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Three Leyland Titans

Edinburgh Corporation Buses

LRT Buses at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                   Photograph taken August 15, 2009

 

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   LRT Buses at Lathalmond Vintage Bus Museum, August 2009

 

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

Three Leyland Titans

Edinburgh Corporation Buses

Here are three former Edinburgh Corporation Leyland Titans.  This style of bus was introduced in the mid-1950s as replacements for Edinburgh's trams.  The final trams ran in 1956.

A note on the window of 777 reads:

"This is one of the last batch of the 300 similar buses bought between 1954 and 1957.

777 entered service in January 1957 from Central Garage, following the tram-bus replacement program, and was soon transferred to Leith garage.  In 1970 it was transferred once again to Central Garage.

In 1974 it became driver training vehicle T9 and continued in this role until its sale, in 1982, to Kelvin Scottish.  It continued as a driver trainer until 1991 when it was purchased for preservation by the Lothian Bus Consortium."

The buses in this photo are seen parked at the western end of the Lathalmond site.  They are, left to right:

Reg No Chassis Body New Original Owner No.
OFS777 Leyland Titan PD2/20 Metro-Cammell
H34/29R
1957 Edinburgh Corporation 777
LFS480 Leyland Titan PD2/20 Metro-Cammell
H34/29R
1954 Edinburgh Corporation 480
ASG665 Leyland Titan PD3/6 Alexander H41/29F 1964 Edinburgh Corporation 665

Source of info above:  Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Stock List

 

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