This page aims to trace and register all known existing buses and coaches with Welsh connections with basic information. Initially this page will concentrate on preserved vehicles but there will be a section at the end for Welsh Preservation Possibilities which visiters have noted and feel are worth somebody saving ! The list will cross reference registration numbers and owners.
The notes are mainly complied by the Webmaster and if anyone can add to them, it would be very useful, especially in regard to dates and history after leaving the original owner were this is not stated
Please send details of your preserved bus, coach or other commercial road vehicle to us for inclusion here or fill out the Registration Form on the next page.
Preserved Vehicles By Owners
John Evans, Bargoed - The RVDC fleet reincarnated - editors comment :))
LTG 798P Leyland Leopard PSU3C/2R with East Lancashire 51 seat body Originally RVDC no.8 delivered new in February 1976.
DDW 65V Leyland Leopard PSU4E/2R with East Lancashire 45 seat bus body. Originally RVDC no. 65 delivered in October 1979. Later served with Green Bus in Cannock as their no. 2. before entering preservation with the Inter Valley Link Preservation Group ?? Recently aquired by the present owner from a local coach operator where it had been abandoned and was about to be scrapped.
PWO87Y, Leyland Leopard PSU4G/2R with East Lancashire 45 seat bus body. Originally RVDC 87 delivered in November 1982. Later served with Green Bus interestingly also as their fleet no. 2 as it replaced the above vehicle !
GHB 85W. Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB with East Lancashire Highbridge 44/32F body. Originally RVDC 85 delivered in March 1981. Now passed to Dennis Wright of Bedwas. Dennis was a former conductor on Bedwas & Machen and later RVDC.
The Reliance Group
LTX 311, Leyland Tiger PS2/5 with Massey 35 seat bus body. New to Caerphilly UDC as no.1 and delivered new in June 1952
LAX 101E Bristol RESL6L with Eastern Counties Coachwork 46 seat bus body. Formally Red & White RS167 delivered in March 1967.
WKG 283 AEC Reliance 2MU3RA3360 with Willowbrook Duel Purpose 41seat body. New to Western Welsh as no.1283, it was delivered new in August 1961.
Cardiff Regent V Group.(founded 1979)
408DBO AEC Regent V (2D3RA 1451) , East Lancs H35/28R ,new 1963 (ex Cardiff Corporation 408)
acquired for preservation in 1979.Repainted 4 times since purchase into Crimson and Cream. Has been PSV Class 6 tested since 1994. Last repaint done free by Cardiff Bus who un-modified the front destination screen at the same time.
FUH 370D Leyland Tiger Cub / Park Royal B43F, ,ex Western Welsh 1370.
Acquired 1986 from The National Coal Board and restored to original Western Welsh livery.
Robert Sherratt, Derby (private owner)
EWO 460K, a Leyland Elite Express 11