BRISTOL RELH/ECW A website about the original ECW body on the Bristol RELH chassis.
Owner details for Crosville
| ||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 Internet||List of photos on the Internet.|
| ||Photos in books||List of photos available in books.|
| ||Fleet List||Fleet list of Crosville's RELHs.|
| ||Garages||List of garages/depots that have operated these coaches.|
| ||Fleet by year||Details of these vehicles in fleet, broken down by year.|
| ||Photo locations||Places that this companies RELHs have been photographed.|
Vehicles still in existence
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