G571 PNS - Leyland Roadrunner 9-13R

 

Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    G571 PNS
Chassis Type:   Leyland Roadrunner 9-13R
Chassis Number:    L020650
Body Type And Seating:    Wright 'Consort TT' C19CL+4W
Body Number:     L108
Date New:    February 1990
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Strathclyde Regional Council (23189)
     

Vehicle Information:

 

This bus was supplied on 1 February 1990 to Strathclyde Regional Council, initially being kept in the former Glasgow Corporation Bridgeton Bus Garage, before being sent to Renfrew Division in the former Western/Clydeside Thornliebank Depot in Carnwadric Road. It is a Leyland Roadrunner 9-13 with a Wright Consort TT body fitted in Wishaw. The engine is a Cummins 6B series.

G571 PNS was run by Strathclyde Regional Council on disabled transport duties until the Scottish local government reorganisation in 1996 when it transferred to East Renfrewshire District Council. It could regularly be seen outside Netherlee Pavilion at lunchtimes from the school playground next door during the 1996-7 school year!

It remained "on the books" as a reserve fleet vehicle and was certainly used at least once as late as 2007. It was taken out of service in 2008 and returned to its first home at Bridgeton, now the home of the GVVT.

Like most council buses, this one seems to have evaded enthusiasts for much of its life, and very little is known about it. Even Wright apparently have no record of having built it, despite their badge on the front!

 

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