SCT '61 Photo Index
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Preserved ex-Western and Southern National 624, 338EDV, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body, new in October 1960
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, Alton
Preserved ex-Western and Southern National 624, 338EDV, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW body new as B36F in October 1960. It's seen at Maiden Bradley during the Warminster Vintage Bus Running Day on a day off from its role as PSV with Weaver of Weymouth.
Photo taken Sunday 28 September 1997, Maiden Bradley, Wilts
Time to reveal my all time favourite bus - the wonderful Bristol SUS4A with ECW B30F. This one is Western National 600 although it had been allocated fleet number 2620 but was changed to 600 before entering service in the SW including allocated to Penzance for the trips to Mousehole. Registration number is 672COD. No jokes about is this what the cod war was about, or how many elastic bands do you need to carry as spare - I've heard all these before and we know small is beautiful.
Photo taken Friday 17 September 2010, Loddiswell Butts in sunny Devon
Western National 600, 672COD, is a Bristol SUS4A with an ECW B30F body dating from 1960.
Photo taken August 1968, Penzance Bus Station
Western National 601, 673COD, a Bristol SUS4A with ECW B30F body, was one of a batch of midi-buses introduced in 1960 to negotiate the narrow streets and lanes of Devon and Cornwall.
Photo taken 1968, Mousehole
Western National 603, 675COD, a Bristol SUS4A with ECW B30F body, new in 1960
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Brislington Park & Ride
Southern National 621, 323EDV, was a Bristol SUL4A with an ECW B36F body dating from 1961. On its left is 1775, TUO491, a Bristol LS5G with an ECW B45F body dating from 1955 while oOn the right is 1217, a Bristol LL6B with an ECW FB39F body dating from 1958.
Photo taken 1968, Padstow former railway station yard
Southern National 623, 325EDV, was a Bristol SUL4A with an ECW B36F body dating from 1961. Its 4-cyclinder engine would be under great strain as it operated this hilly and circuitous route.
Photo taken 1968, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
At North's, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet with in the centre former Western National 634, 348EDV, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body, new in 1961. Withdrawn in 1972 it passed to North's who quickly sold it on to Garforth Comprehensive School (whose name is actually marked on the windscreen here).
Photo taken June 1972, Premises of Norths, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet
351EDV, a former Western National 1961 Bristol SUL4A was snapped at Waterhall, near Brighton in June 2003. It was in amazingly original condition apart from the lack of seats, right down to its interior light fittings & operative bell cord. The cab was also in as withdrawn condition right down to a bracket to mount a Setright machine. The owner still had the bus in 2012 in running order.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 June 2003, Waterhall, near Brighton
A recent view of former Western National 351EDV, a 1961 Bristol SUL4A
Photo taken Saturday 13 July 2013, near Shoreham
Western National 420, 270KTA, following by Western National 425, 275KTA. 420 was converted to dual purpose, whereas 425 remained as a coach. Both are Bristol SUL4A from 1962. Owned by David Sheppard junior and senior respectively.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Teignmouth
Preserved former Western National 274KTA, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW C33F body. It entered service in July 1962 with fleet number 424, converted to DP33F in April 1968, renumbered as 1224 in June 1971 and finally withdrawn in November 1979.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
Channel Coachways 275KTA, former Western National 425, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW C33F body new in July 1962.
Photo taken Southend Airport
Former Western National 425, 275KTA, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW C33F body new in July 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 4 May 2003, Madeira Drive, Brighton
276KTA, Western National 426 was a Bristol SUL4A with ECW C33F body new in 1962 and is seen at Victoria Coach Station early in 1963 with the remains of a snowfall evident.
Photo taken early 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
286KTA is a 1962 Bristol SUL4A/ECW DP33F new to Western National as their 434. In 1971 it was renumbered 1234 and sold in December 1979. It was refurbished and saw service in Guernsey with Guernsey Motor Co. later Guernseybus, as 154 and registered 31916.
Photo taken Saturday 20 September 2014, Kingsbridge
West Yorkshire SMA5, 811BWR, a 1962 Bristol SUL4A with ECW bodywork, seen on the 2007 Aire Valley Running day.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Ilkley Bus Station
811BWR is a Bristol SUL4A, West Yorkshire SMA5 new in 1962. It has an ECW B36F body.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Seaburn Show Field
West Yorkshire Road Car did not buy any Bristol SC4LKs but did purchase a number of the successor SU chassis SMA5 811BWR dates from 1962 and has an Albion engine. The body had much in common with the concurrent Bristol MW
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 2013, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
Preserved West Yorkshire SMA5, 811BWR, a 1962 Bristol SUL4A with ECW bodywork, with owner Trevor Leach driving.
Photo taken Saturday 18 September 2010, Kingsbridge
Primrose Valley Coaches of Filey owned this ECW B30F Bristol SUS4A, 862RAE, it had been Bristol Omnibus 301 when new in 1962. It had been acquired some months earlier but had not been repainted when taken on Redcar sea-front.
Photo taken March 1972, Esplanade, Redcar
At North's, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet is former York West Yorkshire YSMA11, 863DYG, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken July 1972, premises of Norths, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet
United AS 1995, AHN901B, a Bristol SUL4A built in 1964 with ECW B36F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Ripon
United AS 1996, AHN902B, a Bristol SUL4A built in 1964 with ECW B36F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Bus Station, Ripon
United AS 1998, CHN4C, a Bristol SUL4A built in 1964 with ECW B36F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Bishop Auckland Market Place
Western National 668, BDV249C, a Bristol SUL4A / ECW new in 1965.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 July 1969, Riverside Road, Lynmouth
Specially opened up for some SU fans, this two road shed contains BDV252C, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body acquired in January this year by David Sheppard Junior to go with his SUL coach 270KTA.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2016, private site in Devon
Former Western National 671, BDV252C, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body, new in 1965, but seen here at the premises of Cadman's of Thorne whilst owned by the Northfield Middle School, who had acquired it from North's, the dealer, in 1978.
Photo taken October 1982, Cadman's premises, Thorne Moorends, nr. Doncaster
Guernsey Bus was formed from the old Guernsey Railways and Guernsey Motors fleet and was for a time owned by Trafalgar House who used a variety of small Bristol chassis bought second hand from the UK mainland. Many of the early example were Bristol SU chassis with ECW bodywork. Seen at L'Ancresse is 129, 31902, a 1966 Bristol SU4A with ECW bus body which was new to Southern National as their 689, EDV552D, and was withdrawn by Western National in 1979.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 1985, L'Ancresse, Guernsey
EDV555D is a Western National SUL4A which has been fully restored and was back on the road in May 2019. It was new in 1966 and withdrawn in 1979. It is a B36F with ECW body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 September 2019, Ilbert Road, Kingsbridge