The LONDON TRANSPORT Volvo Ailsas: V class

This page created 16th June 2001 by Ian Smith, updated 6th February 2015.

V histories

These histories are incomplete. They are being assembled from data from a variety of sources, as and when I have time. The resources vary in quality, and I have been known to make errors too!

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Dimensions: 32ft 1in x 8ft 2.5in x 14ft 6in, w.b.16ft 3in, U.W. 10025kg.
Chassis: Volvo Ailsa B55/1 MkIII. Engine: Volvo TD70H. Transmission: Voith D851.

V 1  A101 SUU            new to Aldenham: Ailsa B55, Alexander R H47/31D
                 4/84 SW into service on 170, 44 (Sun)
                 */86 PB transfer, trainer (Potters Bar)
                12/86 PB into service on 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8
                 2/88 PB
                10/94 PB privatised to MTL London Northern
                 */95 PB used on 84
                 6/95 ED transfer to London Suburban Buses (Edmonton)
                 1995    used on 4
                11/95    transfer to MTL Liverpool, Sightseers, #0083:
                         used on contracts in London Northern livery
                 1996    bought by Black Prince, Morley
                c2/98    repainted in red/yellow
                 6/98    back in service, Black Prince: overall ad: Office Angels
                c2/99    with Black Prince
                 3/99    in service
                c7/99    bought by Isle Coaches, Owston Ferry
                c8/01    delicensed 
                 4/05    acquired by V1 Preservation Group (Harlow)
                         RML Travel Group: red, gold band $
                         Reliance Bus Works
                 4/14    acquired by 4738 Preservation Group, Oldbury
                 5/15    repainted in London Buses red, white band, black skirt
                 */15    at Potters Bar Garage Open Day 
                 9/15    at Showbus, Woburn Abbey

V 2  A102 SUU            new to Aldenham: Ailsa B55, Alexander R H47/31D
                 4/84 SW into service on 170, 44 (Sun)
                 */86 PB transfer, trainer (Potters Bar)
                12/86 PB into service on 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8
                 8/87 PB used on W8
                 2/88 PB
                12/88 PB repaint
                10/94    privatised to MTL London Northern
                 6/95 ED transfer to London Suburban Buses (Edmonton)
                 1995    used on 4
                 6/95 PB return
                 7/95 ED ..and again
                11/95    transfer to MTL Liverpool, Sightseers, #0082
                 1996    bought by Black Prince, Morley
                         repainted in plum, custard & maroon livery
                c3/96    used on Leeds 92
                 6/98    back in service, Black Prince
               c10/98    bought by Isle Coaches, Owston Ferry
                c8/01    altered to single-doorway H36/30F
                         bought by Carousel Buses, High Wycombe
                 3/12    retained by owner after sale of Carousel

