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IRELANDS OPERATING BUS MUSEUM - 2006
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ANNUAL REPORT TO MARCH 31, 2006
This is a very much delayed annual report. We hope you enjoy it. If you suport the museum please feel welcome to join. There is no membership fee. If you would like a hardcopy of the report please send a written note to our e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE REPORT IN GENERAL
This report covers the period up to March 31, 2006. It has been an eventful year for the museum to put it mildly but great progress has been made. Yet, there were many disappointments.
We still have not done a very good job in communicating with members mainly because it takes so much time and those of us who are active have been very, very, busy collecting vehicles. The loss of Padraig to the UK was a major blow as he was a very major part of our organization. Francis has also left us to form his own collection and he did superb work and we miss him. Down south John Quirke has been fabulous. Roy Kearney entered into helping us to acquire vehicles with nothing less than fabulous success. He and John and the recovery truck between them have been wonderful and we would not have been able to get so many vehicles to the depot only for them. Everything is a matter of priorities, particularly when collection of vehicles takes priority over all else and we are still way behind. We also have to cope with the site development which is going well of which more anon.
We plan to mail this report to everyone who is or has asked to be a member. All memberships are extended to December 31, 2008 and we may get some order and organization into the paperwork soon, with luck. We need a membership secretary. Any volunteers? I asked this last year and got no response!
It is not the policy of the museum to charge a membership fee or to seek money from members. We are glad to have the support of our members and that is what matters. If they can help in some of the museum tasks, then so much the better, but there is no obligation. We like to see our members and welcome them.
Once again I am setting out how I see things and how I see things in the future. A museum such as ours is not for the people of today. It is for one hundred years and more hence and is a legacy we leave to succeeding generations. Whether or not we will be successful, nobody knows, and will not know for a hundred years or so, but if we do not try, it will certainly not be successful.
Our philosophy of last year to collect, collect and collect has been pursued with a vengeance this year and there is no change. At one stage in March 2006 we were receiving one vehicle per day which put a lot of strain on the organization. The big change this year is that we have got a permanent base which is some 7 acres for a depot in Cork and we have started moving the vehicles in there. With storage capability for 800 vehicles we have more than enough room and 400 vehicles is the target for the end of 2007 now.
The other lesson that we have learnt the hard way is that without major backup - which we do not have – it is very difficult and costly to keep vehicles operational. Lack of use is the biggest enemy but the entire question of running vintage vehicles any distance to rallies will have to be looked at as all our problems this year were as a result of attempting long runs. In the last report we lost three engines in the year.
This year we have managed to have only one potential engine failure in R 913. When coming from Dublin to Cork she developed a problem, the extent of which we do not know yet but do not think it is too serious. One is reluctant to think that one should not run the vehicles at all on the public road but this has had the negative effect of making us very careful where we take our vehicles and how long we run them so we have cut down the excursions to minimize the potential risk and this in turn results in less public exposure.
The aim of the museum is to preserve in working order a complete collection of Buses and other vintage equipment. With major additions to our ex-CIE / Bus Eireann fleet we now have a superb collection.
We still have a major problem due to lack of man hours in having our fleet assessed. Part of the problem is that we have so many vehicles that the management do not have time to even assess them. Frankly, we do not have a clue what our vehicles are built of, i.e. which gearbox, axle, driveshaft, engine etc. For that matter we cannot even remember what we have anymore. We need a complete vehicle inventory for every vehicle so as to ensure we can obtain parts. Generally, no two vehicles are alike which is always a problem in a museum. We must also get workshop manuals but if we do not know what we have, we cannot know what manuals we need. Would some reader of this like to volunteer to be inventory Manager?
Take a simple statistic. With two hundred vehicles, if you devote two hours to each, it would take ten working weeks for one person doing nothing else to just categorise them never mind do any work.
But a bigger problem is what happens on my expiration which each year gets nearer. How can the future of the museum be secured? Each year the solution to this problem becomes more urgent. Anyone with ideas please let us know. It would be a tragedy for the collection to be destroyed just because I snuffed it!
Without doubt the best acquisitions we obtained this year were the two Lothian Atlanteans 467 and 469 which got to Cork safely thanks to the superb efforts of Ross Aitken, a true friend.
The highlights of this year also included the acquisition of a further Cork County Council mobile library 78 C 325 ex LS 129 of London Transport as well as SNG 375 a Mk1 National. Unfortunately this machine was seized by Readymix plc and it was only returned in March 2006. More anon. Many Tigers and Leopards rounded out the year.
This has become a total nightmare and in one hour can destroy years of work. It is terrible. It seems worse in Ireland than anywhere in the world. When you cannot park a bus for a few hours without getting the windows broken then something is terribly wrong, indeed. No matter what we do, we seem unable to avoid vandalism We have a new security system at the depot but unfortunately it seems that nothing will stop determined vandals. Who knows how effective this fence will be when put to the test?
In the summer of 2005 there was over €25,000 of vandalism at the depot forcing the museum to spend about €50,000 on security fencing. The Gardai are convinced that the vandalism was not kids passing by but a deliberate effort to destroy the museum.
SNG 378 and 409 were badly damaged by vandalism and subsequently by the Cork County Council of which more elsewhere. They are probably both writeoffs. LS 129 was damaged by Readymix Plc.
RALLIES AND RUNS
In April 2005 we went to Cultra for the Bangor Rally. Leyland Atlantean Lothian 467 was the vehicle present and it was Francis who entered it and did all the work and he turned out a superb vehicle. Francis Dempsey got her ready and he really did a superb job. See the photos on the website.
We also go to Mogeely Rally every year. We have taken Nefkens 1179, MD 42 and Bristol RE 2531 over the years. We take as many of our vehicles for a road run as possible on a regular basis to keep them active.
Many people have asked for photos of the various vehicles. It has not been possible up to this to reply to everyone. We now have a system whereby we can e-mail or post photos of any vehicles if we are asked.
If you want any photos send your request by e-mail to email@example.com and it will be dealt with generally within ten working days. Generally we intend posting all photos we have on the website.
OUR DEPOTS There are two major problems in the museum. One is secure storage and the other is vandalism. There has been a major change in our depot situation in that we have fully moved into our new depot in Cork. We have got the office installed and the water, electricity and toilet facilities connected so anyone working can stop for refreshments. We have put down two acres of hardcore which took a lot of work. We plan to double the size of the secure compound in 2006 and triple it in 2007. This means another €80,000 for hardcore and fencing per enlargement as basically we just too over a field and it takes a lot of hardcore to support the weight of the buses. We are almost ready for the maintenance shed of 150 feet x 80 feet which is desperately needed and once up will be a major asset.
