SCT '61 Photo Index
Eastern National
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1. TW4055
2312, TW4055, Len's Charabanc in the 1920s, a Guy BK with London Lorries C25D body, new to National in June 1926, passing to Eastern National on its formation in 1930. It was withdrawn in 1934 and sold as a goods vehicle.
Photo taken 1920s
2. TW4055
Second view of 2312, TW4055, Len's Charabanc in the 1920s, a Guy BK with London Lorries C25D body, new to National in June 1926, passing to Eastern National on its formation in 1930. It was withdrawn in 1934.
Photo taken 1920s, Viaduct Road, Chelmsford
3. TW9347
Len driving 2354, TW9347, giving a mechanic a lift. It was a Leyland PLC1 with Beadle C26D body, new to National Omnibus in June 1927 and passing to Eastern National on its formation in 1930. It was withdrawn in September 1934 and sold the following year.
Photo taken 1920s
4. VW470
Norman Denny and another workmate at the National. The registration appears to be VW470, further details not known.
Photo taken Chelmsford
5. VW6010
Len Brown in front of Leyland Lion 2609, VW6010, a PLSC3 with Beadle B31R body, new to National in July 1928, passing to Eastern National on its formation in 1930. It had been withdrawn by September 1943, the body sold the following year and the chassis dismantled in 1945.
Photo taken 1920s
6. VW6010
A second view of Len Brown in front of Leyland Lion 2609 at the Rodney Public House. VW6010 was a PLSC3 with Beadle B31R body, new to National in July 1928, passing to Eastern National on its formation in 1930. It had been withdrawn by September 1943, the body sold the following year and the chassis dismantled in 1945.
Photo taken 1920s
7. VW6010
Len Brown with two workmates in front of a Colchester bus, Leyland Lion 2609, VW6010 which was a PLSC3 with Beadle B31R body, new to National in July 1928, passing to Eastern National on its formation in 1930. It had been withdrawn by September 1943, the body sold the following year and the chassis dismantled in 1945.
Photo taken Chelmsford
8. VW8822
Two of Len's workmates pose in front of brand new Leyland Titan 2847, VW8822, a TD1 with Leyland L24/24RO body, new to National in March 1929 and passing to Eastern National when it was formed the following year.
Photo taken 1929
9. VW8822
Len and a group of workmates pose in front of brand new Leyland Titan 2847, VW8822, a TD1 with Leyland L24/24RO body, new to National in March 1929 and passing to Eastern National when it was formed the following year.
Photo taken 1929
10. GJ2011
In the background Eastern National 1008, GJ2011, an AEC Regent built in 1930 and rebodied by ECW OT59R in 1945, ex-Brighton Hove & District in 1954 and in front, another open-topper, 1248, ANJ831, a pre-war Bristol GO5G, also ex-Brighton Hove & District - 1248 lasted in the ENOC fleet until 1959.
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
11. TM6315
Eastern National 2980, TM6315, a Leyland LT2 with a Strachan B32R body new in 1930. Possibly taken when new.
12. VX4108
VX4108, another second-hand Canvey and Benfleet AEC Regent with utility NCB body, origin unknown. Photographed after withdrawal in the yard at Fairfax Drive depot in April 1952, still in Canvey livery, but with fleet names painted over ready for disposal.
Photo taken April 1952, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
13. AEV764
Eastern National 3394, AEV764, a Dennis Lancet built ca 1932 with ECOC B32R bodywork, seen here posed for a publicity shot in Lowestoft prior to delivery.
Photo taken ca 1932, Lowestoft
14. AEV766
Eastern National Dennis Lancets lined up prior to delivery. This batch runs from 3394 (AEV764) to 3405 (AEV775) having ECOC B32R bodywork built ca 1932.
Photo taken ca 1932, ECOC Works, Lowestoft
15. GW6259
Eastern National open-topper 1157, GW6259, a 1932 AEC Regent, at the bus terminus in Jaywick Sands and acquired from Brighton Hove & District in 1950.
Photo taken early 1950s, Jaywick Sands
16. GW6259
Ex Brighton & Hove AEC, GW6259, acquired by Eastern National in 1950.
Photo taken early 1950s, Chalkwell Shelter, Southend
17. AEV794
Eastern National 3424, AEV794, a Leyland Tiger TS4 with ECOC C26F bodywork from 1933.
Photo taken ca. 1933, Lowestoft
18. AEV795
Eastern National 3425, AEV795, a Leyland Titan TD with standard lightweight 56-seater bodywork from ECOC which entered service in 1933.
Photo taken ca 1933, Lowestoft
19. JN4294
A slightly faded shot of Eastern National 1166, JN4294, an AEC Regent 5LW new to the Westcliff fleet in 1933/4 and rebodied by ECW in 1949, passing to Eastern National in 1955.
Photo taken EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
20. JN4745
Eastern National 1169, JN4745, an A.E.C. 661 Regent with a 1949 Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body was seen at Southend Victoria Station. The chassis was new to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1934 when it carried a Weymann body, being numbered into the new Eastern National scheme in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Southend Victoria Station forecourt
21. ANJ831
Eastern National 1248, ANJ831, one of four ex-Brighton & Hove Bristols acquired for sea front use in 1952/3 although this was the only one to be used at Southend.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Kursaal, Southend
22. ANJ831
Eastern National acquired four ex-Brighton & Hove Bristols for sea front use in 1952/3, but the only one of these to be used at Southend was ANJ831. It is seen here at the Kursaal on route 67 in June or July 1956. AEC GJ2011 is behind it on the 68.
Photo taken Summer 1956, Kursaal, Southend
23. ENO945
A line up of withdrawn Eastern National buses including what looks like on the right 250, ENO945, a Bristol JO5G with ECW B31R body, new in 1937 and recorded as withdrawn in 1957 and sold to dealer AMCC in June 1958. Behind are two pre-war Ks and two ex-BH&D open toppers.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
24. FEV181
Scottish Omnibuses HH1, FEV181, a Leyland TD5 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body seen in Dundas Street in Glasgow. It had been new in 1937 as Eastern National 3712 with a Brush L28/28R body, was rebodied with the Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body in 1949 and became United Counties 575 in May 1952. It was acquired by Lowland Motorways, Shettleston as number 33 in April 1957 and passed to Scottish Omnibuses in January 1958, initially as Z33 being renumbered HH1 later.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 April 1959, Parliamentary Road, Glasgow
25. FNO794
Eastern National 3721, FNO794, a Bristol JO5G with ECOC B31R body, new in 1937. It is seen with London Transport markings, temporaily transferred for a few months when ENOC's Grays services were taken over by LT in September 1951.
Photo taken 1951/2, Grays
26. FPU512
Eastern National 1257, FPU512, seen at Braintree was a Bristol K5G new in 1937 with an Eastern Coachworks L24/24R body and numbered 3732.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
27. FPU514
About to leave Holland Haven, Clacton is this Eastern National Bristol K5G 1258, FPU514, on service 107 to Walton. It was new to the company in 1937 when it was given fleet no. 3734, rebodied with an ECW 8 foot wide body in 1952 and given a PV2 radiator at the same time.
Photo taken Friday 2 September 1955, Holland Haven, Clacton
28. JN8567
Eastern National JN8567, a Bristol JO5G with Eastern Counties B35R body, new in 1937, seen here in Broadway Market, Southend about to leave on route 12 to Creeksea. JN8567 was new to Westcliff-on-Sea Motor Services and like the rest of the fleet, it passed to Eastern National in 1955, gaining the fleet number 248 and lasting until around 1958/9.
Photo taken 1953, Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
29. JN8571
Eastern National 1245, JN8571, seen at Clacton was a Bristol GO5G with an ECW O30/26R body new in 1937 to Westcliff-on-Sea MS.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton
30. JN8572
Eastern National 1246, JN8572, a 1937 Bristol GO5G new to Westcliff, converted to open-top.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
31. JN8572
Eastern National 1246, JN8572, a Bristol GO5G with an ECW O30/26R body new in 1937 to Westcliff-on-Sea MS is seen in Clacton.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton
32. AHJ401
Eastern National SD1263, AHJ401, a Bristol K5G with pre-war ECW body, originally in the Westcliff fleet.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Station, Southend
33. ANJ831
In the background Eastern National 1008, GJ2011, an AEC Regent built in 1930 and rebodied by ECW OT59R in 1945, ex-Brighton Hove & District in 1954 and in front, another open-topper, 1248, ANJ831, a pre-war Bristol GO5G, also ex-Brighton Hove & District - 1248 lasted in the ENOC fleet until 1959.
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
34. GN6200
Another Brighton & Hove AEC acquired by Eastern National in 1954 was GN6200, seen here at the 68 terminus at Hamstel Road on 10th August 1955.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 August 1955, Hamstel Road, Southend
35. GNO690
Eastern National prewar Bristol K/ECW GNO690 with Dickson's. It was new to ENOC in 1938, a Bristol K5G with ECW L24/24R body. It passed to United Counties in May 1952 and was withdrawn in November 1958 passing to Dicksons Luxury Coaches, Stoke Mandeville, in March 1959. It was withdrawn by them in 1963 and scrapped in 1966.
Photo taken c.1960, unknown location
36. GNO693
New in 1938 as Eastern National 3749, GNO693, this Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L26/24R body was reseated to L24/24R shortly after delivery. In 1952 it became United Counties 628 with the transfer of the Midland area services in May of that year. It returned to Eastern National, as 1016, in November 1955 and is seen here in Braintree.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
37. GPU432
Eastern National GPU432, a Bristol/ECW L5G new in 1938 with fleet number 3780, renumbered in 1954 to 275. It lasted with Eastern National until 1959.
Photo taken 1956, London Euston Square
38. AJN825
Ex-Westcliff pre-war K5G, AJN825 seen here just after return from repainting in January 2002. Following the near-terminal fire at Walton in December 1996, painstaking individual efforts by a group of First employees finally got her back on the road.
Photo taken January 2002
39. BHJ532
Eastern National 1272, BHJ532, a Bristol K5G with ECW L55R body, new in 1939 to Westcliff
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
40. HVW214
City Coach Company G3, HVW214, a 1939 Leyland TEC2 'Gnu' with Duple FC39C body. Numbered 119 by ENOC before being withdrawn in 1956.
Photo taken Felixstowe
41. GW6259
Transferred from Brighton, Hove & District in 1950 to Eastern National, a rear view of this AEC Regent on Service 112 to Jaywick Sands having arrived from Holland-on-Sea. 1157, GW6259 was bodied by ECW OT30/26R.
Photo taken Saturday 3 September 1955, Clacton Bus Station
42. JTW237
Eastern National 3882, JTW237, a Guy Arab I with Brush L27/28R body new in 1943 and carrying London Transport markings, temporaily transferred for a few months when ENOC's Grays services were taken over by LT in September 1951.
Photo taken 1951/2, Grays
43. JVW430
ENOC's famous 1943 Bristol K5G JVW430 (3885/1274/2201) carrying ECW's prototype postwar lowbridge body joined the Eastern National Preservation Group fleet in November 1988, having "escaped" from Stagecoach of Perth who acquired it in August 1988 from a Yorkshire dealer who had in turn acquired it from the liquidated PK Omnibus Co of Hunmanby.
Photo taken Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
44. JVW430
Preserved Eastern National 1943 Bristol K5G JVW430 (3885/1274/2201) carrying ECW's prototype postwar lowbridge body.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 2009, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
45. JVW430
Rear shot of preserved Eastern National 1943 Bristol K5G JVW430 (3885/1274/2201) carrying ECW's prototype postwar lowbridge body.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 2009, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
46. KNO442
Eastern National 1278, KNO442, a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1945 as number 3891 which was renumbered in July 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
47. BJN113
Eastern National SD1277, BJN113, a Bristol K5G with ECW L55R body, new to Westcliff in 1946, one of the very first post-war deliveries.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Station, Southend
48. DMR836
Seen in Colchester Bus Station was Eastern National 1051, DMR836, a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new to Wilts & Dorset in 1946 which was acquired in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
49. KNO601
Eastern National 3898, KNO601, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body, new in 1946. It is seen with London Transport markings, temporarily transferred for a few months when ENOC's Grays services were taken over by LT in September 1951.
Photo taken 1951/2, Grays
50. KNO610
A close encounter with Eastern National 284, KNO610, a Bristol L5G new in 1946 as fleet number 3907 but later renumbered. This B35R bus is waiting to take its holiday makers to St Osyth Beach.
Photo taken August 1956, Clacton Bus Station
51. LEV917
Eastern National 2102, LEV917, a Leyland Titan PD1/1 with Leyland/Alexander O33/26R body. It was new to the City Coach Company in 1946, passing to Westcliff and then Eastern National as the respective fleets were taken over.
Photo taken near Southend Pier
52. LEV917
Eastern National SD2102, LEV917, a Leyland Titan PD1/1 with Leyland/Alexander O33/26R body. Originally part of the City Coach fleet, passed to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1952 and then to Eastern National before conversion to open top in 1958.
Photo taken Canvey Island
53. LEV917
Eastern National SD2102, LEV917, a Leyland Titan PD1/1 with Leyland/Alexander O33/26R body. Originally part of the City Coach fleet, it passed to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1952 and then to Eastern National before conversion to open top in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
54. LEV917
Eastern National 1112, LEV917, a Leyland Titan PD1/1 with Leyland/Alexander O33/26R body. Originally part of the City Coach fleet, it passed to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1952 and then to Eastern National before conversion to open top in 1958. Later numbered 2102.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
55. LEV917
Eastern National 1112, LEV917, a Leyland Titan PD1/1 with Leyland/Alexander O33/26R body.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, East Beach, Shoeburyness
56. LEV918
Eastern National SD1113, LEV918, a Leyland Titan PD1/1 with Leyland/Alexander O33/26R body. Originally City Coach LD2, it passed to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1952 and then to Eastern National before conversion to open top in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1964, Western Esplanade, Southend
57. LEV918
Eastern National 1113, LEV918, a Leyland Titan PD1/1 with Leyland/Alexander O33/26R body. Originally City Coach LD2, it passed to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1952 and then to Eastern National before conversion to open top in 1958. Later renumbered as 2103.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
58. LEV920
Eastern National 1111, LEV920, a Leyland PD1/1 with Beadle L52R body, new to City Coach Co in 1946, then to Westcliff, then to ENOC. LEV920 was later converted to open-top.
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
59. LEV920
On the duty which fell to most open toppers each year, Eastern National 1111, LEV920, with Beadle body, waits outside the Great Eastern Hotel in Liverpool Street to pick up a party for the 1962 Derby.
Photo taken 1962, Liverpool Street, London
60. LHK413
Eastern National BS123, LHK413, a Leyland PS1 with Duple C35F body, new in 1946 to City Coach Co.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
61. LHK414
Eastern National 124, LHK414, and probably 123, LHK413, a pair of Leyland PS1s with Duple C35F body, new in 1946 to City Coach Co.
Photo taken April 1960, Colchester
62. LHK415
LHK415, was a Leyland PS1 with a Duple C35F body new as City Coach Company, Brentwood LS4 in 1946, passing to Westcliff-on-Sea in February 1952 where it was renumbered 126 in July 1954. It became Eastern National 126 in 1954 and is seen in Braintree.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Victoria Street, Braintree
63. CHJ251
Eastern National 1287, CHJ251, seen in Colchester Bus Station was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body which had been new to Westcliff in 1947.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
64. EAM612
Eastern National SD1055, EAM612, an ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body, seen here looking very shiny shortly after entering service with ENOC. New to Wilts and Dorset in 1947 as number 269, it was bought by Eastern National in 1963, later renumbered to 2207 in August 1964.
Photo taken June 1963, Victoria Circus, Southend
65. EAM612
Eastern National SD2207, EAM612, an ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
66. EAM612
Eastern National SD2207, EAM612, an ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
67. LEV917
Eastern National 2102, LEV917, a Leyland PD1 with an Alexander H30/26R body had been new in 1947 to City, Brentwood and was seen on the H.C.V.C. Rally in its later open-top form.
Photo taken Sunday 2 May 1971
68. LEV919
Eastern National SD1110, LEV919, a Leyland Titan PD1/1 with Beadle O33/26R body. Originally City Coach LD3, it passed to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1952 and then to Eastern National before conversion to open top in 1959. Later renumbered 2100.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1964, Western Esplanade, Southend
69. LEV919
Eastern National 1110, LEV919, a Leyland Titan PD1/1 with Beadle O33/26R body. Originally City Coach LD3, it passed to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1952 and then to Eastern National before conversion to open top in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Kursaal, Southend
70. LPU616
Eastern National 3925/187, LPU616, one of a batch of six Bedford OBs with Beadle B30F bodies, new in 1947. It was withdrawn in 1958.
Photo taken outside Prittlewell Garage, Southend
71. LPU616
New in 1947 as Eastern National 3926, LPU616 was the second of a batch of six Bedford OBs with Beadle B30F bodies. It was renumbered to 187 in July 1954 and, after withdrawal, passed to A.M.C.C. Limited (dlr), London E15 in 11/59 and to the yard at Southend in 3/60. It is seen here in Ingrave Road, Brentwood.
Photo taken Saturday 14 February 1959, Ingrave Road, Brentwood
72. LPU685
Eastern National 128, LPU685, seen at Braintree was a Duple C35F bodied Leyland PS1 which Westcliff had acquired in 1952 from City Coach Company to whom it had been new in 1947 carrying fleet number LS6. Control of Westcliff passed to Eastern National in 1952 as compensation for the loss of half its area with the transfer of the midland area services to United Counties. It was transferred to Eastern National in 1955 when the subsidiary companies were wound up.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
73. MNO194
Eastern National 1116, MNO194, seen at Braintree was new in 1947 and was a Leyland PD1 with a Leyland L27/26R body. It was new as Hicks Brothers 82, but control of Hicks had passed to Eastern National in 1950 after Hicks sold out to the British Transport Commission and it was renumbered 1116 in the 1954 renumbering. In 1955 Hicks Brothers was wound up and the vehicles transferred to the main fleet. In 1961 it was rebuilt to PO33/26R and again renumbered, to 2104, in August 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
74. MPU24
Eastern National SD1300, MPU24, a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1947.
Photo taken early 1960s, Victoria Circus, Southend
75. MPU24
Eastern National SD2228, MPU24, a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body, with an improvised route indicator
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
76. MPU24
Eastern National SD2228, MPU24, a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body. Originally numbered 1300.
Photo taken Saturday 3 April 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
77. MPU36
An official ECW shot of Eastern National 3975, MPU36, a Leyland PD1A with ECW L53R body. This was one of the ENOC vehicles that were transferred to United Counties in 1952, becoming their fleet number 583.
Photo taken Wednesday 27 August 1947
78. MPU37
New as Eastern National 3976, MPU37 was transferred to United Counties as number 584 in May 1952. It passed to Cumberland as number 207 in April 1959, being one of twelve such buses acquired that year, It was a Leyland PD1 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body new in September 1947. It was renumbered to 301 in December 1961 and withdrawn in 1964 passing to Swift (dealer), Stairfoot for scrap in November.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven Bus Station
79. MPU39
Cumberland 209, MPU39, was new as Eastern National 3978, and was transferred to United Counties as number 586 in May 1952. It passed to Cumberland as number 209 in April 1959, being one of twelve such buses acquired that year, It was a Leyland PD1 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body new in September 1947. It was renumbered to 303 in December 1961 and withdrawn in 1963 passing to F. Cowley (dealer), Salford in April 1964 and then to Manchester Corporation Direct Works Department number 45/003 in December. It passed to a dealer in May 1967.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Whitehaven Bus Station
80. MPU48
New in 1947 as Eastern National 3987, Leyland PD1 MPU48 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/26R body, was renumbered 1115 in July 1954 as seen here in Braintree.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
81. MPU52
Preserved Eastern National MPU52, a Leyland PD1A with ECW L27/26R body, new in 1947 and now preserved at the Castle Point Museum.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
82. MPU52
One of Eastern National's batch of ECW-bodied Leyland PD1As, CY1121, MPU52, seen at Benfleet Station (with Canvey in the background).
Photo taken Benfleet Station
83. MPU53
MPU53, Cumberland 217, had been new as Eastern National 3992 and was transferred to United Counties as number 594 in May 1952. It passed to Cumberland as number 217 in April 1959, being the last of twelve such buses acquired that year.
Photo taken Thursday 30 July 1959, Workington
84. MPUXX
One of the Vange-allocated vehicles, one of the MPU-registered L5G/DP31R batch in the aptly named Wash Road, Laindon during February 1959
Photo taken 1959, Wash Road, Laindon
85. LEV917
Eastern National 1112, later 2102, LEV917, one of the two ex-City Leylands with Alexander bodies, turns from the seafront into Chalkwell Avenue on a 68 for Thames Drive.
