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By 1973, Ulsterbus had been in into existence for six years, and had placed vehicle orders for a total of 474 new buses and coaches in that time. Of that total, fourteen Atlanteans and nine Leopards were not delivered until 1973. Vehicle purchasing policy then changed direction with the decision to purchase 200 lightweight 45 seater buses in 1973/74, the chassis order being split 50/50 between the Bristol LH and Bedford's YRQ model. In the event, the first two of the Bedfords were to receive Duple Dominant coach bodies, the first such examples in the fleet. As with previous batches, the arrival of each group of vehicles was to spill over into the following year, with the last five YRQs arriving in 1975.

Virtually no Leopards arrived in 1973 or 1974 (apart from the nine above), this being the era of British Leyland's ongoing industrial relations problems with its unions. A need for additional 53 seater buses was met by buying 25 of Bedford's YRT model in 1974, these differing from the standard Alexander body fitted to the Leopard by having only an offside emergency door, instead of one on each side of the body as was then usual. Of these YRTs, the final one in Ulsterbus service ran for just nine years. I was to encounter a dozen of these vehicles in their afterlife with Crosson Transport in Drogheda, that company undertaking a series of alterations to them, mainly involving replacing the fibreglass seats with more comfortable units in some of them, and squeezing 57 seats into another. They retained their Ulsterbus livery layout, initially with the blue stripes being repainted red (Citybus style), and then changing to a similar shade of orange to that of Manchester based SELNEC PTE. And how do I know that? Because I had, for a while, an ex SELNEC Atlantean parked alongside them with the intention of restoring it, but that's a story for another telling. Anyway, the shade of orange was the same, that I do know. By late 1991 the last of them had left Crosson's fleet, giving a credible 17 years of life to some of them, not bad for what was originally a non-standard "gap-filler" in the Ulsterbus fleet.

A further policy change occurred in Northern Ireland around this time, with increasing numbers of destroyed buses. Several destroyed buses had what was left of their bodywork removed, the chassis overhauled, and were then sent off to Alexander's for rebodying. In the main this was restricted to Leopards, although a couple of Bristol LHs (and later some Bristol REs) were also done. Unfortunately some vehicles then went on to be destroyed a second time.

Despite these setbacks (virtually unknown to other European bus companies) Ulsterbus did all they could to maintain services. Vehicles nearing the end of their lives were retained as a Reserve fleet to cover losses, while services which were likely to have a higher risk of vehicle loss also tended to be operated by the older members of the fleet, albeit sometimes only on a temporary basis.

From 1975 onwards, further Bristol RELLs were added to the fleet. These differed from the 1969 batch in having Gardner engines, forced air ventilation, two leaf doors, and twin headlights. In total Ulsterbus and Citybus would eventually amass 600 of these buses, with deliveries continuing until 1983.

Finally, one private operator was taken over in 1974, namely Coastal Bus Service of Portrush. Its origins predated Ulsterbus by a year, having taken over some UTA routes in 1966. By 1974 lack of tourist traffic had caught up with it, and it succumbed to its larger neighbour. The acquired fleet included three AEC Reliances, a 1964 Leopard, six 1963/64 Bedford VAL14s, four 1950/51 Leyland Royal Tigers and two 1967 Daimler Roadliners, a mixed, elderly, and potentially troublesome fleet if the newest machines are taken into consideration!


