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N 13 B 10.1K C 10 E Apr 21, 2013 F Apr 20, 2013
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Dear Mr EFE, this is the model that we want. Very few Leyland Nationals were delivered in pre-NBC liveries. The traditional Sunderland District livery on this example is enhanced by the unpainted stainless steel bumpers that characterised the first productions batch. Note also that the wheel hubs are black rather than the more usual body colour or later NBC grey.

MCN 151K (fleet number IK) was delivered new to Philadelphia depot of the Sunderland District Omnibus Company in 1972 in all-over BET red (the Leyland National plant, at that time, being unable or unwilling to supply vehicles in two-colour schemes). It received title case Sunderland District fleet names for the Philadelphia garage open day, prior to the proper blue and white Sunderland District livery being applied. It was later destroyed by fire whilst (it is believed) still carrying this livery. Other members of the same batch were repainted into the short-lived NBC blue livery before succumbing to NBC poppy red. This digital representation is based on an official view of Northern General MCN 817L, kindly provided from the Go-Ahead archives by Keith Lee and David Slater (20-Apr-13).

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N 12 B 6.6K C 0 E Apr 20, 2013 F Apr 20, 2013
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Whilst I have already featured a wide range of Leyland Nationals, I was very pleased to receive a copy of this official Northern General view of MCN 817L (fleet number 17L) courtesy of Keith Lee and David Slater. Very few Leyland Nationals were delivered in pre-NBC colours and, even then, a single colour edict applied. Thus Northern received its first Nationals in 1972 in all-over BET red, the second colour being added in the company's workshop. Note the black wheel hubs, were later repainted body colour. 17L was renumbered 4418 in 1975 and converted to single-door layout in 1979, receiving NBC yellow livery shortly afterwards. It was sold to United Automobile Services in 1981 (20-Apr-13).

See my complete collection of Northern General Buses here:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/sets/72157626362372...

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N 6 B 5.4K C 0 E Apr 27, 2011 F Apr 20, 2013
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This is a rear view of Northern General 17L (MCN 817L), produced from the same set of Go--Ahead archive images as the accompanying front nearside view, which were kindly provided by Keith Lee and David Slater (20-Apr-13).

See my complete Leyland National Collection here:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/sets/72157633342275...

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N 21 B 6.3K C 3 E Apr 25, 2013 F Oct 5, 2021
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I have very little information about this batch of buses so contributions from informed sources would be welcome. Tyneside Passenger transport Executive operated a small batch of Leyland Nationals in single and dual-door form for a few years before selling them on to other operators. Yellow Nationals - again in single and dual-door - form, later returned to Tyneside under the ownership of the National Bus Company, initially in that company's interpretation of the PTE scheme and then in full Tyne & Wear PTE yellow and white livery (26-Apr-13).

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Tags:   Tyneside PTE Leyland National

N 6 B 4.4K C 0 E Apr 21, 2013 F Apr 20, 2013
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This is a sequel to the previously published Leyland National 2 in a fictional version of Samuel Ledgard livery, with non-prototypical aluminium wheel hubs. In reality, Ledgard did not last long enough to acquire Leyland Nationals, which, in any event, would have been an unlikely choice for an independent operator. Unlike the National 2, this version does not carry a West Yorkshire Road Car fleet number and I leave it to the viewer to decide the circumstances that could have resulted in a Leyland National being presented in this much respected livery (20-Apr-13).

See my complete Leyland National Collection here:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/sets/72157633342275...

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