Photo taken c.1960, Western Esplanade, Southend
86. MPU21
Eastern National 1296, MPU21, a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1948 as number 3960 which was renumbered in July 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
87. NNO101
Bristol K5G NNO101 was delivered straight to London Transport in October 1948, one of a large number of Tilling group K types diverted to alleviate post War vehicle shortages in the capital. It worked from Camberwell (Q) garage until November 1949, when it was released to Eastern National.
Photo taken Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury
88. NNO94
Eastern National 2231, NNO94, was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body, new in November 1948.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Hadleigh Depot
89. NVX308
Eastern National 1128, NVX308, a Leyland Titan PD1A with Beadle O33/26R body, new to City Coach in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Kursaal, Southend
90. NVX308
Eastern National Beadle bodied open-topper 2108, originally 1128, NVX308.
Photo taken c.1964/5, Thames Drive, Leigh-on-Sea
91. NVX527
Eastern National BD165, NVX527, a Beadle/Bedford semi-chassisless new in 1948
Photo taken c. 1960, Brentwood Depot
92. CJN323
Eastern National 1308, CJN323, a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1949 to Westcliff-on-Sea. Renumbered in 1964 as 2236.
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
93. DHJ610
Eastern National 1325, DHJ610, a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1949 to Westcliff-on-Sea.
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
94. DHJ612
DHJ612, 1326/2254, a Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body, originally in the Westcliff-on-Sea fleet was bought from ENOC in 1966 by Carl Rogers' father who with some friends, all employees at ENOC Hadleigh Depot, converted the bus and toured Europe, "Cliff Richards Summer Holiday Style", the following year with a lot of publicity from local and national papers.
Photo taken May 1967, Spain
95. NVX175
Eastern National 1220, NVX175, a Daimler CVD6 with Roberts L53R body, originally in the City Coach fleet.
Photo taken London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
96. NVX176
Eastern National 1221, NVX176, a Daimler CVD6 with Roberts L53R body, originally in the City Coach fleet.
Photo taken London Wood Green Depot
97. NVX176
A great photo, taken in the June sunshine, of Eastern National SD1221, NVX176, a Daimler CVD6 with Roberts L27/26R body, one of a batch of six new to City Coach in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 14 June 1959, Victoria Station, Southend
98. NVX302
Eastern National 1122, NVX302, a Leyland PD1A with Roberts L53R body, new to City Coach Co in 1948, then to Westcliff, then to ENOC.
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
99. NVX303
Eastern National 1123, NVX303, a Leyland PD1A with Roberts L53R body new to City Coach as their LD6 and first registered on 1st January 1949.
Photo taken 1959/60, Brentwood Garage Yard
100. NVX308
Eastern National SD2108, NVX308, Leyland Titan PD1A with Beadle O33/26R body, new to City Coach in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1965, Shoebury Common, Southend
101. NVX309
Eastern National 1129, NVX309, a Leyland PD1A with Beadle body, new to City Coach in 1949 as their LD12. Later renumbered 2109.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
102. NVX309
Eastern National 1129, NVX309, a Leyland PD1A with Beadle body, new to City Coach in 1949 as their LD12. Later renumbered 2109.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Kursaal, Southend
103. NVX310
Seen in Clacton on the service to Jaywick Sands, Eastern National 1130, NVX310, was a Leyland PD1A which had been new in 1949 as City, Brentwood LD13 with a Beadle L26/26R body. It passed to Westcliff and then to Eastern National who rebuilt it to O33/26R in December 1958.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton
104. NVX311
Eastern National 2111, NVX311, a Leyland PD1 with a Beadle L26/26R body was new in 1949 as City Coach Company LD14, acquired by Westcliff/Eastern National in 1952 and renumbered 1131 in 1954. It was rebuilt to PO33/26R in 1958 and again renumbered to 2111 in August 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 13 September 1964, Western Esplanade, Southend
105. NVX311
Eastern National 1131, NVX311, a Leyland PD1 with a Beadle L26/26R body was new in 1949 as City Coach Company LD14, acquired by Westcliff/Eastern National in 1952 and renumbered 1131 in 1954. It was rebuilt to PO33/26R in 1958 and again renumbered to 2111 in August 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Kursaal, Southend
106. NVX313
Eastern National 1132, NVX313, was a Leyland PD1A with a Beadle L27/26R body which had been new in February 1949 as City Coach Company, Brentwood LD16 and which passed to Westcliff-on-Sea in February 1952 retaining the fleet number LD16 before being renumbered 1132 in July 1954, and passing to Eastern National in January 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 14 February 1959, Chelmsford Bus Station
107. NVX530
NVX530 was a Beadle-Bedford new in 1949 as Eastern National 4016. It had a Beadle B35R body and was fitted with a Gardner 4LK engine in 1951 or 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 14 February 1959, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford
108. OEV411
Eastern National 217, OEV411, was a Seddon Mark 4 with Plaxton B31F body new as City Coach Company, Brentwood S4 in August 1949. It passed to Westcliff-on-Sea Motor Services as number 217 in February 1952 and to Eastern National in January 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 14 February 1959, Ingrave Road, Brentwood
109. ONO44
Eastern National 305, ONO44, a Bristol L5G with ECW B35R body, on service 36 to South Woodham, a 1959/60 shot at the then attractive and spacious Chelmsford Bus Station.
Photo taken c.1959/60, Chelmsford Bus Station
110. ONO49
Seen outside home - the Castle Point Transport Museum - in 1996 is ONO49 (309/1107), a Bristol L from 1949 now preserved by the Eastern National Preservation Group.
Photo taken Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
111. ONO49
Former ENOC Bristol L5G ONO49 (309/1107) in its days with Seddon building contractors, based in Bolton.
112. ONO59
ONO59 started life with Eastern National in 1949, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, numbered 4038/1327/2255. It was withdrawn in 1966 and passed to a group of students who converted it into a mobile caravan.
Photo taken 1966/7, outside Elm Hotel, Leigh-on-Sea
113. ONO59
Another view of ex ENOC Bristol K ONO59 and alongside ex-Colchester Corporation Daimler CVD6 OHK432 with Roberts H56R body, both new in 1949 and both preserved at the LVVS, seen at their open day in November 2002.
Photo taken Sunday 3 November 2002, LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
114. ONO59
Preserved ex-ENOC Bristol K ONO59.
Photo taken Sunday 4 November 2012, LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
115. ONO59
Restoration of former ENOC ONO59 is well under way and it should be on the road again in 2018 in Eastern National livery. New in 1949, it is a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body,
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 2017, LVVS Lincoln
116. ONO59
Seen in Kirby Cross is this 1949 Eastern National Bristol K5G ONO59 before is became famous.
Photo taken Monday 27 July 1959, Halstead Road, Kirby Cross nr Frinton-on-Sea
117. ONO59
This photo shows the progress being made on 1949 Eastern National Bristol K ONO59 at the LVVS museum.
Photo taken Saturday 31 March 2018, Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum
118. ONO59
Eastern National Bristol K5G ONO59 seen here in November 2018 on its first public carrying duties since 1966 after several years being restored at the LVVS.
Photo taken Sunday 4 November 2018, Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
119. ONO59
Fully preserved ex-Eastern National Bristol ONO59, back at the pub where it started its world tour in the late 1960s.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 August 2019, The Elms, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea
120. OVW756
Eastern National 1191, OVW756, seen at Braintree was a Guy Arab III with a Strachan L27/28R which had been new in 1949 as Hicks Brothers 90.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
121.
A pair of believed to be former Eastern National Bristol Ls, latterly having been used for staff transport by contractor Clugston of Scunthorpe. In the foreground is an L6B while in the background is a former Tillings LL6G.
Photo taken Late Summer 1969, Jackson's Yard, Fitzwilliam Street
122. DHJ610
Eastern National SD 1325, DHJ610, a Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body, originally part of the Westcliff-on-Sea fleet. Later renumbered 2253.
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
123. DJN554
Eastern National BN2300, DJN554, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, originally delivered in 1950 to Westcliff-on-Sea
Photo taken October 1965, Basildon Bus Station
124. DJN557
Eastern National 2302, DJN557, was a Bristol KS5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in September 1950 to Westcliff on Sea, later becoming Eastern National 1345 before being renumbered in 1964.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Hadleigh Depot
125. DJN559
Eastern National SD1347, DJN559, a Bristol KS6B with ECW L27/28R body, originally delivered in 1950 to Westcliff-on-Sea. Later renumbered 2304.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
126. DJN559
Eastern National SD2304, DJN559, a Bristol KS6B with ECW L27/28R body, originally delivered in 1950 to Westcliff-on-Sea. Originally numbered 1347.
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Bradley Street, Southend
127. EBD240
Eastern National DT009, EBD240, was a Bristol L6B with an Eastern Coachworks FC31F body which had been acquired from United Counties 343 earlier in 1958. New in 1950 it is seen in Sutherland Street, near Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Sutherland Street, near London Victoria Coach Station
128. ONO66
Eastern National 1334, ONO66, a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1950 as number 4045 which was renumbered in July 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
129. ONO76
Eastern National CR1340, ONO76, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken April 1960, Colchester Bus Station
130. ONO78
Rear view of Eastern National 2269, ONO78, a Bristol K5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950, and showing a typically informative ENOC destination on the rear blinds
Photo taken August 1965, Basildon Bus Station
131. ONO991
Eastern National 1114, ONO991, a Bristol L5G with an Eastern Coachworks B35R body had been new in 1950 as number 4077. It was renumbered to 316 in July 1954 and then to 1114 in August 1964. It passed to Twell (dealer), Ingham in October 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 13 September 1964, Southend Victoria Circus
132. PTW106
Eastern National BD327, PTW106, a Bristol L6B with ECW FC31F body, new in 1950 (as 4102). It was withdrawn in 1963.
Photo taken Cenotaph, London Whitehall
133. PTW110
Preserved Eastern National PTW110, a Bristol L6B with ECW FC31F body, new in 1950, the first time on the road for 35 years.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
134. PTW110
Three old ladies seen at Waterside Farm, ex-Eastern National 328, PTW110, and 392, OWC182D alongside ex-Moores 373WPU.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 2017, Waterside Farm, Canvey Island
135. PTW623
Eastern National 222, PTW623, a Maudslay Marathon III with Duple FC33F body, new in 1950 with fleet number 4108.
Photo taken 1959/60, Central London?
136. PTW625
Eastern National 1194, PTW625, was a Guy Arab III with a Strachan L27/28R body which had been number 4110 when new in 1950. It was one of three vehicles ordered by Hicks Brothers before the sale of their business to the British Transport Commission and was delivered in Eastern National livery with Hicks fleetnames and licensed to Hicks.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
137. RPU523
Eastern National BN2305, RPU523, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken September 1966, Basildon Depot
138. DJN560
Eastern National 2307, DJN560, was a Bristol KSW6B new in 1951 with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body as number 1350. It became 2307 in the August 1964 renumbering.
Photo taken Sunday 13 September 1964, Southend Victoria Circus
139. EJN627
Eastern National SD1361, EJN627, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new to Westcliff-on-Sea in 1951
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
140. ONO49
This photograph shows the difference between the 7ft 6in and 8ft wide bodies built by ECW on Bristol L type chassis. Eastern National 1124, RHK131, in fact is a 7ft 6in wide Bristol LL5G chassis with an 8ft wide ECW body while 1107, ONO49, is a Bristol L5G.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Prittlewell Garage, Southend
141. RHK129
Eastern National CR1123, RHK129, a Bristol LL5G with ECW B39R body, new in 1951, seen on hire on a grey December day to the Royal Mail for Christmas parcel deliveries in Southend. Originally numbered 335.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 December 1964, Southend
142. RHK129
Eastern National CR1123, RHK129, on hire to the Royal Mail for Christmas parcel deliveries in Southend.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 December 1964, Southend
143. RHK131
This photograph shows the difference between the 7ft 6in and 8ft wide bodies built by ECW on Bristol L type chassis. Eastern National 1124, RHK131, in fact is a 7ft 6in wide Bristol LL5G chassis with an 8ft wide ECW body while 1107, ONO49, is a Bristol L5G.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Prittlewell Garage, Southend
144. SEV814
SEV814, a Leyland PSU1/15 with a Thurgood 41 seat coach was new to Rose Brothers of Chelmsford in 1951. When Rose Brothers were purchased by Eastern National in 1958 it was transferred to their fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 4 March 1962, near New Road Garage, Tollesbury
145. SEV814
Eastern National 015, SEV814, ex Rose Bros., Chelmsford in June 1958, was a Thurgood C41F bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger new in 1951 and is seen at Ascot a month later still carrying Rose's livery of primrose with black mudguards and roof as well as its Rose fleet number 3
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
146. SEV814
Eastern National, Chelmsford 015, SEV814, seen at Ascot, was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Thurgood C41F body which had been new in 1951 to Rose Bros., Chelmsford and which was acquired by Eastern National in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 1959, Ascot
147. SHK517
Eastern National 1130, SHK517, a Bristol LWL5G with ECW B39R body, new in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
148. TNO689
Eastern National 2335, TNO689, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1951.
Photo taken April 1968, Basildon Depot
149. EJN637
A pair of Eastern National LS6G coaches, on the left 320, 613JPU, new in 1957 and on the right 301, EJN637, new in 1952 to Westcliff-on-Sea, showing the two styles of ECW bodywork for the LS.
Photo taken Brentwood Depot
150. EJN638
Former Eastern National coach 302, EJN638, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C39F body, new to Westcliff in 1952
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1979, Cardiff
151. EJN638
Eastern National 362, EJN638, an Eastern Coachworks C39F bodied Bristol LS6G new in 1952 seen at Ascot. John failed to photograph the far more interesting coach behind.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
152. FJN156
Eastern National HH1386, FJN156, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L55R body, which entered service in 1952 with Westcliff-on-Sea
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
153. FJN158
Eastern National 2349, FJN158, was a Bristol KSW5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1952 to Westcliff on Sea, later becoming Eastern National 1392 before being renumbered in 1964.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Hadleigh Depot
154. FJN164
Eastern National 369, FJN164, was an E.C.W. C39F bodied Bristol LS6G new in 1952 to Westcliff-on-Sea and is seen alongside sister vehicle FJN165 at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
155. FJN201
Eastern National BD1135, FJN201, one of the six 1952 Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Leyland L27/26R bodies ordered by City Coach but delivered after they were taken over by Westcliff (which is why they had Southend registrations) and in turn absorbed into the Eastern National fleet in 1955.
Photo taken London Wood Green Depot
156. FJN202
Eastern National BD1137, FJN202, a Leyland PD2/12 with Leyland L27/26R body from 1952 with a LT trolleybus in the background.
Photo taken London Wood Green
157. FJN202
City Coach Company Leyland PD, LD21, FJN202, in City livery as delivered to WMS. Numbered 1137/2117 by EN and after withdrawal operated by Smaller of Barton-on-Humber and Alexander of Sheffield and Arbroath before finally being scrapped in 1969.
Photo taken Tyler's Avenue, Southend
158. FJN202
Eastern National BE2117, FJN202, a Leyland PD2/12 with Leyland L27/26R body from 1952, originally in the Westcliff-on-Sea fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Braintree Bus Park
159. FJN203
Eastern National HH2114, FJN203, a Leyland PD2/12 with Leyland L27/26R body from 1952, originally in the Westcliff-on-Sea fleet.
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Lifstans Way/Woodgrange Drive, Southend
160. FJN203
Eastern National HH2114, FJN203, rear view.
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Lifstans Way/Woodgrange Drive, Southend
161. FJN203
Eastern National BD1134, FJN203, a Leyland PD2/12 with Leyland L27/26R body from 1952, ordered by City Coach and delivered to Westcliff-on-Sea.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Tylers Avenue, Southend
162. FJN204
Eastern National 1136, FJN204, a Leyland PD2/12 with a Leyland L27/26R body seen at Chelmsford Bus Station had been new in 1952 to Westcliff-on-Sea, but had been delivered after the takeover of City Coach Company as LD23 in City livery.
Photo taken Saturday 28 January 1961, Chelmsford Bus Station
163. FJN204
Super Coaches, Upminster 535, FJN204, was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Leyland L27/26R body which had been new in 1952 to Westcliff-on-Sea, but had been delivered as LD23 in City livery, after the takeover of City Coach Company.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Upminster Road, Hornchurch
164. FJN205
Eastern National Leyland PD2/12 1139, FJN205
Photo taken London Wood Green Depot
165. FJN205
Eastern National SD1139, FJN205, a Leyland PD2/12 with Leyland L27/26R body from 1952, originally ordered by City Coach and delivered to Westcliff.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 April 1964, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
166. FJN205
Another view of Eastern National 2119, FJN205, a Leyland PD2/12 with Leyland L27/26R body from 1952, originally in the Westcliff-on-Sea fleet
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Prittlewell Garage, Southend
167. FJN206
City Coach Company Leyland PD2/12, LD25, FJN206, later ENOC 1138 and 2118. Then operated by Super of Upminster and PVS before being scrapped in 1970.
Photo taken High Street, Wickford
168. FJN208
Eastern National 137, FJN208, a Leyland PSU1/13 with Burlingham C39C body, was one of a batch ordered by City Coach Co but by the time they were delivered in 1952, they had been absorbed by Westcliff, hence the Southend registration.
Photo taken c. 1962/3, Victoria Station, Southend
169. FJN209
Eastern National 138, FJN209, was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Burlingham Seagull C39C body new in June 1952 to Westcliff-on-Sea (but ordered by City Coach Co) and was seen at Hampton Court Station car park.
Photo taken Sunday 29 June 1958, Hampton Court Station Car Park
170. MXB740
Eastern National 201, MXB740, a Bristol LL6G with ECW FC35F body from 1952, ex Tillings Transport in 1963, seen on hire to the Royal Mail for Christmas parcel deliveries in Southend.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 December 1964, Liftans Way/Greenways, Southend
171. MXB741
MXB741, a Bristol LL6G with ECW FC35F body originally with Tilling (for American Express tours), transferred to Eastern National in 1963 where it was numbered 042, then 202 before being withdrawn in 1965.
172. MXB744
Eastern National BD205, MXB744, a Bristol LL6G with ECW FC35F body from 1952, ex Tillings Transport in 1961/2. Based in the Brentwood depot, on hire to the Royal Mail for Christmas parcel deliveries in Southend.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 December 1964, Shakespeare Drive/Fairfax Drive, Southend
173. TTW571
Vange-allocated Eastern National 352, TTW571, LWL5G/B39R in an unrecognisable Uppermayne in 1959 (it was transferred in to Basildon in July).
Photo taken 1959, Uppermayne, Basildon
174. TTW575
Originally 4171 this 1952 Bristol LWL5G had become DT356 when photographed. TTW575, B39R was on a local service when seen in Harwich.
Photo taken Monday 23 May 1960, Town Hall, Harwich
175. UEV830
Eastern National 2351, UEV830, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1952.
Photo taken August 1966, Basildon Depot
176. UEV838
Eastern National BN2347, UEV838, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1952.
Photo taken May 1965, Basildon Depot
177. VNO865
Eastern National 1952 KSW5G 2370, VNO865, was Clacton's training bus; it was used for training from 9.00 am onwards but had to be back in Clacton bus station by 3.00 pm for schools. With four trainees each taking a turn and an hour for lunch, our driving was a bit limited!
Photo taken July 1969, Flag Inn, Wivenhoe, Essex
178. WNO474
Eastern National 2378, WNO474, converted for use as a tree lopper parked in the bus station at Chelmsford. Bristol RE single decker 1534, MHK916J, stands behind it on a 53 for Colchester.
Photo taken Chelmsford Bus Station
179. EJN640
Former Eastern National 304 and originally with Westcliff-on-Sea, EJN640, was a Bristol LS6G built 1952/3 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough
180. FJN160
Eastern National 2361, FJN160, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1953 and originally in the Westcliff fleet.
Photo taken July 1970, Basildon Depot
181. FJN162
Eastern National 378, FJN162, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B41D body new to Westcliff in 1953. Seen here on route 251 but later used on the coach/air service.
Photo taken London Wood Green Depot
182. FJN163
Eastern National 379, FJN163, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B41D body. It was one of a pair new in 1953 to Westcliff and in this picture it still has the Westcliff-on-Sea fleetname but it has gained the Eastern National fleet number.
Photo taken Tylers Avenue, Southend
183. FJN165
Former Westcliff-on-Sea and Eastern National LS6G coach FJN165 with ECW C39F body, new in 1953, seen here in use as a contractor's vehicle in Frome with a Redland logo on the front.
Photo taken Frome
184. FJN169
Eastern National LS6G coach BN376, FJN169, originally with Westcliff-on-Sea, new in 1953.
Photo taken London Euston Coach Terminal
185. UEV845
Eastern National 367, UEV845, was an Eastern Coachworks C39F bodied Bristol LS5G new in 1953 as 4198, being renumbered in July 1954, and is seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
186. VNO856
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
187. VNO857
Eastern National SD2359, VNO857, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
188. VNO857
Eastern National SD2359, VNO857, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1953 as fleet number 4187, then 1402, then 2359. It was withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken early 1970's, outside EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
189. VNO858
Eastern National KSW 1406, later 2363, VNO858, on service P to Bishop’s Stortford and alongside LS coach FJN166, 371, later 311, possibly on a WG plate.