1973

  • 8 CTE 888E Bedford VAS5 - Duple C29F new 4/67; on demonstration from SMT Sales and Service, Glasgow 4/73; returned to SMT 2/74
  • 9 EOI 8060 Leyland National 00187 - Leyland B44D on demonstration from Leyland 10/72; acquired in 1973; r/n 1600 -/73; w/d 10/81; no recorded disposal
  • 928 COI 928 Leyland PDR2/1 7103104 - Alexander (B) H48/37F 451/40 new 7/73; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 930 COI 930 Leyland PDR2/1 7102909 - Alexander (B) H48/37F 451/36 new 4/73; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 933 COI 933 Leyland PDR2/1 7103313 - Alexander (B) H48/37F 451/33 new 3/73; w/d 1/85; to Dillon, Sixmilecross 12/88 as storeshed, believed to be still in use **SURVIVOR**
  • 934 COI 934 Leyland PDR2/1 7103314 - Alexander (B) H48/37F 451/32 new 3/73; w/d 10/85; to Dillon, Sixmilecross 12/88 as storeshed, believed to be still in use **SURVIVOR**
  • 941 COI 941 Leyland PDR2/1 7104684 - Alexander (B) H48/35F 451/29 new 1/73; destroyed in Lurgan 9/73 and sold for scrap 9/76
  • 942 COI 942 Leyland PDR2/1 7104685 - Alexander (B) H48/35F 451/30 new 2/73; destroyed in Lurgan 9/73 and sold for scrap 11/74
  • 943 COI 943 Leyland PDR2/1 7104180 - Alexander (B) H48/35F 451/31 new 2/73; destroyed in Lurgan 9/73 and sold for scrap 11/74
  • 944 COI 944 Leyland PDR2/1 7104431 - Alexander (B) H48/35F 451/27 new 1/73; destroyed in Omagh 7/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 945 COI 945 Leyland PDR2/1 7104687 - Alexander (B) H48/35F 451/28 new 1/73; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap 4/89
  • 946 COI 946 Leyland PDR2/1 7103793 - Alexander (B) H48/35F 451/34 new 4/73; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 947 COI 947 Leyland PDR2/1 7103790 - Alexander (B) H48/35F 451/35 new 4/73; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 948 COI 948 Leyland PDR2/1 7103792 - Alexander (B) H48/35F 451/38 new 5/73; w/d 12/88 and sold for scrap 10/89
  • 949 COI 949 Leyland PDR2/1 7104683 - Alexander (B) H48/35F 451/37 new 5/73; destroyed in Pennyburn 7/82 and sold for scrap 9/82
  • 950 COI 950 Leyland PDR2/1 7104430 - Alexander (B) H48/35F 451/39 new 5/73; destroyed in Pennyburn 7/82 and sold for scrap 9/82
  • 1538 DOI 1538 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7105281 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/86 new 1/73; w/d 3/86; to Lough Swilly 301 3/87; r/r 73 DL 1 9/87; w/d by 6/98 and sold for scrap 4/02
  • 1545 DOI 1545 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7200638 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/82 new 1/73; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 10/82
  • 1577 DOI 1577 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7201246 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/88 new 2/73; w/d 3/88; to Northern Ireland Fire Authority, Derry by 9/90; sold for scrap 2/91
  • 1580 DOI 1580 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7200202 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/83 new 1/73; w/d 8/88 and sold for scrap 5/90
  • 1581 DOI 1581 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7200291 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/87 new 1/73; destroyed in Belfast 8/84 and sold for scrap by 12/84
  • 1585 DOI 1585 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7200102 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/90 new 2/73; w/d 3/86; to Halpenny, Blackrock 11/86; r/r 73 LH 1 1/87; sold for scrap by 5/92
  • 1586 DOI 1586 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7200031 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/89 new 2/73; w/d 6/88 and sold for scrap 11/89
  • 1587 DOI 1587 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7105277 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/85 new 1/73; w/d 10/87 following accident and sold for scrap by 2/88
  • 1588 DOI 1588 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7200643 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/84 new 1/73; w/d 6/86; to Eurocoach, Bexleyheath 8/89; became a motorhome in Bletchingley by 12/92 **SURVIVOR**??
  • 1601 FOI 1601 Bristol LH6L LH761 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/16 new 6/73; w/d 2/85 and sold for scrap 11/85
  • 1602 FOI 1602 Bristol LH6L LH763 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/21 new 7/73; w/d 11/85 following accident damage and sold for scrap 4/86
  • 1603 FOI 1603 Bristol LH6L LH769 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/19 new 8/73; used as staff bus 5/82; driver trainer 5/84 to 3/88; w/d 3/88 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1604 FOI 1604 Bristol LH6L LH770 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/68 new 7/73; towbus 7/87 to 1/89; w/d 1/89 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 1605 FOI 1605 Bristol LH6L LH771 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/38 new 9/73; w/d 10/81 and sold for scrap 5/83
  • 1607 FOI 1607 Bristol LH6L LH787 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/61 new 12/73; w/d 9/82; to Sureline, Lurgan 1/84; to Ulsterbus 682 6/87; not used and sold for scrap 10/88
  • 1608 FOI 1608 Bristol LH6L LH783 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/50 new 12/73; driver trainer 5/88 to 10/88; w/d 10/88; to Trimdon Motor Services 2/89 for spare parts
  • 1609 FOI 1609 Bristol LH6L LH759 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/27 new 8/73; w/d 6/82; to Sureline, Lurgan 2/83; sold for scrap 10/86
  • 1610 FOI 1610 Bristol LH6L LH758 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/26 new 8/73; w/d 4/81 and sold for scrap 8/81
  • 1611 FOI 1611 Bristol LH6L LH753 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/7 new 5/73; w/d 3/81 and sold for scrap 8/81
  • 1612 FOI 1612 Bristol LH6L LH762 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/13 new 7/73; destroyed in Rathfriland 12/79 and sold for scrap 1/80
  • 1613 FOI 1613 Bristol LH6L LH792 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/51 new 12/73; destroyed in Newry 8/74 and sold for scrap 11/74
  • 1614 FOI 1614 Bristol LH6L LH785 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/39 new 9/73; w/d 4/86 and sold for scrap 3/88
  • 1615 FOI 1615 Bristol LH6L LH786 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/52 new 11/73; w/d 7/77 following accident damage and sold for scrap 2/78
  • 1616 FOI 1616 Bristol LH6L LH784 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/42 new 9/73; destroyed in Rathfriland 12/79 and sold for scrap 1/80
  • 1617 FOI 1617 Bristol LH6L LH789 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/55 new 11/73; destroyed in Rathfriland 12/79 and sold for scrap 1/80
  • 1618 FOI 1618 Bristol LH6L LH788 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/29 new 8/73; destroyed in Newry 8/78 and sold for scrap 9/78
  • 1619 FOI 1619 Bristol LH6L LH790 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/36 new 9/73; destroyed in Rathfriland 12/79 and sold for scrap 1/80
  • 1620 FOI 1620 Bristol LH6L LH791 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/40 new 9/73; used as driver trainer 10/85; w/d 10/85; to storeshed at Antrim 10/85 and sold for scrap 10/89
  • 1621 FOI 1621 Bristol LH6L LH803 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/32 new 9/73; w/d 9/83; to Sureline, Lurgan 2/84; to Ulsterbus 683 6/87; not used; to Wharton, Crossdoney 9/87; r/r 73 CN 11 9/87; w/d and derelict by 4/96
  • 1622 FOI 1622 Bristol LH6L LH804 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/63 new 12/73; driver trainer 3/83 to 10/84; w/d 10/84 and sold for scrap by 7/87
  • 1623 FOI 1623 Bristol LH6L LH806 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/62 new 11/73; driver trainer 4/84; w/d 4/84 and sold for scrap 11/85
  • 1624 FOI 1624 Bristol LH6L LH809 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/46 new 10/73; towbus 1/87 to 5/88; w/d 5/88 and sold for scrap by 9/88
  • 1625 FOI 1625 Bristol LH6L LH805 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/45 new 10/73; destroyed in Rathfriland 12/79 and sold for scrap 1/80
  • 1626 FOI 1626 Bristol LH6L LH808 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/64 new 12/73; destroyed in Rathfriland 12/79 and sold for scrap 1/80
  • 1627 FOI 1627 Bristol LH6L LH807 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/53 new 12/73; destroyed in Rathfriland 12/79 and sold for scrap 1/80
  • 1628 FOI 1628 Bristol LH6L LH810 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/44 new 10/73; destroyed in Rathfriland 12/79 and sold for scrap 1/80
  • 1629 FOI 1629 Bristol LH6L LH691 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/1 new 5/73; driver trainer 11/88 to 6/89; w/d 6/89; to Irish Transport Trust 7/89 **SURVIVOR** Preserved in early 1970s Ulsterbus livery
  • 1630 FOI 1630 Bristol LH6L LH718 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/4 new 5/73; driver trainer 3/85 to 8/86; w/d 8/86 and sold for scrap by 11/87
  • 1631 FOI 1631 Bristol LH6L LH713 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/10 new 6/73; w/d 11/84 and sold for scrap 11/85
  • 1633 FOI 1633 Bristol LH6L LH730 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/12 new 6/73; w/d 1/84; to Sureline, Lurgan 11/84; stripped for spares and sold for scrap 6/86
  • 1634 FOI 1634 Bristol LH6L LH731 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/6 new 6/73; w/d 10/84; to Sureline, Lurgan 12/84; to Ulsterbus 684 6/87; not used and sold for scrap 10/88
  • 1635 FOI 1635 Bristol LH6L LH706 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/31 new 9/73; w/d 3/87 and sold for scrap 3/88
  • 1636 FOI 1636 Bristol LH6L LH707 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/8 new 6/73; towbus 6/86 to 7/89; w/d 7/89 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 1637 FOI 1637 Bristol LH6L LH727 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/14 new 7/73; towbus 6/86 to 7/95; w/d 7/95 and sold for scrap 7/95
  • 1638 FOI 1638 Bristol LH6L LH728 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/11 new 6/73; driver trainer 4/88 to 9/88; w/d 9/88 and sold for scrap 5/90
  • 1639 FOI 1639 Bristol LH6L LH748 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/3 new 6/73; w/d 6/87 and sold for scrap by 10/87
  • 1640 FOI 1640 Bristol LH6L LH737 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/2 new 5/73; w/d 6/84; to Sureline, Lurgan 11/84; sold for scrap 10/86
  • 1641 FOI 1641 Bristol LH6L LH740 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/5 new 5/73; towbus 9/85 to 5/88; w/d 5/88 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1642 FOI 1642 Bristol LH6L LH736 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/9 new 6/73; driver trainer ?/?? to 8/88; w/d 8/88; to Trimdon Motor Services 2/89 for spare parts
  • 1643 FOI 1643 Bristol LH6L LH741 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/34 new 9/73; w/d 4/83; to Sureline, Lurgan 4/83; to Ulsterbus 685 6/87; not used and sold for scrap 10/88
  • 1644 FOI 1644 Bristol LH6L LH742 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/15 new 7/73; destroyed in Derry 3/84 and sold for scrap 7/84
  • 1646 FOI 1646 Bristol LH6L LH749 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/17 new 7/73; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap by 1/88
  • 1647 FOI 1647 Bristol LH6L LH751 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/28 new 8/73; w/d 6/82; to Sureline, Lurgan 2/83; to Ulsterbus 686 6/87; not used and sold for scrap 10/88
  • 1648 FOI 1648 Bristol LH6L LH752 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/24 new 7/73; w/d 6/84; to Sureline, Lurgan 11/84; to Ulsterbus 687 6/87; not used; to Chambers, Moneymore 7/87; to Rooney, Hilltown 11/89; scrapped by 3/92
  • 1649 FOI 1649 Bristol LH6L LH773 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/18 new 7/73; w/d 4/83; to Sureline, Lurgan 4/83; to Ulsterbus 688 6/87; not used and sold for scrap 7/88
  • 1650 FOI 1650 Bristol LH6L LH774 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/56 new 12/73; destroyed in Derry 5/81 and sold for scrap 6/81
  • 1651 FOI 1651 Bristol LH6L LH775 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/20 new 7/73; w/d 10/84 and sold for scrap 11/85
  • 1652 FOI 1652 Bristol LH6L LH776 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/25 new 8/73; w/d 2/84; to Sureline, Lurgan 11/84; sold for scrap 6/87
  • 1653 FOI 1653 Bristol LH6L LH777 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/59 new 12/73; staff bus 6/84 to 10/85; w/d 10/85 and sold for scrap 7/86
  • 1654 FOI 1654 Bristol LH6L LH778 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/22 new 8/73; w/d 11/85; to Trimdon Motor Services 2/89 for spare parts
  • 1655 FOI 1655 Bristol LH6L LH779 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/23 new 7/73; w/d 4/83 following accident damage; to Sureline, Lurgan 11/84; stripped for spares and sold for scrap 6/86
  • 1656 FOI 1656 Bristol LH6L LH780 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/30 new 8/73; destroyed in Dungiven 11/74 and scrapped at Magherafelt -/79
  • 1657 FOI 1657 Bristol LH6L LH782 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/67 new 12/73; w/d 6/83 and sold for scrap 11/85
  • 1659 FOI 1659 Bristol LH6L LH793 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/49 new 10/73; w/d 10/85; to Trimdon Motor Services 2/89 for spare parts
  • 1660 FOI 1660 Bristol LH6L LH794 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/35 new 9/73; driver trainer 3/83 to 3/85; w/d 3/85 and sold for scrap 7/86
  • 1661 FOI 1661 Bristol LH6L LH796 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/47 new 10/73; destroyed in Derry 5/83 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 1662 FOI 1662 Bristol LH6L LH795 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/69 new 12/73; driver trainer 2/84 to 10/86; w/d 10/86 and sold for scrap by 11/87
  • 1663 FOI 1663 Bristol LH6L LH797 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/33 new 9/73; driver trainer 4/84 to 5/84; w/d 5/84 and sold for scrap 11/85
  • 1664 FOI 1664 Bristol LH6L LH798 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/43 new 9/73; destroyed in Ballymoney 10/74; rebuilt as 1664 (SOI 6664) 2/79; w/d 9/88 and sold for scrap 9/94
  • 1665 FOI 1665 Bristol LH6L LH799 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/41 new 9/73; w/d 10/78 following accident damage and scrapped at Magherafelt 1979
  • 1667 FOI 1667 Bristol LH6L LH801 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/60 new 11/73; destroyed in Ballymena 2/77 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1668 FOI 1668 Bristol LH6L LH802 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/37 new 9/73; destroyed in Portglenone 6/82 and sold for scrap 8/82
  • 1669 FOI 1669 Bristol LH6L LH811 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/48 new 10/73; destroyed in Portglenone 6/82 and sold for scrap 8/82
  • 1670 FOI 1670 Bristol LH6L LH812 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/57 new 12/73; destroyed in Derry 9/82 and sold for scrap 9/82
  • 1671 FOI 1671 Bristol LH6L LH813 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/54 new 12/73; driver trainer 4/88 to 6/88; w/d 6/88 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1675 FOI 1675 Bristol LH6L LH821 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/70 new 12/73; w/d 2/87 and sold for scrap 11/89
  • 1679 FOI 1679 Bristol LH6L LH825 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/82 new 12/73; destroyed 8/78 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1680 FOI 1680 Bristol LH6L LH824 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/79 new 12/73; destroyed in Derry 6/83 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1682 FOI 1682 Bristol LH6L LH835 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/74 new 12/73; destroyed in Ballymena 2/77 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1694 FOI 1694 Bristol LH6L LH865 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/80 new 12/73; w/d 11/86 and sold for scrap by 1/88

Rebodied vehicles:

