SCT '61 Photo Index
Bristol LS
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1. NHU2
Preserved former Bristol Tramways 2800, NHU2, Bristol LSX4G/ECW B42F, new in December 1950, the first experimental Bristol LS.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2005, Duxford
2. PHN840
Martindale of Ferryhill operated PHN840, a Bristol LS5G built in 1951 with ECW B45F bodywork. This had been new to United AS as BU11 becoming U11 in 1964.
Photo taken November 1970, Martindale Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
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Four Thames Valley Bristol LS's lined up together, from left to right 675 (HBL77), 314 (HMO839), 511(HMO857) and 673 (HBL75)
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
4. EJN637
A pair of Eastern National LS6G coaches, on the left 320, 613JPU, new in 1957 and on the right 301, EJN637, new in 1952 to Westcliff-on-Sea, showing the two styles of ECW bodywork for the LS.
Photo taken Brentwood Depot
5. EJN638
Former Eastern National coach 302, EJN638, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C39F body, new to Westcliff in 1952
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1979, Cardiff
6. EJN638
Eastern National 362, EJN638, an Eastern Coachworks C39F bodied Bristol LS6G new in 1952 seen at Ascot. John failed to photograph the far more interesting coach behind.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
7. FJN164
Eastern National 369, FJN164, was an E.C.W. C39F bodied Bristol LS6G new in 1952 to Westcliff-on-Sea and is seen alongside sister vehicle FJN165 at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
8. HBL77
Seen here at Ascot races, Thames Valley 675, HBL77, was an Eastern Coachworks C39F bodied Bristol LS6G which had been new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
9. JAM225
Wilts and Dorset 521, JAM225, a Bristol LS6G new in late 1952 as DP39D, converted to single entrance in 1955 and to OMO in 1958.
Photo taken 1971, Basingstoke Bus Station
10. LTA872
Western National 1284, LTA872, a Bristol LS6G with the early style of ECW C39F body new in 1952 is seen here in Plymouth in Royal Blue livery.
Photo taken Sunday 19 May 1968, Plymouth
11. LTA873
Royal Blue 1285, LTA873, a Bristol LS coach built 1952, location unknown.
Photo taken early 1960s
12. MAH744
Preserved former Eastern Counties LL744, MAH744, Bristol LSX4G/ECW B42F, new in July 1952, the second experimental Bristol LS.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2005, Duxford
13. MAH744
Preserved Eastern Counties prototype LSX4G LL744, MAH744, new in July 1952
Photo taken Monday 24 March 2008, Ipswich Transport Museum
14. MOD973
Now fully restored, it was great to see Southern National / Royal Blue 1286, MOD973, on this year's Royal Blue run. It's a Bristol LS6G - one of the earlier LS coach designs and entered service in 1952 with ECW C41F body. Changed over to Western National in 1962, it was withdrawn by them in 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2016, Lulworth Cove
15. MOD978
Here's a Bristol LS, with roof pod, that doesn't normally see the light of day. Ongoing restoration continues including the first time since 1977 that it has new curved quarter light front windows. MOD978 is a 1952 Bristol LS6G with ECW C41F bodywork which was changed later to C39F. It started life with Southern National / Royal Blue. The rebuilding of the front end is well advanced and I can't wait to see it back on the roads.
Photo taken Thursday 16 April 2015, private site near Bristol
16. MXB741
MXB741, a Bristol LL6G with ECW FC35F body originally with Tilling (for American Express tours), transferred to Eastern National in 1963 where it was numbered 042, then 202 before being withdrawn in 1965.
17. MXB744
Eastern National BD205, MXB744, a Bristol LL6G with ECW FC35F body from 1952, ex Tillings Transport in 1961/2. Based in the Brentwood depot, on hire to the Royal Mail for Christmas parcel deliveries in Southend.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 December 1964, Shakespeare Drive/Fairfax Drive, Southend
18. PHN842
Martindale of Ferryhill, Co. Durham PHN842, a Bristol LS5G of 1952 with Eastern Coach Works B45F bodywork
Photo taken May 1970, Market Street, Ferryhill
19. PHN847
Hedingham & District PHN847, Bristol LS / ECW, ex-United Auto.
