UNITED
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United Automobile Services Limited was registered in April 1912 operating from offices in London. Under control of its founder Ernest Boyd Hutchinson, United operated services in East Anglia and County Durham rapidly expanding until 1929 when it was jointly purchased by Tilling-BAT and LNER. Retaining its character through Nationalisation, United remains a popular fleet for many collectors.
Britbus
United Scania Alexander.
R601 Scania Alexander UNITED.
272 (L272FVN) on route 722 to Darlington.
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JANUARY 2008 RELEASE
United Bristol LH ECW.
LHW-02 Bristol LH ECW UNITED.
1673 (NGR673P) on route 68 to Sedgefield.
Picture courtesy BritbusZone
MARCH 2008 RELEASE
Tees & District Bristol LH ECW.
LHW-03 Bristol LH ECW TEES & DISTRICT.
1599 (NHN599M) on route 90 to Stokesley.
Picture courtesy BritbusZone
MARCH 2008 RELEASE
Corgi Original Omnibus
United Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary.
OM41906 Leyland Titan PD3 NCME Queen Mary UNITED.
3218 (418DCD) on route 109 Sea Front Service.
Picture courtesy OOCZone
AUGUST 2002 RELEASE
United Leyland Lynx.
431110 Leyland Lynx UNITED.
5017 (J657UHN) on route 6 to Durham.
Picture courtesy OOCZone
JUNE 1998 RELEASE
United Bristol L ECW.
97895 Bristol L ECW UNITED.
BG381 (LHN823) on route to Darrowby.
Picture courtesy OOCZone
SEPTEMBER 1994 RELEASE
EFE
United FLF
14101 Bristol Lodekka UNITED.
On route 46 to Darlington, fleet number 395 is depicted in the Tilling red and cream of the United fleet from perhaps its most fondly remembered era.
NOVEMBER 1992 RELEASE
United FLF
14102 Bristol Lodekka UNITED.
On route 46 to Darlington, fleet number 395 is depicted in the Tilling red and cream of the United fleet with a Beatties advert.
NOVEMBER 1992 RELEASE
United National
14403 Leyland National UNITED.
In an attractive modern experimental DP striped livery, this Leyland National, fleet number 3747, is on route X56 to Whitby.
JULY 1994 RELEASE
UAS MW coach
16209 Bristol MW UNITED.
This unusual livery style was unique to United MW's, the attractive green and cream colours being used to good effect. 305 GHN, fleet number 1005, is travelling from Newcastle to London.
JULY 1995 RELEASE
UAS LS bus
16301 Bristol LS UNITED.
The Tilling red and cream are evident again on the distinctive square lines of the Bristol LS bodywork. This example is on route 34 to Newcastle via Hexham, Haltwhistle and Brampton.
DECEMBER 1993 RELEASE
UAS Bristol VRTSL3
20402 Bristol VRTSL3 UNITED.
De-Regulation is shown on the VR MEF 824W, fleet number 824, is on route 49 to Durham.
APRIL 1996 RELEASE
20420 Bristol VRTSL3 United Tyne & Wear.
20420 Bristol VRTSL3 Tyne & Wear UNITED.
Keeping with the traditional yellow colour for Newcastle buses through the NBC period, Tyne & Wear Transport was operated by both Northern and United bus companies. Our model of fleet number 799 registered XPT799V is on route 346 to Whitley Bay and features the thin blue lining which enhanced this livery.
AUGUST 1999 RELEASE
United Bristol RELL
25101 Bristol RELL UNITED.
A distinctive new look for United after Our first Bristol RE depicts the vehicle as delivered in the traditional Tilling red and cream livery. NHN 766K fleet number 4266 is on route 211 to Sunderland.
SEPTEMBER 1998 RELEASE
29402 Bristol RELH Coach UNITED.
29402 Bristol RELH Coach UNITED.
A splendid addition to our United fleet is this Bristol RELH dual purpose coach. Registration number MHN 62K, fleet number 6062 is operating route X99 to Middlesbrough.
AUGUST 2004 RELEASE
29502 Plaxton Panorama with roof box UNITED.
29502 Plaxton Panorama with roof box UNITED.
The second release of our Plaxton Panorama, with the Bristol Dome is from the North East and features one of the few that entered United's fleet in the attractive olive and cream coach livery. Registered GHN208J, fleet number 12 is shown working service 203 to Newcastle.
MARCH 2004 RELEASE
32201 Bristol RELH Coach UNITED.
32201 Bristol RELH Coach UNITED.
The 1960s ECW bodied Bristol RELH was launched as the new casting at EFE SHOWBUS International 2006. The coach models United 1234 (JHN 334D) on the 203 to London.
SEPTEMBER 2004 RELEASE
United National Express Leyland Leopard Plaxton Elite.
15701DL National Express Leyland Leopard Plaxton Elite UNITED.
Ex Northern General 2834 on route to London.
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JUNE 1994 RELEASE
29407DL Bristol RELH D/P Coach UNITED NBC DE LUXE.
29407DL Bristol RELH D/P Coach NBC UNITED.
This De Luxe certificated limited edition model Bristol dual purpose RELH coach is operating for United, decorated in the NBC dual purpose livery. Registered SHN80L, fleet number 6080 works route 204 to Newcastle.
MARCH 2009 RELEASE
32205 Bristol RELH Coach UNITED NBC
32205 Bristol RELH Coach NBC UNITED.
Continuing to build our United Automobile Services fleet this N.B.C liveried Bristol RELH coach looks very fine indeed. Registered NHN 143E, fleet number 4343 operates route 128 to Scarborough.
JULY 2009 RELEASE
29611 Leyland Olympian TEES & DISTRICT.
29611 Leyland Olympian TEES & DISTRICT.
A welcome addition for North East collectors is our Olympian in the bright livery of Tees and District. Registered A237 GHN, fleet number 237 operates route 295 to Northallerton.
AUGUST 2006 RELEASE