  • 1324 4024 WZ Leyland PSU3A/4R 900040 - Potter DP49F new -/69; destroyed in Ballynahinch 7/72; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 3/73; destroyed (again) in Smithfield 6/78 and sold for scrap 6/78
  • 1373 BOI 1373 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7003409 - Alexander (B) DP49F 448/32 new 1/71; destroyed in Claudy 4/72; rebodied Alexander (B) DP49F 8/73; w/d 10/87 and sold for scrap by 9/88
  • 1380 BOI 1380 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7003689 - Alexander (B) DP49F 448/26 new 12/70; destroyed in Hilltown 3/72; rebodied Alexander (B) DP49F 7/73; w/d 10/86; to Halpenny, Blackrock 11/86; r/r 78 LH 6 1/87; sold for scrap by 4/91
  • 1398 BOI 1398 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7100057 - Alexander (B) DP49F 448/50 new 3/71; destroyed in Newry 10/71; rebodied Alexander (B) DP49F 5/73; w/d ?/??; used as storeshed at Lisburn; sold for scrap by 1/94
  • 1400 BOI 1400 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7100159 - Alexander (B) DP49F 448/44 new 2/71; destroyed in Lurgan 1/72; rebodied Alexander (B) DP49F 1/73; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1419 COI 1419 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7101553 - Alexander (B) B53F new 5/71; destroyed in Strabane 11/71; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 3/73; w/d 11/85 and sold for scrap by 11/87
  • 1423 COI 1423 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7101851 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/71; destroyed in Cookstown or Carrickmore 1/72; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 3/73; w/d 3/87 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1428 COI 1428 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7102240 - Alexander (B) B53F new 7/71; destroyed in Magherafelt 1/72; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 2/73; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1429 COI 1429 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7102239 - Alexander (B) B53F new 1971; destroyed in Magherafelt 1/72; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 2/73; destroyed (again) in Lisburn 2/80 and sold for scrap 8/81
  • 1441 COI 1441 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7102387 - Alexander (B) B53F new 9/71; destroyed in Strabane 11/71; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 2/73; w/d ?/?? and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1455 DOI 3455 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7104208 - Alexander (B) DP49F ???/9 new 10/71; destroyed in Ballynahinch 7/72; rebodied Alexander (B) DP49F 4/73; destroyed (again) in Twinbrook 11/77 and sold for scrap 4/78
  • 1525 DOI 1525 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7201809 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/48 new 6/72; destroyed in Drumaness 6/72 (after only five days service); rebodied Alexander B53F 3/73; destroyed (again) in Belfast 1/74 and sold for scrap ?/??

Halpenny, Blackrock acquired three ex Ulsterbus Leopards including the former 1585 seen in Dundalk on February 9th 1987, alongside a rare Northern Counties Leopard new to Southdown. The latter was later returned to Sussex and restored to original condition.

Following on from the 1967 Bedfords and the 1968 Bristol LHs, 100 more Bristols were placed in service in 1973. 1622 is seen in the early 1980s after being added to the Ulsterbus driving school. Note that these, the Bedford YRQs and the Bedford YRTs all had a front grille similar to Falkirk bodywork, even though they were products of the Mallusk plant.


