• Sister vehicle Volvo Ailsa WTS270T showing the original Tayside Regional Council livery

Vehicle details

Year

1 February 1979

Registration

WTS263T

Fleet number(s)

263

Chassis

Volvo Ailsa Mk I (1.5) (Aa B55-10)

Chassis number

77032

Engine

Volvo TD70A Diesel

Body

Alexander AV22/3977/8

Seating

H44/31D

New to

Tayside Regional Council

Other operators

-

Current owner(s)

Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society members(s)

Current livery

-

Status

Saved, stored safely and parts sourced for future restoration

 

Vehicle history

This bus represents one of the third and final delivery of Mark I Ailsas to Tayside Regional Council. It is one of fifteen vehicles (WTS256T to WTS270T) delivered in February 1979 although the chassis number suggests that it dates from 1977.

WTS263T had a fairly uneventful working life spending most of its time on Fintry routes 32/33. When the bus was withdrawn by Tayside it passed to a farmer in Newtyle for use as a berry bus. It was replaced by an ex-Strathtay MCW Metrobus in 2006 and was bought by a member of the Society in September 2007.
 

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