E158 XHS - Volvo B10M-56


Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    E158 XHS
Chassis Type:    Volvo B10M-56
Chassis Number:    YV31MGC10HA015711
Body Type And Seating:    Duple 300 B53F
Body Number:     8721/0574
Date New:    February 1988
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Hutchison, Overtown

Vehicle Information:


E158 XHS was one of 4 Volvo saloons purchased by Hutchison's Coaches (Overtown) Ltd in early 1988 for use on bus services in Motherwell and Wishaw. Two (E156/7 XHS) had Plaxton Derwent bodies and two (E158/9 XHS) had Duple 300 bodies.  E158 XHS was sold to Brown, Dreghorn of the A1 Service consortium in 12/93.  The A1 Service business was bought by Stagecoach in January 1995 and the bus was given fleet number 597. Shortly thereafter it was re-registered WLT 774.  The A1 fleet was absorbed in to the Western Buses fleet in 1997.

In 1/03 it was renumbered 20597 in the Stagecoach national numbering scheme. In January 2004 it was transferred to Bluebird Buses and was used mostly from Elgin depot. It reverted to its original registration in 2/06 prior to sale to Dunn-Line Holdings Ltd, Nottingham. It passed to AS Dosanjh {ASD Transport}, Strood, Kent, 9/10 and then to Mann, Gravesend 3/13 from where it was obtained for preservation in summer 2015.


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