1974

  • 227 WDK 951 AEC Reliance 2MU3RA2927 - Duple Midland C41F DM499/AEC/16 new 6/60 (to Yelloway, Rochdale); ex Robinson, Portrush 4/74; w/d 4/74 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 228 2155 VP AEC Reliance 2MU3RA2871 - Plaxton C41F 592788 new 12/59 (to Bowen, Birmingham); ex Robinson, Portrush 4/74; w/d 4/74 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 229 327 NMP AEC Reliance 4MU3RA2402 - Park Royal B54F B48740 new 3/62 (to AEC, Southall); ex Robinson, Portrush 4/74; w/d -/78 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 500 AWT 295B Leyland PSU3/3RT L04103 - Duple Northern C51F 153/1 new 4/64 (to Gillard, Normanton); ex Robinson, Portrush 12 4/74; to Lough Swilly 148 12/76; w/d 5/80; to Lanes Coalyard, Derry by 9/80; w/d by 6/91
  • 577 HOI 577 (TPT 445K) Bedford VAS5 2T470837 - Duple C29F 248/5 new 3/72 (to Johnson, Chester-le-Street); ex Earnside, Glenfarg 1974; w/d 1/80; to Cassidy, Scotstown 6/80; r/r ZBI 492 6/80; w/d by 6/83 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1271 CTD 324B Bedford VAL14 1347 - Duple C52F 1172/61 new 4/64 (as Robinson, Great Harwood 124); ex Robinson, Portrush 17 2/74; w/d 10/74; to Rea Racing, Templepatrick by 6/76; to McCauley, Cargan ?/??; sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1272 BWE 755B Bedford VAL14 1426 - Duple C52F 1172/86 new 6/64 (to Sims, Sheffield); ex Robinson, Portrush 18 2/74; w/d 7/74 and scrapped ?/??
  • 1273 AWT 351B Bedford VAL14 1259 - Duple C52F 1172/7 new 3/64 (to Store, Stainforth); ex Robinson, Portrush 19 2/74; w/d 10/74; to Keenan, Bellurgan by 3/76; to Sillan, Shercock 1977; sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1274 SRN 920 Bedford VAL14 1048 - Duple C49F 1158/15 new 3/63 (to Majestic, Preston); ex Robinson, Portrush 20 2/74; w/d 5/74; to Lavery, Crumlin 3/76; sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1275 22 JOC Bedford VAL14 1033 - Duple C49F 1158/5 new 3/63 (to Stockland, Birmingham); ex Robinson, Portrush 10 2/74; not used; to Bell, Newtownards 4/74; sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1276 23 JOC Bedford VAL14 1047 - Duple C49F 1158/40 new 5/63 (to Stockland, Birmingham); ex Robinson, Portrush 11 2/74; not used and sold for scrap 10/74
  • 1300 CIA 3000 (LYY 827D) AEC Swift MP2R011 - Marshall B48F B3940 new -/66 (to AEC, Southall); ex Robinson, Portrush 6 2/74; w/d 9/75; to Citybus 1300 9/75; not used; to Jackson, Cavan 4/76; sold for scrap by 2/80
  • 1606 FOI 1606 Bristol LH6L LH772 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/58 new 1/74; w/d 12/86 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1632 FOI 1632 Bristol LH6L LH729 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/65 new 2/74; w/d 3/86 and sold for scrap by 9/86
  • 1645 FOI 1645 Bristol LH6L LH743 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/95 new 3/74; driver trainer 5/88 to 6/88; w/d 6/88; to Trimdon Motor Services 2/89 for spare parts
  • 1658 FOI 1658 Bristol LH6L LH781 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/94 new 2/74; destroyed in Derry 4/82 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1666 FOI 1666 Bristol LH6L LH800 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/66 new 2/74; w/d 1/82 and sold for scrap 2/85
  • 1672 FOI 1672 Bristol LH6L LH814 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/78 new 2/74; towbus 6/88 to 11/88; w/d 11/88 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1673 FOI 1673 Bristol LH6L LH818 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/71 new 2/74; w/d 10/87 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1674 FOI 1674 Bristol LH6L LH819 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/81 new 1/74; w/d 12/86; to Trimdon Motor Services 2/89 for spare parts
  • 1676 FOI 1676 Bristol LH6L LH820 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/87 new 2/74; destroyed in Derry 1/83 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1677 FOI 1677 Bristol LH6L LH823 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/76 new 2/74; destroyed in Derry 2/85 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 1678 FOI 1678 Bristol LH6L LH822 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/84 new 2/74; destroyed in Pennyburn 9/82 and sold for scrap 2/85
  • 1681 FOI 1681 Bristol LH6L LH831 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/89 new 2/74; w/d 4/83; to Sureline, Lurgan 1/84; to Ulsterbus 689 6/87; not used; to Wharton, Crossdoney 9/87; to seat store by 9/88; to O'Brien, Portlaoise by 6/98; scrapped for spares
  • 1683 FOI 1683 Bristol LH6L LH826 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/91 new 3/74; w/d 6/87; to Trimdon Motor Services 2/89 for spare parts
  • 1684 FOI 1684 Bristol LH6L LH836 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/75 new 1/74; destroyed in Derry 8/83 and sold for scrap 8/83
  • 1685 FOI 1685 Bristol LH6L LH843 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/83 new 1/74; w/d 1/88 and sold for scrap by 12/88
  • 1686 FOI 1686 Bristol LH6L LH830 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/73 new 1/74; w/d 11/88; to Trimdon Motor Services 2/89 for spare parts
  • 1687 FOI 1687 Bristol LH6L LH842 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/88 new 3/74; driver trainer 7/88 to 9/94; w/d 9/94 and sold for scrap 9/95
  • 1688 FOI 1688 Bristol LH6L LH849 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/72 new 2/74; destroyed in Glarryford 5/81 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1689 FOI 1689 Bristol LH6L LH850 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/92 new 6/74; w/d 6/88 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1690 FOI 1690 Bristol LH6L LH851 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/85 new 2/74; destroyed in Ballymoney 10/74 and scrapped at Magherafelt 1979
  • 1691 FOI 1691 Bristol LH6L LH857 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/90 new 2/74; w/d 12/85 following accident damage and sold for scrap 4/86
  • 1692 FOI 1692 Bristol LH6L LH858 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/77 new 2/74; destroyed in Kilrea 10/74; rebodied Alexander (B) B45F 536/1 12/78; driver trainer 1/88 to 6/88; w/d 6/88 and sold for scrap by 5/93
  • 1693 FOI 1693 Bristol LH6L LH859 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/93 new 1/74; destroyed in Ballymena 2/77 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1695 FOI 1695 Bristol LH6L LH869 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/86 new 2/74; destroyed in Derry 2/86 and sold for scrap 5/86
  • 1696 FOI 1696 Bristol LH6L LH866 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/96 new 2/74; w/d 3/87; to Trimdon Motor Services 2/89 for spare parts
  • 1697 FOI 1697 Bristol LH6L LH872 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/97 new 7/74; destroyed in Derry 4/82 and sold for scrap 9/82
  • 1698 FOI 1698 Bristol LH6L LH873 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/100 new 6/74; w/d 10/85; to Trimdon Motor Services 2/89 for spare parts
  • 1699 FOI 1699 Bristol LH6L LH878 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/99 new 6/74; driver trainer 3/87; w/d 3/87 and sold for scrap 10/93
  • 1700 FOI 1700 Bristol LH6L LH879 - Alexander (B) B45F 838/98 new 6/74; destroyed in Derry 1/83 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1701 HOI 1701 Bedford YRQ DW452166 - Duple C45F 415/2050 new 3/74; burnt out 6/80 and sold for scrap 1/81
  • 1702 HOI 1702 Bedford YRQ DW452138 - Duple C45F 415/2051 new 3/74; destroyed in Great Victoria Street 12/77 and sold for scrap 4/78
  • 1703 HOI 1703 Bedford YRQ DW450005 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/10 new 9/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 10/82
  • 1704 HOI 1704 Bedford YRQ DW450006 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/15 new 6/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 10/82
  • 1705 HOI 1705 Bedford YRQ DW451820 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/9 new 8/74; burnt out 6/82 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1706 HOI 1706 Bedford YRQ DW451821 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/3 new 6/74; towbus 11/88 to 5/89; w/d 5/89 and sold for scrap 10/90
  • 1707 HOI 1707 Bedford YRQ DW451822 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/6 new 6/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1708 HOI 1708 Bedford YRQ DW451823 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/7 new 11/74; w/d 8/87 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 1709 HOI 1709 Bedford YRQ DW451284 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/35 new 9/74; destroyed 8/76 and sold for scrap 4/78
  • 1710 HOI 1710 Bedford YRQ DW451825 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/4 new 9/74; w/d 6/82; used as storeshed 6/82 to 4/84 and sold for scrap 6/86
  • 1711 HOI 1711 Bedford YRQ DW451938 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/12 new 7/74; destroyed in Dungannon 10/76 and sold for scrap 1/77
  • 1712 HOI 1712 Bedford YRQ DW452013 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/13 new 7/74; destroyed in Monaghan 5/81; to Crosson, Drogheda 6/82 for spare parts; broken up for scrap -/83
  • 1713 HOI 1713 Bedford YRQ DW452067 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/22 new 7/74; burnt out 6/76 and sold for scrap 9/76
