The History of the Bristol A

Home History Specification Survivors Fleet No Chassis No Operators Contractors Organisations Mobile Homes What's New

The Bristol A chassis was built by Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company Limited with bodies by Bristol, Roe and Short.  The A was produced between 1925 and 1928.

There were various types of A's developed:

  Bus (Double Deck) H26/26RO, H28/24RO, H48RO,H50R  
Bus (Single) FB32F, B36R

They were powered by an Bristol 4 cylinder petrol engine. 

There were 23 Bristol A's built. The A's were delivered to the following operators:

Operator No of Vehicles
  Bath Tramways 3  
  Bristol Tramways 1  
  Doncaster Corporation 4  
  Kingston-Upon-Hull Corporation 8  
  Manchester Corporation 6  
Horsebox No of Vehicles
  V Thomas 1