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N 1 B 1.8K C 0 E May 31, 2011 F May 31, 2011
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Ribble Motor Services of Preston was a long-standing and prestigious Leyland customer - it was quite literally a showcase for Leyland products on its own doorsteps. Thus when Leyland launched its underfloor-engined, integrally-constructed Olympic bus in 1951, it was no surprise that Ribble was an early and significant user - as it was with the Royal Tiger, which succeeded the Olympic in the home market.

Ribble's livery was a deep Cherry Red with ivory relief, the later being reduced and ultimately eliminated altogether on single-deckers. Like Southdown, the company acquired an enviable reputation for maintenance and turnout standards - many Ribble vehicles were to see long service lives with second and third owners (29-Jan-10).

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Tags:   Ribble Motor Services Leyland Olympic MCW digitl representation

N 1 B 3.8K C 0 E Apr 3, 2011 F Apr 3, 2011
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Three of these former Rhondda Weymann-bodied Leyland Royal Tigers came to West Auckland. The Eden purchased LNY 357 and 363, whist LNY 361 went just up the road to Lockeys. Coincidentally each operators subsequently bought a single example of the Saro-bodied Leyland Tiger Cub, Lockey's example at least being a direct replacement for the Royal Tiger.

All three Royal Tigers were new to the South Wales operator in 1952, making the long trip north thirteen years later. The Eden repainted its pair in overall red with maroon skirt - as far as I'm aware neither received the later cream and red livery. Both were sold to Hartlepool-based building contractor Yuille in 1966 (30-Dec-09).

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Tags:   The Eden digitally coloured Summerson Bros

N 3 B 5.4K C 0 E May 21, 2009 F Jul 21, 2013
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This is the first of a series of images requested by Andrew Tucker, who is currently working on the restoration of OJF 191 with fellow members of the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust. No decision has yet been taken on livery from the three prototypically correct choices. There is an excellent history of this vehicle on the Trust's website (www.ltht.org.uk), from which the following summary details are presented.

OJF 191-4 (fleet numbers 191-4) were 1956 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1s with 44 seat Weymann Hermes bus bodies. Purchased to replace time-expired 1936 Leyland Tiger TS7s on the 13-mile 'Outer Circle' service, they were first new buses delivered to LCT since the tram replacement fleet of 1948-50. They were initially painted in an attractive 'half and half' crimson and cream livery with the legend 'OUTER CIRCLE ' on the exterior cove panels (as per the Corgi 1/50 scale model).

In 1964, the four original vehicles and a fifth, later addition were repainted into the style depicted here to match the recently delivered AEC Reliances that displaced them from the Outer Circle service. Redeployed to the Inner Circle Service, they later saw further duties on Leicester's first Park & Ride scheme. The final, predominantly cream, livery (depicted on the accompanying image) was applied in 1968, when the Tiger Cubs were in their twilight years and deployed on miscellaneous duties; all five were withdrawn in December 1969 (21-Jul-13).

See additional Leicester City Buses in this set:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/sets/72157626294650...

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Tags:   Leicester City Transport Leyland Tiger Cub Weymann #L-N

N 4 B 5.6K C 0 E May 21, 2009 F Jul 21, 2013
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This is the second of a series of images requested by Andrew Tucker, who is currently working on the restoration of OJF 191 with fellow members of the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust. See the accompanying image for the background to this particular batch of buses.
This third livery variation was applied in 1968 when the buses were deployed on miscellaneous duties. Withdrawal came at the end of the following year but all five found further work with subsequent owners, 191 and 192 going to Birmingham-based contractor Douglas. Whilst 192 was subsequently scrapped, 191 passed to a Brownhills dealer in 1975, who appears to have simply parked it up (with others) in a sandpit - and there is stood for just over quarter of a century until acquired for preservation in the winter of 2002/3. Restoration is on-going with a target completion date of 2016 (21-Jul-13).


See additional Leicester City Buses in this set:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/sets/72157626294650...

Tags:   Leicester City Transport Leyland Tiger Cub Weymann #L-N

N 5 B 5.6K C 1 E May 21, 2009 F Jul 21, 2013
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Many thanks to Keith Lee and David Slater for another gem from the Go Ahead archives. I would, perhaps, not have gone to the trouble of digitally-colouring this particular image, had I not needed it as the base for the accompanying Leyland Tiger Cub versions, because the sister vehicle SPT 65 is (hopefully) nearing the end of a very long restoration by the North East Bus Preservation Trust. These 44-seat Weymann 'Hermes'-bodied Guy Arab LUF buses were supplied new to Northern General in 1955 and lasted until the mid-1960s. Most, if not all, saw further use with subsequent operators. Northern subsidiary Sunderland District operated Leyland Tiger Cubs with similar bodies (23-Jul-07).

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

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Tags:   Guy LUF Weymann Northern General NGT


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