Photo taken June 1971, Colchester Bus Station
20. PHN848
Fok Lei, Macau, M-38-80, a Bristol LS5G built in 1952/3 with company modified bodywork. Formerly registered PHN848, this had been new as United BU19 with standard ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
21. SFC567
South Midland 81, SFC567 a Bristol LS6G with ECW C37F body, new in 1952, operating under the South Midland name and livery
Photo taken c. 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
22. SFC570
South Midland 84, SFC570, was a Bristol LS6G/ECW C37F new in 1952 seen at Victoria Coach Station alongside some abandoned luggage.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
23. EJN640
Former Eastern National 304 and originally with Westcliff-on-Sea, EJN640, was a Bristol LS6G built 1952/3 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough
24. FJN162
Eastern National 378, FJN162, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B41D body new to Westcliff in 1953. Seen here on route 251 but later used on the coach/air service.
Photo taken London Wood Green Depot
25. FJN163
Eastern National 379, FJN163, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B41D body. It was one of a pair new in 1953 to Westcliff and in this picture it still has the Westcliff-on-Sea fleetname but it has gained the Eastern National fleet number.
Photo taken Tylers Avenue, Southend
26. FJN165
Former Westcliff-on-Sea and Eastern National LS6G coach FJN165 with ECW C39F body, new in 1953, seen here in use as a contractor's vehicle in Frome with a Redland logo on the front.
Photo taken Frome
27. FJN169
Eastern National LS6G coach BN376, FJN169, originally with Westcliff-on-Sea, new in 1953.
Photo taken London Euston Coach Terminal
28. HBD633
United Counties 451, HBD633, was one of ten Bristol LS5Gs with Eastern Coachworks DP39D bodies new in 1953. It was reseated to DP41F in 1957.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
29. HBD639
United Counties 461, HBD639, seen at Ascot was a Bristol LS5G new in 1953 with an Eastern Coachworks DP39D body. It was rebuilt to DP41F in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
30. JDL761
Southern Vectis 312, JDL761 a Bristol LS6B with ECW C39F body, new in September 1953
Photo taken June 1960, Brighstone Tea Gardens, Isle of Wight
31. JHR604
A line-up of Wilts & Dorset Bristol LS single-deckers in 1956 with 533, JHR604, nearest to the camera. To the right is an Amport & District coach, JHO917.
Photo taken 1956
32. JMR13
Wilts & Dorset 525, JMR13, a Bristol LS6G/ECW DP39D new in February 1953 had been converted by the company to DP41F in April 1955, further converted for OMO operation in August 1958 and was seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
33. LAX643
Red & White UC353, LAX643, was a Bristol LS5G with E.C.W. C39F body one of eleven new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
34. LTA897
Former Southern National 1690, LTA987, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B41F body dating from 1953, is seen operating for AB Smith of Newport.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 March 1972, St Bride's Lighthouse, Newport
35. LWR432
West Yorkshire SMG2, LWR432, was a Bristol LS5G/ECW of 1953. It started life as EUG2 with a DP41F body, and converted to B45F in 1957 becoming SUG2, finally renumbered as SMG2 in 1962.
Photo taken 1965, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
36. LYG712
West Yorkshire CUG6, LYG712, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C39F body, which entered service in June 1953.
Photo taken 1965, Vicar Lane, Leeds
37. MLJ145
Hants & Dorset 850, MLJ145, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C39F body, new in 1953.
Photo taken summer 1964, Bournemouth Bus Station
38. MOD967
A forerunner of Orpington and District, this is North Downs MOD967, a 1953 Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new to Western National as 1676 in July 1953.
