SCT '61 Photo Index
Eastern Counties
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1. DX6211
Eastern Counties PA36, DX6211, with a new ECOC B32R body from around 1931 fitted onto an older Tilling-Stevens chassis.
Photo taken ca 1931, Lowestoft
2. VG5541
Here's an update on VG5541 - the only surviving Bristol G bus, and the most expensive and longest restoration undertaken by Roger Burdett. It is being restored to a really high condition. The engine and cab have been completed - no speedometer on this vehicle just one pressure gauge.
Photo taken Saturday 28 November 2015, private location in Staffordshire
3. VG5541
A rear view of Bristol G VG5541, after its external repaint.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 March 2017, private site in Staffordshire
4. VG5541
VG5541 the fantastic Bristol G is now ready for the road, well it will be once the registration details are sorted out.
Photo taken Saturday 3 June 2017, Private site in Staffordshire
5. CAH921
Bickers, Coddenham ran CAH921 a Dennis Ace 4LK new to Eastern Counties in January 1938 with an E.C.W. B20F body. Upon withdrawal in 1949 the engine and gearbox were removed for use in the E.C.W. chassisless CD class in 1950. Sold to Bickers it was fitted with a Dennis engine and gearbox and entered service in June 1952, was withdrawn in November 1959 and was noted derelict on the premises in May 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 1 November 1958, Electric House, Ipswich
6. FAH108
Former Eastern Counties Bristol K LKH32, FAH108, in use with Essex Police as a mobile exhibition unit. It was a K5G new in 1945/6 and rebodied with an 8' wide body by ECW in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 1975, Southchurch Park, Southend
7. FAH108
Ex-Eastern Counties Bristol K/ECW FAH108 after conversion to the Essex Road Safety Exhibition bus, seen here heading into Southend, perhaps on the occasion of a Southend bus rally.
Photo taken Bell Hotel, Southend
8. FNG144
Eastern Counties LK246, FNG144, originally numbered LK37, a Bristol K5G new in 1945 and rebodied by ECW L27/28R in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Drummer Street, Cambridge
9. FNG400
Eastern Counties LK12, FNG400, was the second of two Bristol K6As with Strachans L27/26R bodies new in 1946. In 1946/7 it was renumbered to LK42 and was rebodied with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body in February 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Garage
10. FNG818
Eastern Counties D999, FNG818, new in 1947 was a Beadle-Dennis integral with a Beadle B33R body seen at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough. It had a Gardner 4LK engine and Dennis units from United Counties 504 (VV7278) and was withdrawn later in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
11. FNG822
Canham, Whittlesey FNG822 was a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body new in 1947 and acquired in October 1964 from Eastern Counties.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Scaldgate, Whittlesey
12. FPW519
Fok-Lei, Macau, L117 M-27-74, a Bristol L5G built in 1947 with Sun Cheong B33D bodywork from 1981. Formerly registered FPW519 and new as Eastern Counties LL648 with ECW B35R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
13. FPW526
Fok-Lei, Macau, L121 M-27-51, a Bristol L5G built in 1947 with ECW bodywork converted in Macau to B33D. Formerly registered FPW526 and new as Eastern Counties LL655 with B35R bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
14. GPW351
Eastern Counties AP351, GPW351, a Leyland PD1A with ECW L53R body, new in 1947
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Lowestoft Depot
15. GPW352
Canham, Whittlesey GPW352, acquired in October 1964, was a Leyland PD1A with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body which had been new to Eastern Counties in 1947.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Scaldgate, Whittlesey
16. GPW361
Eastern Counties AP361, GPW361, a Leyland PD1A with ECW L53R body new in 1948
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Lowestoft Station
17. GPW666
Eastern Counties LL666, GPW666, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body, new in 1948 and seen here in its last year in service.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1965, Norwich Bus Station
18. GVF74
Canham, Whittlesey GVF74, a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body new in 1948 was acquired in September 1964 from Eastern Counties.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Whittlesey
19. HPW127
Eastern Counties LKH127, reg no HPW127, a Bristol K5G with ECW H56R body, new in 1949.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 August 1964, Norwich Bus Station
20. HPW133
Preserved ex-Eastern Counties LKH133, HPW133, a Bristol K5G with ECW H30/26R body new in May 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 2007, Duxford
21. HPW133
When new in 1949, this ECW bodied Bristol K5G was loaned to London Transport to cover the delay in new vehicle deliveries. It went to its rightful owner Eastern Counties in 1950 where it became LKH133, HPW133, in their fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 2010, Meadowhall, Sheffield
22. HPW133
Preserved ex-Eastern Counties LKH133, HPW133, a Bristol K5G with ECW H30/26R body new in May 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 4 November 2012, Lincoln
23. HPW137
Eastern Counties LKH137, HPW137, seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough, was a Bristol K5G which had an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
24. HPW814
Eastern Counties CB829, HPW814, was a Beadle-Bedford with a Beadle B35R body new in 1949. The original Bedford petrol engine was replaced by a Gardner 4LK in 1950 and the bus was withdrawn in 1961 after which it became Eastern Counties staff bus X51 before passing to Ben Jordan (dealer), Coltishall in 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
25. KNG371
Eastern Counties LK371, KNG371 was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks body new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Bus Station, Gordon Road, Lowestoft
26. KNG374
The star of the day was launch by Ipswich Transport Museum of their newly restored (Lottery fund aided) K6B LK374, KNG374.