V 3 A103 SUU 6/84 new: two doors, two staircases, Alexander R H36/28D CS experimental 1/85 SW trainer 3/85 SW into crew service on 77A, 88 7/86 loaned to Strathclyde PTE for inspection rebuilt with one (front) door, 2 staircases, H38/30F */86 PB transfer, trainer (Potters Bar) 12/86 PB into store 2/87 PB transfer for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 4/87 PB in use on 84 2/88 PB 7/88 EW into store: repaint 10/88 PB ..and out 5/90 PB repainted 8/92 rolled on duty at Enfield: impaled on tree; body-frame distorted: withdrawn 11/92 sold to PVS (Carlton) 11/92 bought by Black Prince, Morley 3/93 into workshops for rebuild as time allows.. 94-8 in workshop.. c2/99 still in workshop.. 1/00 still in Black Prince workshops 9/04 return to service with Black Prince 4/05 in service, Leeds */05 retained for preservation when Black Prince sold to First Leeds preservation, West Midlands 3/06 bought by Roger Wright (Blue Triangle) rear door restored, also LT livery 6/07 retained by Roger Wright 7/07 used at North Weald Rally: worked 718 London - North Weald 7/07 used on LOTS bus rides evening 9/07 used on 9,15 Heritage Running Day 12/07 used on X80 1/08 used on 84 on St.Albans Running Day 7/08 used on 84 on PB Running Day 6/14 at Stockwell Open Day
LWB 389P new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D, #389 7/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V4 3/87 bought by London Buses 3/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1/90 PB withdrawn into store 2/90 FW change store (Fulwell) LWB 408P new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D #408 7/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V5 3/87 bought by London Buses 3/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 6/89 PB into store 9/89 sold to PVS (Carlton) LWB 409P new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V6 3/87 bought by London Buses 3/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 7/89 PB into store.. 7/89 HT ..change store (Holloway) 10/89 sold to Ensign Bus & Coach (Purfleet) 7/90 sold to PVS (Carlton) LWB 375P new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D, #375 fitted with Fiat Transmission 11/80 refitted with standard transmission 10/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V7 3/87 bought by London Buses 3/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 7/89 PB into store 8/89 HT change store (Holloway) 10/89 sold to Ensign Bus & Coach (Purfleet) 6/90 sold to PVS (Carlton) LWB 394P new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D, #394 7/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V8 3/87 bought by London Buses 3/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 10/89 PB withdrawn into store 2/90 FW change store (Fulwell) 2/90 sold to PVS, (Carlton) NAK 412R new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D, #412 10/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V9 3/87 bought by London Buses 3/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 1987 PB used on 107 2/88 PB 12/89 PB withdrawn into store 2/90 FW change store (Fulwell) 6/90 sold to PVS, (Carlton) NAK 413R new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D, #413 by 5/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V10 3/87 bought by London Buses 4/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 8/89 PB into store.. 8/89 HT ..change store (Holloway) 10/89 sold to Ensign Bus & Coach (Purfleet) 7/90 sold to PVS (Carlton) NAK 416R new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D, #416 by 5/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V11 3/87 bought by London Buses 4/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 10/89 PB withdrawn into store 2/90 FW change store (Fulwell) 5/90 sold to PVS, (Carlton) NAK 420R new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V12 3/87 bought by London Buses 1987 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1/90 PB withdrawn into store 2/90 FW change store (Fulwell) 6/90 sold to PVS, (Carlton) LWB 369P new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D, #396 10/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V13 3/87 bought by London Buses 6/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 5/89 PB into store 8/89 HT change store (Holloway) 10/89 sold to Ensign Bus & Coach (Purfleet) LWB 377P new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D, #377 9/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V14 3/87 bought by London Buses 6/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 7/90 PB withdrawn.. 7/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 1/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels bought by Powell, Wickersley 8/93 bought by Black Prince, Morley 6/94 Black Prince bought for preservation: at Sheffield Bus Museum LWB 378P new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D, #378 9/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) 4/87 PB bought by London Buses for spares 1/88 PB scrapped on site 9/88 remains to PVS (Carlton) LWB 387P new to South Yorkshire PTE: Van Hool McArdle, H44/31D, #387 7/86 withdrawn sold to Ensign Bus (Rainham) V16 4/87 PB bought by London Buses 5/87 EW change store (Edgware) V15 6/87 PB renumbered: change store 7/87 PB repaint: black skirt, white band 10/87 PB into service 2/88 PB 10/88 PB into store 11/88 PB ..and out 8/89 PB into store.. 8/89 HT ..change store (Holloway) 10/89 sold to Ensign Bus & Coach (Purfleet) 5/90 sold to PVS (Carlton)