Photo taken Friday 26 July 1957, Walton Depot
190. VNO859
A second view of NTW942C alongside preserved KSW VNO859
Photo taken Southend
191. VNO859
Preserved ENOC KSW5G VNO859. This was delivered in 1953 with an ECW L27/28RD body, one of only three KSWs in the fleet with rear doors. Originally numbered 4189, the following year renumbered as 1407 - the number it carries in preservation - and finally in August 1964 renumbered as 2364. It was withdrawn by ENOC in 1970.
Photo taken Saturday 24 February 2001, Severals Business Park, Colchester
192. VNO859
Preserved ENOC KSW VNO859, a second view.
Photo taken Saturday 24 February 2001, adjacent to the Electric Palace Cinema, Harwich
193. VNO859
Preserved ENOC KSW VNO859, a third view.
Photo taken Saturday 24 February 2001, adjacent to the Electric Palace Cinema, Harwich
194. VNO859
Preserved Eastern National KSW, VNO859.
Photo taken Sunday 6 June 2004, Southend
195. VNO859
A lovely pair of Bristols - KSW5G ECW of course- from Eastern National delivered in 1953 which went through major renumbering in 1954 & 1964. VNO859 (4189, then 1407 as seen here, then 2364) is one of a trio with platform doors and staggered seats upstairs, intended for the Braintree (BE) to London service (322 )inherited from Hicks Brothers. It will soon reach its 40th year in continuous preservation.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 2013, Wormingford, deepest Essex
196. VNO860
Rear view of Eastern National 2365, VNO860, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28RD body, new in 1953 and one of only three Bristol Ks that had rear doors fitted
Photo taken March 1968
197. VNO861
Eastern National HH2366, VNO861, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1953.
198. VNO865
Eastern National KSW5G 2370, VNO865, at Wivenhoe Flag Inn on training duties, not for staff refreshments. Incidentally EN's Chief Driving Instructor was also our official Test Examiner.
Photo taken July 1969, Flag Inn, Wivenhoe
199. VNO865
Canham's Whittlesey ex Eastern National KSW5G, VNO865, in the Horsefair, Wisbech, probably on the service to March taken over fron Bluebell in 1971.
Photo taken Saturday 3 November 1973, Horsefair, Wisbech
200. VVX369
Eastern National 382, VVX369, an E.C.W. C39F bodied Bristol LS5G seen at Ascot was new in 1953 as 4232 being renumbered the following year.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
201. WNO474
Eastern National 2378, WNO474, a Bristol KSW5G, new to Westcliff in 1953 and converted during winter 1965/6 to open top (O33/28R).
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 1967, Western Esplanade, Southend
202. WNO475
Former ENOC open topper 2379, WNO475, seen here with Prins Classic Transport of Holland. It was new in 1953 to Westcliff-on-Sea, passed to Eastern National in 1955, was converted to open-top in the mid 1960s.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 October 2002, Holland
203. WNO478
Preserved ENOC open-topper WNO478, carrying its final fleet number, 2380.
Photo taken Canvey Island
204. WNO478
Eastern National SD1423, WNO478, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW L27/28R body. Delivered in 1953, originally part of the Westcliff-on-Sea fleet, it is seen here at Thorpe Bay Corner having arrived on route 25A and now changed to 25 for the journey back to Leigh.
Photo taken Friday 26 July 1963, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
205. WNO478
Eastern National 2380 WNO478, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW O33/28R body, is seen here participating in the Southend Bus Rally and is about to turn into Southchurch Park East.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 1975, Lifstan Way, Southchurch, Southend
206. WNO478
Eastern National 2380, WNO478, a Bristol KSW5G, new to Westcliff in 1953 and converted during winter 1965/6 to open top (O33/28R).
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 1967, Kursaal, Southend
207. WNO479
Eastern National SD2383, WNO479, Bristol KSW5G converted to open top in 1966, with SCT 311 following, seen on Carnival Day.
Photo taken Saturday 13 August 1977, Kursaal, Southend
208. WNO479
Eastern National open-topper 2383, WNO479, a Bristol KSW new in 1953.
Photo taken July 1978, Western Esplanade, Southend
209. WNO479
In a number of years in the 1970s and 1980s, Eastern National were not able to provide crews for their share of the seasonal seafront services and Southend Transport operated the services, hiring EN's KSWs (and, latterly, FLFs). Here we see 2383, WNO479, on hire to ST, seen on a rather deserted Western Esplanade at Westcliff, en route for Temple Sutton on the 67.
Photo taken Western Esplanade, Southend
210. WNO479
Eastern National open-topper 2383, WNO479, heads for Kent Elms Corner on a 67
Photo taken West of Southend Pier
211. WNO479
Eastern National 2383, WNO479, stands at the Temple Sutton terminus of the 67.
Photo taken Temple Sutton, Southend
212. WNO480
Eastern National SD2384, WNO480, a Bristol KSW5G with ECW body
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1973, turning into Victoria Road on a Carnival Day diversion from Eastern Esplanade, Southend
213. WNO480
Ex Eastern National 2384, WNO480, one of the Bristol KSW5Gs new in 1953 and converted to open top in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 3 October 2004, Stephenson's yard, Rochford
214. WNO480
Open Top Eastern National KSW, 2384, WNO480, seen at Meadowview Holiday Park in the late 70s/early 80s.
Photo taken late 70s/early 80s, Meadowview Holiday Park, Clacton
215. WNO480
A lovely pair of Bristols - KSW5G ECW of course- from Eastern National delivered in 1953 which went through major renumbering in 1954 & 1964. VNO859 (4189, then 1407 as seen here, then 2364) is one of a trio with platform doors and staggered seats upstairs, intended for the Braintree (BE) to London service (322 )inherited from Hicks Brothers. It will soon reach its 40th year in continuous preservation.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 June 2013, Wormingford, deepest Essex
216. WNO480
Ex Eastern National 2384, WNO480, now with Town and Country, one of the Bristol KSW5Gs new in 1953 and converted to open top in 1967.
Photo taken Saturday 8 October 2005, Ockendon Station
217. WNO480
Eastern National 2384, WNO480, well away from the sea front, stands at the western terminus of the 67, in the middle of a housing estate at Kent Elms Corner.
Photo taken Kent Elms Corner, Southend
218. WNO481
Former Eastern National 2385, WNO481, now resting in a yard in Tenerife and looking in very sad condition.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 September 2007, off Calle de Dinamarca, Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands
219. WNO481
Former Eastern National 2385, WNO481, with Tricentrol
220. WNO482
Ex-Eastern National open-top KSW WNO482.
Photo taken 1986, Brentgovel Street, Bury St. Edmunds
221. WNO482
A busy day at Clacton with Eastern National KSW WNO482 unloading passengers, late 1950s or early 1960s.
Photo taken Clacton Bus Station
222. WNO482
On route 107 to Walton-on-Naze, Eastern National 1424, WNO482, a Bristol KSW5G, new in 1953 as 4204.
Photo taken August 1956, Holland-on-Sea
223. WNO483
Eastern National SD2382, WNO483, Bristol KSW / ECW open top. New in 1953, converted to open top May 1966.
Photo taken June 1980, Central Works, Chelmsford
224. WNO483
Eastern National KSW open-topper 2382, WNO483, waits at the end of Lifstan Way ready to turn onto the sea front with a 67 for Kent Elms Corner.
Photo taken Lifstan Way / Eastern Esplanade, Southend
225. WNO484
Preserved former Easter National WNO484, a 1953 Bristol KSW5G with ECW lowbridge body, this bus had its top removed at the ECW and ran in service along the Southend Seafront before its retirement from Eastern National in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 2011, Rhydycar Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
226. WNO484
Eastern National 2386, WNO484, a Bristol KSW5G, new in 1953 as fleet number 4206, then 1429 and finally 2386. It was converted during winter 1965/6 to open top (O33/28R).
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 1967, Western Esplanade, Southend
227. WNO484
When first converted the WNO batch of Eastern National open toppers were painted in the same livery as their predecessors, cream with Tilling green mudguards and engine covers. Here 2386, WNO484, has just passed under the very low pier bridge on a 67 for Kent Elms Corner.
Photo taken Southend Pier
228. WVX441
Eastern National MN383, WVX441, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B43F body new in 1953, nearing the end of the 3 hour 45 minute journey from Clacton via Colchester and Maldon.
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
229. WVX441
Eastern National 383, WVX441, a Bristol LS5G, new in 1953 as number 4220 with an Eastern Coachworks B43D body, was renumbered in July 1954 and rebuilt to B45F in December 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
230. WVX442
United Counties Bristol LS5G WVX442 (Corby depot) in the snow at Kettering Bus Station in the late 1960s. Ex Eastern National in July 1965, it was numbered 477 and withdrawn in September 1969.
Photo taken late 1960s, Kettering Bus Station
231. 473BEV
Eastern National 1217, 473BEV, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body new in 1954 when it carried number 397, being renumbered in August 1964.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Prittlewell Depot, Southend
232. 724APU
Eastern National Bristol SC395, 724APU, new in 1954.
Photo taken 1950s
233. 725APU
Eastern National Bristol SCX6P 396, 725APU, new in December 1954 with an ECW B35F body.
Photo taken Benfleet Station
234. 725APU
Former Eastern National Bristol SC 396, 725APU, new in 1954 and seen here with Vaggs sometime in the late 1960s.
Photo taken 1960s
235. 725APU
Seen here with Vagg, Knockin Heath but new as Eastern National 396, 725APU was a Bristol SC6P with an Eastern Coachworks B35F body. It was the second of the SC prototypes and was new in 1954.
Photo taken early 1971
236. FJN169
A shot of the old Eastern National Vange Road depot with LS coach FJN169
Photo taken Thursday 25 December 1958, Bull Lane Depot, Vange
237. WNO481
Here is a further view of former Eastern National 2385, WNO481, in the red/cream livery and lettered for the 'Great British Film Rally London to Cannes May 1989'.
Photo taken Summer 1990
238. WNO481
Here is a further shot of former Eastern National 2385, WNO481.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 May 1993, Ridgmont Road, St Albans
239. XTW152
Eastern National LS6G coach BD389, XTW152 with an ECW C39F body, new in 1954, seen here on an Eastern National Enthusiasts Group tour outside the ENOC outstation at Harlow.
Photo taken EN Outstation, Harlow
240. XVX19
The Castle Point Transport Museum houses both the first and last Lodekkas supplied new to Eastern National amongst the preserved ranks on display. The first is XVX19 (4208/1431/2400) seen here in June 1996 at the rear of the Museum.
Photo taken June 1996, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
241. XVX19
Preserved ex-Eastern National 2400, XVX19, was the first Lodekka in the fleet, a LD5G with H33/25R body new in 1954 and withdrawn in 1972.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 2004, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
242. XVX19
Preserved former Eastern National Lodekka 2400, XVX19, looking in splendid condition
Photo taken Sunday 8 October 2006, Canvey Island
243. XVX19
Upper deck interior of Eastern National's first Bristol LD with ECW bodywork, 2400, XVX19, which is preserved at Castle Point Transport Museum. All the LDs, both the FSs and the earliest FLFs (those with black window rubbers) had these green rexine seat backs.
Photo taken Sunday 8 October 2006, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
244. XVX19
Upper deck interior of Eastern National's first Bristol LD with ECW bodywork, 2400, XVX19, which is preserved at Castle Point Transport Museum. All the LDs, both the FSs and all the FLF buses except 2917-2931 were delivered with this moquette.
Photo taken Sunday 8 October 2006, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
245. XVX23
Eastern National HH1439, XVX23, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/25R body, new in 1954
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
246. XVX27
Eastern National CR2402, XVX27, Bristol LD / ECW. New 1954, withdrawn June 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 29 May 1971, Colchester Bus Station
247. XVX28
Rear view of Eastern National 2405, XVX28, a Bristol LD5G with ECW H33/25R body, new in 1954
Photo taken August 1969, Basildon Depot
248. XVX29
Eastern National SD1437, XVX29, a 1954 Bristol LD5G seen here at the terminus of the 2A at Church Lane, Romford. This location was used only on market days - on other days the bus turned round and waited in the Market Place.
Photo taken c. 1959, Church Lane, Romford
249. YVW122
Eastern National 1216, YVW122, was a Bristol LS5G, new in 1954 with an Eastern Coachworks B43D body.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Prittlewell Depot, Southend
250.
An Eastern National Lodekka that was seen on a Sunday morning in February 1963, possibly the first bus out of Walton Garage that day on service 107 to Clacton, seen heading for the railway bridge at Kirby Cross.
Photo taken February 1963, near Kirby Cross, Frinton-on-Sea
251. 206BPU
The date on this shot of LD6B 206BPU, former Eastern National 1445/2414, is May 1974.
Photo taken May 1974, Loch Lomond
252. 206BPU
Eastern National SD1445, 206BPU, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/25R body
Photo taken Saturday 6 June 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
253. 209BPU
Eastern National SD2417, 209BPU, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/25R body, followed by 2467.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
254. 210BPU
No date on this shot of LD5G 210BPU, former Eastern National 1449/2418, which is seen with D Coaches of Morriston, Swansea.
255. 211BPU
Eastern National SD2419, 211BPU, Bristol LD5G / ECW H33/25R. New in 1955 as fleet number 1450, it was withdrawn the month after this photo was taken.
Photo taken Saturday 22 July 1972, Southend Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
256. 212BPU
Former Eastern National 1451/2420, 212BPU, Bristol LD / ECW H33/25R new in February 1955, photographed with Dack of Terrington St Clement, Norfolk.
Photo taken Saturday 10 November 1973, King's Lynn Bus Station
257. 29ENO
Outside the Queen's Building at the London Airport is the 1955 LS5G, 29ENO with Eastern National perhaps from Braintree depot although the plate looks more like BD or BN. Fleet no 409, the ECW body was B45F.
Photo taken April 1959, London Heathrow Airport
258. 31ENO
Eastern National 411, 31ENO, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1955, later renumbered 1231.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Broadway Market, Victoria Circus, Southend
259. 31ENO
Eastern National 1231, 31ENO, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body new in 1955 when it was number 411. It was renumbered in August 1964.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Prittlewell Depot, Southend
260. 32ENO
This is the second photo Frank Church took in May 1959 near to the original Eastern National depot in Basildon (actually Bull Road, Vange) - it was replaced by the current premises in Cherrydown at Easter 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 24 May 1959, Timberlog Lane, Vange
261. 34ENO
Eastern National LD6B 34ENO, 1482 later 2451, was new in 1955 and lasted until 1971
Photo taken London Wood Green Depot
262. 36ENO
Eastern National SD2453, 36ENO, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/27R body
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
263. 476BEV
MacGregor, Sible Hedingham L46, 476BEV, seen in Colchester Bus Station was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body acquired in February 1966 from Eastern National where it had been number 1220.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
264. 52DHK
Eastern National KN2008, 52DHK, a Guy Arab IV with Strachans L28/28R body, new in 1955, acquired by Eastern National when Moore Bros of Kelvedon were taken over in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
265. 53DHK
New to Moore Bros., Kelvedon in 1955, 53DHK, which was a Guy Arab IV with a Strachans L28/28R body, became Eastern National 1040 in 1963 when Moore's business was acquired.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
266. 53DHK
Eastern National 1040, 53DHK, acquired from Moore, Kelvedon in 1963 was a Guy Arab IV with a Strachans L28/28R body new in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
267. 561CTW
Eastern National 2427, 561CTW, a LD5G with H33/27R body, new in 1955.
Photo taken February 1969, Basildon Depot
268. 562CTW
Eastern National 2428, 562CTW, a Bristol LD6B with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body was new in 1955 as number 1459 and became 2428 under the August 1964 renumbering.
Photo taken Sunday 13 September 1964, Southend Victoria Circus
269. 567CTW
Eastern National MN1221, 567CTW, Bristol LS / ECW. New in 1955, withdrawn April 1975.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Maldon Bus Station
270. 570CTW
Eastern National 404, 570CTW, a 1955 Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body operating one of the open-top routes. Later renumbered 1224.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
271. 832CVX
Eastern National 405, 832CVX, another Bristol LS on sea-front duties. Later renumbered 1225.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
272. 854ETW
Eastern National BN1232, 854ETW, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body alongside HH2741, EOO583, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body and the last FLF numerically to be delivered to EN with the 'old style' radiator.
Photo taken Saturday 7 September 1974, Hadleigh Depot
273. 857ETW
Eastern National 415, 857ETW, a 1955 LS5G with ECW B45F body
Photo taken Victoria Station, Southend
274. 859ETW
859ETW, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body was new to the ENOC fleet in 1955
Photo taken Southend
275. 859ETW
Eastern National BD1237, 859ETW, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body. It was new in 1955 with fleet number 417, renumbered as 1237 in 1964 and withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken Wednesday 19 July 1972, Tilbury Ferry
276. 859ETW
Eastern National 417, 859ETW, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1955. Renumbered as 1237 in 1964 and withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Victoria Station forecourt, Southend
277. 859ETW
Preserved Eastern National Bristol LS 1237, 859ETW seen on the first Clacton rally day in June 2009.
Photo taken Sunday 7 June 2009, Thorpe le Soken
278. 884CEV
Eastern National CF1456, 884CEV, a LD5G new in 1955
Photo taken 1960, Romford
279. 968DHK
Seen in Colchester Bus Station is Eastern National 2433, 968DHK, new in 1955 as 1464, which was a Bristol LD5G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body. It was renumbered in August 1964.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
280. 976DHK
Eastern National Bristol LD5G 2441, 976DHK, was new in 1955 but is seen here 20 years later near the end of its time with ENOC in Driver Training livery.
Photo taken June 1975, Basildon Depot
281. 977DHK
Eastern National Bristol LD5G, 977DHK, new in 1955 as 1473, later renumbered 2442 and withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken c. 1958, High Street, Brentwood
282. PHN848
A line up of four Eastern National Bristol LS / ECWs. From nearest to furthest they are 1248 (PHN848), 1228 (967DHK), 1226 (833CVX) and 1246 (1861F).
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1972, Clacton Bus Station
283. 268GVW
Eastern National LD6B, SD1497, 268GVW, photographed leaving Victoria Circus on route 22 for Hullbridge. Visible behind is one of the Southend Corporation Leyland Leopards, 206 or 207. 268GVW was new in 1956, renumbered as 2466 in August 1964 and withdrawn in 1972.
Photo taken Victoria Circus, Southend
284. 268GVW
Topless, and basically on the scrapheap - but we know not where or when. This is 268GVW - former ENOC LD 2466 - in presumably its final resting place. Anyone have the details?
285. 268GVW
Eastern National SD2466, 268GVW, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/27R body.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1971, Chichester Road, Southend
286. 268GVW
Eastern National Bristol LD6B 1497, 268GVW, carrying a painted advertisement for service 251 on the between decks panel.
287. 320GPU
Eastern National Bristol LD6B 1489, 320GPU, unique with CBC heating. It was later renumbered 2458 and withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken c 1956, Romford Market Place
288. 320GPU
Eastern National SD2458, 320GPU, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/27R body, new in 1956. Originally numbered 1489.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
289. 323GPU
Eastern National CR2461, 323GPU, Bristol LD / ECW H33/27R, new in 1956, alongside LS 1246, 1861F, B45F, new in 1957.
Photo taken Monday 5 June 1972, West Mersea Outstation
290. 324GPU
Eastern National 2462, 324GPU, a Bristol LD5G with ECW H33/27R body, new in 1956
Photo taken September 1972, Basildon
291. 324GPU
Eastern National 0324, 324GPU, Bristol LD / ECW Driver Trainer. New in 1956, received fleetnumber 2462 in August 1964. Became a driver trainer and renumbered to 0324 in December 1973. Withdrawn February 1977.
Photo taken April 1975, Hadleigh Depot
292. 433FEV
Seen in Colchester Bus Station is Eastern National 2454, 433FEV, which was a Bristol LD5G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body, new in 1956, as 1485 and renumbered in August 1964.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
293. 435FEV
Driver Ernest Thorington stands proudly in front of Eastern National Lodekka 1487, 435FEV, at the instantly recognisable Southend Victoria Station terminus, ready for the hour and 26 minute run to Grays.
