Central SMT

Single-Deckers : Leyland Leopard

The Alexander-bodied Leyland Leopard is the type that came to dominate the Central SMT fleet in the late 1970s. But the Central Leopard story started much earlier - in 1961, to be exact, with the arrival of T1-6. These were quite different from all the others that were to follow, being short L2 models. This first batch of Leopards would soon be re-numbered TS1-6, to emphasise the difference.

The first instantly recognisable Leopards, PSU3s with Alexander AYS bodies, came three years later. Substantial batches arrived on a regular basis thereafter, subtle design differences reflecting the story of the evolving Y-type body. Additional examples also came from fellow-SBG companies, almost invariably to the short-window design favoured by Central. Despite the intensive nature of its operations, Central was very slow to adopt semi-automatic transmission in its Leopard orders, and it declined to specify the wider four-leaf door when this became an option.

Some variety was injected into the Leopard fleet in 1979 and 1980, when the company took some dual-purpose examples with the relatively new T-type body.

T(S)1-6Chassis Leyland L2Built 1961
Bodywork Alexander DP41F
1 CGM4113 CGM4134 CGM4145 CGM4156 CGM416
2 CGM412    
T7-25Chassis Leyland PSU3/1RBuilt 1964
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
7 AGM607B11 AGM611B15 AGM615B19 AGM619B23 AGM623B
8 AGM608B12 AGM612B16 AGM616B20 AGM620B24 AGM624B
9 AGM609B13 AGM613B17 AGM617B21 AGM621B25 AGM625B
10 AGM610B14 AGM614B18 AGM618B22 AGM622B 
T26-45Chassis Leyland PSU3/1RBuilt 1967
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
26 HGM426E30 HGM430E34 HGM434E38 HGM438E42 HGM442E
27 HGM427E31 HGM431E35 HGM435E39 HGM439E43 HGM443E
28 HGM428E32 HGM432E36 HGM436E40 HGM440E44 HGM444E
29 HGM429E33 HGM433E37 HGM437E41 HGM441E45 HGM445E
T46-75Chassis Leyland PSU3/1RBuilt 1968
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
46 KGM646F52 KGM652F58 KGM658F64 KGM664F70 KGM670F
47 KGM647F53 KGM653F59 KGM659F65 KGM665F71 KGM671F
48 KGM648F54 KGM654F60 KGM660F66 KGM666F72 KGM672F
49 KGM649F55 KGM655F61 KGM661F67 KGM667F73 KGM673F
50 KGM650F56 KGM656F62 KGM662F68 KGM668F74 KGM674F
51 KGM651F57 KGM657F63 KGM663F69 KGM669F75 KGM675F
T76-95Chassis Leyland PSU3/1RBuilt 1969
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
76 OGM276H80 OGM280H84 OGM284H88 OGM288H92 OGM292H
77 OGM277H81 OGM281H85 OGM285H89 OGM289H93 OGM293H
78 OGM278H82 OGM282H86 OGM286H90 OGM290H94 OGM294H
79 OGM279H83 OGM283H87 OGM287H91 OGM291H95 OGM295H
T96-135Chassis Leyland PSU3/3RBuilt 1971
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
96 UGM196K104 UGM204K112 UGM212K120 UGM220K128 UGM228K
97 UGM197K105 UGM205K113 UGM213K121 UGM221K129 UGM229K
98 UGM198K106 UGM206K114 UGM214K122 UGM222K130 UGM230K
99 UGM199K107 UGM207K115 UGM215K123 UGM223K131 UGM231K
100 UGM200K108 UGM208K116 UGM216K124 UGM224K132 UGM232K
101 UGM201K109 UGM209K117 UGM217K125 UGM225K133 UGM233K
102 UGM202K110 UGM210K118 UGM218K126 UGM226K134 UGM234K
103 UGM203K111 UGM211K119 UGM219K127 UGM227K135 UGM235K
T136-167Chassis Leyland PSU3/3RBuilt 1972
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
136 XGM436L143 XGM443L150 XGM450L156 XGM456L162 XGM462L
137 XGM437L144 XGM444L151 XGM451L157 XGM457L163 XGM463L
138 XGM438L145 XGM445L152 XGM452L158 XGM458L164 XGM464L
139 XGM439L146 XGM446L153 XGM453L159 XGM459L165 XGM465L
140 XGM440L147 XGM447L154 XGM454L160 XGM460L166 XGM466L
141 XGM441L148 XGM448L155 XGM455L161 XGM461L167 XGM467L
142 XGM442L149 XGM449L   
T168-196Chassis Leyland PSU3/3RBuilt 1973
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
168 AGM668L174 AGM674L180 AGM680L186 AGM686L192 AGM692L
169 AGM669L175 AGM675L181 AGM681L187 AGM687L193 AGM693L
170 AGM670L176 AGM676L182 AGM682L188 AGM688L194 AGM694L
171 AGM671L177 AGM677L183 AGM683L189 AGM689L195 AGM695L
172 AGM672L178 AGM678L184 AGM684L190 AGM690L196 AGM696L
173 AGM673L179 AGM679L185 AGM685L191 AGM691L 
