SCT '61 Photo Index
Crosville
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1. FM4303
Crosville MS 267, FM4303, a Leyland PLSC built in 1927 and rebodied by ECOC B31F in 1933.
Photo taken ca 1933, Lowestoft
2. FM6277
Crosville MS 935, FM6277, a Leyland Titan TD3 built in 1933 with ECOC L26/26R bodywork.
Photo taken 1933, Lowestoft
3. FM7443
FM7443 is Crosville 716, a Leyland Cub KP2 with Brush bodywork and dating from 1933.
Photo taken Saturday 27 August 2022, Beamish Museum
4. FM8135
Crosville MS 902, FM8135, an interior view of ECOC bodywork from 1934.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
5. FM8135
Crosville MS 902, FM8135, a Leyland Lion LT5A built in 1934 with ECOC B32F bodywork.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
6. FM9986
Crosville K103, FM9986, a Leyland TS7 with Harrington 32 seat coach body new in 1936
7. BFM144
Preserved Crosville KA27, BFM144, a Leyland Tiger TS7 built in 1937 with ECW B32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1987, North Wales (Betws y Coed?)
8. CFM354
Recalling the days before Crosville entered the Tilling fold this Leyland Titan TD5 carries an ECW lowbridge bodywork and dates from 1937. It was M52, CFM354, in the Crosville fleet and carries the dark maroon used by Crosville until the Tilling take over.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Skipton
9. CFM354
A rear shot of Crosville M52, CFM354, a 1937 Leyland Titan TD5 showing the well proportioned ECW bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Skipton Bus Station
10. CFM354
A contrast in pre and post war Titans with nearest the camera Crosville M52, CFM354, a 1937 Leyland Titan TD5 with lowbridge ECW bodywork wearing Crosville's pre war livery. Beyond is Leeds City Transport 207, UUA207, a 1955 Leyland Titan PD2/11 with Roe bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 2013, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
11. CFM354
Crosville M52, CFM354, a 1937 Leyland Titan TD5 with an ECW L26/26R body acting as the rally control vehicle at the Coach Street car park during the Aire Valley Running Day on October 11th 2015
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2015, Coach Street Car Park, Skipton
12. FFM274
Mid Wales Motorways, Newtown FFM274, a Guy Arab II 5LW/ NCME UL27/26R new 5/43 as Crosville M155 (renumbered MG155 in 1946). It was one of two (the other one was FFM273) acquired via Guy Motors, Wolverhampton by who was reconditioned in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Newtown Garage ?
13. FFM442
J.C. Stewart, Stevenston (A.1 Service, Ardrossan) FFM442 was a Bristol K6A which, when new in April 1946, had an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body as Crosville, Chester MB261.
Photo taken Saturday 9 June 1962, Ardrossan Bus Station
14. GFM882
Preserved Crosville SLA73, GFM882, a Bristol L6A built in 1947 with ECW B35F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1988, Betws-y-coed
15. GFM891
Clynnog & Trevor Motors GFM891, a Bristol K6A with E.C.W. L27/26R body, new in 1947 as Crosville's MB283. One of a pair - the other was GFM903 - acquired by C&TM from Crosville in 1962.
Photo taken Summer 1965, Penlon, near Trevor
16. GFM912
Barton, Chilwell 919, GFM912, was a Leyland PD1A, new in June 1947 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body as Crosville M527.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Mount Street/Granby Street, Nottingham
17. GFM918
T.D. Alexander (Greyhound), Arbroath GFM918 was a Leyland PD1A with Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body new as Crosville M533 in 1947.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 July 1965, Hill Place, Arbroath
18. GFM923
Barton, Chilwell 940, GFM923, was a Leyland PD1A which had been new in August 1947, as Crosville M538, with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body.
Photo taken Sunday 25 August 1963, Chilwell Garage
19. HFM34
Blue Bus, Slough HFM34 was one of two Beadle B28F bodied Bedford OBs which Blue Bus acquired from Crosville in 1954. Dating from 1947 this one had been Crosville S8 and when seen at Ascot had been fitted with a Perkins engine.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
20. GFM882
I try to bring you preservation news when I hear of any .... GFM882 is one of a few preserved Bristol L6As, and it started life with Crosville in 1948. They converted it to B35F. It went to Thames Valley in 1963 and to MacEwen's in 1993. Now in 2014 it has been acquired by Steve Morris of Quantock Heritage.
Photo taken Wednesday 26 November 2014
21. GFM882
GFM882 has been repainted into Thames Valley livery and awaits Transfers / decals. It was in service at Taunton Running Day and is seen been driven by Steve Morris after dropping me and other passengers off. It is due to attend the Thames Valley event later this year. It was new in 1948 to Crosvile but sold in 1963 to Thames Valley where it served for a further three years.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2015, Taunton
22. GFM903
Clynnog & Trefor GFM903, a Bristol K6A built in 1948 with ECW L27/28R bodywork. This had been new as Crosville MB295 and was very smartly turned out when photographed by John Boylett.
Photo taken mid 1960s?, Penrhydlyniog, Pwllheli
23. HFM73
Dunn, Saltcoats (A.1 Service, Ardrossan) HFM73, a Leyland PD1A with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body had ben new as Crosville. Chester M551 in March 1948 and renumbered DTE551 in May 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 9 June 1962, Ardrossan Bus Station
24. JFM575
Preserved Crosville TA5, JFM575, an AEC Regal III with Strachan B35R body, new in November 1948.
Photo taken Friday 1 January 2010, Winchester Bus Station
25. JFM575
Crosville TA5, JFM575, is an AEC Regal III with Strachan B35R body and dates from 1948. Owned by Quantock Motor Services it was at Warminster running day etc in 2012 but is up for sale.
Photo taken Saturday 1 May 2010, Taunton Station down side
26. JFM575
Crosville AEC Regal III/Strachan TA5, JFM575, is similar to vehicles which once operated for Western National in the area. It is seen here at the Kingsbridge Running Day in rather misty weather conditions at the village of Thurlestone while operating route 104.
Photo taken Saturday 21 September 2013, Thurlestone
27. HRM706
Crosville M586, HRM706, (diverted from Cumberland) was a Leyland L27/26R bodied Leyland PD2/1 new in 1949 and is seen here at Llandudno.
Photo taken Sunday 5 June 1955, Llandudno
28. HRM708
Crosville DTO588, HRM708 an All-Leyland PD2/1 L53R, diverted from Cumberland in 1949.
Photo taken August 1962, Penrhydlyniog, Pwllheli
29. JFM98
Crosville DKA345, JFM98, a Bristol K6A with ECW L55R body new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1965, LLandudno, adjacent to the depot on Mostyn Broadway
30. JFM990
JFM990, Crosville SC18, a Beadle/Bedford JCB32 with Beadle B35R body new 1949. This former bus has been restored by K & R Walsh of Manchester as a mobile ticket office on the outside with living accommodation inside and has appeared on the rally scene this year.
