For many years, Central SMT was a predominantly double-deck fleet, but things were set to change once the all-conquering Leyland Leopard started to arrive in numbers in the 1960s. By the late 70s, the Leopard had become so dominant that double-deck operations had been pushed back to just one depot, East Kilbride.
Add the Tiger and the National to the Leopard ranks, and it's not difficult to see that, following the Lodekka era, Central became once again a Leyland-dominated fleet. Prior to 1985, when ex-Eastern Scottish Seddon Pennines introduced a bit more variety, a small number of Dennis Dorchesters provided the only relief in the all-Leyland single-deck landscape.
The Guy Arab single-deckers included in this section provide a fascinating glimpse of the pre-Leopard single-deck scene at Central SMT.
Explore the various single-deck types in detail using the panel on the right.