SCT '61 Photo Index
Western National &
Southern National
See also the Royal Blue index for coaches owned by Southern National or Western National but operating in the Royal Blue livery.

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1. DR4902
Former Southern National 2489, DR4902, a Leyland TD new in 1929, found among recently purchased 2 albums of Birmingham Tram photographs.
Photo taken the former Museum of British Transport, Clapham
2. TK6519
Southern National AEC Regal 3094, TK6519, one of two with a large luggage compartment at the rear for the replacement of the Lynton & Barnstaple trains.
Photo taken Wednesday 8 July 1953, Barnstaple Junction Station
3. FJ8967
Bristol H4B, Western National 137, FJ8967 dates from 1933, converted to Bristol H5G in 1939 and rebodied by Bristol B35R in 1942
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 2009, between Loddiswell and Kingsbridge
4. FJ8967
Western National were well represented at the Kingsbridge Running Day, the oldest of their vehicles present being 1933 Bristol H 137, FJ8967. Its present body is by Bristol and was fitted in 1942 and is painted in the style it would have carried when new, with wartime white markings. It is in Kingsbridge Bus Station ready to leave (despite the indicator showing Frogmore) for California Cross.
Photo taken Saturday 21 September 2013, Kingsbridge Bus Station
5. FJ8967
FJ8967, former Western National 137, a 1933 Bristol H now so beautifully preserved seen here at the West of England Transport Collection at Winkleigh showing just how much work has been done on this fine vehicle.
Photo taken Monday 10 April 1978, WETC, Winkleigh
6. FJ8967
A rear view of FJ8967, a 1933 Bristol H taken at Winkleigh before any restoration work had started.
Photo taken Monday 10 April 1978, WETC. Winkleigh
7. FJ8972
Southern National FJ8972, a Tilling-Stevens B39 new in 1933 as fleet number 53, rebuilt in July 1944 by ECW and given a Gardner 4LW engine and a Bristol radiator shell.
Photo taken 1956, probably Weymouth
8. BTA59
BTA59 is a 1934 Dennis Mace with ECOC B26F body. As Southern National 668 it was based in North Devon mainly at Ilfracombe. In 1952 it was sold to the coxswain of the Appledore lifeboat and converted to a mobile caravan. It was then sold to a family in the Midlands who used it for holidays until 1985.
Photo taken Saturday 20 September 2014, Kingsbridge Bus Station
9. OD7795
Western National Dennis Aces lined up in order (706-717) in this official photograph. Nearest the camera is 706, OD7795, with ECOC B20F bodywork.
Photo taken ca 1934, Lowestoft
10. OD7819
Western National 730, OD7819, a Dennis Ace built in 1934 with ECOC B20F bodywork.
Photo taken ca 1934, Lowestoft
11. OD7824
Western National 139, OD7824, a Bristol H built in 1934 with ECOC B32R bodywork.
Photo taken 1934, Lowestoft
12. OD7835
Western National Bristol H 150, OD7835, new in 1934 with a B32R body and rebuilt by ECW in 1943.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 August 1952, Wadebridge Station
13. YD9533
Dennis built a number of small chassis prior to the second world war, One such was the Ace. Southern National 3660, YD9533, dates from 1934 with a twenty seat body built by the chassis builder .The Aces snout like front gave rise to the nickname "flying pig" for this bus.
Photo taken 1992, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate
14. YD9533
YD9533, a Dennis Ace with Dennis B20F body, was first registered on 4 May 1934 to Sully & Sons of Ilminster. That business passed to Southern National in 1936, in whose fleet the Ace became No.3650 and survived there until withdrawal in 1951.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Reigate London Transport Garage
15. BTA454
Southern National 164, BTA454, was a Bristol JJW supplied new as a Royal Blue coach with a 32 seat rear entrance body by ECOC, the second of the first batch of eight new coaches ordered by WNOC and SNOC when they acquired Royal Blue from Elliotts and first registered on 28 February, 1935.
Photo taken Summer 1958, West Bay
16. ADV121
Bristol single decker ADV121 converted to become “The Frying Pan” transport snack bar. The Calor gas cylinder attached to it suggests that it is at its operating location.
Photo taken 1950s
17. ETA978
In 1937 sixteen A.E.C. O662 Regals entered service with Western/Southern National. Registered ETA 976-983, 992-999 they carried Mumford C31F bodies and were Western National 1050-1057 and Southern National 1058-1065.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 1958, Eastgate, Leeds
18. ETT956
Preserved ex-Western and Southern National 262, ETT956, a Bristol LL5G from 1938 with a 1955 ECW body.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Alton
19. ETT956
Preserved ex-Western and Southern National 262, ETT956, a Bristol LL5G from 1938 with a 1955 ECW body.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
20. ETT956
Side profile shot of preserved ex-Western and Southern National 262, ETT956, a Bristol LL5G from 1938 with a 1955 ECW body.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
21. ETT956
Southern National 262, ETT956
Photo taken October 1989, Kidderminster
22. ETT956
Preserved ex-Western and Southern National 262, ETT956, a Bristol LL5G with a 1955 ECW B39F body, new as L5G in June 1938. It's seen picking up alongside the "George" on the A350 at Longbridge Deverill during the Wiltshire Vintage Bus Running Day, having run in from further afield.