Photo taken Sunday 2 September 2018, Heaton Park, Manchester
31. KFM764
Crosville MS G115, KFM764, a Bristol L5G built in 1949 with ECW B35R bodywork but converted to towing duties in 1966.
Photo taken March 1968, Chester Garage
32. KFM767
Crosville G118, KFM767, a Bristol L5G built in 1949 (operated from 1950) with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Mann Island, Liverpool
33. KFM769
Crosville SLG120, KFM769, a Bristol L5G built in 1949/50 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham Bus Station
34. KFM894
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, KFM894, a Bristol L5G of 1949 with Eastern Coach Works B35R bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
35. KFM273
Crosville Motor Services DKB397, KFM273, is a 1950 Bristol K6B with ECW L55R bodywork, part of the first batch of Bristol engined post war deliveries. Seen at Oswestry station at the southern end of service D2 from Wrexham via Ruabon and Chirk.
Photo taken Sunday 28 February 1960, Oswestry Station, Oswald Road
36. KFM770
Crosville MS SLG121, KFM770, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B35R bodywork. This had been new as KG121 and was finally withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham bus station
37. KFM774
Crosville G125, KFM774, a Bristol L5G from 1950 in departmental use. Formerly SLG125.
Photo taken c.1970, Aberystwyth
38. KFM774
Preserved Crosville KG125, KFM774, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body new in 1950, now residing in the Stoke-on-Trent area.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 2009, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent
39. KFM775
KFM775 is a Bristol L5G new to Crosville Motor Services in 1950. It entered service on 6 June 1950 at Bangor depot and ran on services to Caernarfon and areas such as the Isle of Anglesey.
Photo taken Monday 26 May 2008, Wythall Transport Museum
40. KFM775
KFM775 is a Bristol L5G new to Crosville Motor Services in 1950
Photo taken September 1998
41. KFM775
Crosville MS SLG126, KFM775, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrecsam
42. KFM777
Crosville MS SLG128, KFM777, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrecsam Bus Station
43. KFM893
Preserved ex-Crosville Bristol L5G KFM893 with ECW B35R body, new in March 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 8 August 2004, Bishop's Lydeard
44. LFM302
Crosville KA226, LFM302, is a Leyland PS1 with Weymann DP35F body but in use as DP31F. Fully restored it has until 2012 been part of the Quantock Motor Services fleet but was sold as Stephen Morris reduces the number of his vehicles.
Photo taken Saturday 1 May 2010, Bishops Lydeard, approach to WSR station
45. LFM303
C. V. Buchan (contractor, Macclesfield), LFM303, a Leyland Tiger PS1/1 with Weymann DP35F body.
Photo taken April 1971, Century Road, Elland
46. LFM316
LFM316 was an ex-Crosville Leyland PS1/1 with Weymann DP35F body, which entered their fleet in May 1950 as KA240. Part of a batch of 35 (KA225-259) diverted from Midland General, they started life in bus livery, but received cream coach livery with a green waistband in 1952; at some stage they acquired a half cream/half green livery. In May 1958, the batch was renumbered ETE925-959, and in January 1962, they were again renumbered – this time becoming STE925-959 – and reverted to bus livery (all green). LFM316, seen here, was withdrawn in 1964 and passed to Northumberland Whinstone Quarries of Hexham in November of that year, along with sister vehicles LFM301 and LFM324.
Photo taken mid-'60s, Wentworth Car Park, Hexham
47. LFM320
Crosville ETE944, LFM320, a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Weymann dual purpose bodywork.
Photo taken c.1997, Huddersfield Rally
48. LFM320
A special visiting vehicle to the Kirkby Stephen Rally was Crosville KA244, LFM320, a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Weymann dual purpose bodywork. It is now part of the Quantock Heritage Fleet and recently acquired by Steve Morris. It was repainted in Staffordshire before attending the event, where Steve did many of the runs as the driver of the vehicle.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, Brough
49. LFM320
Interior view of Crosville KA244, LFM320, a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Weymann dual purpose bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, Brough
50. LFM320
The immaculate interior of LFM320 looking towards the rear, Crosville KA244, a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Weymann dual purpose bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2015, Brough
51. LFM723
Middlemiss & Gould, contractors, LFM723, aBristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Middlesbrough
52. LFM728
Cheshire Constabulary were the proud owners of LFM728, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 4 August 1974, Harrogate Stray
53. LFM730
Crosville SLG149, LFM730, a Bristol L5G built in 1950 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham Bus Station
54. LFM731
Crosville KG150, LFM731, a Bristol LL5G with ECW bodywork sits in Skipton during a lull in procedings at the Aire Valley Running Day. Skipton was for many years the haunt of similar red Bristols run by West Yorkshire Road Car.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 2015, Skipton Bus Station
55. LFM731
Crosville KG150, LFM731, a Bristol LL5G with ECW bodywork new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2016, Peak Rail Rally, Rowsley
56. LFM738
BRIMS (Tyneside contractor) LFM738, a Bristol LL5G built in 1950 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
57. LFM742
Crosville KG161, LFM742, bound for Machynlleth passing the remains of Esgairgeiliog Station on the A.487, a 1950 Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body.
Photo taken 1953, Esgairgeiliog Station
58. LFM745
Moore & Cartwright, building contractor, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, LFM745, a Bristol LL5G built in 1950 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Norton Depot
59. LFM746
Crosville Motor Services ELB165, LFM746, was one of a batch of 10 Bristol L6Bs with Eastern Coachworks DP32R bodywork delivered in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 7 February 1960, Oswestry Station, Oswald Road
60. LFM753
Crosville KW172, LFM753, a 1950 Bristol L6B with ECW dual purpose 31 seat rear entrance body.
Photo taken 1998, Halifax
61. LFM753
Crosville KW172, LFM753, a 1950 Bristol L6B with ECW DP31R body, at the Wirral Bus and Tram Show, Birkenhead.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Birkenhead
62. LFM756
Crosville Motor Services SLB175, LFM756, a 1950 Bristol LL6B with Eastern Coach Works B39R bodywork on Dalton Lane in Keighley during the Keighley Bus Museum Open Day. It was withdrawn by Crosville in 1968
Photo taken Sunday 26 April 2015, Dalton Lane, Keighley
63. LFM769
Moore & Cartwright, building contractor, Norton (on Tees), LFM769, a Bristol LL5G built in 1950 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken August 1969, Roseworth, Stockton-on-Tees
64. LFM772
Crosville SLG202, LFM783, Bristol LL5G built in 1951 with ECW B39R bodywork alongside SLG191, LFM772, a 1950 Bristol L5G with ECW B35R bodywork
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham
65. LFM781
Crosville SLG200, LFM781, a Bristol LL5G built in 1951 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham Bus Station
66. LFM794
Crosville SLG213, LFM794, a Bristol LWL5G built in 1951 with ECW B39R bodywork. This had been new as KG213 and was withdrawn in 1969.
