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Basildon Bus Garage Cherrydown East


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Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol KSW5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2347
Registration Number: UEV 838
Route Service Number: None
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: May 1965
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1952 with ECW L27/28R body. Originally numbered 1390 and withdrawn in 1969.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol KSW5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2351
Registration Number: UEV 830
Route Service Number: 144
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: August 1966
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1952 with L27/28R body.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol KS5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2305
Registration Number: RPU 523
Route Service Number: 153
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: September 1966
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1950 with ECW L27/28R body. Originally numbered 1348 and withdrawn in 1967.
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Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol KSW5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2365
Registration Number: VNO 860
Route Service Number: 245
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: March 1968
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1953 with ECW L27/28R body. Originally numbered 1408 and withdrawn in 1969. One of only 3 Bristol K's that had rear doors fitted.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol KSW5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2335
Registration Number: TNO 689
Route Service Number: 144
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: April 1968
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1951 with ECW L27/28R body. Originally numbered 1370 and withdrawn in 1968.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol KSW5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2361
Registration Number: FJN 160
Route Service Number: 235
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: July 1970
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1953 with ECW L27/28R body. Originally with the Westcliff fleet.
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Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol LD5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2522
Registration Number: 359 LPU
Route Service Number: 244
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: February 1967
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1959 with ECW H33/27R body. Originally numbered 1553 and withdrawn in 1976.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol LD5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2427
Registration Number: 561 CTW
Route Service Number: None
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: February 1969
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1955 with ECW H33/27R body. Originally numbered 1458 and withdrawn in 1973.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol LD5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2405
Registration Number: XVX 28
Route Service Number: 259
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: August 1969
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1954 with ECW H33/25R body. Originally numbered 1436 and withdrawn in 1973.
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Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol LD5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2505
Registration Number: 1850 F
Route Service Number: 244
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: October 1969
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1958 with ECW H33/27R body. Originally numbered 1536 and withdrawn in 1976.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol LD5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2531
Registration Number: 54 PPU
Route Service Number: None
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: Not known
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1959 with ECW H33/27R body. Originally numbered 1562 and withdrawn in 1975. Seen next to a Bristol VRT, registration number NPU 983N.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol LD5G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2441
Registration Number: 976 DHK
Route Service Number: Not in service
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: June 1975
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1955 with ECW H33/27R body. Originally numbered 1472 and withdrawn in 1973. Seen here in ENOC driver training livery.
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Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol FLF6B
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2799
Registration Number: BVX 675B
Route Service Number: 244
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: May 1968
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1964 with ECW H38/32F body. Originally numbered 1678 and withdrawn in 1980.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol FLF6B
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2607
Registration Number: BVX 669B
Route Service Number: None
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: 1970
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1964 with ECW CH37/18F body. Originally numbered 1672.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol FLF6B
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2601
Registration Number: 186 XNO
Route Service Number: None
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: November 1970
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1962 with ECW CH37/18F body. Originally numbered 1610 and withdrawn in 1971. In dual purpose livery with extended luggage compartment.
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Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol FLF6G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2713
Registration Number: 93 TVX
Route Service Number: 244
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: June 1974
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1960 with ECW H38/32F body. Originally numbered 1584 and withdrawn in 1976.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol FLF6B
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2768
Registration Number: VWC 48
Route Service Number: 151
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: June 1975
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1963 with ECW H38/32F body. Originally numbered 1645 and withdrawn in 1976.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol FLF6G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2715
Registration Number: 95 TVX
Route Service Number: Not in service
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: Unknown
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1960 with ECW H38/32F body. Originally numbered 1586 and withdrawn in 1977. Seen here after conversion to driver training with appropriate livery and renumbered 9007.
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Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol FLX6LX
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2930
Registration Number: AVW 399F
Route Service Number: None
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: November 1968
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1968 with ECW H40/30F body and withdrawn in 1979. Semi-automatic converted for one-man-operated use and seen in many episodes of the 1969-1973 T.V. Black & white/colour comedy series 'On the Buses' starring Reg Varney.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol FLF6LX
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2942
Registration Number: AVW 401F
Route Service Number: Not in service
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: June 1979
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1968 with ECW CH37/18F body. Originally numbered 2610 and withdrawn in 1971. In driver training livery and renumbered 9006. Former FLF6LX Coach but later converted to bus specification.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol FLF6LX
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 2927
Registration Number: AVW 396F
Route Service Number: None
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: August 1979
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1968 with ECW H40/30F body and withdrawn in 1981. In Tesco red livery. This was one of Eastern National's FLFs converted to OMO (one man operated) use.
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Basildon Bus Garage Basildon Bus Garage Basildon Bus Garage
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Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol VRT/SL6LX
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 3002
Registration Number: CPU 981G
Route Service Number: None
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: April 1969
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1969 with ECW H39/31F body and withdrawn in 1986. One of the first Bristol VR's delivered in Tilling green and cream, then painted in dual purpose livery at Chelmsford by ENOC. This shot taken before the bus entered service.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol VRT/SL6G
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 3006
Registration Number: SMS 32H
Route Service Number: 400
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: September 1971
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: New in 1970 with ECW H43/34F body. Another Bristol VRT swopped in a deal involving 15 FLFs with W. Alexander & Sons (Midland). Painted in Alexander blue with no number scrolls.
Location: Basildon Bus Garage
Bus Type: Bristol VRT
Bus Operator: Eastern National
Fleet Number: 3009
Registration Number: SMS 35H
Route Service Number: 400
Photographer: Bill Cansick
Year of photo: June 1974
Copyright: W.T. Cansick
(Paul Harrison Collection)
Comments: Another Bristol VRT swopped in a deal involving 15 FLFs with W. Alexander & Sons (Midland).

All photos and caption information appear courtesy of
The History of Southend Corporation Transport website.
No unauthorised use is permitted - see website link above for more information.

Abbreviations:
ENOC; Eastern National Omnibus Company, ECW; Eastern Coach Works (Lowestoft, Suffolk).
Bus Type Codes:
KSW5G=kchassis Short Wide 5 cylinder Gardner engine.
LD5G=Lodekka 5 cylinder Gardner engine.
FLF6B=Flat floor Long Forward 6 cylinder Bristol engine.
FLF6G=Flat floor Long Forward 6 cylinder Gardner engine.
FLF6LX=Flat floor Long Forward 6 cylinder Leyland engine.
VRT=Vertical Rear-engine Transverse.


The bus garage at Cherrydown (now Cherrydown East) was formally opened in April 1961. Prior to that Eastern National had acquired the use of a former builders' merchants at Bull Road (now Clay Hill Road), Vange, which was used from October 1951.

Page added: 2002
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Text researched and written 2002.
Copyright © 2002, B. Cox - Basildon History Online. All rights reserved.

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