Bristol SUL4A and SUS4A

Bristol SUs in service with NBC fleets

Images taken in NBC service post 1970. Examples include Western National, Devon General and Greenslades.

 

Further images will be added as they become available

Updated 07/07/19

Western National Bristol SUL4A 918GUO Bideford

an-797 Western National 918GUO at Bideford depot c.1976, after transfer from Taunton

an-1011 Devon General 270KTA in Sherborne Road Newton Abbot c.1973.

Western National Bristol SUL4A 270KTA Newton Abbot
Western National Bristol SUL4A 356EDV Taunton

at-749 Western National 268KTA at Bideford depot on 27th August 1977. It had been transferred from Taunton in June, but had not yet been re-licensed.

an-1013 Western National 356EDV at Taunton depot, early 1970s.

Western National Bristol SUL4A 268KTA Bideford
Western National Bristol SUL4A 274KTA Totnes

at-3264 Wetern National 274KTA reinstated and transferred to Totnes for its last five months of duties, image taken in July 1979 by Alan Edwards..

an-2309 Western National EDV553D heading up Breton Side Plymouth towards the bus station, to work service 94 to Noss Mayo (orig. R.J.Edworthy).

Western National Bristol SUL4A EDV553D Plymouth
Western National Bristol SUS4A 670COD Truro

at-133 The last SUS4A in service with Western National, 670COD at Truro c.1978.

at-4768 Long since converted to dual-purpose use, Western National 273KTA at Camborne depot in September 1977

Western National Bristol SUL4A 273KTA Camborne
Western National Bristol SUL4A BDV245C Barnstaple

at-3647 Western National BDV245C at Barnstaple Strand bus station

at-795 A brace of the last batch delivered to Western National, at Totnes depot; EDV540D with EDV530D 10th August 1975.

Western National Bristol SUL4A EDV540D Totnes
Western National Bristol SUL4A 317EDV Paignton

at-799 Western National 317EDV in dual-purpose livery, Gerston Road Paignton, c.1975 working service 98 to Plymouth.

an-2358 Devon General 427HDV at Exeter bus station, 1976.

Devon General Bristol SUL4A 427HDV Exeter
Western National Bristol SUL4A 284KTA Pool

at-2790 Western National 284KTA in NBC Local Coach green & white, originally imaged by Geoff Gould in Trevensen Road, Pool 20th September 1979. It was withdrawn four months later.

an-2308 Western National BDV255C inside Totnes garage; an unidentified sister vehicle in cream & green next to it. .

Western National Bristol SUL4A BDV255C Totnes
Western National Bristol SUL4A 430HDV Taunton

at-6501 Western National 430HDV at Taunton depot August 1975, shortly after transfer back from Devon General and consequent repaint into green.

at-6502 Western National EDV535D at Camborne depot, June 1974.

Western National Bristol SUL4A EDV535D Camborne
Devon General Bristol SUL4A 431HDV Torquay

ap-123 Western National 337EDV at Plymouth Laira Bridge depot, 1975

an-2360 431HDV at Newton Road depot, Torquay. Appears to have been delicensed, so probably July 1976.

Western National Bristol SUL4A 337EDV Plymouth
Western National Bristol SUL4A 284KTA Minehead

an-2250 Western National 284KTA  at  Minehead bus station 18th June 1975

at-6578 Western National 314EDV at Perranporth, May 1976

Western National Bristol SUL4A 314EDV Perranporth
Western National Bristol SUS4A 670COD Yeovil

at-045 670COD again, this time with Greenslades. Image taken at Exeter bus station in May 1973.

Greenslades Bristol SUS4A 670COD Exeter
Western National Bristol SUL4A EDV553D Bridport

at-2367 Western National EDV553D at Bridport bus station.

at-2546 Western National 278KTA at Edward St. Weymouth.

Western National Bristol SUL4A 278KTA Weymouth
Western National Bristol SUL4A BDV254C Paignton

at-6742 Western National BDV254C arriving at Paignton bus station on service 98