LHS 747V - Volvo Ailsa B55-10 Mk II


Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    LHS 747V
Chassis Type:   Volvo Ailsa B55-10 Mk II
Chassis Number:    79027
Body Type And Seating:    Alexander AV H44/35F
Body Number:     AV28/2478/13
Date New:    November 1979
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    Central SMT (AH23)

Vehicle Information:


New to Central SMT at Wishaw Depot, AH23 worked from most of the Central and Kelvin Central depots throughout its service life. When Central was merged with Kelvin Scottish to form Kelvin Central Buses in 1989, AH23 was renumbered 1967 in their unusual numbering scheme (1: bus, 9: Ailsa, 67: number).

Kelvin Central was bought out by Strathclyde Buses in 1994, and all of their Ailsas were withdrawn soon after in the interests of fleet standardisation. 1967 was sold to Marbill of Beith in 1995.

Thereafter, LHS 747V was passed around several independent operators, including Allander of Milngavie, Jays Coaches and JJ Travel before entering preservation, arriving at Bridgeton in March 2010.


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