The History of the Bristol G

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The Bristol G chassis was built by Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company Limited with bodies by Beadle, Bristol, Brush, Cowieson, Eastern Counties, Eastern Coachworks, Roe, Tilling (London) and Weymann.  The G was produced between 1931 and 1937.

There were various types of G's developed:

  Bus (Double Deck) H20/26R, H24/24R, H24/26R, H26/22R, H26/25R, H26/26R, H26/28R, H27/22R, H27/24R, H27/26R, H28/24R, H28/26R, H30/26R, H32/28R, L24/24R, L26/24R, L26/26R, L27/26R, L27/27R, L27/28R, O30/26R  

They were powered by an Beardmore 6 cylinder diesel (GO6B), Bristol 6 cylinder petrol engine (GJW), Gardner 5 cylinder diesel (GO5G), Gardner 6 cylinder diesel (GO6G) or Leyland 6 cylinder diesel (GO6L) . 

There were 248 Bristol G's built. The G's were delivered to the following operators:

Operator No of Vehicles
  Aberdare UDC 1  
  Brighton, Hove & District 16  
  Bristol Tramways 81  
  Chatham & District 4  
  Eastern Counties 14  
  Eastern National 16  
  Exeter Corporation 5  
  Greyhound Motors 3  
  Keighley-West Yorkshire 4  
  Maidstone & District 12  
  Norwich Electric Tramways 8  
  Pontypridd UDC 2  
  Red & White 1  
  Southern National 4  
  Southern Vectis 2  
  United Automobile 16  
  West Yorkshire 23  
  Westcliff-on-Sea 11  
  Western National 6  
  York-West Yorkshire 19