Photo taken Monday 24 March 2008, Ipswich Transport Museum
27. KNG374
Rear view of newly restored Eastern Counties Bristol K6B LK374, KNG374.
Photo taken Monday 24 March 2008, Ipswich Transport Museum
28. HPW824
Eastern Counties CD839, HPW824, was an E.C.W.-Dennis with an Eastern Coachworks B32R body built in 1950. It had a Gardner 4LK engine, a Dennis gearbox and other components from withdrawn Dennis Ace vehicles.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
29. HPW827
In 1950 Eastern Counties took delivery of sixteen Eastern Coachworks-Dennis integral buses incorporating Gardner 4LK engines, Dennis gearboxes and other components from withdrawn Dennis Ace vehicles. Seen here is the tenth of the batch, CD842, HPW827, which entered service in September 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, ECOC Garage, Hills Road, Cambridge
30. HPW829
New in 1950 Eastern Counties CD844, HPW829, was an E.C.W.-Dennis, one of sixteen such buses reconstructed from withdrawn Dennis Ace vehicles and fitted with Eastern Coachworks B32R bodies. It was seen at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
31. KNG163
Eastern Counties LKH163, KNG163, was a Bristol K5G which had an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body and was new in 1950. It is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
32. KNG252
Eastern Counties LKH252, KNG252, new in 1950 was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
33. KNG384
Eastern Counties LK384, KNG384, was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
34. KNG391
Eastern Counties LK391, KNG391, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Lewis Gardens, entering Colchester Bus Station
35. KNG711
Preserved Eastern Counties LL711, KNG711, in the lead of a group of three preserved L and LLs, taken during the East Anglia Transport Museum Running Day. KNG711, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body was new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 2008
36. KNG711
Seen at the Clacton Transport Fair and Running Day is Eastern Counties Bristol LL/ECW LL711, KNG711, new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 2 June 2013, Clacton Shopping Village
37. KNG718
Preserved ex-Eastern Counties LL718, KNG718, a 1950 Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 2004, Duxford
38. LNG278
Eastern Counties LK278, LNG278, ECW bodied lowbridge Bristol K5G, new in 1950
Photo taken Thursday 10 June 1965, Great Yarmouth
39. LNG290
Eastern Counties LK290, LNG290, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Lowestoft Station
40. LNG299
Eastern Counties LK299, LNG299, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1951
Photo taken Tuesday 30 June 1964, Great Yarmouth Bus Station
41. MAH309
Poor quality but I hope its worth it. In colour a red and green coloured bus both at Cambridge Railway Station in the early 1960s. The Eastern Counties Bristol KSW5G, new in 1952, MAH309, LKH309 was bodied by ECW H32/28R and is on the short run from the station through the City Centre. On a very much longer run is 1960 United Counties URP600 shortly to set off on route 128 to Northampton. Fleet no 600 is a Bristol FS6B with ECW body H33/27RD.
Photo taken early 1960s, Cambridge Railway Station
42. MAH318
Eastern Counties Bristol KSW, looks like LKH318, MAH318.
Photo taken June 1968, St Margaret's Road, Lowestoft
43. MAH332
Seen at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough was Eastern Counties LKH332, MAH332, a Bristol KSW5G with an Eastern Coachworks H32/28R body, one of twenty-eight new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
44. 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
45. MAH744
Preserved Eastern Counties prototype LSX4G LL744, MAH744, new in July 1952
Photo taken Monday 24 March 2008, Ipswich Transport Museum
46. NAH933
Eastern Counties Bristol KSW LKH333, NAH933 in Norwich
Photo taken June 1968, Norwich
47. MAH749
Eastern Counties LE749, MAH749, was a Bristol LS4G with an Eastern Coachworks DP39F body new in May 1953 and was seen at Peterborough Garage.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Garage
48. NAH973
This Eastern Counties Albion VT39, NAH973, was new to the company in 1953. With ECW B35R body and fleet number N973 it is showing route 207 Ipswich although I expect it was a short working on this Colchester to Ipswich route.
