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Bristol Omnibus publicity item Bristol Omnibus publicity item Bristol Omnibus Bristol RELH/ECW coach NHW310F
Photo copyright: Carl Berry
 Bristol Omnibus of Bristol, as part of the Tilling group, was one of the original operators of this type of vehicle and took delivery of the first 'production' chassis in 1963.
Bristol was the only company to buy RELHs with 'T' piece destinations, even for a batch of its Greyhound coaches. All Bristol vehicles have a full allocation and repaint history thanks to information from the Gloucestershire's Buses website.

Bristol allocated vehicles to certain number ranges depending on their intended use. The 21xx series vehicles were express coaches, all carrying the 'Bristol Greyhound' livery when they were introduced. Their intended use was on the services to London, examples here, as well as Bristol's contribution to the Associated Motorways network and day tours. The 20xx series was for dual purpose vehicles that were used on the longer distance bus services. Some RELHs were built for this, and several of the express coaches were downgraded in later years. Some of these vehicles were subsequently downgraded to buses and renumbered into the 24xx series in their later years.
The first 20 vehicles of this type that Bristol bought had manual gearboxes and 'coach' type doors which made them unpopular on bus services when they were downgraded. Because of this the whole batch were sold to Western National who then repainted them back into Express livery to get several more years use out of them.
Several RELHs were repainted into NBC Green/White DP because of NBC rules about the age of coaches used on express services, only to be repainted back into NBC Express because they continued to appear on Express services and NBC wasn’t happy about people getting the impression that they were buses! 2 of these (at Swindon) managed to retain NBC Express livery until 1983 to provide cover for breakdowns on the M4, these two then joined the Cheltenham and Gloucester Omnibus fleet for a short time when part of this companies operations were split off.

This operator is now part of First Group.

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

Specific Books about this operator:
   Bristol Omnibus Services: The Green Years
   Bristol - A Century on the Road
   A Pictorial Tribute to the Bristol Omnibus Company 1936-1983
   

 


Other information available for Bristol Omnibus'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 Bristol Omnibus'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.



Photos on the Internet

All links to photos shown below are to other Internet sites, all photos will be the copyright of their respective owners.
There may be other photos on the Internet that I cannot show the links for. See 'Useful sites for finding pictures' on the links page.
** = Black and white photo, otherwise colour.

