David Slater (Spoddendale)'s photos with the Western National Omnibus Company

Royal Blue 2381 (OTA 641G) in Farnborough - Nov 1973

Royal Blue 2381 (OTA 641G) in Farnborough - Nov 1973
November 1973 – Royal Blue 2381 (OTA 641G), an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH6G new March 1969, seen in Farnborough when working the Birmingham to Portsmouth Associated Motorways service. Before the introduction of the National Bus Company corpora…
Added on July 17, 2016

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2389 (RDV 415H) at Aldershot - 27 Jan 1973

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2389 (RDV 415H) at Aldershot - 27 Jan 1973
Saturday 27 January 1973 - Royal Blue Express Services (Western National) 2389 (RDV 415H) seen in Aldershot when working the Portsmouth to Birmingham Associated Motorways service. It is an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH6G new for in March 1970. T…
Added on July 17, 2016

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2389 (RDV 415H) at Aldershot - 27 Jan 1973

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2389 (RDV 415H) at Aldershot - 27 Jan 1973
Saturday 27 January 1973 - Royal Blue Express Services (Western National) 2389 (RDV 415H) seen in Aldershot when working the Portsmouth to Birmingham Associated Motorways service. It is an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH6G new for in March 1970. T…
Added on July 17, 2016

DSCF6068 Lodges Coaches LTA 752

DSCF6068 Lodges Coaches LTA 752
Showbus, Sunday 21 September 2014 - TV presenter Dominic Littlewood was interviewing two men possibly from Lodge's Coaches, High Easter near Chelmsford, Essex. They were stood in front of Lodge's LTA 752, an open sided Duple bodied Bedford OB new in 1950…
Added on September 22, 2014

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2395 (UTT 564J) at Rochdale - Aug 1972

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2395  (UTT 564J) at Rochdale - Aug 1972
August 1972 – Royal Blue (Western National) 2395 (UTT 564J), a Plaxton bodied Bristol RELH new in May 1971, seen parked on the far side of Baillie Street (between Penn Street and Acker Street) in Rochdale prior to working the joint Yelloway/Associated Mot…
Added on March 31, 2014

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2388 (RDV 414H) at Rochdale - Sep 1972

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2388  (RDV 414H) at Rochdale  - Sep 1972
Friday x September 1972 – Royal Blue Express Services (Western National) 2388 (RDV 414H), an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH6G new in March 1970, sporting the destination ‘Rochdale’ where it was seen parked overnight. It had travelled up from Bourn…
Added on March 31, 2014

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2385 (OTA 645G) at Rochdale - Aug 1972

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2385  (OTA 645G) at Rochdale - Aug 1972
August 1972 – Royal Blue (Western National) 2385 (OTA 645G), an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH6G new April 1969, parked at Rochdale before working the joint Yelloway/Associated Motorways service to Bournemouth. Before the introduction of the Natio…
Added on March 31, 2014

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2387 (RDV 413H) leaving Rochdale - 19 Sep 1970

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2387  (RDV 413H)  leaving Rochdale - 19 Sep 1970
Saturday 19 September 1970 – Royal Blue Express Services (Western National) 2387 (RDV 413H) seen leaving Rochdale at 0830 on the joint Yelloway/Associated Motorways service to Portsmouth and Southsea where it was due at 1823. Southdown subsequently took…
Added on March 31, 2014

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2372 (LDV 844F) in Manchester - Aug 1973

Royal Blue (WNOC) 2372 (LDV 844F) in Manchester - Aug 1973
August 1973 – By now the National white coach livery was appearing on the coaches operated by Royal Blue. Royal Blue (Western National) 2372 (LDV 844F), an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol RELH new in June 1968, swings out of the Yelloway bay of Chorlton…
Added on March 31, 2014

Royal Blue (WNOC) 1392 (261 KTA) Jul 1972

Royal Blue (WNOC) 1392 (261 KTA) Jul 1972
July 1972 – Seen in Rochdale on a Friday evening or early Saturday morning was Royal Blue Express Services (Western National) 1392 (261 KTA), an Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol MW6G new in April 1962. This is a body type we didn’t normally see in Rochd…
Added on March 31, 2014

Royal Blue (SNOC) 2381 (OTA 641G) leaving Rochdale -19 Sep 1970

Royal Blue (SNOC) 2381  (OTA 641G)  leaving Rochdale -19 Sep 1970
Saturday 19 September 1970 – Royal Blue (Southern National) 2381 (OTA 641G) rumbles over the setts along Penn Street as it departed Rochdale at 0900 on the joint Yelloway/Associated Motorways service to Bournemouth. Royal Blue Express Services was jointly…
Added on March 31, 2014

DSCN1163 First Devon and Cornwall W716 RHT

DSCN1163  First Devon and Cornwall W716 RHT
Wednesday 12 June 2013 (1400) – First Devon and Cornwall 32716 (W716 RHT), an East Lancs Lolyne bodied Dennis Trident new as First Bristol 9716 in August 2000, sporting a commemorative livery of the former Tilling Group subsidiary Western National Omnibus…
Added on June 11, 2014

DSCN1159 First Devon and Cornwall W716 RHT

DSCN1159 First Devon and Cornwall W716 RHT
Wednesday 12 June 2013 (1358) – First Devon and Cornwall 32716 (W716 RHT), an East Lancs Lolyne bodied Dennis Trident new as First Bristol 9716 in August 2000, sporting a commemorative livery of the former Tilling Group subsidiary Western National Omnibus…
Added on June 11, 2014