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Leyland Torque 2007

Details of the issues of Leyland Torque which were published in 2007.


Leyland Torque 35 - Spring 2007

 

Editorial - by Mike Sutcliffe.
Leyland Society News - Including a note for your diary:
the 2007 Gathering is to be held at Leyland on 8th July.
Early History Of Leyland - Part XVIII of Mike Sutcliffe's History of the Company: the Class F2 under-type steam wagons..
James Sumner - A tribute to one of the most important pioneers of modern road haulage by Mike Sutcliffe.
The 1984 Motor Show - An article by Neil D. Steele.
Cover Picture Story - A Leyland "RAF" type in service with the RAF.
Photograph from the Mike Sutcliffe collection.
The rear cover - A St. Helens Corporation Leyland Titan PD2A/30 on route 89 from St. Helens to Speke.
Food For Thought - Edited by Wilf Dodds. Leyland bodies on Titan PD1 & PD2, Leyland Llama GTS4 PSV, Newcastle Titan TD1s, 2mystery" Tiger, Engine colours, Leyland Shunter, and an Old tank engine called "Leyland".
Odd Bodies! - Edited by Bob Kell. Leyland Tiger TS2 UH 7564, Leyland Lion ARR 178/9, Leyland Tiger TS7 BFC 675, Simonds of Botesdale Leyland LT5B registration, Leyland Lion LT2 VT 4929, Leyland PS2 OEH 238, Leyland Tiger PS1 JAX 659, Leyland Tiger PS1 BJV 689, Leyland Comet FTH 456, Leyland Lioness LTB1 J-607, Leyland Lioness LTB1 VX 4069, Leyland Lion PLSC3 YW 2555, and a mystery (Showman) Tiger TS4 ?D 9486.
Allen's Other Two Tigers - An article by Alan Oxley.
Preserved - The restoration of Stephen Hubbick's 1921 Leyland RAF Type is now completed. An article with pictures.
Traffic Control - An unusual photograph led John Bennett to investigate the story behind it.
Devon General's first Titans - by Chris Taylor and Mike Sutcliffe. The story of four TD1s with replacement bodies.
Centerfold - An aerial view of the Chorley works 60 years ago. (764Kb size)
Letters to the Editor - Contributions from Allan Condie of Kinnoull, Chris Duffell of Ashbourne, John Bishop of Crewe, Genadi D from Israel, Bill Cowan from New Zealand, Andrew Johnson of Harrow, Maurice Doggett of Purley, Ken Davis of Ferndown, and a question from John Howie.
John Clarke - A tribute by Mike Sutcliffe to a Society member who died at the end of 2006.
Sales and Wants - Advertisements: for sale, wanted, and services offered.
Tailpiece - Bus to the Ferry: the idiosyncrasies of a Wallasey fleet.

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Leyland Torque 36 - Summer 2007

 

