G545 RDS - Volvo B10M-50 Citybus

 

Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    G545 RDS
Chassis Type:   Volvo B10M-50 Citybus
Chassis Number:    YV31MGB17LA024027
Body Type And Seating:    Alexander RV H47/37F
Body Number:     RV50/189/45
Date New:    February 1990
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Strathclyde's Buses (AH101)
     

Vehicle Information:

 

AH101 entered service with Strathclyde Buses in February 1990. Much of it's early life was spent at Knightswood Depot. It remained with Strathclyde Buses until it was bought over by FirstBus in 1996 and later renamed First Glasgow (No.1) Ltd.

On the first and second attempts at withdrawing the Citybuses, AH101, now at Cumbernauld Depot, survived, by this time having been numbered 31311 in the national First numbering scheme.

Latterly at Parkhead Depot, it was withdrawn from service with a blown engine in February 2008, and immediately entered preservation.  Much mechanical work has been undertaken to bring this bus to roadworthy condition including the replacement of its original three speed Voith gearbox with a four speed version.

 

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