Leyland 'Titan' double decker bus

Made:
1929 in Leyland
maker:
Leyland Motors Limited

Leyland Titan TD1 double decker bus, 1929, registration no. DR 4902. The Leyland Titan is generally regarded as the father of modern motor buses. It was first produced in 1927 and its design included so many innovations that it was probably the most revolutionary design of bus that has ever been produced. This is an example of one of the first models of Titan, and was first put into service in 1929 in the North Devon area on the 101 route. It was removed from public service in 1937 to be replaced by the Bristol G-Type. Its next job was to transport factory workers from their homes in Peterborough to Chivers Jams factory in Huntingdon until it was retired in 1955.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1997-538
type:
omnibus
credit:
British Rail, Clapham
status:
Permanent collection

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