T197-225Chassis Leyland PSU3/3RBuilt 1974
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
197 OGM597M203 OGM603M209 OGM609M215 OGM615M221 OGM621M
198 OGM598M204 OGM604M210 OGM610M216 OGM616M222 OGM622M
199 OGM599M205 OGM605M211 OGM611M217 OGM617M223 OGM623M
200 OGM600M206 OGM606M212 OGM612M218 OGM618M224 OGM624M
201 OGM601M207 OGM607M213 OGM613M219 OGM619M225 OGM625M
202 OGM602M208 OGM608M214 OGM614M220 OGM620M 
T226-265Chassis Leyland PSU3C/3RBuilt 1975/6
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
226 MHS4P234 MHS12P242 MHS20P250 MHS28P258 MHS36P
227 MHS5P235 MHS13P243 MHS21P251 MHS29P259 MHS37P
228 MHS6P236 MHS14P244 MHS22P252 MHS30P260 MHS38P
229 MHS7P237 MHS15P245 MHS23P253 MHS31P261 MHS39P
230 MHS8P238 MHS16P246 MHS24P254 MHS32P262 MHS40P
231 MHS9P239 MHS17P247 MHS25P255 MHS33P263 MHS41P
232 MHS10P240 MHS18P248 MHS26P256 MHS34P264 MHS42P
233 MHS11P241 MHS19P249 MHS27P257 MHS35P265 MHS43P
T266-274Chassis Leyland PSU3/3RBuilt 1971/2
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
(ex-Alexander Midland 1975)
266 VMS108J268 VMS110J270 BWG825L272 BWG827L274 BWG829L
267 VMS109J269 VMS111J271 BWG826L273 BWG828L 
T275-284Chassis Leyland PSU3/3RBuilt 1974
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
(ex-Eastern Scottish 1975)
275 PFS554M277 PFS556M279 PFS558M282 PFS560M283 PFS562M
276 PFS555M278 PFS557M280 PFS559M282 PFS561M284 PFS563M
T285-332Chassis Leyland PSU3C/3RBuilt 1977-9
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
285 WSU427S295 WSU437S305 WSU447S315 EGB47T324 EGB56T
286 WSU428S296 WSU438S306 WSU448S316 EGB48T325 EGB57T
287 WSU429S297 WSU439S307 WSU449S317 EGB49T326 EGB58T
288 WSU430S298 WSU440S308 WSU450S318 EGB50T327 EGB59T
289 WSU431S299 WSU441S309 WSU451S319 EGB51T328 EGB60T
290 WSU432S300 WSU442S310 WSU452S320 EGB52T329 EGB61T
291 WSU433S301 WSU443S311 WSU453S321 EGB53T330 EGB62T
292 WSU434S302 WSU444S312 WSU454S322 EGB54T331 EGB63T
293 WSU435S303 WSU445S313 EGB45T323 EGB55T332 EGB64T
294 WSU436S304 WSU446S314 EGB46T  
T333-344Chassis Leyland PSU3C/3RBuilt 1978-9
Bodywork Alexander (Belfast) AYS B53F
333 EGB65T336 EGB68T339 EGB71T341 EGB73T343 EGB75T
334 EGB66T337 EGB69T340 EGB72T342 EGB74T344 EGB76T
335 EGB67T338 EGB70T   
T345-367Chassis Leyland PSU3C/3RBuilt 1979
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
345 GSU827T350 GSU832T355 GSU837T360 GSU842T364 GSU846T
346 GSU828T351 GSU833T356 GSU838T361 GSU843T365 GSU847T
347 GSU829T352 GSU834T357 GSU839T362 GSU844T366 GSU848T
348 GSU830T353 GSU835T358 GSU840T363 GSU845T367 GSU849T
349 GSU831T354 GSU836T359 GSU841T  
T368-372Chassis Leyland PSU3C/3RBuilt 1979
Bodywork Alexander AT DP49F
368 GSU850T369 GSU851T370 GSU852T371 GSU853T372 GSU854T
T373-384Chassis Leyland PSU3C/3RBuilt 1979
Bodywork Alexander (Belfast) AYS B53F
373 GSU855T376 GSU858T379 GSU861T381 GSU863T383 GSU865T
374 GSU856T377 GSU859T380 GSU862T382 GSU864T384 GSU866T
375 GSU857T378 GSU860T   
T385-394Chassis Leyland PSU3F/3RBuilt 1980
Bodywork Alexander AT DP49F
385 PGA825V387 PGA827V389 PGA829V391 PGA831V393 PGA833V
386 PGA826V388 PGA828V390 PGA830V392 PGA832V394 PGA834V
T395-404Chassis Leyland PSU3F/3RBuilt 1981
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
395 PUS150W397 PUS152W399 PUS154W401 PUS156W403 PUS158W
396 PUS151W398 PUS153W400 PUS155W402 PUS157W404 PUS159W
T405-409Chassis Leyland PSU3/1RBuilt 1963
Bodywork Alexander AY DP49F
(ex-Western SMT 1981)
405 CAG439C406 CAG442C407 CAG449C408 CAG453C409 CAG470C
T410-415Chassis Leyland PSU3/1RBuilt 1968
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
(ex-Alexander Northern 1981)
410 KRG516F412 KRG512F413 KRG513F414 KRG514F415 KRG515F
411 KRG511F
T416-440Chassis Leyland PSU3G/3RBuilt 1981/2
Bodywork Alexander AYS B53F
416 TSU639W421 TSU644W426 TSU649W431 LUS431Y436 LUS436Y
417 TSU640W422 TSU645W427 TSU650W432 LUS432Y437 LUS437Y
418 TSU641W423 TSU646W428 TSU651W433 LUS433Y438 LUS438Y
419 TSU642W424 TSU647W429 TSU652W434 LUS434Y439 LUS439Y
420 TSU643W425 TSU648W430 TSU653W435 LUS435Y440 LUS440Y

Single-deck Types