Photo taken 1956-1958, Victoria Station, Southend
294. 438FEV
Eastern National 1242, 438FEV, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body new in May 1956 as 422, being renumbered 1242 in August 1964.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Basildon Depot
295. 507HTW
Eastern National SD2475, 507HTW, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/27R body
Photo taken Tuesday 31 August 1971, Prittlewell Bell, Hobleythick Lane, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend
296. 508HTW
Eastern National BD1507, 508HTW, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/27R new in 1956. Renumbered as 2476 in 1964.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Tylers Avenue, Southend
297. 75JNO
This Bristol LD5G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body was new in 1956 as Eastern National 1517, 75JNO, and was seen in Colchester Bus Station after it had been renumbered in August 1964 to 2486.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
298. 882GVX
Eastern National Trainer BD0882, 882GVX, formerly 1495/2464, a Bristol LD5G new in 1956
Photo taken Sunday 17 April 1977, Brentwood Depot
299. 883GVX
Eastern National SD1498, 883GVX, a Bristol LD6B with ECW H33/27R body, pictured on a grey Sunday in February in the centre of Southend before heading off for Southchurch on the Eastern Circular.
Photo taken Sunday 2 February 1964, Victoria Station, Southend
300. NFW649
Eastern National Driver Trainer 0649, NFW649, Bristol SC4LK / ECW B35F. New to Lincolnshire in May 1956 as their 2408, acquired along with sister OFW796 by EN in May 1969 but not used in passenger service. Withdrawn March 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 7 April 1973, Colchester Depot
301. 1858F
Eastern National BD1300, 1858F, ENOC's first MW bus, new in 1957 with fleet number 434 and renumbered to 1300 in 1964. It was withdrawn in 1975.
302. 2834F
2834F was a 1957 Guy Arab IV with a Northern Counties L31/32R body which had been acquired from Moore, Kelvedon in 1963 and became Eastern National 1041.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
303. 2835F
Eastern National KN2011, 2835F, a Guy Arab IV with Northern Counties L31/32R body new in 1957, acquired by Eastern National when Moore Bros of Kelvedon were taken over in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 1965, Colchester Bus Station
304. 2835F
Eastern National 1042, 2835F, seen in Colchester Bus Station was a Guy Arab IV with a Northern Counties L31/32R body which had been new in 1957 to Moore Bros., Kelvedon and was acquired by Eastern National in 1963 with the Moore's business.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
305. 601JPU
Former Eastern National Bristol SC 424, 601JPU, new in 1957 and seen here with Vaggs
306. 602JPU
Several Eastern National Bristol SCs went to Vaggs of Knockin Heath (two prototypes 724/5APU and 601-4JPU), to be joined by two Eastern Counties coaches (ex VC of Leigh on Sea) and an EC bus example. This is 602JPU, new to ENOC in 1957.
307. 603JPU
Eastern National Bristol SC4LKs 425 and 426, 602JPU and 603JPU respectively, new in May 1957 with ECW B35F bodies.
Photo taken late 1950s, Maldon Depot
308. 604JPU
Vagg of Knockin Heath 604JPU, a Bristol SC4LK built in 1957 with ECW B35F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Knockin Heath, Oswestry
309. 606JPU
Former Eastern National Bristol SC 436, 606JPU, new in 1957 and seen here with Cumberland as their number 210.
Photo taken 1960s
310. 606JPU
Former Eastern National SC 606JPU with Silver Star of Rhosgadfan
Photo taken 1970s, Rhosgadfan
311. 606JPU
Another shot of former Eastern National SC 606JPU with Silver Star of Rhosgadfan
Photo taken 1970s, Bryngwyn
312. 609JPU
Bulman, Hinderwell, 609JPU Bristol SC4LK built in 1958 with ECW B35F bodywork, formerly 439 with Eastern National.
Photo taken September 1970, Hinderwell
313. 610JUP
Former Eastern National SC 610JPU with Silver Star of Rhosgadfan on a special service for a local Carnival or similar.
Photo taken 1970s, Penygroes
314. 611JPU
Former Eastern National Bristol SC 445, 611JPU, new in 1957 and seen here with the contractor Barratt
315. 612JPU
Eastern National Bristol SC4LK 446, 612JPU, new in November 1957 with an ECW B35F body, seen at Pitsea Broadway on the old Campbell's route.
Photo taken Broadway, Pitsea
316. 612JPU
Former Eastern National Bristol SC 446, 612JPU, new in 1957 and seen here with Booth & Fisher sometime in the late 1960s.
Photo taken 1960s
317. 614JPU
Eastern National LS6G coach CN429, 614JPU, new in 1957.
Photo taken London Victoria Coach Station
318. 617JPU
Eastern National LS6G coach 617JPU, new in 1957. The displays read "Westcliff-on-Sea" and "Extended Tour" and the white card in the windscreen "English Lakes" although the background looks a bit more like Southend than the Lakes.
319. 617JPU
4th Seven King's Sea Scouts 617JPU, Bristol LS / ECW coach. New to Eastern National in 1957, numbered 324 in August 1964 scheme, to Tillings Transport as T314 in April 1968 and withdrawn September of the following year.
Photo taken July 1973, Woolverstone
320. 77JNO
Eastern National SD1519, 77JNO, a Bristol LD5G with ECW H33/27R body. Later renumbered 2488.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 March 1964, Thorpe Bay Corner, Southend
321. 77JNO
Eastern National CF2488, 77JNO, Bristol LD / ECW H33/27R, new in 1957, withdrawn November 1975.
Photo taken Friday 27 October 1972, Chelmsford
322. 77JNO
Eastern National SD1519, 77JNO, a Bristol LD5G with ECW L60R body, new in 1957. Later in 1964 renumbered to 2488.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Victoria Station, Southend
323. 80JNO
Eastern National 2491, 80JNO, seen emerging from Southend London Road garage on service 25A en-route to Leigh
Photo taken EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
324. 9572F
Seen in Chelmsford was Eastern National 447, 9572F, a Bristol SC4LK with an Eastern Coachworks B35F body which was one of fourteen such buses delivered in 1957. It passed to Brewer, Caerau in July 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Chelmsford Bus Station
325. 9573F
Greensitt & Barratt, building contractor, 9573F a Bristol SC4LK built in 1957 with ECW B35F bodywork, new as Eastern National 448.
Photo taken August 1972, Marton building site, Middlesbrough
326. 1847F
Eastern National Lodekka SD2502, 1847F, caught here after sustaining a fairly major rear end shunt.
Photo taken c. 1969, Prittlewell Works, Southend (??)
327. 1849F
Eastern National CN2504, 1849F, Bristol LD / ECW H33/27R, new in 1958, withdrawn March 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 13 July 1974, Clacton Bus Station
328. 1850F
Eastern National 2505, 1850F, a Bristol LD5G with ECW H33/27R body new in 1958.
Photo taken October 1969, Basildon Depot
329. 1857F
Eastern National, 2523, 1857F, was a Bristol LD5G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body new in October 1958 as number 1544. It was renumbered in August 1964.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Prittlewell Depot, Southend
330. 1863F
Eastern National CR1301, 1863F, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1958
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965, Colchester Bus Station
331. 1867F
Two Eastern National Bristol MW5Gs with ECW B41F bodies, on the left BD1310 (originally 468), 205MHK and on the right BD1305 (originally 463), 1867F. Both were new in 1958 and were withdrawn either later that year (1305) or the following year (1310).
Photo taken February 1975, Brentwood Depot
332. 201MHK
Eastern National BN1306, 201MHK, Bristol MW / ECW B45F, new 1958, withdrawn March 1976. In interim Tillings / NBC livery.
Photo taken Friday 29 October 1971, Basildon Bus Station
333. 203MHK
A great shot of Eastern National BS1308 (originally 466), 203MHK, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B41F body, new in 1958 and seen here in Thaxted in the summer of 1975, a year before it was withdrawn.
Photo taken Wednesday 6 August 1975, Thaxted
334. 203MHK
Although wearing Chelmsford depot allocation plates, Eastern National 1308, 203MHK, is here running service 400 from Southend to Kings Cross, London, and is setting off in the early evening with a good passenger load.
Photo taken Thursday 2 August 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
335. 205MHK
Two Eastern National Bristol MW5Gs with ECW B41F bodies, on the left BD1310 (originally 468), 205MHK and on the right BD1305 (originally 463), 1867F. Both were new in 1958 and were withdrawn either later that year (1305) or the following year (1310).
Photo taken February 1975, Brentwood Depot
336. 207MHK
Eastern National 1312 (originally 470), 207MHK, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B41F body, new in 1958 and seen here in the summer of 1975, a year before it was withdrawn
Photo taken Wednesday 6 August 1975, Lindsell School, Dunmow
337. 210MHK
Eastern National 1315 (originally 473), 210MHK, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B41F body, new in 1958 and seen here after withdrawal from service in 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 17 July 1976
338. 211MHK
Eastern National BN1316 (originally 474), 211MHK, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B41F body, new in 1958 and seen here the year before it was withdrawn.
Photo taken August 1975, Fen Lane/Church Road, Bulphan, near Basildon
339. 236LNO
Eastern National BD2510, 236LNO, a Bristol LDL6G with ECW H37/33R body. It was one of two prototype air-suspension flat-floor Lodekkas built at the end of 1958 (the other, a 27ft. LDS6G, went to Crosville) and was essentially a FL type. Originally numbered 1541, it was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Seaway, Southend
340. 236LNO
Eastern National's experimental Bristol LDL with an ECW H37/33R body (it had chassis number LDLX.004 and body number EX4), CR2510, 236LNO. A prototype flat floor bus for the later FS(F) and FL(F) classes.
Photo taken Saturday 12 January 1974, Colchester Depot
341. 236LNO
ENOC Bristol LDL 2510, 236LNO stands at Brentwood, its old stamping ground, on the route 251 running day, temporarily abandoned by its driver to take this photo.
Photo taken Sunday 29 April 2012, High Street, Brentwood
342. 351LPU
Eastern National Lodekka 351LPU being delivered to Brentwood depot - the ECW delivery date given as 24-10-58.
Photo taken late October 1958, Brentwood Depot
343. 353LPU
Eastern National SD1547, 353LPU, one of the 1958 deliveries of LD5Gs - at the time it was unusual for even a 6 year old vehicle to be found on the Eastern and Western Circulars.
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
344. 353LPU
Eastern National CR2516, 353LPU, Bristol LD / ECW. Seen on driver training. New 1958, withdrawn September 1976.
Photo taken Friday 9 February 1973, Holbrook
345. 357LPU
Eastern National 1551, 357LPU, a Bristol LD5G with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body new in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
346. 606JPU
Former Eastern National 436, 606JPU, a Bristol SC4LK with ECW B35F body new in March 1958, seen here in 1979 with Silver Star at Caernarvon in Wales.
Photo taken September 1979, Caernarvon
347. 609JPU
Eastern National Bristol SC4LK CF439, 609JPU, new in March 1958 with an ECW B35F body.
Photo taken Chelmsford Depot
348. 610JPU
Eastern National Bristol SC4LK CR440, 610JPU, new in June 1958 with an ECW B35F body.
Photo taken Colchester Bus Station
349. 618JPU
South Midland 618JPU was a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks C34F body seen at the City of Oxford garage. It had been new in 1958 as Eastern National 433, later 328, passing to Thames Valley (South Midland) 442 in March 1968. The South Midland fleet passed to City of Oxford in January 1971 when 618JPU was renumbered to 42.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1971, City Of Oxford Garage
350. 7016HK
New in 1958 Eastern National 457, 7016HK, seen at Ascot carrying Westcliff-on-Sea name was a Bristol MW6G with an Eastern Coachworks C39F body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
351. 7017HK
Former Eastern National coach PG331, 7017HK, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body new in July 1958. It was withdawn in 1970 and passed into preservation.
Photo taken Sunday 4 May 2003, Old Steine, Brighton
352. 7017HK
Preserved Eastern National 331, 7017HK, a Bristol MW/ECW C39F, seen approaching Upminster Station at the end of its run from Ongar during the Ensignbus 2016 running day.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 2016, Hall Lane, Upminster
353. 7018HK
Searsons Coaches 7018HK, a Bristol MW6G built in 1958 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
354. 8935NO
8935NO was a Guy Arab IV with a Massey L34/33R body acquired from Moore, Kelvedon in 1963 to become Eastern National 1043.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
355. 9574F
Eastern National CN450 was a B35F 1958 Bristol SC4LK, 9574F, seen in St Osyth village on the service between the village and Clacton.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1959, St Osyth Village, near Clacton
356. YAL368
Eastern National SD1000, YAL368, Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Metro-Cammell B44F body, new to East Midland (R368) in 1958. This vehicle and sister YAL 369 were acquired by EN in April 1971 but only lasted until November of the following year.
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1971, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
357. 1251EV
1251EV, a Bristol MW5G built in 1959 with ECW based bodywork.
Photo taken June 1989, High Street, Stockton
358. 1252EV
Preserved ex-Eastern National MW5G 1252EV in the display hall of the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum proudly displaying a 'Best in Class' trophy from Trans Lancs.
Photo taken October 2001, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Glasgow
359. 1252EV
Eastern National CF1404, 1252EV, Bristol MW / ECW DP41F but shown in bus livery. New 1959, withdrawn November 1975.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 November 1971, Braintree Bus Park
360. 1254EV
Eastern National 1406, 1254EV, a Bristol MW5G with DP41F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Clacton Bus Station
361. 1254EV
Eastern National CF1406, 1254EV, a Bristol MW5G new in 1959 with a DP41F body but later converted to B45F. It was withdrawn in 1976, the year this photo was taken.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1976, Billericay
362. 1257EV
Eastern National 493, 1257EV, a Bristol MW with ECW DP41F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken c.1959/60, Chelmsford Bus Station
363. 20PVX
One of the 1959 Massey-bodied Guy Arab IV buses purchased by Essex independent Moore's of Kelvedon, is seen here in Burbank, California, in March 1993. 20PVX passed to ENOC with the Moore's fleet in 1963, and was numbered 1046, then 2015 in 1964.
Photo taken March 1993, Burbank, California, USA
364. 20PVX
Ex Moores of Kelvedon Guy Arab IV with Massey L34/33R body, new in 1959, Eastern National 2015, 20PVX.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 February 1974, Colchester Depot
365. 212MHK
Eastern National 475, 212MHK, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1959, with Lodekka 1496, 267GVW behind.
Photo taken May 1961, London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
366. 212MHK
Eastern National CN1317, 212MHK, Bristol MW / ECW B45F, new 1959, withdrawn September 1976, seen in interim Tillings / NBC livery.
Photo taken Saturday 22 April 1972, Holbrook
367. 215MHK
Eastern National DT1400, 215MHK, EN's first dual purpose Bristol MW / ECW DP41F. New in 1959, withdrawn in September 1976. This vehicle was not one of the batch later converted to bus seats.
Photo taken Sunday 11 July 1971, Clacton Bus Station
368. 217MHK
Former ENOC 1402, 217MHK, a Bristol MW5G with ECW DP41F body, new in 1959, seen here displaying its original fleet number 480.
Photo taken Canvey Island
369. 217MHK
Preserved and well at the Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island, is former ENOC dual purpose Bristol MW, 217MHK (480/1402), new in 1959 and withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
370. 217MHK
Former Eastern National 480/1402, 217MHK, a Bristol MW5G with ECW DP41F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 5 April 2009, Wisley Aerodrome
371. 236LNO
Eastern National's unique LDL6G prototype flat-floor air-suspension 70-seater, 236LNO, new in 1959, numbered 1541 when delivered, it became 2510 in the 1964 renumbering and was withdrawn in 1977. After a long period in store, it is has now been restored at Castle Point Transport Museum on Canvey.
Photo taken Brentwood Depot
372. 236LNO
Another view of Eastern National's unique LDL6G prototype 1541/2510, 236LNO. It is seen here at Colchester during an ENEG (now EBEG) tour, 2510 having moved to Braintree for driver training in 1973 and then on to Colchester for service use.
Photo taken Thursday 25 April 1974, Colchester
373. 236LNO
Preserved Eastern National 2510, 236LNO, seen passing under Chelmsford railway bridge, a trip out to get its MOT renewed.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 March 2012, Duke Street, Chelmsford
374. 236LNO
Eastern National 2510, 236LNO, with replacement panels outside the museum at Canvey with owner Craig Mara hard at work. 2510 was Eastern National's unique LDL6G prototype flat-floor air-suspension 70-seater new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 12 March 2016, Canvey Museum
375. 280NHK
Eastern National PL481, 280NHK, a 1959 MW5G with ECW C39F body, seen here in later EN livery but still with Westcliff Motor Services blind display.
376. 280NHK
Former Eastern National 481/333, 280NHK, a Bristol MW6G coach new in 1959 in the yard of International Progressive Coachline at Waterbeach, being used for contract work.
Photo taken June 1972, Waterbeach, near Cambridge
377. 285NHK
Visiting Harrogate and preparing for a long trip was former Eastern National 486, 285NHK, a Bristol MW6G built in 1959 with ECW bodywork. The owner was unidentified but the occasion was the Trans-Pennine Rally of 1978.
Photo taken August 1978, Harrogate
378. 359LPU
Rear view of Eastern National 2522, 359LPU, a Bristol LD5G with ECW H33/27R body, new in 1959
Photo taken February 1967, Basildon Depot
379. 50PPU
Eastern National 2527, 50PPU, a Bristol LD5G with ECW H33/27R body, new in 1959
Photo taken August 1965, Basildon Bus Station
380. 50PPU
Eastern National 2527, 50PPU, Bristol LD5G of 1959 vintage, departing the company's London Road depot in the early evening empty and possibly finished its day's work after running a 22B service to Southend Central Rail Station.
Photo taken Thursday 2 August 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
381. 54PPU
Seen in Basildon is Eastern National LD 2531, 54PPU alongside Bristol VR NPU 983M
Photo taken Basildon Depot
382. 55PPU
Eastern National LD, looks like 2532, 55PPU, seen here in the summer sunshine in Central Southend in 1973
Photo taken Summer 1973, outside the old Victoria Bus Station, Southend
383. 55PPU
Seen in Colchester in 1974 is 1959 Eastern National Bristol LD 2532, 55PPU.
Photo taken 1974, Colchester Bus Station
384. 58PPU
Eastern National SD2535, 58PPU, Bristol LD / ECW H33/27R, new in 1959, withdrawn September 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, Southend Central Station
385. VYO767
Eastern National HD380, VYO767, a Bristol MW coach originally in the Tilling fleet as thier T315, one of five new in April 1959, and transferred to ENOC in August 1965.
Photo taken Halstead Depot
386. 1267EV
1267EV was new in 1960 as Eastern National 503 and renumbered 1329 in 1964. Withdrawn in 1976 it passed to the 1st Davenport - Mile End Scout Group in Stockport and is seen below the viaduct that dominates the town.
Photo taken Swaine Street, Stockport
387. 1267EV
1267EV a 1960 Bristol MW5G/ECW B45F formerly Eastern National 1329.
Photo taken Friday 2 September 1977, Castle Farm Lane, Mile End, Stockport
388. 2724VX
Eastern National CF1334, 2724VX, Bristol MW / ECW. New July 1960, withdrawn July 1976.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 March 1972, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
389. 2727VX
Eastern National 1337, 2727VX, a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body, new in 1960, is seen in Colchester Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 3 September 1967, Colchester Bus Station
390. 2730VX
Former ENOC 1340, 2730VX, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1960
Photo taken Southend
391. 2730VX
Eastern National SD1340, 2730VX, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body from 1960, with a Ford Popular and one of the Southend Corporation Regent III's lining up to overtake.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
392. 2730VX
Eastern National SD1340, 2730VX, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body from 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 5 March 1966, North of Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend
393. 2730VX
Eastern National 1960 Bristol MW/ECW 1340, 2730VX, at Wallasey Island ready to return to Southend with a service 12.
Photo taken Wallasea Island
394. 3387VW
Seen at Victoria Coach Station, Eastern National 510, 3387VW, carried ECW C41F bodywork on its Bristol MW6G chassis. One of five new in 1960, it is seen in Westcliff livery.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
395. 61PPU
Eastern National SD2538, 61PPU, Bristol FS / ECW H33/27R, one of only two FS's EN owned. New April 1960, withdrawn September 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 22 July 1972, outside Prittlewell Depot, Southend
396. 62PPU
Eastern National 2539, 62PPU, one of just two Bristol FS5G with ECW H33/27R body, new in 1960.
Photo taken March 1969, Southend
397. 62PPU
Eastern National 2539, 62PPU, one of just two Bristol FS5G with ECW H33/27R body, new in 1960.
Photo taken July 1975, Southend
398. 7652VW
Eastern National 102, 7652VW, a Commer Avenger IV with Yeates C41F body, new to Moores in 1960, part of the fleet taken over by ENOC in early 1963 when it was given the number 039, then 102 in the August 1964 renumbering.
