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Leyland Torque 2009

Details of the issues of Leyland Torque which were published in 2009.


Leyland Torque 43 - Spring 2009

 

Cover Picture - A 1938 Leyland Bodied Trolley Bus, Belfast Corporation.
Editorial - Higher lorry content in this issue, Greene King fleet of Leylands, and 50 years of the Atlantean.
Leyland Society News - Membership Subscriptions, 11th Annual Gathering at Leyland on July 11th/12th, (see also Website), AGM, on 8th Nov. 2009. Leyland Chassis lists, Leyland Society Sales, Back Numbers of "Torque" & "Journal", British Commercial Vehicle Museum Archive, and 2 good books.
What Leyland's Doing - Trevor Tunstall takes the reader back 30 years to the very first days of Leopard chassis production at the Leyland Assembly Plant. An amusing account. Joseph Wilkinson, Edinburgh & Glasgow Leyland Agent. A detailed account of this organisations activities from the start in the 1920's until 1974 when the company was aquired by The Heron Corporation.
Leyland Shop Wagons - Four of the Company's shop wagons spanning a 30 year period, mid 30's to 60's. Most of these wagons ran on trade plates and were never registered. 10 BCVM Archive photos.
Atlantean Half Century - Ron Phillips. Up until 1952, Liverpool Corporation was mainly an AEC customer. From then on, Leylands were purchased in increasing numbers. Ron tells us how the City introduced the Atlantean to the travelling public in December 1959. Ron gives the reader a lot of interesting detail, particularly regarding the bodywork of these fine buses. In 1969 Liverpool City transport was transferred to MPTE which also included Birkenhead & Wallasey Corporations who also had Atlanteans. (Wallasey, the very first, I believe.DB)
Food For Thought - Allan T. Condie. 144, Tiger PS1, BRN 366. 163, Emergency Door Windows. 164, Ribble fuel tanks. 165, Mystery Tiger Cub. 168, Leyland Galion. 169, Cuban Olympics. 170, Lydney bodied Guy Arab UFs with Leyland fronts. 171, An unusual Titan PD1. 172, Cheetah Mystery-From Eric Ogden, Cheadle Hulme.
More Lorries - Charles Watson of Ipswich has sent 2 photos, a post war Beaver, and a pre war Cub.
Centerfold - Leylands well represented in a 1940's City street scene in Eire.
Odd Bodies - Bob Kell. Boughton's, Leyland Tiger TS6, TL 2965. Excelsior, Bournemouth, Leyland TS2, CK 4090. Hillside, Markyate, Leyland Tiger TS7 JB 7497. Healing's Tours Ltd, Oldham, Leyland TS4, EK 8771. Brunt, Hatfield, Leyland Tiger TS2? HJH 472. Pullman Motorways, Leyland Cub SKP2, AGY 908. Holt, Rochdale, Leyland Tiger TS4 DK 7886. Hicks, Braintree, Leyland Tiger TS2? VX 8349. D.M.D. Ltd (Contractors). No. 553, Leyland Tiger TS2 DF 7557. York Motors, Manchester, Leyland Tiger PS1, JNF 357. Sheldon & Co,, Leyland Cub SKP ? EN 7584.
The B.U.T. Story - Ron Phillips. Part 5. Another in the series of short articles on railcar activities, a lot of which were for overseas customers.
A Leyland Look-Alike - Neil Mitchell. An unusual Scammell tractor, with an LAD cab, with either a Gardner or Leyland engine, towing a Shell 2 axle trailer.
Letters To The Editor - Neil Mitchell. An unusual Scammell tractor, with an LAD cab, with either a Gardner or Leyland engine, towing a Shell 2 axle trailer. Letters To The Editor. "Comet" in Cumbria, J. Sproston, Frodsham. Pollard/M&D Titan TD1's, Michael Plunkett, Worthing. Maidstone & District Titan TD1's, Windy Gale, Hayes, Kent. Leyland Charabanc, Chris Leyshon-James,(E Mail). Lioness Six, John C Thompson, Doncaster. Lioness Six LTB1, Bernard Ashcroft, Preston. Canadian Lioness Six, Bernard Hayes (E Mail). B.U.T. in Ireland, Charles Watson, Ipswich. Premier Tigers, Paul Lacy, Wokingham. Premier Tigers, Richard Peskett, Hindhead, also Badger in South Africa. G. J. Rackham, Malcolm Thwaite, Glasgow. Lunch with Lord Stokes, Alan Townsin, Steventon. Stokes & Axle Ratios, Robin Hannay, Crewe. Leyland National Engine Changes, Tim Moss. The DSB Titan PD2/3, Alan T. Condie, Kinnoull. The 500 Shop, Les Simpson, Chorley.
Sales & Wants - Several entries.
Tailpiece - A Gardner engined Atlantean PDR1/1 in Hong Kong.
The rear cover - A 1948 Beaver with a good load of whiskey casks.

