BSG 537L - Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R


Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    BSG 537L
Chassis Type:   Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R
Chassis Number:    7301390
Body Type And Seating:    Alexander AY C49F
Body Number:     40AY/1072/11
Date New:    July 1973
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Eastern Scottish (ZH537)

Vehicle Information:


BSG 537L was new to Eastern Scottish in early 1973 and spent the first six months working from Edinburgh's New St depot. It was then transferred to Ballieston depot in Glasgow where it stayed for most of its service life.

After being withdrawn by Eastern it was converted to a driver trainer and sold to Blackburn Corporation. Then purchased for preservation, the bus was moved to Preston for storage.

In January 2009 the bus was taken to the 'Bus Works' in Blackpool for restoration of the body, some mechanical work, re-covering the seats, and a new coat of paint. The new look was launched in September that year at 'Showbus' in Cambridgeshire where it was awarded best Alexander bodied vehicle.

Since then the bus has been used regularly including 2 trips to Blackpool, Carlisle, Newcastle and many more.


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