Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

Lathalmond

Two Single Deckers

Edinburgh Corporation and LRT Buses

LRT Buses at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                   Photograph taken August 15, 2009

 

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   LRT Buses at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2009

 

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

Two single deckers

Edinburgh Corporation and LRT Buses

Here are two former Edinburgh Corporation and LRT single deckers.

The notice on the window of No 105 reads:

"One of ten Midibuses bought by Edinburgh Corporation.  They were used on new route 60 linking St Andrew Square with the Dumbiedykes housing estate at Holyrood.

Originally delivered with single rear wheels, they were particularly prone to sliding (in all directions!) particularly on wet cobbles.  Double rear wheels were soon fitted.

They had a relatively short life in Edinburgh, eventually being withdrawn by Lothian Region Transport in 1979/80.  However, most went on to see further service with private operators elsewhere in the UK.

105 was purchased from Peakbus, Chesterfield in February 1997 by the Lothian Bus Consortium."

The buses in this photo are seen parked at the western end of the Lathalmond site.  They are, left to right:

Reg No Chassis Body New Original Owner No.
BWS105L Seddon Pennine
 Mk IV/2
Seddon
DP25F
1973 Edinburgh Corporation 105
HSC173X Leyland Cub
CU435
Duple
Dominant
1981 Lothian Region Transport 173

Source of info above:  Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Stock List
AND  Scottish Bus Handbook (Ian McGregor), [Publ. Capital Transport, 1989]

 

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