There have been some major changes during the year in storage with more to come. Dublin was closed at the end of 2005 and all vehicles transferred to Cork. Abbeyleix and Ballyraggett are still in use as is Kilkelly but this summer we hope to finally move everything out of them to Cork. Trouble it takes a day for every bus. We have got an extra tow truck to help and this has enabled us to move vehicles. We plan to close Ballyraggett by May 2006, close Kilkelly by August 2006 and close Abbeyleix by September 2006. We have also been recognized as a museum and thereby able to get trade plates means moving buses is that much easier.
The current storage situation is:
7 Vehicles left. All Vehicles going to Cork.
2 Vehicles Left. All Vehicles going to Cork.
Main depot. Storage for 400 vehicles and Heavy Maintenance. New workshop and undercover storage area starting shortly. Two mile test track in use. About 200 buses there currently.
Dublin City :
There are five Atlanteans, one VS and two Bedfords left. Also a Dennis tow truck. This will empty by August 31, 2006.
We need every member we can get. Membership is free. All members on record are being sent membership cards through December 31, 2008. We would like to communicate with everyone by e-mail. We really welcome overseas members and it costs nothing so any overseas people reading this please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regrettably, there has been no cooperation at all again this year. Both museums are now well established each doing their own thing. Howth is a transport museum whereas we are an operating bus museum. Our buses are all of a later vintage, though in one hundred years time the difference will be academic. It is an awful pity we do not work together more as eventually we will end up as one museum. There is certainly an argument for their approach to park everything for evermore as trying to do the opposite has cost us dearly. I predict that the day will come when the museums merge and it will not be long off.
BUS EIREANN There is no way any museum in Ireland can function without the support of Bus Eireann. There is no way the museum can say thank you often enough to Bus Eireann for their help this year and the greatest credit goes to Samantha Matthews in Broadstone. She and John Neelan have been superb. Very few people realize what she has done for preservation in Ireland and there are no words that can thank her enough. She is a true friend of preservation. As is clear from the acquisitions list we now have an unrivalled collection of Bus Eireann vehicles and it is mainly due to her and her colleagues in Bus Eireann.
We look forward to continuing cooperation during the next year and really appreciate what she and Bus Eireann have done to enable us to have such a superb collection of Irish vehicles. We need some of their future retirees still to provide parts so that their vehicles may run in one hundred years time.
FLEET CLASSES, NUMBERS AND REGISTRATIONS CARRIED
With a museum fleet and an operational fleet we had to devise a system to cover a most diverse group of vehicles. We use CIE Fleet classes for all their vehicles. For UK vehicles we will use either their last operator fleet number or their original fleet number. Where a vehicles has had many identities during its life it is very hard to know which registration and fleet number to use. This particularly applies to Stagecoach 793 but which carries XIA 857 but also had another UK registration. Generally we will use Northern Ireland Registrations in preference to UK Mainland but it is not a hard and fast rule. And generally, if a vehicle is imported from the UK, it will carry its UK plates and not its Irish registration which is for customs purposes generally only. There is one major exception to this. All Guide Friday vehicles are referred to by their original UK number but carry their Irish plates.
But if it is a UK vehicle and is PSV’d in Ireland it must carry its Irish registration with the exception that when people want photos with its UK plates on. So we have sets of both plates and we will put either on for photos and runbys. You would never get away with that in the U.K. but fortunately this is Ireland.
If that does not totally confuse the reader then nothing will, but it shows the problems of a museum in classifying a very mixed fleet and trying to keep the vehicles original.
The total list of all classes for the current and prospective fleet is currently as follows:
AA - AEC Regent V
AT - Leyland Atlantean (Generic)
B - Bedford
BA - Bedford Alexander
BB - Bristol Bedford
BG - Bristol Gardner
BM - Bedford Marshall
BT - Bedford Truck
C - Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R
CVH - Cummins Van Hool Acron
D - CIE Atlantean
DA - DAF Alexander
DB - Mercedes Dubrava
DG - Dodge
DX - Daf Plaxton
DVH - Daf Van Hool Alizee
E - Leyland Leopard L2
EI - Aer Lingus Nationals
EVH - Cummins Express Van Hool Alizee
FD - Ford 1114
FL - Daimler Fleetline
FN - Foden
FT - Ford Transit
KC - Bombardier City (Cummins)
KD - Bombardier Decker (GM)
KE - Bombardier Express (GM)
KR - Bombardier Rural (DAF)
LA - Alexander Leopard
LD - Leyland Duple
LL - Low Loaders
LN - Leyland National (Generic)
LP - Leyland Leopard (Not Bus Eireann)
LS - Leyland Lynx (Bus Eireann)
LS - London Transport National
M - Leyland Leopard PSU5
MC - Mercedes Citybus
MD - CIE DAF Leopard
MG - CIE GM Leopard
MH - Hispano Mercedes
MM - Mercedes Minibus(Not Bus Eireann)
OL - Leyland (Olympian)
P - Leyland OPS3
PD - Plaxton 3500 DAF
PF - Plaxton Panorama Daf
PL - Plaxton Leyland
R - Leyland Titan PD 2
RA - Leyland PD3
RE - Bristol RE (non Bus Eireann
RN - Renault
RP - Leyland Titan TD1/2/3
SC - Scania Irizar Coach
SI - Scania Irizar Express
SJ - Scania Jonckheere
SK - Scania Ikarus
SNG - Crosville Leyland National
SR - Scania Irizar Rural
SS - Bedford SB 5 Schoolbus (CIE)
ST - Scania Tractor
SW - Leyland Swift
T - Leyland Tiger TS6/TS11
TE - Leyland Alexander Tiger (CIE)
TF - Leyland Tiger TS 7
TP - Leyland Tiger TS6 Petrol
TR - Leyland Tiger (Non CIE)
U - Leyland Royal Tiger
VC - Volvo Caetano Express
VR - Volvo Caetano Rural
VR - Bristol VR
VS - Volvo B 57 Schoolbus (CIE)
VV - Volvo B10M (Not Bus Eireann)
VW - Volvo Wright
LIVERIES AND HISTORIES
We need to know details of the liveries carried by all our vehicles when they were in service with dates, if possible. For example we have little knowledge whatsoever of what BM’s carried. Last year we asked if anyone knew and to date have not had even one response. We need on this class of vehicle details of their origins as it seems totally unknown. Please help! We also welcome details of previous life and photographs of any of our ex UK vehicles in service and rely on our UK friends for this.
And so to the fleet. We certainly have quite a fleet by any standards. One change in policy is that we now are concentrating on having at least two working examples of every model. This has meant scrapping some and trying now to take only good examples of a model unless there are very good historical reasons for doing otherwise. There is no fixed answer.
This year rather than going through every vehicle individually we are dealing with the classes of vehicle. Full details of any vehicle can be accessed on our website.
Our one vehicle in this class is BA 5 which is in excellent condition. Stored Ballyraggett.
