Tilling Stevens ahd always been a popular choice with this operator and we see four 32 seaters on their delivery run in 1931 from the Brush coachworks in Loughborough. These examples were later transferred to the Rothesay Tramways Co., to serve on the Isle of Bute. Registration numbers AG 8198, AG 8200 and AG 8196.Now part of the Stagecoach empire, Western was born in 1932 as the S.M.T. company’s subsidiary for operations in southwest Scotland. Its major constituent was the Scottish General Transport Co. (a subsidiary of British Electric Traction) based laterly in Kilmarnock.



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