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Leyland Torque 44 - Summer 2009

 

Cover Picture - A 1935 Leyland Cub SKG1 in Leyland Paint & Varnish livery.
Editorial - Some production problems, Atlantean articles Tanker photos, and This years Journal.
What Leyland's Doing - Leyland Trucks-LAP 30 years on, Part 2, Trevor Tunstall. Some of the writers memories from 30 years ago, 2 amusing accounts about vehicle production concerning a wily production manager, and the then new production track.
A Star at Crich - Alan Townsin. Some thoughts on the engine in John Kerr's 1932 Leyland Bull.
Atlantean Half Century - Part 2 - Atlantean Developments, by David Powell. An in depth account of this very successful double decker which was in production from 1958 to 1986 and totalled 15000 supplied to most of the UK's big cities, and overseas.
Leyland Tanker Lorries - 10 photos spanning 1933 till a 1966 Ergo cabbed artic.
Food For Thought - Allan Condie. 144. BRN 366. 163. Emergency Door Windows. 165. Mystery Tiger Cub. 166. Military Tigers. 170. Lydney Bodies. 171. An unusual Titan. 173. Leyland Fire Engine. 174. George Rodger (Motherwell) Ltd. 175. Leyland Titan TD1 Seating and Weights. 176. Ex Dundee Corporation Leyland Lion PLSC. 177. South African PD2. 178. Wells Engines, from Neil Steele.
Rear engined Tiger - Q723 GHG. Part 1 Maurice Doggett. A detailed history of a unique "one off" , originally left hand drive converted to right hand drive, single decker built at ECW (Leyland owned) in 1986.
Centerfold - A rare Leyland Bison in the livery of Ramsden's Brewery, Halifax.
Halton 100 years - Leyland help celebrate a municipal milestone, by Ron Phillips. Good Friday, 1909, saw the start of Widnes Corporation's Bus Service, and the worlds first double deckers with a fully enclosed upper deck. An informative and interesting article tracing the history of what is now known as Halton Borough Transport Ltd., and the part played by Leyland Buses.
Odd Bodies - Bob Kell. Boughton's TS6 TL 2965. Hillside, Markyate, Leyland Tiger TS8, OUR 14. Healing's Tours Ltd. Oldham, Leyland Tiger TS4, EK 8771. D.M.D. Ltd, Cardiff Leyland Tiger TS2 DF 7557. C. Holt, Rochdale, Leyland Tiger TS4 DK 7886. Hicks, Braintree, No. 6, Tiger TS1, VX 8349. York Motors, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Tiger PS1 JNF 357. Sheldon & Co, Bury, Leyland Cub SKP, EN 7584. New Items- with a London theme. Argosy Coaches, Leyland Tiger TS8 FLM 429. Grey-Green, Leyland Tiger TS2? GO xx42. Fosterlee (?) Leyland Tiger TS6 or TS7? HUW 39. Valliant, Ealing, Leyland Lion LT7?, BME 84.
The B.U.T. Story - Part 6, Ron Phillips. Background and technical information on Leyland Railcars in Northern Ireland.
Sheffield's Titanics - Keith Beeden (& others) A ten page article on this unique 3 axle double decker. The author describes the development by other bus makers that preceded Leyland's entry into the 6 wheeled bus market with the first chassis being completed in May 1927. Very readable and well illustrated.
Letters To The Editor - Leylands in Malta. Tony Hall, Perry Barr. Various Subjects. John Battersby, Bristol. National with Gardner Engine. Maurice Doggett, Purley. Liverpool Titanic. Simon Ryan, E mail. Engine Numbers. Eric J Muckley, Warrington. Buses in Cheltenham, Victoria. Jannes Nihof, Rijswijk, Holland. Irish Leylands. Cyril McIntyre. Wilkinsons Beaver not Bison. Tony Holdsworth. Sam Mather, also Wallwork Models. Barry Rennison. Unusual Cub. Phil Toms. Shop Wagons. Peter Greaves.
Sales & Wants 
Tailpiece - A 1938 Oldham TD5.
The rear cover - Lincoln in 1939: a Leyland Titan TD5, and behind it a Leyland Lion LT1.

