SCT '61 Photo Index
Bristol RE
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1. 521ABL
Seen at Victoria Coach Station is 521ABL, South Midland 867, a Bristol RELH6G with an Eastern Coach Works C47F body.
Photo taken late 1964/early 1965, London Victoria Coach Station
2. 861UAE
Bristol RELH6G coach 2115, 861UAE, with ECW C45F body - this was the first RELH coach to enter service with Bristol in late 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
3. 104VHN
United AS 1204, 104VHN, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1964 with ECW C43F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Guisborough
4. 157SHN
United RE 6111, 157SHN, loading up in Glasgow for the summer service 515 to Whitley Bay.
Photo taken Friday 2 July 1976, Killermont Street, Glasgow
5. 15XHN
United 1215, 15XHN, a 1964 Bristol RELH6G with ECW coach body. Originally numbered BRC15 and renumbered in 1969. The bus is seen in Richmond North Yorks on a school journey.
Photo taken 1975, Richmond
6. 16XHN
United AS RE16, 16XHN, a Bristol RELH6G built 1964 with Eastern Coach Works C43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
7. 250FRP
United Counties UC250, 250FRP, the first 36 foot vehicle in the fleet, a Bristol RELH6G/ECW DP47F, new in 1964 and bought specially for the express routes into London Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
8. 250FRP
United Counties 250, 250FRP, a 1964 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F body, their first RE coach dumped in the Wellingborough "graveyard" amongst other scrap vehicles
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1980, United Counties Depot, St. John's Street, Wellingborough
9. 7286FM
Brand new Crosville RELH6G coach, CRG525, 7286FM, seen here at Victoria Coach Station, obviously having just arrived from Liverpool on express service X61, judging by the crowd of anxious ladies waiting to retrieve their suitcases.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
10. 837SUO
A second shot of Royal Blue 2351, 837SUO, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
11. 837SUO
Royal Blue 2351, 837SUO, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F body, was the first of this type in the fleet and was brand new when this picture was taken.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
12. 837SUO
Preserved Royal Blue 2351, 837SUO, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F body, new in May 1964, was the first of this type in the fleet
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
13. 837SUO
Royal Blue 2351, 837SUO, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F body, is captured at St. Ives bus station - also known as Malakoff bus station. It was there to recreate a 1960s photo shoot as part of the 2015 Royal Blue run.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 2015, St. Ives Cornwall
14. 917XHN
United AS 1217, 917XHN, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1964 with ECW C43F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1972, Darlington Grange Road Depot
15. ABD252B
United Counties 252, ABD252B, a 1964 Bristol RELH6G with ECW coach body seating 47. When delivered the bus was in cream and green coach livery. The bus was later painted into service bus livery as seen here.
Photo taken 1995, Huddersfield
16. AEL6B
Hants & Dorset 1051, AEL6B was a Bristol RELH6G, new in 1964. She has ECW C47F body and was delivered as 898. A five-speed semi-automatic gearbox, with pedestal-mounted control lever, was fitted in 1973.
Photo taken March 1976, Grosvenor Square, Southampton
17. AFM104B
Crosville CRG529, AFM104B, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F body.
Photo taken Aberystwyth
18. AFM105B
Seen arriving in the rain at the LVVS open day is Crosville Bristol RE CRG530, AFM105B, which was in service with Crosville from July 1964 until October 1980.
Photo taken Sunday 6 November 2016, Lincoln
19. AHN103B
United AS 4103, AHN103B, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1964 with ECW B54F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Scarborough Bus Station
20. AHN109B
United AS R9, AHN109B, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1964 with ECW B54F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Bishop Auckland Market Place
21. AVX961B
At Victoria probably in 1971, amongst fellow RELHs in the good old days when you could wander around, Eastern National AVX961B was new in 1964 as number 578, was renumbered later that year in the general fleet renumbering to 400 then in December 1970 was converted from a coach to a dual-purpose, gaining a third number 1611, and finally left the fleet in 1977, passing to ECOC for spares and then to Jordans.
Photo taken c. 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
22. AVX962B
Eastern National 401, AVX962B, a Bristol RELH6G / ECW C47F, new in January 1964, seen here on a tour to Blackpool.
Photo taken October 1965, Morecambe
23. AVX962B
Eastern National BN1612, AVX962B, Bristol RELH / ECW DP45F, had been new as coach 401 (C47F) in January 1964 (one of the first EN vehicles with a suffix letter registration). Converted to dual purpose in January 1971. Reclassified as a bus in January 1973, hence the livery in this photo, although retained DP seats until November 1975 when reseated again to B49F. Withdrawn January 1978.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 August 1973, Basildon Bus Station
24. AWR401B
West Yorkshire RCC ERG1, AWR401B, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW DP47F body, new in 1964, seen negotiating Bull Green roundabout at Barum Top, Halifax in the unfortunate shadow of the car park, being closely followed by one of their MW DPs.
Photo taken Saturday 3 February 1968, Bull Green Roundabout, Barum Top, Halifax
25. AWR402B
West Yorkshire 1002, AWR402B, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1964 with ECW C47F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington Bus Station
26. BNO101B
Eastern National BNO101B, a RELH6G, originally delivered in 1964 with DP body but seen here converted to bus standard, the year before it was withdrawn from service
Photo taken Monday 20 December 1976, Southend
27. BNO101B
Eastern National Bristol RE PL591, BNO101B, later renumbered 1600, part of a batch of eight with DP bodies new in 1964.
Photo taken April 1964, Wembley Stadium
28. BNO102B
Eastern National PL592, BNO102B, a Bristol RELH6G with dual-purpose coach/bus body with on the left another from the same batch, both new in 1964.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1964, Pier Hill Coach Terminus, Southend
29. BNO105B
Eastern National RELH6G BN1604, BNO105B, with a dual-purpose 47 seat body. It was new in 1964 with fleet number 595 and renumbered in August that year to 1604. It was withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
30. BNO105B
Eastern National RELH6G BN595, BNO105B, with a dual-purpose 47 seat body. It was new in April 1964 and renumbered four months later to 1604.
Photo taken April 1964, Wembley Stadium
31. BNO107B
Eastern National BD1606, BNO107B, Bristol RELH / ECW, new in 1964.
Photo taken around 1973/4, Tilbury Riverside
32. BNO107B
1964-vintage Bristol RELH6G Eastern National 1606, BNO107B, wearing Brentwood depot plates, sets off from Southend in the early evening on service 401 to Enfield with a reasonable passenger load.
Photo taken Thursday 2 August 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
33. BNO108B
Eastern National DT 1607, BNO108B, Bristol RELH / ECW. New March 1964, withdrawn February 1978. Originally DP47F, re-seated to DP45F in September 1967 and to B49F in March 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, Colchester
34. BNO108B
Eastern National DT1607, BNO108B, Bristol RELH / ECW. New February 1964, DP47F, converted to DP45F in September 1967 and to B49F in March 1976. Withdrawn February 1978.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1972, Clacton Bus Station
35. WVL515
Still attractive in original National white coach livery is Lincolnshire 1404 (ex 2822), WVL515 a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F body new in July 1964 awaiting duties in central Cleethorpes.
Photo taken Thursday 14 June 1973, Market Street, Cleethorpes
36. CWN626C
United Welsh 206, CWN626C, was a Bristol RELL6G with an Eastern Coachworks B54F body seen in Neath.
Photo taken Sunday 11 June 1967, Orchard Street, Neath
37. FHN54C
United AS 4154, FHN54C, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1965 with ECW B54F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Feethams Bus Station, Darlington
38. FWR232C
West Yorkshire R.C.C. SRG6, FWR232C, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B54F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
39. FWR232C
FWR232C, West Yorkshire SRG6, was a Bristol RELL6G with an Eastern Coachworks B54F body seen in Otley Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
40. GWU811C
West Yorkshire SRG12, GWU811C, a 1965 Bristol RELL6G
Photo taken August 1968, York Road, Leeds
41. CVL848D
Lincolnshire Road Car 1284, CVL848D, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1966 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1974, Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
42. CVL850D
CVL850D is a 1966 Bristol RELH6G with Eastern Coach Works DP47F body and new to Lincolnshire Road Car as No. 1431
Photo taken Sunday 10 August 2014, Brislingon Park & Ride
43. DSD701D
Highland Omnibuses SL2, DSD701D, a 1966 Bristol RELH6G with Alexander body. This bus was originally in the Western SMT fleet being bought for the Glasgow-London service in 1966. It went to Highland in 1972.
Photo taken August 1973, St. Andrew Bus Station, Edinburgh
44. DSD708D
Western SMT 2087, DSD708D, a Bristol RELH6G with 38 seat Alexander body. The coach was used on the London service and was fitted with a toilet It is seen at the former Anderston Cross bus station in Glasgow.
Photo taken Thursday 14 September 1972, Anderston Cross Bus Station, Glasgow
45. DSD710D
Where East met West: Inveraray, Loch Fyne and Western SMT Bristol RELH6G, DSD710D, joins Eastern Scottish Bristol LH OSF323G for a "comfort stop" at the pier. The X26 was the long distance stage carriage service from Glasgow to Tarbert/Campbeltown and the LH appears to be on an extended tour. Note the box placed to aid passengers on and off the coach. No sign of ECW bodies up here, both are Falkirk products.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Inveraray
46. DSD712D
Western SMT ST2072, DSD712D, a Bristol RELH6G was new in April 1966 with an Alexander C38Ft body in black and white livery. After being downgraded from motorway work it was rebuilt to C45F and, along with several similar vehicles, spent its last years at Stranraer depot and its sub-depot at Wigtown. Although subsequently repainted in standard livery, it retained its single-piece door.
Photo taken late 1970s, Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart
47. DSD718D
Western SMT 2077, DSD718D, Bristol RELH6G / Alexander C38F, which entered service in May 1966, originally bought for the London coach service.
Photo taken September 1972, off Apsley Road, Great Yarmouth
48. EWS198D
Eastern Scottish YA198A, EWS198D, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1966 with Alexander C45F body.
Photo taken June 1970, Royal Tweed Bridge, Berwick
49. EWS205D
Hard to believe but Bristol RELH6G/ Eastern Scottish YA205C, EWS205D, disgraced itself on a journey from York to Glasgow and broke down near Chester-Le-Street.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 September 1975, Chester-Le -Street ?