Photo taken March 1968, Lower Bridge Street, Chester
67. LFM81O
LFM810 is a Bristol LWL6B with a ECW B39R body, new to Crosville Motor Services in 1951 and recently bought by Jonatham Jones-Pratt.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 2023, IOW Bus Museum, Ryde
68. MFM39
Preserved Crosville SL71, MFM39, a 1951 Bedford OB with Duple Vista C29F coachwork. It is colloquially known as Bosworth.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Brislington Park & Ride
69. MFM678
Crosville KW247, MFM678, a Bristol LWL6B with ECW C35F body, new in 1951
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
70. NFM27
Crosville SLB271. NFM27, a Bristol LWL6B built in 1951/2 with ECW B39R bodywork.
Photo taken March 1968, Hunter Street, Chester
71. NFM35
Crosville SLB279, NFM35, a Bristol LWL6B built in 1952 with ECW B39R bodywork. New as KW279 and taken not far from the bus station at Wrexham.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrecsam
72. NFM46
Ex Crosville SLB290, NFM46, Bristol LL6B new in 1952.
Photo taken Sunday 30 March 1980, Breda Bus Station, Nederland
73. NFM46
Crosville SLB290, NFM46, a Bristol LL6B with ECW B39R body, new in May 1952 with fleet number KW 290 and withdrawn in 1970.
Photo taken Approx 1970, Crosville Llandudno (Town, not Junction) depot
74. NFM49
Crosville MS SLB293, NFM49, a Bristol LL6B built in 1952 with ECW B39R bodywork. New as KW293, this was withdrawn later in 1968.
Photo taken June 1968, Northgate Station, Chester
75. LAX636
Crosville MS SUG284, LAX636, a Bristol LS6G built in 1953 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Rock Ferry Depot, Birkenhead
76. 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
77. OFM691
OFM691 of Cream Line, Tonmawr, seen at their garage, was a Bristol LS6G with an Eastern Coachworks body, new to Crosville in 1953.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Garage, Tonmawr
78. LAX634
New as Red & White U553 in January 1954 LAX634, a Bristol LS6G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body, is seen here in Barker Street Bus Station in Shrewsbury with Crosville as number SUG283.
Photo taken early 1971, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
79. MAX101
Crosville SUG286, MAX101, a Bristol LS5G built in 1954 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Crewe Bus Station
80. 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
81. 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
82. RFM408
Crosville DLB663, RFM408, a Bristol LD6B built in 1954 with ECW H33/25R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Wrexham Bus Station
83. RFM409
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, RFM409, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1954 with ECW H33/25R bodywork. This had been new as Crosville ML664.
Photo taken May 1970, Byers Green Depot
84. RFM426
Crosville DLB681, RFM426, a Bristol LD6B built in 1954 with ECW CH30/22RD bodywork. An uncommon use for an LD was as a coach, this was soon to depart from Chester for Wrexham.
Photo taken March 1968, Delamere Street, Chester
85. RFM444
Crosville ML699, RFM444, was a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/25R body new in October 1954, one of RFM406-63 their large first Lodekka batch. In the major renumbering of May 1958 it became DLB699, serving until sale to a dealer in November 1968.
Photo taken adjacent to North Bank Garage, Amble, Northumberland
86. SFM9
Crosville DLB720, SFM9, a Bristol LD6B, new in 1955, with open platform body, en route for Holyhead.
Photo taken Sunday 30 May 1965, Menai Bridge, Anglesey
87. VFM587
Crosville DLB722, VFM587, was a Bristol LD6B new in May 1955 with an Eastern Coachworks H33/25RD body. Crosville who had, at some time, fitted a Gardner 6LW engine, withdrew it in August 1969 and it is seen here as Silcox, Pembroke Dock 89 having been acquired in 1969.
Photo taken Friday 3 July 1970, Depot, London Road, Pembroke Dock
88. VFM617
Shaw Bros, Byers Green, VFM617, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1955 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken May 1974, Byers Green
89. VFM620
Green Bus 32, ex-Crosville Bristol LD/ECW VFM620 departing for Lichfield. Green Bus had acquired it in 1970 from Crosville where it had been DLB755, new in July 1955.
Photo taken early 1970s, Anson Street, Rugeley
90. XFM180
Silcox Motor Coach Co Ltd were known for a sizeable fleet of second hand Bristols purchased between 1969 and 1973 including a small number of double deckers. On the left is 103, XFM180, a 1955 LD6G Lodekka with ECW H33/27RD bodywork purchased in June 1970 from Crosville where it was DLB769.
Photo taken Monday 31 July 1978, Silcox Depot, Pembroke Dock
91. XFM203
Former Crosville DLG792, originally with registration number XFM203, a Bristol LD6G with ECW H60RD body, new in 1955
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
92. XFM219
Crosville DLG808, XFM219, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G with ECW H33/27RD body, new in 1955 as MG808.
Photo taken September 1969, Widnes to Runcorn Bridge
93. XFM220
Crosville DLG809, XFM220, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G with ECW H33/27RD body, new in 1955. It was withdrawn in 1972.
Photo taken Mostyn Street, Llandudno
94. 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
95. 485AFM
Crosville EUG336, 485AFM, a Bristol LS6G built in 1956 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Crewe Bus Station
96. 489AFM
Crosville MS EUG340, 489AFM, a Bristol LS6G built in 1956 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1968, Chester
97. 836AFM
Former Crosville Lodekka DLG879, 836AFM, now with Dee Decker Tours of Melbourne. It's probably unlikely that it ever turned a wheel in London and certainly not for LT!
Photo taken Sunday 11 December 2011, diagonally opposite Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Australia
98. 836AFM
Another view of Lodekka 1284AC (a local Melbourne registration for buses, coaches and other pax carrying vehicles), former Crosville DLG879, 836AFM.
Photo taken Sunday 11 December 2011, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia
99. XFM216
Crosville DLG805, XFM216, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G built in 1956 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham Bus Station
100. 337CFM
Seen in Welshpool in 1963 is Crosville SSG604, 337CFM, a Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F bodywork. New in July 1957 she remained in service until late 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Welshpool
101. 782EFM
Crosville ran several examples of the Bristol SC chassis with ECW bodywork. Two 1957 examples SC12, 782EFM, and SC13, 783EFM, are seen at the rear of Aberystwyth depot in 1992.