Photo taken Sunday 28 September 1997, Longbridge Deverill
23. ETT956
Preserved Western/Southern National 262, ETT956, a Bristol L5G was new in April 1938 with a Mumford body. It was rebodied with a Beadle body after the original had been destroyed in 1943 and then the chassis was lengthened and fitted with an Eastern Coachworks B39R body in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 2 May 1971
24. CVF842
Southern National 377, CVF842, ending its days in Padstow, a Bristol L5G built in 1939 with 1955 extended bodywork to B39R. New to Eastern Counties, via Lincolnshire to Southern National.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 May 1974, Padstow
25. CVF842
Preserved Southern National 377, CVF842, seen at the Bristol Vintage Bus Group Running day on 31st July, a Bristol L5G built in 1939 with bodywork extended to B39R in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2016
26. DDV33
Fok Lei, Macau, M-19-07, a Bristol L5G built in 1939 with ECW bodywork modified to B33D in Macau.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
27. DDV38
Fok Lei, Macau, M-10-70, a Bristol L5G built in 1939 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Macau
28. DOD518
Western National 333, DOD518, is a 1939 Bristol L5G with 1949 Beadle body, now owned by the 333 Bus Group.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1987, Highnam, near Gloucester
29. DOD504
New in 1940 as Western National 315, DOD504 was a Bristol K5G with E.C.W. L30/26R body. It was transferred in 1950 to Bristol Tramways L4129 from whom Say, Gloucester acquired it in 1955 and withdrew it in September 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
30. FTA634
Former Western National 345, FTA634, a Bristol K5G with E.C.W. L30/26R body, new in 1941. It was withdrawn in 1960.
Photo taken early 1974, WETC, Winkleigh, Devon
31. FTA634
This wartime Bristol K5G was first licensed in March 1941. FTA634 joined the Western National
Photo taken Friday 20 September 2019, private site in Devon
32. GTA395
Southern National 373, GTA395, is a Bristol L5G originally new in 1941 with a B35F body by Strachans.
Photo taken Saturday 19 March 2011, Winkleigh (Airfield)
33. DOD559
Southern National Bedford OWB Utility 510, DOD559, new in April 1943 with a Duple B32F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 7 July 1953, Wadebridge Station
34. FTT704
Former Western National 353, FTT704, a Bristol K6A new in 1945 with a Strachan L27/28R body, rebodied by ECW L27/28R in 1955
Photo taken Sunday 4 June 2006, Aldershot
35. FTT704
Western National 353 is passed whilst at stop. FTT704 is 1945 Bristol K6A originally with Strachan bodywork. In 1954 the bodywork was replaced with a more conventional ECW L27/28R one.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 2012, Brislington Park & Ride
36. HTT???
An unidentified early post-war Western National Bristol K, one of the first post-war batch of lowbridge K types from the 356, 800-12 batch, HTT970-983, delivered in 1946.
Photo taken c.1955, Buckfast Abbey Car Park
37. HUO698
Western National 545, HUO698, was a Duple C27F bodied Bedford OB dating from 1947 seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
38. HUO680
Beadle B29F bodywork was fitted to three Bedford OBs, new in 1948, which were acquired from Southern National. Seen here on an Omnibus Touring Circle visit is HUO680 which entered service with Booth & Fisher, Halfway in October 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Booth & Fisher Garage, Halfway
39. HUO682
New in 1948, HUO682, seen inside the garage at Halfway, was one of three 1948 Bedford OBs acquired from Southern National. Beadle B29F bodywork was carried and it entered service with Booth & Fisher, Halfway in October 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 14 August 1966, Booth & Fisher Garage, Halfway
40. JUO939
Western National 1207, JUO939, started life as a Bristol L6B with a Beadle body in 1948. In 1958 it was lengthened to an LL6B and given an ECW FB39F body.
Photo taken 1968, Penzance Bus Station
41. JUO983
JUO983 originally started life in 1948 as a Bristol L6B, Southern National (1218) Royal Blue coach with Beadle C31F body. It was re-bodied and lengthened by ECW in 1958 to LL standard and given full front body FB39F.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Brislington Park & Ride
42. JUO986
Southern National 1221, JUO986, was a Bristol L6B which had been new in August 1948 with a Beadle C31F body. It was rebodied in September 1958 with an Eastern Coachworks FB39F body, after the chassis had been lengthened.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
43. DOD518
Western National 333, DOD518, a 1939 Bristol L5G with 1949 Beadle body.
Photo taken October 1989, Kidderminster
44. HOD55
HOD55, a 1949 Bedford OB with Duple C29F body, new to Western National now with Bill Holder Coastal Coaches of Lytham, a sensational vehicle back on the road after another amazing restoration by Cyril Kenzie and his team.
Photo taken Monday 28 August 2017, Lytham Hall, Lytham
45. HOD66
HOD66 is Western National 2015, one of 20 lightweight single deck buses built by Beadle of Dartford in 1949. It operated for 9 years in South Devon and was withdrawn in 1958.
Photo taken Friday 20 September 2019, private site near Loddiswell
46. HOD75
Mervyns Coaches HOD75, a Bedford OB / Duple Vista from 1949.
Photo taken Friday 1 January 2010, The Broadway, Winchester
47. HOD79
Western National/Royal Blue 1400, HOD79, was a Bedford OB with Duple C29F body new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1958, rear of Hyde Park Road Southdown Garage, Portsmouth
48. KUO966
Western National 953, KUO966, is a Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body of 1949.
Photo taken 1968, Penzance Bus Station
49. KUO982
Western National 969, KUO982, a Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body of 1949.
Photo taken 1968, Dartmouth Depot
50. KUO992
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, KUO992, a Bristol K6B of 1949 with Eastern Coach Works L27/28R bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Cypress Road Building Site, Marton, Middlesbrough
51. LTA906
LTA906 is a Southern National Bedford OB, fleet number 1430, of 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 22 September 2013, Kingsbridge
52. LTA909
Southern National 1433, LTA909, a Duple C29F bodied Bedford OB, new in 1949, at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
53. KUO962
Western National 949, KUO962, was a Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 30 August 1970, Crich Tramway Museum
54. KUO972
Making its debut following restoration at the Brough & Kirkby Stephen Rally was Western National 959, KUO972, a 1950 Bristol K6B with an ECW L27/28R body seen here parked at Brough.
