Clydeside Scottish Omnibuses Ltd.

GCS 50V West Coast Motors

Oban and Disrtict was taken over by West Coast Motors and vehicles soon started to loose the Distictive Blue & Cream livery for West Coast Motors livery. As will be seen in many of the photos below, although West Coast Livery is carried, Oban and District fleetnames remained for a while. Below is a picture of GCS 50V taken in Oban on 14th September 2000 at which time she carried no fleetnames! She operated for Oban and District / West Coast Motors from August 1997 until I purchased her in May 2007.  Many thanks to Chris Martin for supplying the photograph and allowing me to use it on my site. 

Photo Taken In Oban 14th September 2000. Copyright Chris Martin

Below are some more pictures of GCS 50V taken in Oban in November 2003 and June 2004 as will be see although she carries West Coast Motors livery, Oban and District fleetnames are carried in the first photo taken in November 2003. However by the time the other photos were taken in June 2004 she carries West Coast Motors fleetnames.  Many thanks to Andy McCormick for supplying the photographs and allowing me to use them on my site. 

GCS 50V In Oban November 2003

GCS 50V In Oban June 2004

GCS 50V In Oban June 2004

Below is a couple of photos of GCS 50V found in a collection at an open day. Dates and photographers details unknown. But both were taken in Oban.

Below is a photograph of GCS 50V taken in Oban on the 22nd June 2006. The picture was taken about a year before I purchased her for preservation. Many thanks to Tony from the Angus Transport Group for sending me the photograph and allowing me to use it on my site.

GCS 50V Oban 22 June 2006. Copyright Tony, Angus Transport Group.

Below is a photo of GCS 50V taken at Ardrishaig Depot a few years before I bought her for preservation. Again West Coast Motors fleetnames are carried at this time. Beside GCS 50V can be seen J303 BRM another EX Western Scottish Vehicle.

GCS 50V and J303 BRM At Ardrishaig Depot.

Below are a two photos of GCS 50V taken near the Crinan Canal, Ardrishaig shortly before she was withdrawn by West Coast Motors and I bought her for preservation. Many thanks to J Meneely for the photographs and allowing me to add them to my site.

GCS 50V is seen at the Crinan Canal near Ardrishaig, shortly before being withdrawn from service. Photographs copyright J Meneely.

GCS 50V E.F.E West Coast Motors Model 22716

During February 2009, E.F.E (Exclusive First Editions) released a model of GCS 50V in West Coast Motors livery. I was really thrilled that they had chosen to produce a model of my vehicle, even though it wasn't in Clydeside Scottish livery. I of course had one on order as soon as I found out, which arrived on Friday 20th February 2009.

I have now ordered a few more for my family, so there is at least five now sold!.

Ok so the style of the seats and doors are wrong, but still looks good!

 

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