Photo taken August 1992, Aberystwyth
102. 782EFM
Preserved Crosville SC12, 782EFM, a Bristol SC4LK built in 1957 with ECW B35F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1988
103. 783EFM
Bristol intoduced their lightwieght front engine SC chassis in 1954. Crosville were one of the biggest customers for this chassis, despite it only having a 4 cylinder engine. Crosville bought this particular example in 1957 as their SC13, 783EFM.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 2010, Meadowhall, Sheffield
104. 783EFM
Ex Crosville SC13, 783EFM, a 1957 Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F body.
Photo taken Sunday 18 November 2012, Havelock Street, Ravensthorpe, near Dewsbury Bus Museum
105. 833AFM
Delivered to Crosville in 1957 was this Bristol Lodekka LD6G DLG876, 833AFM. It is seen in Edinbugh in 2001 when working for Macs Tours. It remains in service with Dreadnought of Alnwick
Photo taken July 2001, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh
106. 833AFM
Former Crosville MG876, 833AFM, a Bristol LD6G with ECW H33/27R body, new in May 1957, converted by Crosville to open-top in 1978 and withdrawn by them in 1982.
Photo taken Monday 4 September 2006, Alnwick
107. 836AFM
Ex-Crosville DLG879 is seen here in Melbourne, registered LHO-888, operating for London Transport Bus Tours and masquerading as RM4 whilst operating route 11 to Liverpool Street. The Bristol LD6G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body was new in 1957 as Crosville MG879, 836AFM, being renumbered in May 1958 under the fleet renumbering scheme.
Photo taken October 1972, Melbourne
108. 838AFM
New to Crosville in 1957 as MG881, 838AFM, this Bristol Lodekka LD6G was later renumbered DLG881. it was the last LD type Lodekka in passenger service with Crosville when it was withdrawn in 1979 and became a driver trainer and was sold to North Western (the 1986 version of the company) for further use
Photo taken Sunday 29 October 1995, Halifax
109. 838AFM
Preserved Crosville Lodekka DLG881, 838AFM, new in May 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 17 May 2008, Manchester Museum of Transport
110. 203KFM
Crosville Motor Services CMG363, 203KFM, a 1958 Bristol MW6G with ECW coach body was downgraded to bus work in 1971 and reclassified as SMG363. After withdrawal by Crosville in 1976 the bus was sold to United. It is seen still wearing Crosville livery but numbered 2301 in the United fleet
Photo taken 1976, Filey Bus Station
111. 203KFM
United AS 2301, 203KFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1958 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Scarborough Bus Station
112. 240FFM
Crosville EMG350, 240FFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1958 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Crewe Bus Station
113. 285HFM
Crosville DLG949, 285HFM, a "blank fronted" Bristol LDS6G new in 1958 one of the prototype flat-floor Lodekkas.
114. 285HFM
Crosville 285HFM was one of the prototype Lodekkas, LDX or LDS6G built in 1958, seen here in Mostyn Street, Llandudno on a service to Penmaen Head.
Photo taken Mostyn Street, Llandudno
115. 286HFM
This is 286HFM, Crosville DLG950, fitted with experimental Gardner 6LX engine from new in 1958. It is a Bristol LD6G with PO33/27RD body. It was photographed in one of the famous hangers at Hooton Park which have the Belfast Trusses. These listed buildings which now have heritage lottery grant will be 100 years old in 2017.
Photo taken Sunday 24 May 2015, Hooton Park
116. 286HFM
Crosville (DL)G950, 286HFM, a 1958 Bristol LD6G/ECW H33/27RD, converted into a service vehicle, recovering demic VR DVL336
Photo taken Friday 10 October 1980, West Kirby
117. 811DFM
Crosville G341, 811DFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1958 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham Bus Station
118. 811DFM
TFF251, formerley Crosville CMG341, 811DFM, a Bristol MW6G coach new in 1958 and converted by Crosville to a recovery vehicle in 1978
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 2012, Duxford
119. LDB754
Crosville SAA987, LDB754, a 1958 former North Western (754) AEC Reliance MU3RA with Willowbrook DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 16 August 1975, Great Moor, Stockport
120. 193KFM
Crosville SSG632, 193KFM, a Bristol SC4LK with ECW 35 seat body, new in May 1959, at Bala Station presumably on a service to Arenig, replacing the withdrawn service on the Bala - Blaenau Ffestiniog line
Photo taken April 1961, Bala Station
121. 196KFM
Crosville SSG635, 196KFM, a Bristol SC4LK with ECW body, new in May 1959. Behind is 1965 MW SMG543, EFM624C.
Photo taken c. 1974, Smithy Corner, Glandwyfach
122. 199KFM
Crosville CSG638, 199KFM, a Bristol SC4LK built in 1959 with ECW C33F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Victoria Road, Chester
123. 206KFM
Crosville Motor Services CMG366, 206KFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1959 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Rock Ferry Depot Yard, Birkenhead
124. 568JFM
Crosville Motor Services SSG627, 568JFM, a Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F body new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 29 May 1965, Menai Bridge Village
125. 611LFM
Crosville DLG1, 611LFM, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G with ECW H33/27RD body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, Birkenhead
126. 612LFM
Crosville trainer G2, 612LFM (originally DLG2) a 1959 Bristol Lodekka with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken 1979, Mann Island, Liverpool
127. 624LFM
Crosville DLB14, 624LFM, a Bristol/ECW LD6G.
Photo taken 1973, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
128. 627HFM
Bristol 8581, 627HFM, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1959 with ECW CO33/27RD bodywork, named "Western Winner" and seen at Weston-super-Mare on tourist duties. This had been new to Crosville as DLB978 and has been preserved since the shot was taken.
Photo taken September 1976, Birkett Road/Birnbeck Road, Weston-super-Mare
129. 627HFM
Cumbria Classic Coaches of Ravenstonedale operate this convertable open top Bristol Lodekka LD6B on tourist services in the Northern Dales. Seen storming through Kirkby Stephen, it was new to Crosville in 1959 as their DLB978, 627HFM.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 2011, Kirkby Stephen
130. 627HFM
Ex Crosville 627HFM, fleetnumber DLB978, is a Bristol Lodekka with convertible ECW 60 seat body new in 1959. Originally fitted with a Bristol engine it now sports a Gardner unit.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 2013, Kirkby Stephen West Station
131. 627HFM
A photograph of former Crosville Bristol LD6B DLB978, 627HFM, participating in the annual Kirkby Stephen Rally has recently appeared on the site. It shouldn't be forgotten, however, that this bus, new in 1959 and believed to be the last Lodekka in the British Isles which retains its detachable roof as built from new, earns its keep operating private hires and scheduled services for Cumbria Classic Coaches of Ravenstonedale.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 August 2011, Galgate, Barnard Castle
132. 627HFM
Former Crosville Bristol LD6B DLB978, 627HFM, now operated by Cumbria Classic Coaches, is admired by passing tourists as it stands in the former Station Yard at Hawes. It was operating the company's service from Ravenstonedale via Kirkby Stephen and Aisgill which operates on Tuesdays between Easter and the end of October.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 August 2007, Station Yard, Hawes
133. 632HFM
Crosville DLB983, 632HFM, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B built in 1959 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken November 1968, PMT's Newcastle under Lyme Garage
134. 639LFM
Crosville SSG642, 639LFM a 1959 Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F bodywork, seen towards the end of SC4LK operation by Crosville.