Photo taken Saturday 19 April 2014, Brough
55. KUO974
Southern National 961, KUO974, a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
56. KUP972
The post war ECW was a classic of bus design indeed traces of the upper deck front could still be seen in the VR in the 1970's. Western National 959, KUO972, a 1950 Bristol K6B with ECW L27/28R body shows off its handsome lines at Brough.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2014, Brough
57. LTA750
Preserved ex-Southern National 1411 LTA750, a Bedford OB with Duple C27F body, new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 26 September 2004, Duxford
58. LTA750
LTA750 a Bedford OB with a Duple C29F body was new to Western National 1411 in June 1950 and was seen on the H.C.V.C. Rally on Madeira Drive at Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 2 May 1971, Madeira Drive, Brighton
59. LTA752
Lodge's Coaches, High Easter, LTA752, aBedford OB built 1950 with Duple Vista bodywork modified by Lincolnshire Road Car. New as Western National 1413.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 November 2013, Middlesbrough
60. LTA813
Specially positioned to recreate his youth, Western National 994, LTA813, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R bodywork dating from 1950 is on the 274 Roman Road service stop.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 2009, The Parade, Taunton
61. LTA813
Western National 994, LTA813, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R bodywork dating from 1950.
Photo taken c.August 2000, Kidderminster Railway Station
62. LTA813
Western National 994, LTA813, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R bodywork dating from 1950.
Photo taken August 2000, Kidderminster Railway Station
63. LTA816
Western National 997, LTA816, was a Bristol KS5G with ECW L55R body of 1950.
Photo taken 1968, Helston Depot
64. LTA816
Western National 997, LTA816, sat in the sun, probably looking at Burgh Island. An ECW bodied L27/28R 1950 Bristol KS5G.
Photo taken 30 August 1965, Bigbury on Sea
65. LTA944
Southern National 1834, LTA944 Bristol KS5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Middle Street, Yeovil
66. LTA946
I'm extremely grateful for Colin Billington to allow me to take this picture and share it and providing the information. 1836, LTA946, is the only KS6B that SNOC had which was bought for the Weymouth to Exeter and Weymouth to Bournemouth trunk routes. I am told that its last journey with SN was as a replacement for a broken down FLF on the Bournemouth route.
Photo taken Friday 19 June 2015, Private site near Fifield
67. LTA949
Southern National 1839, LTA949, a Bristol KS5G with ECW L27/28R body, new in 1950.
Photo taken July 1969, St. James Place, Ilfracombe
68. LTA793
LTA793 was a Bristol LWL6B with ECW B37R body, new to Western National as 1634 (as B39R) in 1951.
Photo taken July 1969, Manchester Road, Huddersfield
69. LTA804
Western National 1645, LTA804, was a Bristol LWL6B with ECW B39R body of 1951.
Photo taken 1968, Penzance Bus Station
70. LTA833
Western National 1814, LTA833, was a Bristol KSW6B with an ECW L55R body of 1951.
Photo taken 1968, St. Austell Station
71. LTA930
Former Southern National 1335, LTA930, a Bristol LWL6B with E.C.W. FC37F body, new in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 16 May 1970, Premises of North's (dealer), Sherburn-in-Elmet
72. LTA942
Southern National 1832, LTA942, was a Bristol KSW6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
73. LTA949
Southern National 1839, LTA949, was a Bristol KS5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
74. LTA958
LTA958 was in service at the BVBG main event at Brislington, but I missed a chance to travel on it. Dating from 1951 when it joined the Southern National fleet, it is a Bristol LL6B with Duple C37F body.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2016, Brislington
75. LTA883
Western National 1859, LTA883, was an imposing Bristol KSW/ECW of 1952.
Photo taken 1968, Penzance Bus Station
76. LTA993
Southern National 1850, LTA993 Bristol KSW6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
77. NYC328
Western National 3797, NYC328, was a Plaxton Venturer C33F bodied Bedford SB new in January 1952 to Quantock Hauliers, Bagborough who were acquired by Western National in February 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, near London Victoria Coach Station
78. LTA897
Former Southern National 1690, LTA987, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B41F body dating from 1953, is seen operating for AB Smith of Newport.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 March 1972, St Bride's Lighthouse, Newport
79. MOD967
A forerunner of Orpington and District, this is North Downs MOD967, a 1953 Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new to Western National as 1676 in July 1953.
Photo taken Spur Road, Orpington
80. MOD970
Western National 1679, MOD970, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B45F body which was seen in Plymouth.
Photo taken Sunday 19 May 1968, Plymouth
81. OTT42
Western National 1360, OTT42, a Bristol LS6G/ECW C41F new in 1953 seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
82. OTT70
Southern National 1361, OTT70, a Bristol LS6G with Eastern Coachworks C41F body new in 1953 seen in Sutherland Street, near Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
83. OTT73
Dunning, Great Ayton, OTT73 Bristol LS6G built 1953 with ECW C39F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1971, Great Ayton
84. OTT84
Southern National 1375, OTT84, a Bristol LS6G with ECW C41F body, new in September 1953, rebuilt by ECW in 1962 and converted to C39F.
