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Owner details for Crosville

Crosville publicity item Crosville publicity item Crosville Bristol RELH/ECW coach AFM106G
Photo copyright: Carl Berry
 Crosville of Chester, as part of the Tilling group, was one of the original operators of this type of vehicle. Crosville's RELHs were used for many years on their main express routes out of Merseyside and North Wales to London, also between Merseyside and North and South Wales. For examples see here, most services were subsequently absorbed into the National Express system, details here. Crosville was also part of the 'Associated Motorways' network and also provided several services to a Welsh interchange at Aberystwyth in the summer.
One of their RELHs managed to appear in a car chase in 'The Sweeney'!
There were two versions of Crosville's 'Tilling Group' livery. One of them (Crosville Cream/Black (1)) had curves at the front of the midrail, the other (Crosville Cream/Black (2)) did not.
In the Winter of 1971/1972 most of Crosville's RELHs lost 3 of their 4 'feature panels' on the midrail, during the next winter most were repainted into NBC Express livery.
Some of the RELHs (those with bus type doors) were subsequently downgraded as the ERG class for use on local bus work. Because of this, and Crosville's alphanumeric numbering system, the fleet list will look better sorted by registration number.
For more information on the history of Crosville try the Crosville Enthusiasts' Club (1967) or Peter Gould's site. The companies former operations are now split between Arriva and Stagecoach.

For further information about Crosville, try looking for books on Amazon.

Specific Books about this operator:
   Crosville Motor Services 2
   Exploring Crosville Country - Part 1 England
   Exploring Crosville Country - Part 2 Wales
   The Prestige Series Crosville
   Crosville on Merseyside
   A History of Crosville Motor Services

 


Other information available for Crosville's Bristol RELH/ECW coaches.
 Photos on the InternetList of photos on the Internet.
 Photos in booksList of photos available in books.
 Fleet ListFleet list of Crosville's RELHs.
 GaragesList of garages/depots that have operated these coaches.
 Fleet by yearDetails of these vehicles in fleet, broken down by year.
 Photo locationsPlaces that this companies RELHs have been photographed.



