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Bristol: Lorries

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Reg No: RGC 251.
Reg No: NEL 798.
Reg No: YAE 128.
Reg No: YAE 128.
1955. Bristol HG6L 8-Wheeler Flatbed Lorry. Reg No: RGC 251.
1961. Bristol. Reg No: NEG 863.

Note: This is a sub-section of Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co and its successor Bristol Commercial Vehicles.

1908-1914 Mainly built buses but a few were fitted with truck bodies

1913 Showed their first goods vehicles at the Royal Agricultural Show in Bristol - a brewer's dray and a wagon for dairy produce

WWI Supplied 18 vehicles to the RNAS betrwwn July 1914 and January 1915

1915 Launched the 'W' model

1920 The W model developed in to the 4-tonner. The W model sold almost 650 units with around 130 of these being in commercial form.

1923 A 2-ton model introduced and 267 were built in total

1931. Production of the W ceased

1932 On being acquired by Thomas Tilling all production of lorries ceased.

1952 Produced its first good vehicle for the Road Haulage Executive, later to be British Road Services (BRS). The first vehicles were at the maximum allowed 22 tons.

1964 Production of goods vehicles ceased.


  • W (1920-1931) 4-ton.

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