50. HFM594D
Crosville ERG594, HFM594D, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1966 with ECW DP50F bodywork. Looking good in both livery and design, I feel this was much more handsome than the flat fronted version that followed it.
Photo taken June 1970, Market Street, Hoylake
51. LHN265D
United AS 6002, LHN265D, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1966 with ECW DP50F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Guisborough
52. LWW790D
West Yorkshire 1009, LWW790D, a 1966 Bristol RELH6G with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 20 September 1975, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
53. NWR992D
West Yorkshire SRG33, NWR992D, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B54F body, new in November 1966
Photo taken c.1967, Burmantofts, Leeds
54. NWT356D
West Yorkshire RC 1229, NWT356D, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1966 with ECW B54F bodywork. Originally SRG29, it was waiting to operate route 76 to Tadcaster from Harrogate.
Photo taken December 1971, Harrogate Bus Station
55. CTE473E
Lancshire United 247, CTE473E, a Bristol RESL6G built 1967 with Plaxton Highway B42D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Hope Street, near Wigan Bus Station
56. ECU202E
South Shields were early purchasers of Bristol RE chassis when they became available on the open market. This Bristol RESL6L with ECW 45 seat dual door body was 2, ECU202E, in the South Shields fleet.
Photo taken 1976, Byker PTE Depot, Newcastle
57. ECU204E
Tyne & Wear PTE 974, ECU204E, a Bristol RESL6L built in 1967 with ECW B45D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Newcastle Central Station
58. HDL23E
Southern Vectis 808, HDL23E, a Bristol RESL1/121 with ECW body, new in February 1967
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 2013, Anstey Park, Alton
59. JDW304F
Newport Bristol RESL6L 104, JDW304F, carried ECW B42F bodywork and was new in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Upper Dock Street, Newport
60. JON700E
JON700E had a Bristol RELH6L chassis (RELH-4-101) and a Plaxton Panorama I C49F body, being new to Flight, Birmingham in April 1967. It is seen here on Madeira Drive in Brighton whilst taking part in the 13th British Coach Rally presentation ceremony having won the trophy for the highest placed 'Standard Coach'.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1967, Madeira Drive, Brighton
61. KCY211E
South Wales Transport 501, KCY211E a 1967 Bristol RELH6G/ECW C47F originally United Welsh 53.
Photo taken Thursday 9 July 1981, Quadrant Bus Station, Swansea
62. KDL885F
This is a Bristol RESH, Southern Vectis 301, KDL885F from the IOW Bus & Coach Museum.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2018, private site near Coventry
63. KHW306E
Preserved Cheltenham District Bristol RE 1000, KHW306E.
Photo taken Sunday 11 April 2004, Wythall Transport Museum
64. KHW309E
Preserved ex-Cheltenham District 1003, KHW309E, a 1967 Bristol RELL.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2010, Alton
65. KJA271F
Berresfords former North Western/SELNEC RESL6G/Marshall B43F presumably 271, KJA271F, plus a former Rochdale/SELNEC AEC Swift/Pennine of the 34-37 batch
Photo taken Thursday 20 January 1983, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
66. KRD258F
Former Reading Corporation 258, KRD258F, a Bristol RELL6G with Strachans B34D body, new in December 1967
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
67. KRM262E
The weak spring sunshine glints on Cumberland Motor Services 256, KRM262E, a Bristol RELL6L with ECW B53F bodywork new in August 1967, and 369, MAO369P, a brand new 52 seat Leyland National.
Photo taken March 1976, Keswick Bus Station
68. KRP269E
In complete contrast to the UCOC Lodekka 549, 269, KRP269E, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F coachwork passes Cliftonville Lido effectively showing the three destinations for this summertime service.
Photo taken Saturday 24 July 1971, Ethelbert Terrace, Margate
69. KUF215F
Southdown 215, KUF215F, a 1967 Bristol RESL6G with Marshall B35F body, 901, 2901CD, a 1961 Leyland PD3/4 with Northern Counties FH69F body and an unidentified member of the 1967 batch of Marshall bodied Leopards, are seen here at Pool Valley in 1968.
Photo taken 1968, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
70. LAE348E
Another shot of Southend Carnival, this time of NIBS (Nelson Independent Bus Services of Wickford) appropriately promoting the Yellow Advertiser newspaper! LAE348E was ex-Bristol Omnibus RELL/ECW 1013.
Photo taken c.1986, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend
71. LAX104E
Red & White RS467, LAX104E, was the fourth of 21 respected Bristol RESL6L with ECW B46F bodies. It was new in March 1967 and is seen in Aberdare on a long route to/from Cardiff Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 April 1971, Victoria Square, Aberdare
72. LAX108E
Red & White bought twenty-one of the Bristol RESL6Ls in 1967. They were some of the few RESLs built with this style of body. The whole batch was initially allocated to Aberdare where they replaced the Lydney/BBW-bodied Royal Tigers and became a feature of bus operation in the area. They were powerful, fast and musical to boot - I loved them. By the date of this photo most of them had been withdrawn and RS3667, LAX108E, was one of the few survivors.
Photo taken Friday 10 December 1982, Aberdare Low Level Station Yard
73. LAX111E
Red & White RS1167, LAX111E, a Bristol RESL6L with ECW B46F body, new in April 1967
Photo taken July 1974, South Road, Stoneleigh Club Terminus, Porthcawl
74. LAX116E
A pair of Red & White single deckers seen here at Cardiff Bus Station. On the left is U11-65, DAX614C, a Bristol MW6G with ECW B45F body, new in 1965, while on the right is RS16-67, LAX116E, a Bristol RESL6L with ECW B46F body, new two years later in 1967.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
75. LDV467F
First of three pictures of former Southern National RE coach LDV467F, now owned by Mark Stokes for preservation and restoration. It was built in December 1967, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F body, for Southern National with fleet number 1457.
Photo taken 2006, Ramsey, Essex
76. MUO320F
Seen when working for Black Prince in the days after de-regulation, this 1968 Bristol RELL6G was originally 2716, MUO320F, in the Western National fleet
Photo taken 1986, Vicar Lane, Leeds
77. NBD312F
United Counties Bristol RELL6G 312, NBD312F (Biggleswade depot). It was new in 1967 and withdrawn just a few months after this photograph was taken.
Photo taken Oct/Nov 1981, near Shefford
78. NHN963E
United AS 4363, NHN963E, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1967 with ECW C43F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1979, Guisborough
79. OHW596F
Brutonian Bristol RE 30, OHW596F, (which started life as Bristol 1084) and Shaftesbury and District 7106EL.
Photo taken Wednesday 17 December 1986, Trinity Street, Dorchester
80. PHN204F
United RS4, PHN204F, a Bristol RESL6G of 1966/7 with Eastern Coach Works B46F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1967, Hartlepool Bus Station
81. PHN206F
United Auto 2806, PHN206F, seen in Park View, Whitley Bay in August 1975 was a Bristol RESL6G with ECW B46F body new in August 1967, which carried fleet number RS6 until January 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1975, Park View, Whitley Bay
82. PHN209F
United AS RS9, PHN209F, a Bristol RESL6G built in 1967 with ECW B46F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1968, Park Street, Middlesbrough
83. PPW667F
Eastern Counties RL667, PPW667F, Bristol RELL / ECW, seen here when recently repainted to all red.
Photo taken Summer 1982, Ipswich
84. PYG653E
West Yorkshire Bristol RELL6G SRG38, PYG653E, with ECW dual door body, one of a number bought in 1967 for Harrogate local services. All were eventually rebuilt to single door layout.
Photo taken January 1970, Harrogate
85. RHN268F
United AS 6004, RHN268F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1967 with ECW DP50F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Haymarket Bus Station, Newcastle
86. UFM37F
South Wales Transport 503, UFM37F, a 1967 Bristol RELH6G/ECW C47F originally Crosville CRG37.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 March 1983, Blaen-y-Maes estate, Swansea
87. WMA114E
SELNEC Southern 5074, WMA114E, a Bristol RESL6G built 1967 with Northern Counties B43F bodywork. This had been new as SHMD 114.
Photo taken April 1975, Ashton Bus Station
88. YLG717F
Seen undergoing restoration in one of the hangers at Hooton Park is former SHMD 117, YLG717F, a Bristol RESL with Northern Counties B43F body dating from 1967, one of 6 delivered to SHMD.
Photo taken Sunday 28 May 2017, Hooton Park
89. YLG717F
YLG717F, a 1967 Bristol RESL6G/NCME B45F originally SHMD 117 then SELNEC/GMT 5077.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 May 1983, Davenport, Stockport
90. HCU516G
South Shields 6, HCU516G, a Bristol RESL6L with an Eastern Coachworks B45D body new in October 1968.
Photo taken Tuesday 29 July 1969, South Shields Market Place
91. JBR100F
Burnley & Pendle 94, JBR100F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Metro-Cammell B47D bodywork. Acquired from Tyne & Wear, and still in their livery, but new as Sunderland Corporation 100.
Photo taken March 1978, Burnley Bus Station
92. JBR104F
Burnley & Pendle 99, JBR104F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Metro-Cammell B47D bodywork. New as Sunderland Corporation 104, this was one of a significant number of Bristols operating in Burnley.
Photo taken August 1980, Burnley Bus Station
93. JBR98F
New to Sunderland in 1968 as their 98, JBR98F, a Bristol RELL6G with Sunderland designed MCW bodywork, becoming 1898 in the Tyne and Wear PTE fleet. It is seen in a wet Burnley after sale to Burnley and Pendle in 1977, becoming their number 83, one of a number of ex-Sunderland buses which were bought by Burnley in the 1970s.
Photo taken Thursday 23 November 1978, Burnley Bus Station
94. KDL885F
Preserved Southern Vectis 301, KDL885F, one of only 11 RESH chassis built (this one, 4 for Hants & Dorset and 4 for Eastern National all with Duple coach bodies and two ECW bus shell DPs for Midland General).
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 2010, Carisbrooke Castle
95. KDL885F
A second view of preserved Duple bodied Southern Vectis 301, KDL885F, one of only 11 RESH chassis built.
