GSC 621X - Leyland Atlantean AN68C/1R

 

Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    GSC 621X
Chassis Type:    Leyland Atlantean AN68C/1R
Chassis Number:    8100318
Body Type And Seating:    Alexander H45/30D
Body Number:     AL98/3180/1
Date New:    August 1981
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Lothian Region Transport (621)
     


Vehicle Information:

 

GSC 621X was one of the last batch of Leyland Atlanteans purchased by Lothian Region Transport comprising 45 vehicles.  The last six were single door vehicles in the black and white livery used for the Airport service, but 621 was one of the majority to standard Lothian specification of dual door layout and finished in madder and white. 

621 was allocated to Central garage, moving to Marine in 1986. From 1987 to 1988 621 carried an advertising livery for Air France (see photo below). 

In 1997 it moved to York where Lothian had a satellite operation.  In 1999 it passed to Yorkbus which took over Lothian's commitments there.  By early 2000, it had moved to Hillams of Wibsey in West Yorkshire and finally to Grierson of Fishburn, CountyDurham in 2002.  It was finally withdrawn at the end of 2013 and was purchased for preservation in July 2014.

 

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