Photo taken Saturday 14 May 1960, Princes Street, Ipswich
49. 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
50. 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
51. OVF229
Former Eastern Counties LKD229, reg.no. OVF229, a Bristol LD5G with ECW H33/25RD body, new in 1954
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 2003, North Weald
52. OVF229
Preserved Eastern Counties Bristol LD5G 229, OVF229, new in 1954.
Photo taken September 2001, Norwich Bus Rally
53. OVF229
Preserved Eastern Counties LKD229, OVF229, a Bristol LD5G with ECW H33/25RD body, new in 1954
Photo taken Saturday 16 June 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
54. OVF229
Seen at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough, Eastern Counties LKD229, OVF229, was from the first batch of Bristol LD5Gs in the fleet. One of four new in 1954, it had an Eastern Coachworks H33/25RD body. OVF229 has been preserved.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
55. PPW848
Eastern Counties BVS848, reg. PPW848, a Bedford SBO with Duple DP35F body, new in 1954, seen here at the pumps with a collection of Eastern Counties buses behind including FL LFL57 on the left
Photo taken Tuesday 18 August 1964, Norwich Bus Station
56. PPW852
Eastern Counties BVS852, PPW852, was a Bedford SBO with a Duple DP35F body. Originally seating C37F and one of eighteen such coaches new in 1954 it was originally numbered BV852 and was renumbered in 1959 after being re-seated and repainted into bus livery. These vehicles had Gardner 4LK engines, rather than the usual Perkins one and also had David Brown 5-speed gearboxes.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
57. PPW863
Eastern Counties BV863, PPW863, was a Bedford SBO with a Duple C37F body new in July 1954, seen here in Clacton.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton
58. 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
59. LKD181
1956 Eastern Counties Bristol Lodekka LKD181, UNG181, leaving Ipswich Bus Station on the long trek to Norwich on Service 14.
Photo taken Saturday 14 May 1960, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
60. TVF505
Eastern Counties LC539, TVF505, Bristol SC4LK / ECW B35F, new in June 1956. Originally numbered to match its registration as LC505. It was withdrawn in 1971
Photo taken c. 1971, High Street, Manningtree
61. TVF517
Seen at Peterborough Garage, Eastern Counties LC517, TVF517, was one of thirty-one Bristol SC4LKs with Eastern Coachworks B35F bodies new in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Garage
62. TVF518
Eastern Counties received thirty-one Bristol SC4LKs with Eastern Coachworks B35F bodies in 1956 and LC518, TVF518, is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
63. TVF866
Seen at Peterborough Garage, Eastern Counties LSC866, TVF866, was a Bristol SC4LK with an Eastern Coachworks DP33F body, and was one of seven new in 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Garage
64. TVF872
Former Eastern Counties LSC872, TVF872, a Bristol SC4LK with ECWC33F body, new in 1956, operating the Railair connection between Rochford Station and Southend Airport
Photo taken 1970s, Rochford Station
65. UNG177
Eastern Counties LKD177, reg UNG177, a Bristol LD5G with ECW H33/27RD body, new in 1956
Photo taken Tuesday 18 August 1964, Norwich Bus Station
66. UNG184
Eastern Counties LKD184, reg UNG184, a Bristol LD5G with ECW H33/27RD body, one of a batch of 16 Lodekkas delivered in 1956
Photo taken Thursday 10 June 1965, Bridge Road, Great Yarmouth
67. UNG189
Eastern Counties LKD189, UNG189, seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough, was one of sixteen Bristol LD5Gs with Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD bodies received in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
68. VDV752
Ex-Western National Bristol LDL open topper VDV752 as Eastern Counties OT1 on route 769 at Sheringham. It carries signwriting for this route.
Photo taken Sheringham
69. VDV753
Eastern Counties OT2, VDV753, Bristol LDL6G / ECW open top. Ex-Western National 1936, new in December 1957.
Photo taken Summer 1981, Felixstowe
70. VVF196
VVF196, ex- Eastern Counties LKD196, a Bristol LD5G from 1957 shown in a rather gloomy Sauchiehall Street at Elmbank St on a private hire with Silver Fox.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1975, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
71. VVF539
Norfolk's Bristol SC4LK / ECW B35F, VVF539, new in March 1957 to Eastern Counties LC539 with Eastern National FLF and RE in background.