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Leyland Torque 45 - Autumn 2009

 

Cover Picture - Leyland Titan TD1, built in 1929 as a demonstrator with an L24/24R body.
Editorial - Membership Subscription reminder, changes in management structure at Leyland Trucks, Atlantean half-century celebration continues with an article by Alan Townsin, great response from Food for Thought.
Leyland Society News - Society AGM on Sunday 8th November, notes on the 11th Society Gathering on 11/12 July.
What Leyland's Doing - An update from Andrea Paver, Managing Director of Leyland Trucks, on the last 12 months.
Cats in Malta - Leyland buses photographed at the Floriana bus terminus.
Brewery Lorries - A series of nine photographs of Leyland lorries serving the brewery trade, to balance up the magazine contents.
Atlantean Half Century - Part 3 - its problems and failures. An article by Alan Townsin
Food For Thought - Allan Condie. 168 Galion Graders and 169 Cuban Olympics, 170. Lydney Bodies. 171. An unusual Titan, 172 Cheetah Mystery, 173. Leyland Fire Engine, 174. George Rodger (Motherwell) Ltd. 175. Leyland Titan TD1 Seating and Weights. 176. Ex Dundee Corporation Leyland Lion PLSC, 178. Wells Engines, 179 Mystery Leyland Six-wheeler?
G.J.Rackham and the "Titan" Lowbridge Body - Alan Townsin responds to the article in Torque No.42 by Malcolm Thwaite.
Centerfold - 1929 Leyland Tiger TS2 with 31-seater dual entrance coach body.
Odd Bodies - Bob Kell. Hillside, Markyate, Leyland Tigers GKN 676 and OUR 14; C. Holt, Rochdale, Leyland Tiger TS4 DK 7886; Hicks, Braintree, No. 6, Tiger TS1, VX 8349 Sheldon & Co, Bury, Leyland Cub SKP, EN 7584; Argosy Coaches, Leyland Tiger TS8, FLM 429; Grey-Green, Leyland Tiger TS1, GO 1042; Fosterlee (?) Leyland Tiger TS6, HUW 39; Valliant, Ealing, Leyland Lion LT5A, BME 845 or 847; New Items - Leyland Cub YD9811; J Smith, Oldham, Leyland Tiger PS1, JNC 717; Stevenson, Uttoxeter No 19, Leyland Titan TD1, GE 7222; Holder, Charlton-on-Otmoor, Leyland Titan TD5, BBE 946
The Thompson "Tyne" Fueller - by Neil D. Steele. An illustrated article on the aircraft refueller following on from the article in Torque 44.
Hunter, Loanhead - An article by Richard Gadsby on the 1930's Leylands of Hunter's of Loanhead, with additional information from Mike Sutcliffe.
Rear Engined Tiger - Q723 GHG. Part 2 by Charles S. Marshall. There was so much response to the appeal for more information in Torque No.42 that it had to be published in two parts. This is the second part.
Letters To The Editor - Spurrier Family - emails from/to Nick Spurrier; email from Jasper Pettie; Leyland F.E.3 Fire Engine, from John C Thompson, Doncaster; Liverpool Titanics, from M G Elliott; Rear engined Lions, an email from Roger Bailey; Leylands in Malta, from David Corns, Preston; Leylands in Malta, more info from Gary Dwyer; Alxe ratios, from Alan Townsin, Steventon; Lions in Iran, etc., from Paul Creighton, Colchester; Turkish Rear-engined Lion, email from Hugh Soper; Unusual cub, from Peter Greaves.
Sales & Wants
Tailpiece - The city of Leicester Fire Brigade's Leyland FT3A, August 1939.
The rear cover - Telephone tapping on a massive scale? A Leyland War Office Subsidy Class A, type 5000 "The RAF Type" in the background.