   LiveryRegistration Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 861UAE 20 Jul 1968 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 862UAE 1969  21c101 Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 864UAE Oct 1969 London Rick2E Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 865UAE  Brighton Brian Bennett Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP 865UAE  Southampton Nigel Frampton Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 867UAE Nov 1970 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Magenta 867UAE  Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP 868UAE 21 Apr 1973 London Alan Snatt Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 869UAE  Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of 869UAE 
 NBC CAG White/Magenta 869UAE 29 Mar 1971 London bkp550 Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Magenta 869UAE May 1973 Paignton kwk33f Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Magenta 971WAE  Bristol Previously listed on eBay   
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 973WAE   Previously listed on eBay   
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 976WAE  Cheltenham Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC CAG White/Magenta 978WAE   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC CAG White/Magenta 978WAE Jun 1972 Bath reynardbizzar Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Magenta 979WAE Dec 1972 Bath Previously listed on eBay   
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 980WAE 16 Oct 1964 Bristol oldbusman Click Here 
 Bristol Green/Cream DP KHW310E 15 Sep 1972 London Alan Snatt Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP KHW310E  Bristol chucklebuster Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP KHW310E 14 Sep 1978 Gloucester David Russon Click Here 
 NBC Green Bus livery KHW310E 1 Mar 1980 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green Bus livery
   Rear View 
KHW310E 7 Dec 1980 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green Bus livery KHW311E 4 May 1979 Bristol Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 Bristol Green/Cream DP KHW312E 4 May 1969 Brighton David Mant Click Here 
 Bristol Green/Cream DP KHW312E 1973 Oxford Transport Images Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP
   Rear View 
KHW312E  Oxford AJA118 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP KHW312E May 1975 Oxford Steve Annells Click Here 
 NBC Green Bus livery KHW312E 9 Sep 1979 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 Bristol Green/Cream DP KHW313E  Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP KHW313E 1978 Stroud cibulukutu Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP KHW313E 4 May 1979 Bristol Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 Bristol Green/Cream DP KHW314E   Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Green/White DP KHW315E 1980 Gloucester John Law Click Here 
 Bristol Green/Cream DP KHW316E 1970 Frome beckingtonian Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP KHW316E  Weston super Mare Steve Thorpe Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP KHW316E 16 Mar 1976 Marlborough oldbusman Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP KHW316E 25 Jul 1976 Weston super Mare Alistair Holt/Keith Holt Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP KHW316E 14 Jul 1977 London Frans Angevaare Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP KHW316E 15 Apr 1979 Minehead oldbusman Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW302F Jul 1974 Shepperdine Dave A Flett Click Here 
 NBC Green Bus livery NHW303F Aug 1980 Cardiff Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Green/White DP NHW304F  Gloucester geoffsimages Click Here 
 Bristol Green/Cream DP NHW305F 10 Aug 1968 Weymouth Alan Snatt Click Here 
 Bristol Green/Cream DP NHW305F 22 Dec 1973 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW305F  Bristol lowdekka Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP
   Withdrawn 
NHW305F 31 Dec 1981 Cirencester Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 Bristol Green/Cream DP NHW306F 1969 Cheltenham 21c101 Click Here 
 Bristol Green/Cream DP NHW307F 13 Apr 1971 Swindon Alan Snatt Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW307F 29 Aug 1976 Marlborough Guy Lowlander Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red NHW308F  London Transport Images Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red NHW308F   Bus Preservation Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red NHW308F Oct 1969 London Rick2E Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red NHW308F 1971 Bath beckingtonian Click Here 
 NBC Express NHW308F 1975  Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Green/White DP NHW308F  Swindon Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW308F  Swindon Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Express NHW308F 1979 Swindon Steve Guess Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW308F 24 Mar 1979 Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW308F 30 Dec 1981 Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
     Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW308F 21 Feb 1982 Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW308F 7 Apr 1982 Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW308F 1983 Bristol lowdekka Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW308F 11 Aug 1983 Swindon David Mant Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Magenta NHW309F  London colinfpickett Click Here 
 NBC Express NHW309F 31 Dec 1973 Chiswick Carl Berry Click here for photograph of NHW309F 
 NBC Express NHW309F 21 Jul 1978 Weston super Mare Frans Angevaare Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW309F Mar 1981 Cardiff Previously listed on eBay   
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red NHW310F  London Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC CAG White/Magenta NHW310F  London Carl Berry Click here for photograph of NHW310F 
 NBC Express NHW310F Oct 1978 Cardiff Previously listed on eBay   
 NBC Green/White DP NHW310F 23 Jul 1980 Chepstow Carl Berry Click here for photograph of NHW310F 
 NBC CAG White/Magenta NHW311F Sep 1970 London rossendalian2013 Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Magenta NHW311F  London ANDY C2011 Click Here 
 NBC CAG White/Magenta NHW311F  London Stephen Day Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW311F 8 Jun 1977 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW311F Feb 1981 Bristol pwgb Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red NHW312F 25 May 1968 Salisbury David Mant Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F  London Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F  Swindon Sou'wester Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F 1977 London John Law Click Here 
 NBC Express NHW312F  Marlborough Steven Salmon Click Here 
 NBC Express NHW312F 31 Mar 1978 Bristol David Russon Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F 18 Jul 1979 Swindon David Mant Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F  Swindon Sloop Jon B Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F  Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F 19 Aug 1980 Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F 3 Aug 1981 Cardiff Ian Kirby Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F 8 May 1982 Swindon Martha R Hogwash Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F Jun 1982 Swindon Martin Addison Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F 17 Jul 1982 Bristol we1330 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW312F  Swindon Jonathan Greenwood Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red NHW313F 21 Aug 1968 London oldbusman Click Here 
 Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red NHW313F Sep 1970 London rossendalian2013 Click Here 
 NBC Green/White DP NHW313F  Cardiff Bus Preservation Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 861UAE 21 May 1964 London SCT'61 Website Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 862UAE  London Previously listed on eBay   
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 864UAE  Paignton Ken Steley Click Here 
**NBC CAG White/Magenta 864UAE   Previously listed on eBay   
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 866UAE  London Previously listed on eBay   
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 867UAE   Showbus Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 868UAE 25 Jan 1966 London Ken Steley Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 869UAE  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**NBC CAG White/Magenta 869UAE  Swindon Old Bus Man Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 870UAE  Marlborough John Hembry Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 870UAE  London Brian Bennett Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 973WAE  Birmingham GARDNER8LXB Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 975WAE 1968 London Previously listed on eBay   
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 976WAE 1 Apr 1968 Southend Ken Steley Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 977WAE  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 978WAE   Previously listed on eBay   
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red 980WAE  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP 980WAE 1974 Reading Previously listed on eBay   
**White HFM577D 21 Jun 1980 Bristol Fray Bentos Click Here 
**Bristol Green/Cream DP KHW310E May 1967 Bristol oldbusman Click Here 
**NBC Green Bus livery KHW310E 2 Oct 1980 Bristol Carl Berry Click here for photograph of KHW310E 
**Bristol Green/Cream DP KHW311E 1971 Gloucester Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Green/White DP KHW312E  Oxford John Law Click Here 
**Bristol Green/Cream DP KHW315E  Weymouth Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Green/White DP KHW316E 13 Jul 1979  Ian Trotter Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP KHW316E 13 Jul 1979 Bristol Fray Bentos Click Here 
**NBC Green Bus livery KHW316E 8 Mar 1980 Bridgwater Carl Berry Click here for photograph of KHW316E 
**NBC Green/White DP NHW302F  Gloucester Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Green/White DP NHW303F  Gloucester Previously listed on eBay   
**Bristol Green/Cream DP NHW304F  Cheltenham Previously listed on eBay   
**Bristol Green/Cream DP NHW306F   Ken Steley Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP NHW306F  Swindon Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Green/White DP NHW308F  Swindon wactonbus Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP NHW308F 1 Nov 1979 Swindon Fray Bentos Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP NHW309F  Weston super Mare John Law Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP NHW309F 24 Jan 1981 Clevedon Carl Berry Click here for photograph of NHW309F 
**NBC Express NHW310F 2 Mar 1976 Bristol Fray Bentos Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP NHW310F   Ian Kirby Click Here 
**NBC Express NHW310F  Bristol preselected Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red NHW311F  London Chris Roberts Click Here 
**NBC CAG White/Magenta NHW311F  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**Bristol Greyhound Cream/Red NHW312F  London Ken Steley Click Here 
**NBC CAG White/Magenta NHW312F  London 1431Andy Click Here 
**NBC Express NHW312F 26 Aug 1978 Portishead Fray Bentos Click Here 
**NBC Green/White DP NHW312F  Swindon wactonbus Click Here 
**NBC Express NHW313F   Previously listed on eBay   
**NBC Green/White DP NHW313F 3 Apr 1980 Hinton Fray Bentos Click Here 







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