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Owner details for Eastern National

Eastern National publicity item Eastern National publicity item Eastern National Bristol RELH/ECW coach BNO105B
Photo copyright: ABC Coach Guides
 Eastern National of Chelmsford, as part of the Tilling group, was one of the original operators of this type of vehicle. Their RELHs were used for two different purposes; scheduled express services to London and private hire activities.
The private-hire coach activities are very inter-related with the Tillings Transport company. Various coaches were swapped between the companies, and they were available for short term loans at any time. The private-hire work was subsequently transferred to National Travel South East.
Express work consisted of various short-distance routes to London (for examples see here), these vehicles were subsequently downgraded to buses.
The SCT website contains further information about the company which is now part of the First Group.

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


Other information available for Eastern National'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 Eastern National'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 Green Bus livery BNO102B   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
 Eastern National Cream/Green coach GVW979H   Book-ECW 1965  Buy Book 
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach
   ECW Official photograph 
AVX961B Jan 1964 Lowerstoft Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach AVX961B Aug 1964 Clacton on Sea Book-The Bristol RE  Buy Book 
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach AVX961B Sep 1964 Springfield Book-Buses Magazine   
**Eastern National Green/Cream DP AVX961B   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**NBC Green Bus livery
   Rear View 
AVX961B   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach AVX962B   Book-Bus Fayre   
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach AVX964B   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach AVX965B Dec 1970 Brenner Pass Book-Buses Magazine   
**Eastern National Green/Cream DP BNO103B Aug 1964 Colchester Book-The Bristol RE  Buy Book 
**Eastern National Green/Cream DP
   ECW Official photograph 
BNO104B Apr 1964 Lowerstoft Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**Tilling coach livery
   On hire to Tilling 
YHK725F   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**NBC Express YHK725F Jun 1973 Basildon Book-Classic Bus magazine   
**Tilling coach livery YHK728F 28 Feb 1970 Basildon Book-The Bristol RE  Buy Book 
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach
   Rear View 
GVW979H   Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
**NBC Green/White DP GVW979H   Book-Buses Extra Magazine   
**Eastern National Cream/Green coach GVW980H Dec 1970  Book-B&C Preservation mag.   

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