Photo taken Thursday 21 May 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
85. OTT85
OTT85 is an immaculate restored, inside and outside, Southern National Bristol LS6G which only came back onto the road this year. Seen at the start of day 2 of the Royal Blue Run it was there replacing LTA729 which retired after gear problems on day one. It dates from 1953
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 2014, Queens Road Coach Park, Bournemouth
86. OTT85
Preserved Southern National 1376, OTT85 and Royal Blue 2372, OTA632G seen parked in the oddly named Marsh and Ham car park in Blandford Forum on day two of the Royal Blue Run 2014 with some of the other participants in the run behind these two fine coaches.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 2014, Marsh and Ham public car park, Blandford Forum
87. OTT2
Western National 1863, OTT2, was one of six pre-production Bristol Lodekkas built in 1954.
Photo taken 1968, Helston Depot
88. OTT57
Southern National Bristol LS5G 1703, OTT57.
Photo taken August 1956, Weymouth Bus Station
89. OTT59
Awaiting duties beside its owner's office and Royal Blue agency in Yeovil is Bristol LS5G / ECW B45F new in March 1954, Southern National 1705, OTT59 in downseated form B41F.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1971, Middle Street, Yeovil
90. OTT61
Southern National 1707, OTT61, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B41F body new in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
91. OTT63
Silcox Motor Coach Co Ltd 104, OTT63, a 1954 Bristol LS5G with ECW B41F bodywork purchased from Western National (1709) via Martin's of Weaverham (dealer) in November 1971.
Photo taken Monday 31 July 1978, Silcox Depot, Pembroke Dock
92. OTT63
OTT63 was a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new to Southern National, no. 1709, in March 1954. In 1960 it was converted for OMO and reseated to B41F and in November 1969 it was transferred to the Western National fleet. Withdrawn in September 1971 it passed, via Martin, dealer, Weaverham, to Silcox, Pembroke Dock, in November 1971 as no. 104, and gained their red and cream livery as seen here.
Photo taken 1970s, Station Road, Pembroke
93. OTT89
Ipswich Coach Company OTT89, ex-Western National S1380, Bristol LS / ECW C39F, new in 1954.
Photo taken August 1972, St. Helen's Street/Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich
94. OTT90
Southern National 1381 was originally registered OTT90 when it first entered service in January 1954. It was withdrawn by Western National in 1970 and sold to a number of users. Finally it was preserved in 1993 and re-registered SVS904.
Photo taken 2000, Keighley
95. RTT953
Western National LS 1743, RTT953 alongside LD 1943, VDV760
Photo taken Summer 1977, Dartmouth Depot yard
96. RTT971
Western National 1752, RTT971, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B45F body, new in 1954, at Woolacombe on route 303 (used to be Southern National 103) Ilfracombe to Woolacombe via Mullacot Cross, after it had turned round ready for the journey back to the depot.
Photo taken August 1970, Woolacombe
97. RTT952
Southern National 1742, RTT952, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B41F body new in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
98. RTT980
Southern National 1761, RTT980, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B41F body new in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
99. RTT985
Unfortunately the original slide has suffered a little, but nevertheless this is a delightful period shot of Western National 1766, RTT985, a 1955 Bristol LS, en route for Wadebridge.
Photo taken Bossiney, near Tintagel
100. RTT991
Southern National 1772, RTT991, a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B41F body new in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
101. RTT992
Three Western National Bristol LS & one MW
Photo taken Spring 1975, Taunton Bus Station
102. RTT993
RTT993 is Western National Bristol LS 1774 new to Southern National in 1955.
Photo taken Spring 1975, Taunton Bus Station
103. RTT995
Former Southern National 1876, RTT995, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B with ECW H33/25RD body, new in 1955, but here owned by Kent Metro Ltd. as a PSV training bus.
Photo taken September 1990, Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden?
104. TUO497
Seen at several events this year has been Bristol LS TUO497, Southern National 1781 still missing side decals. Dating from February 1956 and converted to B41F OMO in 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 25 October 2015, Flowers Hill, Brislington
105. TUO497
Southern National 1781, TUO497, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B41F body new in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
106. TUO498
Southern National 2053, AUO523B, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body, new in 1964, and 1897, TUO498, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B with Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body, new in 1956.
Photo taken July 1969, Ilfracombe Bus Station
107. TUO499
Southern National 1898, TUO499, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B with Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body, new in 1956.
Photo taken July 1969, Watersmeet Hotel, Woolacombe, Devon
108. TUO502
Southern National 1901, TUO502, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B with Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body, new in 1956.
Photo taken July 1969, Woolacombe Parish Church, Beach Road, Woolacombe
109. TUO502
Two Southern National ECW-bodied Bristols: On the left 726, MUO338F, an LH6L with B41F body, new in 1968; on the right 1901, TUO502, a Lodekka LD6B with H33/27RD body new in 1956.
Photo taken July 1969, Watersmeet Hotel, The Esplanade, between Woolacombe and Mortehoe
110. UOD501
Southern National 1918, UOD501, was a Bristol LD6B with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body new in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Yeovil Bus Station
111. VDV752
Ex-Western National Bristol LDL open topper VDV752 as Eastern Counties OT1 on route 769 at Sheringham. It carries signwriting for this route.
Photo taken Sheringham
112. VDV752
Ex-Western National Bristol LDL open topper VDV752 as Eastern Counties OT1 on its way to the Derby.
Photo taken Wednesday 5 June 1985
113. VDV752
Originally built in 1957 for Western National but by 1976 operating in open top form for Devon General in Torbay is Bristol Lodekka LDL6G 1935, VDV752, named Admiral Boscawen.
Photo taken Monday 2 August 1976, Commercial Road, Paignton
114. VDV753
Eastern Counties OT2, VDV753, Bristol LDL6G / ECW open top. Ex-Western National 1936, new in December 1957.
