Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

Researching, preserving and promoting our local road transport heritage

BAH 809X

BAH 809X (TBC 1X)

Chassis: Leyland Leopard

Chassis Number: 8130445

Body: Plaxton

Body Number: 8111LX503

Seating Capacity: C53F

New: November 1981

No.1, a Plaxton Supreme IV express bodied Leyland Leopard, was new to the Gibson Division of Leicester City Transport in November 1981. The coach then spent some time with Nottingham City Transport, Tyne & Wear PTE and Stagecoach where it eventually received the old ‘Western Scottish’ colours for use on the Isle of Arran. It was then semi-retired to the Scottish Bus Museum. It was purchased in 2015 by Routemaster Buses of Nantwich and then sold in March 2016 to a LTHT member with a plan to progressively restore the Leyland coach back to its original appearance in white and maroon livery.