We have obtained the one and only Bedford turbo 500 engined, Plaxton Bodied Bristol LHL with a Bedford gearbox and axle. She drives but barely and needs engine work and a new head which we have obtained. What is interesting is that it is a vertical engine underfloor. It is the only vehicle of its type in the world. The body is excellent. We drove her to Cork depot during the year where she is stored. Her two front windscreens were vandalized during the year.
BM 42, 72, 84, 86 and 100 are running fine with 84, 86 and 100 having superb bodies. BM 63 is held for spares. The windscreens of BM 42 were smashed while in Bus Eireann custody at Capwell. We have been unable to get new windscreens for it.
We have collected a Bedford TK flatbed truck, BTL 1. Runs fine. Body terrible. Stored Cork. We drove it over and amazingly it started on the button and drove fine.
BTM 99 was moved from Donegal to Ardee and shortly will come to Cork. We will restore it for use as a tow wagon. It is missing a fuel pump at the moment and the rest of the mechanicals seem OK.
BD 1 is an excellent Duple Bedford YRT obtained from Simon Lang and currently at Ballinlough. BD 2 was an excellent Bedford which unfortunately met a fiery ending on delivery. BD 3 is a Duple Bedford YLQ in excellent condition. BD 4 is an unusual Duple Bedford being a 64 seater on a utility body. BP 1 is a Plaxton Bedford YMPS. BV 1 is a Plaxton Bedford Venturer.
SS 90 is in the St. Helens Museum of Transportation on loan and display. SS 615 is in Ardee. SS 730 is in on loan to Gary Manahan pending a swap for some other vehicles. SS 782 and SS 788 were driven to Abbeyleix and are in good condition. 782 and 788 are unique in that only 31 of this Van Hool hideous Bedford SB5 were built and we have two running examples.
During the year we acquired 13 of the KC Class of which 8 are in excellent condition. These are KC 35, KC 147, KC 149, KC 152, KC 153, KC 157, KC159. KC 160, KC 162, KC 169. We plan to scrap KC 129, KC 134, KC 155. We would be happy to consider swapping some with other museums.
We have started now on the KR Class and during the year we acquired 4, KR 9, KR 11, KR 181, and KR 185. KR 9 and KR 11 are the only candidates for preservation, particularly 11.
KD 156, a Bombardier double-decker, is in superb condition. This is in driver training layout. We took her on the to Bangor this year and she collapsed on the way back. She has now got a new engine and gearbox. We really owe it to John Mullen of Louth Commercials for his help and he is a true friend of preservation and we really thank him as without him she could have been lost.
As regards KD 184 it is intended to return this machine it to its original glory in Heinz livery. It is the only surviving Cork KD. It is a frightening project as even though the museum bought it in excellent condition Bus Eireann vandalized it beyond belief at Capwell. We feel Bus Eireann have a duty to give us what they paid for but they maintain they can steal anything they like off a vehicle in their yard. We will see if this is a valid assumption.
One of our more unusual projects is the “KE” project. We expect to have at least five operational but there is some work en route! First, these vehicles were made of rubbish. Trying to restore them, after they have been sitting derelict for many years makes restoration almost, but not impossible. While it may take to the next millennium, all the parts are there, and given time and money they can be made operational.
2180 is running fine and needs a paintjob and minor work. 2187 needs an engine transplant but the body is superb. 2192n is running and needs bodywork. 2198 is for spares. 2531 is our current show vehicle and is 100%.
PD 32 is a wreck and for glass and spares having had sever accident damage. PF 10 was vandalized with no glass front or back and with an engine with a dodgy piston or two is a candidate for scrapping. PF 11 is for parts.
We owe a tremendous debt to Tony Mc Conn of Dualway for providing us with our fleet of Daimler Fleetlines all in superb condition. They have done more than anyone else for us this year. 47 is a Northern Counties bodied Fleetline in perfect condition. 6889 is a Northern Counties bodied West Midlands Fleetline in perfect condition. 6965 is a Northern Counties bodied West Midlands Fleetline in perfect condition.
DN 1 is a Perkins V8 engined recovery vehicle from Guide Friday converted from a fire engine. Engine needs a little work but is basically sound.
DG 16 is a 25 seat Reeve Burgess bodied Dodge with Perkins engine. This has been stolen and we are still looking for it. The Gardai have been looking for two years and we find it difficult to imagine how they cannot find a bus. Registration is 84 C 3189. Probably a writeoff.
RV 1 is our latest acquisition and is Foden 4540 recovery vehicle which replaces our Scania 113 which has been sold. In first class condition and working hard.
698 is the only surviving Sureline Ford 1114 and is running fine and body is excellent. FD 1, FD2, FD3 and FD4 are Duple bodied R 1114 chassis and are in excellent condition. FD 5 This is a Cork County Council mobile library and the only surviving Murphy of Dundalk bodied Ford. In excellent condition and driving around quite happily. It is in superb condition and drives well – for a Ford!
ABERDEEN 278 is an Alexander bodied AN 68 open topper in perfect condition.
BRIGHTON 12 is an East Lancs bodied AN 68 open topper in perfect condition stored East Wall.
GREATER MANCHESTER 4762/8762 is a perfect Northern Counties bodied AN 68 closed vehicle.
NOTTINGHAM 571 is a East Lancs bodied AN 68 open topper in perfect condition.
NOTTINGHAM 589 is a East Lancs bodied AN 68 open topper in perfect condition.
NOTTINGHAM 612 is a Northern Counties bodied AN 68 open topper in perfect condition.
NOTTINGHAM 616 is an Alexander bodied AN 68 open topper in perfect condition.
NOTTINGHAM 662 is a Northern Counties bodied AN 68 open topper in perfect condition
NOTTINGHAM 695 is a Northern Counties bodied AN 68 open topper in perfect condition.
S. YORKSHIRE 47 is a Roe bodied AN 68 open topper in perfect condition.
WARRINGTON 20 is an East Lancs bodied AN 68 open topper in perfect condition.
The Guide Friday buses came in three liveries and we will keep at least one in each. Nottingham 589 and 616 are in red Dublin Tours livery. 589 is in the later Black and Orange livery whereas 616 is in Black and Gold. 278 and 12 are in red Dublin Tours livery and 4762 is in white. The Roe is purple Guide Friday and the remainder red Dublin Tours livery with variations.
The star acquisitions of the year, thanks to Ross Aitken, were LOTHIAN 467 and LOTHIAN 469 both of whom drove from Edinburgh to Cork. These driver trainers are in superb condition.
D 665 is a Dublin Bus open topper and in superb condition. When we took her to Arklow last year she performed beautifully. Mechanically she is excellent. We have her stored all winter undercover in Arklow and shortly she will be moved to Cork.
D 711 is in a bad way as it has been severely vandalised. It has no windows but we have a complete set. As it is an original Leyland and a Cork vehicle we are reluctant to see this vehicle scrapped. It is mechanically complete and we now intend rebuilding it once we get our workshop in Cork ready. The engine turned over quite readily. Stored Dublin City.