Photo taken Summer 1981, Felixstowe
115. VDV753
Ex-Western National Bristol LDL open topper VDV753 as Eastern Counties OT2 at a Southend bus rally. It carries signwriting for the Felixstowe Seafront Special and a side route board advertising open top evening tours.
Photo taken Southchurch Park East, Southend
116. VDV753
Western National 1936, VDV753, is seen in Penzance whilst operating the open-top service between Newlyn Bridge and Marazion. It is a Bristol LDL6G which was delivered in December 1957 with ECW H37/33RD bodywork. It was coverted to open-top in May 1973 and named Sir Humphry Davy.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Penzance Bus Station
117. VDV753
Braving the very wet weather is Western National 1936, VDV753 and is seen at the BVBG spring!! running day. It was sold by Quantock Motors at end of 2014 to a member of the BVBG and this is probably it's first pubic appearance since then. It may even have had a repaint or intensive clean up because it's devoid of it's name "Sir Humphry Davy" etc. The sister vehicle is likely to be sold during 2015.
Photo taken Sunday 29 March 2015, Brislington
118. VDV753
Western National 1936, VDV753, a Bristol Lodekka LDL6G built in 1957 with ECW O37/33RD bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Penzance Bus Station
119. VDV778
Southern National 1944, VDV778, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G with ECW H33/27RD body, new in 1957. The driver appears to have twisted the wiper blade up onto the cream band to stop it parking across the windscreen in his field of vision, being a very hot and dry day.
Photo taken July 1969, Croyde
120. VDV760
Western National 1943, VDV760, a 1958 Bristol LD6G with ECW H33/27RD body.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Heath Common, Wakefield
121.
One of the Western National breakdown vehicles, an A.E.C. Matador, is seen at their Plymouth Garage.
Photo taken Sunday 19 May 1968, Western National Plymouth Garage
122. 514BTA
Western National 1962, 514BTA, a Bristol LD6G with ECW H33/27RD bodywork waits outside Redruth Railway Station prior to operating a short-working on service 546 to Illogan (Churchtown).
Photo taken mid 1970s, Redruth Station
123. 516BTA
Western National 1964, 516BTA, a Bristol Lodekka LD6G built in 1959 with ECW H33/27RD bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Penzance Bus Station
124. 289HHU
289HHU was Western National 2901, a Bristol MW originally a coach with Bristol Greyhound in 1960, to WNOC in 1973.
Photo taken Spring 1975, Taunton Bus Station
125. 314PFM
314PFM, seen here in use by Western National for driver training, started life in 1960 with Crosville, fleet number DFG33, a Bristol FS6B with ECW H33/27RD body . It was withdrawn by Crosville in 1979.
Photo taken 1988, Camborne Depot
126. 338EDV
Preserved ex-Western and Southern National 624, 338EDV, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body, new in October 1960
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, Alton
127. 338EDV
Preserved ex-Western and Southern National 624, 338EDV, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW body new as B36F in October 1960. It's seen at Maiden Bradley during the Warminster Vintage Bus Running Day on a day off from its role as PSV with Weaver of Weymouth.
Photo taken Sunday 28 September 1997, Maiden Bradley, Wilts
128. 468FTT
Preserved 468FTT, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H68F body new in 1960 as Western National 1969
Photo taken Sunday 6 October 2013, Winkleigh
129. 471FTT
Western National 1972, 471FTT, a Bristol FLF with ECW bodywork new in 1960, providing a service for the Spithead Fleet Review
Photo taken 1977, South Parade, Southsea
130. 533HKJ
Western National 997, 533HKJ, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro-Cammell H44/31F bodywork was new in May 1960 to Maidstone & District as their DH533 (later 5533). It was one of a number of Atlanteans transferred between 1975 and 1977.
Photo taken 1976, Redruth Station
131. 620DDV
Southern National 2253, 620DDV, a 1960 Bristol MW6G with a 39 seat ECW coach body seen in Weymouth after downgrading to bus duties and carrying Western National fleetnames. Alongside is an early Leyland National.
Photo taken 1979, Weymouth
132. 671COD
Island Bus Service (Woodcock), Isles of Scilly, 671COD, a Bristol SUS4A built in 1960 with ECW B30F bodywork.
Photo taken ca June 1978, Scilly Isles Airport
133. 672COD
Time to reveal my all time favourite bus - the wonderful Bristol SUS4A with ECW B30F. This one is Western National 600 although it had been allocated fleet number 2620 but was changed to 600 before entering service in the SW including allocated to Penzance for the trips to Mousehole. Registration number is 672COD. No jokes about is this what the cod war was about, or how many elastic bands do you need to carry as spare - I've heard all these before and we know small is beautiful.
Photo taken Friday 17 September 2010, Loddiswell Butts in sunny Devon
134. 672COD
Western National 600, 672COD, is a Bristol SUS4A with an ECW B30F body dating from 1960.
Photo taken August 1968, Penzance Bus Station
135. 673COD
Western National 601, 673COD, a Bristol SUS4A with ECW B30F body, was one of a batch of midi-buses introduced in 1960 to negotiate the narrow streets and lanes of Devon and Cornwall.
Photo taken 1968, Mousehole
136. 675COD
Western National 603, 675COD, a Bristol SUS4A with ECW B30F body, new in 1960
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Brislington Park & Ride
137. 675COD
675COD is a Bristol SUS4A dating from 1960 and one of only 3 preserved SUS vehicles.
Photo taken Thursday 18 June 2020, Eardisland
138. 142HUO
Double Two Shirts of Wakefield 142HUO, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with ECW H38/32F body, new in 1961 as Southern National 1979.
