Central SMT

Kelvin Central 1

This Dennis Dart / Alexander Dash was acquired with Stagecoach's Magicbus operation in Glasgow.

One of Alexander Midland's original Metrobuses, this passed to Kelvin Scottish and then to Kelvin Central Buses. It is seen here in KCB red.

Although this MCW Metrobus / Alexander R is definitely from the Kelvin side of Kelvin Central, the red and cream KCB livery bears a strong family resemblance to Central's Lanarkshire Bus identity introduced in 1989.

This Leyland Olympian / ECW coach carried a non-standard application of the red and cream colours.

These three ex-Central SMT Ailsas are seen parked at the KCB depot in Cumbernauld.

Following acquisition of KCB by Strathclyde Buses, some ex-Glasgow buses appeared in the KCB fleet. This Olympian is a good example.

This Olympian / Alexander Royale is seen in the Kelvin Valley, appropriately enough. It shows a later, simpler application of the red and cream colours.

An even more striking example of the Strathclyde influence is this standard Glasgow Atlantean in KCB colours.


Mark Pitman in Hamilton

These excellent pictures were all taken by Mark Pitman at Hamilton Bus Station, on a beautiful summer day in August 1994.

Russell Woodward in Glasgow

The following KCB pictures were all taken by Russell Woodward. They are a mixture of former Central SMT vehicles and others with no Central connection. Taken together, they give a good flavour of Central SMT's successor company in the days of its ownership by Strathclyde Buses Ltd.