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LEYLAND SOCIETY PICTURE GALLERY - Earlier than 2008
Any members who have Leyland related digital photographs which they think might be of interest to other society members are welcome to send them in, together with suitable descriptive text, to the Society Webmaster.
Royal Tiger Worldmaster
Jacky Bar-Lev has written in from Israel with pictures of a Royal Tiger Worldmaster, which was built in November 1973.
Jacky Bar-Lev writes:
My name is Jacky and I work for Egged in Israel, A company that had more then 2000 Leyland Buses and coaches from the 40's to the late 70's.
The company also has a Bus and Coach museum which holds a fine collection of restored buses including many Leylands, most of them are in running condition or close to it.
I attach pictures of a Royal Tiger Worldmaster,
which was built in 11.73. My father got it brand new. It was last
registered in 8.91, by that time it was used as mobile storage by
the museum's manager. A few weeks ago it was towed to the museum
where I discovered it.
I hope you'll like the pictures, taken by Mr. Andy Radulescu and Mr. Dror Regev
Latest in: (17th December 2005) Jacky has emailed
to say that there are three film clips available to download,
showing the above in action. For those without broadband connection:
beware, two of the film clips are quite large. Anyway, they can be
1925 F6 Leyland steam lorry under restoration
Adam Auditori has written in from Echuca,
Victoria, Australia about his restoration project of a 1925 F6
Leyland steam lorry.
Adam says that he had started looking for a steam wagon 12 years ago at the age of 16.
2 years ago he purchased a chassis and wheels which was then being used as a farm trailer. He restored the chassis and built the cab, then the opportunity to purchase a boiler and engine came along. The chassis came from central Victoria, the boiler from Tasmania and the engine from New South Wales mid coast, the makers plates and some boiler fittings from the UK.
The boiler is now back in steam at 200 p.s.i. One of the engines cylinders was cracked and has now been sleeved, all moving parts have been replaced or over-hauled.
The photos were taken at Echuca steam horse and vintage rally. He has no knowledge of this Leyland's history prior to use as a farm trailer.
He says he will be road trialling her before the end of this year, and we wish him well with the project.
1935 Leyland Hippo restoration
An recent restoration project of a 1935 Leyland Hippo.
Photo by kind permission of David Craggs, Heritage Commercials.
This fine old six wheeler, which was bought for one pound in the 1960's, was restored by the Pyatt brothers, and completed earlier this year. The restoration took about five years, with finding tyres and making wheels being some of the problems the brothers had to overcome. The lorry made its first outing to Gaydon and was driven to Chelford and Onslow Park shows, and of course was one of the attractions at the Society's gathering last July.
Crosville M52, CFM 354 restoration project
Harold Peers sent in details of his restoration project of this Crosville Leyland Titan.
This bus, a Leyland Titan TD5 with teak-framed 52 seat lowbridge body by Eastern Coach Works, was delivered to Crosville Motor Services, Chester, in February 1938, and entered service at West Kirby depot on the Wirral Peninsular. After spending most of the 1940's at Chester Depot, it returned to the Wirral for the last years of its service with the firm. It was sold in March 1958 to Contract Bus Services, a company specialising in the provision of buses for construction site use. It was employed on contracts for the Llanwern Steelworks until September 1962, after which it was sold to a Cardiff dealer for scrap.
During the 1960's, the bus was progressively dismantled and cannibalised, but gained a reprieve when it was acquired by myself in January 1972 for preservation. Since then considerable mechanical and body restoration has taken place, a project that is now entering it's final stages.
Until May 1946 the bus carried the LMS inherited crimson lake and cream livery, but then received the standard Tilling green and cream livery which the Company had begun to adopt. Substantial body rebuilding by Crosville took place in 1947/8, including the fitment of large Tilling indicators at the front for a period in the mid 1950's. The bus ran in service in an experimental all green livery, the only vehicle believed to have been treated in this way. (see photo)
The restoration has attempted to incorporate all body features, including indicators, which it carried when new. It also displays the original livery, fleet name and number styles of 1938.
Leyland Cub Restoration project
A Leyland Cub from the Emerton Collection.
Leyland Cub KPZ2/1, chassis number 5903, registered HL7538 in 1936 for the West Riding Automobile Co (464), has a Charles H Roe bus body originally with 20 seats and served in the Wakefield area till 1949. It was then obtained by E Pritchard of Newborough in Anglesey with 24 seats, for use on workers services to the Gwynedd slate quarries, local school services and Pritchard's daily stage service from Newborough to Llangefni. It served with it's octogenarian owner/driver until 1967 and then stood for two years in Newborough. It joined the Hollis collection at Queensferry till 1979 and moved to West Bromwich and Bridgnorth until 1997, before joining the Emerton family's Bounty country bus collection in Cheshire. There followed a substantial but sensitive restoration to its 20 year Anglesey image. A second normal control Cub HL9261, with a diesel engine, had the same working career and is now undergoing restoration in Oxfordshire after a long spell in Yorkshire. Both Cubs had the longer style of radiator, HL7538 having the light-six OHV petrol engine of 29.4 hp and 4.4 litre capacity.
Edward Pritchard was a popular local figure in Anglesey, driving the Cub until his eighty-eigth year, he lived to be a centenarian. Since restoration the Cub, nicknamed Prince of Wales, has appeared at various rallies in Cheshire and Shropshire, attended a Pritchard family re-union in Anglesey, has taken part in a Heart of Wales Road Run and attended the Leyland 120 Rally.
1950's South Works Parade
Mr. Terry Margetts has sent in an interesting historical picture.
Our thanks go to Mr. Terry Margetts for sending in this picture, which he discovered while going through some old family photos.
