Eastern Counties   Model Fleet Focus
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Eastern Counties Omnibus Company was registered on the 14 July 1931 and was an amalgamation of four companies who covered the areas of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, the Isle of Ely and the Soke of Peterborough. Under Tilling management the fleet grew strongly, incorporating many standardised features, being an enthusiastic user of Bristol chassis for the majority of its vehicles, common on the Tilling group. Surviving through nationalisation, the Eastern Counties fleet is now subsumed in the ownership of First.
Corgi Original Omnibus Company
Eastern Counties Leyland PD1A ECW
97839 EASTERN COUNTIES Leyland PD1A ECW.
AP348 (GPW348) on route 37 to Kings Lynn.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
Issued May 1995
Eastern Counties Bristol L ECW dual purpose
97868 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol L ECW dual purpose.
LE697 (KNG697) on route to Cambridge.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
Issued May 1995
First Eastern Counties Volvo Plaxton Paragon
OM46103 FIRST EASTERN COUNTIES Volvo Plaxton Paragon.
20500 (AO02RCX) on route No. X1 to either Peterborough Via Kings Lynn or Lowestoft Via Norwich. Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
Issued September 2007
EFE
13905 Bristol Lodekka FLF
13905 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol Lodekka FLF
Lodekka Painted in the familiar red livery of NBC, this Lodekka can be seen on route 509 to Bowthorpe. With adverts promoting cheap season tickets and bus hire, this vehicle is a fine example of an NBC vehicle from the early days of the company. The model incorrectly has white instead of cream fleetnames.
Released July 1994.
16310 Bristol LS Bus
16310 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol LS Bus
A popular workhorse for the Eastern Counties fleet under Tilling control, this Bristol LS, fleet number LM923, is seen in the common red and cream livery on route 90 to Thorpe Station.
Released December 1994.
16207 Bristol MW Coach
16207 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol MW Coach
In reverse livery used for the coaching fleet, the attractive MW style bodywork on this Bristol chassis makes a pleasing partner for the previous Bristol vehicles. Fleet number LS790, is shown on the common duty of an excursion.
Released January 1995.
20105 Bedford OB
20105 EASTERN COUNTIES Bedford OB
A slightly older design of livery can be seen on this classic vehicle with the inclusion of a black chassis in addition to the familiar red and cream. KAH951 fleet number BS951. is on excursion duties.
Released November 1995.
20408 Bristol VRTSL3
20408 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol VRTSL3
With the advent of De-Regulation came a host of new liveries for many companies, Eastern Counties being no exception. Here, VEX294X can be seen as it run when FirstBus first acquired the company, running on route X74. VR294 carries adverts for Surf washing powder, Churchill Insurance and a local furnishers.
Released November 1996.
18502 Bristol VRTSL2 Open Top EASTERN COUNTIES
18502 EASTERN COUNTIES Bristol VRTSL2 Open Top EASTERN COUNTIES.
Eastern Counties' models have always had a huge following and this VR promises to be and is seen no exception. In the predominantly cream livery, JNG50N, fleet number OT353 is on route F4 to the Felixstowe Ferry.
Released September 1998.
24809 Mercedes Minibus EASTERN COUNTIES.
24809 Mercedes Minibus EASTERN COUNTIES.
Transferred from Thamesway and now decorated in the established livery of Eastern Counties this minibus makes a great addition to our fleet. Registered H354LUN, fleet number 875 is on route 25 to University via Unthank Road.
Released April 2000.
27503 & 27507 Wrights Scania Axcess PARK & RIDE EASTERN COUNTIES
27503 & 27507 Wrights Scania Axcess PARK & RIDE EASTERN COUNTIES.
This version of our Scania Axcess features Eastern Counties fleet number 551, registered R551CNG branded for the Park & Ride service 506 to Postwick (27503) or 552 (R552CNG) as 27507.
Released February 2001 & November 2013.
29405 Bristol RELH DP Coach EASTERN COUNTIES NBC.
29405 Bristol RELH DP Coach EASTERN COUNTIES NBC.
It has been a long time since NBC liveries were featured on our models so this will please NBC enthusiasts. Registered GCL344N, fleet number RLE742 is working route 851 to Ipswich.
Released December 2005.
24814 Mercedes Minibus FIRST EASTERN COUNTIES.
24814 Mercedes Minibus FIRST EASTERN COUNTIES.
This pretty Eastern Counties minibus in First's corporate livery has been customised to operate a service via the James Paget Hospital. Fleet number 900, registered J615UTW, is on Route 607 to Belton.
Released December 2004.
32302 Bristol RELH Coach EASTERN COUNTIES.
32302 Bristol RELH Coach EASTERN COUNTIES.
The second release of this version of our Bristol RELH casting shows fleet number RE 880 when first in service in the cream and maroon coach livery of Eastern Counties. Registration number GNG92C operates route E to Norwich.
Released February 2007.
29613 Leyland Olympian EASTERN COUNTIES.
29613 Leyland Olympian EASTERN COUNTIES.
The cheerful orange and cream livery of Eastern Counties brightened the roads of East Anglia for many years. Our Leyland Olympian registered H103KVX and renumbered 111 in the fleet is working route 17 to Sprowston.
Released January 2007.
16222 Bristol LS Coach EASTERN COUNTIES NBC
16222 Bristol LS Coach EASTERN COUNTIES NBC
The Poppy red and white colours on this ECW bodied Bristol LS coach shows a snapshot in time from when Eastern Counties were under the National Bus Company's banner. Registration number VVF776, fleet number LS776 is operating Service route 29.
Released July 2009.
20450 Bristol VRTSL3 EASTERN COUNTIES.
20450 Bristol VRTSL3 EASTERN COUNTIES.
This Eastern Counties Bristol VR is a very special model indeed as it marks the fiftieth release of our VRTSL3 casting, which is some achievement. Registered RAH262W, fleet number 262 works route 726 to Hemsby Beach.
December 2010 release.
27506 WRIGHT SCANIA AXCESS First Eastern Counties.
27506 WRIGHT SCANIA AXCESS FIRST EASTERN COUNTIES.
The traditional Eastern Counties colours have been cleverly used by First on their Superoute services in East Anglia. Registered P549RNG it is working the Superoute 88 service X88 Ipswich Express via Stowmarket Town Centre.
August 2007 release.
29505 Plaxton Panorama EASTERN COUNTIES.
29505 Plaxton Panorama EASTERN COUNTIES.
The traditional maroon and cream Eastern Counties coaching livery suits our Bristol domed Plaxton Panorama very well. Registered CAH858K fleet number RE858 works route G to Norwich.
March 2008 release.
38702 Leyland Leopard Alexander Eastern Counties
38702 Leyland Leopard Alexander EASTERN COUNTIES.
FEBRUARY 2014 RELEASE
32307 Bristol RELH Coach Eastern Counties
32307 Bristol RELH Coach EASTERN COUNTIES.
Photo courtesy of Model Bus Zone
APRIL 2013 RELEASE
Eastern Counties Bristol VRTSL6G
38108 Bristol VRTSL6G ECW EASTERN COUNTIES.
JUNE 2013 RELEASE
Eastern Counties Bristol RELH6G Plaxton
29509 Bristol RELH6G Plaxton EASTERN COUNTIES.
AUGUST 2013 RELEASE