HGD 903L - Leyland Atlantean AN68A/1R

 

Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    HGD 903L
Chassis Type:    Leyland Atlantean AN68A/1R
Chassis Number:    7301503
Body Type And Seating:    Alexander  H45/30D
Body Number:     AL25/4570/47
Date New:    June 1973
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Greater Glasgow PTE  (LA697)
     


Vehicle Information:

LA697 was one of the last batch of Atlanteans ordered by Glasgow Corporation, and was delivered in Glasgow Corporation colours, shortly after the formation of GGPTE.

Although delivered with dual doors, LA697 escaped the normal conversion back to single door layout that many Atlanteans had. Its dual-door layout meant that towards the end of its service life it was ideal for conversion to a driver training bus, at which point the front door was removed to make space for an instructor's seat, leaving the bus as a centre-entrance vehicle.

LA697 was initially restored by a group of Strathclyde Buses drivers who bought the bus when it was replaced as a driver trainer by a more modern Atlantean.

LA697 has spent the last few years in Bristol, but its current owner has brought it back to Glasgow for restoration.

 

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