Photo taken Spur Road, Orpington
39. OFM690
OFM690 was new in February 1953 as Crosville, Chester UG318, later becoming CUG318, and was a Bristol LS6G with an Eastern Coachworks C37F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
40. OTT42
Western National 1360, OTT42, a Bristol LS6G/ECW C41F new in 1953 seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
41. OTT43
Royal Blue 2200, OTT43, a 1953 Bristol LS6G with ECW body heads towards Kirkby Stephen. The vehicle has the famous Royal Blue roof mounted luggage rack, a feature of Royal Blue coaches until the late nineteen fifties.
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 2010, Kirkby Stephen
42. OTT43
Homeward Bound are Western National Bristol LS6G 2200, OTT43 with ECW C41F body and Bristol L6A 1228, HOD30, with Beadle C31F body, picture taken from leading Royal Blue coach.
Photo taken Sunday 1 July 2012, Somerset
43. OTT43
Povey, New Malden OTT43, a Bristol LS6G new as Western National 2200 in August 1953 with an Eastern Coachworks C41F body seen at the Hillingdon Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1979, Hillingdon
44. OTT70
Southern National 1361, OTT70, a Bristol LS6G with Eastern Coachworks C41F body new in 1953 seen in Sutherland Street, near Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
45. OTT73
Dunning, Great Ayton, OTT73 Bristol LS6G built 1953 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Great Ayton
46. OTT85
OTT85 is an immaculate restored, inside and outside, Southern National Bristol LS6G which only came back onto the road this year. Seen at the start of day 2 of the Royal Blue Run it was there replacing LTA729 which retired after gear problems on day one. It dates from 1953
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 2014, Queens Road Coach Park, Bournemouth
47. OTT85
Preserved Southern National 1376, OTT85 and Royal Blue 2372, OTA632G seen parked in the oddly named Marsh and Ham car park in Blandford Forum on day two of the Royal Blue Run 2014 with some of the other participants in the run behind these two fine coaches.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 2014, Marsh and Ham public car park, Blandford Forum
48. OTT96
Seen at Victoria Coach Station having operated as a Royal Blue relief car to London is OTT96 which was number 1297 in the Southern National fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Victoria Coach Station, London
49. OTT98
Southern National 1299, OTT98, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C41F body, preserved by WHOTT and in the care of John Grigg and BVBG.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Salcombe
50. PHN842
United Auto BU13, PHN842, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body which was new in 1953 and was seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
51. TWL56
South Midland 91, TWL56, new in 1953 was a Bristol LS6B with E.C.W. C37F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, rear of Course Road Depot, Ascot
52. TWL59
Ipswich Coach Company TWL59, Bristol LS6B / ECW coach. Ex Hedingham & District. New in August 1953 to South Midland, then to Thames Valley from December 1966 to 1969.
Photo taken May 1972, Old Cattle Market/Silent Street access to Falcon Street, Ipswich
53. UEV845
Eastern National 367, UEV845, was an Eastern Coachworks C39F bodied Bristol LS5G new in 1953 as 4198, being renumbered in July 1954, and is seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
54. VVX369
Eastern National 382, VVX369, an E.C.W. C39F bodied Bristol LS5G seen at Ascot was new in 1953 as 4232 being renumbered the following year.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
55. WVX441
Eastern National MN383, WVX441, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B43F body, new in 1953, nearing the end of the 3 hour 45 minute journey from Clacton via Colchester and Maldon. Later renumbered 1206.
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
56. WVX442
United Counties Bristol LS5G WVX442 (Corby depot) in the snow at Kettering Bus Station in the late 1960s. Ex Eastern National in July 1965, it was numbered 477 and withdrawn in September 1969.
Photo taken late 1960s, Kettering Bus Station
57. JBD998
New in 1954, JBD998 was an E.C.W. B43D bodied Bristol LS6B and was numbered 493 in the United Counties fleet. It was rebuilt to B41F in 1956 and is seen here in Bedford.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, Bedford
58. KFU363
Lincolnshire RCC 2207, KFU363, was a Bristol LS5G with an ECW B45F body dating from 1954, a photograph taken during a break in a car journey on the old A1.
