Friday, August 26, 2011

Blackpool 1938 Leyland Cub - by Transportnostalgia.Co.UK


This unique coach was introduced in 1938 and fitted out with a Burlingham body designed to Manager Walter Luff’s specifications. It featured a carpeted floor, swivelling armchairs, six radiators, a clock and a wireless set. It had a telephone and microphone connecting the saloon to the driver’s cab, and utensils were carried for making tea and coffee.
The Real Thing
Its’ finish was unusual, in that it was painted all over black with stainless steel trim, earning it the nickname “The Black Maria” among the staff. Internally it had alhambrinal decorative ceiling panels and French polished walnut woodwork.
Licensed not as a coach but as a private car, it remained in use until 1967 as a mobile committee room for members of the council. On withdrawal from service it had only covered approximately 18000 miles and the spare wheel had never been used! -

Leyland Bus was a British bus manufacturer. It emerged from the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) as a management buyout of the bus business. It was subsequently acquired by Volvo Buses in 1988 and the name finally disappeared in 1993.

PhotobucketLeyland era uma marca britânica de ônibus. Ela surgiu a partir do Grupo Rover (ex- British Leyland ) como uma operação de domínio dos negócios de ônibus na Inglaterra. Posteriormente, foi adquirida pela Volvo Buses em 1988 e, finalmente, fechou suas portas definitivamente em em 1993.
A história da Leyland começa em 1896, quando as famílias Sumner Spurrier fundaram a Lancashire Vapor Motor Company na cidade de Leyland, no norte da Inglaterra. O primeiro veículo da companhia era um caminhão à vapor de 1,5 tonelada. A Lancashire Vapor Motor Company foi rebatizada como Leyland Motors em 1907.


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