170. This ECW bodied 680 engined Leopard CKE 170Y had just been fully restored when a tractor-trailer in the yard in Cork caught the front of her and pulled it off. There is at least €10,000 of damage. It is a real tragedy after we put so much into her. The real problem is that we cannot get parts so are not sure what we will do. Ex London Traveller. We are trying to get a replacement.
1531. An Alexander bodied Ulsterbus stored at Newtownabbey. Believed to be one of the oldest extant.
E 106. An CIE bodied Leopard L2 stored Cork. Needs some work but it is in excellent mechanical condition.
LA 6. In excellent condition. Badly vandalised with broken windows while stored Innishannon. Trying to get replacement windows as otherwise OK. We expect to get windows shortly from a donor vehicle.
LA 13. In excellent condition. Driving perfectly. Seats out now for interior body refurbishment.
LA 29. Stored Causeway.
LA 37. In excellent condition. We drove this from Abbeyleix to Dublin and it performed first class. She is now halfway through full restoration to Bus Eireann livery. Mechanically she is fine and will be a suitable candidate for rallying. The paneling has been redone and she is now ready for painting.
We have got in a number of Leopards, some of which are for spares.
LP 1 (81 C 4414)is about the only vertical rear engined Leopard in existence and was originally built as a prototype so is a unique machine.
LP 2 (82 KK 487) is definitely for spares only.
LP 3 (82 C 2154) is a new arrival.
LP 4 (81 D 1380) is a superb, driving well example of a Plaxton Supreme Leopard.
LP 5 (CFS 158W) is a superb Alexander ex Scottish Y type Leopard.
LP 6 (82 C 2012) a good Plaxton Leopard with some panel damage. We have panels. On the button.
LP 7 (81 D 997) is a rather sad looking Leopard suitable only for glass and spares.
LP 8 (81 LD 59) is suitable only for spares.
LP 9 (80 LD 195) is sutiable only for spares.
LP 10(79 TS 93) is a nice Plaxton leopard in good shape and runs well.
M 8 This vehicle is in superb mechanical condition but needs some minor bodywork and a repaint. On the run it broke an engine mount which will be replaced shortly. It is one of the few Leyland engined survivors.
MD 25. This vehicle is on decision. The body is very poor. Because of her historical significance we will probably restore her.
MD 35. This is in perfect condition apart from a knackered engine with a crack in the block. We have got an engine off another M and it will be put in shortly. Other than that the vehicle is in perfect condition and looks well.
MD 42. This suffered vandalism while at Bus Eireann. We have totally rebuilt her and she now needs a coat of paint and repair to the boot damage caused when she was lent back to Bus Eireann. Mechanically it is perfect. It has boot damage caused by Bus Eireann after we had her. We take her out regularly and she is on the button.
MG 56. Was in perfect mechanical condition but suffered vandalism with all the windows smashed while in Bus Eireann custody. She is totally rebuilt and she now needs a coat of paint. On the button.
MG 76. Suffered serious window damage before delivery and the half shaft fell out on the road. We have rebuilt the drive shaft, put in all the windows except the windscreen and she is now on the button. This a good machine and was always a good performer.
MD 80. This vehicle has seats but no half shafts. Body is poor. She will, however, be restored. She is at Abbeyleix and if we can ever get he brakes unwound will tow her to Cork.
MD 82. This vehicle is in Abbeyleix and needs two side windows and half shafts. Should be excellent mechanically. This was Patsy Quinn’s bus to Charleville for many years and he is helping us in making sure the restoration is authentic. She will be kept in orange and red which sir the only livery she ever wore. Patsy is kind enough to help us to ensure that she is as original.
MD 91 . This vehicle is in Causeway minus gearbox and half shafts which are promised. It has broken windows. A candidate for scrapping.
MG 106. This vehicle is mechanically complete but the body is wrecked so we will probably scrap her. She has an excellent MG engine and gearbox.
MD 117. This vehicle has no seats and no full back window and no windscreens but is mechanically sound other than a lift pump. It is stored in Cork. This vehicle will be used for parts. This vehicle will definitely be scrapped. She was vandalised at Tramore Road.
MD 132. This vehicle was driving fine until Bus Eireann recovered her thinking she was theirs. She was vandalized last year and needs new glass and bodywork, a daunting prospect.
MD 182 This vehicle is complete. It is in good shape. On the button but missing a drive shaft.
MD 192 This vehicle had a bad accident to the rear but is otherwise complete. It has no lift pump.
MG 212 This vehicle is in superb condition but has no first gear. This vehicle was taken to Swords where it is stored. It had the rear window destroyed there and we now have to replace that. We are trying to decide what to do about the gearbox problem.
GENERAL RE M CLASS
We plan eleven operational Bus Eireann Leopards in the seven colours they operated in, as well as a high front Coach Leopard. There will be a certain thinning out of what we have as certain ones mainly M 91, M106, M 117, M 192 are designated for scrapping for parts. They following is the plan:
(1) Red and White MD 42 MG 56 MD 132
(2) Red and Orange MD 82 MD 182
(3) Red and Cream MG 76
(4) Brown and Cream M 8
(5) Expressway MD 35 MG 212
(6) Dark Green MD 80
(7) Yellow. MD 25
LEYLAND NATIONAL MK 1
Already we have some superb specimens. The following is a potted history. For historic reasons we have categorized these into LS, SNG and others. LN refers to generic Nationals.
We are well on our way to the fifty Nationals we want to acquire. We have a wide variety of engines now, 510, Gardner, Cummins. Volvo, TL 11 and have both Mk 1 and Mk 2. We would hope to acquire now from the pool in the UK of good vehicles which are being retired. We do not know what to do with the library vehicles as we have too many of that type for a museum so if any of our UK friends want to do a swap we would be delighted to facilitate them. One each in both liveries plus the Ford would represent Cork County Council sufficiently. We hope to have two more, hence our offer to swap.
793 This is the second of two Stagecoach vehicles. It is a rebuilt Mk I with a Cummins engine and automatic box and thanks to Stagecoach looks like the day she was delivered. She was originally Sussex Central and her last UK registration was XIA 857. She was also PKP 548R.
793 is in Stagecoach (Devon) livery and we plan to keep it in that as a tribute to our friends in Stagecoach who were so good as to enable us to have her. Her body is excellent and we will get a current MOT and PSV. She has registration 76 C 999.
1575 This 680 Western Welsh vehicle was kindly donated by Brian Ainsworth in Cambridge from where she was driven to Cork. In fine condition, Restoring her to Western Welsh livery.
SNG 353 This is Crosville SNG 353 and is in Aer Lingus livery. We were going to scrap her but she motors superbly and we are now looking to see if we can do something with her. She has no seats. Her Aer Lingus number was 191 and she was never registered in Ireland. Stored Cork.