Photo taken Prince's Esplanade, Walton on The Naze
399. 85TVX
An early photo of Eastern National FLF 1576, 85TVX, later renumbered 2705
Photo taken London Road/Laindon Road, Billericay
400. 85TVX
Eastern National FLF 2705, 85TVX in Driver Training Livery in Southend
Photo taken June 1975, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
401. 85TVX
Eastern National FLF SD1576, 85TVX, later renumbered 2705
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
402. 86TVX
Another of the original 20 Eastern National FLFs, 2706, 86TVX, seen here in Chelmsford just before Christmas 1976. It was withdrawn the following year.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 December 1976, Chemsford
403. 90TVX
Eastern National FLF SD1581, 90TVX, later renumbered 2710
Photo taken early 1960s, Victoria Circus, Southend
404. 90TVX
Eastern National 1581/2710, 90TVX, a 1960 Bristol FLF6B with ECW body is seen in 1978 at the Durham depot of United devoid of fleetnames and numbers.
Photo taken 1978, United/Durham District Depot, Durham
405. 92TVX
Eastern National FLF HH2712, 92TVX, seen here at Shellhaven on the special works service 2C provided from Southend, two journeys in the morning and two back at the end of the working day.
Photo taken Shellhaven
406. 93TVX
Eastern National 2713, 93TVX
407. 93TVX
Eastern National FLF 2713, 93TVX
Photo taken June 1974, Basildon Depot
408. 95TVX
Eastern National FLF 95TVX, 1586/2715 converted to Driver Training and renumbered 9007
Photo taken Basildon Depot
409. 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
410. 98TVX
Eastern National CY2718, 98TVX, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, on the Southend to Chelmsford route 11, not a normal allocation for Canvey garage.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
411. 98TVX
Eastern National FLF 2718, 98TVX
Photo taken June 1976, Basildon Depot
412. 98TVX
Eastern National 2718 (originally 1589), 98TVX, one of the original batch of 20 FLFs delivered in 1960 and initially used on route 251 between Southend and London Wood Green. Of the 20, 10 were allocated to Wood Green garage (WG), 2 to Brentwood (BD) and the other 8, including 98TVX to Southend (SD). It is seen here during its last year in service with ENOC.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1976, Basildon Bus Station
413. 175XNO
Eastern National CN2728, 175XNO, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F with illuminated offside advert, new in December 1961, withdrawn in February 1978.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, The Walls, Manningtree
414. 2731VX
Eastern National Bristol MW / ECW, SD1341, 2731VX, parked in London Road, Southend, opposite the ENOC Garage, early one morning.
Photo taken Mid 1970s, London Road, Southend
415. 2736VX
Eastern National BE1411, 2736VX, Bristol MW / ECW DP41F. New March 1961, withdrawn July 1978.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 November 1971, Braintree Bus Park
416. 2739VX
Eastern National DT1414, 2739VX, Bristol MW / ECW DP41F, but by the time this photo was taken the seats had been cut down and reupholstered from green and cream to the moquette used on the final FLFs and the first 5 VRs. New in March 1961, withdrawn February 1977.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1972, Clacton Bus Station
417. 2740VX
Eastern National CN1415, 2740VX, Bristol MW / ECW DP. In bus livery but with original green / cream DP seats. Note the non-standard green mudguards and grille surround.
Photo taken Sunday 11 July 1971, Clacton Bus Station
418. 2BXB
Eastern National 385, 2BXB, a 1961 MW6G with ECW coach body, originally in the Tilling fleet.
Photo taken Tuesday 9 October 1973, Prittlewell, Southend
419. 372WPU
Eastern National 2016, 372WPU, was a Guy Arab IV with a Massey L34/33R body which had been new to Moore, Kelvedon in 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 3 September 1967, Colchester Bus Station
420. 373WPU
Guy Arab IV with Massey lowbridge body, 373WPU, now preserved by the ENPG and seen here restored to Moore's livery. It passed to ENOC with the rest of the Moore's fleet in 1963.
Photo taken Canvey Island
421. 373WPU
Ex Moores of Kelvedon Guy Arab IV with Massey lowbridge body, Eastern National 2017, 373WPU.
Photo taken Sunday 28 April 1974, Colchester Depot
422. 373WPU
Acquired in 1963 from Moore, Kelvedon 373WPU, a Guy Arab IV with a Massey L34/33R body, became 1048 in the Eastern National fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
423. 569UVX
In the 1960s a large proportion of Wallace Arnold passengers for European holidays were conveyed from Leeds to Southend Airport for the Channel crossing. This was a busy operation often involving six or seven coaches in a day. Breakdowns were commendably rare but on one occasion a WA vehicle failed in Southend and Eastern National PL344, 569UVX, was loaned to save the day. This fine coach is shown leaving Leeds with more tourists the following morning at the start of its "repatriation" journey.
Photo taken Summer 1964, The Calls, Leeds
424. 570UVX
Dowsett V225, 570UVX, a Bristol MW6G built in 1961 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1977, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough
425. 572UVX
Eastern National 349, 572UVX, a 1961 MW6G with ECW C34F body
426. 573UVX
Eastern National Coach 350, 573UVX, seen at the Southend 1985 Bus Rally. It was new with fleet number 536 in 1961, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C43F body.
Photo taken June 1985, Southchurch Park, Southend
427. 802WVW
Eastern National SD2721, 802WVW, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F with black window rubbers and illuminated offside advert.
Photo taken Friday 29 October 1971, Southend
428. 802WVW
Eastern National 2721, 802WVW, was a Bristol FLF6B with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body had been new in July 1961 as 1592, being renumbered in August 1964.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Southend Victoria Station
429. 803WVW
United 304, 803WVW, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1961 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1976, Park Street, Middlesbrough
430. 806WVW
Eastern National BD1420, 806WVW, a Bristol MW5G with its ECW original dual-purpose DP41F body
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
431. 806WVW
Eastern National 1420, 806WVW, a MW5G, new in 1961 with DP body but seen here a year before it was withdrawn, converted to bus standard
Photo taken Monday 20 December 1976, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
432. 806WVW
Eastern National CN1420, 806WVW, Bristol MW / ECW DP41F. New August 1961, converted to B45F in March 1974 and withdrawn August 1977.
Photo taken Saturday 4 March 1972, Dogs Head Street, Ipswich
433. 806WVW
Eastern National CN1420, 806WVW, Bristol MW / ECW. New August 1961 as DP41F, but converted to B45F four months before this photo was taken. Withdrawn in August 1977.
Photo taken Saturday 13 July 1974, Clacton Bus Station
434. 8BXB
Eastern National 507, 8BXB, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple C41F body which had been new in April 1961 to Tillings Tranport, from whom it was aquired in 1965.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Prittlewell Depot, Southend
435. 180XNO
Eastern National SD2733, 180XNO, in the snow (relatively rare in Southend)
Photo taken Thursday 13 January 1977, The Blue Boar, Prittlewell, Southend
436. 181XNO
Eastern National WG1605, 181XNO, one of the 1962 Bristol FLFs with ECW H38/32F body, near the end of the long run from Wood Green on route 251
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
437. 182XNO
Eastern National SD2735, 182XNO, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, about to leave from Victoria Station forecourt on route 11A to Chelmsford.
Photo taken Friday 26 March 1965, Victoria Station, Southend
438. 183XNO
This picture shows former Eastern National FLF6B 1607/2736 with the Castle Point Bus Company sometime between 1977 and 1980. New in January 1962, 183XNO was withdrawn by ENOC in 1976, and passed in March 1977 through dealer Twell of Ingham to dealer Ensign of Grays, then to Brian Smith and Bill May of Benfleet, Essex, better known as S&M Coaches, or the Castle Point Bus Company.
439. 183XNO
Eastern National CN2736, 183XNO, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F. New in January 1962, withdrawn February 1977. Seen in interim Tillings / NBC livery - the top cream band has been overpainted green (rather messily and a different shade from the rest of the vehicle) and the fleetnames have been removed but not yet replaced.
Photo taken Monday 28 August 1972, Walton on Naze
440. 184XNO
Eastern National BN1608, 184XNO, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CH37/18F body from 1962
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1964, Pier Hill Coach Terminus, Southend
441. 184XNO
Eastern National BN2600, 184XNO, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CH37/18F body from 1962. Sometime between this and the previous picture (taken in May 1964), 2600 had reverted to the older style radiator
Photo taken Sunday 28 March 1965, Pier Hill Coach Terminus, Southend
442. 186XNO
Eastern National 2601, 186XNO, in dual purpose livery with extended luggage compartment
Photo taken November 1970, Basildon Depot yard
443. 186XNO
Eastern National 1610, 186XNO, a Bristol FLF6B seen in Victoria Coach Station, had an Eastern Coachworks CH37/18F body and was the last of three new in 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 13 April 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
444. 208YVX
Former Eastern National 548, 208YVX, later renumbered 1348, is a Bristol MW5G with an ECW B45F body from 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 21 August 2010, Hawes Station
445. 211YVX
Eastern National CN1351, 211YVX, Bristol MW / ECW B45F, new in June 1962, withdrawn July 1978.
Photo taken Saturday 26 February 1972, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
446. 211YVX
Eastern National 1349, 211YVX, was a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body new in 1962 as 549, being renumbered in August 1964.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Depot
447. EOO582
Eastern National SD2740, EOO582, a Bristol FLF6G, new in 1962
Photo taken Sunday 7 March 1971, Victoria Bus Station, Southend
448. EOO582
Eastern National SD2740, EOO582, a Bristol FLF6G, in "interim" NBC livery, i.e. Tilling green but with a white band. It is seen in Essex Street which was used as a temporary stop for eastbound buses during the Southend town centre redevelopment, in place of stops in Southchurch Road.
Photo taken Saturday 26 August 1972, Essex Street, Southend
449. EOO584
Eastern National CF2742, EOO584, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F. The first EN vehicle in NBC livery seen soon after repainting. New June 1962, withdrawn exactly 15 years later.
Photo taken Friday 27 October 1972, Chelmsford Station
450. EOO587
United AS 306, EOO587, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1977, Park Street, Middlesbrough
451. EOO589
New to Eastern National in 1962 as 1621, then renumbered to 2747, EOO589 is an FLF6B, withdrawn by ENOC in 1977, and sold on to dealer Twell of Ingham, then to T Canham & Sons, Whittlesey, in whose livery it is seen here.
452. EOO590
Eastern National FLF6B 2748, EOO590, new in September 1962.
Photo taken c. 1974, Shenfield Station
453. EOO590
Eastern National FLF 2748, EOO590
Photo taken Brentwood Depot
454. EOO590
EOO590 was Eastern National FLF 2748, new in September 1962.
Photo taken Thursday 2 August 2018, Reliance Bus Works
455. EOO591
Eastern National FLF BD1603, EOO591, during its first week in service.
Photo taken September 1962, Tylers Avenue, Southend
456. JWC711
Former 1625/2751, JWC711, new in November 1962 was withdrawn by Eastern National in 1978, and passed through Norths of Sherburn to Gammond for the Rainworth Royals Jazz Band, based at Rufforth Colliery, Rainworth. In March 1992, the bus was reported as having been sold to a preservationist (Walker) in North Hykeham but it was with Carl Ireland of Hull by August 1992.
Photo taken September 1994, Hanover Truck Show, Germany
457. JWC714
Eastern National FLF CN1628, JWC714, later renumbered 2754.
Photo taken March 1963, Clacton Bus Station
458. MOO174
Eastern National 1353, MOO174, a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body had been new in 1962, numbered 553, being renumbered in August 1964. It was seen in Colchester Bus Station
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
459. MOO177
Eastern National CF1356, MOO177, a 1962 Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body, originally numbered 556. It was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken Thursday 11 September 1975, Hatfield Heath
460. MOO177
Preserved Eastern National Bristol MW 1356, MOO177
Photo taken Sunday 3 July 2011, North Weald
461. MOO177
Eastern National MW6G bus 1356, MOO177, new in 1962 and re-engined from MW5G in 1973 (one of three so treated). This bus was later painted blue as driving trainer 9001 before passing to a Bradford Scout group.
Photo taken Monday 9 April 2012, Chatham Dockyard
462. MOO974
Eastern National PL568, MOO974, a Bristol MW5G with dual-purpose coach/bus body, new in 1962.
Photo taken Monday 6 April 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
463. MOO974
Eastern National PL1429, MOO974, a Bristol MW5G with dual-purpose coach/bus body, new in 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
464. MOO975
Rear view of Eastern National CN 1430, MOO975, Bristol MW / ECW. New in July 1962, withdrawn October 1978, seenhere two months before withdrawal.
Photo taken Saturday 12 August 1978, Clacton Bus Station
465. MOO976
Eastern National SD1431, MOO976, Bristol MW / ECW. Dual Purpose vehicle but in bus livery. DP41F, later converted (April 1974) to B45F. New August 1962, withdrawn June 1979.
Photo taken Friday 29 October 1971, Southend
466. MOO976
Eastern National 1431, MOO976, new in 1962 as 570, was a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks DP41F body, which had been renumbered in August 1964.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester
467. OO9543
Eastern National BE1435, OO9543, after the Marshalls 'box' had been added. Leaking cantral windows and increasing awkwardness using the original coach blinds led to these changes.
Photo taken Braintree Bus Park
468. OO9544
Eastern National MW6G BS1436, OO9544 started life in 1962 as a 39-seat coach with fleet number 558. It was renumbered to 353 in August 1964, then in late 1968 it was sent to ECW to be converted to bus standard with OMO equipment, jack-knife door and seats from withdrawn KSWs. It was withdrawn from service in 1978.
Photo taken Thursday 11 September 1975, Matching Green, near Harlow
469. OO9545
Eastern National BN1437, OO9545, Bristol MW / ECW in cream and green DP livery but with bus seats (B41F, ex C32F). New as coach 354 in April 1962 and converted to a bus in January 1969.
Photo taken Friday 29 October 1971, Basildon Bus Station
470. OO9546
Eastern National BS1438, OO9546, Bristol MW / ECW. Originally coach 355, new April 1962, converted to a bus in January 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 8 February 1973, Chelmsford Bus Station
471. OO9546
Eastern National CY1438, OO9546, in original ‘dual purpose’ livery with bus seats in a coach shell, seen leaving Basildon Bus Station
Photo taken Basildon Bus Station
472. OO9548
Silcox Motor Coach Co Ltd 128, OO9548, a 1962 Bristol MW6G with ECW C43F bodywork formerly Eastern National 562 and purchased by Silcox around 1973.
Photo taken Monday 31 July 1978, Silcox depot, Pembroke Dock
473. 581AOO
A pre-delivery photo of Eastern National KN2018, 581A00, Guy Arab / Massey L34/33R. Ordered by Moore's Brothers, but delivered new to ENOC in March 1963, one month after the takeover of Moore's.
Photo taken 1963, near or outside Massey's works in Pemberton, Wigan
474. 581AOO
Second pre-delivery photo of Eastern National KN2018, 581A00, Guy Arab / Massey L34/33R.
Photo taken 1963, near or outside Massey's works in Pemberton, Wigan
475. 582AOO
Eastern National 2019, 582AOO, the last Guy ordered by Moores (but delivered to EN in March 1963 a month after Moores were officially taken over on 3rd February), a Guy Arab IV with Massey L34/33R body.
Photo taken Friday 21 March 1975, Silver End, near Braintree
476. 582AOO
Second shot of EN 2019, 582AOO, on its last day in service.
Photo taken Friday 21 March 1975, Rivenhall, Witham, near Braintree
477. 582AOO
Eastern National 2019, 582AOO, seen here a month before being withdrawn from service.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 February 1975, Collingwood Road, Witham, near Braintree
478. 582AOO
Eastern National, ex-Moores, Guy Arab KN2019, 582AOO, taken by Peter Claughton who was the conductor at the time. The Guy Arab IV which had a Massey L34/33R body was ordered by Moores but delivered to EN in March 1963, a month after Moores were taken over.
Photo taken around June 1965, Basildon Bus Station
479. 937LWC
Eastern National FLF SD2786, 937LWC
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Victoria Avenue, Southend
480. 987KOO
Another view of former Eastern National FLF 987KOO, being used as a mobile shop/display unit by Emsworth Marine Exchange.
Photo taken early 1980s, Emsworth
481. 987KOO
Former Eastern National FLF 987KOO, 1651/2774, new in 1963 was withdrawn by ENOC in 1980, and passed to dealer Ensign of Grays. It was then sold on to Emsworth Marine Exchange and this picture was taken by new owner Nick Diment at Ensign.
Photo taken early 1980s, Ensign Garage, Grays
482. 987KOO
A third view of former Eastern National FLF 987KOO, 1651/2774, while with Emsworth Marine Exchange, being washed down when coming out of winter storage.
Photo taken early 1980s
483. 987KOO
Qomewhere in the South of France lurks 987KOO - former Eastern National 1651/2774. This 1963 FLF was withdrawn by ENOC in 1980, and passed to dealer Ensign of Grays. By October 1980, KOO was sold on to Emsworth Marine Exchange, Emsworth, then was apparently used as a caravan in Emsworth in 1981. By November 1982, KOO was back at Ensign, and was then exported to France.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 September 1996, Eastern end of Golfe Juan, near Cannes, France
484. 987KOO
Eastern National 2774, 987KOO, had been new in 1963 as number 1951, being renumbered in August 1964. It was a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
485. 989KOO
Eastern National FLF 2776, 989KOO
Photo taken June 1975, Basildon Depot
486. 992KOO
Eastern National FLF 2779, 992KOO
Photo taken March 1977, Basildon Bus Station
487. 993KOO
Seen languishing and unloved in the overflow yard at well-known dealer Norths of Sherburn is 993KOO, formerly Eastern National 1657/2780.
Photo taken February 1992, Norths of Sherburn
488. AVX958B
Eastern National SD2790, AVX958B, Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F, in all-over advert for Typhoo Tea. New in December 1963, withdrawn September 1980.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Seaway, Southend
489. AVX958B
Eastern National 2790, AVX958B, a Bristol FLF / ECW H38/32F, new in December 1963.
Photo taken rear of ENOC Southend Garage
490. OWC606
Eastern National CR1357, OWC606, Bristol MW / ECW B45F. New March 1963, withdrawn February 1978.
Photo taken April 1972, Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Ipswich
491. OWC607
Eastern National CN1358, OWC607, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body from 1963. It was withdrawn in 1978.
Photo taken 1976, Clacton Bus Station
492. OWC607
New in 1963, Eastern National 572, OWC607, was a Bristol MW5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
493. OWC608
Eastern National BS1359, OWC608, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body new in 1963.
Photo taken Friday 8 August 1975, Moreton, near Harlow
494. OWC609
Eastern National 1963 Bristol MW/ECW 1360, OWC609, outside the Plough and Sail Inn at Paglesham on service 10.
Photo taken Paglesham, Rochford
495. OWC609
Eastern National Bristol MW/ECW 1360, OWC609, at the Paglesham terminus of route 10.
Photo taken c.1970, Paglesham, Rochford
496. OWC611
Eastern National SD1362, OWC611, a Bristol MW5G with ECW B45F body from 1963, heading towards Victoria Circus on the once a week route 13A.
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Victoria Avenue, Southend
497. RWC604
Eastern National SD1637, RWC604, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CH37/18F body from 1963. Later numbered 2603.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1964, Pier Hill Coach Terminus, Southend
498. RWC604
Eastern National FLF coach 2603, RWC604
Photo taken 1971, Basildon
499. RWC604
Eastern National FLF Coach 2935, RWC604, after conversion to a bus
Photo taken 1977, Maldon Depot
500. RWC605
This Eastern National 1963 FLF was new as 1638, RWC605, then renumbered 2763. Withdrawn in 1976, the bus passed through dealers Twell of Ingham and then Ensign of Grays early in 1977, before being exported to the USA in May 1977.
Photo taken Friday 30 June 1995, USA
501. RWC607
These two former ENOC coaches, RWC607 and RWC608 were both sold on into preservation. RWC607 started life in 1963 as coach 1640, and was renumbered 2604 in 1965. In 1973, it was downgraded to bus duties(as 2936), losing the coach seats and luggage racks, and serving in this guise until September 1980, when it was sold to Eastern National Preservation Group member Ted Miles.
Photo taken 1995, Southchurch Park, Southend
502. RWC607
Eastern National FLF coach 1640, RWC607
Photo taken June 1963, Basildon Bus Station
503. RWC607
Eastern National SD2604, RWC607, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW CH37/18F body from 1963.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
504. RWC607
Eastern National FLF Coach 2936, RWC607, after conversion to a bus
Photo taken June 1975, Basildon
505. RWC608
These two former ENOC coaches, RWC607 and RWC608 were both sold on into preservation. RWC607 started life in 1963 as coach 1640, and was renumbered 2604 in 1965. In 1973, it was downgraded to bus duties(as 2936), losing the coach seats and luggage racks, and serving in this guise until September 1980, when it was sold to Eastern National Preservation Group member Ted Miles.
Photo taken 1995, Southchurch Park, Southend
506. RWC608
A vehicle with a very interesting history! Tillings Travel PL9605, RWC608, Bristol FLF6B / ECW coach, CH37/18F.
Photo taken Sunday 23 July 1972, Stansted Airport
507. RWC608
Eastern National open top FLF 2300, RWC608 on Clacton seafront on the 118.