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 2010, Carisbrooke Castle
96. KJA282F
GMT 282, KJA282F, a 1968 Bristol RESL6G/Marshall, ex North Western 282
Photo taken Friday 6 October 1978, Dean Row, Wilmslow
97. KJA285F
GMT 285, KJA285F a 1968 Bristol RESL6G with Marshall B45F body originally North Western 285.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1981, Daw Bank garage, Stockport
98. KJA287F
When North Western were split three ways in the early nineteen seventies all of the undertakings involved received buses from the North Western fleet. This Bristol RESL6G with Marshall body dating from 1968 was 287 KJA287F in the North Western fleet.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 September 1977, Daw Bank, Stockport
99. KJA290F
GMT 290, KJA290F, a 1968 Bristol RESL/Marshall, ex North Western 290
Photo taken Saturday 12 July 1980, Hazel Grove Station, Stockport
100. KJA299G
Preserved North Western 299, KJA299G, a a Marshall B43F-bodied Bristol RESL, new in September 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 2008, North West Transport Museum, St. Helens
101. KUF232F
Stanbridge & Crichel, Stanbridge, KUF232F, a Bristol RESL built in 1968 with Marshall B45F bodywork. This had been new as Southdown 232.
Photo taken October 1983, Dorchester
102. KUF249F
Southdown 249, KUF249F, a 1968 Bristol RESL6G fitted with Marshall B45F bodywork.
Photo taken 1969, Edward Street Depot, Brighton
103. LDV461F
Western National 2710, LDV461F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1973, The Square, Lyme Regis
104. LDV463F
Southern National 2712, LDV463F, a Bristol RELL6G with Eastern Coachworks B53F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken July 1969, New Road, South Molton
105. LFS278F
The Scottish Bus Groups motorway coaches introduced in 1968 were very impressive machines. Originally they were delivered in company colours rather than the later blue and white corporate layout. Eastern Scottish used an eye catching yellow and black scheme for theirs, XA278 LFS278F a Bristol REMH6G with Alexander body.
Photo taken October 1971, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
106. MMW354G
The former Wilts & Dorset MMW354G, a Bristol RELL (despite the registration suggesting an earlier Bristol model!) with dual door ECW bus body, taken at Hursley Post Office on the occasion of the final New Year's Day Winchester Running Day. The rain had momentarily eased, but not for long!
Photo taken Wednesday 1 January 2014, Hursley, near Winchester
107. MRU124F
Spot the odd men out at Westover Road bus station, Bournemouth in August 1969. Hants and Dorset 916, MRU124F, Bristol RELH with Duple Commander 111 body is awaiting passengers for a day trip to Swanage: unidentified Wilts and Dorset MW is helping out with an excursion and a W & D Lodekka has arrived on a relief journey on service 38 and just visible is an open top decker! Holidays didn't get much better than this! Third from right is a Bedford ORU579C ??
Photo taken August 1969, Westover Road, Bournemouth
108. MTJ926G
Accrington 26, MTJ926G, a Bristol RESL6L with East Lancs B47F body, one of three new in October 1968.
Photo taken Monday 1 September 1969, Peel Street Bus Station, Accrington
109. MTJ927G
Accrington Corporation 27, MTJ927G, a Bristol RESL6L with East Lancs. B47F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 26 October 1968, Green Haworth, near Accrington
110. NBD311F
United Counties 311, NBD311F a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B53F body, listed as having been new in January 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 17 September 2017, Showbus, Castle Donington
111. NDP271F
Phillips Coach Co. of Shiptonthorpe NDP271F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Pennine B34D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1983, Phillips Coach Garage, Shiptonthorpe
112. NDP276F
Reading Transport 276, NDP276F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Pennine B34D+35 bodywork. Understated elegance would not immediately spring to mind when viewing this.
Photo taken March 1975, Reading Station
113. NDP288G
In the early part of 1979, ST hired a number of buses pending delivery of the V registered batch of Fleetlines. Ensign Bus supplied 4 ex-Nottingham Atlanteans, whilst fellow municipality Reading Transport loaned 3 of these Pennine bodied Bristol RESLs. 288, NDP288G, stands at the Kent Elms terminus covering for a missing EN trip on service 6 to Southend.
Photo taken Jan/Feb 1979, Kent Elms Terminus, Leigh-on-Sea
114. NDP294G
Reading 294, NDP294G, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with Pennine B34D+35 bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, Reading Station
115. NED748G
Warrington bought Bristol RELLs after a brief flirtation with Leylands ill fated Panther. Seen in Warrington town centre is 94, NED748G, one of the first batch bought with East Lancs dual door bodywork.
Photo taken Thursday 17 October 1974, Warrington
116. NTC125G
Lancs United bought a variety of single deck types including AEC Swifts, Bristol REs and LHs and Seddon RUs. Seen here is 308, NTC125G, a 1968 Bristol RESL6G with dual door Alexander bodywork seating 42.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1976, Wigan Bus Station
117. OAX3F
Red & White RELH6L OAX3F (by then dual purpose RD59.68) plus an assortment of Western Welsh and a Midland Red.
Photo taken Saturday 19 March 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
118. OAX8F
National Welsh 1336, OAX8F, a Bristol RE, new in March 1968 to Red and White, numbered RC868.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1984, Wood Street, Cardiff
119. OAX9F
Preserved ex Red & White RC968, OAX9F, a 1968 Bristol RELH6L with ECW C47F body, seen arriving in Broadway, Winchester on the first day of the 3 day 2014 Royal Blue Run.
Photo taken Friday 20 June 2014, The Broadway, Winchester
120. OAX9F
OAX9F is a Red & White Bristol RELH6L with Leyland engine now fully restored and in excellent condition. It took part in the recent Royal Blue run for the whole 3 days and is seen on day one travelling to Bournemouth with appropriate Associated Motorways blind in left hand destination box
Photo taken Friday 20 June 2014
121. OAX9F
OAX9F is a Red & White Bristol RELH6L with Leyland engine now fully restored and in excellent conditionhas already been to several rallies this year and is due to take part in this year's Royal Blue run. I decided to take a rear shot of this fine Bristol RE vehicle at the Southdown 100 event.
Photo taken Sunday 7 June 2015, Southdown Centenary Rally, Southsea
122. ORP272F
United Counties 272, ORP272F, a 1968 Bristol RELH6G with ECW body.
Photo taken Monday 14 July 1980, Charles Street Depot, Stockport
123. OTA640G
A rather more modern vehicle present at the Kingsbridge Running Day was Royal Blue Bristol RE/ECW coach 2380, OTA640G. This did not operate on any local routes (rather too long and wide for the local lanes), but ran a connecting service from and to Totnes before and after the event. It is seen here in Totnes on its way back to Coventry, where it is based.
Photo taken Saturday 21 September 2013, Totnes
124. RAH680F
Two Eastern Counties Bristol RELL / ECW, on the left RL737, AAH737J and on the right RL680, RAH680F.
Photo taken May 1984, Ipswich
125. RAH680F
Eastern Counties RL680, RAH680F, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken May 1975, outside the ECOC Depot, Wilby Road, Stradbroke
126. RBD329G
United Counties Bristol RELL6G RBD329G and Bristol VRT/SL6L OVV850R at front of Huntingdon garage in early 1982.
Photo taken early 1982, Huntingdon Depot
127. RBD329G
Looking very sorry for itself is Crosville SRG203, RBD329G, which was new to United Counties in 1969.
Photo taken late 1980s, Northwich
128. RHN272F
In 1979 West Yorkshire had a severe vehicle crisis and to help offset this a number of United single deckers were bought. One of these is seen in West Yorkshire's Leeds bus station. Originally R272, RHN272F, in the United fleet this 1968 Bristol RELL6G carries "local coach" dual purpose livery with 50 coach seats in a bus shell.
Photo taken Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
129. RHT141G
Bristol 1092, RHT141G, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1968 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1983, Street
130. SAX1G
Red and White Services was the Associated Motorways member that participated in the operation of the joint Yelloway and Associated Motorways Rochdale to Barry Island summer Saturday holiday service. Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH number RC169, SAX1G, is seen in Rochdale prior to its return to South Wales.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, Smith Street Bus Park, Rochdale
131. SFM22F
Crosville MS SRG22, SFM22F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1968, Chester
132. SHN768F
United RE68, SHN768F, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C43F body new in April 1968, seen in the snowy Newcastle Jesmond depot yard on 15 February 1970 after renumbering 1268 in January 1969 when computerised detail was introduced.
Photo taken Sunday 15 February 1970, Newcastle Jesmond Depot Yard
133. SWX961F
West Yorkshire RCC SWX961F (SRG53) was a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B53F body, dating from 1968.
Photo taken Friday 21 June 1968, Cookridge Street, Leeds
134. THN887F
United's 4187, THN887F, was a regular performer on the 36 (Ripon to Leeds) service which was jointly operated with West Yorkshire. It was a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B53F body and was new as R87. This was taken on the day of the 1979 Trans-Pennine Run.
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 1979, York Place, Harrogate
135. TWW766F
West Yorkshire 2508, TWW766F, a 1968 Bristol RELH6G with 47 seat ECW body. Seen in NBC dual purpose livery when new this was a coach numbered CRG6.
Photo taken 1994, Keighley
136. TWW766F
West Yorkshire Road Car CRG6, TWW766F, a 1968 Bristol RELH6G with an ECW C47F body at Thwaite Mills in Leeds during the Leeds Running Day. It has recently been repainted into it's original livery.
Photo taken Sunday 19 August 2018, Thwaite Mills Water Mill, Leeds
137. TYG198F
West Yorkshire took delivery of TYG198F, a Bristol RELL6G in 1968. When new it sported a flat fronted ECW body and was numbered SRG78.
Photo taken 1975, The Headrow, Leeds
138. UFM48F
Crosville SRG48, UFM48F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with ECW B53F bodywork, bound for New Ferry on route F44.
Photo taken March 1970, Grange Road, West Kirby
139. UFM53F
Crosville was a major user of the Bristol RE chassis. Seen here is ERG53, UFM53F, a 1968 Bristol RELL6G with 50 coach seats in a standard ECW bus shell. The Crosville dual purpose livery pressages the NBC local coach livery of a few years later.
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 2010, Kirkby Stephen
140. UFM53F
Preserved Crosville ERG53, UFM53F, a 1968 Bristol RELL6G with 50 coach seats in a standard ECW bus shell.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2011, Alton
141. UHN785G
United AS 6021, UHN785G, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with ECW DP50F bodywork operating the Middlesbrough Loftus 276 route.
Photo taken September 1972, Dundas Street West/Station Street, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
142. XAH872H
Carters XAH872H, Bristol RELL / ECW, ex-Eastern Counties.
