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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.





Photograph Locations
Click on a placename below to see a list of all photos taken at the locations.
(i.e. The list may include vehicles from other operators as well as Crosville)
 Aberystwyth 
 Alton 
 Bakewell 
 Bangor 
 Barmouth 
 Bath 
 Betwys y Coed 
 Bewdley 
 Birkenhead 
 Birmingham 
 Bishops Meadow 
 Blackpool 
 Bristol 
 Brough 
 Caernarfon 
 Cannock 
 Cardiff 
 Carmarthen 
 Charnock Richard 
 Chester 
 Chirk 
 Commins Coch 
 Connahs Quay 
 Conwy 
 Corwen 
 Coventry 
 Crewe 
 Dolgellau 
 Ellesmere Port 
 Formby 
 Glasgow 
 High Wycombe 
 Huyton 
 Kirkby Stephan 
 Liverpool 
 Llandudno 
 Llandudno Junction 
 Llanelli 
 Llangollen 
 London 
 Lowerstoft 
 Manchester 
 Merthyr Tydfil 
 Minffordd 
 Monaco 
 Monte Carlo 
 Newbury 
 Northwich 
 Nottingham 
 Oldham 
 Oswestry 
 Overton 
 Oxford 
 Port Sunlight 
 Prestatyn 
 Pwllhelli 
 Rhyl 
 Rowsley 
 Salisbury 
 Scarborough 
 Shrewsbury 
 South Cerney 
 Southampton 
 Southport 
 St Helens 
 Stratford upon Avon 
 Thurstaston 
 Toddington 
 Torquay 
 Treceiriog 
 Warrington 
 Welshpool 
 Weston super Mare 
 Winchester 
 Winkleigh 
 Woburn 
 Worcester 
 Wrexham 
 Wythall 




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