4152 in 1951. The E.C.W. L27/28R bodied Bristol KSW5G is seen in Bedford.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, Bedford
258. UEV830
Eastern National 2351, UEV830, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1952.
Photo taken August 1966, Basildon Depot
259. UEV838
Eastern National BN2347, UEV838, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1952.
Photo taken May 1965, Basildon Depot
260. VNO865
Eastern National 1952 KSW5G 2370, VNO865, was Clacton's training bus; it was used for training from 9.00 am onwards but had to be back in Clacton bus station by 3.00 pm for schools. With four trainees each taking a turn and an hour for lunch, our driving was a bit limited!
Photo taken July 1969, Flag Inn, Wivenhoe, Essex
261. FJN160
Eastern National 2361, FJN160, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1953 and originally in the Westcliff fleet.
Photo taken July 1970, Basildon Depot
262. GPN991
Brighton Hove & District 443, GPN991, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1953, seen in Brighton on a sunny day under the trolleybus wires.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 April 1960, Old Steine, Brighton
263. HAP985
Preserved ex-Brighton Hove & District 6447, HAP985, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H60R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
264. HAP985
Preserved ex-Brighton Hove & District 6447, HAP985, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H60R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Farnborough Airfield
265. HAP985
Silcox Motors, Pembroke Dock, HAP985, a Bristol KSW6G built in 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken early 1970s?, Pembroke Dock
266. HAP985
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 86, HAP985, was a Bristol KSW6G built in July 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork purchased in May 1969.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Pembroke Dock town centre
267. HAP986
Bedlington & District, Ashington, HAP986 was a Bristol KSW6G built in July 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork purchased in July 1969 along with JAP500.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, outside Lintonville Terrace depot, Ashington
268. HBL68
Former Thames Valley 666, HBL68, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body new in 1953, stored very much out of use in the depot of Fowler of Holbeach Drove.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 January 1999, Holbeach Drove, near Crowland
269. HBL68
WH Fowler & Sons, Spalding, HBL68 Bristol KSW6B built in 1953 with ECW L27/28R bodywork. New as Thames Valley 666.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 February 2015, A1, North of Grantham
270. LWR424
Many bus companies used to convert redundant buses into ancillary vehicles. Seen here is West Yorks Road Car recovery truck 4044, LWR424. Originally a 1953 lowbridge Bristol KSW6G numbered 858 it became DGW4 in 1954. It was converted to a tow truck in 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, Elland Road, Leeds
271. LWR424
West Yorkshire DGW4, LWR424, is a Bristol KSW6G/ECW L27/28RD of 1953. In 1972 it was converted to towing vehicle 4044, and is now preserved.
Photo taken 1966, Barwick-in-Elmet
272. LWR424
West Yorkshire DGW4, LWR424, is a Bristol KSW6G/ECW L27/28RD of 1953. In 1972 it was converted to towing vehicle 4044, and is now preserved.
Photo taken 1966, Aberford
273. LWR430
Seen laying over in Otley Bus Station is West Yorkshire DGW10, LWR430, a Bristol KSW6G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28RD body new in 1953, when it was numbered 864.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
274. OHY942
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, OHY942 (B7), a Bristol KSW6 of 1953 with Eastern Coach Works H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Cypress Road building site, Marton, Middlesbrough
275. OHY954
Seen at the Garage in Cheltenham is Cheltenham District 84, OHY954, a Bristol KSW6B with E.C.W. H32/28R body new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Cheltenham Garage
276. OHY984
Acquired in 1970 from Bristol O.C. C8127 to become Silcox, Pembroke Dock 96, OHY984, seen at the garage, was a Bristol KSW6G with an Eastern Coachworks H32/28R body which had been new in August 1953.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
277. SHN707
United Automobile 64, SHN707, a Bristol KSW6B with E.C.W. H32/28R body, new in 1953 as BBH34.
