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
V38, restored as WMPTE 4738, at Showbus, Duxford 2005.


     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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