  • 1714 HOI 1714 Bedford YRQ DW452125 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/1 new 6/74; w/d 1/89 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 1715 HOI 1715 Bedford YRQ DW452130 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/56 new 10/74; destroyed in Donaghadee 8/80 and sold for scrap 10/80
  • 1716 HOI 1716 Bedford YRQ DW452134 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/28 new 9/74; towbus from 7/85; w/d by 7/95 and sold for scrap 7/95
  • 1717 HOI 1717 Bedford YRQ DW453217 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/19 new 9/74; w/d 9/84; to Citybus 1717 12/84; towbus 12/84 to 9/94; w/d 9/94 and sold for scrap 10/94
  • 1719 HOI 1719 Bedford YRQ DW452721 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/48 new 10/74; w/d 2/88 and sold for scrap 9/88
  • 1720 HOI 1720 Bedford YRQ DW452173 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/11 new 9/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1721 HOI 1721 Bedford YRQ DW452180 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/11 new 9/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/82; to Crosson, Drogheda 4/82 for spare parts; broken up for scrap 1982
  • 1722 HOI 1722 Bedford YRQ DW452188 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/5 new 6/74; w/d 2/87 and sold for scrap 9/88
  • 1723 HOI 1723 Bedford YRQ DW452193 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/42 new 12/74; towbus 1/85 to 9/88; w/d 9/88 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 1724 HOI 1724 Bedford YRQ DW452200 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/14 new 9/74; w/d 11/84 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1726 HOI 1726 Bedford YRQ DW452214 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/59 new 10/74; w/d 3/87 and sold for scrap 3/88
  • 1727 HOI 1727 Bedford YRQ DW452219 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/16 new 9/74; w/d 2/89; to Bus Eireann BA1 10/89; r/r 74 D 34 10/89; w/d 9/98 and sold for scrap 11/98
  • 1728 HOI 1728 Bedford YRQ DW452237 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/70 new 11/74; w/d 4/84 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 1729 HOI 1729 Bedford YRQ DW452388 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/18 new 9/74; destroyed in Cappagh 11/74 and sold for scrap ?/?? (first of batch to be withdrawn)
  • 1730 HOI 1730 Bedford YRQ DW452708 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/43 new 11/74; w/d 12/82 following accident damage and sold for scrap 3/84
  • 1731 HOI 1731 Bedford YRQ DW452710 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/8 new 9/74; w/d 12/86 following accident damage and sold for scrap 1987
  • 1732 HOI 1732 Bedford YRQ DW452713 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/34 new 9/74; w/d 4/86 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 1733 HOI 1733 Bedford YRQ DW452719 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/2 new 6/74; w/d 12/84 and sold for scrap 4/86
  • 1734 HOI 1734 Bedford YRQ DW453212 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/45 new 9/74; w/d 5/86 and sold for scrap 7/87
  • 1735 HOI 1735 Bedford YRQ DW453215 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/46 new 9/74; towbus 3/83 to 1/92; w/d 1/92 and sold for scrap 3/92
  • 1736 HOI 1736 Bedford YRQ DW453218 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/39 new 10/74; burnt out 6/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1738 HOI 1738 Bedford YRQ DW453224 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/26 new 9/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1739 HOI 1739 Bedford YRQ DW453375 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/25 new 9/74; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann BA2 10/89; r/r 74 D 35 10/89; w/d 10/93 and used for spares; to Spruhan, Bagenalstown 5/98
  • 1740 HOI 1740 Bedford YRQ DW453379 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/37 new 10/74; w/d 9/83 following accident damage and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1741 HOI 1741 Bedford YRQ DW453385 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/50 new 10/74; burnt out 9/86 and sold for scrap 12/86
  • 1742 HOI 1742 Bedford YRQ DW453388 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/40 new 10/74; w/d 10/86 and sold for scrap 1/88
  • 1743 HOI 1743 Bedford YRQ DW453637 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/58 new 10/74; w/d 10/88; used as storeshed at Antrim; sold for scrap 8/93
  • 1744 HOI 1744 Bedford YRQ DW453650 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/51 new 10/74; w/d 5/89; to Chambers, Moneymore 9/89; to Bus Eireann BA20 3/91; r/r 74 D 61 3/91; w/d 9/99 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1745 HOI 1745 Bedford YRQ DW453669 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/52 new 9/74; driver trainer 9/89 to 10/89; w/d 10/89; to Bus Eireann BA3 10/89; r/r 74 D 36 10/89; w/d 9/97 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 1746 HOI 1746 Bedford YRQ DW453676 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/41 new 9/74; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann BA4 10/89; r/r 74 D 37 10/89; w/d 11/94 and sold for scrap 10/97
  • 1747 HOI 1747 Bedford YRQ DW453696 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/49 new 10/74; w/d 11/88; to Begley, Lisburn 5/90; to Poots, Tangradee by 9/92; to Finlay, Hillsborough by 12/92; to Mills, Larne by 2/93; sold for scrap by 9/96
  • 1748 HOI 1748 Bedford YRQ DW453704 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/20 new 7/74; towbus 8/82 to 6/91; w/d 6/91 and sold for scrap 10/91
  • 1749 HOI 1749 Bedford YRQ DW453713 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/27 new 7/74; w/d 6/88 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1750 HOI 1750 Bedford YRQ DW453733 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/44 new 9/74; w/d 2/84 and sold for scrap 7/87
  • 1751 HOI 1751 Bedford YRQ DW453741 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/81 new 11/74; towbus 10/82 to 4/02; w/d 4/02 and sold for scrap 11/02 (last of batch to be withdrawn)
  • 1752 HOI 1752 Bedford YRQ DW453751 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/24 new 9/74; driver trainer 6/87 to 9/87; w/d 9/87 and sold for scrap 1987
  • 1753 HOI 1753 Bedford YRQ DW453758 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/54 new 10/74; towbus 11/82 to 11/90; w/d 11/90 and sold for scrap 2/91
  • 1754 HOI 1754 Bedford YRQ DW453772 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/90 new 12/74; destroyed in Carnlough 6/82 and sold for scrap 8/82
  • 1755 HOI 1755 Bedford YRQ DW453777 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/47 new 9/74; towbus 11/82 to 3/88; w/d 3/88 and sold for scrap 9/88
  • 1756 HOI 1756 Bedford YRQ DW453790 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/21 new 7/74; destroyed in Carnlough 6/82 and sold for scrap 8/82
  • 1757 HOI 1757 Bedford YRQ DW453796 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/17 new 7/74; towbus 4/89 to 4/92; w/d 4/92 and sold for scrap by 10/92
  • 1758 HOI 1758 Bedford YRQ DW453813 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/92 new 12/74; towbus 7/85 to 2/99; w/d 2/99 and sold for scrap 10/01
  • 1759 HOI 1759 Bedford YRQ DW453817 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/88 new 12/74; w/d 12/88 and sold for scrap 2/90
  • 1760 HOI 1760 Bedford YRQ DW454312 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/23 new 7/74; destroyed in Smithfield 6/78 and sold for scrap 6/78
  • 1761 HOI 1761 Bedford YRQ DW454323 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/95 new 12/74; destroyed in Smithfield 6/78 and sold for scrap 6/78
  • 1763 HOI 1763 Bedford YRQ DW454415 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/33 new 9/74; w/d 6/84; to Citybus 1763 12/84; towbus 12/84 to 12/93; w/d 12/93 and sold for scrap 9/94
  • 1764 HOI 1764 Bedford YRQ DW454427 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/85 new 11/74; towbus 7/91 to 8/94; w/d 8/94 and sold for scrap 10/95
  • 1765 HOI 1765 Bedford YRQ DW454438 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/86 new 12/74; w/d 2/88 and sold for scrap 7/90
  • 1766 HOI 1766 Bedford YRQ DW454448 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/30 new 9/74; w/d 10/87 and sold for scrap 9/89
  • 1767 HOI 1767 Bedford YRQ DW454461 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/79 new 11/74; w/d 1/89 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 1768 HOI 1768 Bedford YRQ DW454470 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/84 new 11/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1769 HOI 1769 Bedford YRQ DW454475 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/93 new 12/74; w/d 2/89; to Chambers, Moneymore 5/89; body scrapped by Chambers by 3/91; chassis to Bus Eireann for spares 3/91 and scrapped ?/??
  • 1770 HOI 1770 Bedford YRQ DW454480 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/29 new 7/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1771 HOI 1771 Bedford YRQ DW454535 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/38 new 9/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1772 HOI 1772 Bedford YRQ DW454546 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/68 new 10/74; destroyed in Dungannon 10/76 and sold for scrap 12/78
  • 1773 HOI 1773 Bedford YRQ DW454559 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/78 new 11/74; towbus 8/85 to 10/89; w/d 10/89 and sold for scrap 7/91
  • 1774 HOI 1774 Bedford YRQ DW454576 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/32 new 9/74; destroyed in Coalisland 4/81 and sold for scrap 6/81
