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N 2 B 3.7K C 0 E Feb 8, 2015 F Jan 7, 2013
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This image is based on a monochrome print acquired from the late Arnold Richardson's Photobus, although I don't know who the photographer was (please raise any copyright issues directly with me). The registration EEL 585 indicates a vehicle of Bournemouth origin - possibly Hants & Dorset - but that's all I can say about it. I initially presumed that the body is by ECW but I'm less sure now.

It carries the traditional Scarlet Band livery - or one of the more common variations of it - complete with garter-style fleet name, but there's no sign of the company's 'trademark' green lamp below the destination display. The source picture appear to have been taken on a dull day, and perhaps the bus was beginning to look a little down at heals, so there's no glistening paintwork (20-Feb-10).

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Tags:   digitally-coloured Bristol L ECW Scarlett Band Motors West Cornforth

N 4 B 2.1K C 0 E Nov 4, 2018 F Nov 22, 2018
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Scarlet Band Motors of West Cornforth in County Durham operated ten Bristol Ls from various sources between 1954 and 1969. This fictional image depicts an ECW-bodied Bristol L that was delivered new to United Automobile Services and later transferred to associated company Durham District Services. It didn’t join the Scarlet Band fleet but would not have looked out of place had it done so (22-Nov-18).

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Tags:   Bristol L ECW Eastern Coachworks Scarlet Band Motors

N 2 B 2.1K C 0 E Nov 4, 2018 F Nov 22, 2018
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This digital representation is based on the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society’s preserved 1940 United Bristol L. At least two similar buses, including FHN 835 depicted here, were transferred to associated company Durham District Services as replacements for older vehicles inherited from independent operators. Note that DDS did not retain the black-painted mudguards of its parent company. These buses were disposed of in the late 1950s (22-Nov-18).

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Tags:   Bristol L ECW Eastern Coachworks Durham District Services United Automobile Services

N 8 B 2.6K C 0 E Nov 4, 2018 F Nov 25, 2018
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West Yorkshire independent operator Samuel Ledgar operated an eclectic selection of generally second-hand buses and coaches, but no Bristol Ls as far as I can determine. This fictional ex-United Bristol L carries a representation of the company’s livery, which varied between individual batches of buses. The base image is the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society’s superby restored ex-United FHN 833 (25-Nov-18)

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Tags:   Bristol L ECW Eastern Coachworks Samuel Ledgard

N 2 B 4.1K C 1 E May 8, 2011 F May 8, 2011
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With a total area less than seven square miles, the former Portuguese colony of Macau is located on the south east coast of China, within easy reach of Hong Kong. Significantly it shares with Hong Kong and Singapore a 'right-hand drive' rule of the road, so it's not surprising that British buses have featured in its transport history. It must have been Mecca at one time for British enthusiasts with the time and money to make the journey in search of elderly Bristol L Types - a further thirty arrived in 1960 to supplement and replace earlier acquisitions.

The original monochrome image of M-14-77 is credited to the D Withers, who I trust will accept my digitally-coloured rendition in the spirit intended. This bus began as a standard rear-entrance vehicle in the UK. The front entrance was added in Macau and the rear door was later replaced by an exit in the third bay for one-person operation.

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Tags:   Macau bus Bristol L ECW digitally coloured


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