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Leyland Olympian 

 
Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - A1

This photograph taken in Gourock during August 1990 shows F882 VSJ. This is the actual vehicle as represented later in her life in Chester City Transport livery by EFE model 29616. See photograph below of the same vehicle later in life in Chester City Transport livery.

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - ARRIVA CYMRU

This photograph taken on a very wet 7th August 2002 in Caernarfon, shows  fleet number 3122 (C212 GTU). Corgi OOC model OM43001 represented fleet number DOG 209 (C209 GTU) as one of the series of models produced to go with the "History of the British double decker" stamp series .

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - BLACKPOOL TRANSPORT

This photograph was taken during the Blackpool & Fleetwood Tramroad Centenary week, July 1998. It shows fleet number 401 (XAU 701Y) at Cleveleys Bus Station on 16 July 1998. This is a sister vehicle to 406 (XCH 706Y) as represented by Corgi OOC model 43008

Photograph John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN -  BLACKPOOL TRANSPORT (METRO COASTLINES)

This photograph taken in Blackpool during May 2003 shows fleet number 406 (XCH 706Y). This is the actual vehicle as represented by Corgi OOC model 43008, although the model was represented in standard Blackpool livery as shown above.

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - CAPITAL CITYBUS

This photograph was taken at Ipswich during December 1992. At that time Capital Citybus were suffering a shortage of PSV fitters.  Ipswich Buses worked on some of the Jxxx YRM batch of Olympians for a short while. Fleet number 149 (J149 YRM) is seen next to Ipswich Leyland B21 No.146. Fleet number 149 is a sister vehicle to fleet number 143 (J143 YRM) as represented by EFE model 29601

Photograph Mark Smith



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - CHESTER CITY TRANSPORT

This photograph taken in Chester during April 1992 shows fleet number 11 (F882 VSJ). This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE model 29616. See photograph above of the same vehicle earlier in her life in A1 livery

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - CROSVILLE CYMRU

Photographed is Crosville Cymru, "Cymru Coastliner" liveried Olympian EOG210 (C210GTU) taken in Rhyl at Easter 1992. This is the actual vehicle represented by the Corgi OOC model 43002

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - FIRST HANTS & DORSET

This photograph was taken on 26th July 2006 in Ryde Bus Station and shows fleet number 34810 (C410HJN). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 29615.

Photograph J May



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LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - GO COASTLINE

This photograph was taken on 15th October 2003 and shows ex-Go Coastline vehicle JTY 385X still in original livery and with original fleet names running a school service in Aylesbury! The name of the current operator is unknown. Corgi OOC represented sister vehicle JTY 393X in this livery as model number 43007

31/8/2005 Many thanks to Tom Walker for advising me that the operator running this vehicle at the time shown was "Red Kite".

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN HEDINGHAM OMNIBUSES (EX METROLINE)

This photograph shows fleet number L353 (P489 MBY). This is the actual vehicle represented earlier in its life in Metroline livery as Britbus model R504

Photograph Chris Martin



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - LONDON UNITED

This photograph shows fleet number L292 (G292 UYK), branded for route 140 but actually working on route 111. The date and location of the photograph is unknown. This vehicle is a sister vehicle to L296 (G296 UYK) as represented by EFE model 29607

Photograph Daniel Stazicker



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - METROBUS
This photograph shows fleet number 805 ( G805 SMV) and was taken at Showbus 2005. This vehicle was originally announced as being the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 29631, however EFE later changed the model to represent K814 HMV as reported by me on 11th June 2015

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - NORTHERN SCOTTISH

This photograph taken at Lathalmond on Saturday 19th August 2006 shows fleet number NLO16 (TSO 16X). This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE model 29609

Photograph Peter Taylor



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - PRESTON BUS

This photograph was taken at Preston Bus Station on 27th May 2003 and shows fleet number 137 (G37 OCK). This vehicle is a sister vehicle to fleet number 136 (G36 OCK) as represented by EFE model 29604.

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - SOLENT BLUE LINE - PHOTOGRAPH 1

This photograph was taken at Winchester Bus Station on 26th March 2003 and shows fleet number 722 (G722 WDL). This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE model 29603

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - SOLENT BLUE LINE - PHOTOGRAPH 2

This photograph shows the rear view of the above.