Photo taken circa 1964, Chapelgate, Retford
59. LAX638
Eastern Counties LM587, LAX638, a Bristol LS6G with E.C.W. B45F body. New in 1954 to Red & White as U953 it passed to ECOC in January 1969, and was withdrawn in 1972 and sold to a contractor in Birmingham.
Photo taken Saturday 11 July 1970, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
60. MAX101
Crosville SUG286, MAX101, a Bristol LS5G built in 1954 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Crewe Bus Station
61. MAX103
Crosville SUG287, MAX103, was a Bristol LS6G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body new in February 1954 as Red & White U354, and is seen here in Welshpool.
Photo taken early 1971, Welshpool
62. MAX107
Three from Blue Line, Upminster seen at Wembley. From the left MAX107, ORV993 and XHW419. Two Bristol LS/ECW and a Leyland PD2/40 with a Metro-Cammell H30/26R body which was ex Portsmouth 116.
Photo taken Sunday 9 June 1974, Wembley
63. MAX107
Crosville SUG290, MAX107, was a Bristol LS6G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F new in June 1954 as Red & White U754 and is seen here in Shrewsbury.
Photo taken early 1971, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
64. OAH756
Eastern Counties LS756, OAH756, a 1954 Bristol LS5G originally fitted with an ECW C39F bodywork. Converted to dual purpose use with folding entrance doors and bus type destination screens in lieu of coach fitments. Re numbered LE756 in 1970, withdrawn 1972.
Photo taken June 1965
65. OLU754
Tilling Transport OLU754, a Bristol LS6B with ECW coach body, new in 1954, an 'official' photo either by ECW or Tillings
66. OLU754
Star Tours of Gainsborough OLU754, a Bristol LS6G with E.C.W. C39F body, new to Tilling's Transport in April 1954.
Photo taken Thursday 17 September 1970, Drummond Road Parking, Skegness
67. OTT57
Southern National Bristol LS5G 1703, OTT57.
Photo taken August 1956, Weymouth Bus Station
68. OTT59
Awaiting duties beside its owner's office and Royal Blue agency in Yeovil is Bristol LS5G / ECW B45F new in March 1954, Southern National 1705, OTT59 in downseated form B41F.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Middle Street, Yeovil
69. OTT63
Silcox Motor Coach Co Ltd 104, OTT63, a 1954 Bristol LS5G with ECW B41F bodywork purchased from Western National (1709) via Martin's of Weaverham (dealer) in November 1971.
Photo taken Monday 31 July 1978, Silcox Depot, Pembroke Dock
70. OTT89
Ipswich Coach Company OTT89, ex-Western National S1380, Bristol LS / ECW C39F, new in 1954.
Photo taken August 1972, St. Helen's Street/Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich
71. OTT90
Southern National 1381 was originally registered OTT90 when it first entered service in January 1954. It was withdrawn by Western National in 1970 and sold to a number of users. Finally it was preserved in 1993 and re-registered SVS904.
Photo taken 2000, Keighley
72. PHW938
Fok Lei, Macau, M-55-40, a Bristol LS5G built in 1954 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
73. PNN769
Mansfield District 200, PNN769, was the first of six Eastern Coachworks C39F bodied Bristol LS6Gs new in 1954. This one was rebuilt to DP41F in 1967 and is seen outside the garage in Mansfield.
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1969, Mansfield Garage
74. RTT953
Western National LS 1743, RTT953 alongside LD 1943, VDV760
Photo taken Summer 1977, Dartmouth Depot yard
75. RTT971
Western National 1752, RTT971, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1954, at Woolacombe on route 303 (used to be Southern National 103) Ilfracombe to Woolacombe via Mullacot Cross, after it had turned round ready for the journey back to the depot.
Photo taken August 1970, Woolacombe
76. SHN727
United Autos U37, SHN727, a Bristol LS5G with ECW body of 1954.
