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Leyland Torque 2014

Details of the issues of Leyland Torque which were published in 2014.


Leyland Torque 63 - Spring 2014

 

Cover Picture - London Transport RTW calls were handsome looking buses, particularly in the original livery.
Society Gathering at Leyland - Sunday 7th July, 2013.
What Leyland Doing - Leyland Trucks building Aero Bodies for the European markets.
Leyland Lorries for Loads - Lorries from South Midlands by Peter J Davies.
Food for Thought - Leyland Tiger TS5 and Lion LT4 (and LT6), Olympic Gear Selector Unit, Leyland Gnu "TEC2", Tigers that were not impressed!, Leyland Leopards with two-speed rear axles, HGV cabs, Leyland bus body designation, Leyland Tiger TS4 & Leyland 'Steer'.
F. R. Simms and the connection with Leyland Motors by David Berry
Leyland Motors and the National Aviation Day Display by Neil D Steele.
Centerfold - The Flying Circus operated in all weather conditions, the 25th April 1932 saw them at Leighton Buzzard Flying Ground, Billington Road.

The Cub van and the KP2 Cub Demonstrator Bus, PL 9902, fly the Leyland flag! It appears that the Gilford coach on the left has lost traction.
Odd bodies - Feature edited by Gordon Brooke.

 

eyland Comet and Leyland PD1 on trade plates

Davies, Leyland TD1, WW 6x98

Valiant, Leyland PSU1, WMT 321

Pride of the East, Leyland TS1, MS 8671.

Modelling Leyland Lorries by Michael Crooks
The "White Swan" - A Tiger transformed by Paul Lacey
Letters to the Editor - Restored Leylands in Australia - from Steven King, NSW; Crompton Leyland Electricars Ltd - from Keith Roberts; The Leyland O.900 Engine - from Hugh Scofield; Leylands in Australia - from Steve Green; Leyland Titan Seating - from Graham Ledger, Northampton
Sales & Wants - Leyland Journals
The rear cover - Leyland Octopus TEW9D, chassis 7237, when photographed on 21st March 1949, looked as though it had had a hard life.
Tailpiece - The Lion of Olympia's Tail

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Leyland Torque 64 - Summer 2014

 

Cover Picture - Leyland Beaver - It may have been one of chassis 511772/73, model 12.B1 Beaver with 15ft wheelbase.
Society Gathering at Leyland - Sunday 7th July, 2013 at The Great Central Railway.
2014 AGM - 16 November 2014.
What Leyland Doing - Leyland Trucks produces 5,000th factory bodied Truck.
Leyland Lorries for Loads - The Changing Face of Haulage by Peter J Davies.
Food for Thought - Leyland Tiger TS5 and Lion LT4 (and LT6), Tigers that were not impressed!, Leyland Leopards with two-speed rear axles, HGV Cabs, Leyland TS4?, Leyland 'Irish' Railbus, Experimental cab units, Ferodo Retarder on a Leopard.
The Leyland Lion (to 1929) book - A few comments from readers.
The Leyland Comet - A new Chassis List from the PSV Circle.
Centerfold - Thames Valley No.204, RX 5566, new in February 1930.

Odd bodies - Feature edited by Gordon Brooke.

 

Leyland Comet and Leyland PD1 on trade plates

Davies, Leyland Titan TD1, WW 6797

Leyland Lion LSC3, YV 5406

Leyland Tiger TS1 or TS2?, CK 4120

Pye's Motor Tours, Rhos-on-Sea, Leyland Tiger, BTU 257

Valliant Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1, WMT 321

Pride of the East, Leyland TS1, MS 8671

Pye Motors Tours, Leyland Tiger PS2

Age Concern Coventry, Leyland Swift, C129 VDU

Bere Regis & District, Leyland Tiger PS1, DBA 451.

F. R. Simms and the connection with Leyland Motors (Part 2) by David Berry.
My Involvement with Leyland by Jasper Pettie.
My African Worldmaster by John Fallon.
Letters to the Editor - South Midland Tiger PS1/1 - from Cyril McIntyre; Crompton Leyland Electricars Ltd - from Keith Roberts; Old Leyland Lorry in New Zealand - from Viv Higgins.
Sales & Wants - Leyland fuel tanks; Bristol LHS, 1982 - ESU 815X.
The rear cover - Prototype Leyland Atlantean, 281 ATC, chassis no.562094 with MCCW H44/£4F body.
Tailpiece - A Titan with a "London Look" About It.

