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    Just thought you'd like to see my 1956 ex Liverpool Transport bus back on the road after 10 years of restoration into mid 60s livery.

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    At Penny Lane on our running day in Sept 2007
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    Looks great Bob, lots of hard work gone into that project.
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    stunning. really miss the old buses.
    when I was at the Holt I used to walk down to Thingwall Rd to get the 76 home as Crosville were still running some old back loaders on the route in the late 1970's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    Just thought you'd like to see my 1956 ex Liverpool Transport bus back on the road after 10 years of restoration into mid 60s livery.

    Pic follows


    At Penny Lane on our running day in Sept 2007
    photo Chris Tunstall

    http://m28371m.fotopic.net/p44911499.html

    regards

    Rob
    That type of bus was used on the 27 route. It had a a distinctive sound to its engine, so much I could tell when one was coming around the corner and not see it.
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    Wow, love it to bits Bob.I have a 1956 Austin A50 to go with it. You don't happen to know a good paint sprayer for classic cars do you?
    Last edited by Chris48; 02-23-2008 at 09:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    That type of bus was used on the 27 route. It had a a distinctive sound to its engine, so much I could tell when one was coming around the corner and not see it.
    Well done! ,
    Yes the Leyland Titan Pd2/20s were used on the 27 from Edge lane depot.
    surprisingly the 26 going the other way would be he preserve of AEC Regents from Edge Lane depot too.

    Liverpool's Leylands sounded more distinctive and powerful as they were fitted with 'export' type Oil bath Air Filters!

    Always remember waiting in Tithebarn St for route 16 home which was usually a AEC regent back loader even the punters knew it was the 16 as it stood out against the usual leyland atlanteans, and would step forward in the queue.


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