Photo taken Seafront, Clacton
508. RWC608
By way of contrast to the shots of the top decks of Southend Transport’s open top PD3s, here is a similar view but of ENOC FLF 2300 (whilst on hire to Southend Transport) also about to pass eastwards under the low (13'3") Pier bridge on the evening of August 27, 1978.
Photo taken Sunday 27 August 1978, Pier Bridge, Southend
509. VWC46
Eastern National FLF 2766, VWC46.
Photo taken 1968, Basildon Depot
510. VWC48
Eastern National FLF SD2768, VWC48
Photo taken June 1975, Basildon Depot
511. VWC49
Paul has many fond memories of VWC49, ENOC 1646/2769, as it was a very frequent performer during 1973 and 1974 on the 22A and 22B route which he took each morning from Clarence Road in Rayleigh to Victoria Circus, Southend, as part of his trip to school.
512. VWC49
Eastern National SD2769, VWC49
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
513. VWC50
Eastern National BE2770, VWC50, Bristol FLF / ECW. New March 1963, withdrawn June 1979.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 November 1971, Braintree Bus Park
514. VWC51
Eastern National CF1648, VWC51, showing why even with lower height buses, some bridges should still be avoided. Later renumbered 2771.
Photo taken Hambro Hill,Rayleigh
515. VWC52
Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, AAE8859, originally Eastern National 1649 (later 2772), VWC52, operated by Crane Bus Service, Lusaka in Zambia who acquired it in February 1982.
Photo taken September 1982, Zambia
516. VWC53
Eastern National FLF 2773, VWC53
Photo taken 1970, Colchester Bus Station
517. AVX958B
Eastern National 2790, AVX958B, in TyPhoo livery
Photo taken date unknown
518. AVX958B
Bristol FLF6G SD2790, AVX958B, of Eastern National was one of their first buses to acquire an 'all-over' advertising livery, in this case predominantly red and promoting Typhoo Tea.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
519. AVX958B
Eastern National's SD2790 FLF6G AVX958B was lurking in the London Road Depot at Southend in July 1973.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
520. AVX959B
Eastern National SD2791, AVX959B, painted in an overall advert livery for the National Coal Board
Photo taken Saturday 10 August 1974, York Road, just off High Street, Southend
521. AVX959B
Eastern National Rear view of 2791, AVX959B, in the National Coal Board overall advert livery
Photo taken April 1974, High Street, Colchester
522. AVX960B
Eastern National FLF BN2792, AVX960B
Photo taken June 1970, Basildon
523. AVX961B
At Victoria probably in 1971, amongst fellow RELHs in the good old days when you could wander around, Eastern National AVX961B was new in 1964 as number 578, was renumbered later that year in the general fleet renumbering to 400 then in December 1970 was converted from a coach to a dual-purpose, gaining a third number 1611, and finally left the fleet in 1977, passing to ECOC for spares and then to Jordans.
Photo taken c. 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
524. AVX962B
Eastern National 401, AVX962B, a Bristol RELH6G / ECW C47F, new in January 1964, seen here on a tour to Blackpool.
Photo taken October 1965, Morecambe
525. AVX962B
Eastern National BN1612, AVX962B, Bristol RELH / ECW DP45F, had been new as coach 401 (C47F) in January 1964 (one of the first EN vehicles with a suffix letter registration). Converted to dual purpose in January 1971. Reclassified as a bus in January 1973, hence the livery in this photo, although retained DP seats until November 1975 when reseated again to B49F. Withdrawn January 1978.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 August 1973, Basildon Bus Station
526. BNO101B
Eastern National BNO101B, a RELH6G, originally delivered in 1964 with DP body but seen here converted to bus standard, the year before it was withdrawn from service
Photo taken Monday 20 December 1976, Southend
527. BNO101B
Eastern National Bristol RE PL591, BNO101B, later renumbered 1600, part of a batch of eight with DP bodies new in 1964.
Photo taken April 1964, Wembley Stadium
528. BNO102B
Eastern National PL592, BNO102B, a Bristol RELH6G with dual-purpose coach/bus body with on the left another from the same batch, both new in 1964.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1964, Pier Hill Coach Terminus, Southend
529. BNO105B
Eastern National RELH6G BN1604, BNO105B, with a dual-purpose 47 seat body. It was new in 1964 with fleet number 595 and renumbered in August that year to 1604. It was withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken London Road, Victoria Circus, Southend
530. BNO105B
Eastern National RELH6G BN595, BNO105B, with a dual-purpose 47 seat body. It was new in April 1964 and renumbered four months later to 1604.
Photo taken April 1964, Wembley Stadium
531. BNO107B
Eastern National BD1606, BNO107B, Bristol RELH / ECW, new in 1964.
Photo taken around 1973/4, Tilbury Riverside
532. BNO107B
1964-vintage Bristol RELH6G Eastern National 1606, BNO107B, wearing Brentwood depot plates, sets off from Southend in the early evening on service 401 to Enfield with a reasonable passenger load.
Photo taken Thursday 2 August 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
533. BNO108B
Eastern National DT 1607, BNO108B, Bristol RELH / ECW. New March 1964, withdrawn February 1978. Originally DP47F, re-seated to DP45F in September 1967 and to B49F in March 1976.
Photo taken Saturday 1 April 1972, Colchester
534. BNO108B
Eastern National DT1607, BNO108B, Bristol RELH / ECW. New February 1964, DP47F, converted to DP45F in September 1967 and to B49F in March 1976. Withdrawn February 1978.
Photo taken Thursday 8 June 1972, Clacton Bus Station
535. BNO112B
Eastern National 503, BNO112B, a Bedford SB13 with Duple Northern Firefly body seating C41F at Hampton Court by the station, showing the extensive Burlingham influence in the design.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 1969, London Hampton Court Station
536. BNO112B
Eastern National 588, BNO112B, a Bedford SB13 with Duple Northern Firefly body seating C41F, shown in the lists as new in May 1964 so certainly brand new when seen here. Renumbered later that year as 503.
Photo taken April 1964, Wembley Stadium
537. BPU24B
Eastern National MN1450, BPU24B, which started life in June 1964 as a coach with Tillings Transport T330, renumbered as T310 in January 1966 and passed into the ENOC fleet as 310 in February 1970. Then in October 1974 it was converted by Marshalls with power doors and roof mounted destination boxes as seen in the photo.
Photo taken Thursday 16 December 1976, Duke Street, Chelmsford
538. BPU24B
Eastern National MN1450, BPU24B, Bristol MW / ECW. New to Tillings Travel in June 1964 (C39F) and numbered T330 two months later.
Photo taken April 1975, Clacton Bus Station
539. BVX668B
Eastern National FLF 9005, originally coach 2606, BVX668B, in driver recruitment livery
Photo taken April 1975, Lewis Gardens, off High Street, Colchester
540. BVX669B
Eastern National 2607, BVX669B
Photo taken 1970, Basildon Depot
541. BVX672B
Seen in the yard of Ridge Roadways in Lusaka, Zambia are three Bristol FLF6Gs with Eastern Coachwork bodies. AAD9325 on the right is probably ex-Eastern National 1675 (later 2796), BVX672B, acquired in 1980 and seen in a withdrawn condition since another FLF was in service with the same registration number.
Photo taken September 1982, Zambia
542. BVX673B
Eastern National FLF6G HH1676, BVX673B, seen shortly after entering service.
Photo taken Saturday 6 June 1964, Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
543. BVX675B
Eastern National FLF 2799, BVX675B
Photo taken May 1968, outside Basildon Depot
544. BVX679B
Eastern National SD2803, BVX679B, Bristol FLF6B / ECW H38/32F, new in July 1964, withdrawn July 1978.
Photo taken Friday 29 October 1971, Southend
545. BVX679B
Eastern National's BVX679B was a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW body and new in 1964 as 1682. After just a month it was renumbered 2803. It was withdrawn in 1978 and passed to Walker of Anderton who, as can be seen, were enthusiastic Lodekka users.
546. BVX680B
Former Eastern National FLF 2804, BVX680B, new in 1964, withdrawn in 1980 and seen here 5 years later newly painted in LT red and cream.
Photo taken Saturday 28 September 1985, Greenfield Depot
547. BVX680D
Eastern National HH2804, BVX680B, Bristol FLF / ECW. New July 1964 and withdrawn December 1980, it wore this overall advert for Bambergers Home Improvement Centre for only 8 months between February and October 1973.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Southend
548. BVX681B
This shot of former ENOC 2805, BVX681B, shows its peculiar half-open top format, which Paul believes was a London Bus Export creation. This bus was something of a mystery until he caught up with it in the metal at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show, and was able to check the chassis number to prove identity, rather than believe the number plate fitted at the time - BHN658B. The bus was initially sold on upon withdrawal in 1980 to the National Playbus Association, Bristol, who then placed the vehicle with Gwent Community Services in Griffithstown as a playbus.
549. BVX683B
Eastern National 2807, BVX683B
Photo taken February 1967, Basildon Depot
550. FWC427B
Former ENOC 2809, FWC427B, was exported to France in March 1982, and was snapped here by Allan Macfarlane in August 1998, in Varades, Loire Atlantique.
Photo taken August 1998, Varades, Loire Atlantique, France
551. GNO790B
Eastern National 2814, GNO790B
Photo taken May 1971, Basildon Bus Station
552. GNO791B
Seen in Paris in December 1993, former 2815, GNO791B, was sold on from Eastern National to dealer Ensign in Grays in September 1980, then exported to France in June 1982.
Photo taken Dec 1993, Paris, France
553. GNO791B
Another shot of former Eastern National 2815 (GNO791B), this time during its visit to the UK from France in 1996 for nearside door removal and repaint at Kent Coachworks
Photo taken Sunday 2 June 1996, Southchurch Park
554. HEV995B
Colourful! HEV995B was Eastern National 2817, an FLF6G new in December 1964. Withdrawn in September 1980, and sold on to Ensign (dealer), the bus was with Lager Kitchens by 1983, then noted by October 1986 with The Clown Jewels of Invergordon.
555. HEV996B
HEV996B was ENOC 2818, an FLF6G new in December 1964. Withdrawn in September 1980, and sold on to Ensign (dealer), the bus was exported to Belgium in August 1982, and is seen here in June 1995, parked in Waterloo, Belgium, and advertising like mad!
Photo taken June 1995, Waterloo, Belgium
556. HEV996B
HEV996B was ENOC 2818, an FLF6G new in December 1964. Withdrawn in September 1980, and seen here in Ghent with a nice exhaust plume.
Photo taken Sunday 4 July 1999, Ghent
557. HEV996B
Eastern National 2818, HEV996B, was a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body new in 1964.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Southend Victoria Station
558. HEV997B
Former Eastern National 2819, HEV997B, is one of many Lodekkas to see further service overseas, either complete or open-topped. After periods in Florida, Philadelphia and then with Double Decker Tours of New York (seen bearing fleet number 14), it is now reported to be in Cordoba, Argentina.
Photo taken Sunday 19 October 1997, State Street, New York City, USA
559. JHK458C
Eastern National CN1434, JHK458C, Bristol MW / ECW dual purpose. New December 1964, DP43F.
Photo taken Saturday 27 May 1972, Colchester Bus Station
560. RWC607
Former ENOC FLF coach 1640/2604, RWC607, at the Halifax Rally in August 1989.
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 1989, off Charlestown Road, Halifax
561. JHK452C
Eastern National HH2820, JHK452C, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, soon after entry into service.
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
562. JHK452C
Eastern National FLF 2820, JHK452C
Photo taken emerging from EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
563. JHK455C
Former ENOC JHK455C, 2823, a FLF6B new in 1965 and withdrawn in 1980, now with Prins Classic Transport, Holland. Note the upper deck windows have been reduced in height and it displays 'Chepstow' having been supplied by David Hoare of Chepstow Classic Buses.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 October 2002, Holland
564. JHK461C
Eastern National 2826, JHK461C. This entered in service in March 1965 and stayed in the fleet until November 1980 when it was withdrawn and sold along with 3 other FLFs to Southdown for spares.
Photo taken 1970(?), Basildon Depot
565. JHK462C
Eastern National CR2827, JHK462C, Bristol FLF / ECW. New January 1965, withdrawn December 1980.
Photo taken Saturday 4 March 1972, Dogs Head Street, Ipswich
566. KNO949C
Eastern National 2608, KNO949C - the official ECW shot from 1965
567. KNO949C
Eastern National 2608, KNO949C, Bristol FLF / ECW CH37/22F seen here being prepared for conversion to bus 2940, which wasn't completed until a year after this photo was taken. New in March 1965, withdrawn September 1980.
Photo taken July 1975
568. KNO950C
Eastern National former FLF coach 2941, KNO950C
Photo taken June 1975, Basildon Depot
569. KNO951C
Eastern National CR2828, KNO951C, new two months earlier
Photo taken Sunday 9 May 1965, Colchester Bus Station
570. KNO952C
Eastern National 2829, KNO952C
Photo taken 1970, Maldon Bus Station
571. LWC660C
Former Eastern National FLF6B 2834, LWC660C, in service with Stagecoach in Perth on a rainy day in 1986.
Photo taken 1986, Perth
572. LWC660C
Former ENOC 2834 (LWC660C) was sold to W Irvine, Law, Scotland in June 1981. It passed to Wilsons of Carnwath a year later, then back to Irvine of Law in July 1983. Finally to Stagecoach in Perth in January 1984, where it served until being broken for spares in late 1988
Photo taken Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
573. LWC661C
Eastern National FLF LWC661C was new in June 1965 as 2835, and was withdrawn in 1980, passing in November of that year to Southdown Motor Services in Brighton, where it was cannibalised for spare mechanical parts. In September 1981, it was either sold or donated to Drusillas Zoo Park at Alfriston, Sussex, where it still resides as a "Zoo Lab", minus engine and other mechanicals.
Photo taken April 1998, Drusillas Zoo Park, Alfriston, near Eastbourne
574. LWC661C
Eastern National 2835, LWC661C, on the 17 to Eastwood Woodcutters.
Photo taken Southchurch Road/Bournemouth Park Road, Southend
575. LWC663C
Eastern National FLF 2837 (LWC663C) was new in August 1965, and was withdrawn in 1980, sold on through Ensign (dealer) to Fidelity Radio, London, by October 1980, then to L V Carter of Colchester in June 1983, to Green (dealer), Weymouth, by April 1984, to the "Working Together Project" in Halberton in May 1984, where it was used as the Tiverton Craft Bus.
576. LWC663C
Eastern National's Bristol FLF6G 2837, LWC663C, in an all-over advertising scheme promoting Southend District Home Heating Group central heating planning and installation service.
Photo taken Friday 3 August 1973, High Street, Southend
577. LWC663C
Eastern National's Bristol FLF6G 2837, LWC663C, in an all-over advertising scheme promoting Southend District Home Heating Group central heating planning and installation service.
Photo taken Friday 3 August 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
578. LWC665C
Another 1965 delivery, LWC665C (2839) was transferred to Eastern Counties in 1973, and then withdrawn in 1981. After a period at Norths (dealer) of Sherburn, it wound up with Argas Persicus Travel Ltd in London, later Top Deck Travel by July 1983.
Photo taken Wednesday 10 July 1996, A10 Autoroute near Tours, France
579. 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
580. MVX878C
This ENOC FLF made it into the fleet and elegant livery of Essex independent Hedingham & District. New in September 1965 as 2841, MVX878C was sold to Hedingham upon withdrawal from ENOC in February 1981. Hedingham operated it until the end of 1988, then sold it on to Thorne, Bromsgrove as a driver trainer.
Photo taken June 1988, North Weald
581. MVX878C
Ex-Eastern National FLF 2841, MVX878C, now with Dreadnought Coaches of Alnwick, Northumberland as their number 7, acquired for use on private hire and park & ride services.
Photo taken Friday 27 April 2007, Alnwick, Northumberland
582. MVX879C
Eastern National FLF CN2842, MVX879C, is seen here in Clacton, Jackson Road, Bus Station on lay-over having worked service 126 in.
Photo taken late 1970s, Clacton Bus Station
583. MVX881C
Another "sold on" Eastern National FLF, MVX881C former 2844 which is now a static "bustaurant" called 'Birdies Perch' situated near Point Pelee, the southernmost point in Canada.
Photo taken Saturday 29 September 2012, Point Pelee, Canada
584. MVX882C
Eastern National 2845, MVX882C, was an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F bodied Bristol FLF6B seen in Colchester Bus Station.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
585. MVX883C
Eastern Counties Bristol FLF6G MVX883C, fleet number FLF423 with ECW H38/32F bodywork, sits inside Yarmouth Garage on Royal Wedding Day, 29 July 1981.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1981, Great Yarmouth Garage
586. MVX885C
Eastern National FLF, MVX885C, new as 2848 in 1965, was converted to open top and renumbered 2302 in April 1979. Here it is, just completed, emerging from Pritlewell garage and posing for the camera.
Photo taken April 1979, Prittlewell Depot, Southend
587. NTW942C
NTW942C was new to Eastern National in 1965 as 2849, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body. It lasted with ENOC until 1980.
Photo taken Canvey Island
588. NTW942C
A second view of NTW942C alongside preserved KSW VNO859
Photo taken Southend
589. NTW942C
Happily preserved by the Eastern National Preservation Group, and housed at the Castle Point Transport Museum, here is Eastern National 2849, NTW942C, at the Southend Bus Rally in June 1997
Photo taken June 1997, Southend
590. NTW942C
Eastern National NTW942C Bristol FLF with ECW bodywork new in 1965.
Photo taken June 1975, Southsea Castle
591. NTW942C
Lower deck interior of Eastern National 2849, NTW942C, a Bristol FLF with ECW bodywork, which is preserved at Castle Point Transport Museum. 2917-2931 were the only FLFs delivered with this moquette but it was retrospectively fitted to 2849 when it was a Showbus at Hadleigh in the mid 1970s (so, being pedantic, it did not have this moquette when it was originally in the Tilling livery it is preserved in).
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
592. NTW942C
Upper deck interior of 2849, NTW942C, a Bristol FLF with ECW bodywork, preserved at the Castle Point Transport Museum. This shows the blue / green vinyl seat backs which were fitted to most bus FLFs - the earliest ones (those with black window rubbers) had green rexine seat backs and the last ones (2917-2931) had cream with "autumn leaves" pattern.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2007, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
593. NTW942C
An Eastern National line-up, seen at the Castle Point show, with FLF 2849, NTW942C, MW coach 392, OWC182D, and their first VR, 3000, CPU979G.
Photo taken Sunday 24 July 2016, Canvey Island
594. NTW943C
Eastern National open top FLF 2303, NTW943C, on the 67 at Chalkwell Shelter.
Photo taken Chalkwell Shelter, Southend
595. NTW943C
Eastern National 2850, NTW943C, seen in Colchester Bus Station, was a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
596. OPU822D
Seen at a Southend Bus Rally in the early 1980s is OPU822D, former Eastern National 2857. New to ENOC in February 1966, OPU was withdrawn in 1980, then in February 1981 was sold on to Hedingham and District whose livery it wears in this shot.
Photo taken Southend
597. OPU822D
Former Eastern National FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body once OPU822D and now ZH254044 seen still at work in Switzerland.
Photo taken Saturday 8 December 2018, St Gallen, Switzerland
598. OPU823D
Eastern National 2858, OPU823D, was a Bristol FLF6B with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body which was seen in Colchester Bus Station.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
599. OPU825D
Eastern National SD2856, OPU825D, a Bristol FLF with ECW H38/32F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 February 1966, Victoria Avenue, Southend
600. OPU825D
Eastern National 2856, OPU825D, was a Bristol FLF6B with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body, new in January 1966.
Photo taken February/March 1966, Southend Victoria Station
601. OVX297D
This is former ENOC 2853, OVX297D, owned by Mart Leek of Monnickendam, Holland ex Top Deck (he bought seven although two are stuck elsewhere; this is the only one that is ex-ENOC).
Photo taken Thursday 24 October 2002, Holland
602. OVX297D
Eastern National 2853, OVX297D was a Bristol FLF6G with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body which was seen in Colchester Bus Station.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
603. OWC182D
Preserved Eastern National PL392, OWC182D, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body, new in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, Alton
604. OWC182D
Preserved Eastern National PL392, OWC182D, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body, new in 1966 and alongside preserved Eastern Counties MW coach LS789, 5789AH.
Photo taken Sunday 6 June 2010, Clacton
605. OWC182D
Three old ladies seen at Waterside Farm, ex-Eastern National 328, PTW110, and 392, OWC182D alongside ex-Moores 373WPU.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 2017, Waterside Farm, Canvey Island
606. OWC183D
Eastern National CF393, OWC183D, a Bristol MW / ECW coach. New to Tillings Travel as T313 in February 1966, to Eastern National in April 1968. Rebuilt with power operated doors and roof line destination box by Marshalls, reseated to B43F and renumbered 1451 in January 1975 before being withdrawn in September 1980.
