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Ulsterbus 1410 (BOI 1410) was a Leopard with two lives and is seen here in Portrush, Co. Antrim.

Delivered new in 1971this was a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Alexander (Belfast) B53F body work. It was maliciously destroyed in a terrorist attack in Dungannon in February 1974 and the burnt out wreck had the burnt out body removed, chassis overhauled by Ulsterbus engineers and then rebodied by Alexanders (Belfast) again as a B53F bus. It re-entered service in 1976 and it is during this period that it is seen. It was subsequently maliciously destroyed AGAIN(!) in Dungannon in February 1979 - 5 years after the first attack - and was subsequently written off!

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Taken on June 1, 2012