  • 1775 HOI 1775 Bedford YRQ DW454591 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/87 new 12/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/85 and sold for scrap by 12/85
  • 1776 HOI 1776 Bedford YRQ DW454614 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/76 new 11/74; destroyed in Dungannon 10/76 and sold for scrap 1/77
  • 1777 HOI 1777 Bedford YRQ DW454629 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/75 new 12/74; w/d 6/84 and sold for scrap 4/86
  • 1778 HOI 1778 Bedford YRQ DW454637 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/82 new 11/74; w/d 1/86 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 1779 HOI 1779 Bedford YRQ DW454647 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/69 new 12/74; w/d 6/87 and sold for scrap 3/88
  • 1780 HOI 1780 Bedford YRQ DW454668 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/80 new 11/74; w/d 8/88 and sold for scrap 2/90
  • 1781 HOI 1781 Bedford YRQ DW454763 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/91 new 12/74; w/d 6/81 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1782 HOI 1782 Bedford YRQ DW454776 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/57 new 12/74; w/d 11/86 and sold for scrap 9/88
  • 1783 HOI 1783 Bedford YRQ DW454826 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/31 new 7/74; destroyed in Jonesborough 4/81 and sold for scrap 4/81
  • 1784 HOI 1784 Bedford YRQ DW454830 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/65 new 10/74; w/d 6/84; to Citybus 1784 12/84; towbus 12/84 to 1/93; w/d 1/93 and sold for scrap by 2/93
  • 1785 HOI 1785 Bedford YRQ DW454834 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/67 new 10/74; destroyed in Claudy 8/77 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1786 HOI 1786 Bedford YRQ DW454856 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/83 new 11/74; w/d 3/85 following accident damage and sold for scrap 10/85
  • 1787 HOI 1787 Bedford YRQ DW454864 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/64 new 10/74; destroyed in Derry 3/88 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 1788 HOI 1788 Bedford YRQ DW454923 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/77 new 11/74; w/d 2/89; to Lowestoft Free Presbyterian Church 6/89; r/r KCL 836N 6/89; to Carrickfergus Free Presbyterian Church by 8/90; to Skeffington, Dungannon 4/91; w/d by 9/93 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1789 HOI 1789 Bedford YRQ DW454943 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/36 new 9/74; destroyed in Carnlough 6/82 and sold for scrap 8/82
  • 1790 HOI 1790 Bedford YRQ DW455077 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/73 new 2/74; towbus 4/88 to 7/90; w/d 7/90 and sold for scrap by 10/92
  • 1791 HOI 1791 Bedford YRQ DW455092 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/94 new 12/74; destroyed in Carnlough 3/81 and sold for scrap 6/81
  • 1792 HOI 1792 Bedford YRQ DW455107 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/66 new 10/74; w/d 9/82 and sold for scrap 6/84
  • 1793 HOI 1793 Bedford YRQ DW454610 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/71 new 10/74; towbus 10/88 to 2/95; w/d 2/95 and sold for scrap 9/95
  • 1794 HOI 1794 Bedford YRQ DW455083 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/74 new 10/74; w/d 6/87 and sold for scrap 3/88
  • 1795 HOI 1795 Bedford YRQ DW454655 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/72 new 10/74; destroyed in Smithfield 6/78 and sold for scrap 6/78
  • 1796 HOI 1796 Bedford YRQ DW455233 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/63 new 10/74; w/d 9/87 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 1797 HOI 1797 Bedford YRQ DW454396 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/60 new 10/74; w/d 6/88; used as storeshed at Lisburn and sold for scrap 7/90
  • 1798 HOI 1798 Bedford YRQ DW455731 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/61 new 12/74; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1799 HOI 1799 Bedford YRQ DW455235 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/62 new 12/74; destroyed in Ballymoney 6/81 and sold for scrap 7/81
  • 1801 GOI 1801 Bedford YRT DW450675 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 6/82; sold for scrap 7/83 (in error); resold to Crosson, Drogheda 7/83 for spare parts; scrapped 1983. (N.B. registration UZY 736 intended for this bus was then used on 1819 instead)
  • 1802 GOI 1802 Bedford YRT DW450689 - Alexander (B) B53F new 5/74; w/d 8/82; to Crosson, Drogheda 2/83; reseated to DP53F 2/83; r/r UZY 63 4/83; sold for scrap 10/90
  • 1803 GOI 1803 Bedford YRT DW450871 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 1/81; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1804 GOI 1804 Bedford YRT DW450865 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 6/83; to Crosson, Drogheda 2/84; r/r VZY 817 2/84; sold for scrap 9/91
  • 1805 GOI 1805 Bedford YRT DW450881 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; destroyed in Dungannon 10/76 and sold for scrap 10/78
  • 1806 GOI 1806 Bedford YRT DW450745 - Alexander (B) B53F new 5/74; w/d 1/81; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1807 GOI 1807 Bedford YRT DW450884 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 12/80; to Saint Malachy's College, Belfast 12/80; to McGonagle, Redcastle by 11/95; scrapped ?/??
  • 1808 GOI 1808 Bedford YRT DW450889 - Alexander (B) B53F new 4/74; w/d 3/83; to Crosson, Drogheda 4/83; reseated to C53F 4/83; r/r UZY 66 4/83; to Muddiman, Clondalkin 1/85; to Crosson, Drogheda by 5/86; not used and scrapped by 5/86
  • 1809 GOI 1809 Bedford YRT DW450894 - Alexander (B) B53F new 5/74; destroyed in Magherafelt 9/76 and sold for scrap 4/78 (first of batch to be withdrawn)
  • 1810 GOI 1810 Bedford YRT DW450671 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 8/82; to Crosson, Drogheda 2/83; r/r SZY 623 2/83; to Carstairs, Bray 10/83; to Kirby, Dun Laoghaire by 12/86; sold for scrap by 3/92
  • 1811 GOI 1811 Bedford YRT DW450680 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 12/82; to Crosson, Drogheda 1/83; r/r UZY 62 4/83; sold for scrap 10/90
  • 1812 GOI 1812 Bedford YRT DW450742 - Alexander (B) B53F new 5/74; w/d 4/79 following accident damage and sold for scrap 6/79
  • 1813 GOI 1813 Bedford YRT DW450749 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 6/83; to Crosson, Drogheda 2/84; reseated to B57F 2/84 (3+2 seating at rear of bus) r/r VZY 818 2/84; to Kavanagh, Tipperary 7/91; scrapped by 10/94
  • 1814 GOI 1814 Bedford YRT DW450751 - Alexander (B) B53F new 5/74; destroyed in Newry 6/81 and sold for scrap 1981
  • 1815 GOI 1815 Bedford YRT DW450755 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 2/81 and sold for scrap 8/82
  • 1816 GOI 1816 Bedford YRT DW450761 - Alexander (B) B53F new 5/74; w/d 3/81; to Belfast Royal Academy 3/81; sold for scrap 1/89
  • 1817 GOI 1817 Bedford YRT DW450859 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; destroyed in Newry 5/81; to Crosson, Drogheda 5/81 and scrapped for spare parts 1981
  • 1818 GOI 1818 Bedford YRT DW450862 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 2/81; to Crosson, Drogheda 7/83; r/r UZY 734 8/83; sold for scrap 7/90
  • 1819 GOI 1819 Bedford YRT DW450868 - Alexander (B) B53F new 4/74; w/d 2/81; to Crosson, Drogheda 2/84; r/r UZY 736 2/84 (see note re 1801 above); sold for scrap 7/90
  • 1820 GOI 1820 Bedford YRT DW450874 - Alexander (B) B53F new 4/74; w/d 12/80; to Crosson, Drogheda 2/83; reseated to DP53F 2/83; r/r UZY 64 4/83; to J J Kavanagh, Urlingford 6/83; scrapped by 9/88
  • 1821 GOI 1821 Bedford YRT DW450878 - Alexander (B) B53F new 5/74; w/d 6/81; to Crosson, Drogheda 8/83; r/r UZY 735 8/83; to Parsons, Clonmel 2/84; to J J Kavanagh, Urlingford 7/93; w/d by 4/94 and scrapped by 8/96
  • 1822 GOI 1822 Bedford YRT DW450886 - Alexander (B) B53F new 5/74; w/d 9/81; to Crosson, Drogheda 2/83; r/r UZY 65 4/83; to Telecom Eireann 2/84; to Morton, Ballyboden 1989; sold for scrap by 1/96
  • 1823 GOI 1823 Bedford YRT DW450684 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 1/81; to Belfast Royal Academy 3/81; sold for scrap 1/89
  • 1824 GOI 1824 Bedford YRT DW450758 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 8/82 and sold for scrap 3/84
  • 1825 GOI 1825 Bedford YRT DW450891 - Alexander (B) B53F new 6/74; w/d 3/83; to Crosson, Drogheda 2/84; r/r VZY 819 2/84; to Kavanagh, Tipperary 7/91; derelict by 10/94 and scrapped by 1/00
  • 1911 HOI 1911 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7400953 - Duple C53F 433/5101 new 4/74; w/d 5/86 and sold for scrap 7/91
  • 1912 HOI 1912 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7400952 - Duple C53F 433/5102 new 4/74; w/d 2/86 and sold for scrap by 2/92
  • 9038 ECK 582 Leyland PSU1/9 515310 - Leyland B44F new 1952 (as Ribble 319); ex Robinson, Portrush 4/74; not used and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 9039 ECK 577 Leyland PSU1/9 515163 - Leyland B44F new 1952 (as Ribble 314); ex Robinson, Portrush 2 4/74; not used; to Ribble Vehicle Preservation Group 7/74
  • 9040 ECK 586 Leyland PSU1/9 520264 - Leyland B44F new 1952 (as Ribble 323); ex Robinson, Portrush 3 4/74; towbus c.5/74 to 3/79; w/d 3/79 and sold for scrap 3/79
  • 9041 JWO 122 Leyland PSU1/9 502683 - Lydney C41F new 1951 (as Red and White 1002); ex Robinson, Portrush 4/74; w/d ?/?? and sold for scrap 9/79