Photo taken Thursday 2 June 1983, near Crofton
139. 143HUO
Western National 1980, 143HUO, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B built 1961 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1977, Weymouth
140. 323EDV
Southern National 621, 323EDV, was a Bristol SUL4A with an ECW B36F body dating from 1961. On its left is 1775, TUO491, a Bristol LS5G with an ECW B45F body dating from 1955 while oOn the right is 1217, a Bristol LL6B with an ECW FB39F body dating from 1958.
Photo taken 1968, Padstow former railway station yard
141. 325EDV
Southern National 623, 325EDV, was a Bristol SUL4A with an ECW B36F body dating from 1961. Its 4-cyclinder engine would be under great strain as it operated this hilly and circuitous route.
Photo taken 1968, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
142. 348EDV
At North's, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet with in the centre former Western National 634, 348EDV, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body, new in 1961. Withdrawn in 1972 it passed to North's who quickly sold it on to Garforth Comprehensive School (whose name is actually marked on the windscreen here).
Photo taken June 1972, Premises of Norths, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet
143. 351EDV
351EDV, a former Western National 1961 Bristol SUL4A was snapped at Waterhall, near Brighton in June 2003. It was in amazingly original condition apart from the lack of seats, right down to its interior light fittings & operative bell cord. The cab was also in as withdrawn condition right down to a bracket to mount a Setright machine. The owner still had the bus in 2012 in running order.
Photo taken Wednesday 18 June 2003, Waterhall, near Brighton
144. 351EDV
A recent view of former Western National 351EDV, a 1961 Bristol SUL4A
Photo taken Saturday 13 July 2013, near Shoreham
145. 462FTT
Western National 1974, 462FTT, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW bodywork new to Southern National in May 1961.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1974, Weymouth Quay
146. 720JHY
701-732JHY comprised a batch of Bristol FSF6G/FSF6B with ECW H34/26F bodies new to Bristol Omnibus and subsidiaries in 1960/61. When BOC needed diverted FLFs in 1967, twenty of this shorter model went to Western and Southern National, though at least five returned with Trowbridge depot in January 1970. 1019, 720JHY was the final one numerically on moving to Southern National, a Gardner engined example new as Bristol 6021 in February 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1971, Weymouth Quay
147. 731LHY
Western National 1007, 731JHY, a Bristol Lodekka FSF6G built in 1961 with ECW H34/26F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, Totnes
148. 270KTA
Western National 420, 270KTA, following by Western National 425, 275KTA. 420 was converted to dual purpose, whereas 425 remained as a coach. Both are Bristol SUL4A from 1962. Owned by David Sheppard junior and senior respectively.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Teignmouth
149. 271KTA
Former Western National 1221, 271KTA, is a Bristol SUL4A with ECW C33F dating from 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 2 July 2023, Stroud College
150. 274KTA
Preserved former Western National 274KTA, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW C33F body. It entered service in July 1962 with fleet number 424, converted to DP33F in April 1968, renumbered as 1224 in June 1971 and finally withdrawn in November 1979.
Photo taken Sunday 20 July 2003, Alton
151. 274KTA
Western National 424, 274KTA, seen in Plymouth, was a Bristol SUL4A with an Eastern Coachworks C33F body, new in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 19 May 1968, Plymouth
152. 275KTA
Former Western National 425, 275KTA, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW C33F body new in July 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 4 May 2003, Madeira Drive, Brighton
153. 275KTA
Channel Coachways 275KTA, former Western National 425, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW C33F body new in July 1962.
Photo taken Southend Airport
154. 276KTA
276KTA, Western National 426 was a Bristol SUL4A with ECW C33F body new in 1962 and is seen at Victoria Coach Station early in 1963 with the remains of a snowfall evident.
Photo taken early 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
155. 286KTA
286KTA is a 1962 Bristol SUL4A/ECW DP33F new to Western National as their 434. In 1971 it was renumbered 1234 and sold in December 1979. It was refurbished and saw service in Guernsey with Guernsey Motor Co. later Guernseybus, as 154 and registered 31916.
Photo taken Saturday 20 September 2014, Kingsbridge
156. 804KDV
Bristol Lodekka 804KDV, a FLF6B built in 1962 with ECW H38/30F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1982, Warrenby, near Redcar
157. 824KDV
824KDV is a 1963 Bristol FLF6G / ECW H38/30F Lodekka which was new to Western National as 2019 and was based in South Devon.
Photo taken Friday 19 September 2014, Private location in Devon
158. ATA126B
Western National 2045, ATA126B, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/30F body of 1964 with alongside, Bristol SUL4A 621, 323EDV from 1960.
Photo taken 1969, Newquay Bus Station
159. AUO523B
Southern National 2053, AUO523B, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6B with Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body, new in 1964, and 1897, TUO498, a Bristol Lodekka LD6B with Eastern Coachworks H33/27RD body, new in 1956.
Photo taken July 1969, Ilfracombe Bus Station
160. AUO523B
Early evening in Perranporth and a trio of Western National buses stand ready for departure. On the left is 1940, VDV757, a Bristol LD6G with ECW H33/27RD bodywork, which was new in January 1958 whilst on the right is 2053, AUO523B, a Bristol FLF6B with ECW H38/32F bodywork, which was new in December 1964 to Southern National; it passed to Western National in November 1969 when the Southern National name was abandoned.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Beach Road, Perranporth
161. BDV248C
Island Bus Service (Woodcock), Isles of Scilly, BDV248C, aBristol SUL4A built in 1965 with ECW B36F bodywork.
