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1961 Bristol Lodekka FSF6G Eastern Coach Works

1961 Bristol Lodekka FSF6G in Kalifornia, Movie, 1993 IMDB

Class: Bus, Double-deck — Model origin: UK

1961 Bristol Lodekka FSF6G Eastern Coach Works

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carchasesfanatic ES

2005-12-29 22:58

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Routmaster??

stronghold EN

2005-12-29 23:17

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No..these are older... RT's ...probably AEC ..or Leyland.? (STEVEA ..will know.!)

SteveA EN

2005-12-30 01:07

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One out of two. The nearer one is definitely a Bristol Lodekka F-series with Eastern Coachworks body (therefore built between 1960 and 1968), and I'd suggest it's probably the forward entrance FLF variant; the other isn't an RT but I'd be guessing as to what it is, maybe a Leyland Titan PD2 or even a Daimler CV.

SteveA EN

2005-12-30 11:48

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Offered this up to a Yahoo group dedicated to British buses in North America, and the consensus is that the second bus has Northern Counties bodywork; it may be a Leyland Tiger PS1/1 rebuilt by Barton Transport and exported to the US in the 1970s.

SteveA EN

2005-12-31 01:58

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A little more: I'm told the location is Atlanta, Georgia and the owner at the time was Great Knight Tours; the far bus appears to be former Barton Transport 790 (reg XVO790), as stated it was a Leyland Tiger PS1/1 rebuilt with a lowbridge double deck Northern Counties body. It was destroyed by fire in 2002. If this is the case I can narrow the Bristol down to three vehicles, as Great Knight had two closed top FLF Lodekkas and an FSF, the shorter version. One of these was sold on for further use; one (an ex Thames Valley FLF) was last recorded on site in 2000; the third, the ex Bristol Omnibus FSF, was used for spares then broken up by 2001. So this would be either Bristol Lodekka FLF6G/Eastern Coachworks GRX133D ex Thames Valley D33, or Bristol Lodekka FSF6G 803MHW ex Bristol Omnibus G6038 - I'd be guessing which unless the movie shows the full length of the bus!

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