Photo in books/magazines

For pictures in books click on the copyright link for more information.
** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   LiveryRegistration Date Location Photo copyright Book link
 NBC Express 5458FM 1973 Chester Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) 7286FM   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
 Crosville Cream/Black (1) AFM105B   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
 Crosville Cream/Black (1)
   Preserved 
AFM105B 28 Jul 2002 Sandtoft Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) AFM107B 29 Jul 1967 Prestatyn Book-Crosville in Colour 1965-1986  Buy Book 
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
HFM573D 1 Jul 2000 Kemble Book-Steve Thorpe   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
HFM573D 2 Jul 2000 Stroud Book-Preserved Bus Magazine   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved, Rear view 
HFM573D 1 Oct 2000 Birkenhead Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express HFM575D 23 Mar 1980 Liverpool Book-Crosville in Colour 1965-1986  Buy Book 
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) HFM579D 1968 Chester Book-Heyday of Crosville   
 NBC Express UFM37F 21 Sep 1980 Llandudno Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 Crosville Cream/Black (1) UFM40F Dec 1968 Chester Book-Heyday of Crosville   
 NBC Express AFM105G Aug 1981  Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM106G  Pen y Gwryd Book-Buses Focus Magazine   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM106G 14 Aug 1993 Aberystwyth Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM106G 15 Apr 2000 Mank, Austria Book-Preserved Bus Magazine   
     Book-Preserved Bus Magazine   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM106G 15 Apr 2000 Vienna, Austria Book-Preserved Bus Magazine   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM106G 17 Apr 2000 Paris, France Book-Preserved Bus Magazine   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM106G 9 Apr 2005 London Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM106G 10 Jun 2006 Aberystwyth Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM106G 8 Apr 2007 Kirkby Stephen Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM106G 14 Jul 2007 Port Dinorwic Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
 NBC Express AFM107G Apr 1980 London Book-The Bristol RE  Buy Book 
 Crosville Cream/Black (2) AFM111G  High Wycombe Book-Preserved Bus Magazine   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM111G 1 May 1999 Llandudno Book-Preserved Bus Magazine   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM111G 6 May 2001 Llandudno Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM111G 3 May 2004 Llandudno Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
AFM111G Jul 2008 Blackpool Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express EFM162H 2 Jun 1978 St Helens Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
 NBC Green/White DP EFM162H 2 Jul 1983 Oswestry Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
 Crosville Cream/Black (2)
   Preserved 
EFM163H 9 Jun 2002 Penrhyndeudraeth Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
 NBC Express
   Preserved 
EFM163H May 2004 Bangor Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express
   Preserved, Rear view 
EFM163H May 2004  Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express
   Preserved 
EFM163H May 2004 Bangor Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express
   Preserved 
EFM163H 3 May 2004 Bangor Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express
   Preserved 
EFM163H 3 May 2004 Llandudno Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
 NBC Express
   Preserved 
EFM163H 12 Jun 2004 Bangor Book-Crosville Enthusiasts Club   
**Crosville Cream/Black (1) 5455FM   Book-Ian Allan ABC 19   
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) 5455FM  Chester Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (1)
   ECW Official photograph 
5457FM Feb 1964 Lowerstoft Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Crosville Cream/Black (1) 5457FM Dec 1964 Liverpool Book-Ian Allan ABC 19   
**    Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (1) 5458FM Dec 1964 Liverpool Book-Ian Allan ABC 19   
**    Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**NBC Express 5458FM Jun 1978  Book-Buses Magazine   
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) 7285FM Jul 1966 Llandudno Book-Prestige Crosville  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) 7285FM 1 Aug 1968 Chester Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) 7286FM  Liverpool Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (1) AFM102B  London Book-Ken Steley   
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) AFM102B   Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**NBC Express AFM102B  Barmouth Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**NBC Express AFM102B Aug 1978 Aberystwyth Book-Buses Annual 1983   
**Crosville Cream/Black (1) AFM105B  Chester Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) AFM105B  Monaco Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) AFM105B  Caernarfon Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) AFM105B 27 Aug 1965 Connahs Quay Book-Crosville U60   
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) AFM105B Dec 1965 Monte Carlo Book-Ian Allan ABC 19   
**NBC Express HFM572D 30 Apr 1976  Book-Explore Crosville Country 1  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) HFM580D  Manchester Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (1) OFM29E   Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**NBC Green/White DP OFM29E Oct 1979 Nottingham Book-Prestige Crosville  Buy Book 
**NBC Express UFM38F Jul 1974 Nottingham Book-Prestige Crosville  Buy Book 
**NBC Express UFM38F Apr 1978 Huyton Book-Crosville Merseyside  Buy Book 
**NBC Express UFM40F Jan 1974  Book-Crosville Fleet List 1974   
**NBC Green/White DP UFM41F   Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) AFM104G Mar 1971 Oxford Book-NBC Album  Buy Book 
**NBC Express AFM106G Jul 1979 Birmingham Book-Fleetbook 5   
**NBC Green/White DP AFM106G   Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) AFM109G Feb 1971  Book-Buses Magazine   
**NBC Green/White DP AFM109G  Blackpool Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**NBC Green/White DP AFM110G Sep 1981 Chester Book-Buses Magazine   
**NBC Express AFM111G Nov 1972  Book-Crosville Fleet List 1972/73   
**NBC Express AFM111G   Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**NBC Green/White DP EFM160H Apr 1979 Aberystwyth Book-Buses Extra Magazine   
**NBC Green/White DP EFM160H  Aberystwyth Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**NBC Green/White DP EFM161H   Book-Explore Crosville Country 2  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) EFM162H 1972  Book-History of Crosville  Buy Book 
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) EFM162H 9 Jun 1972 Ellesmere Port Book-Crosville U82   
**Crosville Cream/Black (2) EFM162H 6 Sep 1972 Birkenhead Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**NBC Green/White DP EFM162H Sep 1984 Treceiriog Book-Buses Yearbook 1997   
**NBC Express EFM163H   Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
**NBC Express EFM163H   Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
**NBC Express EFM163H 13 May 1973 Oswestry Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 
**NBC Green/White DP EFM163H   Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
**NBC Green/White DP EFM163H  Bangor Book-B&C Preservation mag.   
**NBC Green/White DP EFM164H   Book-Crosville 2  Buy Book 







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