Photo taken 1968, W.North's dealers and breakers yard, Sherburn-in-Elmet
77. UHN348
United Auto BUT12, UHN348, was a Bristol LS6B with ECW C39F body new in June 1954 and ran in "Tyne-Tees-Thames" olive & cream livery. It was renumbered UT12 in November 1964 and sold to dealer North of Sherburn-in-Elmet in January 1968. Two months later it came to the operator shown here, Bedlington & District of Ashington.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, outside Lintonville Terrace depot, Ashington
78. VHN898
G Stephenson, Bishop Auckland contractor, VHN898, a Bristol LS5G built in 1954 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1973, Thornaby
79. XTW152
Eastern National LS6G coach BD389, XTW152 with an ECW C39F body, new in 1954, seen here on an Eastern National Enthusiasts Group tour outside the ENOC outstation at Harlow.
Photo taken EN Outstation, Harlow
80. 31ENO
Eastern National 411, 31ENO, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1955, later renumbered 1231.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
81. 567CTW
Eastern National MN1221, 567CTW, Bristol LS / ECW. New in 1955, withdrawn April 1975.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Maldon Bus Station
82. 570CTW
Eastern National 404, 570CTW, a 1955 Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body operating one of the open-top routes. Later renumbered 1224.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
83. 832CVX
Eastern National 405, 832CVX, another Bristol LS on sea-front duties. Later renumbered 1225.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
84. 854ETW
Eastern National BN1232, 854ETW, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body alongside HH2741, EOO583, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body and the last FLF numerically to be delivered to EN with the 'old style' radiator.
Photo taken Saturday 7 September 1974, Hadleigh Depot
85. 857ETW
Eastern National 415, 857ETW, a 1955 LS5G with ECW B45F body
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
86. 859ETW
859ETW, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body was new to the ENOC fleet in 1955
Photo taken Southend
87. 859ETW
Eastern National BD1237, 859ETW, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body. It was new in 1955 with fleet number 417, renumbered as 1237 in 1964 and withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 July 1972, Tilbury Ferry
88. 859ETW
Eastern National 417, 859ETW, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1955. Renumbered as 1237 in 1964 and withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Victoria Station forecourt, Southend
89. 859ETW
Preserved Eastern National Bristol LS 1237, 859ETW seen on the first Clacton rally day in June 2009.
Photo taken Sunday 7 June 2009, Thorpe le Soken
90. FWG845
Alexander Fife FE10, FWG845, Bristol LS6G with ECW bodywork dating from 1955.
Photo taken August 1972, Dunfermline Bus Station
91. HMO870
Thames Valley 724, HMO870, a Bristol LS6B with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body seen at Ascot races had been new in June 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
92. HMO871
Thames Valley 725, HMO871, a Bristol LS6B with ECW B45F body, new in July 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
93. LWV966
Wilts & Dorset 575, LWV966, was the last of eight Bristol LS5Gs with Eastern Coachworks B41F bodies delivered in 1955 and is seen in Basingstoke.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
94. MWY223
Eastern Coachworks B20F bodied Dennis Ace AWT592 of Hodder, Slaidburn and Bristol LS SUG 12, MWY223, of West Yorkshire seen at Slaidburn on a tour organised by the West Yorkshire Information Service. The body on AWT592 body, dating from 1937, had come from West Yorkshire 611, BWT757, and was fitted in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 27 April 1958, Slaidburn
95. MWY231
West Yorkshire SUG20, MWY231, was a Bristol LS5G with an ECW B41F body of 1955. As the side beading shows, it started life as dual-purpose for express services (EUG20). In 1969 it was sold to an Irish (Gaelic) football team.
Photo taken 1965, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
96. OWX135
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, OWX135, a Bristol LS6G of 1955 with Eastern Coach Works C39F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Yuill's Hartlepool Depot
97. OWX136
New in 1955, as West Yorkshire CUG19, OWX136 was a Bristol LS6G with an E.C.W. C39F body. It was withdrawn in December 1970, fitted with a 5HLW engine in July 1971 and sold to North (dealer) in May 1972.
Photo taken Wednesday 14 April 1976, Crawley
98. OWX137
West Yorkshire EUG95, OWX137, a Bristol LS6G built in 1955 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
99. PHN848
A line up of four Eastern National Bristol LS / ECWs. From nearest to furthest they are 1248 (PHN848), 1228 (967DHK), 1226 (833CVX) and 1246 (1861F).