Photo taken July 1969, Bishop Auckland Market Place
278. SHN710
United BGH1, SHN710, was the first Bristol KSW5G with ECW H32/28R body new in 1953. Like all the highbridge KSWs it gained the more powerful Bristol engine after a few years, in this case as BBH61 in 10/59.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 July 1970, Crown Hotel, Dewsbury
279. SHN712
United AS 78, SHN712, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork. This vehicle had been new as BGH3 and had received a Bristol engine from a L6B in 1959 and was renumbered BBH60 becoming BH60 in 1964 and renumbered again becoming 78 in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Park Street, Middlesbrough
280. SHN714
United Auto BH58, SHN714, built 1953 as KSW5G was re-engined with a Bristol 6 cylinder version around 1960. It is passing Cargo Fleet garage 6 months after the formation of Teesside Municipal Transport. The trolleybuses had about 4 years left before withdrawal.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1968, TRTB South Bank Depot
281. SRB529
Notts & Derby 301, SRB529, the second of a batch of fifteen Bristol KSW6Gs with Eastern Coachworks H32/28R bodies new in 1953 is seen in Nottingham. These were the first post-war motorbuses in the fleet, the immediately preceding ones being five T.S.M. B60A6s with Weymann H26/24R bodies in 1932.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Mount Street, Nottingham
282. SRB536
Notts & Derby 408, SRB536, seen at the garage in Ilkeston was a Bristol KSW6G with an Eastern Coachworks H32/28R body, one of fifteen dating from 1953. Withdrawn later in the year it was not traced further.
Photo taken Sunday 28 April 1968, Midland General Garage, Ilkeston
283. SRB542
AA Motor Services (Tumilty), Ayr, SRB542, a Bristol KSW6G built in 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Irvine Depot
284. UHN638
United AS BH38, UHN638, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1967, Park Street, Middlesbrough
285. VNO857
Eastern National SD2359, VNO857, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
286. VNO857
Eastern National SD2359, VNO857, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1953 as fleet number 4187, then 1402, then 2359. It was withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken early 1970's, outside EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
287. VNO858
Eastern National KSW 1406, later 2363, VNO858, on service P to Bishopís Stortford and alongside LS coach FJN166, 371, later 311, possibly on a WG plate.
Photo taken Friday 26 July 1957, Walton Depot
288. VNO859
A second view of NTW942C alongside preserved KSW VNO859
Photo taken Southend
289. VNO859
Preserved ENOC KSW5G VNO859. This was delivered in 1953 with an ECW L27/28RD body, one of only three KSWs in the fleet with rear doors. Originally numbered 4189, the following year renumbered as 1407 - the number it carries in preservation - and finally in August 1964 renumbered as 2364. It was withdrawn by ENOC in 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 24 February 2001, Severals Business Park, Colchester
290. VNO859
Preserved ENOC KSW VNO859, a second view.
Photo taken Saturday 24 February 2001, adjacent to the Electric Palace Cinema, Harwich
291. VNO859
Preserved ENOC KSW VNO859, a third view.
Photo taken Saturday 24 February 2001, adjacent to the Electric Palace Cinema, Harwich
292. VNO859
Preserved Eastern National KSW, VNO859.
Photo taken Sunday 6 June 2004, Southend
293. VNO859
A lovely pair of Bristols - KSW5G ECW of course- from Eastern National delivered in 1953 which went through major renumbering in 1954 & 1964. VNO859 (4189, then 1407 as seen here, then 2364) is one of a trio with platform doors and staggered seats upstairs, intended for the Braintree (BE) to London service (322 )inherited from Hicks Brothers. It will soon reach its 40th year in continuous preservation.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 2013, Wormingford, deepest Essex
294. VNO860
Rear view of Eastern National 2365, VNO860, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28RD body, new in 1953 and one of only three Bristol Ks that had rear doors fitted
Photo taken March 1968
295. VNO861
Eastern National HH2366, VNO861, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1953.
296. VNO865
Eastern National KSW5G 2370, VNO865, at Wivenhoe Flag Inn on training duties, not for staff refreshments. Incidentally EN's Chief Driving Instructor was also our official Test Examiner.
Photo taken July 1969, Flag Inn, Wivenhoe
297. VNO865
Canham's Whittlesey ex Eastern National KSW5G, VNO865, in the Horsefair, Wisbech, probably on the service to March taken over fron Bluebell in 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 3 November 1973, Horsefair, Wisbech
298. WNO474
Eastern National 2378, WNO474, a Bristol KSW5G, new to Westcliff in 1953 and converted during winter 1965/6 to open top (O33/28R).
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 1967, Western Esplanade, Southend
299. WNO475
Former ENOC open topper 2379, WNO475, seen here with Prins Classic Transport of Holland. It was new in 1953 to Westcliff-on-Sea, passed to Eastern National in 1955, was converted to open-top in the mid 1960s.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 October 2002, Holland
300. WNO478
Preserved ENOC open-topper WNO478, carrying its final fleet number, 2380.
Photo taken Canvey Island
301. WNO478
Eastern National SD1423, WNO478, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body. Delivered in 1953, originally part of the Westcliff-on-Sea fleet, it is seen here at Thorpe Bay Corner having arrived on route 25A and now changed to 25 for the journey back to Leigh.
