Another Lancashire Municipal Titan.

To go along with some recent postings of the type, here's XTF 98D. I'm not that sure of the history of this bus, but It's shown here as preserved by Quantock Motor Services in Rossendale Transport colours. I've a recollection that at some time it served with Preston, though I could be dreaming this! The handsome Leyland Titan PD3 carries bodywork by East Lancs. This was it's first public appearance following restoration at Reliance bus Works, and is seen in Taunton having worked a shuttle service from Bishops Lydeard.

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  • Pimlico Badger 7y

    According to the 2nd Edition of Fleetbook 4 published by A.M.Witton in 1977, this was new to Haslingden Corporation as their number 1, passing to rossendale Joint Omnibus Committee in 1968. The choice of 'destination seems a bit strange with Rising Bridge being between Haslingden and Baxenden, of Holland's Pies fame.

    Staying on the subject of Rossendale, it may be of interest to some that Rossendale Transport have recently relecated their main depot from Rawtenstall to Helmshore.

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  • preselected 7y

    Yep this one is my favourite of the Haslingden/Rossendale PD3s and a very handsome bus excellently restored!

    It looks terrific now, glad to see a happy ending for once.
  • David Henderson 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called East Lancashire Coachbuilders, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • geordiedave66 7y

    Yes I agree, a lovely bus (except for the heavy clutch pedal :-))
  • Martyn Hearson 7y

    I don't recall the clutch pedal on this one being oppressive Dave.
  • David Henderson 7y

    Confidence no.9 (BUF 272C) has a pretty light clutch, whereas Leicester 68 (CJF 68C) had an awful clutch - like everything with buses, they are all different.
  • geordiedave66 7y

    No Martyn I was told the clutch pedal on the Leyland PD2/PD3 series was notoriously heavy. But on the ex Leicester one I used to drive I found it OK, so maybe it's a myth.
    I think DH73 has the correct interpretation.
  • Claire 7y

    A lovely picture of a super looking bus.
  • Stuart Parkinson 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Buses and Coaches of North West England, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Mwr-Cwm 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Preserved Classic British Buses and Coaches, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • John Dawkins 4y

    Still earning its keep with Quantock, mostly for weddings. One annoying trait I've discovered while shunting it around QMS garages old and new is the incredibly slow tickover speed. Unless warmed up, it will stall frequently. Especially frustrating when you happen to have your right foot on the brake...
  • Martyn Hearson 4y

    I gather that this too has very recently departed the fleet ;-(
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