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1972, Clacton Bus Station
100. RTT985
Unfortunately the original slide has suffered a little, but nevertheless this is a delightful period shot of Western National 1766, RTT985, a 1955 Bristol LS, en route for Wadebridge.
Photo taken Tintagel
101. SNG764
SNG764, an ex-Eastern Counties Bristol LS5G no LS764, new in 1955 as LE764 and renumbered in 1970
Photo taken 1974, Jordans garage, Horstead, Norfolk
102. SNN72
New in 1955 as Mansfield District 210, SNN72 was the last of five Bristol LS6Gs with Eastern Coachworks DP43F bodywork. In July 1969 it, along with 207, was transferred to the Midland General Tuition Vehicle fleet as number T2 in which guise it was seen outside the garage in Mansfield.
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1969, Mansfield Garage
103. WHN113
United BU113, WHN113, a Bristol LS5G with ECW bus body dating from 1955, heads for Whitby from Scarborough in 1967.
Photo taken Monday 21 August 1967, Thorpe Lane, Flyingthorpe
104. WHN118
United U118, WHN118, a Bristol LS5G/ECW B45F in Park Road, Whitley Bay on a town service. Nothing remarkable, I know, but only the second bus photograph I ever took with 127 Film and aware that these ladies doing their shopping on and off the bus would be staring out at a school boy "doing what?". The first picture was a Tynemouth Atlantean at St Mary's lighthouse and too poor to admit to!!
Photo taken Friday 13 August 1965, Park View, Whitley Bay
105. WHN120
United AS 2120, WHN120, a Bristol LS5G built in 1955 with ECW B45F bodywork. Binns, in the background, is all that remains now from this view of Park Street next to Middlesbrough's cramped former bus station.
Photo taken May 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
106. WHN132
United AS U132, WHN132, a Bristol LS5G built in 1955 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1967, Park Street, Middlesbrough
107. WHN139
United Autos 2139, WHN139, was a Bristol LS5G with an ECW B45F body dating from 1955.
Photo taken circa 1973, Hartlepool Bus Station
108. WHN149
United Auto BU149, WHN149, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body which was new in 1955 and was seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
109. XHN403
United Automobile BUE3, XHN403, a 1955 Bristol LS6B with ECW DP39F body, seen here far from home in Lowestoft, on hire to Eastern Counties, and filling up fast for a four shilling Mystery Tour.
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Lowestoft Sea Front
110. XHN405
United AS 2305, XHN405, a Bristol LS6B built in 1955 with ECW DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1969, Park Street, Middlesbrough
111. YHN155
United Automobile BU155, YHN155, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1955.
Photo taken 1963, Corner Cafe, Scarborough
112. YHN173
United AS 2173, YHN173, a Bristol LS5G built in 1955 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle Upon Tyne
113. 18BHN
Like most operators, from the late 50s onwards, United Auto embraced the concept of one man operation but the part played in this conversion by a little-known operator in a remote Northumberland valley is often overlooked. 18BHN, seen here, was a Bristol LS6B with ECW C39F bodywork, new to United in June 1956.
Photo taken c.1969, Redesmouth Road, Bellingham
114. 18BHN
While browsing through the United gallery, I came across a picture of 18BHN, ex United but then with J.H.Thomson and thus solved the mystery of the above sighting"somewhere on the M6" which had eluded me for years. I had assumed it was a contractor or commercial garage outfit (non -PSV).
Photo taken Aug 1970, M6 northbound
115. 206CHN
United AS 2206, 206CHN, Bristol LS5G built in 1956 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Park Street, Middlesbrough
116. 483AFM
Crosville EUG334, 483AFM, a Bristol LS6G built in 1956 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Hassell Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme Bus Station
117. 485AFM
Crosville EUG336, 485AFM, a Bristol LS6G built in 1956 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Crewe Bus Station
118. 489AFM
Crosville MS EUG340, 489AFM, a Bristol LS6G built in 1956 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1968, Chester
119. 956SRA
Twelve Bristol LS6Gs with Eastern Coachworks DP43F bodies were delivered to Midland General in 1956 and the first of them 242, 956SRA, which had been converted to B43F in 1968, is seen at the Mansfield garage.