Photo taken Spring 1988, Ipswich
143. XFM69G
Crosville SRG69, XFM69G, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with ECW B48D bodywork. Dual door models were less common.
Photo taken March 1970, Rock Ferry Depot
144. XFM73G
Crosville SRG73, XFM73G, a Bristol RESL6G built in 1968 with ECW B46F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Heswall Depot
145. YHK728F
Tilling's T441, YHK728F, a Bristol RELH new in 1968
Photo taken late 1960s, London Kings Cross
146. YTW537F
Seen at Yeovil on an enthusiastsí weekend tour is Eastern National 413, YTW537F, a Duple Northern Commander III bodied Bristol RESH6G seating C36F, new in April 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 18 May 1968, Yeovil
147. YTW538F
Eastern National coach 414, YTW538F, one of a batch of four Bristol RESH6G with Duple Northern 'Commander III' C36F bodies, new in early 1968, seen here at the Essex Show the same year.
Photo taken 1968, Essex Show, Great Leighs, near Braintree
148. YTW539F
National Travel (South East) 9415, YTW539F, a Bristol RESH6G built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C36F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1974, Duke Street, Darlington
149. 9052UZ
Ulsterbus 1052, 9052UZ, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with Alexander Falkirk / Potter B44D+20 bodywork. The defences of Londonderry failed to protect this bus which was destroyed in August 1980.
Photo taken July 1979, City Walls, Londonderry
150. 9062UZ
Ulsterbus 1062 9062UZ, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with Alexander Falkirk / Potter B44D+20 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
151. 9066UZ
Ulsterbus 1066, 9066UZ, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with Alexander/Potter B44D+20 bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Londonderry
152. AFM103G
Preserved Bristol RE AFM103G, new to Crosville in February 1969 as their number CRG103.
Photo taken Sunday 15 July 2007, Alton
153. AFM103G
Preserved Bristol RE AFM103G, new to Crosville in February 1969 as their number CRG103, now back in Crosville livery after a time in Bristol Greyhound livery.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Brislington Park & Ride
154. AFM106G
Preserved former Crosville CRG106, AFM106G, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
155. AFM106G
Preserved former Crosville CRG106, AFM106G, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 2009, Alnwick Castle Gardens Car Park, Alnwick
156. AFM113G
The Northern Bus Company of Dinnington near Sheffield were keen users of former NBC Bristol chassis. Seen leaving Meadowhall is former Crosville SRG113, AFM113G, a 1969 Bristol RELL6G.
Photo taken Thursday 12 June 1997, Meadowhall, Sheffield
157. BHN210H
United 4210, BHN 210H, a 1969 ECW DP50F bodied Bristol RELL6G parked up before returning north in Leeds near Wellington Street Coach Station.
Photo taken late 1960s, near Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
158. CWT170H
West Yorkshire 1290 (formerly SRG90), CWT170H, and 1254 (formerly SRG54), SWX962F, were both RELL6Gs with B53F bodies of 1969 and 1967 respectively.
Photo taken March 1972, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
159. DFM129H
DFM129H was Crosville SRG129, a Bristol RELL6G with Eastern Coachworks B48D body, new in October 1969. Seen here nearing completion at ECW, Lowestoft.
Photo taken October 1969, Eastern Way, Lowestoft
160. FVX612H
A noticeably empty Eastern National Bristol RELL6G 1510, FVX612H, departing the London Road depot at Southend on an early evening local service 25 to Highlands in Leigh-on-Sea.
Photo taken Thursday 2 August 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
161. FVX612H
Eastern National Bristol RE / ECW, SD1510, FVX612H parked in London Road, Southend, outside the ENOC Bus Garage, early one Sunday morning, sometime during the mid 1970s.
Photo taken mid 1970s, London Road, Southend
162. FVX615H
Eastern National CF1513, FVX615H, a Bristol RELL with ECW B53F body, new in October 1969.
Photo taken September 1981, Norfolk Showground
163. FWC439H
Former Eastern National "flat-front" RE 1516, FWC439H, now preserved by David Edwards of Colchester and seen here in Margate after the Herne Bay Bus Rally/Open Day.
Photo taken Sunday 10 August 2003, Margate
164. FWC439H
Preserved Eastern National RE 1516, FWC439H.
Photo taken Sunday 6 June 2004, Southend
165. FWC439H
Eastern National Bristol RELL, 1516, FWC439H, seen on what was the wash bay of Kelvedon Depot many years after it was allocated to the depot. The photo shows the vehicle in preservation with David Edwards. The vehicle first entered service in December 1969 at Chelmsford, later moving to Kelvedon and Silver End.
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 2008, Hedingham Depot, Kelvedon
166. GEM884N
New in 1969 to St Kevins Bus Service of Roundwood near Dublin this Bristol RELH carries a Plaxton Derwent bus body seating 55. It was sold to Davies of Halewood and re-registered GEM884N in 1975.
Photo taken Tuesday 15 May 1979, Pudsey
167. GEM884N
New in August 1969 to Doyle (St. Kevins), Roundwood registered ONI300, this Brisol RELH6L with Plaxton Derwent II B55F body passed to Wilder (Golden Miller), Feltham in September 1975 via Davies, Leeswood who had re-registered it GEM884N in April 1975.
Photo taken late 1970s
168. GVW978H
Bristol RELH6G 1608, GVW978H, in Eastern National's dual purpose livery pulling out of the London Road depot at Southend on the start of its early evening route 401 haul to Enfield
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
169. HRN252G
Ribble bought a number of Bristol RELLs with ECW dual door bodywork to update Carlisle city services; some of these buses also worked in Preston. Seen at Preston bus station is 252, HRN252G, a 1969 Bristol RELL6G with ECW 41 seat dual door body. Alongside is 448, NTC628M, a 1974 Leyland National.
Photo taken 1975, Preston Bus Station
170. HRN260G
Ribble 260, HRN260G, was a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B41D body dating from 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 25 February 1973, Fleetwood Ferry Terminus
171. JEF652G
Hartlepool Borough Transport 52, JEF652G, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with ECW B48D bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Lynn Street, Hartlepool
172. JEF654G
West Hartlepool Corporation were keen users of Bristol REs with ECW bodywork. Seen here is a 1969 example, 54, JEF654G, with ECW 48 seat dual door body.
Photo taken 1972, bottom of Church Street, Hartlepool
173. LHG392H
This Bristol RES6L with East Lancs B46F body was new in 1969 to Burnley Colne & Nelson, as 92 LHG392H.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Depot
174. LHG392H
Seen in the bus station in Burnley is Burnley, Colne & Nelson 92, LHG392H, an East Lancs B46F bodied Bristol RESL6L.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Burnley Bus Station
175. LHG393H
Burnley & Pendle 93, LHG393H, a Bristol RESL6L built in 1969 with East Lancashire B46F bodywork. New to Burnley, Colne & Nelson. Parked next to it is WRN11R, a 1976 Leopard PSU4D/4R from 1976.
Photo taken March 1978, Burnley Bus Station
176. MMW354G
Rear view of preserved Wilts & Dorset 824, MMW354G, a Bristol RELL with ECW B45D body, new in May 1969
Photo taken Sunday 1 January 2012, Winchester Bus Station
177. NAG114G
NAG114G was a Bristol REMH with Alexander M type body with Western Scottish and in view of the recent request for more pictures, I have included this one which is about to leave Glasgow for London on the overnight service in July 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Killermont Street , Glasgow
178. NJA316H
North Western 316, NJA316H, a 1969 Bristol RELL6G with dual purpose Alexander body was taken into the GMT fleet when North Western disappeared. It is seen here in use in Wigan in 1976.
Photo taken 1976, Wigan Central Station
179. NJA327H
SELNEC Cheshire 327, NJA327H, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1969 with Alexander Y B49F bodywork and new as North Western 327.
Photo taken April 1973, off Wood Street, Stockport
180. NLJ828G
Southend 301, NLJ828G, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW DP50F body, new to Hants & Dorset in May 1969 as their number 839, later 1613, passing via a dealer to Southend in January 1984 (initially on hire but then purchased) where it stayed for two years before being sold to Yelloway.
Photo taken 1984/5, near Leigh Station
181. NLJ828G
In 1984 Southend Transport received two former Hants & Dorset Bristol RELLs on loan from Ensign. Allocated fleet numbers 301 and 302, 301, NLJ828G, seen here remained in NBC dual purpose livery but 302 was repainted into ST colours.
Photo taken Tuesday 15 May 1984, Barling Road, Stonebridge, near Southend
182. NLJ829G
Southend Transport 302, NLJ829G, Bristol RELL6G / ECW DP50F. New in March 1969 to Hants & Dorset as their number 840, to Southend in April 1984, initially on hire but then purchased. Withdrawn in 1986.
Photo taken May 1985, SCT Garage, London Road, Southend
183. NLJ829G
The second of the ex Hants & Dorset Bristol RELLs on loan from Ensign, 302, NLJ829G, is seen at Southchurch, White Horse. Unlike sister 301, this bus was in ST colours and by the time this picture was taken, had acquired ST fleetnames as well (301 never did).
Photo taken Tuesday 15 May 1984, The White Horse, Southchurch, Southend
184. OTA630G
Ward Green Grenadiers JJB OTA630G, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1969 with ECW C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1984, Cleethorpes?
185. OTA640G
Following the adoption of white as the colour for NBC coaches Royal Blue became just a fleet name rather than a statement of fact. Southern National 2380, OTA640G, is a 1969 Bristol RELH6G with 45 seat ECW body.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, Elland Road, Leeds
186. OTA641G
Royal Blue 2381, OTA641G, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1969 with ECW C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Newcastle under Lyme
187. OTA645G
Former Midland Red D9 5415, EHA415D, new in 1966, and former Royal Blue Bristol RELH6G OTA645G, new in 1969, both in the ownership of Midland Red Coaches.
Photo taken Thursday 22 May 2014, Mallory Park Circuit, Leicestershire
188. PHL241G
West Riding bought the only Bristol RELL6G buses with Plaxton Derwent bodywork. New as 241, PHL241G, this bus was later renumbered into the joint West Riding Yorkshire Woollen fleet as 282.
Photo taken February 1981, Morley, Leeds
189. PHL241G
Wakefield Bus Station is the setting for West Riding, Wakefield 282, PHL241G, a Bristol RELL6G with a Plaxton Derwent II B52F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
190. PHL244G
West Riding 285, PHL244G, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1969 with Plaxton Derwent II B52F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Sovereign Street, Leeds
191. POD825H
Devon General 2726, POD825H, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1969 with ECW B53F bodywork, new to Western National.