Photo taken ca June 1978, Scilly Isles Airport
162. BDV249C
Western National 668, BDV249C, a Bristol SUL4A / ECW new in 1965.
Photo taken Tuesday 22 July 1969, Riverside Road, Lynmouth
163. BDV252C
Specially opened up for some SU fans, this two road shed contains BDV252C, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body acquired in January this year by David Sheppard Junior to go with his SUL coach 270KTA.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2016, private site in Devon
164. BDV252C
Former Western National 671, BDV252C, a Bristol SUL4A with ECW B36F body, new in 1965, but seen here at the premises of Cadman's of Thorne whilst owned by the Northfield Middle School, who had acquired it from North's, the dealer, in 1978.
Photo taken October 1982, Cadman's premises, Thorne Moorends, nr. Doncaster
165. BDV258C
Western National Bristol FLF 2079(?) looking freshly painted in NBC style - right down to grey rear wheel disc.
Photo taken Spring 1975, Taunton Bus Station
166. BDV261C
Western National 2082, BDV261C, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, new in March 1965 and withdrawn in 1982.
Photo taken Tuesday 31 August 2021, Half Moon Bay RV Park, 460 Wavecrest Road, Half Moon Bay, California
167. BDV264C
Ex-Western National Bristol FLF/ECW BDV264C, now Hedingham & District L92, arrives at Hedingham school ready to take up a school working. This carries the red and cream livery as it was normally applied to double deckers.
Photo taken Hedingham School
168. BDV267C
Bus meets train, Western National 2059, BDV267C, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW bodywork new to Southern National in May 1965
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1974, near Town Station, Commercial Road, Weymouth
169. BOD25C
Southern National 2065, BOD25C, a Bristol FLF6B with an Eastern Coachworks H38/32F body new in 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 15 June 1968, Central Road, Yeovil
170. BOD35C
Western National 2093, BOD35C, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork, stands in the evening sunshine at Portreath.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Portreath Beach
171. BUO201B
Western National 2076, BUO201B, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F bodywork which was new in January 1965, rests in the small bus station in St Just.
Photo taken 1976, St Just Bus Station
172. EDV503D
Western National 1421, EDV503D, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body which was converted to dual purpose in it's life and ended up in a field in Cornwall. Rescued a few years ago it is now under shelter on private land in Devon
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Devon
173. EDV510D
Former Western National 1428, EDV510D, seen here in service with Silver Star, Caernarfon. Originally new in June 1966, it was a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body.
Photo taken c. 1981, Caernarfon Square
174. EDV513D
Western National 2101, EDV513D, a Bristol FLF6G with ECW H38/32F body, new in April 1966 and withdrawn in 1979.
Photo taken Tuesday 31 August 2021, Cameron’s Inn, Restaurant & Pub, 1410 South Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, California.
175. EDV552D
Guernsey Bus was formed from the old Guernsey Railways and Guernsey Motors fleet and was for a time owned by Trafalgar House who used a variety of small Bristol chassis bought second hand from the UK mainland. Many of the early example were Bristol SU chassis with ECW bodywork. Seen at L'Ancresse is 129, 31902, a 1966 Bristol SU4A with ECW bus body which was new to Southern National as their 689, EDV552D, and was withdrawn by Western National in 1979.
Photo taken Sunday 21 July 1985, L'Ancresse, Guernsey
176. EDV555D
EDV555D is a Western National SUL4A which has been fully restored and was back on the road in May 2019. It was new in 1966 and withdrawn in 1979. It is a B36F with ECW body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 September 2019, Ilbert Road, Kingsbridge
177. HDV626E
Southern National 2700, HDV626E, a 1967 Bristol RELL6G with a 53 seat bus body head a line of traffic on Water Street in Skipton.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 2021, Water Street, Skipton
178. HDV639C
HDV639E, a Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F body was Western National 1434. When the long distance coach services were de-regulated in 1980, several companies began competing with existing operators. Ann Gloag with her brother Brian Souter and her ex-husband David started services under the name of Gloagtrotter, using a variety of vehicles.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 February 1981, Parliamentary Road, Glasgow
179. HDV641E
Seen at the Keighley Festival of Transport is this 1967 Bristol MW6G with ECW coach body, wearing West Yorkshire Road Car livery as their CUG49. However the bus was new to Western National as their 1436, HDV641E, and never ran for West Yorkshire. The fleet number carries the number series on from the highest numbered genuine West Yorkshire MW coach
Photo taken Sunday 7 July 2013, Dalton Lane, Keighley
180. KDV131F
Western National received 12 ECW bodied Bedford VAM5 with ECW B41F bodies. Fleet numbers 700-711 KDV130-141F being delivered in autumn 1967. 701, KDV131F, is seen here at Dartmouth where an outstation existed on a car park not far from the Kingswear ferry terminal.
Photo taken Wednesday 4 August 1976, Dartmouth Outstation
181. MUO320F
Seen when working for Black Prince in the days after de-regulation, this 1968 Bristol RELL6G was originally 2716, MUO320F, in the Western National fleet
Photo taken 1986, Vicar Lane, Leeds
182. LDV461F
Western National 2710, LDV461F, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1968 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1973, The Square, Lyme Regis
183. LDV463F
Southern National 2712, LDV463F, a Bristol RELL6G with Eastern Coachworks B53F body, new in 1968.
Photo taken July 1969, New Road, South Molton
184. OTA290G
OTA290G is a Bristol VRT/SL6G/ECW H39/31F new in 1969 to Western National as their 1056. It was one of the first batch of VRs that WN put into service. It remained in Devon mainly based at Plymouth.
