XGM 450L - Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R

 

Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    XGM 450L
Chassis Type:   Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R
Chassis Number:    7201645
Body Type And Seating:    Alexander AYS B53F
Body Number:     19AYS/1771/15
Date New:    September 1972
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Central SMT (T150)
     

Vehicle Information:

 

T150 entered service in September 1972 from Old Kilpatrick Depot.  It was transferred to Motherwell Depot in May 1977.  In common with many other Central buses, T150 lost its original one piece fibreglass front to be replaced by a more modern two–piece front with removable panel which it still carries today.  The bus was loaned to Eastern Scottish in March 1987, then purchased in April, numbered L660 and allocated to Bathgate Depot.  It was withdrawn in August 1987 and sold to Bowen (dealer), Newbridge in September.  Acquired by Morris Travel, Pencoed in October 1987, then sold to Newport Transport as a driver trainer in April 1991 and finally withdrawn in November 2002.

The bus was purchased for preservation and painted in the 1978 Central Scottish livery.

Photographs below are of (1) the bus as it is now, (2) in Bathgate depot and (3) with Newport Transport. 

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