Photo taken October 1983, Exeter Bus & Coach Station
192. POD830H
Preserved Bristol RELL POD830H, new to Southern National in 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 2015, Paper Mill Lane, Alton
193. REL742H
Hants & Dorset 925, REL742H, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1969 with Duple Commander IV C40F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Royal Station Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle
194. RLJ341H
Preserved Hants and Dorset 1622, RLJ341H, Bristol RELL6G/ECW new in 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
195. SAX1G
This caught me by surprise and I didn't know at the time what it was working. I assumed it was perhaps a feeder service to the X84 Aberdare to Birmingham service. However, as I was to find out to my delight the following day when I was returning home via Birmingham, it was working all the way and was treated to a glorious ride in a very comfortable and musical coach. RD1339, SAX1G, was a Bristol RELH6L with ECW C47F body that was new as Red & White RC1.69.
Photo taken Saturday 9 July 1983, Cardiff Road, Aberaman
196. SKB684G
Liverpool 2014, SKB684G, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1969 with Park Royal B45D bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Old Haymarket, Liverpool
197. SKB695G
After two batches of Leyland Panthers, Liverpool next rear engined saloons were Bristol REs. Twenty five were delivered in 1969 just before the corporation became the major constituent of Merseyside PTE. 2025, SKB695G, a Bristol RELL6G is seen in Warrington in 1977 by which time it was based at the St Helens depot of the PTE
Photo taken 1977, Bold Street, Warrington
198. STC928G
Hyndburn 28, STC928G, a Bristol RESL6L built in 1969 with East Lancashire B47F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Infant Street, Accrington
199. STC928G
Brutonian Bristol RE/East Lancs STC928G laying over in Top o' Town Car Park, Dorchester, demonstrating its seriously weathered Hyndburn livery.
Photo taken Monday 9 February 1987, Top O' Town Car Park, Dorchester
200. SVF894G
Eastern Counties RE894, SVF894G, Bristol RELH6G / ECW C47F, new in June 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 18 August 1973, Great Yarmouth
201. SVF896G
SVF896G is a Bristol RE new to Eastern Counties Omnibus Co. in 1969 and out of service with them in 1981. It was refurbished at Busworks from 9/2008 to 3/2009.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 2018, Felixstowe
202. SVF898G
Eastern Counties RE898, SVF898G, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1969 with ECW C47F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
203. TBD277G
United Counties Bristol RELH6G 277, TBD277G. Delivered in May 1969, it was withdrawn just a few months after this photograph was taken in August 1982.
Photo taken August 1982, Huntingdon
204. TBD278G
Express Motors, Bontnewydd, TBD278G, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1969 with ECW DP49F bodywork. This had been new as United Counties 278 and is seen at Caernarfon amongst a group of secondhand acquisitions.
Photo taken August 1987, Caernarfon
205. THL261H
Prior to the advent of the Leyland National, West Riding bought ECW bodied Bristol REs Seen working for Thorne of Hemingborough is the former 298, THL261H, which was new to West Riding
Photo taken Wednesday 25 May 1994, Piccadilly, York
206. THU354G
This Bristol RESL6L was new to Bristol Omnibus as their 508, THU354G in 1969 but now carries United livery to commemorate fifty years of United REs. Whatever the pros and cons of this type of cosmetic exercise the bus, does look good if inaccurate as it never ran for United. It is seen in Skipton at the Aire Valley Running day
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, Coach Street, Skipton
207. TRY118H
Busways, Newcastle 1802, TRY118H, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with ECW B48F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1989, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
208. TRY121H
Borough of Ipswich 121, TRY121H, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1969 with ECW B47D bodywork. This had been new as Leicester 121.
Photo taken October 1982, Crown Street, Ipswich
209. TRY128H
Leiceter bought several batches of ECW bodied Bristol RELL6Ls at the end of the nineteen sixties. 128, TRY128H dates from 1969 and carries a dual door 47 seat ECW body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1979, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
210. TVF709G
Former Eastern Counties RL707, TVF709G, a 1969 Bristol RELL6G with ECW bodywork. The bus is seen after sale to M&T of Morley.
Photo taken 1986, Vicar Lane, Leeds
211. YWY514G
West Yorkshire had a number of ECW bodied RE coaches partially rebuilt by Willowbrook in the nineteen seventies ... the resultant vehicles were somewhat ugly compared to the original. CRG13, YWY514G, delivered in 1969 was a Bristol RELH6G when photographed it was wearing NBC express livery and was numbered 1022.
Photo taken August 1978, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
212. YYG218G
West Yorkshire RC 2516, YYG218G, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1969 with ECW C47F bodywork modified by Willowbrook. Taken in NBC days, this had originally been CRG14.
Photo taken April 1981, Bridlington Bus Station
213. AAH735J
Eastern Counties RL735, AAH735J, Bristol RE / ECW carrying an overall advert for Eastern Counties own parcels service.
Photo taken Saturday 4 November 1972, Castle Meadow, Norwich
214. AAH736J
Eastern Counties RL736, AAH736J, Britol RELL6G / ECW B53F, new in Dec 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 1 October 1972, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
215. CWX745H
Seen in the depot yard at Harrogate is West Yorkshire 1292, CWX745H, a 1970 Bristol RELL6G with the second version of the flat front ECW body for the RE which had a deeper windscreen than the original.
Photo taken Grove Park, Harrogate
216. DHN718J
United AS 4218, DHN718J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1970 with ECW DP50F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
217. DHN718J
United AS 6034, DHN718J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1970 with ECW DP50F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Park Street, Middlesbrough
218. DHN720J
United AS 6036, DHN720J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1970 with ECW DP50F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Fisherman's Square, Redcar
219. EFM171H
Crosville SRG171, EFM171H, a 1970 Bristol RELL6G with 50 seat ECW body waits for time in the sun at Harlech. The destination blind is singularly uninformative!
Photo taken July 1980, Ffordd Newydd, Harlech
220. EFM178H
New to Crosville in 1970, this Bristol RELL6G with ECW body was SRG178, EFM178H, in that fleet. It went to Crosville Wales in 1986 and was sold by them to Citybus of Belfast in 1987. It was returned to the mainland in 1991 by Northern of Anston in whose service it is seen here. It was finally scrapped in 1995
Photo taken Saturday 22 February 1992, Meadowhall, Sheffield
221. EFM182H
Crosville SRG182, EFM182H, a 1970 Bristol RELL6G with ECW bodywork waits to depart for Caernarfon in 1986, the year it was withdrawn from service by Crosville.
Photo taken Thursday 12 June 1986, Bangor
222. EHN615J
United AS 5015, EHN615J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1970 with ECW B45D+23 bodywork.
Photo taken October 1971, Park Street, Middlesbrough
223. FRB208H
Midland General became part of Trent in the NBC reorganisations of the early seventies. Seen wearing poppy red is 146, FRB208H, a 1970 Bristol RE with a late example of ECW dual door bodywork.
Photo taken 2000, Meadowhall, Sheffield
224. FRB208H
Delivered new to Midland General as their 146, FRB208H, in 1970 this Bristol RELL6G became 365 in the Trent fleet when that company absorbed Midland General in 1977.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
225. GVW978H
Eastern National WG1608, GVW978H, Bristol RELH / ECW.
Photo taken Saturday 11 November 1972, Seaway, Southend
226. GVW982H
Gardiner Bros of Spennymoor GVW982H, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1970 with ECW C47F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1979, Guisborough
227. HTW178H
Eastern National 1520, HTW178H, Bristol RELL6G / ECW B53F, new in May 1970.
Photo taken summer 1974, Clacton Bus Station
228. HTW179H
Eastern National CN1521, HTW179H, Bristol RE / ECW B53F, new in May 1970.
Photo taken 1970, Clacton Bus Station
229. HVW241H
Tillings Travel PL9417, HVW241H. Bristol RELH / Duple, new in August 1970 as Eastern National 417.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Prittlewell Garage, Southend
230. JEH179K
Cynon Valley B. C. 49, JEH179K formerly Southend 303. It had earlier been with City of Oxford and was new as PMT 179 as a dual-door vehicle.
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1987, Cardiff Civic Centre
231. LVL903J
Lincolnshire 1217, LVL903J, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW bodywork was one of a pair of dual door examples delivered in 1970-1971.
Photo taken Thursday 12 February 1981, Grantham Bus Station
232. LVX116J
Eastern National 1528, LVX116J, Bristol RELL / ECW B53F, new December 1970, withdrawn February 1985.
Photo taken April 1972, Turret Lane/Dogs Head Street, Ipswich
233. LVX117J
Eastern National SD1529, LVX117J, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW body
Photo taken Sunday 12 March 1972, High Street, Southend
234. MHK917J
Eastern National RELL bus HD1535, MHK917J, from Halstead depot in the layover area of Colchester Bus Station, in the company of Osbornes of Tollesbury 31 (OVX765K - Ford R226/Duple coach) and 11 (2211MK - an ex demonstration AEC Bridgemaster)
Photo taken Tuesday 24 October 1972, Colchester Bus Station
235. NJA319H
GMT 319, NJA319H, a 1970 Bristol RELL6G/Alexander B49F originally North Western 319.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 December 1982, Woodsmoor Lane/Flowery Field, Woodsmoor, Stockport
236. PCW203J
Burnley, Colne & Nelson 103, PCW203J, seen in Burnley bus station, a Bristol RESL6L with Seddon Pennine B46F body new in 1970.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Burnley Bus Station
237. RDV419H
Pioneer, Rochdale RDV419H, ex-Western National 1468, a 1970 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 30 April 1996, Corporation St, Manchester
238. RDV419H
Preserved Western National 1468, a 1970 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2016, Sandtoft
239. RDV433H
RDV433H is a Bristol RELH 4/290 with ECW C45F body new to Western National in 1970 as their 1483 in Royal Blue livery. It was withdrawn in 1981 and has spent most of the time since then in the West Midlands. Now the vehicle has been bought by Roger Burdett and is seen here being secured on the low loader for its trip to his base in Coventry.