Photo taken April 1972, Colchester Bus Station
72. 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
73. 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
74. 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
75. 3001AH
Eastern Counties LC554, 3001AH, which was new in December 1958, was a Bristol SC4LK with an Eastern Coachworks B35F body, the first of twelve new in 1958/9. It was seen at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
76. 3003AH
Preserved former Eastern Counties LC556, 3003AH, a SC4LK with ECW B33F body new in 1958
Photo taken Sunday 24 September 2006, Duxford
77. VVF206
Eastern Counties LKD206, VVF206, a Bristol LD5G (although some sources say LD6G) with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body new in March 1958, is seen in the bus station in Peterborough.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Bus Station
78. VVF215
Eastern Counties LKD215, VVF215, Bristol LD / ECW, new in October 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 11 November 1972, Ipswich Road, Holbrook
79. VVF548
Former Eastern Counties LC548, VVF548, a Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F body, new in 1958, operating the Railair connection between Rochford Station and Southend Airport
Photo taken 1970s, Nr Southend Airport
80. WPW436
Eastern Counties LM436, WPW436, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body, part of ECOC's first batch of seven MWs new in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
81. WPW640
Eastern Counties LM940, WPW640, Bristol MW5G / ECW B45F.
Photo taken September 1974, Great Yarmouth Depot
82. WPW640
A busy scene at Colchester Bus Park in 1959 with ENOC Bristol KSW5G 1403, VNO856 shortly to leave on route 75 to West Mersea and alongside Eastern Counties Bristol MW5G LL440, WPW640, on service 221 to East Bergholt.
Photo taken Friday 7 August 1959, Colchester Bus Park
83. YNG782
Eastern Counties coach LS782, YNG782, a Bristol MW5G with ECW C39F body, new in 1958.
Photo taken Monday 29 August 1960, Lincoln
84. YNG784
Eastern Counties LS784, YNG784, an E.C.W. C39F bodied Bristol MW5G new in June 1958 seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
85. 3003AH
Eastern Counties bought a total of 78 Bristol SC bus chassis in the late fifties and early sixties. LC556, 3003AH, dates from 1959. It is seen here in 1978 when in service with Archbishop McIntyre Roman Catholic High School in Stoke on Trent.
Photo taken 1978
86. 3014AH
3014AH is Eastern Counties LL452, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F bodywork. New in 1959 it has been in preservation since 1978
Photo taken Sunday 21 May 2017, Whittlesey
87. 5791AH
Eastern Counties LS791, 5791AH, a Bristol MW5G, originally delivered in June 1959 with a 32 seat coach body and converted to bus duties in 1969, seen here in NBC dual purpose livery.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Surrey Street Bus Station, Norwich
88. 6559AH
Eastern Counties LC559, 6559AH, a Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F body, new in 1959
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
89. 6564AH
Eastern Counties LC564, 6564AH, Bristol SC4LK / ECW B35F, new in December 1959.
Photo taken September 1972, Dogs Head Street, Ipswich
90. VVF768
This Bristol LS coach carrying the fleet name Metropolitan Coaches was seen on a Day trip to Clacton at the Eastern National Coach Park, Wash Lane in 1959. The coach, VVF768, was supplied new to Eastern Counties in 1957 and carries fleet no. LS768 as originally supplied.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Eastern National Coach Park, Wash Lane, Clacton
91. 5601NG
Eastern Counties' first Bristol FS5G / ECW H33/27RD, LFS1, 5601NG, new in 1960 with a RE and a LH in the background.
Photo taken May 1972, Ipswich
92. 6567NG
Eastern Counties LC567, 6567NG, Bristol SC4LK / ECW B35F new in June 1960, withdrawn in 1972 and scrapped 6 years later.
Photo taken 1971, Ipswich Road, Holbrook
93. 6568NG
Eastern Counties LC568, 6568NG, seen at Peterborough Garage, was a Bristol SC4LK with an Eastern Coachworks B35F body, and was one of ten new in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Garage
94. 7794NG
Eastern Counties LS794, 7794NG, Bristol MW5G / ECW C39F, new in March 1960, seen here newly painted in NBC dual purpose livery.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Surrey Street Bus Station, Norwich
95. 7794NG
Eastern Counties LS794, 7794NG, Bristol MW / ECW DP. Newly repainted to NBC livery, as is the RE behind, whilst the Lodekka and LH to the left are still in Tilling livery.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Surrey Street Garage, Norwich
96. 97TVX
Eastern Counties T67, 97TVX, Bristol FLF / ECW Driver Trainer. Formerly Eastern National 2717, new to EN December 1960, withdrawn by them in January 1978.
