21/02/2013

Looking back... Former ECOC buses around the UK - part 2

This is the second part of our look back at some of the former Eastern Counties Omnibus Company buses which operated with other bus operators around the UK - if you missed the first part you can see it here.

Once again the photos included were taken by our regular correspondants David Bell and Colin Apps - thankyou to them for allowing us to share their archive photographs with you.

Former Eastern Counties buses around the UK (c) David Bell
© David Bell
Bristol RE TVF 705G, this bus was new to Eastern Counties in 1969, it later moved to Cambus before being sold to Taylors Coaches, Morley.

Former Eastern Counties buses around the UK (c) David Bell
© David Bell
Simlar to the example featured in part one, Bristol FLF KPW 482E which was new to Eastern Counties in 1967 and is seen here with Stagecoach at their Walnut Grove premises near Perth.

Former Eastern Counties buses around the UK (c) David Bell
© David Bell
Leyland National HVF 538L, an early example of this type which was new to Eastern Counties in 1973, pictured here with West's Coaches of Woodford Green, Essex.

Former Eastern Counties buses around the UK (c) David Bell
© David Bell
Bristol RE GCL 346N, new to Eastern Counties in 1974, seen here with Catch-A-Bus of South Hylton.

Former Eastern Counties buses around the UK (c) Colin Apps
© Colin Apps
Bristol LH CNG 526K, new to Eastern Counties in 1971, like the example featured in part one it is seen here with Hoggs Of Boston, one of its "sister" vehicles CNG 525K finished its days as a drivers rest room at Skegness, thus ensuring its survival into preservation with the Bristol Road Group.

Look out for more Looking back... features, including the second part of our Overall advert liveries special - coming soon!