Photo taken Thursday 11 December 2014, Rugeley
240. SFS359H
The Humber Scot was an Anglo-Scottish service running between Hull and Glasgow, worked jointly by Eastern Scottish and East Yorkshire. One of Eastern Scottish's iconic motorway coaches XA359, SFS359H, a 1970 Bristol REMH6G with Alexander bodywork is seen peeping coyly from United's Durham depot having failed en route
Photo taken 1977, United/Durham District Depot, Durham
241. SFS365H
Bristol REMH/Alexander C42Ft SFS365H, Eastern Scottish XA365A, shows off the "new" corporate livery for motorway coaches, appropriately enough, awaiting passengers at a "comfort stop"
Photo taken Apr 1976, Motorway services off M6
242. STT731H
The new order in August 1970 was crew-operated Bristol RELLs. Western National 2733, STT731H, is seen here on Barnstaple Bridge having worked in from Ilfracombe.
Photo taken August 1970, Barnstaple Bridge
243. TCD481J
Former Southdown 481, TCD481J, a Bristol RESL6L with Marshall B45F body, new in October 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 2006, Alton
244. TCD490J
A pair of preserved ex Southdown Bristol RE's, 481, TCD481J and 490, TCD490J which are both 1970 Bristol RESL6L's with Marshall B45F bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2011, Marine Parade, Worthing
245. TCD490J
Preserved Southdown Bristol RE 490, TCD490J, a 1970 Bristol RESL6L with Marshall B45F bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2012, Canvey Island
246. THL261H
West Riding 261, THL261H, a 1970 Bristol RELL6G with ECW body
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2008, Ilkley Bus Station
247. TRY127H
Leicester City Transport 127, TRY127H, a Bristol RELL6L built in 1970 with ECW B47D+19 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1980, Haymarket Centre, Leicester
248. TRY130H
Leicester 130, TRY130H, was a Bristol RELL6L with ECW B47D new in March 1970, fifteenth of a batch of twenty seen in a remarkably traffic-free city centre - even for a Sunday.
Photo taken Sunday 16 May 1971, Charles Street, Leicester
249. TUO256J
Western National 2744, TUO256J, was a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B53F bodywork, which was new in November 1970. Despite the destination it is loading for its return journey to Falmouth.
Photo taken 1976, Helford Passage
250. UED573J
Warrington 57, UED573J, had the unusual combination of Bristol RESL6L chassis and Seddon B41D body and was new in November 1970, the batch numbered eight from 53-60.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 January 1976, Winwick Street/Central Station, Warrington
251. UHL932J
West Riding bought Bristol RELLs with both Plaxton and ECW bodywork. Seen after withdrawal is 262, UHL932J, a 1970 ECW bodied example.
Photo taken Friday 24 February 1989, Dragon Road Car Park, Harrogate
252. WHW374H
Former Bristol Omnibus 2062, WHW374H, Bristol RELH6L with ECW DP49F body, new in June 1970
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 2006, Alton
253. WHW380H
Bristol 2068, WHW380H, a Bristol RELH with ECW DP49F body, new in July 1970
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
254. WSV348
Rose Hill Coaches WSV348, a 1970 Bristol RELH6G/ECW DP49F.
Photo taken Thursday 21 June 1990, Town Street, Marple Bridge, Stockport
255. YAH875H
Eastern Counties RLE875, YAH875J, Bristol RELL6G / ECW DP50F, new in August 1970.
Photo taken October 1972, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
256. AHL233K
Following the sale to the NBC, West Riding switched to ECW for bodywork for its Bristol RE chassis. Seen in Leeds is 318, AHL233K, a 1971 example that typifies the breed.
Photo taken Sunday 14 November 1982, Leeds Central Bus Station
257. AHT219J
Bristol C1235, AHT219J, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B44D body, new in June 1971.
Photo taken c. September 1972, Bristol Temple Meads Station
258. BVF822J
Delta Coaches of Cleveland ran D15, BVF822J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1987, Newport Road, Middlesbrough
259. CHO699K
Alder Valley 467, CHO699K, a Bristol RESL6G built in 1971 with Marshall B40D+20 bodywork, new as Aldershot & District 639.
Photo taken September 1978, Aldershot Bus Station
260. CMO647J
Eastern Counties RL691, CMO647J, Bristol RELL / ECW. New in July 1971 as Thames Valley 229, acquired from Alder Valley in 1981.
Photo taken 1982, Surrey Street Bus Station, Norwich
261. CTD51J
Widnes 51, CTD51J, was the first of five Bristol RESL6Ls with East Lancs B42D bodies delivered in 1971. The first two (CTD51/2J) were new in February whilst the other three arrived in November (HTF355-357K).
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Victoria Road, Widnes
262. EPW514K
Eastern Counties RL514, EPW514K, Bristol RELL / ECW.
Photo taken May 1972, Turret Lane, Ipswich
263. GHN204J
United Automobile Services 1304, GHN204J, seen at Wembley was a Bristol REMH6G with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1973, Wembley
264. GHN207J
United AS 1307, GHN207J, Bristol REMH6G built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1973, Market Square, Stokesley
265. HHN720K
United AS 2848, HHN720K, a Bristol RESL6G built in 1971 with ECW B45F+20 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Old Station Yard off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
266. HWU662J
West Yorkshire 1340 HWU662J Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW DP50F bodywork. New as SRG140, this was waiting at the "stand" in Bridlington before the return to Leeds.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington Bus Station
267. HWU664J
West Yorkshire bought large numbers of bus shell bodied Bristol REs but it was not until 1971 that some fitted with coach seats appeared. Seen in Newcastle is 1342, HWU664J, which had 50 coach seats in its bus style body.
Photo taken Sunday 18 March 1973, Morden Street parking, Newcastle
268. HWU664J
West Yorkshire RC 1342, HWU664J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW DP50F bodywork. Originally SRG142, the driver was taking a break after completing the X99 run to Middlesbrough from Harrogate. The area was beginning to be cleared for the building of the "new" bus station.
Photo taken April 1973, Park Street, Middlesbrough
269. JEH187K
PMT Bristol RE/ECW 187, JEH187K, on route 189 to Hixon.
Photo taken Station Road, Stafford
270. JHN347K
United AS 4247, JHN347K, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW B50F+23 bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
271. JHN553K
Delta Coaches of Cleveland JHN553K, a Bristol RESL6G built in 1971 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1988, Newport Road, Middlesbrough
272. JWU334J
Seen in Hull wearing NBC local coach livery is West Yorkshire 1433, JWU334J, a 1971 dual purpose RELLG. When new this bus was in West Yorkshire cream and dark red and carried the number SRG143.
Photo taken Sunday 23 June 1974, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
273. JWU334J
West Yorkshire RC 1343, JWU334J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW DP50F bodywork. Slumbering in the sun in Park Street near Middlesbrough's old bus station and looking quite newly delivered but it has been renumbered from SRG143.
Photo taken March 1972, Park Street, Middlesbrough
274. JWU335J
Silver Star, Caernarfon, JWU335J Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW DP50F bodywork. This had been new as West Yorkshire 1344.
Photo taken July 1987, Caernarfon Castle
275. KFT917J
Tynemouth & District 317, KFT917J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW B44D+23 bodywork.
Photo taken April 1971, Northumberland Square, North Shields
276. LCN105K
Gateshead & District 155, LCN105K, a Bristol RELL6G built 1971 with ECW B44D+23 bodywork. Operating route 52, Foot of High Street.
Photo taken June 1972, Hills Street, Gateshead
277. LRN301J
Ribble were keen users of both long and short Bristol REs before the advent of the Leyland National. Seen here is 301, LRN301J, a 1971 Bristol RESL6L with Marshall bodywork seating 47.
Photo taken Thursday 4 September 1975, Wigan Bus Station
278. LRN319J
Ribble Motor Services Bristol RESL6L with Marshall body, 319, LRN319J, new in 1971
Photo taken 1985, Hawes
279. LRN324J
Silver Service (Woolliscroft), 84 LRN324J, a Bristol RESL6L built in 1971 with Marshall B47F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1986, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield
280. LWC981J
Felixstowe Omnibuses, LWC981J, a Bristol RELH6G / Plaxton Panorama Elite II C47F. Ex-Carters, Eastern Counties, National Travel South East and Eastern National.
Photo taken Autumn - Winter 87/8, Ipswich
281. LWC982J
Eastern National 431, LWC982J, a Bristol RELH with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C47F body, new in July 1971, shown on an Ipswich shoppers' excursion.
Photo taken Saturday 11 November 1972, Holbrook
282. LWR799K
West Yorkshire 1351, LWR799K, was a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B53F body dating from 1971. Note the crane works which was but a small part of the Smith's and Booth factories making steam cranes and shovels in Rodley.
Photo taken Thursday 23 September 1971, Coal Hill Lane, Rodley, Leeds
283. MHK915J
Eastern National SD1533, MHK915J, Bristol RELL / ECW in the newly introduced all over green livery for single deckers. New in April 1971, withdrawn February 1985.
Photo taken February 1980, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
284. NCK338J
Ribble bought numerous batches of Bristol REs before the advent of the Leyland National. 338, NCK338J, is a 1971 example with standard ECW bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 4 December 2010, Manchester Museum of Transport
285. NCK338J
A rear view of Ribble 338, NCK338J, a 1971 ECW bodied Bristol RESL6L. ECW retained the central emergency door throughout the production run of the service bus body.
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 2011, Main Street Terminus, Heysham Village
286. NCK338J
Skipton bus station often played host to various types of RE when West Yorkshire had a depot there. However this is a Ribble example, 338, NCK338J, a 1971 Bristol RESL6L with ECW bodywork which was visiting Skipton on the occasion of the Aire Vally Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, Skipton Bus Station
287. OCK352K
Ribble 352, OCK352K, a 1971 Bristol RESL6L with ECW body at Burnley bus station
Photo taken 1973, Burnley Bus Station
288. PCW203J
Burnley 103, PCW203J, a 1971 Bristol RESL6L with Seddon Pennine bodywork
Photo taken 1999, Halifax
289. PEV503K
Belfast Citybus 710 was former Eastern National 1541, PEV503K, a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B53F body of 1971. It was bought by Citybus in 1986, being one of many RELLs bought by Ulsterbus and Citybus to replace those destroyed by terrorists and vandals in the 1980s.
Photo taken Thursday 19 May 1988, City Hall
290. PHG806K
Burnley & Pendle 106, PHG806K, a Bristol RESL6L with Seddon Pennine B46F bodywork. This had been new to Burnley, Colne & Nelson in 1971.