It shows a group of newly constructed vehicles on the South Works Parade and was probably taken in the early to mid 1950's.
Terry's father, Mr. F.W. Margetts, was assistant
chief engineer from 1950 until the mid 60's, retiring about 1974.
Leyland Tigers of GVB, Amsterdam
Jan van der Stelt ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) has sent in some pictures of Leyland Panthers which were bought by GVB of Amsterdam.
Jan van der Stelt writes in :
In 1966 GVB of Amsterdam bought six Leyland Panthers (nrs. 295 - 300) with Dutch Hainje bodywork. In fact they were not original Panthers because only parts were used by Dutch chassisbuilder Werkspoor.
The official name of the type was Leyland-Triumph-Werkspoor, but they had the Panther badge on the front (299 lost it after an accident).
In 1977 the whole batch was sold to a scrapyard
in Soest and they were all broken up.
Richard Berry of Nelson, NZ has sent in a photograph of the restored RTL68.
Our thanks go to Mr. Richard Berry for sending in
Leyland Comet 90
Tony Missin sent us this picture of his restored Leyland Comet 90.
Tony Missin, who has recently joined the Society, sent us this picture of his restored Leyland Comet 90. The cat, who appears to be admiring it, obviously has very good taste!
Crosville Leyland Tiger TS7 restoration
David Moores has sent us a picture of his restored Crosville Leyland Tiger TS7.
Photo by kind permission of John Senior.
This bus, which was recently seen at the Crosville Centenary Rally, was one of 72 Tiger TS7's that entered service with Crosville in 1937. This vehicle was based at Llandudno and was unique in that it had a Post Box fitted to the rear near side panel and collected mail when it was running along the east side of the Conway Valley whilst en route from Llandudno to Eglwysbach via Glan Conway. The present owner, David Moores, acquired it in 1963, and has carried out a lot of work mechanically and on the body. In 1985 it was issued with a class 6 MOT, and was operated under the Yesteryear Motor Services banner, doing weddings and other private hire work. David has saved a further five pre war ex Crosville Leylands, D41,anLT2 Lion, K101, a TS7 Tiger, KA158, a TS8 Tiger,L7(later M203)a TD1 Titan and N33, a KP2 Cub. Most are in various stages of decay, but if there is anyone who would like to be involved in any way in providing assistance in restoring any of the above vehicles, or even part ownership or purchase, provided it is with a serious view to restoration, please get in touch. David would also like to know if anyone has any knowledge of the whereabouts of any spare parts for the above bus's, or photos of KA 27 which might show the Post Box. David's address is; 10 Ladygate, Diseworth, Derby, DE74 2QF or telephone 01332 812629.
1913 Barnsley S3.30.T. Restoration project
Mike Sutcliffe at this years HCVS London to Brighton Run, with the Outright Winners Cup, Concourse D' Elegance. The bus is his 1913 Barnsley S3.30.T.
Committee Meeting at Totternhoe 15th June 2006
A few pictures taken on the occasion of the 2006 Committee Meeting at Totternhoe on June 15th.
Crosville 2006 Centenary Rally
Onslow Park Rally
Here are a couple of pictures taken at the 2006 Onslow Park Rally, Shrewsbury. These two photos were sent in by one of our members and were taken at this years Onslow Park Steam Engine Rally, which took place during August Bank Holiday. As usual, Leylands, were very much in evidence including these three from the 1930's.
34th annual Yesteryear Rally on September 9th/10th.
The Malpas Vintage Machinery Association Ltd held
their 34th annual Yesteryear Rally on September 9th/10th.
The 2006 Wirral Bus & Tram Show
The Wirral Bus & Tram Show was held on 1st October 2006 at Birkenhead. Here are a few of the Leylands that were there.
An immaculate PD2
Ray Steele's recently acquired 1965 ex Stockport PD2 seen at last years Smallwood Rally in Cheshire
1950 Leyland Beaver
Mr. Glen Richards has sent us this photo of a 1950 Beaver.
Our thanks go to Mr. Glen Richards who
has sent us this photo of a 1950 Beaver, Chassis No. 505736,
An Australian Restoration project.
Phil Dixon of New South Wales has just sent us
this picture of his latest acquisition which he is going to restore.
Pictures from Australia
Andrew Blacklock has sent in three interesting pictures from Australia.
Our thanks go to Mr. Andrew Blacklock for sending in these pictures.
Some recent Society pictures
A few recent Society pictures.
A magnificent Scammell from Australia.
Andrew Blacklock's Scammell Routeman
Andrew Blacklock of NSW has just sent us this photo of his recently acquired Scammell Routeman.
It earned it's keep for 35 years with Smith's Transport of Abermain, NSW, and is powered by a Leyland 680 Power Plus engine.
A very fine looking vehicle.
A recent Restoration.
A recent restoration project by the Pyatt Brothers.
The restoration of this 1962 Leyland Octopus Tanker has just been completed by the Pyatt Brothers. It has taken them 2 years to complete, and this picture was taken at Gaydon by one of our members, Gary Dwyer.
Pictures from Totternhoe
A couple of pictures taken at the summer
Onslo Park Rally 2007
Some pictures taken at this year's (2007) Onslow Park Rally, Shrewsbury.
35th annual Yesteryear Rally
The Malpas Vintage Machinery Association Ltd held
their 35th annual Yesteryear Rally in September 2007.
Astle Park Steam
Two photographs taken by a member at The Show at Chelford, Cheshire, in 2007.
The 2007 Wirral Bus & Tram Show
Some of the many Leylands seen at The 2007 Wirral Bus and Tram Show in October.
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