LUS 436Y - Leyland Leopard PSU3G/4R

 

Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    LUS 436Y
Chassis Type:   Leyland Leopard PSU3G/4R
Chassis Number:    8230952
Body Type And Seating:    Alexander AYS B10F
Body Number:     157AYS/1181/6
Date New:    January 1983
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Central SMT (T436)
     

Vehicle Information:

 

LUS 436Y is one of a large number of Leyland Leopards with Alexander Y Type bodywork bought by the Scottish Bus Group and its successors.

This bus was new to Central, which later merged with Kelvin to form Kelvin Central. At that point, LUS 436Y was renumbered 1566 in Kelvin Central's unusual numbering scheme: 1:bus, 5 (or 4):Leyland Leopard (later Volvo B10M), bus number 66.

Kelvin Central was bought out by SB Holdings, the owners of Strathclyde Buses, in 1994. 1566 was renumbered SL266 in the Strathclyde numbering scheme.

SL266 remained in service until the Leopards were withdrawn, but its day wasn't quite over. It was converted to a mobile surgery for Frank McAveety MSP and was kept at Larkfield garage for some time.

Following the Scottish elections in 2011, Mr McAveety was voted out, and First Glasgow donated the bus to the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust soon afterwards.

The bus is still generally in the condition it was when a mobile surgery and is used by the Trust as an information bus at events. 

 

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