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LKD229 OVF 229 BRISTOL LD5G/ECW H33/25RD

 
    VEHICLE DETAILS
    lkd229 nearside front
  • OVF 229

  • 1954 Bristol LD

  • Bodywork - ECW H33/25RD

  • Body number - 6737

  • Chassis number - 100123

  • Engine - Gardner 5LW




LKD 229 was the third LD type to be operated by Eastern Counties in 1954 and features the early "apron" front.

lkd229 nearside front This vehicle was one of the first of the low-height design known as the "Lodekka", in that it has a conventional 2+2 seating layout with centre gangway upstairs, but the overall height is that of a Lowbridge design that would have had to have had a sunken side gangway and four side-by-side seats upstairs. The reduced height was achieved by offsetting the driveshaft to accommodate a lower gangway on the lower deck.

lkd229 offside rear LKD 229 was the first vehicle owned by the Society, being purchased from the Company in 1971, and has since undergone extensive restoration. The vehicle has been to many rallies and events all over the country.



    ALLOCATION HISTORY
  • 1.11.54 First licensed to Peterborough

  • 62-64 Known to be at Crowland

  • 64-66 Dereham outstation

  • 1.12.70 Norwich Surrey Street

  • 1.6.71 Lowestoft

  • 30.9.71 De-licensed

  • 16.12.71 Purchased by Eastern Counties Omnibus Society

Author: Richard Dixon

 

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