Photo taken April 1983, Ipswich
97. 4825VF
Eastern Counties LS799, 4825VF, Bristol MW / ECW coach, new in May 1961.
Photo taken March 1972, Ipswich
98. 4829VF
Eastern Counties Bristol MW6G/ECW C32F of 1961, LS803, 4829VF, seen in Wakefield bus station during an Ipswich Land Transport Society weekend trip "Up North". We'd actually set off in an RE but that only got as far as Stowmarket!
Photo taken Sunday 10 July 1966, Wakefield Bus Station
99. 6578NG
Eastern Counties LC578, registration 6578NG, numerically the last of a large fleet of Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F bodies that enterered service between 1955 and 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Lowestoft
100. 6578NG
Eastern Counties LC578, 6578NG, was the last of three Bristol SC4LKs with Eastern Coachworks B35F bodies new in March 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Lowestoft Station
101. 2932PW
Eastern Counties LFS32, 2932PW, Bristol FS5G / ECW H33/27RD body, new in February 1962, with illuminated offside advert.
Photo taken Monday 29 May 1972, Station Road, Manningtree
102. 3811PW
Eastern Counties LS811, 3811PW, Bristol MW6G / ECW C39F, new in June 1962.
Photo taken September 1972, Coach Stand, Great Yarmouth Jetty
103. 3815PW
Eastern Counties LS815, 3815PW, Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body, new in June 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
104. 43BNG
Eastern Counties, LFS43, 43BNG, a Bristol FS5G with ECW H33/27RD body, new in 1962
Photo taken Tuesday 18 August 1964, Surrey Street Bus Station, Norwich
105. 557BNG
Preserved Eastern Counties LFL57, 557BNG, Bristol FL6B with ECW H38/32R, new in December 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
106. 557BNG
Preserved Eastern Counties 30ft FL6G (originally FL6B) LFL57, 557BNG.
Photo taken Monday 24 March 2008, Ipswich Transport Museum
107. 557BNG
Preserved Eastern Counties LFL57, 557BNG, Bristol FL6G (originally FL6B) with ECW H37/33R, new in December 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 16 June 2012, East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
108. 8037PW
Eastern Counties LFS37, 8037PW, Bristol FS / ECW, new in 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 4 November 1972, Castle Meadow, Norwich
109. 821BNG
Eastern Counties LS821, 821BNG, Bristol MW coach / ECW, new in December 1962. An early repaint to white National coach livery with the short lived red underlined style of local fleetname.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Surrey Street Bus Station, Norwich
110. 46CNG
Eastern Counties, LFS46, 46CNG, a Bristol FS5G with ECW H33/27R body, new in May 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Lowestoft Station
111. 46CNG
Rear view of Eastern Counties LFS46, 46CNG, Bristol FS / ECW, new in May 1963. Most of EC's 120+ FSs and FLs had rear platform doors but a small batch had open platforms. This batch was withdrawn earlier than those with doors, soon after this photo was taken, and some, if not all, were cut down to breakdown tenders.
Photo taken March 1973, Castle Meadow, Norwich
112. 49CNG
Eastern Counties LFS49, 49CNG, Bristol FS5G with ECW body, new in 1963
Photo taken Thursday 10 June 1965, Great Yarmouth
113. 54CPW
Eastern Counties Bristol Lodekka FS5G/ECW LFS54, 54CPW, dates from 1963. After withdrawal it was converted to a caravan for family members but after the death of the owner in 2004, it passed to various dealers and preservationists and its future remains unclear.
Photo taken Sunday 10 August 2014, private site near Burnett, North Somerset
114. VFE959
Eastern Counties FLF431, VFE959, a Bristol FLF6B new in November 1963 to Lincolnshire as fleet number 2709 and transferred to Eastern Counties in 1973 as part of the VR/FLF swap.
Photo taken Saturday 14 August 1982, Drummer Street, Cambridge
115. AAH175B
Eastern Counties LFS75, AAH175B, was a Bristol FS5G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body new in January 1964 and was seen in the Bus Station at Peterborough.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Bus Station
116. AAH912B
Eastern Counties LM605, AAH912B, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1964
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Drummer Street, Cambridge
117. BNG881B
Eastern Counties LFS81, BNG881B, was a Bristol FS5G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Lowestoft Station
118. CPW614B
Eastern Counties LM614, CPW614B, Bristol MW / ECW.
Photo taken October 1972, Turret Lane, Ipswich
119. CVF294B
Eastern Counties LFS94, CVF294B, a 1964 Bristol FS5G with ECW H60RD body.
