198 CUS - AEC Reliance

 

Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    198 CUS
Chassis Type:    AEC Reliance
Chassis Number:    2MU3RA3687
Body Type And Seating:    Duple (Midland) Donington C41F
Body Number:     CF89
Date New:    August 1934
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    W. Alexander & Sons Ltd. (P169)
     

Vehicle Information:

 

During their years of operation, David MacBrayne operated a mixed fleet of buses and coaches.

This type of coach suited the long-haul service work, Glasgow – Inverness and Glasgow – Campbeltown.

When new, the Duple (Midland) Donington body was the pride of the fleet.

By 1970, David MacBrayne's coach side of their business ceased operating, the result being that a large number of vehicles went to Highland Omnibuses who ran them until 1976. Most were scrapped by 1980.

In 1981, Derek Hunter bought 63 and, as it was well run down, it required a lot of work to bring it up to standard. It has been used for club outings and rallies every year except 2004-2005.

It more recently had major body surgery completed and returned to the road in the 2006 season.

 

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