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Click here for a website about Bristol RELH/ECW mark-1 coaches.

Click here for a website about Bristol Commercial Vehicles in preservation.

Click here for a website about the Bristol Vintage Bus Group.

Click here for pictures of Red&White buses & coaches in the 1950's, '60's & '70's.

Click here for pictures of Red&White buses & coaches in service.

Click here for a page about LAX 101E, Red&White Bristol RESL/ECW bus.

Click here for a website about SAX 1G, Red&White Bristol RELH/ECW coach.

Click here to visit Swansea Bus Museum, owners of SWO 986, Red&White
Bristol MW/ECW coach.

Click here to visit Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, owners of TAX 235
and 20 AAX Red&White Bristol 'Lodekkas' .

Click here for a full history of Red&White Services Ltd.

OAX 9F interior

Everyone enjoys a relax in Ruby's comfortable seats.
"Gosh they're just so comfy, like arm chairs!" is a frequent comment.
They had to be, coach journeys were often long before motorways!

Unique fleet numbering system

From 1951 RED & WHITE used a unique alpha-numeric numbering system. It was really ingenious, but requires some explaination. First there was the vehicle letter. For single deckers the codes were:-

  • S = Single deck bus;
  • C = Coach;
  • U = Underfloor engined bus;
  • UC = Underfloor engined Coach;
  • R = Rear engined bus;
  • RS = Rear engined Short bus;
  • RC = Rear engined Coach (this is what Ruby is);
  • RD = Rear engined Dual-purpose.
    • Then the last two numbers represented the year that the vehicle was new. In Ruby's case the '68' stands for the year 1968.

      The number between the letter(s) and year indicated the vehicles' sequence in deliveries that year. So Ruby was the 9th Rear-engined Coach delivered in 1968 hence: RC.968. Easy when you know!

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RC968 fleet no


Click here to view complete details of their bus and coach fleet from 1930 to 1975.

Thanks very much to Richard Smith who has prepared these very detailed fleet lists for us all to enjoy.

Travel office & depot contacts

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