JOV 766P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, H44/35F, #4766 (Oldbury) V16 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB in use on 84 6/90 PB withdrawn.. 6/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought by Wombwell Diesels 3/93 still at Wombwell Diesels 5/93 bought by Barry's Coaches, Moreton-in-Marsh 6/94 Barry's Coaches bought by 4738 Preservation Group, Birmingham JOV 767P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4767 (Oldbury) V17 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 10/87 PB into store.. 10/87 CS ..change store (Chiswick).. 10/87 PB ....return 2/88 PB 8/90 PB withdrawn.. 8/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought by Black Prince, Morley 6/93 sold to Ripley (Carlton) JOV 768P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4768 (Sutton Coldfield) V18 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 HD change store (Harrow Weald) 9/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses 11/87 HD into store 12/87 HD ..and out 2/88 HD 7/90 HD withdrawn.. 7/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 sold to Wombwell Diesels 12/90 bought by Aaron Travel, Rainhill 12/92 bought by Highland Scottish Omnibuses, Inverness 10/93 bought by Ayrshire Bus Owners (A1 Service) 6/94 McMenemy (Ardrossan): A1 JOV 769P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4769 (Sutton Coldfield) V19 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 10/87 PB into service 11/87 PB into store 12/87 PB ..and out 2/88 PB 4/88 PB used on 310A 1989 PB 10/90 PB into store 1/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels by 6/94 bought by Patterson & Brown, Kilbirnie JOV 770P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4770 (Sutton Coldfield) V20 3/88 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 3/88 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 6/90 HD withdrawn.. 6/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 sold to Wombwell Diesels JOV 771P 2/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4771 (Sutton Coldfield) V21 10/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 11/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 3/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 3/94 bought by Black Prince, Morley, for spares 6/94 Black Prince c7/94 cannibalised, Black Prince c2/96 sold to Wigley (Carlton) for scrap JOV 772P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4772 (Sutton Coldfield) V22 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1989 PB 10/90 PB into store 1/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 5/91 bought by Four Seasons Coaches, Leeds bought by White Rose, Yorkshire 4/93 bought by Black Prince, Morley 6/94 Black Prince used in maroon/cream (Four Seasons livery) repainted plum / deep custard 4/93 in service, Black Prince 7/95 plum / deep custard, rear ad for Centre4 c2/96 sold to Wigley (Carlton) for scrap JOV 773P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4773 (Sutton Coldfield) V23 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1989 PB 10/90 PB into store 1/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels bought by Skills Motor Services 8/91 bought by Tame Valley Travel 3/92 to West Midlands Travel bought by Black Prince, Morley by 9/96 sold to Wigley (Carlton) JOV 774P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4774 (Sutton Coldfield) V24 12/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 12/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 7/90 HD withdrawn.. 7/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 sold to Wombwell Diesels 12/90 bought by Aaron Travel, Rainhill 12/92 bought by Highland Scottish Omnibuses, Inverness 10/93 bought by Ayrshire Bus Owners (A1 Service) 6/94 McMenemy (Ardrossan): A1 1/95 scrapped JOV 775P 2/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4775 (Sutton Coldfield) V25 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1989 PB 1/90 PB into store 2/90 PB ..and out 10/90 PB into store 1/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels bought by Four Seasons, Leeds 1992 in service, Four Seasons bought by White Rose, Yorkshire 4/93 bought by Black Prince 7/93 bought by Cherry, Aintree bought by Black Prince, Morley 12/93 withdrawn into store 6/94 Black Prince 1994 cannibalised, Black Prince: entire roof to V46 by 4/96 sold for scrap JOV 776P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4776 (Sutton Coldfield) V26 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 8/89 PB into store.. 8/89 HT ..change store (Holloway) 10/89 sold to Ensign Bus & Coach (Purfleet) JOV 777P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4777 (Sutton Coldfield) V27 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 7/87 PB transfer, into service (Potters Bar) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1989 PB 10/90 PB into store 1/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 4/91 bought by Kettlewell, Retford 6/94 Kettlewell c8/01 bought for preservation JOV 778P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4778 (Sutton Coldfield) V28 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1/90 PB into store.. 