SNG 378 This is Crosville SNG 378 and is in Midland Red livery of Red and Cream. Her Gardner engine is knackered and we have just got an engine for her which we were installing when that bastard O’Connor had her sent to a field. We recovered her but still have to put in an engine. She was then stolen by the Cork County Council and badly vandalized. Alas, a total writeoff.
SNG 375. When Anbdy Lunn heard of our loss of SNG 409 he very kindly volunteered SNG 375 to sua s a replacement and she is one of our display vehicles driving around quite happily. We will restore her to Crosville colours.
SNG 409. Formerly Crosville SNG 409 and in Aer Lingus livery. This machine was stolen by the Cork County Council and vandalized in their custody and damaged, probably beyond repair. It is a crying shame that it could happen,. They are really bastards in the Cork County Council to do this.
LS 2. This is a 510 engined London Transport LS2 in Aer Lingus livery and is the oldest London Transport Machine in existence. Mike Nash, who has been the most helpful person imaginable, was anxious to have her for the London Transport Collection and we have agreed to swap her for another vehicle. She is in Cork and will shortly be headed for London. We had hope to get her there by last September but still have not done so as she needs a low loader. It would overtax her to drive her. Mike must be wondering if he will ever see her but I guarantee he will even if 5 or 10 years late.
LS 57 This is a 510 engined London Transport and was used by Cork County Council as a mobile library. Registration is 76 C 248. This is in the original yellow livery and will be kept as such. We should thank the Council maintenance section who have been wonderful to us and kept the vehicles in such superb condition. Everyone in the garage is to be congratulated which is more than can be said for the Councillors.
LS 91 This is a 510 engined London Transport and was used by Cork County Council as a mobile library. Registration is 77 C 292. This vehicle is a candidate for scrapping as we need a spare engine, gearbox and pod. Her gearbox has only fourth, fifth and reverse gears!
LS 118 This is a 510 engined London Transport and was used by Cork County Council as a mobile library. She has the “modern” livery of yellow red and blue and will be kept as such. Registration is 78 C 313.
LS 129 This is a 510 engined London Transport and was used by Cork County Council as a mobile library. She has been stolen by Readymix and it took us two years to get her back. When she came back she had smashed windows everywhere and as she was in a Readymix secure compound we can only presume they did it to teach us a lesson. But we did get her back. Registration is 78 C 325. What was interesting was that after two years she started on the button on her own batteries and drove first to the office and the next day to the depot. A tribute to Leyland.
Readymix plc have told us that not alone are they not going to pay for the damage to her opr for the ash damage they did to nineteen other vehicles. The damage is appalling and we have yet to find a means of getting the ash out of the vehicles. We have tried almost everything with M 42 and they might as well have poured concrete on it. It is appalling and the amount of work necessary to return them to pristine condition is way beyond the resources of the museum and needs to be professionally done. Our latest cost estimate of the damage of almost €84,000.
Readymix are typical of modern criminals who run big public companies in Ireland and who dress in suits and ties and there is not one of them with decency, integrity or honour. They live by stealing from others andssue their brute force to stifle all opposition.
LEYLAND NATIONAL MK 2
126 This a Southdown vehicle kindly donated by Ross Aitken who drove her form Glasgow to Newry from whence we took her to Cork. In superb condition. Registration is OUF 933W. It will be restored to Southdown livery. At the moment it carries Glasgow Citybus livery but never entered service even though freshly painted.
802. This is a Stagecoach vehicle. It is a L11 engined Cumberland Motor Services 392 and is currently in Stagecoach (Midland Red) livery as 802. Her body is excellent, we have been using her for passenger work and she has full MOT and PSV. She took the Merseyside Bus Group around when they visited us. Registered 82 D 2899 and/or SHH 392X.
R 827. We were fortunate to acquire this vehicle during the year and she is in excellent mechanical and interior condition but badly needs a repaint which she will get shortly. Our thanks go to Richard Lee and John Quirke for enabling us to have this vehicle. We hope Richard will drive her for us for many a year to come as it is really his bus because he put so much into it. Thanks, Richard. She is due next into the paint shop as she desperately needs a repaint and looks scruffy.
R 913. Pride of our fleet is R 913 a 1948 Leyland OPS3 rebuilt and rebodied in 1962 as a Park Royal bodied PD3/1A Special. It is immaculate. The uniqueness of this example is that it was originally a P and was rebodied as an R. Equally unique is the fact that the rebody was a Park Royal. It is fun to drive with vacuum brakes, crash gearbox and manual steering! This is one of our current rally machines. It is a superb example. It is in original CIE cream and blue. On its way from Dublin to Cork it developed an engine fault and to protect the engine we towed it the rest of the way to the depot where it now is. We will look at it shortly.
LEYLAND TIGER AND ROYAL TIGER
We acquired quite a few Tigers during the year.
PL 51. This a Leyland TL 11 engined Royal Tiger with 53 seat Plaxton Paramount 3500 body. The engine needs work but it still drives nicely. Stored Cork.
TE 15. This has had such a serious front end smash that she is only fit for scrapping but the engine should be a useful to JUI 3085
TR 1 (86 C 4486) is a lovely red Tiger and drives well.
TR 2 (83 C 2836) is in excellent condition and drives well.
TR 3 (83 TS 403) is a superb example of a Tiger in excellent condition.
TR 4 (83 C 1899) is for spares.
TR 5 (83 CW 273) is the remains of Duple Caribbean Tiger for spares only.
TR 6 (84 C 3721) is a beautiful Stagecoach Tiger driving well.
TR 11 (JUI 3085) is our Royal Tiger but has a head gasket problem. Otherwise perfect.
TR 12 (86 MO 445) is a pretty knackered Tiger for spares only.
LEYLAND DEN OUDSTEN WORLDMASTER
1178 is a left hand drive Nefkens vehicle which was so kindly donated by George Mc Ivor of Donaghmore. She was collected from East Midlands Airport on July 8, 2005 and driven to Swansea where she took the ferry to Cork where she joined her sister 1179. She is Nefkens 48 (VAD 1748). Immaculate.
A sister left hand drive Nefkens vehicle which was also kindly donated by George Mc Ivor of Donaghmore and driven from Nottingham to Cork where she is one of our star performers. Immaculate and gleaming.
This vehicle have a very interesting history. Part of a batch of export “Leopards”, 10.8m long they were delivered to Nefkens and served in Amersfoot their entire Dutch lives. They were subsequently acquired by VAD who took over Nefkens. They then were sold to Servisair and served them at East Midlands Airport until we got them. We plan one in the Nefkens livery and one in Servisair livery. They are the first of our left hookers! May we have many more! They are in airport internal configuration with side seats and luggage racks. See the website for photos. Both have standard Leyland 680 engines. Servisair at East Midlands Airport really kept them like new and Phil Sentance and Derek Wright deserve great credit.