Photo taken Thursday 17 July 1980, Cambridge Station
120. CVF294B
Eastern Counties LFS94, CVF294B, seen in Colchester Bus Station, was a Bristol FS5G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
121. CFE231C
Eastern Counties FLF437, CFE231C, Bristol FLF / ECW. Ex-Lincolnshire, acquired indirectly as part of the SBG - NBC VR / FLF exchange of 1973.
Photo taken 1974, Peterborough
122. DVF118C
Eastern Counties LM618, DVF118C, seen in Colchester Bus Station was a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
123. FVF422C
Lincolnshire Road Car driver trainer FVF422C, a Bristol Lodekka FS5G built in 1965 with ECW bodywork. This had been new to Eastern Counties as LFS122.
Photo taken October 1982, Burton Road, Lincoln
124. FVF423C
Ex Eastern Counties LFS123, FVF423C, a Bristol FS5G with ECW H33/27RD body, new in November 1965, last reported a few years ago in Pitsea being used as a caravan.
Photo taken Saturday 9 October 2004, Little Wakering, Essex
125. GNG125C
1953 Eastern National KSW5G/L55RD 1407,VNO859, with Ipswich Transport Museum 1965 FS5G LFS125, GNG125C, now repainted NBC poppy red and which they hope to have on the road later this year
Photo taken Monday 24 March 2008, Ipswich Transport Museum
126. GNG125C
Believed to be Eastern Counties LFS126, GNG1256, a Bristol Lodekka FS5G with E.C.W. H33/27RD body, new in 1965, resting on the forecourt of ECOC's Ely depot.
Photo taken September 1969, ECOC Ely Depot
127. LWC665C
Ex-Eastern National FLF 2839, LWC665C, in service with Eastern Counties (427), later Top Deck.
Photo taken Sunday 31 October 1976, Regent Street, Cambridge
128. LWC666C
Eastern Counties FLF428, LWC666C, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F, new to Eastern National as 2840 in August 1965. Moved to Eastern Counties in October 1973 as part of the NBC / Scottish Bus Group swap of FLFs (to SBG) for VRs (to NBC). Five FLFs moved from EN to EC with five ex-Scottish VRs coming in the opposite direction (the swap wasn't straightforward!).
Photo taken April 1974, Castle Meadow, Norwich
129. GPW442D
Lesney Toys factory staff bus GPW442D, a Bristol FLF/ECW, formerly Eastern Counties FLF442 (a pretty logical fleetnumber!), taken on the roundabout outside the Anne Boleyn pub between Rochford and Southend Airport.
Photo taken September 1986, Southend Road/Sutton Road, Southend
130. GPW442D
Eastern Counties FLF442, GPW442D, a 1966 Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with ECW body.
Photo taken 1980, Peterborough
131. HPW448D
Eastern Counties FLF448, HPW448D, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork new in 1966.
Photo taken 1966, somewhere on the outskirts of Norwich
132. HPW450D
Originally using a fleet of ex London RTs, the Lesney Toys staff bus operations moved onto ex-Eastern Counties FLFs like HPW450D (the former FLF450), seen here passing Benfleet station en route to the Rochford factory.
Photo taken Tuesday 30 July 1985, Benfleet
133. JAH553D
Stagecoach Bristol Lodekka JAH553D, new to Eastern Counties in July 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2005, Marine Parade, Worthing
134. JAH553D
Unveiled in its original livery at the Centenary of the Wellingborough Omnibus Company, held in the town on 16th/17th March 2013 to commemorate 100 years of buses in Northamptonshire, Stagecoach United Counties 19953, JAH553D, is the former Eastern Counties FLF453, a 1966 Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork (with thanks to driver David Pike for his assistance).
Photo taken Sunday 17 March 2013, London Road, Wellingborough
135. JAH553D
A rear view of former Eastern Counties FLF453, JAH553D, unveiled in its original livery at the Centenary of the Wellingborough Omnibus Company. Note the cascading water from the rainwater gutter!
Photo taken Sunday 17 March 2013, London Road, Wellingborough
136. JPW454D
Another ex Eastern Counties bus in the Lesney fleet was the former FLF454, JPW454D, another 1966 built bus.
Photo taken September 1986, Southend Road/Sutton Road, Southend
137. JPW458D
Eastern Counties FLF 458, JPW458D, Bristol FLF / ECW carrying an all over advert for London & Manchester.
Photo taken March 1973, Eastern Counties Garage, Turret Lane, Ipswich
138. KAH464D
Eastern Counties FLF464, KAH464D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1966 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1982, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
139. KAH464D
Eastern Counties 464, KAH464D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body.
