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Leyland Torque 2005

Details of the issues of Leyland Torque which were published in 2005.


Leyland Torque 27 - Spring 2005

 

Editorial Note - Please note that with immediate effect my e-mail address has changed to 'sutcliffes@leylandman.co.uk'.
Cover Picture Story - The compiling editor explains the choice of pictures for the front and rear covers.
Early History of Leyland - Mike Sutcliffe continues the story, part IX.. The first Coke Fired Steam Wagons.
Picture Gallery - Octopuses of the 40s.
Leyland Roadtrain - 25 years on! - An article by Gary Dwyer.
Food For Thought - Olympian designation; Gloucestershire Tearoom; Left-hand drive Tigers; Palestinian Titan; Trolleybuses in build; 8.6 litre engine power output; Millburn Motors Ltd.; Titan PD1 chassis designations; Ribble White Ladies; Non-coded Chassis Models; Leyland Overseas; Gardner-engined Leylands
Odd Bodies! - Edited by Bob Kell. Items include Two Royal Tigers; Scottish Aviation DFR 362; Cosy Coaches "Leyland Tiger" UU 9161; Tigers UA 8730, FTJ 818, MRE 910, FV 360; Lincolnshire road car TL 4315.
A CSMT Rebody A "V-front" rebodied?
The Thomas Transmission - Mike Sutcliffe continues the story.
The last 7ft 6in wide PD2s - Alan Pritchard concludes his story of the Warrington PD2/40 Specials
Letters to the Editor - Contributions include those from Alan Townsin, Malcolm Wilford, John Hunt, J.L. Gutierrez, Andrew Lidell, Michael Plunkett, Tony Hall, Eric Ogden, and David Corke.
Society News - 2005 Event. By Neil D. Steele & Paul M. Sennant.
Tailpiece - London Transport STD.

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Leyland Torque 28 - Summer 2005

 

Leyland Society News - Committee changes and announcement of the A.G.M. in November, from Keith Watson (retiring Treasurer).
Cover Picture Story - The front cover shows the Leyland Cheetah "Committee Coach" of Doncaster Corporation. New with a Roe body in 1938. The rear cover is a view taken in 1964 of road works in Leyland, showing a Hippo of Lancs.C.C. at work.
Membership Renewal - A reminder that it is time to renew annual subscriptions.
Early History of Leyland - Mike Sutcliffe continues the story, part X.. The Class B Coke Fired Steam Wagons.
Leyland cabs and bodies - A feature article by Ron Phillips looking at post-war lorry cabs.
Food For Thought - Edited by Wilf Dodds. Notes on: Body construction to Leyland design; Olympian designation; LHD Tigers; 8.6ltr engine power output; Titan PD1 chassis designations; Ribble White Ladies; Leyland Overseas.
Picture Gallery - 50 years on, a pre-war Titan or Tiger at work in Malta in 1986; Royal Tiger seen in Oslo.
Centerfold - A fire at the Regent Cinema, Leyland in March 1949, attended by two Leyland fire vehicles
Odd Bodies! - Edited by Bob Kell. Items include Tigers FTJ 818, MRE 910, TF 1555, FV 360, JWU 839; WD vehicles; Lions TL 4315, OD 2290; Cubs AUC 144, AWB 831; Titans JUP 147-158
Odd Bodies - Special! - Edited by Roger Barton & Mike Sutcliffe: Birch Bros. - an article with a series of photos.
Export Tigers - An article on Right and left hand drive export bus chassis.
Letters to the Editor - Contributions from Neil Steele, Malcolm Wilford, Errol Simister, John Thompson, Wilf Dodds, Chris Swindlehurst, John Shearman, Robin Hannay, Peter Greaves, Peter Davies, Keith Seranage, Alan Townsin, and John Wagstaff
Sales and Wants - Advertisements.
CD - Review - Golden Years of British Haulage (First CD)
Tailpiece - Singapore Bus Service Leyland Atlantean.

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Leyland Torque 29 - Autumn 2005

 