We have three Czech Mercedes Dubrava 53 seaters. Two were stolen, vandalized and effectively destroyed. One is for Spares. We had spent a fortune getting one ready for MOT when she was involved in the fatal accident referred to earlier. Think we will try and find a reasonably good one somewhere and use these for spares as this seems the only sensible solution. Bastards O’Connor and Healy really dealt the museum a bodyblow when they cause these to be destroyed and it is difficult to understand how anyone could suffer such mental depravity as to do what they did to Irish heritage. Sick is the only word for it. Registrations are 89 TS 1159, 89 LS 1669 and 89 C 18900. The latest is that all three are unfortunately writeoffs and there is little point trying to do anything with them.
This is a 1989 Mercedes 406 minibus with 15 seats. Currently with MOT and in excellent condition. Will keep its PSV. Registration is 89 MN 414. We will use this in GSR to generate money. Stored Cork.
MM 15 This is a 1983 Mercedes706 minibus with 20 seats. Currently with MOT and in excellent condition. Will keep its PSV. Registration is ZF 608. This vehicle was stolen and while writing this report we have been informed by the Gardai that they have located it in perfect condition. We hope so! We are collecting it shortly.
SJ 9. This is our one and only Scania and has a Jonckheere 53 seat body. It suffered also from bastard trouble and has a blown engine but we are getting a new one, putting it in and will get an MOT and PSV for this vehicle which is in top class condition. At Urlingford.
We have a number of the VS Class which are interesting machines. They are all Volvo B 57 built by New Zealand Motor Bodies in New Zealand and then saw 10 years service in Singapore until they are acquired by Bus Eireann.
VS 43 This vehicle is being broken up in Cork for parts.
VS 60 This vehicle is being assessed and is complete.
VS 136 This vehicle is being assessed.. Possibly it and 177 can be merged to be one vehicle.
VS 177 See VS 136.
VS 178 This vehicle is driving fine.
VS 180 This is a new arrival and currently being assessed. It probably will be restored.
VS 215 This vehicle is at the Glasgow Museum and we are currently getting it ready to drive to Cork. It is in superb condition and a valuable acquisition.
VS 243 This vehicle is in superb condition and is stored at Kilkelly awaiting transfer to Cork.
WEB SITE AND e-mail
Our website is now one of the best in the business and has had close to 60,000 hits which is amazing and satisfying. Its address is www.kellstransportmuseum.com. Currently it gets over 100 hits daily.
The Railways section, particularly dealing with the Railways of Peru and Ecuador has been very well received and is popular. The railways involved are the Central Railway (FCCA), the Southern Railway and The Cusco and Santa Ana (PeruRail) and the Huancayo and Huancavelica Railway (ENAFER) as well as ENFE in Ecuador. The Railways of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary are also covered. In the Autumn will come articles on 22 railways of Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand.
Another article with photographs by the webmaster is Chalks Airlines of Fort Lauderdale the oldest scheduled airline in the world running the oldest fleet of 63 year old unique Grumman Mallard Flying Boats from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini and Paradise Island. Sadly their N 2969 had a wing come off this past Christmas grounding the fleet but the good news is that they expect to have the remainder back in the air in June 2006 having totally re-built them.
Do contribute to the message board. It is a means of instant communication between members and gives everyone a chance to participate. Our e-mail is email@example.com. Any of us can be contacted through it. We try and update the website three times a week with the latest news.
Our small management team at the moment consist of the following and anyone is welcome to join us in trying to run things as we need all the help we can get.
There is myself who gets blamed for everything. My background is transportation, law and engineering and fortunately I can and do drive the buses as well. However, how much longer I can drive for is unknown but it could come to a premature end.
John Quirke is our Vice-President and is based in Cork. John has been the source of very many valuable rare vehicles and has been wonderful. He and his colleague Roy Kearney of Kearneys Coaches in Passage West have been absolutely fantastic in collecting and delivering vehicles and there was no way we could have got our recent acquisitions without them and the figures speak for themselves. Between them they combine an unequalled knowledge of vehicles and know more about starting buses that have done nothing for years than anyone I have ever met.
Stephen Lynch has taken over in Cork in charge of the depot and is looking after the vehicles there. He combines a wealth of knowledge of buses – arguably more than anyone else in Ireland – and with his enthusiasm is of great assistance. He has become a very valuable member of the team.
Francis Dempsey has had so many demands on his time and as he has also started his own collection is now working on his own fabulous group of buses and we wish him well. During the year he has been invaluable in sourcing vehicles for us and he ahs enabled us to acquire some very rare vehicles and the museum will always be grateful to him for what he has done in building it up. Without his help most of it would have been impossible.
I would like to pay particular tribute to Des Foley of Erin Recyclers in Kinlough who alone helped us to build our Bombardier and Van Hool Fleet. His contribution to the museum cannot be over estimated and he is a true friend of preservation. There is no way we could have done what we did without his help.
Eddie Hargroves who provides our storage, is our Patron and I do not know how he has put up with our storing buses on his territory in Abbeyleix without ever once complaining.
As for Ross Aitken, it is very difficult to say how important he has become to the museum. He has sourced our Lothian twins as well as numerous other vehicles and then he drives them over which makes life very easy for us. He also visits us a few times a year and while here works himself to death helping with the buses. We owe him an incalculable debt of gratitude.
Bryan Ainsworth is another valuable UK person and we always welcome him to drive a bus to the Mogeely rally. This year he took 2531.
Andy Lunn very kindly donated SNG 375 when he heard we had lost SNG 409. Thanks Andy.
Tony Mc Conn as always has been a valuable supporter and a lot of our double deck fleet are due to him and he gave them to us in such superb condition that we really have a collection.
Tom and Sean Fleming who looked after our vehicles in Ballinlough as well as David and Adrian Thorpe in Ballyraggett deserve a vote of thanks for their help which again was invaluable.
And then there are the other members who have provided encouragement. Many people have come to visit us and we appreciate their interest. They in turn then help us source vehicles. I think it is fair to say that everyone who has come has enjoyed themselves. We now allow UK visitors to drive our vehicles – providing they can drive in the first place of course - and a number of our friends there have taken us up on the offer and hopefully had a good time when they came to us.
We welcome visitors and if you want to come then drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a phone number and we will make arrangements for your visit. As the museum is seven miles from Cork City without public transport we will generally provide transport to and from the museum. During 2006 we do not want to have visitors between April 14 – 28, May 24 – June 2, July 27 – August 14, September 15 – November 1 due to planned vacations of the museum people. If you must come in those dates let us know and we will try and accommodate you.
Coming from absolutely no buses four years ago we can feel proud of what has been accomplished. I am egotistical enough to feel that in our niche of ex CIE vehicles, we have the finest collection available. Our KC and M collection is a 400 bus museum is a massive undertaking. Maybe we are all crazy but if someone does not preserve them now they are gone for ever. We all have a duty to future generations to preserve what we can of this generation. Hopefully the Kells Transport Musuem will achieve this. But it can only be done with your help!