Photo taken Friday 26 July 1963, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
302. WNO478
Eastern National 2380 WNO478, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW O33/28R body, is seen here participating in the Southend Bus Rally and is about to turn into Southchurch Park East.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 1975, Lifstan Way, Southchurch, Southend
303. WNO478
Eastern National 2380, WNO478, a Bristol KSW5G, new to Westcliff in 1953 and converted during winter 1965/6 to open top (O33/28R).
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 1967, Kursaal, Southend
304. WNO479
Eastern National SD2383, WNO479, Bristol KSW5G converted to open top in 1966, with SCT 311 following, seen on Carnival Day.
Photo taken Saturday 13 August 1977, Kursaal, Southend
305. WNO479
Eastern National open-topper 2383, WNO479, a Bristol KSW new in 1953.
Photo taken July 1978, Western Esplanade, Southend
306. WNO479
In a number of years in the 1970s and 1980s, Eastern National were not able to provide crews for their share of the seasonal seafront services and Southend Transport operated the services, hiring EN's KSWs (and, latterly, FLFs). Here we see 2383, WNO479, on hire to ST, seen on a rather deserted Western Esplanade at Westcliff, en route for Temple Sutton on the 67.
Photo taken Western Esplanade, Southend
307. WNO480
Eastern National SD2384, WNO480, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW body
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1973, turning into Victoria Road on a Carnival Day diversion from Eastern Esplanade, Southend
308. WNO480
Ex Eastern National 2384, WNO480, one of the Bristol KSW5Gs new in 1953 and converted to open top in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 3 October 2004, Stephenson's yard, Rochford
309. WNO480
Open Top Eastern National KSW, 2384, WNO480, seen at Meadowview Holiday Park in the late 70s/early 80s.
Photo taken late 70s/early 80s, Meadowview Holiday Park, Clacton
310. WNO480
Ex Eastern National 2384, WNO480, now with Town and Country, one of the Bristol KSW5Gs new in 1953 and converted to open top in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 8 October 2005, Ockendon Station
311. WNO481
Former Eastern National 2385, WNO481, now resting in a yard in Tenerife and looking in very sad condition.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 September 2007, off Calle de Dinamarca, Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands
312. WNO482
Ex-Eastern National open-top KSW WNO482.
Photo taken 1986, Brentgovel Street, Bury St. Edmunds
313. WNO482
A busy day at Clacton with Eastern National KSW WNO482 unloading passengers, late 1950s or early 1960s.
Photo taken Clacton Bus Station
314. WNO483
Eastern National SD2382, WNO483, Bristol KSW / ECW open top. New in 1953, converted to open top May 1966.
Photo taken June 1980, Central Works, Chelmsford
315. WNO483
Eastern National KSW open-topper 2382, WNO483, waits at the end of Lifstan Way ready to turn onto the sea front with a 67 for Kent Elms Corner.
Photo taken Lifstan Way / Eastern Esplanade, Southend
316. WNO484
Preserved former Easter National WNO484, a 1953 Bristol KSW5G with ECW lowbridge body, this bus had its top removed at the ECW and ran in service along the Southend Seafront before its retirement from Eastern National in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 2011, Rhydycar Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
317. WNO484
Eastern National 2386, WNO484, a Bristol KSW5G, new in 1953 as fleet number 4206, then 1429 and finally 2386. It was converted during winter 1965/6 to open top (O33/28R).
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 1967, Western Esplanade, Southend
318. HAP990
Brighton, Hove & District HAP990, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1954 as 6458.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 1970, Old Steine, Brighton
319. HAP999
Brighton, Hove & District Bristol KSW6G/E.C.W. 461, HAP999, new in 1954, at Old Steine, Brighton, c.1969 on route 46B to Hollingbury.
Photo taken c.February 1969, Old Steine, Brighton
320. JAP508
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JAP508, a Bristol KSW6G from 1954 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
321. JBD965
A Bristol K a long way from home pictured near the town of Cherokee in North Carolina - the bus appears to belong to "Santa's Land" which is a local theme park. JBD965 was originally United Counties 928, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body new in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 18 September 2004, nr. Cherokee, North Carolina, USA
322. KAM595
Wilts & Dorset 389, KAM595, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55RD body.
Photo taken c.1960, Bournemouth Bus Station
323. KNV337
The ECW bodied Bristol K was one of the all time classic buses. This example dates from 1954 and is a Bristol KSW6B with ECW lowbridge body which entered service with United Counties at Northampton and later became a driver training vehicle prior to preservation. 964, KNV337, is seen at Keighley Bus Museum.
