HSD 73V Technical Information
Leyland Fleetline FE30AGR Chassis Number - 7905633
Alexander AD Body Number - AD19/779/4
Seating - H44/31F
New - 02 July 1980 To Western SMT as DR73
Thank you to "Bus lists on the web" for above information!
Allocation and Livery History
07/1980 Delivered new to Western SMT as DR73 in Red and Cream livery
Allocated to Dumfries Depot.
05/1982 Transferred from Dumfries Depot to Thornliebank depot in exchange for
For a Leyland Leopard.
06/1985 Western Scottishs Northern Depots pass to new Clydeside Scottish Company.
Renumbered M73 still at Thornliebank Depot.
05/1989 Back to Western Scottish ownership as R973. Still allocated to Thornliebank.
10/1991 Passed to new Clydeside 2000 company as 873. Still Thornliebank!.
11/1991 After 9 years at Thornliebank Depot, Transfered to Inchinnan Depot.
09/1992 Transfered back Home again to Thornliebank depot.
11/1993 On the move again, Thornliebank Depot to Johnstone Depot.
06/1994 Re-registered 705 DYE.
08/1994 Allocated once more to Thornliebank Depot.
12/1994 Re-registered WDS 112V.
09/1995 Last move in her 15 year SBG career, Thornliebank to Johnstone Depot.
05/1996 Withdrawn and Sold to North, Sherburn (Dealer)
07/1996 Passed to Watts (TM Travel), Staveley, Derbyshire.
03/2002 Sold to local Derbyshire operator Tim Draper Travel,Tibshelf.
05/2005 Purchased for preservation by Hugh Cumming and John Kennedy.
11/2007 Purchased by K Barclay from J Kennedy.
02/2008 Restoration started including Major Bodywork, Re-panel and paint.
05/2008 Transformation back to Clydeside Scottish M73 complete!
04/2009 Vehicle moves with sister Clydeside Scottish Leopard GCS 50V, To rejoin
the G.V.V.T collection.