Photo taken Monday 25 August 1975, Llandudno
135. SBO256
Leaving Carmarthen station whilst on an all-regions railrover, I found this Leyland PSUC with Park Royal B43F body SBO256, ex Western Welsh fleet number 1256 and here Crosville STL256.
Photo taken 1973, Station Approach, Carmarthen
136. 239SFM
Crosville SSG666, 239SFM, a 1960 Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F bodywork.
Photo taken Friday 22 August 1975, Pant-y-Tan
137. 257SFM
Crosville DFB44, 257SFM a 1960 Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW H38/32F bodywork
Photo taken Tuesday 20 April 1976, Chester
138. 264SFM
Crosville DFB51, 264SFM, a 1960 Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 August 1976, Penrhydlyniog, Pwllheli
139. 314PFM
This is former Crosville 314PFM now owned by Rob Sly. It's has had a varied life with various engines and is now in Brighton and Hove livery.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2018, Wythall Transport Museum
140. 314PFM
314PFM, seen here in use by Western National for driver training, started life in 1960 with Crosville, fleet number DFG33, a Bristol FS6B with ECW H33/27RD body . It was withdrawn by Crosville in 1979.
Photo taken 1988, Camborne Depot
141. 319PFM
319PFM is a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD body, formerly Crosville DFG 38 from 1960 and is seen in service at Hooton Park. The air base closed in 1957 and much of the site became the Vauxhall cars factory.
Photo taken Sunday 24 May 2015, Hooton Park
142. 429UFM
429UFM a Bristol MW6G originally with ECW C39F body as Crosville CMG409 seen after conversion to a recovery vehicle.
Photo taken off Chester Way, Northwich
143. 643LFM
Crosville SSG646, 643LFM, a Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F body new in March 1960, on a Dolgellau service at Bala Station
Photo taken April 1961, Bala Station
144. 851RFM
Three Crosville Bristol MWs, SMG394, 851RFM new in August 1960, then what looks like SMG541, DFM210C, from 1965 and finally SMG437, 1215FM, from January 1963.
Photo taken c. 1966, Machynlleth Station
145. 851RFM
United AS 2305, 851RFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1960 with ECW DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Bedale
146. 856RFM
United AS 2308, 856RFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1960/1 with ECW B41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Hartlepool Bus Station
147. 911OFM
Indicating to leave a stop after car parking obstruction, Crosville CSG662, 911OFM follows a period caravan in Flint on the A22 route to or from Mold via Northop. The Bristol SC4LK with ECW C33F body new in June 1960 has been relegated to OMO/OPO bus work, though this doesn't seem to have run to a local destination blind.
Photo taken Friday 24 August 1973, Holywell Road, Flint
148. SSG667
Crosville SSG667, 240SFM, a Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken September 1973, Caernarvon Square
149. 241SFM
Preserved ex-Crosviile SSG668, 241SFM, a Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F body new in 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 2017, Anstey Park, Alton
150. 430UFM
Crosville MS CMG410, 430UFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1961 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, PMT's Newcastle under Lyme Garage
151. 863RFM
Crosville SMG406, 863RFM, a Bristol MW6G with ECW B41F body, new in April 1961
Photo taken Thursday 15 April 1976, Caernarfon Depot
152. 872VFM
Crosville DFG62, 872VFM, a Bristol Lodekka FSF6G built in 1961 with ECW H34/26F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Mann Island, Liverpool
153. 894VFM
Crosville DFB84, 894VFM, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, new in 1961.
Photo taken Rhyl Bus Station, High Street, Rhyl
154. 895VFM
Crosville DFB85, 895VFM, a Bristol FLF6B built in 1961 with ECW H38/32F bodywork. A classic combination that went unnoticed in its day because it was so common but then you suddenly realise it has gone.
Photo taken March 1970, Heswall Bus Station
155. 1202FM
Crosville DFG122, 1202FM, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G built in 1962 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham
156. 1215FM
Crosville SMG437, 1215FM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1962 with ECW B41F bodywork. Working route D75 Llanidloes via Welshpool Newtown.
Photo taken July 1978, High Street, Welshpool
157. 1217FM
Crosville SMG439, 1217FM, a 1962 Bristol MW6G/ECW B41F with covered C-B-C grille.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 August 1977, Llangwnnadl, Gwynedd
158. 141YFM
Crosville Motor Services DFB108, 141YFM, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body new in 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 29 May 1965, Menai Bridge Village
159. 142YFM
Crosville DFB109, 142YFM, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW CH37/15F bodywork. Looking very smart in a livery that would soon be just a memory of how things were.
Photo taken August 1970, Mann Island, Liverpool
160. 817XFM
Crosville MS EMG436, 817XFM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1962 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
161. 882VFM
Crosville DGF72, 882VFM, a Bristol FSF6G new in March 1962 with ECW H34/26F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 1 July 2012, North Weald
162. 891VFM
Crosville DFG81, 891VFM, a Bristol FSF6G built in 1962 with ECW H34/26F bodywork. Carrying an experimental engine grille (or lack of!) and parked ahead of NFM27, SLB271, a Bristol LWL6B.
Photo taken March 1968, Hunter Street, Chester
163. 891VFM
Crosville DFG81 and DFG72, 891VFM/882VFM, 1962 Bristol FSF6Gs with ECW H34/26F bodies converted to open-top for sea-front services
Photo taken Thursday 5 August 1982, West Parade, Rhyl, top of High St
164. 1198FM
Crosville DFG118, 1198FM, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD new in 1963.
Photo taken Tuesday 2 September 1980, Wrexham Bus Station
165. 1199FM
Crosville DFG119, 1199FM, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD new in 1963.
Photo taken Tuesday 2 September 1980, Wrexham Bus Station
166. 1201FM
Crosville DFG121, 1201FM, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD new in 1963.