Photo taken September 1982, Burnley Bus Station
291. PHG808K
An unusual bus in the Burnley Colne & Nelson fleet was this Seddon B46F bodied Bristol RESL6L, 108, PHG808K new in November 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1973, Depot
292. SJA347J
North Western bought several batches of Bristol RELLs when they became available on the open market. The penultimate batch which came in 1971 carried ECW bodywork with a special low roof line to enable them to pass under the Bridgewater Canal on the Warrington to Altringham service. 374, SJA374J, became SRL239 in the Crosville fleet and is seen at Warrington.
Photo taken 1978, Warrington Bus Station
293. SJA352K
Preserved Trent 337, SJA352K, a Bristol RELL6L new to North Western in 1971 and passed to Trent the following year.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 2015, Lasham Gliding Club
294. SJA382K
North Western had a long history of operating Bristol chassis. It was appropriate therefore that the last vehicles delivered to the company before it was split between GMT Trent and Crosville were a batch of Bristol RELL6L (Leyland engine) with ECW bodywork delivered in 1971, such as 382, SJA382K seen here.
Photo taken Saturday 31 October 2009, Manchester Museum of Transport
295. SLA378J
In 1971 North Western took delivery of a batch of 9 Bristol RELL6L's numbered 373 to 381 registered SJA373-381J with modified roof profiles to fit under the canal bridge at Dunham Massey. These buses replaced the famous Bedford VAL's pictured elsewhere on the site.
Photo taken Tuesday 24 January 1978, Altrincham Bus Station
296. TDL563K
Southern Vectis 883, TDL563K, a 1971 Bristol RELL6G with ECW body. Post de-regulation livery is carried.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 2010, Chatsworth
297. TFM262K
Crosville CRL262, TFM262K, seen at Victoria Coach Station was an ECW C47F bodied Bristol RELH6L with bus-grant entrance doors.
Photo taken Saturday 22 July 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
298. TFM264K
Crosville CRL264, TFM264K, seen at Victoria Coach Station was an ECW C47F bodied Bristol RELH6L with bus-grant entrance doors.
Photo taken Sunday 23 July 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
299. TFM264K
A rear view of Crosville CRL264, TFM264K, seen at Victoria Coach Station which was an ECW C47F bodied Bristol RELH6L with bus-grant entrance doors.
Photo taken Sunday 23 July 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
300. TRU947J
Wilts & Dorset 846, TRU947J, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW DP50F body, new in January 1971
Photo taken Sunday 2 January 2011, Winchester Bus Station
301. TUO263J
New to Western National as their 2751, TUO263J, in 1971, this Bristol RELL6G is seen working for Independent of Horsforth.
Photo taken 1992, Britannia House, Morley, Leeds
302. UCD601J
Southdown 601, UCD601J, was a Bristol RELL6L with ECW B50F bodywork which was new in March 1971.
Photo taken c.1973, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
303. UEL560J
For once, the surroundings overshadow Hants and Dorset RE 3044, UEL560J, making its way through Corfe Castle, a visitor magnet, en route to Swanage. The TV aerials seem way out of proportion! Could almost be a picture postcard!!
Photo taken Friday 7 August 1981, Corfe Castle, Dorset
304. UEL564J
Hants and Dorset took delivery of this dual purpose Bristol RE in January 1971 numbering it 3048, UEL564J, in their fleet. Withdrawn by Hampshire bus in 1984 it passed to Independent of Horsforth in whose service it is seen here.
Photo taken Friday 24 October 1986, Britannia House, Morley, Leeds
305. UFJ229J
UFJ229J had been new in June 1971 as Greenslades, Exeter 300 and was a Bristol RELH6G with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C44F body.
Photo taken Monday 31 August 1981, Scarborough
306. VOD101K
Devon General 2758, VOD101K, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1983, The Triangle, Sidmouth
307. WHL733J
West Riding 288, WHL733J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Wakefield Bus Station
308. XWO937J
XWO937J was new as Red & White RC271 in May 1971 and was one of two Bristol RELH6Ls with Plaxton C51F bodies delivered that year. A further two, RC371J and RC471J were delivered to the Jones, Aberbeeg fleet. Unusually they were fitted with top-sliding windows and carried no style designation but were otherwise to the Panorama Elite II design. RC271 is seen at the Council Depot in Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 15 January 1972, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
309. YHO632J
Alder Valley's 448, YHO632J leaves Windsor bound for Guildford. The combination of Bristol RE chassis with ECW bodywork gave operators an economical and easy to maintain single deck bus.
Photo taken Sunday 30 April 1978, Windsor
310. YNV205J
Delta Coaches, Middlesbrough, YNV205J, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1971 with ECW DP49F bodywork. Still appearing to be in full Cumbrae Coaches livery, this had been new as United Counties 205. Delta built up quite a large Bristol RE fleet in the latter 1980s.
Photo taken July 1988, Newport Road, Middlesbrough
311. ADG336K
Black and White switched to Bristol RE coaches following their experiences with the ill fated Daimler Roadliner. Seen after sale by Black and White is 336, ADG336K, a Plaxton bodied Bristol RELH6G delivered in 1972 near the end of Black and White as a separate entity. When photographed the vehicle was working for Viking Tours in York.
Photo taken 1996, Exhibition Square, York
312. CHL635K
West Riding 97, CHL635K, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1972 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1983, Wakefield Bus Station
313. CHU165J
Bristol Omnibus 1250, CHU165J, a 1972 Bristol RELL6L with ECW B44D bodywork
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1981, Temple Gate, Bristol
314. CWO286K
Red & White RD3772, CWO286K, Bristol RELH6G with ECW DP47F body, new in April 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 19 March 1977, Cardiff Bus Station
315. DAE511K
Preserved ex-Bristol MH1257, DAE511K, a Bristol RELL6L with ECW body built in January 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, Alton
316. DAE511K
In the days prior to the formation of the NBC, Bristol Omnibus devised this attractive livery for one man buses. Seen a good distance from Fishponds and Hotwells is Bristol RELL6L 1257, DAE511K, a 1972 example which was delivered as a 44 seat two door bus. It was rebuilt to one door configuration in 1982 and survived with Bristol Omnibus and its successors until 1993 when it was withdrawn. It is seen in Martinstown in Dorset taking part in the West Country Historic Omnibus and Transport Trust rally held at Dorchester
Photo taken Sunday 16 August 2015, Martinstown, Dorset
317. DRX631K
Eastern Counties RL 687, DRX631K, Bristol RELL6G / ECW B49F. Ex-Alder Valley in 1981, new to them in July 1972 as fleet number 492.
Photo taken Summer 1985, Ipswich
318. DRX631K
Felixstowe Omnibuses DRX631K, Bristol RE / ECW, ex Eastern Counties, originally Alder Valley, alongside brand new Smith Shearing 627, E627UNE, Volvo B10 Van Hool in National Holidays livery
Photo taken Spring 1988, Ipswich
319. ECG112K
Preserved ex Provincial 12, ECG112K is a Bristol RELL6HLX with ECW B44D bodywork. No 12 was new to Provincial in May 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2011, Marine Parade, Worthing
320. EPW516K
Preserved Eastern Counties RL516, EPW516K, a Bristol RELL new in April 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Anstey Park, Alton
321. GHY132K
New to Bristol as their 2070, GHY132K, this Bristol RELL6G carries a dual purpose ECW body. It is seen loading at Meadowhall Interchange in Sheffield when working for the Northern Bus Comany of Dinnington.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1992, Meadowhall, Sheffield
322. JEH179K
Southend Transport 303, JEH179K. New to Potteries Motor Traction Company, 179, in January 1972. To City of Oxford Motor Services (679) in the 80s, then to Southend c.1986.
Photo taken June 1986, Southend
323. JHN556K
Winter sun made it difficult to capture these two ex United Bristol REs at Marlborough Crescent in Newcastle, JHN556K and OHN464L.
Photo taken Saturday 29 January 1983, Marlborough Crescent, Newcastle
324. JHN558K
United 2858, JHN558K, a 1972 Bristol RESL6G with ECW B43F bodywork became 158 in the Scarborough and District fleet of East Yorkshire in 1986 when East Yorkshire took over the Scarborough United depot and services.
Photo taken 1987, Westwood, Scarborough
325. JHN564K
United 2864, JHN564K, a 1972 Bristol RESL6G with ECW 43 seat body.
Photo taken 1984, Hawes
326. KTX244L
Gelligaer U.D.C. 44, KTX244L, a Bristol RESL6G with an Eastern Coachworks B47F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
327. LTG37L
In 1972 Aberdare UDC took delivery of a batch of seven Bristol RESL6Ls with ECW B44F bodies, 35-41 (LTG35-41L). A further six followed in the early days of Cynon Valley BC, which replaced the UDC in 1974. Originally delivered in an all-red livery 37, LTG37L, is seen here in the later Cynon Valley livery which introduced a lot of white and looked considerably brighter.
Photo taken Monday 1 July 1985, Cardiff Street, Aberdare
328. LTG41L
New to Aberdare in 1972 as their 41, LTG41L, was this Bristol RESL6L. It is seen when in service with Pennine Blue who subsequently sold out to PMT
Photo taken 1994, Halifax
329. LTG41L
Pennine Blue LTG41L, a 1972 Bristol RESL6L/ECW B44F originally Cynon Valley 41.
Photo taken Saturday 16 February 1991, Winterford Rd, Micklehurst
330. MCN876L
Northern General 76L, MCN876L, a newly delivered and still untaxed ECW bodied Bristol RE. This style of ECW body was relatively new at the time, and had made it in to other fleets such as Crosville and North Western before the all embracing white of the National era arrived.
Photo taken September 1972, Beamish Open Air Museum
331. MCN880L
When ECW updated their coach body in the early seventies the result was very different to what had gone before. Northern General placed this Bristol RELH6L with the new body in service in 1972. 80L, MCN880L, carries the original NBC coach livery
Photo taken Saturday 27 October 1973, Leeming Bar
332. MHN62K
One benefit of the National Bus Company era was more interworking across long-established company boundaries. Here United 6062, MHN62K, a comfortable Bristol RELH6G with ECW DP49F body new in June 1972 is seen in Tynemouth & District territory at a newish Cullercoats extension of route 346.
Photo taken Wednesday 14 January 1976, Cullercoats, Tyne & Wear (formerly Northumberland)
333. MWW762K
West Yorkshire bought both long and short Bristol REs. One of the latter 1105, MWW762K, a 1972 Bristol REL6G with 47 seat ECW body.
