Large Orders for Marshall
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ORDERS received by Marshall of Cambridge (Engineering) Ltd. in the past few weeks include 75 30 ft. 6 in. bodies and 60 36 ft. bodies to be allocated to BET companies. Individual quantities have not been finalized, but the shorter vehicles will be delivered to Rhondda Transport and Western Welsh on Leyland Tiger Cub chassis, and to Ribble and Stratford Blue on Leopard chassis. Ribble will also take some of the 36 ft. models, again on Leyland Leopards. County Motors, Yorkshire Woollen, Northern General and Sunderland District also receiving 36 ft. bodies on Leopard chassis.
In addition to the bulk BET order, East Yorkshire has ordered 15 49-seat bodies to be mounted on 36 ft. Leyland Panther rear-underfloor-engined chassis. Marshalls are also building 10 special airport buses on Bedford VAL chassis for BEA and seven 30-seaters on Bedford VAS chassis for Coventry Corporation. One of the latter buses is illustrated (left), designed primarily as school buses, to be operated by Coventry education committee, they will also be operated by the transport department on feeder routes and as off-peak vehicles.
Recent home orders also include four 51-seaters on Leyland Leopards for Birch Bros. and two 45-seaters on AEC Reliances for Dodds Coaches Ltd., Troon.