Photo taken Tuesday 2 September 1980, Wrexham Bus Station
167. 1206FM
The staff at Crosville's Wrexham garage were reported to be very fond of their Lodekkas and used them on trunk services until final withdrawal in September 1981. Seen some 18 months prior to this is DFG126, 1206FM, a 1963 vehicle, photographed at Oswestry on layover pending its return to Wrexham on the D2.
Photo taken Saturday 29 March 1980, Oswestry
168. 1212FM
Three Crosville Lodekkas. From left to right - DFG220, JFM220D and DFG122, 1202FM, FS6Gs, and DFB131, 1212FM an FS6B, all with ECW H33/37RD bodywork, new in 1966, 1963 and 1963 respectively.
Photo taken Rhyl Bus Station, High Street, Rhyl
169. 1221FM
Crosville SMG442, 1221FM, a 1963 Bristol MW6G/ECW B41F with C-B-C heating.
Photo taken Monday 3 July 1978, Dinas Dinlle, Gwynedd
170. 1223FM
Crosville Motor Services SMG444, 1223FM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1963 with ECW B41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, West Kirby
171. 1226FM
Crosville SMG447, 1226FM, was a Bristol MW6G with ECW B41F body, new in June 1963 and withdrawn in January 1980.
Photo taken approx 1970
172. 1229FM
Crosville MW6G SMG450, 1229FM, is seen awaiting its next turn of duty in Welshpool on a sunny Sunday afternoon. SMG450 was almost new at the time of the photograph (although a good wash wouldn't have gone amiss!) and remained in service until c.1980 before being exported to New Zealand.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Welshpool
173. 1232FM
Crosville Motor Services Bristol MW6G SMG452, 1232FM, with ECW B45F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 29 May 1965, Nr. Menai Bridge
174. 2172FM
2172FM, a Crosville 1963 MW6G/ECW (of the model introduced in 1962) passing the entrance to Royston loco shed near Barnsley.
Photo taken Sunday 10 July 1966, Royston, near Barnsley
175. 2179FM
Crosville CMG474, 2179FM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1963 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1970, Mann Island, Liverpool
176. 2183FM
Crosville EMG477, 2183FM, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body, new in 1963 as coach CMG477, but later downgraded to dual purpose/express bus status and repainted in bus livery.
Photo taken Crescent Road Coach Station, Rhyl
177. 2193FM
Crosville CMG486, 2193FM, Bristol MW6G coach with ECW C39F body, new in 1963
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
178. 2193FM
Crosville EMG486, 2193FM, a Bristol MW6G built in 1963 with ECW C39F bodywork. Relegated to bus duties and in bus livery at the end of route D84.
Photo taken July 1978, High Street, Welshpool
179. CMG471
Crosville CMG471, 2176FM, a coach bodied Bristol MW6G new in 1963, later converted to DP and withdrawn in 1979.
Photo taken September 1968, Fairbourne
180. VDB974
Crosville DAA509, VDB 974, an AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H42/32F body, new to North Western (974) in 1963, passing SELNEC Cheshire 929, VDB 929, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook B53F body, new to North Western (929) in 1963.
Photo taken 1972, Parker Street Bus Station, Manchester
181. VDB981
Crosville DAA516, VDB981, a 1963 AEC Renown 3B3RA with Park Royal H42/32F bodywork originally North Western 981
Photo taken Saturday 15 September 1973, Mann Island, Liverpool
182. 4227FM
Crosville bought both long and short F series Lodekkas. DFG157, 4227FM, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with rear entrance ECW body dates from 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
183. 4227FM
With a modern coach reflected in its mirror like side, preserved Crosville DFG157, 4227FM a 1964 Bristol Lodekka with ECW bodywork heads away from Chatsworth during the Peak Park Rally on 21st June
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2015, Chatsworth, Derbyshire
184. 4227FM
Crosville DFG157, 4227FM, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD body new in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1980, Oswestry
185. 4227FM
Crosville 4227FM, fleet number DFG157. Bristol Lodekka on service 03 to Wrexham?
Photo taken Sunday 18 June 2017, Peak Rail Rally, Rowsley, Derbyshire
186. 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
187. 7286FM
Crosville CRG525, 7286FM, a 1964 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F bodywork
Photo taken Wednesday 15 March 1978, Lenten Pool, Denbigh
188. AFM102B
Crosville CRG527, AFM102B, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1964 with ECW C47F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Mann Island, Liverpool
189. AFM104B
Crosville CRG529, AFM104B, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F body.
Photo taken Aberystwyth
190. 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
191. AFM107B
Crosville CRG532, AFM107B, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F body, new in 1964 and sold in 1980.
Photo taken Crescent Road Coach Station, Rhyl
192. AFM114B
Crosville DFB151, AFM114B, a Bristol FLF6B built in 1964 with ECW CH37/18F bodywork. An uncommon seating arrangement, this was waiting at Chester to run on route L1 to Caernarvon.
Photo taken March 1968, Chester
193. AJA144B
Crosville L322, AJA144B, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT built in 1964 with Alexander Y bodywork.
Photo taken August 1978, just inside Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
194. BFM434B
Crosville DFG164/DFG170 (BFM434B/BFM889B), Bristol Lodekka FS6Gs with ECW H33/27RD bodies
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1980, Warrington
195. BFM889B
Crosville DFG164/DFG170 (BFM434B/BFM889B), Bristol Lodekka FS6Gs with ECW H33/27RD bodies
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1980, Warrington
196. CFM343B
Crosville DFB174, CFM343B, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B built in 1964 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Grange Road, West Kirby
197. CFM356B
Crosville SCP2, CFM356B a Commer built in 1964 with Harrington B12 bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
198. CFM902C
Crosville DFG167, CFM902C, a 1965 Bristol FS6G with ECW H33/27RD body, waits time on a miserable day in Holywell.
Photo taken c.1980, Holywell Bus Station
199. DFM205C
Crosville SMG536, DFM205C, a Bristol MW6G with ECW B45F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken Summer 1967, Aberdaron
200. DFM207C
Crosville SMG538, DFM207C, a 1965 Bristol MW6G/ECW B45F, with blanked-off radiator and modified wheelarches, rather in the style of a Blackburn or Darwen PD2.
Photo taken Tuesday 30 August 1977, Castle Square, Caernarfon
201. EFM627C
Crosville SMG546, EFM627C, a Bristol MW6G with ECW B45F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken September 1973, just west of Mynytho on the B4413
202. EFM627C
Crosville SMG546, EFM627C, a Bristol MW6G with ECW B45F body, new in 1965.