Photo taken Keighley Bus Station
334. NHN765K
United AS 4265, NHN765K, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1972 with ECW B50F+23 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Scarborough Bus Station
335. OCK360K
Ribble, Preston 360, OCK360K, seen at the Coliseum Bus Station in Blackpool, was a Bristol RESL6L with an Eastern Coachworks B47F body.
Photo taken Sunday 16 April 1972, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
336. OTF358K
Hyndburn 31, OTF358K, a Bristol RESL6L built in 1972 with East Lancashire DP42F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Accrington Bus Station
337. PCH268L
Trent 268, PCH268L, was an ECW C49F bodied Bristol RELH6L with bus-grant entrance doors seen in Mersey Square, Stockport.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1973, Mersey Square, Stockport
338. PCH418L
Trent D18, PCH418L, a Bristol RELH6L built in 1972 with ECW C49F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
339. PFE265K
Lincolnshire 1225, PFE265K, a dual doored ECW bodied Bristol RELL6G of 1972 makes its way through Newark some 9 years after delivery. This was one of the last two Bristol REs delivered to Lincolnshire.
Photo taken Thursday 12 February 1981, Church Walk, Newark
340. PHN174L
United AS 4274, PHN174L, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1972 with ECW B50F+23 bodywork.
Photo taken February 1974, Park Street, Middlesbrough
341. PHN181L
United Auto 4281, PHN181L, was a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B50F body new in December 1972 and sold for scrap in November 1984.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1975, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay
342. RPU883K
Eastern National HD1543, RPU883K, Bristol RELL / ECW. As part of the livery experiments taking place in 1972 before the introduction of NBC livery, note the fleetname is in capitals on the cream band. New April 1972 and withdrawn May 1983.
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 1972, Braintree Bus Park
343. RPU884K
Eastern National HD1544, RPU884K, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B53F body, new in February 1972.
Photo taken Halstead Depot
344. SVW274K
SVW274K is an Eastern National Bristol RE in service with them from 1972 to 1985 as (SE)1546.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 2018, Felixstowe
345. SWC25K
Colchester Corporation 25, SWC25K, Bristol RELL / ECW B53F, new May 1972, and 18, 1296F, AEC Regent V / Massey H33/28R body, new in May 1957.
Photo taken July 1972, at Suffolk Showground HCVC Rally
346. VHK177L
Eastern National 1404, VHK177L, a 1972 Bristol RELH6GHLX with ECW body. Originally delivered to Thomas Tilling in 1973 it was transferred to Eastern National in 1978. This coach was rebuilt in 1981 as the prototype ECW B51 coach body. The bus later ran for Bristol and Northern Bus Company of Anston
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2008, Bolton Abbey Station
347. VHK178L
Two Tillings Travel (but with Eastern National fleetnames) Bristol RELH / ECW C44F coaches seen when new. Nearest the camera is 9442, VHK178L. On 1st April 1973 passed to National Travel (South East) and then to Eastern National as 1405 in October 1978, withdrawn June 1983.
Photo taken Friday 27 October 1972, Central Works, Chelmsford
348. YED274K
Warrington 1, YED274K, a 1972 Bristol RESL6L with East Lancs dual purpose body stands in Northwich bus station along with a selection of Crosville saloons, including an ex North Western Leyland Leopard with Alexander bodywork
Photo taken Wednesday 30 June 1976, Northwich Bus Station
349. OWC723M
Thanks to strong personal contacts, from time to time Southend helped out Colchester Borough Transport and vice versa. Colchester RELL 23, OWC723M, was loaned to ST between August and November 1978.
Photo taken Friday 8 September 1978, Benfleet Station
350. RVL67L
Lincoln bought several batches of Alexander bodied Bristol RELLs, a type more usually associated with the Scottish Bus Group. 67, RVL67L, a 1973 example is seen in Lincoln city centre.
Photo taken Saturday 20 September 1980, St. Mary's Street/Wigford Way, Lincoln
351. RVL70L
A further shot of a Lincoln City Bristol RELL6L with Alexander body 70, RVL70L, part of Lincoln's penultimate batch of 6 new in 1973, shows off Lincoln's post deregulation livery.
Photo taken 1988, Heart of the Pennines Rally, Halifax
352. SHN118L
United Automobile Services 1318, SHN118L, a Bristol REMH6G with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C49F body is seen in Hartlepool whilst operating service 329 to Middlesbrough. A Barton vehicle can be seen on the right.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1979, Hartlepool Bus Station
353. SHN80L
United Automobile 6080, SHN80L, a 1973 Bristol RELH6G nominally a coach; chassis some late model RELH chassis carried ECW bus shell bodies finished to dual purpose standards National Express livery is carried
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2008, Bolton Abbey Station
354. UVL873M
A near side view of preserved Lincoln 73, UVL873M, a 1973 Bristol RELL6 Lwith Alexander bodywork The livery celebrates 150 years of Lincoln CO-OP who paid for the restoration of the bus
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2014, Coach Street Car Park, Skipton
355. VWT678L
An almost new WYRCC 1389, VWT678L, a Bristol RELL6G with B53F body, loading up for Scarborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 March 1973, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
356. YFM276L
Framed on a beautiful day by glorious background, elegant houses, Cambrian Railways signal box and Great Western signal, Crosville ERG276, YFM276L, performs traditional interchange at Barmouth on the D94 at 14.15 to Corwen via Bala and Llandrillo. substantially a rail replacement route. The Bristol RELL6G with ECW DP50F body was new in January 1973 and was transferred to Crosville Wales in September 1986.
Photo taken Monday 17 September 1984, Barmouth Station Parking Ground
357. YFM277L
Seen in a rain soaked Meadowhall interchange is former Crosville Bristol RELL6G YFM277L. New to Crosville in 1973 as ERG277 with 50 coach seats in a bus shell. When photographed it was owned by Northern Bus of Dinnington.
Photo taken Saturday 27 January 1990, Meadowhall, Sheffield
358. GCL344N
Eastern Counties RLE742, GCL344N, Bristol RELH / ECW. Although in NBC coach livery, vehicles in this batch were Dual Purpose vehicles and were often used on stage carriage work.
Photo taken May 1978, Turret Lane, Ipswich
359. GCL346N
New to Eastern Counties in November 1974, dual-purpose bodied RELH GCL346N, now with Cambus at Peterborough Bus Park, probably on bus duty. In a reversed version of Cambus livery.
Photo taken Peterborough Bus Park
360. GCL348N
Eastern Counties RLE746, GCL348N, new in December 1974, a dual-purpose bodied RELH seen at Ipswich Bus Station on route 205 (a bus route), although in National Express white.
Photo taken Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
361. GCL348N
Eastern Counties RLE746, GCL348N, a Bristol RELH6L with ECW DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1976, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
362. GCL349N
Eastern Counties RLE747, GCL349N, new in December 1974, a dual-purpose bodied RELH seen at Leicester Bus Station on route 615 (probably an express route). In ECOC white with red waist band.
Photo taken St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
363. OWT776M
West Yorkshire Road Car 1403, OWT776M, the last Bristol RE delivered to the NBC. ECW bodywork is carried. The bus dates from 1974.
Photo taken 1993, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
364. OWT776M
West Yorkshire ECW B53F bodied 1974 Bristol RELL6G 1403, OWT776M at the Piece Hall in Halifax during the Heart Of The Pennines Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 27 October 2013, Piece Hall, Halifax
365. RPU869M
Eastern Counties RE849, RPU869M, Bristol RELH / ECW, ex-National Travel (South East) in 1978. New in May 1974 and was to have been Eastern National 454 but was transferred to NTSE on the day of delivery.
Photo taken May 1984, Ipswich
366. UVL872M
Lincoln Corporation 72, UVL872M, a Bristol RELL6L with Alexander Y-type B48F body, new in 1974.
Photo taken January 1974, Alexander's factory, Camelon, near Falkirk
367. UVL873M
UVL873M is Lincoln 73, preserved in all over advertising livery, a Bristol RELL6L with Alexander Y-type B48F body, new in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 2 November 2014, LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
368. GEF191N
Hartlepool Borough Transport 91, GEF191N, a Bristol RELL6L with ECW DP42D (+23 standees) bodywork which was new in January 1975; in 1986 it was reseated to DP35F (with tables) for coachwork.
Photo taken c. 1975, Church Street, Hartlepool
369. GEF191N
Hartlepool 91, GEF191N, was a 1975 Bristol RELL6L delivered with a dual purpose dual door ECW body seating 42. In 1986 it was converted to single door layout and fitted with tables for private hire work.
Photo taken Saturday 16 December 1989, Quarry Hill, Leeds
370. JDK912P
South Manchester JDK912P, a 1975 Bristol RESL6L/East Lancs DP42F originally Rossendale 12, seen on an evening journey from Oldham to Hyde.
Photo taken Tuesday 9 August 1994, Mossley, Brookbottom
371. JMW170P
The ECW-bodied RE was a classic. Which was the last is hard to determine as it depends on the criterion but what is certain is that Thamesdown's batch of five (166-170) were the only ECW ones with P-suffix registrations (there were others with East Lancs bodies). So, although they are a bit modern for this site, they are historic buses which bring the long line of this classic combination to an end. The last two of the batch, 169 and 170, JMW169P and JMW170P, are seen in the attractive Thamesdown livery on Fleming Way, Swindon.
Photo taken Fleming Way, Swindon
372.
A Hawke bodied Bristol RE of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Photo taken Thursday 17 February 2000, Ferrymead, New Zealand
373. JD4954
Ex-Christchurch, New Zealand, Bristol RE JD4954 as now preserved in this country and registered XOU396T. It is in the livery of its last New Zealand owner, Bayline, as their No.38, and is seen at a Brislington rally in, probably, 2011.
Photo taken 2011, Brislington
374. WOI2446
WOI2446, a Bristol RELL6G with Alexander (Belfast) B51F body, new 1980 and withdrawn 1997 after working for Ulsterbus at Oxford Street (Belfast) and Newtownabbey depots before moving to Citybus at Ardoyne and Falls.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 2012, Cultra
375. B115LDX
Ipswich 243, B115LDX, is a little modern for SCT61, but probably worth including as perhaps one of the last Bristols to be built.
Photo taken Sunday 2 June 2013, Weeley Village