Photo taken Friday 1 July 1983, Cambridge
140. KAH468D
Eastern Counties Bristol fleet no FLF468, KAH468D, an FLF6G new in 1966
Photo taken 1981, Peterborough Bus Station
141. KNG471D
A third Lesney ex-Eastern Counties FLF to pass the photographer outside the Anne Boleyn pub was KNG471D, which you will by now have guessed was the former ECOC FLF471.
Photo taken September 1986, Southend Road/Sutton Road, Southend
142. KPW472D
An Eastern Counties Lodekka in Norwich looks like KPW472D which was fleet number FLF472, an FLF6G from 1966.
Photo taken June 1968, Norwich
143. KPW475D
Eastern Counties Bristol FLF 475, KPW475D an FLF6G new in 1966 and withdrawn later in 1982.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 January 1982, Norwich
144. KPW485E
Scottish Omnibus subsidiary, Baxter's of Airdrie, AA984V, KPW485E, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built 1967 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Falkirk Bus Station
145. KVF478E
When the exchange of S B G Bristol VRs for Lodekkas took place, for a short time, the English exchanged buses were operated in their original liveries. While this was barely noticeable with Western SMT, AA977 (KVF478E) from Eastern Counties was used in Edinburgh amongst Eastern Scottish green stablemates. Apart from the Eastern Scottish fleet number, livery changes have yet to be made.
Photo taken April 1973, St. Andrew Square Bus Station, Edinburgh
146. MAH492E
Eastern Counties FLF492, MAH492E, Bristol FLF6G / ECW H38/32F, new in June 1967, repainted to poppy red although destined for Central SMT later that year. Behind is an early Leyland National.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Castle Meadow, Norwich
147. NAH661F
Primrose Valley Coaches of Filey NAH661F, a Bedford VAM5 built in 1967 with ECW B41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1978, Primrose Valley depot near Filey
148. NAH661F
Eastern Counties received four Bedford VAM with ECW B41F bodywork in 1967. Given the rather apt designation SB661-664, NAH661F-NAH664F the first two were Bedford engined VAM5 with the latter two Leyland engined VAM14. The body was adapted from the MW design with amended windscreens to suit the front mounted engine and radiator.
Photo taken Aug 1973, Eastern Counties Depot/Bus Station, Great Yarmouth
149. NAH661F
Primrose Valley, Filey NAH661F a 1967 Bedford VAM5/ECW B41F originally Eastern Counties SB661.
Photo taken Saturday 23 July 1983, Filey Bus Station
150. NAH661F
A rear view of Primrose Valley NAH661F a 1967 Bedford VAM5/ECW B41F, originally Eastern Counties SB661
Photo taken Saturday 23 July 1983, Balk End, Plough Inn
151. PPW667F
Eastern Counties RL667, PPW667F, Bristol RELL / ECW, seen here when recently repainted to all red.
Photo taken Summer 1982, Ipswich
152. PPW845F
Eastern Counties CB845, PPW845F, Bedford VAM / Duple.
Photo taken September 1972, Great Yarmouth
153. RAH687F
Eastern Counties LH 687, RAH687F, Bristol LH / ECW with a Bristol RE behind.
Photo taken July 1972, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
154. HRN951G
Eastern Counties LL836, HRN951G, Leyland Leopard / Plaxton. One of a pair acquired from Ribble in 1979. On an FA Cup Semi Final excursion (which Ipswich lost!).
Photo taken April 1981, Ipswich
155. LFS280F
Eastern Counties VR307, LFS280F, Bristol VRLL / ECW. Ex Eastern Scottish, still in their livery. Destination box has been transposed 180 degrees.
Photo taken April 1973, Ipswich Garage
156. RAH680F
Two Eastern Counties Bristol RELL / ECW, on the left RL737, AAH737J and on the right RL680, RAH680F.
Photo taken May 1984, Ipswich
157. RAH680F
Eastern Counties RL680, RAH680F, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken May 1975, outside the ECOC Depot, Wilby Road, Stradbroke
158. XAH872H
Carters XAH872H, Bristol RELL / ECW, ex-Eastern Counties.
Photo taken Spring 1988, Ipswich
159. OCS579H
Eastern Counties VR317, OCS579H, Bristol VR / ECW H43/32F. Ex Western SMT, new to them in October 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 30 August 1973, Surrey Street Bus Station, Norwich
160. SVF894G
Eastern Counties RE894, SVF894G, Bristol RELH6G / ECW C47F, new in June 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 18 August 1973, Great Yarmouth
161. SVF898G
Eastern Counties RE898, SVF898G, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1969 with ECW C47F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Westwood, Scarborough
162. TNG366G
Eastern Counties VR366, TNG366G, a 1969 Bristol VRT/SL6G with ECW H39/31F bodywork in original 'Tilling' livery.