Photo taken Sunday 17 August 1969, Mansfield Garage
120. 962ARA
Midland General 248, 962ARA, seen in Matlock Bus Station was a Bristol LS6G with an Eastern Coach Works DP43F body new in 1956. It was later reseated to B43F in 1968 and, after withdrawal in 1970, became Thames Valley 156 in November 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 20 February 1960, Matlock Bus Station
121. NAM116
Wilts & Dorset 576, NAM116, seen at Ascot races, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B41F body new in February 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
122. NSG793
Eastern Scottish ZA31A, NSG793, was a Bristol LS6G with ECW DP40F bodywork. It had been delivered in March 1956 as C38F and allocated to New Street depot. In February 1964 it was transferred to Peebles depot and in January 1965 it was converted to DP40F, this configuration retaining 2+2 seating at the rear. In June 1966 it returned to New Street and remained there until withdrawn in January 1973.
Photo taken 1969, Horsemarket, Lanark
123. OAM125
Wilts and Dorset 584, OAM125, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B41F body from 1956
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
124. RAO736
Cumberland 282, RAO736, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C39F body, new in 1956
Photo taken Sunday 8 August 1965, Keswick Bus Station
125. SRU972
Hants & Dorset 858, SRU972, a Bristol LS6G with an Eastern Coachworks C39F body at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
126. TUO497
Seen at several events this year has been Bristol LS TUO497, Southern National 1781 still missing side decals. Dating from February 1956 and converted to B41F OMO in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 25 October 2015, Flowers Hill, Brislington
127. 314FHN
United AS 2314, 314FHN, a Bristol LS6B built in 1957 with ECW DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1969, Stockton-on-Tees
128. 614JPU
Eastern National LS6G coach CN429, 614JPU, new in 1957.
Photo taken London Victoria Coach Station
129. 617JPU
Eastern National LS6G coach 617JPU, new in 1957. The displays read "Westcliff-on-Sea" and "Extended Tour" and the white card in the windscreen "English Lakes" although the background looks a bit more like Southend than the Lakes.
130. 617JPU
4th Seven King's Sea Scouts 617JPU, Bristol LS / ECW coach. New to Eastern National in 1957, numbered 324 in August 1964 scheme, to Tillings Transport as T314 in April 1968 and withdrawn September of the following year.
Photo taken July 1973, Woolverstone
131. 629CHN
United Autos BU229, 629CHN, a classic Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body of 1957.
Photo taken 1959, Helmsley Market Place
132. 630CHN
United Autos BU230, 630CHN, and BU221, 221CHN, were both Bristol LS5G's with the standard ECW B45F bodies of 1957. These 5-cylinder engines would have to work hard tackling the steep hills out of Whitby.
Photo taken 1960, Whitby Bus Station
133. 642CHN
United 2242, 642CHN, a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body, new in June 1957, was seen leaving the bus station in Durham.
Photo taken Thursday 31 July 1969, Durham Bus Station
134. 646CHN
United AS 2246, 646CHN, a Bristol LS5G built in 1957 with ECW B45F bodywork. This had been new as BU246, becoming U246 in 1964 and then 2246 in 1969.
Photo taken July 1972, North Road, Durham
135. 993EHN
Durham District DU6, 993EHN, a Bristol LS5G built in 1957 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1968, Durham Market Place
136. OBD903
United Counties 116, OBD903, was a Bristol LS6G new in 1957 with an Eastern Coachworks C39F body seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
137. SLA759
This picture shows West Yorkshire CUG44, SLA759, parked in Ribble's Blackpool
Photo taken Devonshire Road Depot, Blackpool
138. SLA759
West Yorkshire CUG44, SLA759, was a Bristol LS6G with ECW C39F body, entering service in 1957 for Tilling's Transport (latterly as their T310). Sold to West Yorkshire in 1965, it was then converted from its original LS6B and C34F configuration.