Photo taken Saturday 12 August 1972, High Street, Colchester
607. RHK346D
No, Paul couldn't believe it either! A chance encounter en route to an early morning meeting in London (and with his camera on board too), found him taking this shot near Kings Cross early on the morning of January 23rd, 1992. RHK346D, former 2861, became ENOC driver trainer 9010 in 1979, was withdrawn in 1981, and passed to Gwent Community Services apparently converted to a mobile toilet.
Photo taken Thursday 23 January 1992, near London Kings Cross
608. RHK346D
Former Eastern National FLF6B 2861, RHK346D, new in 1966. It lasted with Eastern National until 1979.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 October 2010, A military storage yard, Wiltshire
609. RHK348D
Eastern National Bristol FLF6B open top 2301, RHK348D, new in 1966 and withdrawn in 1981, seen here in it's final summer.
Photo taken August 1981, Clacton
610. RHK348D
Eastern National FLF open-topper 2301, RHK348D.
Photo taken 1981, Clacton Bus Station
611. RHK348D
Eastern National open top FLF 2301, RHK348D, was for a time used as a show bus by Hadleigh depot. Seen here at a rally at Maidstone.
Photo taken Maidstone
612. RVW390D
Eastern National FLF CN2864, RVW390D is seen in Clacton, Jackson Road, Bus Station during the late 1970's operating service 113 to Burrsville.
Photo taken late 1970s, Clacton Bus Station
613. RVW392D
Caught in Basildon Bus Station, sometime early in 1971, is Eastern National RVW392D (2866) operating the 400 service to London Kings Cross
Photo taken early 1971, Basildon Bus Station
614. RVW393D
RVW393D is one of two former ENOC FLFs in use as mobile homes in Aberdeenshire. The current owner acquired both from Northern Scottish many years ago, but although converted to semi open top mobile homes they remain in active use and in good condition. As you can see, they are kept in premises that many an operator would die for! The additional pipework on the front is apparently to aid cooling!
Photo taken 2001
615. RWC943D
Believed to be former ENOC FLF RWC943D, the second of two former ENOC FLFs in use as mobile homes in Aberdeenshire.
Photo taken 2001
616. STW763D
Seen parked in the yard of Top Deck's farm in Woking during the Summer of 1995 is STW763D, former 2875, which joined the Top Deck fleet as "Rush" late in 1982. The FLF on the right, whose rear bay is just visible, is former ENOC 2913 (WWC743F).
Photo taken Summer 1995, Woking
617. STW763D
Ugly as the back-end of a bus? Actually, I always thought the rear of an FLF to be quite handsome - more so when the rear upturned 'T' destination blinds were fitted. This view from April 1996, outside the Top Deck workshop in Chelsea sees former 2913, WWC743F, alongside former 2875, STW763D, being prepared for the summer season of trips and tours.
Photo taken April 1996, Chelsea
618. STW763D
STW763D 'Rush' operated by Top deck travel, pictured here in the car park of Neuschwanstein Castle during a relaxing break from the passengers! An enjoyable bus to drive.
Photo taken July 1990, Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
619. STW765D
Seen "in store" in Chelsea in 1996, is Eastern National FLF STW765D - former 2877, withdrawn in June 1982, and via Norths (dealer), passing to Top Deck Travel as "Stew" by the end of 1982.
Photo taken Friday 19 April 1996, Chelsea
620. STW765D
Top Deck Travel STW765D, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1966 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken March 1983, Princes Street, Edinburgh
621. SVX277D
SVX277D was one of the 1966 Eastern National FLFs that made the long trek North of the Border in exchange for a Bristol VR in September 1971. Between then and 1980, SVX served with W Alexander & Sons (Midland) Ltd, before being sold on to dealer Martins of Middlewich, then to Castrol Oils, Ellesmere Port, where it resided for many years.
622. SVX278D
New in 1966, FLF6G 2879, SVX278D, was swapped in October 1971 to W Alexander & Sons (Midland), in Falkirk Scotland, as part of the well documented exchange for VRTs. Midland operated it until 1980, and then sold it on to a Scout Group in Aberdeen.
Photo taken August 1983, Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
623. SVX279D
Alexander Midland MRD206, SVX279D, ex Eastern National 2880 at Larbert Garage in October 1978 repainted in the last Alexander Midland livery with a revamped fleetname. The depot code under the fleet number (Kh) is for Kirkintilloch Garage. The offside traffic indicator has yet to be refitted. The previous fleetname style is still applied under the radiator!
Photo taken Sunday 7 May 1978, Larbert Garage
624. AEV812F
One of the last batch of Eastern National FLFs overtaking one of the first batch! SD2918, AEV812F, passing one of the nn TVX batch. Some of the evolvement of the FLF body can be seen in this photo, the most noticeable being that the newer FLF has only one cream band, has cream rather than black window rubbers and is longer (with longer rear side windows).
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1971, Southend
625. AVW396F
Eastern National's FLF6G AVW396F, fleet no. SD2927, leaving Southend at the start of a service 2 run to Grays. The overall advertising scheme is promoting the then new Tesco supermarket at Pitsea.
Photo taken Tuesday 19 September 1978, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
626. AVW401F
Eastern National FLF 2942, AVW401F, converted for OMO operation in January 1974 at ENOC Central Works, featuring a rebuilt staircase with a door into the back of the cab off the lower landing of the revised staircase.
Photo taken Sunday 25 April 1976, Castle Road, Clacton
627. AVW401F
Two interior shots of Eastern National FLF 2942, AVW401F, converted for OMO operation, featuring a rebuilt staircase with a door into the back of the cab off the lower landing of the revised staircase.
Photo taken Sunday 25 April 1976, Clacton Depot
628. AVW403F
Later on the final day of FLF operation at Hadleigh, more “last day” notices were added either side of the destination, claiming 2944, AVW403F, was “The Last Half Cab Bus in Southend” (forgive Richard for distorting history!! – but who would have expected RMs to appear in the town 10 years later?). The shot was taken just into August 2nd, 1981 as 2944 ran into Hadleigh for the final time.
Photo taken Sunday 2 August 1981, Hadleigh
629. AVW403F
The very next day after Southend Transport’s last PD3 made its final run, Hadleigh allocated 2944, AVW403F, was used on all day service as a similar farewell operation, again complete with Richard Delahoy-produced headboard which included an EN fleetname once on the side of a coach FLF.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1981, East Beach, Shoeburyness
630. UEV219E
This is a former Eastern National FLF despite its triangular Scottish destination display. This bus was new as 2881, UEV219E, and was part of the FLF/VRT swop which occurred in 1971 when it became MRD207 with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 2000, Quebec, Canada
631. UEV219E
Second view of former Eastern National FLF UEV219E, new as 2881 and was part of the FLF/VRT swop which occurred in 1971 when it became MRD 207 with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd.
Photo taken Sunday 15 October 2000, Quebec, Canada
632. UEV220E
Eastern National 2882, UEV220E, one of the three "E" registered ENOC FLFs in Colchester, just before it was sent to Scotland in October 1971
Photo taken October 1971, Colchester Bus Station
633. WNO973F
Do not adjust your set! Here is WNO973F (former 2885) in April 1987 at the Spitalfields depot of Stagecoach. This bus was new in September 1967, and after withdrawal in 1981 passed through APT (dealer), Bracebridge Heath to Ensign (dealer), Purfleet in January 1982, then to W Irvine of Law in February 1982, to Stagecoach, Perth, in January 1984, and was full broken up by Stagecoach by June 1988.
Photo taken Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
634. WNO973F
Eastern National BD2885, WNO973F, Bristol FLF / ECW H40/30F. New September 1967, withdrawn January 1982.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Seaway, Southend
635. WNO974F
By the time this picture was taken in August 1990, WNO974F, formerly Eastern National 2886 was nearing the end of its days.
Photo taken August 1990, London Road, Great Notley, Braintree
636. WNO974F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2886, WNO974F
Photo taken April 1969, Basildon Bus Depot
637. WNO974F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2886, WNO974F, new in 1967.
Photo taken July 1978, by the Stone Bridge, Chelmsford
638. WNO975F
Rear view of Eastern National FLF6LX 2887, WNO975F
Photo taken May 1970, Basildon Bus Station
639. WNO975F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2887, WNO975F, complete with a boiling over radiator
Photo taken Brentwood
640. WNO976F
WNO976F (former Eastern National 2888) is seen here with Pennine Pizza who had several FLFs. They acquired it from Norths (dealer), Sherburn, in April 1983
641. WNO976F
Eastern National SD2888, WNO976F, a semi-automatic FLF6LX
Photo taken June 1975, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend
642. WNO980F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2892, WNO980F, seen here in intermediate livery (NBC green/white, but with yellow ENOC fleetname on the front cowl)
Photo taken August 1974, Basildon Bus Station
643. WNO980F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2892, WNO980F, still carrying its inverted T rear blind
Photo taken 1970s, Chelmsford Bus Station
644. WNO981F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2893, WNO981F, with its inverted T rear blind panelled over.
Photo taken 1970s, Basildon Depot
645. WNO982F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2894, WNO982F
Photo taken August 1980, Basildon Bus Station
646. WNO984F
Eastern National WNO984F (2896) also found its way to Stagecoach, Perth, in April 1982, direct from Ensign (dealer), Purfleet. Scrapped by Jones, Carlton, by October 1984, it is seen here in the Stagecoach yard in Perth, obviously near the end of its days, and alongside former 2789 (SVX278D).
Photo taken Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
647. WVX525F
Eastern National WVX525F (2898) was the first of the FLF6LXs to be converted for One Man Operation following an accident in September 1972. In the process it lost its Cave Brown Cave heating system. It was sold to W H Fowler & Sons of Holbeach Drove in December 1982, and then to Joe Sykes in Carlton.
648. WVX525F
Eastern National SD2898, WVX525F, a semi-automatic FLF6LX, working a rare 400 service from Basildon Bus Station.
Photo taken 1974, Basildon Bus Station
649. WVX525F
This view of Southend Seaway terminus dates from 1968, and shows two Eastern National FLF6LX buses - WVX525F and WWC741F- about to depart on 251 and 151 respectively.
Photo taken 1968, Southend Seaway
650. WVX526F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2899, WVX526F, is awaiting attention after an accident in this view taken sometime in 1969.
Photo taken 1969
651. WVX527F
The first shot of many, featuring the ENOC FLFs that served long and hard in the fleet on 'Top Deck Travel'. ENOC 2900, WVX527F, another of the 1967 31ft Semi autos, was withdrawn by ENOC in 1981, and by 1983 had arrived in the Top Deck fleet where it was named 'Da Bus'.
Photo taken Friday 19 April 1996, outside Top Deck's short lived depot, London Chelsea
652. WVX527F
Seen at Peter van der Merwe's in Dordrecht, Holland, this was Eastern National FLF6LX 2900, WVX527F, later 'Da Bus' of Top Deck Travel. It has been substantially rebuilt but retains the semi-auto gearbox and the forward-ascending staircase. The CBC heating has been removed.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 October 2002, Dordrecht, Holland
653. WVX527F
Eastern National HH2900, WVX527F, a semi-automatic Bristol FLF6LX
Photo taken June 1975, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
654. WVX528F
Former Eastern National WVX528F (2901) is seen here in September 1987 in the Stagecoach "graveyard" in Perth - it came to Stagecoach in May 1983, via North (dealer) , Sherburn, in June 1982, then Rapsons of Brora Brora. By September 1988, WVX was broken up completely.
Photo taken September 1987, Stagecoach "Graveyard", Spittalfield, Perth
655. WVX528F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2901, WVX528F
Photo taken June 1976, Basildon Bus Depot
656. WVX529F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2902, WVX529F
Photo taken August 1974, Basildon Bus Station
657. WVX530F
Seen in the yard of Ensign Bus in 1988, former Eastern National 2903, WVX530F, was sold on to Norths (dealer) in 1981, then quickly to Ensign and to Bus Fare Ltd, Albury, as a mobile hospitality unit
Photo taken 1988, Ensign Bus yard
658. WVX530F
Another shot of the former Eastern National 2903 - WVX530F, snapped by Maurice Bateman in a street in Twickenham in May 1991. All ICI decals removed, this was the last sight of the bus on public roads - less than a year later it was locked up in a scrapyard near Slough, where it has stayed ever since.
Photo taken May 1991, London Twickenham
659. WVX531F
This sad sight of former 2904, WVX531F, at Norths (dealer) in Sherburn near Leeds is particularly pointed as this was never supposed to happen. WVX was sold on to Norths from ENOC in June 1982, and saw service with the nearby Knottingley Emblems Jazz Band. A frequent visitor to Norths, this bus was wrongly diagnosed as having a cracked engine block in late 1990, so the Emblems got a new bus, and WVX was put out to pasture - but the inevitable happened.
Photo taken September 1991, Norths (dealer), Sherburn near Leeds
660. WVX532F
Many ex-ENOC FLFs were sold on through dealers to the young Stagecoach company in Perth in 1982/3. Former 2905, WVX532F, was one that lasted longer than most. Paul even contemplated buying this bus from Stagecoach when he was looking for parts for AVX975G, but the price strangely increased between phone calls by £2000, and so WVX stayed in Perth. Seen here in November 1988, breaking up on site for spares was well underway.
Photo taken November 1998, Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
661. WVX532F
This unusual shot dates from January 1984, and is taken in the Spitalfield yard of Stagecoach. Three former Eastern National FLF6LXs can be seen in this view - on the extreme left, a glimpse of AEV820F in Stagecoach livery. In the middle is WVX532F, still in ENOC/NBC green and white livery. Nearest to the camera are the remains of AEV812F (ex-2918), which was sadly destroyed by fire late in 1983
Photo taken January 1984, Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
662. WVX533F
Four ex Eastern National FLF6LXs 2892, 2901, 2904 and 2906 new in 1967 and 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 26 June 1982
663. WWC742F
WWC742F was a 1967 semi-Automatic FLF6LX numbered 2912 in the ENOC Fleet, and was withdrawn in June 1982, passing to Norths (dealer) of Sherburn. By August 1982, it had joined the fleet of Scottish independent Wilson's Supreme Travel of Carnwath. During its time with Wilson's, WWC lost its front upper deck opening windows, and several hoppers and sliders on each side. Not exactly sure when, but this bus passed through London Bus Export Company and was exported to the US.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 September 1991, Farmington, New York, USA
664. WWC742F
Wilson of Carnwath, WWC742F, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6LX built in 1967 with ECW H40/30F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1985, Carnwath
665. WWC742F
Second shot of Eastern National FLF WG2912, WWC742F in 1981
Photo taken May 1981, London Wood Green Depot
666. WWC742F
Eastern National FLF WG2912, WWC742F at Wood Green in 1981, not that long before closure.
Photo taken May 1981, London Wood Green Depot
667. WWC743F
Ugly as the back-end of a bus? Actually, I always thought the rear of an FLF to be quite handsome - more so when the rear upturned 'T' destination blinds were fitted. This view from April 1996, outside the Top Deck workshop in Chelsea sees former 2913, WWC743F, alongside former 2875, STW763D, being prepared for the summer season of trips and tours.
Photo taken April 1996, Chelsea
668. AEV812F
This unusual shot dates from January 1984, and is taken in the Spitalfield yard of Stagecoach. Three former Eastern National FLF6LXs can be seen in this view - on the extreme left, a glimpse of AEV820F in Stagecoach livery. In the middle is WVX532F, still in ENOC/NBC green and white livery. Nearest to the camera are the remains of AEV812F (ex-2918), which was sadly destroyed by fire late in 1983
Photo taken January 1984, Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
669. AEV813F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2919, AEV813F. This bus was destroyed by fire in Prittlewell depot in 1981.
Photo taken August 1968, leaving Basildon Bus Station
670. AEV814F
One of the May 1968 semi-automatic FLF6LX deliveries, this bus (2920, AEV814F) served with Eastern National until 1981, and was sold on to Norths (dealer) of Sherburn, then to Gwyneth M Hancock, Greetland, who had fitted the bus out as "Changes Boutique" by June 1983. By May 1985, however, 2920 had been sold on again to John Waddingtons of Leeds, who used the bus as a mobile showroom for their board games.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 May 1995, Antwerp, Belgium
671. AEV814F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2920, AEV814F.
Photo taken Early 1970s, Basildon Bus Station
672. AEV816F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2922, AEV816F
Photo taken May 1977, Basildon Bus Station
673. AEV816F
Eastern National BN2922, AEV816F, Bristol FLF / ECW H40/30F, new May 1968, sold June 1982.
Photo taken Saturday 20 January 1973, St. Edwards Way, Romford
674. AEV817F
Eastern National SD2923, AEV817F, Bristol FLF / ECW. New May 1968, withdrawn June 1982.
Photo taken Saturday 20 January 1973, St. Edwards Way, Romford
675. AEV817F
Eastern National FLF6LX SD2923, AEV817F, seen at Tottenham Hale one way system on its way to Wood Green.
Photo taken May 1981, London Tottenham Hale
676. AEV818F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2924, AEV818F
Photo taken June 1970, Basildon Depot
677. AEV820F
In April 1982, Stagecoach of Perth acquired former Eastern National 2926, FLF6LX AEV820F. This shot shows it in full Stagecoach livery at their Perth yard. It was withdrawn with accident damage in January 1985 and presumably scrapped on site along with so many other of their ex-ENOC FLFs.
Photo taken Stagecoach, Spittalfield, Perth
678. AVW396F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2927, AVW396F
Photo taken March 1977, Basildon Depot
679. AVW396F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2927, AVW396F, in Tesco red livery. This was one of the ENOC FLFs converted for OMO use
Photo taken August 1979, Basildon Depot
680. AVW397F
Second shot of former ENOC FLF 2928, AVW397F, which was exported to Hong Kong in May 1981.
Photo taken Hong Kong
681. AVW397F
This yellow open topper is no less than former Eastern National 2928, AVW397F. This bus was one of the ENOC FLFs converted for OMO operation, but in April 1979 was loaned to United Counties, then in June 1979 to Alder Valley, before returning to ENOC in November 1979. Never reinstated, 2928 was sold to Ensign (dealer) in December 1980, and exported to Hong Kong in May 1981. It joined the Citybus fleet with number B21, and was converted to open top by January 1985.
Photo taken Friday 15 November 1985, Citybus yard in Tsuen Wan MTR Station, Hong Kong
682. AVW397F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2928, AVW397F
Photo taken early 1972, emerging from EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
683. AVW397F
Eastern National MN2928, AVW397F, a Bristol FLF6LX / ECW, new as H40/30F in July 1968. Converted to OMO by Marshall, Cambridge May 1973 and further rebuilt (with staircase reversal) to H37/30F by Eastern National in July 1974.
Photo taken Summer 1978, Maldon Depot
684. AVW398F
AVW398F was new to Eastern National in July 1968 as 2929. In 1973, it was one of the FLFs converted by ENOC for one man operation, but saw little service in that guise.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 May 1997, Venlo, Netherlands
685. AVW398F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2929, AVW398F, seen just after conversion to OMO.
Photo taken Summer 1973, Basildon Bus Station
686. AVW398F
Former Eastern National FLF 2929, AVW398F with W H Fowler & Sons, taken on an EBEG visit
Photo taken March 1986, Holbeach Drove, near Crowland
687. AVW399F
Second view of Eastern National SD2930, AVW399F, an FLF6LX Semi Automatic.
Photo taken 1971/2, London Wood Green Depot
688. AVW399F
AVW399F was delivered to ENOC in July 1968 as 2930. When withdrawn in 1981, it was sold on to Norths, Sherburn, then by October 1983 had passed to Horsell Graphics, Leeds, as a mobile exhibition unit, and toured Europe. By April 1985, it was back at Norths, and was sold in 1986 to Moodies Exhibition Services in Petersfield, with whom it served under various liveries, including Hamlyn Books, the "Bugs Bunny Road Show", Rabbit Phones, Lorius/Seiko watches and Enza New Zealand Apples.
Photo taken December 1992, Croydon
689. AVW399F
Another shot of former Eastern National FLF 2930, AVW399F, in New Zealand apples livery, which it wore after the Rabbit phones livery.
690. AVW399F
Eastern National BN2930, AVW399F, an FLF6LX Semi Automatic. This FLF had the dubious honour of starring in many episodes of 'On The Buses'.
Photo taken November 1968, Basildon Depot
691. AVW401F
Eastern National 2942, AVW401F, a former FLF6LX Coach (2610), seen here after conversion to bus specification.
Photo taken June 1976, Colchester Bus Depot
692. AVW401F
Eastern National FLF6LX AVW401F, originally 2610/2942, seen here in driver training livery, renumbered 9006
Photo taken June 1979, Basildon Depot
693. AVW402F
AVW402F was new as Eastern National coach 2611, then became bus 2943 before being withdrawn in 1981. Rebuilt as "The Golden Arrow" hospitality unit by Eastern National Engineering in Chelmsford, it was sold on to Arrow Exhibition Services in Maidstone in December 1981.