Editorial - by Mike Sutcliffe.
Leyland Society News - Details (revised) of the 2007 Gathering to be held at Leyland on 8th July.
Early History Of Leyland - Part XIX of Mike Sutcliffe's History of the Company: Leyland steam waggons - the survivors.
The B.U.T. Story - Part 2 of a series by Ron Phillips. (Part 1 was in Torque 34)
Food For Thought - Edited by Wilf Dodds. The Crossley-bodied Hippo Lorries, Late Titan TD1 chassis, Leyland bodies on Titan PD1 & PD2, Express Motorways Royal Tiger (or is it?), Leyland Llama PSV, Newcastle Titan TD1s, Engine colours, Santus double-deck bodies, 8.6 Ltr. Oil Engines, PS1 Coach.
The 1984 Motor Show - An article by Neil D. Steele.
Cover Picture Story - Merseybus Duple bodied Leyland Tiger TRCTL11/3R.
The rear cover - A pre-war Leyland Beaver of Chris Miller Ltd. delivering printing machinery: BCVM Archive picture.
Odd Bodies! - Edited by Bob Kell. Wm Hankinson, Salford, Titan TD2 GX 2693; Barton, Leyland Lion ARR 178/9; The Orcadian, Leyland Tiger PS2 BJV 689; Jersey, Leyland Lioness LTB1 J-607; London Transport, Lioness Six LTB1 VX 4069; M.T.Co. Leyland Lion PLSC3 YW 2555; Showman, Sneap, Northolt "Tiger TS4" OD 9486; Unknown Leyland Tiger JC, JG or JO 5439; Unknown Leyland Tiger coach RN 7637
Restoring Sydney No. 379 - An article by David Griffiths.
Book Review - Ashton and Manchester's Trolleybuses, by Bob Rowe.
A Customer for the C40 Cab? - Gary Dwyer investigates information received about a sleeper version of a Leyland C40 cab used on an Indonesian military truck.
The 10 Litre Petrol Engine - an article by Neil D. Steele.
Centerfold - Mid 20's photo of the fleet of Walter Southworth.
Book Review - Todmorton Buses - A Century of Service, by Ralph Wilkinson.
Letters to the Editor - Contributions from Ray Ahearn, Australia; Steve Palmano, Austalia; Mike Fenton, Huddersfield; Allan T. Condie, Kinnoull; T. Dan Exiner, Haifa, Israel; Colin Billington, Fifield; Michael Plunkett, Ashurst; David Corns, Lancashire; Stan Haydock, Leyland;Some notes on Central SMT by Mike Sutcliffe; Geoff Wright, Henley-on-Thames; and from John Allen, Stanton-under-Bardon.
Tailpiece - A Todmorden Tiger in Trouble

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Leyland Torque 37 - Autumn 2007

 

Editorial - by Mike Sutcliffe, with notice of the AGM in Coventry on November 4th..
Leyland Society News - Membership renewal reminder, "Recommend a Friend" offer, notes on the picture quality in Journal No.9 with a replacement offer, new supplies of Society binders now available.
Society Gathering - This year's Gathering and details of the 2008 event at Crich Tramway Village.
Early History Of Leyland - Part XX of Mike Sutcliffe's History of the Company: the steam waggons of H.Viney & Co. Ltd..
Kuwait Atlanteans - A bit of recent history involving the saving of three Atlanteans from a Kuwait scrapyard and details of the rest of the original fleet.
Manhattan Windsor - An article by David Berry on the fine work produced by this outside contractor supplying Leyland vehicles.
Food For Thought - Edited by Wilf Dodds. The Crossley-bodied Hippo Lorries, Leyland bodies on Titan PD1 & PD2, Newcastle Titan TD1s, Old tank engine called "Leyland", Santus double-deck bodies, 8.6 Ltr. Oil Engines, PS1 Coach, Scout Motor Services Ltd., Preston, Leyland ).680s for Fodens.
2007 Memento - This year's memento features the 'Badger' radiator badge. For a picture and details click here.
Centerfold - A picture from Auckland City Libraries of L.J.Keys Ltd Leyland Tiger bus, used as 'luxurious' transport to the beach.
Odd Bodies! - Edited by Bob Kell. Wm Hankinson, Salford, Titan TD2 GX 2693; Showman, Sheap(?), Northolt "Tiger TS4" OD 9486; M.T.Co. Leyland Lion PLSC3 YW 2555; Unknown Leyland Tiger JG 5439; Unknown Leyland Tiger coach RN 7637; Hardings of Birkenhead, Leyland Tiger BG 9065 and Unknown Leyland Cheetah E(XorY)T 198; A & C McLennan No.51 Leyland Titan TD6c, FOF 281; Boulton's unknown Tiger; "Little Wonder" Leyland Tiger PS(1?), DRV 640
Did Mr. Rackham burn his fingers? - by Michael Plunkett. 'B' for Bakelite filler caps perhaps?
T45 Roadtrain - An article by Robin Hannay. Comments on the Journal article in Journal No.9 by Garry Dwyer.
Cover Picture Story - A "Farington" bodied PD2/3 undergoing "the water test" at Leyland - spot the open window!?
The rear cover - Leyland Motors Shop Wagon No.45 being loaded with a complete LETB1 trolley bus chassis, destined for Portugal: BCVM Archive picture L056790.
The Leyland Farington Bus Body: What's in a name? - An article by David Bailey. The second of two articles, the first of which appeared in the 2006 Journal No.8.
Letters to the Editor - Contributions from Allan T. Condie, Kinnoull; Mr.M. Ostick, Heaton Chapel, Stockport; Ralph Stevens, Llanrug, Caernarfon; Trevor Williams, Polegate, East Sussex; Adam Auditori, Echuca, Victoria, Australia; Ken Davis, Ferndown, Dorset; Robert (Sandy) Stewart, Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia; Wilf Dodds, Nuneaton, 2 from Alan Townsin, Steventon; Ron Phillips, Warrington; and responses to previous letters from Mike Fenton, Huddersfield and T. Dan Exiner, Haifa, Israel.
Sales and Wants - A few contributions.
Tailpiece - A postcard from Ron Phillips' collection shows three Leyland chassis buses with MCCW bodies built in Birmingham, pictured on the Calle de Alcala in Madrid.