Rebodied vehicles:

  • 1336 4036 WZ Leyland PSU3A/4R 805153 - Potter DP49F new 1969; destroyed in Eglish 7/72; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 2/74; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap 3/88
  • 1371 BOI 1371 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7003889 - Alexander (B) DP49F 448/24 new 11/70; destroyed in Belfast 2/73; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 2/74; w/d 6/87 and sold for scrap by 2/88
  • 1394 BOI 1394 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7004428 - Alexander (B) DP49F 448/42 new 2/71; destroyed in Bellaghy 11/71; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 2/74; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap by 12/87
  • 1477 DOI 3477 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7103957 - Alexander (B) DP49F ???/4 new 10/71; destroyed in Strabane 7/72; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 2/74; destroyed (again) in Smithfield 6/78 and sold for scrap 6/78
  • 1504 DOI 1504 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7105149 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/6 new 2/72; destroyed in Coalisland 12/72; rebodied Alexander B53F 7/74; destroyed in Derriaghy (again) 2/76 and sold for scrap 12/78
  • 1506 DOI 1506 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7105154 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/11 new 2/72; w/d 4/73 following accident; rebodied Alexander B53F 3/74; w/d 3/89; destroyed in Falls Park 8/89 and sold for scrap 8/89
  • 1555 DOI 1555 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7200100 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/16 new 2/72; destroyed in Eglinton 9/72 and rebodied as Alexander B53F 7/74; to Sureline, Lurgan 2/87; to Ulsterbus 681 6/87; w/d 2/88 and sold for scrap ?/??

Several of the Bedfords were adapted for towing duties during the 1980s, such as 1748 seen in Great Victoria Street in 1984.


1975

  • 1718 HOI 1718 Bedford YRQ DW452158 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/55 new 9/75; w/d 8/84 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 1725 HOI 1725 Bedford YRQ DW452206 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/97 new 4/75; w/d 1/87 and sold for scrap 1/88
  • 1737 HOI 1737 Bedford YRQ DW453221 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/98 new 1/75; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 11/82
  • 1762 HOI 1762 Bedford YRQ DW454386 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/89 new 3/75; destroyed in Smithfield 6/78 and sold for scrap 6/78
  • 1800 HOI 800 Bedford YRQ DW454557 - Alexander (B) B45F 920/96 new 1/75; w/d 4/89; to Chambers, Moneymore 5/89; r/r NJI 9259 5/89; to Bus Eireann BA21 3/91; r/r 75 D 89 3/91; w/d 9/99 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1901 HOI 1901 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7401485 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 5/75; destroyed in Dungannon 2/79 and sold for scrap 1/81
  • 1902 HOI 1902 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7401486 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; mobile uniform stores 5/90 to 11/92; to towbus 11/92; r/n 4902 7/05; w/d 4/09; to Kells Transport Museum 4/09 **SURVIVOR**
  • 1903 HOI 1903 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7401608 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; w/d 8/89; to Bus Eireann LA28 7/91; r/r 75 D 100 7/91; w/d 9/96 and sold for scrap 10/97
  • 1904 HOI 1904 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402282 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 4/75; mobile uniform stores 5/90 to 9/92; towbus from 9/92; r/n 4904 7/05; w/d 5/07; to Begley, Lisburn 5/07 for preservation **SURVIVOR**
  • 1905 HOI 1905 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402283 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; w/d 8/89 and sold for scrap 5/90
  • 1906 HOI 1906 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402663 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; destroyed in Dungannon 10/76 and sold for scrap 4/80
  • 1907 HOI 1907 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402777 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; destroyed in Dungannon 2/79 and sold for scrap 7/80
  • 1908 HOI 1908 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402665 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; destroyed in Armagh 4/82 and sold for scrap 8/82
  • 1909 HOI 1909 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402664 - Duple C53F 533/5113 new 3/75; w/d 8/86 and gone ?/??
  • 1910 HOI 1910 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402776 - Duple C53F 533/5112 new 3/75; w/d 8/85 and sold for scrap 11/89
  • 1913 HOI 2913 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402902 - Alexander (B) DP49F 943/4 new 1/75; w/d 2/90; to Bus Eireann LA111914 HOI 2914 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402903 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 2/75; destroyed in Ballymena 2/77 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1915 HOI 2915 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402904 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 2/75; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann LA7 10/90; r/r 75 D 73 10/90; w/d ?/?? and sold for scrap by 2/97
  • 1916 HOI 2916 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402905 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 2/75; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann LA8 10/90; r/r 75 D 74 10/90; w/d 10/96 and sold for scrap 10/97
  • 1917 HOI 2917 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7402906 - Alexander (B) DP49F 943/1 new 1/75; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA1> 10/90; r/r 75 D 64 10/90; w/d 3/98 and sold for scrap 12/98
  • 1918 HOI 2918 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7403077 - Alexander (B) DP49F 943/2 new 2/75; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA2 10/90; r/r 75 D 65 10/90; w/d 11/01 and sold for scrap by 2/02
  • 1919 HOI 2919 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7403078 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA3 10/90; r/r 75 D 67 10/90; w/d 4/97 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1920 HOI 2920 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7403205 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 5/75; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA4 10/90; r/r 75 D 68 10/90; w/d 12/96 and sold for scrap 10/97
  • 1921 HOI 2921 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7404363 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; w/d 1/90; to Bus Eireann LA5 10/90; r/r 75 D 69 10/90; w/d 3/98 and sold for scrap 2/99
  • 1922 HOI 2922 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7404364 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 2/75; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA6 10/90; r/r 75 D 70 10/90; w/d 6/00; reported as sold to Kells Transport Museum by 5/01, later vandalised; current staus unknown
  • 1923 HOI 2923 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7403206 - Alexander (B) DP49F 943/8 new 2/75; w/d 6/89 and sold for scrap 7/91
  • 1924 HOI 2924 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7403316 - Alexander (B) DP49F 943/7 new 1/75; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA12 10/90; r/r 75 D 78 10/90; w/d 6/00; to Mayo Fire Service, Ballinrobe by 4/01; used for training purposes and scrapped by 1/05
  • 1925 HOI 2925 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7403805 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 2/75; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA13 10/90; r/r 75 D 79 10/90; w/d 6/00; to Kells Transport Museum ?/?? **SURVIVOR**
  • 1926 HOI 2926 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7404031 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 2/75; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA29 7/91; r/r 75 D 101 7/91; w/d 6/00; to Kells Transport Museum by 7/01 **SURVIVOR**
  • 1927 HOI 2927 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7404647 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 5/75; w/d 2/90; to Bus Eireann LA14 10/90; r/r 74 D 55 10/90; w/d ?/?? and sold for scrap 12/96
  • 1928 HOI 2928 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7404648 - Alexander (B) DP49F 943/5 new 1/75; w/d 2/90; to Bus Eireann LA9 10/90; r/r 75 D 75 10/90; w/d 11/99 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1929 HOI 2929 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7404649 - Alexander (B) DP49F 943/6 new 2/75; destroyed in Belfast 1/76 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1930 HOI 2930 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7404650 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 2/75; destroyed in Belfast 8/75 and sold for scrap 4/80 (first of batch to be w/d)
  • 1931 HOI 2931 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7404800 - Alexander (B) DP49F 943/3 new 1/75; destroyed 8/76 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1932 HOI 2932 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7404801 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; w/d 6/89 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1933 HOI 2933 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7404799 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 2/75; destroyed 5/78 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1934 HOI 2934 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7405672 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann LA10 10/90; r/r 75 D 76 10/90; w/d 1/01 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1935 HOI 2935 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7405671 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 3/75; staff bus 10/89 to 8/91; w/d 8/91; to Citybus 1935 2/92; to Short Strand towbus 2/92; w/d 7/09 and sold for scrap 8/09
  • 2001 JOI 3001 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2022 - Alexander (B) B44D new 5/75; destroyed in Pennyburn 2/78 and sold for scrap 11/78
  • 2002 JOI 3002 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2023 - Alexander (B) B44D new 5/75; destroyed in Pennyburn 2/78 and sold for scrap 7/80
  • 2003 JOI 3003 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2024 - Alexander (B) B44D new 4/75; destroyed in Derry 8/88 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 2004 JOI 3004 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2025 - Alexander (B) B44D new 6/75; destroyed in Derry 4/82 and sold for scrap 7/82
  • 2005 JOI 3005 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2026 - Alexander (B) B44D new 5/75; destroyed in Derry 12/84 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 2006 JOI 3006 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2027 - Alexander (B) B44D new 5/75; w/d 6/89; rebuilt to B50F by 7/91; to Bus Eireann BG7 7/91; r/r 75 D 95 7/91; w/d 3/98 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 2007 JOI 3007 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2032 - Alexander (B) B44D new 4/75; w/d 8/89; rebuilt to B50F by 7/91; to Bus Eireann BG9 7/91; r/r 75 D 98 7/91; w/d 3/98 and sold for scrap by 9/03
  • 2008 JOI 3008 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2033 - Alexander (B) B44D new 6/75; destroyed in Derry 7/81 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 2009 JOI 3009 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2034 - Alexander (B) B44D new 7/75; destroyed in Gobnascale 2/76 and sold for scrap ?/?? (first of batch to be withdrawn by Ulsterbus)
  • 2010 JOI 3010 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2035 - Alexander (B) B44D new 4/75; destroyed in Pennyburn 9/76 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 2011 JOI 3011 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2036 - Alexander (B) B44D new 6/75; destroyed on William Street, Derry 1/2/81 and sold for scrap 4/81
  • 2012 JOI 3012 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2037 - Alexander (B) B44D new 5/75; w/d 12/89; rebuilt to B50F by 7/91; to Bus Eireann BG10 7/91; r/r 75 D 99 7/91; w/d 1/01 and sold for scrap by 9/03
  • 2013 JOI 3013 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2038 - Alexander (B) B44D new 7/75; destroyed in Pennyburn 2/78 and sold for scrap 7/80
  • 2014 JOI 3014 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2039 - Alexander (B) B44D new 7/75; destroyed in Derry 8/83 and sold for scrap 2/85
  • 2015 JOI 3015 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2045 - Alexander (B) B44D new 6/75; w/d 8/89; rebuilt to B50F by 7/91; to Bus Eireann BG8 7/91; r/r 75 D 96 7/91; w/d 3/97 and sold for scrap 5/98 (first of batch to be withdrawn by Bus Eireann)
  • 2016 JOI 3016 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2046 - Alexander (B) B44D new 6/75; destroyed in Derry 4/82 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 2017 JOI 3017 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2047 - Alexander (B) B44D new 5/75; destroyed in Derry 8/84 and sold for scrap 2/85
  • 2018 JOI 3018 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2048 - Alexander (B) B44D new 6/75; destroyed in Derry 1/83 and sold for scrap 2/85
  • 2019 JOI 3019 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2049 - Alexander (B) B44D new 6/75; destroyed in Derry 4/83 and sold for scrap by 3/93
  • 2020 JOI 3020 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2050 - Alexander (B) B44D new 5/75; destroyed in Derry 12/80 and sold for scrap 1/81
  • 2021 JOI 3021 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2051 - Alexander (B) B44D new 8/75; destroyed in Derry 2/83 and sold for scrap 2/85
  • 2022 JOI 3022 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2052 - Alexander (B) B44D new 6/75; w/d 12/89; to British Red Cross, Belfast 12/90; to Saunders, Belfast 4/00; to Wilson, Carrickfergus 5/00 for preservation **SURVIVOR**
  • 2023 JOI 3023 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2053 - Alexander (B) B44D new 8/75; destroyed in Derry 6/81 and sold for scrap 6/81
  • 2024 JOI 3024 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2054 - Alexander (B) B44D new 7/75; destroyed in Pennyburn 7/82 and sold for scrap 9/82
  • 2025 JOI 3025 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2055 - Alexander (B) B44D new 7/75; destroyed in Derry 7/85 and sold for scrap 10/85
  • 2026 JOI 3026 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2056 - Alexander (B) B44D new 7/75; destroyed in Derry 5/87 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 2027 JOI 3027 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2057 - Alexander (B) B44D new 8/75; w/d 1/90; rebuilt to B52F by 3/91; to Bus Eireann BG6 3/91; r/r 75 D 88 3/91; w/d 3/98 and sold for scrap 11/98
  • 2028 JOI 3028 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2058 - Alexander (B) B44D new 8/75; destroyed in Derry 7/83 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 2029 JOI 3029 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2059 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; w/d 12/89; to Bus Eireann BG5 1/91; r/r 75 D 87 and reseated to B52F 1/91; w/d 11/99 and sold for scrap by 9/00
  • 2030 JOI 3030 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2060 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; destroyed in Great Victoria Street 9/76 and sold for scrap 7/80
  • 2031 JOI 3031 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2061 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; w/d 12/89; to Bus Eireann BG1 1/91; r/r 75 D 82 and reseated to B52F 1/91; w/d 3/98 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 2032 JOI 3032 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2062 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; destroyed in Derry 5/87 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 2033 JOI 3033 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2063 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; w/d 8/90; to Bus Eireann BG4 1/91; r/r 75 D 85 and reseated to B52F 1/91; w/d 1/01 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 2034 JOI 3034 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2064 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann BG2 1/91; r/r 75 D 83 and reseated to B52F 1/91; w/d 1/01 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 2035 JOI 3035 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2065 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; w/d 11/90; to Bus Eireann BG38 11/92; r/r 75 D 119 11/92; w/d 6/00 and sold for scrap 3/01
  • 2036 JOI 3036 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2066 - Alexander (B) B50F new 10/75; destroyed in Newry 3/88 and sold for scrap 7/88
  • 2037 JOI 3037 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2067 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann BG3 1/91; r/r 75 D 84 and reseated to B52F 1/91; w/d 9/97 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 2038 JOI 3038 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2068 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; staff bus 9/91 to 1/92; w/d 3/92; to Bus Eireann BG32 9/92; r/r 75 D 117 9/92; w/d 5/01 and sold for scrap 9/01 (last of batch to be withdrawn, from both Ulsterbus and Bus Eireann)
  • 2039 JOI 3039 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2069 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; destroyed in Derry 4/87 and sold for scrap by 9/93
  • 2040 JOI 3040 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2070 - Alexander (B) B50F new 9/75; destroyed in Bangor 9/76 and sold for scrap 4/80

