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

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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?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris48 View Post
    Wow, love it to bits Rob.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?
    Certainly do can recommend
    Andy Thornton 933 7508 Bootle
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    John at J W autos Forth St Liverpool 922 5072

    Ive got a 1961 Ford 107E Prefect K reg that needs finishing too !

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    Thanks Rob. I'd love to drive a bus like that. Where do you keep it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris48 View Post
    Thanks Rob. I'd love to drive a bus like that. Where do you keep it?
    They are kept up at Burscough at mo. but we do a few rallies and trips round lpool have a look at www.mttrust.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    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.


    HAPPY DAYS!
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    The Titan almost had a turbo charged sound to it. The Titans were quite fast and cornered well compared to the AEC Regents. The drivers could throw them around corners easily enough. The Regent had a distinctive "diesel" sound and vibrated a lot on idle. The Titan was a superior bus in chassis and engine, however the Regent appeared better appointed inside for passengers - from memory.
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    Some of the AECs were unpainted aluminium silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Some of the AECs were unpainted aluminium silver.
    Yeah we have the first one A40 NKD 540 www.mttrust.co.uk

    there was also A147, A221-232 plus Leylands L294/5,300,303-309 locally known as the SILVER BULLETS!

    Pic link of L295 when nearly new in 1962 at Pier Head

    http://www.transportimages.com/galle...geViewsIndex=1

    Nice pic showing St Nicks church and the warehouses in the background , before the Sandcastle and Atlantic tower were built!

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    Yeah we have the first one A40 NKD 540 www.mttrust.co.uk

    there was also A147, A221-232 plus Leylands L294/5,300,303-309 locally known as the SILVER BULLETS!

    Pic link of L295 when nearly new in 1962 at Pier Head

    http://www.transportimages.com/galle...geViewsIndex=1

    Nice pic showing St Nicks church and the warehouses in the background , before the Sandcastle and Atlantic tower were built!

    Rob
    is your organisation responsible for that dark green single decker I've seen a few times in town? it's done in the old livery with the coat of arms I remember as a nippette.
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    My Austin A50 from 1956. Its solid and in good condition. Spent most of itslife in Malaysia when it was flown home in the late 1990s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris48 View Post
    My Austin A50 from 1956. Its solid and in good condition. Spent most of itslife in Malasia when it was flown home in the late 1990s.
    "Flown" over from Malaysia? It is very good condition. It needs garaging in the UK climate otherwise it will rot. Don't take it out in the winter as the salt on roads will rot the underside.

    Why do you want it painted when it looks OK? At least engine parts are easy to come by - A series.
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    B series. Engine parts are easy to get but body aint. It was brought back in an RAF Hercules. It was red on the sides when I got it and I've just had it painted. It's growing on me but I may have the whole car restored to its original colour of all Old English white. But then it more money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    is your organisation responsible for that dark green single decker I've seen a few times in town? it's done in the old livery with the coat of arms I remember as a nippette.

    Hi Quincy , no its actually still in service with Stagecoach buses, it was just painted for the 100 years of Motorbuses in Liverpool last year in the old liverpool c.t livery style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris48 View Post
    My Austin A50 from 1956. Its solid and in good condition. Spent most of itslife in Malasia when it was flown home in the late 1990s.

    Very nice Chris My first car was a 1964 A40 Farina in Crimson 5359 LV

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    Hi Quincy , no its actually still in service with Stagecoach buses, it was just painted for the 100 years of Motorbuses in Liverpool last year in the old liverpool c.t livery style.

    Rob
    ah, cheers for that info Rob. shame there aren't more about. I love that rich green colour.
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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
    Rob, this could be your bus on Penny Lane in the 60s!

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    I've no idea what type of bus this is or anything, but saw it in Llandudno at the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteH View Post
    I've no idea what type of bus this is or anything, but saw it in Llandudno at the weekend.
    Looks like a plaxton bodied leyland leopard or royal tiger.

    Rob

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