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Leyland Torque 38 - Summer 2007

 

Cover Picture - From the Merseyside Fire & Rescue collection, a picture of a Leyland Army type WLW Retriever.
Editorial - by Mike Sutcliffe.
Leyland Society News - New Membership forms included with this issue. "Recommend a Friend" and receive free back copies of Torque offer, more on the Crich Gathering in July 2008 and an appeal for marshals.
Leyland Cabs and Bodies - Some history from 1947 onwards: A feature edited by Ron Phillips.
The B.U.T. Story - Part 3 of a series by Ron Phillips. (Part 2 was in the summer issue this year.)
The Gold-plated Swiftsure - An article by Mike Sutcliffe on this charabanc which was new in 1906.
2007 Gathering Entries - A couple of pictures of a 1934 TSC9 Beaver and a 1948 PS1.
The Prototype Tiger TS1 - The full story and background to the article which appeared in Torque No.4 in 1999. An illustrated article from Geoff Lumb.
Food For Thought - Edited by Wilf Dodds. Leyland Shunter, Old tank engine called "Leyland", 8.6Ltr oil engines, Opposite handed O.600/O.680 engines and 8.6 engine?, 1947 Leyland industrial engine at Shildon, Leyland Retriever, Cessation of Fire Engine production, 1930s timber quality.
Preserved - Pictures of two completed preservation projects: Leyland Super Comet tanker YUW 839 and Terry Spalding's Fire Brigade Titan PD2/10
Centerfold - A picture taken in Colombo, Ceylon - now Sri Lanka - of an interesting line-up of Leyland buses.
Odd Bodies! - Edited by Bob Kell. Leyland Tiger PS2, BJV 689; Samuelson's New Transport Tiger TS7, JG 5439; Tiger TS7 coach RN 7637; Hardings of Birkenhead Tiger TS7, BG 9065; Unknown Leyland Cheetah EYT 198; A.& C. McLennan Titan TD6, FOF281; Boulton of Cardington Tiger TS3, GH 7090; "Little Wonder" Leyland Tiger PS1, DRV 640; Empress, Leyland Tiger TS4, WN 4370; Red & White Services (?) Titan TD2, EV 6692; Empress No.14 Leyland Tiger DF 8186; Leyland Tiger PS2, TRF 44; and J.C.Easton, Pitcalpe, Tiger PS1, GTF 576.
"The Old Lady" - A long illustrated article by Charlie Jude on Carter Patterson's Leyland Fleet No.147.
Letters to the Editor - Contributions from Tony Hall, Birmingham; Mike Fenton, Holmfirth; Michael Plunkett, Ashurst; Peter Michie, Altrincham; Roy Larkin, Tadley; Bill Taylor, Duxford; Phil Dixon, Parkes, NSW; Adam Auditori, Echuca, Vic., Australia;; Tony Roach, Widnes; Wilf Dodds, Nuneaton; Allan T. Condie, Kinnoull; and Richard Lukey, Malton.
Sales and Wants - A few contributions.
Tailpiece - A picture showing the perils of overloading. "Thank God it's not a Leyland"; it's a Russian "ZiS"
The rear cover - A Leyland Cub on the Promenade at Blackpool. Photo from the BCVM Archive, No.L010246.

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