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    LKH341 front off photo copyright R Dixon

  • NAH 941

  • 1952 Bristol KSW

  • Engine - Gardner 5LW

  • Bodywork - ECW H32/28R

  • Body number - 6056

  • Chassis number - 92116

New to Eastern Counties in 1952, LKH 341 was the last "K" type to operate in public service with the company. This double- decker was purchased by a Suffolk manufacturing firm to transport staff before being bought by a consortium of ECOS members 1976, passing to the Society shortly after for preservation.

The bodywork is the last design produced by ECW before the Lodekka, the KSW is a derivative of the Bristol K-series double-decker, the S standing for the longer version at 27ft long and the W standing for “Wide” at 8ft. There are many examples of the Bristol K type in preservation but 341 is the only one of its configuration out of 614 built. The vehicle had the highbridge body which had a centre gangway upstairs rather than the side gangway of other types in the series.

The vehicle is undergoing restoration and the picture shows progress as at September 2008.

  • 1.8.52 First licensed to Norwich Surrey Street
  • 1.6.71 Great Yarmouth

  • 31.8.71 De-licensed

  • by 2.74 Harleston Industries, Harleston

  • by 3.74 Howard Rotavators, Harleston

  • 7.76 Purchased by a consortium of 6 ECOS members

  • Purchased by Eastern Counties Omnibus Society

Author: Richard Dixon


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