Photo taken Sunday 8 June 2014, Keighley Bus Museum
324. KNV337
New to United Counties in 1954, this Bristol KSW6B carries a lowbridge ECW body with staggered seating on the upper deck. It was 964 KNV337 in the United Counties fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 8 October 2017, Skipton Bus Station
325. SHW354
Shaw Brothers, Byers Green, SHW354, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, Byers Green
326. UHN642
United AS 67, UHN642, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1954/5 with ECW H32/28R bodywork. Although much has changed on Stockton High Street most of these buildings still survive. A Trimdon MS Ford/Strachan can be seen approaching from the right.
Photo taken June 1969, High Street, Stockton
327. VHN847
United BBH47, VHN847, was a Bristol KSW6B with an Eastern Coachworks H32/28R body.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1959, Feethams, Darlington
328. WHN55
United AS BH55, WHN55, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1954 with ECW H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Carlisle
329. WHN56
United AS 74, WHN56, a Bristol KSW6B built in 1954 with ECW H32/28R bodywork. Numerically the last KSW to be delivered to United and seen here working route 397 to Dinnington Village from Newcastle Haymarket.
Photo taken October 1969, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
330. JAP509
Brighton and Hove 471, JAP509, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1955. When delivered it was numbered 6471 but was renumbered to 471 the same year.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1964, Old Steine, Brighton
331. JAP510
Brighton, Hove and District 472, JAP510, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1955. When delivered it was numbered 6472 but was renumbered to 472 the same year.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1965, Old Steine, Brighton
332. JRX817
Thames Valley 742, JRX817, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L53RD body, new in 1955
Photo taken c. 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
333. JRX817
JRX 817, an ex-Thames Valley Bristol seen at the British Army's training unit at Suffield, Alberta, Canada during a 1975 world tour.
Photo taken May 1975, Suffield, Alberta, Canada
334. JRX821
Thames Valley 746, JRX821, was a 1955 Bristol KSW6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
335. JRX823
Preserved ex-Thames Valley 748, JRX823, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body which had the distinction of being the last but one KSW to be built in 1955. It was withdrawn in 1974 and passed into preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
336. JRX823
Another view of ex Thames Valley KSW 748, JRX823, about to have an argument with a Queen Mary.
Photo taken mid 1990's, Amberley Chalk Pits Museum, near Arundel
337. JRX823
Rear view of Thames Valley KSW JRX823
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
338. JRX823
Preserved ex-Thames Valley 748, JRX823, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55R body, built in 1955. It was withdrawn in 1974 and passed into preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
339. KNJ556
Brighton, Hove and District 481, KNJ556, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1965, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
340. UHY360
Preserved Bristol C8320, UHY360, pulls away during the running day. It was a Bristol KSW6B with ECW H33/28R body new in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 2012, Baldwin Street, Bistol
341. UHY362
Preserved Bristol Omnibus highbridge KSW6B 8322, UHY362, new in 1955
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2009, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent
342. UHY374
UHY374 is a Cheltenham & District KSW6G with ECW H33/27R body, number 90 in the fleet and new in 1955.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 April 2016, private site near Coventry
343. UHY384
On a very wet and windy New Year's day, Bristol KSW6G 8336, UHY384 is passed by former Southampton AEC Swift JOW499E under the watchful eye of King Alfred
Photo taken Wednesday 1 January 2014, The Broadway, Winchester
344. WHN56
Seen at Berwick is United BH56, WHN56, a Bristol KSW6B with Eastern Coachworks H32/28R body.
Photo taken Monday 26 July 1965, Berwick Bus Station
345. WHN56
United BBH56, WHN56, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW H32/28R body new in 1955, seen in the snowy Newcastle Jesmond depot yard on 15 February 1970 after renumbering to BH56 in November 1964 then to 74 in January 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 15 February 1970, Newcastle Jesmond depot yard
346. WHW811
Bristol C8370, WHW811, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1956, with two FLFs behind in two shades of green.
Photo taken 1974, Colston Avenue, Bristol
347. MPM493
Former Brighton, Hove & District 493, MPM493, a Bristol KS6G with E.C.W. H34/28R body, new in 1957, still in BH&D guise though now under Southdown ownership. This was one of the very last sanction of K-types built, at a time when all other former Tilling/BTC companies had switched to Lodekkas.
Photo taken July 1970, Southern end of Victoria Gardens, Marlborough Place, Brighton