The BEA Reliances: EC

This page created 12th May 2001, updated 16th March 2006.

Coach Histories

These histories are incomplete. They are being assembled as I stumble across chunks or fragments of data, that I try to assemble. So far I have found very little.

Especially useful have been:



EC 1  KHM 1D    7/66    new to Aldenham
                7/66 CB into service for BEA (Chiswick Tram Depot)  
                8/74    sold to British Car Auctions, Frimley, Surrey
                9/74    bought by Continental Pioneer, Richmond, Surrey #CP41
                        named  "VISCOUNT"
               12/81    withdrawn

EC 2  KHM 2D    7/66    new to Aldenham
                7/66 CB into service for BEA (Chiswick Tram Depot) 
                1/74 CB into store
                7/74    sold to British Car Auctions, Frimley, Surrey 
                */77    bought by British Caledonian Airways, Gatwick Airport
                1/79    withdrawn
                8/79    sold to Thomas, West Ewell, Surrey 
                        unknown buyer

EC 3  KHM 3D    7/66    new to Aldenham
                7/66 CB into service for BEA (Chiswick Tram Depot) 
                7/74    transfer to British Airways, Glasgow
                8/76    bought by Maroner Coaches Ltd, Linwood

EC 4  KHM 4D    7/66    new to Aldenham
                7/66 CB into service for BEA (Chiswick Tram Depot)
                        repainted orange/white
                     CB 
                9/74    transfer to British Airways, Glasgow
                8/76    bought by Maroner Coaches (Bryne), Lochwinnoch
                2/79    bought by Maroner Coaches Ltd (Maroner), Linwood
                1/80    withdrawn
      OPD 789W  4/81    rebodied, reregistered 

EC 5  KHM 5D    7/66    new to Aldenham
                7/66 CB into service for BEA (Chiswick Tram Depot)  
                1/74 CB into store
                7/74    sold to British Car Auctions, Frimley, Surrey
                */74    bought by British Caledonian Airways, Gatwick Airport
                1/79    withdrawn
                8/79    sold to Thomas, West Ewell, Surrey 
                        unknown buyer

EC 6  KHM 6D    7/66    new to Aldenham
                7/66 CB into service for BEA (Chiswick Tram Depot)
                3/73 CB from store 
                1/74 CB into store
                7/74    sold to British Car Auctions, Frimley, Surrey 
                */74    bought by British Caledonian Airways, Gatwick Airport
                1/79    withdrawn 
                8/79    sold to Thomas, West Ewell, Surrey 
               10/79    bought by Snelson, Northolt, Middlesex
                2/83    bought by Goganian, Stanmore, Middlesex
                9/83    withdrawn
               10/85    bought by Blackett, Butterknowle

EC 7  KHM 7D    7/66    new to Aldenham
                7/66 CB into service for BEA (Chiswick Tram Depot)  
                1/74 CB into store
                8/74    transfer to British Airways, Glasgow
                8/76    bought by Maroner Coaches (Bryne), Lochwinnoch
                8/77    withdrawn

EC 8  KHM 8D    7/66    new to Aldenham
                7/66 CB into service for BEA (Chiswick Tram Depot)
                1/70 CB into store
                1/70 CB ..and out
                71-3 CB
                9/74    transfer to British Airways, Glasgow
                8/76    bought by Maroner Coaches (Bryne), Lochwinnoch
                8/77    withdrawn
                5/79    body noted partly fire-damaged

Photo References

For a key to the references see the bibliography.

EC 4  KHM 4D  LSubB p126           blue/black/white, n/s rear

EC 5  KHM 5D  LB&TA p69            leaving Chiswick Works, orange/white	

EC            HeyLB2 p34   6/68    general view of Heathrow Central, high o/s, b/b/w

EC            LBic60 p28   6/68    rear corner fragment only, b/b/w
EC            LBic60 p14  11/66    another rear corner fragment only, b/b/w

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