Photo taken September 1973, Ship Inn, Llanbedrog (B4413)
203. FFM503C
Crosville, Chester, SMG549, FFM503C, a Bristol MW6G built in 1965 with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Town Clock, Pentrerhedyn Street, Machynlleth
204. GFM193C
Crosville DFG193, GFM193C, a 1965 Bristol FS6G/ECW. The last summer of substantial Crosville Lodekka operation.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1981, Post Office, Talacre
205. GFM195C
Crosville DFG195, GFM195C a 1965 Bristol FS6G/ECW, turning at the Talacre post office terminus, a long way from the publicity and fleetname displayed on the vehicle.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1981, Post Office, Talacre
206. GFM196C
Crosville DFG196, GFM196C, a late surviving Bristol Lodekka FS6G of 1965, seen in the autumn of its career at Wrexham alongside SLL619, MCA619P, a 1975 Bristol LH6L also in the Crosville fleet.
Photo taken 1981, Wrexham Bus Station
207. GFM197C
Crosville Wrexham-based DFG197, GFM197C, on the long Chester-Oswestry route in the summer of 1980.
Photo taken summer 1980, Church Street, Chirk
208. GFM203C
Crosville DFB203, GFM203C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1965 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, West Kirby
209. GFM555C
Crosville SMG555, GFM555C, a 1965 Bristol MW6G/ECW B45F.
Photo taken Friday 24 August 1973, Maentwrog, Oakley Arms
210. HFM561D
HFM561D is a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body new to Crosville as their CMG561 in 1966. It was withdrawn around 1980 and is still listed as preserved but not seen for some time.
Photo taken Sunday 1 January 2006, Winchester
211. HFM562D
Crosville CMG562, HFM562D, a Bristol MW6G built in 1966 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Barmouth
212. HFM583D
Crosville MS EMG583, HFM583D, a Bristol MW6G built in 1966 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Barmouth
213. HFM585D
Crosville MS EMG585, HFM585D, a Bristol MW6G built in 1966 with ECW DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978
214. 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
215. JFM204D
Crosville DFG204, JFM204D, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD body, new in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1970, Mann Island, Liverpool
216. JFM207D
Crosville DFB207, JFM207D, a Bristol FS6B with ECW H33/27RD body new in 1966, on learner duties.
Photo taken April 1979
217. JFM208D
Crosville DFB208, JFM208D, a Bristol Lodekka FS6B built in 1966 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Northgate, Chester
218. JFM210D
Crosville DFB210, JFM210D, a 1966 Bristol FS6B/ECW
Photo taken Wednesday 5 July 1978, Sodylt Bank
219. JFM220D
Crosville DFG220, JFM220D, a 1966 Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW bodywork is seen after conversion to a driver training vehicle
Photo taken 1993, Halifax
220. JFM225D
Crosville DFG225, JFM225D, was a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD bodywork and one of a batch of thirty-five which were that fleet's last new rear-entrance buses. Twenty of the batch had Gardner engines whilst the balance had Bristol engines, but the distribution of the types within the batch wasn't straightforward. My 1966 BBF19 shows the A7 running from Chester to Holywell and, given that services changed more slowly in that era, I suspect that's what it still did at the time of this photo.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 July 1976, Foregate Street, Chester
221. JFM233D
Crosville DFG233, JFM233D, a 1966 Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 17 February 1981, Prescot, Bus Station
222. JFM233D
Crosville DFG233, JFM233D, a Bristol FS6G built in 1966 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Heswall
223. JFM235D
Crosville DFG235, JFM235D, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G/ECW H33/27RD.
Photo taken Monday 23 August 1982, Barmouth
224. JFM236D
Crosville DFG236, JFM236D, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with ECW H33/27RD body.
Photo taken Tuesday 2 September 1980, Bus Station, Delamere Street, Chester
225. JDB249F
Crosville DDG314 and DDG313 (JDB249F/FJA214D) former North Western (249/214) 1966/67 Daimler Fleetlines with Alexander H44/31F bodywork, separated by one of the VRs which eventually ousted them from Macclesfield depot.
Photo taken Saturday 9 June 1979, Crosville Depot, Macclesfield
226. NFM686E
Crosville MS CVT686, NFM686E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Duple Northern Viscount C45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Old Station Yard, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
227. NFM690E
Crosville MS CVT690, NFM690E, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with Plaxton Panorama II C45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1968, Chester Depot
228. OFM32E
Crosville CMG32, OFM32E, a Bristol MW6G built in 1967 with ECW C39F bodywork. A late example of this type of bodywork and chassis combination.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown
229. SFM250F
Crosville DFG250, SFM250F, a 1967 Bristol FLF6G/ECW H38/32F, one of the FLFs originally based in the Merseyside area which ended their days in North Wales on special duties.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1982, Barmouth
230. SFM250F
Crosville DFG250, SFM250F, a 1967 Bristol FLF6G/ECW H38/32F.
Photo taken Saturday 21 August 1982, Barmouth
231. SFM253F
Crosville DFG253, SFM253F a 1967 Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body
Photo taken Saturday 14 May 1977, Manchester Piccadilly
232. SFM254F
Crosville DFG254, SFM254F a 1967 Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1979, Pantymwyn, Flintshire
233. 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
234. UFM53F
Crosville Bristol RE/ECW ERG53, UFM53F, has its number blind set for route 107, so will probably later be working to Walton.
Photo taken Sunday 2 June 2013, Clacton Shopping Village
235. KJA303G
Crosville SRG226, KJA303G a 1968 former North Western (303) Bristol RESL6G with Marshall B43F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 7 February 1981, Caego
236. KJA308G
Crosville SRG231, KJA308G a 1968 former North Western (308) Bristol RESL6G with Marshall B43F bodywork
Photo taken Wednesday 2 July 1980, Llanberis
237. KJA309G
Crosville SRG232, KJA309G a 1968 Bristol RESL6G/Marshall B43F originally North Western 309.
Photo taken Saturday 16 August 1975, Altrincham
238. RBD329G
Looking very sorry for itself is Crosville SRG203, RBD329G, which was new to United Counties in 1969.
Photo taken late 1980s, Northwich
239. SFM22F
Crosville MS SRG22, SFM22F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1968, Chester
240. SFM256F
Crosville DFG256, SFM256F, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1968 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Lower Street, Newcastle under Lyme
241. SFM259
Crosville DFG259, SFM259F, a 1968 Bristol FLF6G/ECW H38/32F. One of the duties the FLFs were used on when transferred to North Wales was an extensive series of school services from Bangor.
Photo taken Monday 30 June 1980, Llanfairfechan
242. UFM37F
Crosville CRG37, UFM37F a 1968 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F bodywork and United Auto 1285, BHN585H a 1970 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C43F bodywork
Photo taken Saturday 9 July 1977, Lincoln Bus Station
243. UFM40F
Crosville CRG40, UFM40F, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1968 with ECW C47F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Rock Ferry Depot, Birkenhead
244. 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
245. 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
246. 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
247. 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
248. XFM73G
Crosville SRG73, XFM73G, a Bristol RESL6G built in 1968 with ECW B46F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Heswall Depot
249. XFM82G
Crosville, Chester, SRG82, XFM82G, a Bristol RESL6G built in 1968 with ECW B46F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
250. AFM103G
Preserved Bristol RE AFM103G, new to Crosville in February 1969 as their number CRG103.