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - SOUTHERN VECTIS

This photograph taken at Newport Bus Station, Isle of Wight shows TIL 6714 in it's current 'Route Rouge' livery. This vehicle was formerly fleet number 714 (G714 WDL) the actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC model 43014. I understand that it was re-registered sometime between 15th November 2000 and 8th December 2000

Photograph James May



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LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - SOUTHERN VECTIS 711

This photograph was taken at the Sandown outstation during April 1999. It shows fleet number 711 (F711 SDL) as represented by EFE model 29602

Photograph Mark Colegate



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - SOUTHERN VECTIS 725 (Photograph 1)

This photograph was taken on 21 April 2007 at Ryde and shows shows fleet number 725 (TIL 6725). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 29617

Photograph Mark Colegate



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LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - SOUTHERN VECTIS 725 (Photograph 2)

This photograph was taken on 21 April 2007 at Newport and shows the offside view of the above.

Photograph Mark Colegate



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - TEES & DISTRICT

This photograph was taken in the bus parking area outside Scarborough Railway Station during August 1991 and shows on the left of photograph fleet number 237 (A237 GHN). This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE model 29611.

The Olympian on the right side of photograph is in "Tyne Link" livery - another possible future livery for the EFE casting?

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - UK NORTH (EX-WILTS & DORSET)

This photograph was taken in Didsbury on 28th March 2003 and shows fleet number 212 (CUB 70Y) in an all over advertising livery. This is the actual vehicle being represented in the livery of its previous owner Wilts & Dorset (fleet number 3911) as EFE model number 29301

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - WESTERN NATIONAL - Photograph 1

This photograph shows fleet number 1802 (A752 VAF). This is the actual vehicle represented by EFE model 34906

Photograph www.britishmodelbuses.com



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - WESTERN NATIONAL - Photograph 2

This photograph shows the offside view of the above.

Photograph www.britishmodelbuses.com



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LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - WILTS AND DORSET

This photograph taken in Swanage during August 1990 shows running in  open top form fleet number 3910 (CUB 67Y). This is the actual vehicle as represented by EFE Model 29302

Photograph Bob Belcher



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LEYLAND OLYMPIAN - YORKSHIRE RIDER (HALIFAX)

This photograph was taken at the Crich Extravaganza in August 1988. It shows fleet number 5096 (A96 KUM) in Halifax Commemorative livery. This is the actual vehicle represented by the Corgi OOC model 43011.  Corgi Classics also portrayed this vehicle in their Yorkshire Rider series of 1/72nd scale "toy" Metrobuses.

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN/ALEXANDER R - ARRIVA ORIGINAL TOUR

This photograph was taken on Sunday 21st February 2010, in Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake and shows OA350 (J350 BSH). This is a sister vehicle to OA351 (J350 BSH) represented by Britbus model R503

Photograph John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN 3 AXLE COACH - BLUEBIRD BUSES

This photograph shows WLT 416. This vehicle is similar to fleet number 13603 (VLT 37) as represented by Creative Master Northcord Ltd model number HKBUS2002

Photograph Creative Master Northcord Ltd



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN 3 AXLE - CAPITAL CITYBUS

This photograph taken circa 1992 shows fleet number 331 (J248 WWK). This is the actual vehicle represented by Corgi OOC model 43214.

Photograph William Johnston



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN 3 AXLE - CAPITAL CITYBUS

This photograph shows the nearside view of the above

Photograph William Johnston



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN 3 AXLE COACH - MEGABUS.COM

This photograph shows fleet number 13607 (J703 HMY). This is the actual vehicle as represented by Creative Master Northcord Ltd model number HKBUS2004

Photograph Keith Wood



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN 3 AXLE COACH - STAGECOACH MANCHESTER (MAGIC BUS)

This photograph was taken in Manchester on 12 January 2007 and shows fleet number 13642 (H625 LNA). This is the actual vehicle as represented by Creative Master Northcord Ltd model number HKBUS2006

Photograph Bob Belcher



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN 3 AXLE - STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST TRAINS (Photograph 1)

This photograph taken at Showbus on Sunday 24th September 2006 shows fleet number 13640 (G283 YRJ).  This is the actual vehicle as represented by Creative Master Northcord Ltd model number HKBUS2008

Photograph John Bennett



Click here for a higher resolution image LEYLAND OLYMPIAN 3 AXLE - STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST TRAINS (Photograph 2)

This photograph also taken at Showbus on Sunday 24th September 2006 shows the offside view of the above

Photograph John Bennett



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