ECW B51 Drawing Prototype NATIONAL Coach Livery
This is an official Leyland Bus colour drawing produced at the request of the National Bus Company, to show how the proposed new NATIONAL coach livery would look applied to the ECW B51. Points of interest are: the black appron below the front windscreen similar to that used on the Leyland T45 Roadtrain truck. The broad blue and red bands look stylish, but on the first batch of B51 coaches, the bands were not the broad. Also notice the large NATIONAL fleet name towards the front of the body, rather than over the rear wheels, this would leave no room for the operators fleet name mounted over the front wheel arch. It must be said that the B51 looks very stylish in this drawing.