Rebodied vehicles:

  • 1303 4003 WZ Leyland PSU3A/4R 804220 - Potter B53F new 2/69; destroyed in Strabane 1/73; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 1/75; w/d 6/85; to Sureline, Lurgan 10/85; to Ulsterbus 669 6/87; w/d ?/?? and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1432 COI 1432 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7101124 - Alexander (B) B53F new 4/71; destroyed in Newry 11/73; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 1/75; w/d 6/86 and sold for scrap 3/89

Ulsterbus 2029 seen in Great Victoria Street depot yard, Belfast on November 17th 1984.


1976

  • 1831 LOI 1831 Bedford YLQ FW452640 - Duple C45F 615/2042 new 4/76; driver trainer 1/86 to 3/94; w/d 3/94 and sold for scrap 1/95
  • 1832 LOI 1832 Bedford YLQ FW452995 - Duple C45F 615/2043 new 4/76; driver trainer 11/85 to 10/88; w/d 10/88 and sold for scrap 10/92
  • 1833 LOI 1833 Bedford YLQ FW452413 - Alexander (B) B45F new 10/76; destroyed in Kilrea 6/80 and sold for scrap 4/81
  • 1834 LOI 1834 Bedford YLQ FW452641 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann BA7 11/89; r/r 76 D 79 11/89; w/d 4/97 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 1835 LOI 1835 Bedford YLQ FW452646 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; destroyed in Kilrea 6/80 and sold for scrap 4/81
  • 1836 LOI 1836 Bedford YLQ FW452651 - Alexander (B) B45F new 10/76; w/d 1/88; to Bus Eireann BA19 8/90; r/r 76 D 99 8/90; w/d 11/96 and sold for scrap 10/97
  • 1837 LOI 1837 Bedford YLQ FW452657 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; w/d 2/89; to Bus Eireann BA17 6/90; r/r 76 D 95 6/90; w/d 10/97 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 1838 LOI 1838 Bedford YLQ FW452686 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; destroyed in Ballymoney 8/82 and sold for scrap 10/82
  • 1839 LOI 1839 Bedford YLQ FW452991 - Alexander (B) B45F new 10/76; destroyed in Ballycastle 10/76 and sold for scrap 11/76
  • 1840 LOI 1840 Bedford YLQ FW453000 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; w/d 9/97 following fire damage and sold for scrap 12/97
  • 1841 LOI 1841 Bedford YLQ FW453005 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; w/d 5/96 and sold for scrap 8/96
  • 1842 LOI 1842 Bedford YLQ FW453009 - Alexander (B) B45F new 11/76; w/d 9/87 and sold for scrap 3/89
  • 1843 LOI 1843 Bedford YLQ FW453012 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; towbus 5/88 to 12/93; w/d 12/93 and sold for scrap 1/94
  • 1844 LOI 1844 Bedford YLQ FW453015 - Alexander (B) B45F new 2/77; destroyed in Ballycastle 10/77 and scrapped at Magherafelt -/79
  • 1845 LOI 1845 Bedford YLQ FW453024 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; w/d 2/87 and sold for scrap 7/88
  • 1846 LOI 1846 Bedford YLQ FW453029 - Alexander (B) B45F new 11/76; destroyed in Swatragh 5/81 and sold for scrap 5/81
  • 1847 LOI 1847 Bedford YLQ FW453053 - Alexander (B) B45F new 2/77; w/d 12/87 and sold for scrap 7/89
  • 1848 LOI 1848 Bedford YLQ FW453165 - Alexander (B) B45F new 1/77; destroyed in Ballycastle 7/77 and scrapped at Magherafelt -/79
  • 1849 LOI 1849 Bedford YLQ FW453172 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; destroyed in Ballymoney 6/81 and sold for scrap 7/81
  • 1850 LOI 1850 Bedford YLQ FW453180 - Alexander (B) B45F new 12/76; destroyed in Ballycastle 5/81 and sold for scrap 6/81
  • 1853 LOI 1853 Bedford YLQ FW453186 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; destroyed in Ballymoney 6/81 and sold for scrap 7/81
  • 1854 LOI 1854 Bedford YLQ FW453202 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; destroyed in Ballycastle 5/81 and sold for scrap 9/81
  • 1858 LOI 1858 Bedford YLQ FW453529 - Alexander (B) B45F new 9/76; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann BA14 1/90; r/r 76 D 84 1/90; w/d by 2/01 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1861 LOI 1861 Bedford YLQ FW455579 - Alexander (B) B45F new 11/76; w/d 11/88; to Bunting, Craigavon 4/89; converted to horsebox; sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1862 LOI 1862 Bedford YLQ FW455591 - Alexander (B) B45F new 11/76; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann BA13 1/90; r/r 76 D 83 1/90; w/d 9/97 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 1863 LOI 1863 Bedford YLQ FW455597 - Alexander (B) B45F new 10/76; w/d 12/89; to Bunting, Craigavon 2/90; to Kidd, Maze 8/92; sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1864 LOI 1864 Bedford YLQ FW455607 - Alexander (B) B45F new 11/76; w/d 8/89; to Bus Eireann BA5 11/89; r/r 76 D 74 11/89; w/d 6/00; to Kells Transport Museum **SURVIVOR**
  • 1865 LOI 1865 Bedford YLQ FW455615 - Alexander (B) B45F new 10/76; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann BA10 11/89; r/r 76 D 78 11/89; w/d 10/97 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 1866 LOI 1866 Bedford YLQ FW455698 - Alexander (B) B45F new 11/76; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann BA9 11/89; r/r 76 D 77 11/89; w/d 2/97 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 1867 LOI 1867 Bedford YLQ FW455700 - Alexander (B) B45F new 11/76; w/d 11/89; to Bus Eireann BA11 11/89; r/r 76 D 76 11/89; w/d by 2/01 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1868 LOI 1868 Bedford YLQ FW455702 - Alexander (B) B45F new 11/76; w/d 10/89; to Bus Eireann BA6 11/89; r/r 76 D 75 11/89; w/d 8/00; to North Midland Transport Collection 2/01 for preservation **SURVIVOR**
  • 1869 LOI 1869 Bedford YLQ FW455712 - Alexander (B) B45F new 11/76; w/d 6/89; to Bus Eireann BA8 11/89; r/r 76 D 85 11/89; w/d 7/97 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 1936 KOI 9936 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7504661 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 1/76; w/d 8/89; to Belfast Royal Academy 9/89; sold for scrap by 12/97
  • 1937 KOI 9937 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7504662 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 1/76; destroyed in Portglenone 6/82 and sold for scrap 8/82
  • 1938 KOI 9938 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7504920 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/19 new 5/76; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA24 3/91; r/r 76 D 117 3/91; w/d 5/98 and sold for scrap 8/99
  • 1939 KOI 9939 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7504921 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/20 new 4/76; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA18 12/90; r/r 76 D 107 12/90; w/d 6/00 and sold for scrap 3/01
  • 1940 KOI 9940 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7504922 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/5 new 1/76; w/d 2/91; to Chambers, Moneymore 3/91; to Wilson, Inverin 9/92; r/r 76-G-107 11/92; sold for scrap 11/94
  • 1941 KOI 9941 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7504923 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/21 new 4/76; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA23 3/91; r/r 76 D 116 3/91; w/d 6/00 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1942 KOI 9942 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7504924 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/22 new 4/76; destroyed in Swatragh 5/81 and sold for scrap 5/81
  • 1943 KOI 9943 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505064 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/23 new 3/76; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA19 12/90; r/r 76 D 108 12/90; w/d 2/98 and sold for scrap 8/99
  • 1944 KOI 9944 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505065 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/6 new 1/76; w/d 2/90 following accident and sold for scrap 5/90
  • 1945 KOI 9945 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505207 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/17 new 3/76; w/d 5/90; to Bus Eireann LA20 12/90; r/r 76 D 109 12/90; w/d ?/?? and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1946 KOI 9946 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505208 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 1/76; destroyed in Twinbrook 1/78 and sold for scrap 1/81
  • 1947 KOI 9947 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505338 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/24 new 5/76; destroyed in Pennyburn 2/78 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1948 KOI 9948 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505339 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/20 new 1/76; w/d 5/90; to Bus Eireann LA22 3/91; r/r 76 D 115 3/91; w/d 2/98 and sold for scrap 9/98
  • 1949 KOI 9949 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505442 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/25 new 4/76; destroyed in Pennyburn 2/78 and sold for scrap 7/80
  • 1950 KOI 9950 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505443 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/8 new 3/76; destroyed in Belfast 8/79 and sold for scrap 1/80
  • 1951 KOI 9951 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505581 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/7 new 3/76; w/d 6/91; to Bus Eireann LA30 12/91; r/r 76 D 129 12/91; w/d 4/98 and sold for scrap 2/99
  • 1952 KOI 9952 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505582 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/26 new 5/76; destroyed in Smithfield 6/78 and sold for scrap 6/78
  • 1953 KOI 9953 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505786 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/27 new 5/76; destroyed /76 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1954 KOI 9954 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7600050 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/18 new 3/76; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA15 12/90; r/r 76 D 104 12/90; w/d by 12/98 and sold for scrap by 3/99
  • 1955 KOI 9955 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7600051 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/11 new 2/76; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA16 12/90; r/r 76 D 105 12/90; w/d 11/97 and sold for scrap by 4/99
  • 1956 KOI 9956 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7600481 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/9 new 2/76; destroyed in Belfast 8/79 and sold for scrap 1/80
  • 1957 KOI 9957 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7600334 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/28 new 5/76; w/d 6/91; to Bus Eireann LA31 12/91; r/r 76 D 130 12/91; w/d 7/96 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1958 KOI 9958 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7600049 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 2/76; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA21 12/90; r/r 76 D 110 12/90; w/d 8/99; to Kells Transport Museum by 5/01; not collected and later sold for scrap
  • 1959 KOI 9959 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7600592 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/29 new 4/76; destroyed 2/90 and sold for scrap 5/90
  • 1960 KOI 9960 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7600480 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/10 new 2/76; w/d 1/91; to Bus Eireann LA32 12/91; r/r 76 D 128 12/90; w/d ?/??; to Spruhan, Bagenalstown by 9/05
  • 1961 KOI 9961 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505787 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/13 new 2/76; to Newry towbus 2/95; to Lisburn towbus 12/10; w/d 3/11; to Kells Transport Museum 4/11 **SURVIVOR**
  • 1962 KOI 9962 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505788 - Alexander (B) DP49F new 2/76; w/d 2/91; to Belfast Royal Academy 3/92; w/d following accident 9/97 and sold for scrap 9/97
  • 1963 KOI 9963 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7600335 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/16 new 3/76; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA17 12/90; r/r 76 D 106 12/90; w/d 11/99 and sold for scrap by 9/00
  • 1964 KOI 9964 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7600052 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/12 new 2/76; w/d 3/91; to Bus Eireann LA33 11/92; r/r 76 D 146 11/92; w/d ?/?? and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1965 KOI 9965 Leyland PSU3C/4R 7505789 - Alexander (B) DP49F 184/30 new 5/76; w/d 6/90; to Bus Eireann LA26 3/91; r/r 76 D 118 3/91; w/d 4/98 and sold for scrap by 12/98
  • 2121 MOI 2121 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2151 - Alexander (B) B44D new 11/76; destroyed in Smithfield 6/78 and sold for scrap 6/78 (first of batch to be withdrawn)
  • 2122 MOI 2122 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2152 - Alexander (B) B44D new 11/76; destroyed in Derry 5/81 and sold for scrap 6/81
  • 2123 MOI 2123 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2153 - Alexander (B) B44D new 11/76; destroyed in Pennyburn 1/92 and sold for scrap by 4/92
  • 2124 MOI 2124 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2154 - Alexander (B) B44D new 11/76; destroyed in Derry 4/84 and sold for scrap 2/85
  • 2125 MOI 2125 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2155 - Alexander (B) B44D new 11/76; destroyed in Derry 1/83 and sold for scrap 2/85
  • 2126 MOI 2126 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2156 - Alexander (B) B44D new 11/76; w/d 2/91; rebuilt to B49F by 12/91; to Bus Eireann BG12 12/91; r/r 76 D 132 12/91; w/d 4/97 and sold for scrap 5/98
  • 2127 MOI 2127 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2157 - Alexander (B) B44D new 11/76; destroyed in Derry 8/89 and sold for scrap 9/89
  • 2128 MOI 2128 Bristol RELL6G RELL-3-2158 - Alexander (B) B44D new 12/76; destroyed in Pennyburn 1/92 and sold for scrap by 10/92

Rebodied vehicles:

  • 516 COI 516 Leyland PSU3B/4RT 7102388 - Alexander (B) C49F new 6/71; destroyed in Alexanders Coachworks 3/72; rebodied Alexander (B) DP49F 6/76; destroyed (again) in Dungannon 2/79 and sold for scrap ?/??
  • 1383 BOI 1383 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7003852 - Alexander (B) DP49F 448/48 new 2/71; destroyed in Lurgan 11/73; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 5/76; w/d 10/88; to Poots, Portadown PCH7 5/89; to Chambers, Moneymore 4/92; to Wilson, Inverin 9/92; r/r 71-G-22 11/92; sold for scrap 8/96
  • 1438 COI 1438 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7102139 - Alexander (B) B53F new 1971; destroyed in Belfast 2/73; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 6/76; destroyed (again) in Smithfield 6/78 and sold for scrap 6/78
  • 1474 DOI 3474 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7104043 - Alexander (B) DP49F ???/47 new 1/72; destroyed in Belfast 2/73; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 6/76; used as staff bus 7/86 to 8/86; w/d 8/86 and sold for scrap by 2/88
  • 1488 DOI 3488 Leyland PSU3A/4R 7104296 - Alexander (B) DP49F ???/25 new 11/71; destroyed in Carnlough 1/74; rebodied Alexander (B) B53F 6/76; w/d 6/88 and sold for scrap 5/90
  • 1512 DOI 1512 Leyland PSU3B/4R 7200283 - Alexander (B) B53F 450/24 new 2/72; destroyed in Tullymore 10/72 and rebodied as Alexander B53F 5/76; w/d 2/89 and converted to towbus 4/92; r/n 9512 ?/??; w/d 10/99 and sold for scrap ?/??

Bus Eireann Bedford YLQ BA6 was new as Ulsterbus 1868, and is seen here in preservation with its third owner, North Midland Transport Collection. (Photo copyright Simon Lang).

Photographed near Kells in County Meath was Bus Eireann's LA19, ex Ulsterbus 1943, on June 8th 1995. Bus Eireann acquired 38 of the 1900 series between October 1990 and July 1993 for school services. LA19 was withdrawn in February 1998 and sold for scrap in August 1999.


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