694. AVW403F
Originally Eastern National FLF coach 2612, then bus 2944, AVW403F was sold on to Essex County Council in Chelmsford in December 1981, and was then converted to a mobile youth centre for use on the Dengie Peninsula in Essex. Between 1983 and 1988 the bus was driven by volunteers through the lanes of Bradwell, Southminster, St Lawrence and other small villages as The Dengie Jubilee Bus Association.
Photo taken January 1990, Purfleet
695. AVW403F
Eastern National BN2612, AVW403F, one of the beautiful FLF6LX Semi Auto Coaches
Photo taken August 1968, Basildon Depot
696. AVW403F
Eastern National FLF6LX 2612, AVW403F, in dual purpose livery
Photo taken February 1972, Basildon Depot
697. AVX973G
This great shot of AVX973G, former Eastern National 2931, was taken by Andy Meadows, and shows this bus after sale to V D H and G W Coleman (L Coleman & Sons) of Leverington. The bus had passed from ENOC to North (dealer) in June 1982 , then to Colemans in September 1982.
Photo taken 1983
698. AVX973G
Eastern National FLF6LX BN2931, AVX973G, with ECW H40/30F body, the last bus-bodied FLF into the ENOC fleet in 1968. It was withdrawn in 1981.
Photo taken October 1971, Mercury Gardens/St. Edwards Way, Romford
699. AVX973G
Eastern National FLF6LX 2931, AVX973G, the last bus-bodied FLF into the ENOC fleet in 1968. It was withdrawn in 1981.
Photo taken 1970s, London Wood Green Depot
700. AVX973G
Second shot of Eastern National FLF6LX 2931, AVX973G.
Photo taken 1970s, London Wood Green Depot
701. AVX973G
Third shot of Eastern National FLF6LX 2931, AVX973G.
Photo taken 1970s, London Wood Green Depot
702. AVX974G
Eastern National FLF6LX 2945, AVX974G, new as double-deck coach 2613
Photo taken August 1975, Basildon Bus Station
703. AVX975G
Paul Harrison's personal favourite - mainly because he's owned it since 1988! AVX975G was new to ENOC as coach 2614 in August 1968.
Photo taken 1998, Faversham
704. AVX975G
Eastern National FLF6LX Coach 2614, AVX975G - the 'official' ENOC shot taken when new near to Prittlewell Garage.
Photo taken August 1968, near to Prittlewell Depot, Southend
705. AVX975G
Photographed at the launch preview of Paul Harrison's former Eastern National FLF AVX975G, after a restoration project lasting almost 16 years, newly restored both inside and out to its original coach condition. AVX was new to ENOC as coach 2614 in August 1968, the last Lodekka chassis numerically, ENOC's last new half-cab bus, and one of only five 31ft, semi automatic Coaches.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 2009, Castle Point Transport Museum, Canvey Island
706. AVX975G
Newly restored Eastern National FLF Coach, 2614, AVX975G, en route for a return to Victoria Coach Station
Photo taken Saturday 26 September 2009, Basildon Bus Station
707. CPU979G
ENOC's first Bristol VRT, 3000, CPU979G, was exhibited as a chassis at the 1968 Earls Court Commercial Motor Show as it was the first production Bristol VRT chassis. It was then bodied by ECW to become ENOC 3000, entering service early in 1969, and serving as a bus, then as a trainer until the late 1980s.
Photo taken June 1997, Southend
708. CPU979G
Line up in Southend Seaway car park before the off for the 251 running day with
Photo taken Sunday 29 April 2012, Seaway Car Park, Southend
709. CPU979G
Former Eastern National VR 3000, CPU979G, in Maldon High Street on the way to the Clacton Rally, first time back to its home town being based for sometime at Maldon.
Photo taken Sunday 3 June 2012, High Street, Maldon
710. CPU979G
A pair of preserved VRs, Former Eastern National CPU979G alongside former Lincolnshire JVL619H.
Photo taken Sunday 16 September 2012, Duxford
711. LFS292F
Hedingham & District L104, LFS292F, ex-Eastern National 3043, acquired by EN from Eastern Scottish (AA292) in November 1973 via Eastern Counties.
Photo taken June 1982, Southend
712. LFS295F
Eastern National 3044, LFS295F, Bristol VRTLL / ECW. New to Eastern Scottish as AA295 in December 1968, acquired by EN via Eastern Counties in December 1973. Built as H47/36F but reseated by EN to H42/28F before entry into service in January 1974. Withdrawn April 1982.
Photo taken Sunday 23 June 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
713. LFS297F
Ex Eastern Scottish VR/ECW LFS297F which came south as part of the FLF/VR exchange. Now Eastern National 9018 and in blue driver training livery. Parked in the yard at the back of London Road, Southend depot.
Photo taken 1980s, rear of EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
714. YTW537F
Seen at Yeovil on an enthusiasts’ weekend tour is Eastern National 413, YTW537F, a Duple Northern Commander III bodied Bristol RESH6G seating C36F, new in April 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 18 May 1968, Yeovil
715. YTW538F
Eastern National coach 414, YTW538F, one of a batch of four Bristol RESH6G with Duple Northern 'Commander III' C36F bodies, new in early 1968, seen here at the Essex Show the same year.
Photo taken 1968, Essex Show, Great Leighs, near Braintree
716. YTW539F
National Travel (South East) 9415, YTW539F, a Bristol RESH6G built in 1968 with Duple Commander III C36F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1974, Duke Street, Darlington
717. CPU979G
At Dinnington in 1994 was NorthernBus flat screened VR CPU979G, previously ENOC 3000 (the fleet number is still on show) and now preserved by Paul Harrison.
Photo taken 1994, Dinnington
718. CPU979G
ENOC Bristol VRT 3000, CPU979G, which had the distinction of being the first VRT SL - the chassis was shown at the Earls Court Show in 1968
Photo taken November 1969, Basildon Bus Station
719. CPU980G
Rear view of ENOC Bristol VRT 3001, CPU980G, in dual-purpose livery
Photo taken March 1969, Basildon Bus Station
720. CPU981G
A great shot here of ENOC Bristol VRT BN3002, CPU981G, taken by Bill Cansick at Basildon Cherrydown Garage. This was one of the first ENOC VRs delivered in Tilling Green and cream then painted into dual purpose livery at Chelmsford by ENOC - note the different shades of Tilling Green, the lower part being the ECW original. This shot was taken before she went into service.
Photo taken April 1969, Basildon Depot
721. CPU982G
ENOC Bristol VRT CN3003, CPU982G
Photo taken October 1970, Clacton
722. CPU982G
Rear view of ENOC Bristol VRT CN3003, CPU982G
Photo taken October 1970, Clacton
723. CPU983G
Eastern National BE3004, CPU983G, Bristol VR / ECW. New January 1969. In this photo still in original dual purpose livery for the X10.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 November 1971, Braintree Bus Park
724. FVX612H
A noticeably empty Eastern National Bristol RELL6G 1510, FVX612H, departing the London Road depot at Southend on an early evening local service 25 to Highlands in Leigh-on-Sea.
Photo taken Thursday 2 August 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
725. FVX612H
Eastern National Bristol RE / ECW, SD1510, FVX612H parked in London Road, Southend, outside the ENOC Bus Garage, early one Sunday morning, sometime during the mid 1970s.
Photo taken mid 1970s, London Road, Southend
726. FVX615H
Eastern National CF1513, FVX615H, a Bristol RELL with ECW B53F body, new in October 1969.
Photo taken September 1981, Norfolk Showground
727. FWC439H
Former Eastern National "flat-front" RE 1516, FWC439H, now preserved by David Edwards of Colchester and seen here in Margate after the Herne Bay Bus Rally/Open Day.
Photo taken Sunday 10 August 2003, Margate
728. FWC439H
Preserved Eastern National RE 1516, FWC439H.
Photo taken Sunday 6 June 2004, Southend
729. FWC439H
Eastern National Bristol RELL, 1516, FWC439H, seen on what was the wash bay of Kelvedon Depot many years after it was allocated to the depot. The photo shows the vehicle in preservation with David Edwards. The vehicle first entered service in December 1969 at Chelmsford, later moving to Kelvedon and Silver End.
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 2008, Hedingham Depot, Kelvedon
730. GVW978H
Bristol RELH6G 1608, GVW978H, in Eastern National's dual purpose livery pulling out of the London Road depot at Southend on the start of its early evening route 401 haul to Enfield
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 1973, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
731. LFS287F
ENOC VRT, LFS287F, in NBC green/white, ex-Eastern Scottish AA287, and with curiously small "T" box front destination box fitted by ENOC
Photo taken August 1974, Basildon Bus Station
732. NAG586G
Eastern National HH3046, NAG586G, Bristol VR / ECW, ex- Western SMT number 2265 in October 1973 via Eastern Counties.
Photo taken April 1975
733. SMS32H
Another of the 15 Bristol VRTs swopped for FLFs with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd, SMS32H, in Alexander blue with no number scrolls
Photo taken September 1971, Basildon Depot
734. SMS32H
Another Bristol VRT swopped for FLFs with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd, SMS32H, in Alexander blue but now with number scrolls
735. SMS32H
Another Bristol VRT swopped for FLFs with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd, SMS32H, in Alexander blue
Photo taken Chelmsford Depot
736. SMS33H
Eastern National Bristol VR 3007, SMS33H.
Photo taken September 1981, outside Ipswich Station
737. SMS34H
Another of the 15 Bristol VRTs swopped for FLFs with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd, Eastern National 3008, SMS34H, after repaint into NBC Green and white, but missing the NBC-style fleetnames and grey wheels
Photo taken September 1972, Basildon Bus Station
738. SMS35H
Another Bristol VRT swopped for FLFs with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd, ENOC 3009, SMS35H
Photo taken June 1974, Basildon Depot
739. SMS36H
Another Bristol VRT swopped for FLFs with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd, ENOC BN3010, SMS36H
Photo taken Saturday 26 August 1972, Seaway, Southend
740. SMS36H
Another Bristol VRT swopped for FLFs with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd, ENOC BN3010, SMS36H
741. SMS36H
Eastern National 3010, SMS36H, one of the ECW bodied Bristol VRTs acquired from the Scottish Bus Group in exchange for Bristol FLFs. Seen here at Victoria Coach Station operating on route 400 it was still in the blue livery of Alexander, Falkirk.
Photo taken Saturday 2 October 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
742. SMS41H
Another Bristol VRT swopped for FLFs with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd, 3015, SMS41H, previously MRT 11.
Photo taken Monday 28 October 1974, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
743. SMS43H
In 1971, Eastern National arranged to swop 15 of their Bristol FLF buses for a similar number of Bristol VRT buses from the W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd. fleet. SD3017, SMS43H is seen here, still in the Alexander blue on its first day in use with ENOC.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
744. SMS45H
Another ENOC Bristol VRT swopped for FLFs with W. Alexander and Sons (Midland) Ltd, SMS45H, in Alexander blue with interim scrolls (no numbers)
Photo taken September 1971, Basildon Bus Station
745. GVW978H
Eastern National WG1608, GVW978H, Bristol RELH / ECW.
Photo taken Saturday 11 November 1972, Seaway, Southend
746. GVW982H
Gardiner Bros of Spennymoor GVW982H, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1970 with ECW C47F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1979, Guisborough
747. HTW178H
Eastern National 1520, HTW178H, Bristol RELL6G / ECW B53F, new in May 1970.
Photo taken summer 1974, Clacton Bus Station
748. HTW179H
Eastern National CN1521, HTW179H, Bristol RE / ECW B53F, new in May 1970.
Photo taken 1970, Clacton Bus Station
749. LVX116J
Eastern National 1528, LVX116J, Bristol RELL / ECW B53F, new December 1970, withdrawn February 1985.
Photo taken April 1972, Turret Lane/Dogs Head Street, Ipswich
750. LVX117J
Eastern National SD1529, LVX117J, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW body
Photo taken Sunday 12 March 1972, High Street, Southend
751. MHK917J
Eastern National RELL bus HD1535, MHK917J, from Halstead depot in the layover area of Colchester Bus Station, in the company of Osbornes of Tollesbury 31 (OVX765K - Ford R226/Duple coach) and 11 (2211MK - an ex demonstration AEC Bridgemaster)
Photo taken Tuesday 24 October 1972, Colchester Bus Station
752. LWC981J
Felixstowe Omnibuses, LWC981J, a Bristol RELH6G / Plaxton Panorama Elite II C47F. Ex-Carters, Eastern Counties, National Travel South East and Eastern National.
Photo taken Autumn - Winter 87/8, Ipswich
753. LWC982J
Eastern National 431, LWC982J, a Bristol RELH with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C47F body, new in July 1971, shown on an Ipswich shoppers' excursion.
Photo taken Saturday 11 November 1972, Church Hill, Holbrook
754. MHK915J
Eastern National SD1533, MHK915J, Bristol RELL / ECW in the newly introduced all over green livery for single deckers. New in April 1971, withdrawn February 1985.
Photo taken February 1980, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
755. OWC294K
Eastern National BN3021, OWC294K, Bristol VR / ECW H39/31F, new in September 1971, withdrawn exactly 16 years later.
Photo taken Saturday 22 July 1972, Basildon Bus Station
756. PEV503K
Belfast Citybus 710 was former Eastern National 1541, PEV503K, a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B53F body of 1971. It was bought by Citybus in 1986, being one of many RELLs bought by Ulsterbus and Citybus to replace those destroyed by terrorists and vandals in the 1980s.
Photo taken Thursday 19 May 1988, City Hall
757. SMS45H
Eastern National VR 3019, SMS45H
Photo taken 1970s, London Kings Cross
758. RPU883K
Eastern National HD1543, RPU883K, Bristol RELL / ECW. As part of the livery experiments taking place in 1972 before the introduction of NBC livery, note the fleetname is in capitals on the cream band. New April 1972 and withdrawn May 1983.
Photo taken Sunday 20 August 1972, Braintree Bus Park
759. RPU884K
Eastern National HD1544, RPU884K, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B53F body, new in February 1972.
Photo taken Halstead Depot
760. SVW274K
SVW274K is an Eastern National Bristol RE in service with them from 1972 to 1985 as (SE)1546.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 2018, Felixstowe
761. VHK177L
Eastern National 1404, VHK177L, a 1972 Bristol RELH6GHLX with ECW body. Originally delivered to Thomas Tilling in 1973 it was transferred to Eastern National in 1978. This coach was rebuilt in 1981 as the prototype ECW B51 coach body. The bus later ran for Bristol and Northern Bus Company of Anston
Photo taken Sunday 12 October 2008, Bolton Abbey Station
762. VHK178L
Two Tillings Travel (but with Eastern National fleetnames) Bristol RELH / ECW C44F coaches seen when new. Nearest the camera is 9442, VHK178L. On 1st April 1973 passed to National Travel (South East) and then to Eastern National as 1405 in October 1978, withdrawn June 1983.
Photo taken Friday 27 October 1972, Central Works, Chelmsford
763. WNO546L
Eastern National CN3500, WNO546L, Bristol VR / ECW O39/31F, new in December 1972 as 3026 and converted to open top in June 1986. Entered service on Clacton Coastliner routes in this red and yellow livery, but, due to competition from Coastal Red, the red areas were repainted green in May 1987, one month after this photo was taken.
Photo taken April 1987, Colchester Bus Station
764. NEV682M
Eastern National HH1725, NEV682M, a late 1973 Leyland National
Photo taken Friday 15 July 1988, Tarpots Corner, Benfleet
765. NPU975M
Eastern National SD3028, NPU975M, Bristol VR / ECW with broadside advert for Savacentre, Basildon. New September 1973, withdrawn December 1988.
Photo taken Sunday 1 June 1980, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
766. NPU975M
Eastern National VR 3028, NPU975M, new in 1973
Photo taken 1970s, London Kings Cross
767. WNO553L
Offside view of newly delivered Eastern National Leyland Nationals 1704 and 1705.
Photo taken Thursday 8 February 1973, Central Works, Chelmsford
768. WNO553L
Nearside view of Eastern National Leyland Nationals 1704 and 1705, WNO553L and WNO554L, just delivered with no fleetnames or numbers. New February 1973, withdrawn August 1988 (1704) and September 1987 (1705). The FLF is CF2926 (AEV 820F).
Photo taken Thursday 8 February 1973, Central Works, Chelmsford
769. WNO555L
A lot newer than normal for SCT61, but in view of the question on the message board about the circumstances of the accident that saw Eastern National Leyland National 1706 written off when brand new, here is a shot a body shell bought to repair it through the back fence of Central Works in July 1975.
Photo taken Saturday 12 July 1975, Central Works, Chelmsford
770. WNO556L
Preserved ENOC Leyland National, WNO556L, ex ENOC 1707. It was bought by Julian Patterson in 1998 from Ludlows (Halesowen) and this picture shows it being reversed into the workshop around the start of 2001.
Photo taken early 2001
771. WNO556L
Eastern National Leyland National CF1707, WNO556L, seen at Southend's draughty Pier Hill terminus on the first day of operation of route 26 to Romford.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Pier Hill, Southend
772. WNO558L
Not one of my best exposed shots, but continuing the thread on accident damaged Leyland Nationals, here is Eastern National 1709, WNO558L, taken at Central Works on January 1975. This one was repaired and returned to service.
Photo taken Saturday 25 January 1975, Central Works, Chelmsford
773. WNO566L
Eastern National BN1717, WNO566L, Leyland National, B50F. New May 1973, seen here two months after delivery. Withdrawn March 1989.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Pier Hill, Southend
774. PWC514M
Paul could not resist this shot of former ENOC VRT 3039, PWC514M, which he found resting in Pasadena, California, in 1993. The owner is "LA London Omnibus" of Sherman Oaks, near Los Angeles. PWC was only recently arrived, and not "in service" due to engine trouble.
Photo taken 1993, Pasadena, California
775. HAR489N
Eastern National BN1743, HAR489N, Leyland National B49F, new in March 1975 (a month before this photo was taken).
Photo taken April 1975, Basildon Depot
776. JNO189N
In 1980 this Bristol VR, 3048, JNO189N, was painted into 1930s Eastern National livery to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary (ENOC had commenced trading in 1930 as successor to the National Omnibus & Transport Company).
Photo taken Saturday 23 May 1981, The White Horse, Southchurch, Southend
777. JNO199N
Eastern National Leyland National CN1750, JNO199N, new in June 1975, seen here recently repainted in all over green.
Photo taken August 1981, Clacton Bus Station
778. UVX1S
Eastern National SD3064, UVX1S, Bristol VR / ECW. New in 1977, this vehicle carried the first Essex S registration issued. Remained with EN upon the July 1990 Thamesway split but unfortunately it was later burnt out.
Photo taken Saturday 26 August 1978, EN Depot/Bus Station, London Road, Southend
779. VAR902S
Eastern National Leyland National 1825, VAR902S, new in November 1977
Photo taken 1981, Ipswich
780. YEV316S
Eastern National Leyland National CN1858, YEV316S, from April 1978
Photo taken July 1981, Clacton Bus Station
781. JHJ142V
Eastern National Leyland National 1916, JHJ142V, seen in Braintree Bus Park whilst allocated to Bishops Stortford. It carried an advert for Brittains Estate Agents.
Photo taken 1980's, Braintree Bus Park
782. KOO794V
Eastern National Bristol VR / ECW 3076, KOO794V, new in April 1980.
Photo taken June 1982, Central Bus Station, York Road, Southend
783. STW22W
Eastern National Bristol VR / ECW 3078, STW22W, new in 1980.
Photo taken June 1981, Southend
784. STW33W
A Christmassy shot of Eastern National VR SD3089, STW33W, when these buses were new on the 251.
Photo taken Winter 1981/2, Brentwood
785. UAR587W
Eastern National Bristol VR / ECW 3097, UAR587W.
Photo taken June 1981, Southend
786. XHK213X
Eastern National 1300, XHK213X, a Leyland Leopard with Duple C53F body new in 1981.
Photo taken August 1981, Turret Lane, Ipswich
787. XHK234X
XHK234X was the last new Bristol VR purchased by Eastern National in 1981 as fleet number 3129, and was also one of the last VRs built. It is now the latest acquisition in the Paul Harrison fleet for preservation, joining the last ENOC Lodekka AVX975G and the first ENOC VR CPU979G. Passing to Thamesway upon formation, it was withdrawn in October 1991, moving to United Welsh Coaches in January 1992, then to Brewers in August 1992, the South Wales Transport Company in April 1998, and finally to First Cymru in March 1999.
Photo taken July 2000, Membury Service Station, M4
788. XHK236X
Eastern National 4001, XHK236X, a Leyland Olympian / ECW, new in November 1981
Photo taken June 1982, Marine Parade, Southend
789. XHK236X
Rear view of Eastern National 4001, XHK236X, a Leyland Olympian / ECW, new in November 1981
Photo taken June 1982, Marine Parade, Southend