Photo taken Sunday 15 July 2007, Alton
251. 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 and Ride
252. AFM106G
Preserved former Crosville CRG106, AFM106G, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 3 April 2005, Wisley Aerodrome
253. AFM106G
Preserved former Crosville CRG106, AFM106G, a Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 2009, Greenwell Road Car Park, Alnwick
254. AFM110G
Crosville ERG110, AFM110G, a 1969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C47F bodywork
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1982, Bryntrillyn
255. 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
256. CFM144G
Crosville SLP144, CFM144G, a Bristol LH6P built in 1969 with 7' 10" wide ECW B45F bodywork. This was withdrawn in 1980.
Photo taken July 1978, Plough Country Inn/Market Street, Llanrhaedr-ym-Mochnant
257. CFM146G
Crosville SLP146, CFM146G a 1969 Bristol LH6P with ECW B45F bodywork.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 August 1975, Melin-y-Coed
258. DFM123H
Crosville SRG123, DFM123H, a 1969 Bristol RELL6G with ECW B53F bodywork
Photo taken Monday 29 June 1981, Lon Pant, Llanfair P.G.
259. 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
260. DFM157H
Crosville SLP157, DFM157H, a Bristol LH6P with ECW B45F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken Vale Road Bridge, Rhyl
261. 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
262. 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
263. 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
264. HFM219J
Crosville SRG219, HFM219J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1970 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Mann Island, Liverpool
265. LJX819H
Crosville ELL519, LJX819H a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Plaxton C47F bodywork originally Hebble 419
Photo taken Saturday 27 June 1981, The Ferry P.H., Shotton
266. LJX819H
A view of the fairly basic (by today's standard) Leyland instrumentation of the time, Crosville ELL519, LJX819H a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4RT with Plaxton C47F bodywork originally Hebble 419.
Photo taken Saturday 27 June 1981, Talacre
267. SCD500H
Crosville DVG540, SCD500H, a 1970 Bristol VRTSL2/6G/ECW H39/31F originally Southdown 500.
Photo taken Saturday 28 August 1982, Victoria Road, Y Ffrith, Prestatyn
268. SMS36H
Crosville DVG549, TCD506J a 1970 Bristol VRT/SL6G with ECW H39/31F bodywork formerly Southdown 506, and DVG557, SMS36H a 1970 Bristol VRT/SL6G with ECW H43/34F bodywork formerly Alexander Midland MRT6
Photo taken Tuesday 29 March 1983, Amlwch garage
269. TCD370J
Crosville bought a number of second hand buses in the late 1970s to assist with the spread of one man operation One such bus was this Northern Counties bodied Daimler Fleetline TCD370J, originally 370 in the Southdown fleet and HDG900 in the Crosville numbering system.
Photo taken 1981, Wrexham Bus Station
270. TCD375J
Crosville HDG905, TCD375J, a 1970 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX/NCME H40/31F, originally Southdown 375.
Photo taken Thursday 5 August 1982, top of High St, Rhyl
271. TCD506J
Crosville DVG549, TCD506J a 1970 Bristol VRT/SL6G with ECW H39/31F bodywork formerly Southdown 506, and DVG557, SMS36H a 1970 Bristol VRT/SL6G with ECW H43/34F bodywork formerly Alexander Midland MRT6
Photo taken Tuesday 29 March 1983, Amlwch garage
272. XBD412J
Crosville SLL999, XBD412J a 1970 former United Counties (412) Bristol LH6L with ECW B45F bodywork
Photo taken Wednesday 4 July 1979, Town Clock, Bangor
273. HAL105K
Crosville's Machynlleth depot (MH) is time-honoured but the double-decker awaiting return to its home town of Aberystwyth isn't. DVG568, HAL105K, an early Bristol VR Mark 2 with ECW H39/31F body had only been acquired in June 1984 from East Midland, to whom it had served as D105 from November 1971, losing its D prefix in January 1976.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 May 1985, Doll Street Depot, Machynlleth
274. KFM704J
Crosville, Chester, EPG704, KFM704J, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1971 with Pennine DP47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
275. KFM758J
Crosville, Chester, SPG758, KFM758J, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1971 with Pennine B45D bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Chester
276. TCD509J
Crosville DVG545, TCD509J, a 1971 Bristol VRTSL26G with ECW bodywork was originally 509 in the Southdown fleet. It was accquired by Crosville in 1981 and is seen in typical North Welsh scenery in Llangollen in 1986.
Photo taken June 1986, Llangollen
277. 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
278. 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
279. 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
280. UUF113J
Crosville DVG546, UUF113J, a 1971 Bristol VRT/SL6G with ECW H39/31F bodywork formerly Southdown 513
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1982, Chester, Kingsway
281. OFM720K
Crosville were surprising purchasers of Seddon Pennine RU chassis with Pennine bodywork in 1972 taking both dual doored service buses and single door dual purpose machines. One of the latter EPG720, OFM720K, is seen in Chester with a corporation Guy about to pass.
Photo taken 1978, Chester Market Place
282. OFM735K
Crosville MS, EPG735, OFM735K, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1972 with Pennine B47F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Mann Island, Liverpool
283. OFM747K
Crosville MS EPG747, OFM747K, a Seddon Pennine RU built in 1972 with Pennine DP47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham Bus Station
284. WFM801K
Crosville SNL801, WFM801K, was the second production Leyland National built having chassis number 00102. It carries a 44 seat dual entrance body and was delivered in a version of traditional Crosville colours.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall, Sheffield
285. XUF393K
Crosville HDL923, XUF393K, a 1972 Daimler Fleetline CRL6/ECW H43/31F originally Southdown 393.
Photo taken Thursday 29 July 1982, Dinorwic terminus
286. 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
287. 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
288. UBU72N
In 1971/72 Crosville took delivery of 100 of the new RU model with Pennine bodywork numbered EPG/SPG 701-800 as a dual sourcing exercise aimed at finding a Gardner rear engined saloon as a possible alternative to the Bristol RE which Bristol couldn't deliver in sufficient quantities and was to be phased out and replaced by the Leyland National.
Photo taken 1980s, Chester Bus Station
289. MCA671T
Crosville Cymru SNL671, MCA671T a 1979 Leyland National 10351B/1R B44F, originally Crosville SNL671, still in pre-privatisation Crosville livery with Bws Gwynedd red front.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 October 1988, Criccieth