Digital Prints

British Transport Commission.(Tilling Group.)

Thomas Tilling is one of the most famous names in the British public transport industry, firstly operating horsebuses and then becoming pioneers of the very early motorbuses. In 1948 many of the bus fleets in Britain were nationalised and a huge fleet of around 10,000 buses and coaches were operated. Both Bristol Commercial Vehicles and Eastern Coachworks became part of the B.T.C. empire and were only available to operators within the state owned concern.

Many fleets which hitherto had operated Leyland. A.E.C., or Dennis vehicles were obliged to purchase Bristol/E.C,W. products from 1948 onwards, and standardisation of both vehicles and livery were the order of the day, together with quality design and engineering. Only a small number of images are available at the moment, but further paintings are planned in the new year.