2/90 PB ..and out 8/90 PB into store 1/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 4/91 bought by A.Scutt & Sons, Owston Ferry 6/94 Scutt JOV 779P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4779 (Sutton Coldfield) V29 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 7/87 PB transfer, into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 9/87 PB into store.. 9/87 EW ..change store.. 9/87 HD ....into service, Harrow Buses 2/88 HD 8/90 HD withdrawn.. 8/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 11/90 bought by Smith, Patna, Ayrshire 6/94 Smith JOV 780P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4780 (Sutton Coldfield) V30 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 7/87 PB transfer, into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1989 PB 8/90 PB used on W8 10/90 PB into store 1/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 4/91 bought by Kettlewell, Retford 6/94 Kettlewell cannibalised c8/01 underframe and shell bought for preservation spares JOV 781P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V31 10/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 11/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 4/88 HD into store 5/88 HD ..and out 3/90 HD withdrawn into store.. 3/90 FW ..change store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought for preservation by Midland Ailsa-Volvo group 6/94 preserved by 1/95 bought by Trailways, Sutton Coldfield Film & TV Transport Services, Redditch JOV 782P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V32 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1/90 PB withdrawn into store 2/90 FW change store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought by Berol Pens Ltd, Reading 9/94 Lambeth Council: mobile library bought by Lambeth College, London: MITTU: Mobile Information Technology Training Unit 2002 MITTU 1/08 still at Norbury, apparently disused JOV 783P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V33 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 HD trainer (Harrow Weald) 10/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses, for 114, 140, 183, 340 11/87 HD into store 1/88 HD ..and out 2/88 HD 1989 HD 11/90 HD withdrawn.. 11/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 3/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels by 9/92 bought by Highland Omnibus 9/92 out-stationed at Roy Bridge 6/94 bought by McMenemy (Ardrossan): A1 bought by Black Prince, Morley c1995 Black Prince, blue/white 4/96 still with Black Prince 1996 bought by 4738 Socity for spares (for V38) JOV 784P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V34 9/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 9/87 HD change store, then service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 1/88 HD into store 2/88 HD ..and out 1989 HD 10/90 HD withdrawn.. 10/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 9/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 11/92 bought by Silver Fox, Renfrew 6/94 Silver Fox JOV 785P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V35 9/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 9/87 HD change store, then service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 6/90 HD withdrawn.. 6/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 sold to Wombwell Diesels 3/94 sold to PVS (Carlton) JOV 786P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V36 9/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 9/87 HD change store, then service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 3/90 HD withdrawn into store.. 3/90 FW ..change store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought for preservation by Midland Ailsa-Volvo group 6/94 RSF Coaches, Walsall JOV 787P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V37 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 9/87 HD change store, then service, Harrow Buses 10/87 PB transfer into store, then service 2/88 PB 11/89 PB into store 2/90 sold to Ensign Bus & Coach, Purfleet 6/90 sold to PVS (Carlton) JOV 738P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4738 V38 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 7/87 PB transfer, into service (Potters Bar) 9/87 HD change store, then service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 PB 7/89 PB into store: damaged n/s front window pillar 7/89 HT change store (Holloway) 10/89 bought for preservation by 4738 group repaired, rallied in London Northern livery 9/93 moved to BaMMOT, Wythall by 4738 group 6/94 preserved 2/99 restored and repainted to original WMPTE condition and livery 1/00 Class 5 MOT 9/05 at Showbus, Duxford 7/14 active at Potters Bar Open Day JOV 739P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V39 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 7/87 PB transfer, into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1989 PB 9/90 PB into store 9/90 sold to Wombwell Diesels by 11/91 bought by Patterson, Kilbirnie 6/94 Patterson & Brown, Kilbirnie JOV 740P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V40 10/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 11/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 PB 8/90 PB into store 8/90 bought by Skills Motor Services 8/91 bought by Tame Valley Travel 3/92 to West Midlands Travel 5/92 sold to Doncaster Bus Breakers 3/93 Doncaster Bus Breakers JOV 741P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V41 10/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 11/87 PB into service (Potters Bar) 12/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340.. 