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Leyland Torque 65 - Autumn 2014

 

Cover Picture - Leyland Titan TD2 - Madrid Tramways brought five Leyland Titan TD2s which were delivered in April - May 1933.
Society Matters - Membership Renewals, Leyland Society AGM, Leyland Society Journal & Michael Banfield.
What Leyland Doing - Leyland Milestone - Leyland Trucks has produced the 125,000th DAF LF at its state-of-the-art factory in Leyland.
Leyland Lorries for Loads - Article and Images of Leyland lorries from the early years through to the 1980s by Peter J Davies.
Food for Thought - Leyland Leopards with two-speed rear axles: Leyland 'Irish' Railbus; Experimental Fibreglass Ergomatic cab; Leopard driving position; Leyland Comment Fire Engines; Service Training Unit; Aviation Tanker.
The Leyland Eight - Report by Mike Sutcliffe.
Centerfold - Leyland GH2 - New to United Service Transport - 25 Jun 1924.

Odd bodies - Feature edited by Gordon Brooke.

 

Leyland Comet and Leyland PD1 on Trade Plates

Val(l)iant, Leyland PSU1/15, WMT 321

Pride of the East, Leyland Tiger TS1, MS 8671

Manchester, Leviathan LSP1, NF 4301

Age Concern Coventry, Leyland Swift, C129 VDU

Pye's Motor Tours, Leyland Tiger PS2/3, GUN 197

Bere Regis & District, Leyland Tiger PS1, DVA 451

Highland Omnibuses, Leyland Titan TD3, CK 4878

Leyland Lion LT5a? in Leicester

Bullock & France, Leyland Tiger PS1, FFY 390

WEMS, Leyland Cub SKP, EN 7432.

The Enigma of the AEC V8 engine: Why was it ever produced? by Bob Fryars.
Leylands at Great Central Railway - The Society Gathering on 13 Jul 2014 by Gary Dwyer.
Letters to the Editor - Leyland Atlantean 281 ATC - from Peter Caunt, Australia; Memories of Leyland in Northern Ireland - from Miss Barry Munn; Lion Book, Front Cover - from Cyril McIntyre; Three Leyland Men - from Mike Sutcliffe; Crompton Leyland Electricar Ltd - from Mike Fenton; Hawke's Bay Vintage Machinery Club - from Sandy Stewart; Leyland Constructor, F38 FFC - from Jeff Sproston.
Sales & Wants - 2-speed high-ratio axle, speedo generator and control mechanisms - Southdown Leopard UUF 335J.
The rear cover - The conveyor line at BX Factory on Leyland's Farington site with a Leyland Hippo 20.H9, just about to receive its cab.
Tailpiece - Two tales for the price of one!

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Leyland Torque 66 - Summer 2014

 

Cover Picture - Registration RD suggests a reconditioned military Leyland Hippo Mk2A with Allied UK/USA markings, possibly photographed as late at 1953/54.
Society Matters - Leyland Society AGM, 2015 Leyland Society Gathering at Leyland on 28th June 2015.
What Leyland Doing - Leyland Trucks Press Day - Leyland hosted eight journalists from UK and Ireland in October - Service Recognition - Brian Taylor 50 years of service.
Leyland Lorries for Loads - Article and Images of Leyland lorries from the early years through to the 1980s by Peter J Davies.
Food for Thought - Service Training Units; Aviation Tankers; Who Won at Cricket; Gibson Moffat, PD2/1 MTA 747; Danish State Railways PD2; Thames Valley Lorry WO 9157; Tyre Presses.
A Lincolnshire Lion Down Under - Report by Peter Berry.
Centerfold - Leyland TD1 with Titan L24/24Ro body - A & R Graham Limited, Kirkintilloch 16.

Odd bodies - Feature edited by Gordon Brooke.

 

Kirkham, Preston, Leyland Tiger TS2, CK 4120

Bere Regis & District, Leyland PS1, DBA 451

Highland Omnibuses, Leyland Titan TD3, CK 4878

CH Allen, Mountsorrel, Leyland Lion LTA5A

Bullock & France (Queens), Leyland PS1, FFY 390

WEMS, Leyland Cub SKPZ2, EN 7432

Victoria Coaches, Leyland TD7, EO 7804

Premier Travel, Leyland SKP2, CS 4326

East Kent, Leyland TS1, FN 9096

Unknown Leyland Cheetah.

Classic Leylands in New Zealand - article by Howard Dixon.
The Leyland Eight - article by Mike Sutcliffe.
Notes on the development of the Leyland-Thomas - article by Lawrence Sawers.
Letters to the Editor - PUTCO and POTS from John Shearman; Liverpool Leyland-Metz, KF 6683 from Michael Williams; MT Co. and Windovers from Nick Georgano.
Sales & Wants - Wheels, 8 stud 20 inch diameter; Leyland Cub KPZ4, HL 9261 - photographs wanted.
The rear cover - Stockport Corporation 292 an Leyland Titan PD2/1 - EDB 546
Tailpiece - A Titan goes to sea.

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