Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society: Our vehicle collection

Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society owns a number of vehicles in its own right and is also home to a number of vehicles owned by our members. By owning some vehicles this makes sure that they are not lost to the local area as our members are free to move or sell their own vehicles as they wish.

Taybus Vintage Vehicle Society spent a number of years tracing where significant local vehicles were still being used or stored before approaching the owners to see if they could be acquired for future preservation. Upon successful acquisition the next most important step was to carry out a full vehicle inspection and identify all the possible parts that would be necessary to restore the vehicle as these parts could not be guaranteed to be found years further down the line. This is why parts of a bus roof or the location of a centre door for example have been exposed to allow us to make sure we can get the bus back to original condition once we have raised sufficient funds to undertake the work.
 

Dundee city buses

For many years the city's public transport was provided by Dundee Corporation with services running to and from Shore Terrace at the back of Dundee's Caird Hall. The Transport Department of Dundee Corporation became part of Tayside Regional Council on its formation in 1975 and bus stances scattered across the city centre. The bus operation was set up as an arm’s-length company, Tayside Public Transport Co. Ltd, in 1986. This was sold to its employees in 1991 and then on to National Express Group in 1997, trading first as Travel Dundee followed National Express Dundee and now Xplore Dundee.

Dundee Corporation
1955 Daimler CVG6
ETS964 (184, 69)

Dundee Corporation 1955 Daimler CVG6 ETS964

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Dundee Corporation
1968 Daimler Fleetline
GYJ495G (295)

Dundee Corporation 1968 Daimler Fleetline GYJ495G

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Dundee Corporation
1972 Daimler Fleetline
PYJ461L (161)

Dundee Corporation  1972 Daimler Fleetline PYJ461L

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Dundee Corporation
1975 Daimler Fleetline
GSL908N (120, 180)

Dundee Corporation  1975 Daimler Fleetline GSL908N

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Tayside Region
1976 Volvo Ailsa
NSP326R (126)

Tayside Region 1976 Volvo Ailsa NSP326R

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Tayside Region
1977 Bristol VRT
OSR204R (204)

Tayside Region  1977 Bristol VRT OSR204R

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Tayside Region
1977 Volvo Ailsa
SSN248S (248)

Dundee Corporation  1972 Daimler Fleetline PYJ461L

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Tayside Region
1977 Volvo Ailsa
WTS263T (263)

Dundee Corporation  1975 Daimler Fleetline GSL908N

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Tayside Region
1979 Volvo Ailsa
WTS266T (266)

Tayside Region 1979 Volvo Ailsa WTS266T

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Tayside Region
1979 Volvo Ailsa
WTS272T (272, 300)

Tayside Region  1979 Volvo Ailsa WTS272T

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Tayside Region
1979 Volvo Ailsa
WTS276T (276)

Tayside Region 1979 Volvo Ailsa WTS276T

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Tayside Region
1980 Leyland Leopard
GSL306W (306) / FSL62W

Tayside Region 1980 Leyland Leopard GSL306W

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Tayside Region
1981 Volvo Ailsa
HSR46X (46)

Tayside Region 1981 Volvo Ailsa HSR46X

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Tayside Region
1983 Volvo Ailsa
OSN862Y (62)

Tayside Region  1983 Volvo Ailsa OSN862Y

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Dundee country buses

Dundee's country buses most commonly operated from North Lindsay Street and later the Seagate Bus Station although some also used the outermost stances at Shore Terrace. The giant Walter Alexander & Sons company was split in three in 1961 covering Midland, Fife and Northern areas. In 1978 these companies were rebranded Midland Scottish, Fife Scottish and Northern Scottish. A fourth company called Strathtay Scottish was set up in 1985 from the Tayside operations of Northern Scottish and Midland Scottish as part of a reorganisation of the state-owned Scottish Bus Group. Strathtay was sold to the Yorkshire Traction Company in 1991 and when they sold out to Stagecoach in 2005 Strathtay became part of Stagecoach East Scotland. Strathtay had a base at the Seagate Bus Station with depots at Arbroath, Montrose, Forfar, Blairgowrie, Perth, Crieff and Pitlochry.

Walter Alexander
1958 Leyland Titan PD3
KWG655 (RB194)

Walter Alexander 1958 Leyland Titan PD3 KWG655

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Midland Scottish
1979 Leyland Leopard
ULS330T (MPE330, SL31)

Midland Scottish 1979 Leyland Leopard ULS330T

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Northern Scottish
1980 Leyland Leopard
GSO86V (NPE86, SL36, 536)

Northern Scottish  1980 Leyland Leopard GSO86V

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Fife Scottish
1980 Leyland Leopard
WFS145W (FPE145, MPE453)

Fife Scottish 1980 Leyland Leopard WFS145W

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Midland Scottish
1984 MCW Metrobus
B97PKS (MRM97, SM8, 808)

Midland Scottish 1984 MCW Metrobus B97PKS

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Midland Scottish
1985 MCW Metrobus
B105PKS (MRM105, RM805)

Midland Scottish 1985 MCW Metrobus B105PKS

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Strathtay Scottish
1987 Leyland Olympian
D819EES (SO19, 919)

Strathtay Scottish  1987 Leyland Olympian D819EES

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Strathtay Scottish
1995 Leyland Olympian
M953XES (953, 16883)

Strathtay Scottish  1995 Leyland Olympian M953XES

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In addition other vehicle Leyland National 2 WBW735X was painted into Strathtay Scottish livery to mark the company's thirtieth anniversary in 2015.
 

Other vehicles

This section includes buses new to operators from other areas along with other vintage and ancillary vehicles which are preserved by Taybus and members of the Society.

Grampian Region
1979 Leyland Atlantean
HRS270V (270)

Grampian Region  1979 Leyland Atlantean HRS270V

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Atomic Energy Authority
1982 Leyland National 2
WBW735X / 653GBU

Atomic Energy Authority  1982 Leyland National 2 WBW735X

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Cardiff Bus / bws Caerdydd
1982 Volvo Ailsa
NDW415X (415)

Cardiff Bus / bws Caerdydd 1982 Volvo Ailsa NDW415X

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Ancillary vehicle
Reliance-Mercury tug
Q693GCM

Ancillary vehicle Reliance-Mercury tug Q693GCM

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