We would like one RT, one RM and two or three Bristol VR’s. Then the usual collection of Fleetlines and Atlanteans with a one or two bendi-buses plus an early Dart. We would like two Greenways and two more Mk 2 Nationals. A smattering of Leopards, RE’s and Bedfords. A PD 2 or 3 would also be great! This is a tall order but we are sure we can manage to get what we want. If you can help, wonderful! If you know of any driveable buses that are no longer wanted then we will gladly take them no matter what the make and model. Easily restorable buses we can collect. Call us at 00-353-(0)-87-240-555-0 if you know of any.
Dr. Michael Grimes
The following are the photos in the report and if you would like either a hard copy of the report or copies of the photos of any particular buses then drop us a line at email@example.com and we will gladly send them free of charge.
Bedford Alexander BA 5.
Marshall bodiedBedford SB5 BM 84 anbd BM 86.
Cummnins Bombardier KC 152, 153 and 159.
Detroit Diesel Bombardier KD 156.
Bristol Gardner RELL6G 2531.
Dennis Tow Truck.
Den Oudsten 680 Leyland Worldmaster 1179.
Murphy bodied Ford mobile library 211 JIF.
Sureline bodied Ford 1114.
LHE bodied Iveco minibus 89 C 19014.
Leyland PD3/1A special R 913 .
Bedford SB5 Van Hool Bedford SS 782.
Van Hool EVH 11.
Volvo B58 Viewmaster.
New Zealand MNotor Bodies VS 60.
Author with Gardner Leyland National Mk 1 SNG 375.
Leyland National Mk 2 OUF 933W.
Leyland Tiger 83 TS 403.
Leyland Royal Tiger JUI 3085.
Leyland Tiger 83 C 2836.
Leyland Leopard PSU3.4R MD 42.
Alexander 680 Leyland Leopard CFS 158W.
Leyland Leopard LA 13 .
|FLEET NUMBER||MAKE||MODEL||BODY||IRISH REG.||UK Registration||ENGINE|
|BA 5||BEDFORD||YLQ||Alexander||76 D 74||330|
|BM 42||BEDFORD||SB5||Marshall||78 D 191||Bedford|
|BM 63||BEDFORD||SB5||Marshall||80 D 529||Bedford|
|BM 72||BEDFORD||SB5||Marshall||78 D 328||Bedford|
|BM 84||BEDFORD||SB5||Marshall||78 D 362||Bedford|
|BM 86||BEDFORD||SB5||Marshall||78 D 364||Bedford|
|BM 100||BEDFORD||SB5||Marshall||78 D 845||Bedford|
|BTL 1||BEDFORD||TK||Bedford||LSI 528||500|
|SS 90||BEDFORD||SB 5||CIE||PZO 90||Bedford|
|SS 615||BEDFORD||SB5||CIE||615 ZI||Bedford|
|SS 730||BEDFORD||SB5||CIE||730 ZI||Bedford|
|SS 788||BEDFORD||SB5||Van Hool||788 TYI||Bedford|
|BD 1||BEDFORD||YRT||Duple||YIY 685||XAM 104A NEH 917P||Bedford|
|BD 2||BEDFORD||YLQ||Duple||80 KK 239||Bedford|
|BD 3||BEDFORD||YLQ||Duple||87 C 14811||Bedford|
|BD 4||BEDFORD||YLQ||Duple||UEY 441T||Bedford|
|BP 1||BEDFORD||YMPS||Plaxton||A543 XLG||Bedford|
|BV 1||BEDFORD||Venturer||Plaxton||85MH1211||B242 NUT||Volvo|
|BB1||BRISTOL||LHL||Plaxton||78 C 152||500|
|BG 35||BRISTOL||RELL||Alexander||78 D 403||POI 2198||Gardner|
|BG 36||BRISTOL||RELL||Alexander||77 D 813||POI 2192||Gardner|
|BG 43||BRISTOL||RELL||Alexander||78 D 825||POI 2180||Gardner|
|2187||BRISTOL||RELL6G||Alexander||77 LH 519||ROI 2187||Gardner|
|2531||BRISTOL||RELL6G||Alexander||77 LH 519||AXI 2531||Gardner|
|RE 2||BRISTOL||RELL||ECW||SWC 25K||680|
|KC 35||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||ZSI 35||Cummins|
|KC 111||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||UZG 111||Cummins|
|KC 129||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||UZG 129||Cummins|
|KC 134||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||UZG 134||Cummins|
|KC 147||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||UZG 147||Cummins|
|KC 152||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||UZG 152||Cummins|
|KC 153||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||UZG 153||Cummins|
|KC 155||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||UZG 155||Cummins|
|KC 157||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||UZG 157||Cummins|
|KC 159||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||UZG 159||Cummins|
|KC 160||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||89 D 10662||Cummins|
|KC 162||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||UZG 162||Cummins|
|KC 169||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||92 D 13731||Cummins|
|KD 156||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||156 JZL||Det.Diesel|
|KD 184||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||184 JZL||Det.Diesel|
|KR 9||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||EZV 9||DAF|
|KR 11||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||EZV 11||DAF|
|KR 181||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||PZV 181||DAF|
|KR 185||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||PZV 185||DAF|
|KE X 5||BOMBARDIER||Bombardier||Det.Diesel|
|PD 32||DAF||Plaxton||91 D 10032||DAF|
|PF 10||DAF||Plaxton||81 KK 162||DAF|
|PF 11||DAF||Plaxton 3500||84 C 4414||DAF|
|LL 1||EURO||Low Loader||BE 4460|
|Derby 47||DAIMLER||FLEETLINE||N.Counties||80 D 1163||GTO 47V||Gardner|
|W. Midl. 6886||DAIMLER||FLEETLINE||W. Midlands||78 D 1015||TUP 889S||Gardner|
|W. Midl. 6965||DAIMLER||FLEETLINE||W. Midlands||78 D 997||WDA 965T||Gardner|
|DN 1||DENNIS||Fire||Home Built||79 KE 564||Perkins|
|DG 16||DODGE||Reeve||Burgess||84 C 3189||Perkins|
|698||FORD||1014||Sureline||84 G 659||HIB 2138||Ford|
|FD 1||FORD||1114||Duple||82 C 1941||JIL 9308 EFW 215X||Ford|
|FD 2||FORD||1114||Duple||82 D 2571||Ford|
|FD 3||FORD||1114||Duple||81 KE 398||PMU 770 GBO 304W||Ford|
|FD 4||FORD||1114||Duple||82 D 2091||VJT 621X||Ford|
|FD 4||FORD||1114||Murphy||211 JIF||Ford|
|FD 5||FORD||Transcon||Ford||806 LIF||Ford|
|Brighton 12||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN.||East Lancs||78 KE 566||TYJ 12S.||680|
|Warrington 20||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN.||East Lancs||80 D 1371||MEK 20W||680|
|Warrington 22||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN.||East Lancs||1 D 2002||MEK 22W||680|
|S. Yorkshire 47||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN.||Roe||78 D 921||XWG 647T||680|
|Aberdeen 278||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN.||Alexander||80 G 704||HRS 278V||680|
|Edinburgh 467||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN.||Alexander||E 566||MSF 467P||680|
|Edinburgh 469||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN.||East Lancs||76 C 1026||MSF469P||680|
|Nottingham 571||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN||East Lancs||74 KE 527||OTO 571M||680|