12/87 to store at Ensign Bus 1/88 HD ..and out 2/88 HD 7/90 HD withdrawn.. 7/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 1/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 4/91 bought by Taylor's Coaches, Morley 3/93 repainted, reinstated 6/94 Taylor's Coaches 10/94 bought by Abbott's of Leeming 4/01 Martindale, Ferryhill (Co.Durham) JOV 742P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V42 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1/90 PB into store 5/90 PB ..and out 7/90 PB withdrawn.. 7/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 sold to Wombwell Diesels 12/90 bought by Aaron Travel, Rainhill 12/93 bought by Taylors Coaches, Leeds 6/94 Taylor's Coaches 10/94 bought by Abbott's of Leeming 4/01 Abbotts, Leeming (N.Yorks) JOV 743P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V43 10/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 11/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 6/90 HD withdrawn.. 6/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought by Jones, Blaenau Ffestiniog 6/94 Express Motors, Bontnewydd JOV 744P 1976 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V44 9/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 9/87 HD change store, then service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 1989 HD 10/90 HD withdrawn.. 10/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 3/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 5/92 Wombwell: on hire to Kingfisher Buses, Redditch 9/93 bought by Clyde Coast Services, Ardrossan 6/94 Clyde Coast Services JOV 745P 2/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V45 9/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 9/87 HD change store, then service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 11/87 HD into store 2/88 HD ..and out 1989 HD 10/90 HD withdrawn.. 10/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 9/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 3/93 still at Wombwell Diesels 3/94 bought by Black Prince, Morley for spares 3/94 reinstated, Black Prince 6/94 Black Prince 7/95 rear end Nova ad. 4/96 with Black Prince JOV 746P 2/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4746 V46 9/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 9/87 HD change store, then service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 11/87 HD into store 2/88 HD 3/88 EW change store 4/88 HD ..and out 6/90 HD withdrawn.. 6/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought by Tameside Travel, Birmingham, Nottingham 10/90 in green/cream (Your Friendly Bus) livery RSF Coaches 1/92 bought by MetroWest, Coseley 7/93 bought by Black Prince, Morley 3/94 loaned to Taylors Coaches, Leeds 6/94 Taylor's Coaches 7/94 in plum/custard 1994 bridge collision: deroofed: fitted with roof from V25 c2/96 on loan to Miramare, Morley by 4/96 sold to Wigley (Carlton) JOV 747P new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V47 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 2/88 PB 10/89 PB into store 2/90 sold to Ensign Bus & Coach, Purfleet 6/90 sold to PVS (Carlton) JOV 748P 2/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V48 9/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 9/87 HD change store, then service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 6/90 HD withdrawn.. 6/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought by Black Prince, Morley repainted in plum/custard 6/94 Black Prince PWR 287P reregistered 9/96 sold to Ripley (Carlton) JOV 749P 2/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V49 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 7/87 PB transfer, trainer, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 9/87 PB into store.. 9/87 EW ..change store 10/87 PB transfer 2/88 PB 8/90 PB into store 12/90 bought by Aaron Travel, Rainhill 12/92 bought by Highland Scottish Omnibuses, Inverness 10/93 bought by Ayrshire Bus Owners (A1 Service) 6/94 McMenemy (Ardrossan): A1 bought by Black Prince, Morley 6/95 used in blue/white AI Service livery 4/96 with Black Prince bought by Darwin & Patrickson, Middleton JOV 750P new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4750 V50 10/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 11/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 1988 HD used on 183 1989 HD 11/90 HD withdrawn.. 11/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 3/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels by 9/94 bought by CBH Partners, SW1: mobile exhibition unit for Sega Games 9/94 bought by Black Prince, Morley 10/94 sold to Ripley (Carlton) JOV 751P new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V51 12/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 12/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 7/90 HD withdrawn.. 7/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 sold to Wombwell Diesels JOV 752P new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V52 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 7/87 PB transfer, trainer, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 7/90 PB withdrawn.. 7/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought by McColls Coaches, Bowling 7/92 bought by MacTavish, Dalmuir 3/93 MacTavish 6/94 MacTavish JOV 753P new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F V53 11/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 1/88 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 1989 HD 11/90 HD withdrawn.. 