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Leyland Torque 46 - Summer 2009

 

Cover Picture - A 1937 Leyland TEC2 Beaver Six.
Editorial - Chassis Lists, Sheffield's Gearless Buses, More items needed for regular features, 2010 Gathering.
Society Marketing & Publicity - A request.
Line Numbers - The Editor explains how the vast numbers of vehicles that were produced by Leyland Motors, and before it The Lancashire Steam Motor Company, numbered each vehicle in order that it could always be identified.
What Leyland's Doing - The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, pays a visit to Leyland Trucks on 15th. October. An account of this event.
Quite A Quartet - John Bennett. In 1932, The Lincolnshire Road Car Company, decided to purchase some coaches to operate some tour work. A detailed look at these "Streamline Coaches" which became very popular with the public. Includes chassis No's & body details.
The Leyland Lorries Of Blue Circle Cement - Eleven archive photos.
Food For Thought - Allan Condie. 144. Errata. 146, Leyland 0.680s for Fodens. 164, Ribble Fuel Filters. 168, Galion Graders. 169, Cuban Olympics. 170, Lydney-bodies with "Leyland" fronts. 171, An unusual Titan PD1. 178, CA Wells Engines, (London?). 180, Leyland double deck bodies rebuilt with late type windows.
The B.U.T. Story - Part 7, Ron Phillips. A further look at this interesting part of the development of diesel Railcars.
Centerfold - A Leyland Lynx DZ2 Tractor unit towing "Thunderbolt", Capt. Eyston's record breaking car.
Odd Bodies - Bob Kell. C. Holt, Rochdale, Leyland Tiger TS4, DK 7886. Hicks, Braintree, No. 6, Leyland Tiger TS2, VX 8349. Sheldon & Co, Bury, Leyland Cub SKPZ2, EN 7584. Argosy Coaches, Leyland Tiger TS8 FLM 429. Valliant, Ealing, Leyland Tiger. Mansell, Lynmouth, Devon, Leyland Cub KP3 YD 9811. J Smith, Oldham, Leyland Tiger, PS1 JNF 717. Stevenson, Uttoxeter No. 19, Leyland TD1, GE 7222. G P holder, Charlton-on-Otmoor, TD7, BBE 946. New Items. Stevenson, Uttoxeter, Leyland Tiger WG 37. Austin, Woodseaves, No. 81, Leyland, 368 ARF. Smalls, ?, Leyland Royal Tiger, LOH 854.
Sheffield's "Gearless Buses" - Keith Beeden. Part 1. One of the reasons for Sheffield choosing Gearless Buses was that the residents of the south western suburbs were complaining of the noise made by the Titans climbing the long steep climbs of that area in second gear. An extremely interesting and well written account that examines both the technical and day to day operation of these buses.
Atlantean Half-Century - Part 4. Open Top Tours. Ron Phillips. Ron gives the reader an in depth look at an operation in Spain using 35 year old Atlanteans, ex Nottingham, and now doing sightseeing tours of Seville.
Letters To The Editor - Rod Milner, Leeds. Leyland Steer & Octopus. Michael Plunkett, Storrington, Titan weight's. Malcolm Wilford, Octopus. Allan Condie, Throcky Jocky. John Bennett, Loughborough, TD1 TE 9520. Derek Westall, 5 preserved Ribble PD3's.
Sales & Wants 
Tailpiece - One of Bolton's first PDR1/1 Atlanteans.
The rear cover - A 1911 Carter Paterson Leyland X type in Blackpool on a wet day.

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