Photo taken April 1974, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
163. 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
164. UAH375G
Eastern Counties VR375, UAH375G, Bristol VR / ECW, seen a month after delivery.
Photo taken July 1969, Clacton Bus Station
165. WNG101H
Eastern Counties, LHS595, WNG101H, Bristol LHS / ECW, part of a diverted order from Luton Corporation, with red seats.
Photo taken October 1972, Hadleigh Market Place
166. 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
167. 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
168. NCK980J
Eastern Counties OT4, NCK980J, Bristol VR / ECW open top. Ex-Ribble, converted by ECOC, and seen here at Ipswich for Suffolk Show duties.
Photo taken May 1986, Ipswich
169. VVF702H
Eastern Counties LH702, VVF702H, a Bristol LH6P with E.C.W. B45F body, new in 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 11 July 1970, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
170. YAH875H
Eastern Counties RLE875, YAH875J, Bristol RELL6G / ECW DP50F, new in August 1970.
Photo taken October 1972, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
171. 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
172. 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
173. DAH391K
Eastern Counties VR391, DAH391K, a 1971 Bristol VRT/SL6G with ECW bodywork is seen in Cambus blue in Cambridge after ECOC lost the Cambridge area services during the NBC sell off.
Photo taken 1985, Cambridge
174. EPW514K
Eastern Counties RL514, EPW514K, Bristol RELL / ECW.
Photo taken May 1972, Turret Lane, Ipswich
175. OCK995K
Eastern Counties OT5, OCK995K, Bristol VR / ECW Open Top. Ex Ribble, converted to open top by ECOC and seen here in Ipswich for Suffolk Show duties.
Photo taken May 1986, Ipswich
176. 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
177. 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
178. EPW516K
Preserved Eastern Counties RL516, EPW516K, a Bristol RELL new in April 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Anstey Park, Alton
179. OCK998K
Eastern Counties VR 389, OCK998K, Bristol VRT / ECW H39/31F. Ex-Ribble, new to them in May 1972 as fleet number 1998.
Photo taken October 1985, Ipswich
180.
Early Eastern Counties Leyland National on tow.
Photo taken August 1973, Castle Meadow, Norwich
181. KPW405L
Eastern Counties VR405, KPW405L, a Bristol VRT/SL6G with ECW H39/31F body, new in March 1973, and the 1st VR at Ipswich in post NBC livery.
Photo taken January-April 1987, Woodbridge
182. 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
183. 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
184. 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
185. GCL348N
Eastern Counties RLE746, GCL348N, a Bristol RELH6L with ECW DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1976, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
186. 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
187. RAH127M
Eastern Counties VR127, RAH127M, Bristol VR / ECW H43/31F, new in March 1974.
Photo taken October 1984, Martlesham
188. 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
189. HWY727N
Eastern Counties LL786, HWY727N, Leyland Leopard / Alexander Y Type. New in April 1975 as West Riding 387 (DP49F), acquired by ECOC in 1985.
Photo taken September 1985, Princes Street, Ipswich
190. NAH135P
Eastern Counties VR172, NAH135P, Bristol VR / ECW H43/31F, new in 1975. VR172 has been preserved.
Photo taken September 1978, Great Yarmouth
191. OPW179P
Eastern Counties VR179, OPW179P, a Bristol VRTSL3/6LX built in 1976 with ECW H43/31F bodywork, on extended hire to United AS in 1977.
Photo taken May 1977, Middlesbrough Bus Station
192. ODL658R
Eastern Counties VR185, ODL658R, Bristol VRT/ECW H43/31F, new to Southern Vectis in May 1977, withdrawn by them in April 1991, then to Eastern Counties before being scrapped in early 1998.
Photo taken 1990s, Colchester Bus Station
193. PCL256W
Eastern Counties VR256, PCL256W, new in September 1980 and seen here in all over Radio Orwell livery on Sunday route 4.
Photo taken August 1987, Crown Street, Ipswich
194. PCL256W
Rear view of Eastern Counties VR256, PCL256W.
Photo taken April 1986, Colchester Bus Station
195. RAH258W
Eastern Counties VR258, RAH258W, Bristol VR / ECW H43/31F, new in November 1980.
Photo taken August 1988, High Street, Colchester
196. UVF625X
Eastern Counties LN625, UVF625X, Leyland National 2.
Photo taken October 1981, Castle Meadow, Norwich