11/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 3/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 7/91 at Collins, Castle Goring, West Sussex by 12/91 at Taylors, Morley 5/92 Wombwell: on hire to Kingfisher Buses, Redditch 6/94 Thame Valley, Hyde, Cheshire bought by 4738 Preservation Group, Birmingham JOV 754P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4754 (Oldbury) V54 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 7/87 PB transfer, into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1989 PB 7/90 FW transfer into store (Fulwell) 8/90 PB 10/90 PB into store 1/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 6/94 Skills, Nottingham JOV 755P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4755 (Oldbury) V55 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 7/87 PB transfer, into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 5/89 PB into store 9/89 sold to PVS (Carlton) JOV 756P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4756 (Oldbury) V56 10/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 11/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 12/90 FW transfer into store (Fulwell) 3/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 11/92 bought by Silver Fox, Renfrew 6/94 Silver Fox JOV 757P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4757 (Oldbury) V57 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 7/87 PB transfer, into service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 5/89 PB into store 7/89 CF change store (Chalk Farm) 10/89 sold to Ensign Bus & Coach (Purfleet) 12/89 bought by Black Prince, Morley repainted red/yellow 1992 in service, Black Prince 6/94 Black Prince 4/96 with Black Prince c9/96 roof damage: withdrawn, cannibalised JOV 758P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4758 (Oldbury) V58 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 9/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 7/88 HD used on 140 1989 HD 11/90 HD withdrawn.. 11/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 1/91 sold to Mr D.Allsop High Wycombe Youth for Christ 6/94 Mr D.Allsop JOV 759P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4759 (Oldbury) V59 11/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 12/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 7/90 HD withdrawn.. 7/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 sold to Wombwell Diesels JOV 760P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4760 (Oldbury) V60 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 HD trainer (Harrow Weald) 9/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 1989 HD 11/90 HD withdrawn.. 11/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 3/91 sold to Wombwell Diesels 5/92 bought by Smith, Prenton 6/94 with Avon Bus & Coacxh, Prenton, Wirral ANC 578A bought by EMS, Greasby taken over by Comfybus, Stockport 8/03 Comfybus JOV 761P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4761 (Oldbury) V61 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 HD trainer (Harrow Weald) 10/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 11/87 HD into store 12/87 EW change store 1/88 HD ..and out 2/88 HD 7/90 HD withdrawn.. 7/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought by Skills, Nottingham 6/94 Skills, Nottingham bought by Westrings, West Wittering JOV 762P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4762 (Oldbury) V62 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 HD trainer (Harrow Weald) 9/87 HD into service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 3/90 HD withdrawn into store.. 3/90 FW ..change store (Fulwell) 8/90 bought by Eagle Travel (Bristol) for spares sold to Wombwell Diesels 7/91 at Collins, Castle Goring, West Sussex 5/92 Wombwell: on hire to Kingfisher Buses, Redditch 7/92 at Reliance (Gravesend) hire to Connor & Graham, Eastington 11/92 bought by Connor & Graham, Eastington Bygone Buses, Biddenden 3/94 bought by Ambassador, Bristol 7/94 bought by Turners, Bristol JOV 763P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4763 (Oldbury) V63 8/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 8/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 10/89 PB into store 11/89 PB ..and out 7/90 PB withdrawn.. 7/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 8/90 sold to Wombwell Diesels 12/90 bought by Aaron Travel, Rainhill 4/93 bought by Rapson, Inverness 10/93 bought by Ayrshire Bus Owners (A1 Service) 6/94 McMenemy (Ardrossan): A1 JOV 764P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4764 (Oldbury) V64 10/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 10/87 HD change store, then service, Harrow Buses for 114, 140, 183, 340 2/88 HD 8/90 HD withdrawn.. 8/90 FW ..into store (Fulwell) 12/90 bought by Aaron Travel, Rainhill 12/93 bought by Taylors Coaches, Leeds 3/94 in white 6/94 Taylor's Coaches 10/94 bought by Abbott's of Leeming 4/01 Abbotts, Leeming (N.Yorks) JOV 765P 4/76 new to West Midlands PTE: Alexander AV, H44/35F, #4760 (Oldbury) V65 7/87 EW bought by London Buses: into store (Edgware) 9/87 PB change store, then service (Potters Bar) for 84, 234, 242, 263, 310A and W8 2/88 PB 1989 PB 9/90 PB into store 9/90 sold to Wombwell Diesels 3/93 still at Wombwell Diesels 9/93 bought by Clyde Coast Services, Ardrossan 6/94 Clyde Coast Services bought by Liddell, Auchinleck, #7