Photo taken Friday 19 September 2014, private site in Devon
185. OTA630G
Ward Green Grenadiers JJB OTA630G, a Bristol RELH6G built in 1969 with ECW C45F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1984, Cleethorpes?
186. POD809H
Western National Bristol LH 750, POD809H, heading for Kingsbridge passing local coach operators who have brought passengers in for the market from surrounding villages.
Photo taken Tuesday 23 March 1976, Bretonside, Plymouth
187. POD825H
Devon General 2726, POD825H, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1969 with ECW B53F bodywork, new to Western National.
Photo taken October 1983, Exeter Bus & Coach Station
188. POD830H
Preserved Bristol RELL POD830H, new to Southern National in 1969.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 2015, Paper Mill Lane, Alton
189. PTA759G
Southern National 729, PTA759G, a Bristol LH6L with ECW B45F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Ilfracombe Bus Station
190. PTA759G
Southern National 729, PTA759G, a Bristol LH6L with Eastern Coachworks B45F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe
191. PTA762G
Western National 734, PTA762G, was a Bristol LH with ECW B43F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken 1969, Newquay Bus Station
192. POD813H
Hooks POD813H, Bristol LH6L / ECW B45F, in DFDS Seaways Livery. Ex-Western National, new to them in February 1970, number 754.
Photo taken June 1982, Southend
193. RDV419H
Pioneer, Rochdale RDV419H, ex-Western National 1468, a 1970 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 30 April 1996, Corporation St, Manchester
194. RDV419H
Preserved Western National 1468, a 1970 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2016, Sandtoft
195. RDV433H
RDV433H is a Bristol RELH 4/290 with ECW C45F body new to Western National in 1970 as their 1483 in Royal Blue livery. It was withdrawn in 1981 and has spent most of the time since then in the West Midlands. Now the vehicle has been bought by Roger Burdett and is seen here being secured on the low loader for its trip to his base in Coventry.
Photo taken Thursday 11 December 2014, Rugeley
196. STT731H
The new order in August 1970 was crew-operated Bristol RELLs. Western National 2733, STT731H, is seen here on Barnstaple Bridge.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1970, Barnstaple Bridge
197. TUO256J
Western National 2744, TUO256J, was a Bristol RELL6G with ECW B53F bodywork, which was new in November 1970. Despite the destination it is loading for its return journey to Falmouth.
Photo taken 1976, Helford Passage
198. TUO263J
New to Western National as their 2751, TUO263J, in 1971, this Bristol RELL6G is seen working for Independent of Horsforth.
Photo taken 1992, Britannia House, Morley, Leeds
199. TUO85J
Jones Brothers, Malvern, TUO85J, an A E C Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1971 with Willowbrook B49F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1983, Cheltenham Bus Station
200. UTT558J
Western National 2755, UTT558J, a Bristol RELL6G built in 1971 with ECW B53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1976, The Plains, Totnes
201. UTT563J
UTT563J, a Bristol RELH6G with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C47F body, new in May 1971 as Western National 2394 is seen in Exeter bus station in June 1984.
Photo taken June 1984, Exeter Bus Station
202. UTT564J
UTT564J, a Bristol RELH6G with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II C47F body, new in May 1971 as Western National 2395, is seen in Victoria Coach Station in Royal Blue livery.
Photo taken Saturday 26 June 1971, London Victoria Coach Station
203. VUH377J
Western National Alexander bodied Atlantean 1020, VUH377J, in the yard at Callington, Cornwall.
Photo taken 1983?, Callington, Cornwall
204. ATA162L
Western National 1062, ATA162L, a Bristol VRTSL6G built in 1972 with ECW H43/34F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1977, The Strand, Barnstaple
205. VOD122K
Western National 1252, VOD122K, one of a batch of six Bristol LHS6Ls with Marshall B33F bodywork new in 1972, approaching the harbour at Mousehole from Penzance and showing why the operators on the route had to use short vehicles!
Photo taken c. 1973, Mousehole, Cornwall
206. VOD123K
Western National VOD123K at Penzance in April 1973
Photo taken April 1973, Penzance Bus Station
207. VOD123K
Western National 1253, VOD123K, was one of the unusual Marshall B33F-bodied Bristol LHS6Ls which were purchased in February 1972 in order to cope with the narrow Cornish lanes. It is seen here outside Land's End outstation. Service 501 between Penzance and Land's End, whilst including the steep descent to Sennen Cove, reversal and back up, didn't require such a small vehicle and was sometimes worked by full-size 'deckers.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Land's End Hotel
208. VOD124K
Western National bought a number of Marshall bodied Bristol LHs in the early seventies. Dating from 1972, 1254, VOD254K, is now preserved and shows what the buses looked like when new.
Photo taken mid 1990s, off Charlestown Road, Halifax
209. VOD124K
Western National 1254, VOD124K, aBristol LHS6L built in 1972 with Marshall B33F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Penzance Bus Station
210. VOD125K
Western National 1255, VOD125K, a Bristol LHS6L built in 1972 with Marshall B33F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Parade Hill, Mousehole
211. VOD90K
New to Western National in 1972 as their 90, VOD90K, this Bristol LHS6L with unusual Marshall bodywork is seen in Exeter working a Devon General route to Newton Abbott.
Photo taken Thursday 21 June 1984, High Street, Exeter
212. BFJ176L
Western National 1076, BFJ176L, a Bristol VRTSL6G new in July 1973 with ECW H43/34F bodywork, awaits departure time outside the outstation at Land's End.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Land's End Hotel
213. PTT605M
Western National 1605, PTT605M, a Bristol LH6L with ECW B43F body new in May 1974.
Photo taken 1980, Wool Station, Dorset