|Nottingham 589||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN||East Lancs||74 KE 528||GRC 889N||680|
|Nottingham 612||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN||East Lancs||75 KE 527||MAU 612P||680|
|Nottingham 616||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN||Alexander||75 KE 526||MAU 616P||680|
|Nottingham 662||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN||N. Counties||78 KE 547||XNN 662S||680|
|Nottingham 695||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN||East Lancs||80 C 1459 KE 547||MNU 695W||680|
|Manchester 4762||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN||N. Counties||84 D 7203||A762 NNA||680|
|D 665||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN||Van Hool||665 ZO||680|
|D 711||LEYLAND||ATLANTEAN||Van Hool||711 ZO||680|
|E 106||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Alexander||AZD 156||500|
|LA 6||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Alexander||75 D 70||680|
|LA 13||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Alexander||75 D 79||680|
|LA 21||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Alexander||76 D 110||680|
|LA 29||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Alexander||75 D 101||680|
|LA 37||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Alexander||77 D 824||NOI 1968||680|
|LP 1||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Independent||81 C 1414||PWY 31W||680|
|LP 2||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Plaxton||86 MO 445||680|
|LP 3||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||ECW||82 C 2154||CKE 170Y||680|
|LP 4||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Duple||81 D 1380||MPL 136W||680|
|LP 5||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||ECW||CSF 158W||680|
|LP 6||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Plaxton||82 C 2012||680|
|LP 7||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Plaxton||81 D 997||680|
|LP 8||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||PL Supr 4||81 LD 59||TL 11|
|LP 9||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Pl Supr 4||80 LD 195||680|
|LP 10||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Plaxton||79 TS 93||WJM 807T||680|
|LP 11||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Plaxton||83 CW 273||MKH 831A RCY 120Y||680|
|M 8||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||8 IK||680|
|MD 35||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||35 IK||DAF|
|MD 42||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||42 IK||DAF|
|MG 56||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||56 IK||Det.Diesel|
|MG 76||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||76 IK||Det.Diesel|
|MD 80||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||80 IK||DAF|
|MD 82||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||82 IK||DAF|
|MD 91||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||91 IK||DAF|
|MG 106||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||106 IK||Det.Diesel|
|MD 117||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||117 IK||DAF|
|MD 132||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||132 IK||DAF|
|MD 182||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||182 IK||DAF|
|MD 192||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||192 IK||DAF|
|MG 212||LEYLAND||LEOPARD||Metsec/CIE||212 IK||Det.Diesel|
|Southdown 126||NATIONAL 2||Leyland||OUF 933W||680|
|Stagecoach 793||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||XIA 857||Cummins|
|Cumberland 802||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 2||Leyland||82 D 2899||SHH 392X||L11|
|Ribble 845||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 2||Leyland||RIL 9168||680|
|W.Welsh 1575||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||81 C 1657||NWO491R||680|
|LS 2||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||TGY 102M||510|
|LS 57||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||76 C 248||KJD 557P||510|
|LS 91||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||77 C 292||OJD 891R||510|
|LS 118||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||78 C 313||THX 119S||510|
|LS 118||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||78 C 313||THX 119S||510|
|LS 129||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||THX 129S||Gardner|
|SNG 375||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||78 C 1139||GMB 375T||Gardner|
|SNG 378||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||78 LH 540||GMB 378T||Gardner|
|SNG 409||LEYLAND||NATIONAL 1||Leyland||76 C 999||LMA 409T||Gardner|
|R 827||LEYLAND||PD 2||CIE||CYI 827||600|
|R 913||LEYLAND||PD 3||Park Royal||NZE 922||600|
|PL 51||LEYLAND||TIGER||Plaxton 35||84 D 706||TL11|
|TE 15||LEYLAND||TIGER||Alexander||88 D 19015||TL11|
|TR1||LEYLAND||TIGER||Plaxton||86 C 4486||C109 OHH LIB 1380||TL11|
|TR2||LEYLAND||TIGER||Duple||83 C 2836||TL11|
|TR3||LEYLAND||TIGER||Plaxton||83 TS 403||THL 288Y||TL11|
|TR4||LEYLAND||TIGER||Plaxton||83 C 1899||TL11|
|TR6||LEYLAND||TIGER||Plaxton||84 C 3721||C759 FMC||TL11|
|TR11||LEYLAND||ROYAL TIGER||Plaxton||84 C 3663||JUI 3085||680|
|TR12||LEYLAND||ROYAL TIGER||Plaxton||86 MO 445||C759 FMC||TL11|
|DB 11||MERCEDES||Dubrava||89 TS 1159||Mercedes|
|DB 12||MERCEDES||Dubrava||89 LS 1669||Mercedes|
|DB 13||MERCEDES||Dubrava||89 C 18900||Mercedes|
|MM 14||MERCEDES||406||89 MN 414||Mercedes|
|MM 15||MERCEDES||706||ZF 608||Mercedes|
|RE 1||RENAULT||Renault||89 C 16611||Renault|
|SJ 9||SCANIA||K 113||Jonckheere||BIN 303||Scania|
|CVH 14||VAN HOOL||Van Hool||SI 2014||Cummins|
|CVH 15||VAN HOOL||Van Hool||SI 2015||Cummins|
|CVH 19||VAN HOOL||Van Hool||SI 2019||Cummins|
|EVH 8||VAN HOOL||Van Hool||SI 3008||Cummins|
|EVH 11||VAN HOOL||Van Hool||SI 3011||Cummins|
|EVH 12||VAN HOOL||Van Hool||SI 3012||Cummins|
|PF 21||VAN HOOL||Van Hool||82 TN 266||95 COP 3 JUE||Cummins|
|VS 43||VOLVO||B 57||NZMB||81 D 1586||Volvo|
|VS 63||VOLVO||B 57||NZMB||81 D 1622||SBS 3453H||Volvo|
|VS 136||VOLVO||B 57||NZMB||82 D 2368||Volvo|
|VS 177||VOLVO||B 57||NZMB||82 D 2457||Volvo|
|VS 178||VOLVO||B 57||NZMB||82 D 2489||Volvo|
|VS 180||VOLVO||B 57||NZMB||82 D 2465||Volvo|
|VS 215||VOLVO||B 57||NZMB||83 D 3921||Volvo|
|VS 243||VOLVO||B 57||NZMB||83 D 3902||Volvo|