Leyland Society News - Enrolment of our 1000th Member, Appointment of new Committee Members, and a reminder that the 2005 Annual General Meeting will take place at the Museum of British Road Transport, Coventry on 6th November, 12.30 for a 1.00 p.m. start.
Cover Picture Story - The front cover shows British Road Services Leyland Octopuses unloading at Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market shortly after the second world war.
The rear cover - shows a Leyland TD4 with a vee-front body built by Leyland, somewhat disguised by the louvres on the upper deck windows.
Early History of Leyland - Mike Sutcliffe continues the story, part XI.. The Road Carrying Co. Ltd.
Leyland cabs and bodies - A feature article edited by Ron Phillips looking at post-war lorry cabs 1956 - 1957.
Food For Thought - Edited by Wilf Dodds. Notes on: Wilkinson double take; PLSCs with an AEC look; 8.6 ltr. engine power output; Millburn Motors Limited; Gardner-engined Leylands; Scania collaboration; Leyland Racing Car Transporters; H.M.S. Catherwood, TD1 Titan
Picture Gallery - Leylands Down Under: Melbourne 415 (ET 415) Tiger, and Melbourne-Brighton Bus Lines No.90 (KTF 090) Panther.
Centerfold - A photograph of Leyland buses for Buenos Aires being lifted aboard a ship by the floating steam crane "Sampson" in Liverpool docks.
Odd Bodies! - Edited by Bob Kell. Items include Rowe of Cudforth, Yorks. Leyland OD 2290; Furness/Ribble Tiger TS2, TF 1555; Taylor, Ideal Service, Yorks, Tiger PS, JWU839; Stockton-on-Tees C.T. 112-113, JUP 147 - 158; East Midlands Leylands; Carter (Alpha), Maidenhead, Leyland Lion PLSC3, TY 3085; and good pictures of JPW 259, IL 5861, FV 7421 and Portugese Atlantean, J.C. Belo 44
Leicester Tower Wagons - An article by Mike Sutcliffe, with photographs, on the specialist Leyland vehicles used for the repair of Leicester City Tramways overhead lines.
Book Review - "Beer and Blue Buses" by Don Bate.
Olympian Art Gallery - The story of a most unusual Leyland still giving sterling service after 22 years on Scottish roads as a travelling art gallery.
Letters to the Editor - Contributions from Ron Phillips, D.R.MacGregor, Gary Ward, Brian Veale, Geoff Lumb, Fred Boulton, J.F.Driver, Graham Edge, Terry Warneford, Brian Pugsley, Peter Stanier, and David Burnicle.
Society Sales - Soon out: "Ribble Double-deck Coaches" and "The Leyland Buses of Leigh Corporation", and Society Christmas Cards - available now!
Sales and Wants - Advertisements.
Tailpiece - An Alicante (Spain) street scene of the early 70's showing an overloaded Leyland Comet lorry, V 24697 with several non-standard attachments.

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Leyland Torque 30 - Summer 2005

 

Leyland Society News - An apology to those members who were charged for extra postage on Torque 29: the problem seems to have been a weight close to the postage band top limit and moisture adding to the weight to put it over into the next band.
2006 Leyland Society Gathering: we are hoping to hold this in Leyland next year, the date to keep free is Sunday 9th July. Leyland trucks have again offered to support the event, and the theme is likely to be "Fifty Years of the Leyland Atlantean."
An appeal: Does anyone have access to a copy of "The Engineer" magazine of 1896 with a report on the Crystal Palace Trials? If so, please contact the editor.
Cover Picture Story - The front cover shows the only Olympian to be exported to Ceylon. Note the "export" features: different windows, extra vents and badges.
The rear cover - shows a Leyland fire engine. This one was taken into the collection of old vehicles started by Leyland Motors in the early sixties.
Early History of Leyland - Mike Sutcliffe continues the story, part XII. Various steam oddities 1901 - 1905.
Leyland cabs and bodies - A feature article edited by Ron Phillips looking at Leyland-Albion-Dodge lorry cabs of 1958.
Food For Thought - Edited by Wilf Dodds. Notes on: Wilkinson double take; 8.6 ltr. engine power output; Millburn Motors Limited; Gardner-engined Leylands; Leyland Racing Car Transporters; Darlington Triumph Tiger PS1/1s; Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen; Leyland Cheetah WG 7239.
Centerfold - A fine view of ten Leyland Lynx loaded with milk churns at an Aberdeen dairy.
Odd Bodies! - Edited by Bob Kell. Items include Furness/Ribble Tiger TS2, TF 1555; E. Midland Leylands BAL 606, BRR 909; Leyland PS1/1 JPW 259; Erne Bus Co. Leyland Comet IL 5561; Blair & Palmer BG 746; Leyland Tiger BU 8600
Tale of a Titan TD6 - An article by Ron Phillips, with photographs, on the bizarre history of 1939-built FOF 298.
Using Leyland body parts - An article by Allan T.Condie.
Letters to the Editor - Contributions from Richard Gadsby of Liversedge, Frank Wright of Rochester, Alan Townsin of Steventon, Tony Hall of Birmingham, J.Nolan of New Brighton, Andy Dingwall of Ludlow, Cyril McIntyre of Dublin, Philip Groves of St.Leonards-on-Sea, Malcolm Margetts by e-mail, Roy Marshall of Burnley, Garry Ward of Ayr, David Hardy of Bury St Edmunds, Paul Savage of Belfast, Bill Cowan from New Zealand, and from the editor, Mike Sutcliffe.
Society Sales - Soon out: "Ribble Double-deck Coaches" written by John Howie. Society Christmas Cards - still available.
Sales and Wants - Advertisements: a few more this issue.
Tailpiece - A left-hand drive Atlantean chassis (#593073), probably the first such to be built. It is a single-decker (also a first), and destined for the Israeli Leyland Agency C.N.E.C

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