Bristol SUL4A & SUS4A

Western & Southern National

A selection of images showing SUs working with Western National or Southern National in the 1960s and just into the transition to NBC when still in pre NBC colours, dates provided where known.

Updated 31/07/19

Western National Bristol SUS4A 679COD Kingsbridge

at-3981 SUS4A 679COD at Kingsbridge bus station

at-3982 428HDV at Ilfracombe bus station c.1969

Western National Bristol SUL4A 428HDV Ilfracombe
Western National Bristol SUL4A BDV250C Exeter

an-138 BDV250C nestling amongst a classic collection of Devon General, Exeter City and Southdown vehicles at Exeter coach station.

an-2331 SUL4A 271KTA arriving at Victoria coach station whilst on hire to Royal Blue. No date given, but as the destination blind indicates Dartmouth, probably from during one of its stints there, 1968 - 70.

Western National Bristol SUL4A 274KTA Victoria
Western National Bristol SUL4A 314EDV Victoria

an-2331 SUL4A 314EDV in Southern National coach cream & green at Victoria coach station, on hire to Royal Blue. No date given with this image. However, the Bristol REMH NAG116G was new in May 1969; around that time 404 was based at Bideford.

at-760 272KTA at Totnes garage c.1971, prior to rebranding.

Western National Bristol SUL4A 272KTA Totnes
Western National Bristol SUL4A EDV553D Taunton

at-827 EDV553D in the yard at Taunton garage, 4th May 1972

at-952 922GUO at at an unknown location 2nd October 1971

Western National Bristol SUL4A 922GUO
Western National Bristol SUL4A 430HDV

at-967 430HDV, possibly at Bridport 22nd October 1972

at-3721 271KTA at Mayor's Avenue Dartmouth, undated.

Western National Bristol SUL4A 271KTA Dartmouth
Western National Bristol SUL4A 277KTA Lynmouth

at-4240 277KTA at Lynmouth shortly after it had been transferred to Taunton in October 1971.

at-4574 920GUO at St.Austell station 1st June 1973

Western National Bristol SUL4A 920GUO St.Austell
Western National Bristol SUL4A 317EDV Plymouth

at-6381 317EDV at Plymouth Bretonside bus station c.1971

at-521 268KTA at Taunton garage October 1975.

Western National Bristol SUL4A 268KTA Taunton
Western National Bristol SUL4A 278KTA

an-2545 278KTA at Exeter coach station, no date noted.

an-2536 272KTA working a Royal Blue service to Brixham, location and date not recorded..

Western National Bristol SUL4A 272KTA
Southern National Bristol SUL4A 924GUO

an-2246 Southern National 924GUO at the seaside July 1961. The location has not so far been identified.

an-2530 267KTA at Edward St. Weymouth 30th May 1974.