Boro'Line Maidstone

 
     LES 48P     5/76    new to Tayside #111, Volvo Ailsa B55-10S, Alexander H44/31D
                 6/85    withdrawn
                 5/88    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 
911              1/89    bought by Boro'Line Maidstone, #911
                         used on 422, 492 (Crayford) 
                         bought by Maidstone & District
                 6/92    bought by Black Prince, Morley
                         single door; repainted red, dk red, yellow
                 1994    in service, Black Prince 
                      
     NSP 313R    8/76    new to Tayside (Dock Street), #113, H44/31D
                         fitted with Self-Changing Gears GB350, flly automatic CAV Control
                 1977    tested at Chobham Miltary Vehicle Experiment Centre
                 8/85    withdrawn
                         bought by Red Rover, Aylesbury
                 9/88    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
263                      operated by Ensignbus, #263: painted blue/silver
                 9/88    used on 62A
912             12/88    bought by Boro'Line Maidstone, #912
                         used on 422, 492 (Crayford)
                      
     NSP 314R    8/76    new to Tayside (Dock Street), #114, H44/31D
                 8/85    withdrawn
                         bought by Red Rover, Aylesbury
                 9/88    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
264                      operated by Ensignbus, #264
913             12/88    bought by Boro'Line Maidstone, #913
                         used on 422, 492 (Crayford)
                      
     NSP 315R    8/76    new to Tayside (Dock Street), #115, H44/31D
                 8/85    withdrawn
                 5/88    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
914              1/89    bought by Boro'Line Maidstone, #914
                         used on 422, 492 (Crayford)
                         bought by Maidstone & District
                 6/92    bought by Black Prince, Morley
                         single door: painted red, yellow band
                 1994    in service, Black Prince 

     NSP 316R    8/76    new to Tayside (Dock Street), #116, H44/31D
                 8/85    withdrawn
                 1/86    loaned to Strathtay, #SV8
                 3/86    return to Tayside
                 5/88    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
915              1/89    bought by Boro'Line Maidstone, #915
                         used on 422, 492 (Crayford)
                         bought by Maidstone & District
                 6/92    bought by Black Prince, Morley
                 1994    in service, Black Prince 
                      
     NSP 318R    8/76    new to Tayside (Dock Street), #118, H44/31D
                         loaned to Strathtay, #SV8
                 3/86    return to Tayside
                 5/88    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
916              1/89    bought by Boro'Line Maidstone, #916
                         used on 422, 492 (Crayford)
                         bought by Maidstone & District
                 6/92    bought by Black Prince, Morley
                 1994    in service, Black Prince 
                      
     NSP 319R    1976    new to Tayside, H44/31D
                 8/85    withdrawn
                         loaned to Strathtay, #SV8
                 3/86    return to Tayside
                 5/88    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
917              1/89    bought by Boro'Line Maidstone, #917
                         used on 422, 492 (Crayford)
                      
     NSP 322R    8/76    new to Tayside (Dock Street), #122, H44/31D
                 5/88    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
918              1/89    bought by Boro'Line Maidstone, #918
                         used on 422, 492 (Crayford) 
                         bought by Maidstone & District
                 6/92    bought by Black Prince, Morley
                         single door, new front dome (Alexander R-type)
                         repainted red, dk red, yellow
                 1994    in service, Black Prince  

Carousel Buses, High Wycombe


  
     A431 VNY    1/84    new to Cardiff Buses, Volvo Ailsa #83039, Northern Counties #2516, H39/35F
                 8/07    bought by Carousel Buses, High Wycombe
                 8/10    withdrawn
                10/10    sold for scrap
 
     A971 YSX    3/84    new to Fife Scottish, Volvo Ailsa #83063, Alexander #RV9/1683/6, H44/37F
                 2/99    bought by Cardiff Buses #451  
                 8/07    bought by Carousel Buses, High Wycombe
                 8/10    withdrawn
                 3/12    retained by owner after sale of Carousel

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