Photo taken 1966, at the new Gelderd Road Depot, Leeds
139. UEL730
UEL730 was new to Hants & Dorset in 1957 and was a Bristol LS5G with E.C.W. B43D bodywork. Numbered 806 it was rebuilt to B43F in November 1958 in which condition it was seen at Winchester.
Photo taken Tuesday 9 February 1960, Winchester Bus Station
140. VDV746
Royal Blue coach 2203, VDV746, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C41F body, new in 1957.
Photo taken c. 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
141. VDV749
Ensign's ex-Royal Blue Bristol LS coach VDV749 at Canewdon on the morning working of service 12 from Southend.
Photo taken Sunday 1 January 2012, Canewdon
142. VDV749
Ensign's VDV749 makes a photostop outside Sutton Cemetery on its return journey to Southend.
Photo taken Sunday 1 January 2012, Sutton Cemetery, Southend
143. VVF772
Eastern Counties LS772, VVF772, a Bristol LS5G new in 1957 as a 39 seat coach. Withdrawn in 1974.
Photo taken June 1973, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
144. VVF778
Seen in the coachpark at Ascot is Eastern Counties LS778, VVF778, an E.C.W. bodied Bristol LS. Alongside is Hillside, Luton 2, RJH350, a Leyland TS8 rebodied by Plaxton as FC39F in 1954, which started life in 1939 as RN8832 with Ribble, whilst on the right is FCB602, a Daimler Freeline with Duple body of Cronshaw,
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
145. WPW631
Eastern Counties LM 931, WPW631, Bristol LS5G / ECW B45F, new in 1957, one of only four LS saloons owned by Eastern Counties.
Photo taken April 1972, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
146. XHW419
Three from Blue Line, Upminster seen at Wembley. From the left MAX107, ORV993 and XHW419. Two Bristol LS/ECW and a Leyland PD2/40 with a Metro-Cammell H30/26R body which was ex Portsmouth 116.
Photo taken Sunday 9 June 1974, Wembley
147. YHY74
Bristol Omnibus YHY74, a 1957 Bristol LS5G with a rebuilt front and converted to LS6G in 1973. Seen here apparently withdrawn along with some de-licensed FLFs
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1978, Lawrence Hill Depot, Bristol
148. 304GHN
304GHN is a Bristol LS6B coach without roof pod and with ECW C34F body, new to United Automobile in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, Brough
149. 304GHN
Looking immaculate in United's famous coach livery, BUC4, 304GHN, a 1958 Bristol LS6B shows off its subtle curves as it leaves Skipton at the Aire Valley Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2015, Skipton Coach Street
150. EUG66
With other operators sending coaches to Wembley, this Bristol with an Eastern Coachworks body was the best that West Yorkshire could offer. EUG66, TWT119, was an LS5G with a DP41F body, new in June 1958, and is seen in the coachpark at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Wembley Stadium
151. TWT114
West Yorkshire SUG61, TWT114, a Bristol LS5G with ECW DP41F which entered service in May 1958
Photo taken c.1967, Roseville Road depot, Leeds
152. TWT115
West Yorkshire Road Car Co. SUG63, TWT115, a Bristol LS5G with E.C.W. DP41F body, new in 1958. Originally numbered EUG 63 in the DP-series, it had more recently been downgraded to a service bus in the 'SUG' series, whilst still retaining its DP seating.
Photo taken 1970, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
153. TWT117
West Yorkshire SUG64, TWT117, a Bristol LS5G with a demoted ECW DP41F body from 1958, hurries out of Bradford en-route to Denholme.
Photo taken 1972, Thornton trolleybus Terminus, Bradford
154. YHY83
Ellis, Llangefni YHY83 a 1958 Bristol LS5G/ECW B45F formerly Bristol Omnibus 2925.
Photo taken Monday 27 August 1973, Ellis's depot, Llangefni, Anglesey