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The Bristol K chassis was built by Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company Limited/Bristol Commercial Vehicles Limited with bodies by Barnard, Beadle, Brighton, Hove & District, Bristol, Bruce, Brush, Davies, Duple, East Lancs, Eastern Counties, Eastern Coach Works, Massey, MCW, NIRTB, Northern Coachbuilders, Northern Counties, Park Royal, Roe, Silcox, Strachan, Weymann and Yorkshire Equipment. The K was produced between 1937 and 1957.
There were various types of Ks developed:
|Bus (Double Deck)||CL27/26RD, CL27/28R, CL27/28RD, FDPL32/28F, FH30/24F, H20/26R, H20/28R, H24/24R, H26/26R, H26/26R, H28/28R, H30/24R, H30/25R, H30/26R, H30/28R, H30/32R, H31/25R, H31/28R, H32/26R, H32/28R, H32/28RD, H33/26R, H33/27R, H33/28R, H34/28R, L23/24R, L24/24R, L26/24R, L26/26R, L27/26R, L27/28R, L28/26R, L30/26R, L53R, L55R|
They were powered by an AEC 6 cylinders, Bristol 6 cylinders or Gardner 5 & 6 cylinders.
There were 4148 Bristol Ks built. The K's were delivered to the following operators:
|Operator||No of Vehicles|
|Brighton, Hove & District||150|
|Chatham & District||46|
|Gosport & Fareham||1|
|Hants & Dorset||298|
|London Passenger TB||29|
|Maidstone & District||226|
|Northern Ireland RTB||2|
|Notts & Derby||15|
|Wilts & Dorset||121|