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Northern Roadways Duplication

16th May 1952, Page 34
16th May 1952
Page 34
Page 34, 16th May 1952 — Northern Roadways Duplication
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DESPITE objections from Scottish Omnibuses, Ltd., and the Railway Executive, Northern Roadways, Ltd., . was, on Monday, . granted by the

• Scottish Licensing, Authority, permission to run up to eight coaches on its services from Glasgow and, Edinburgh , to London. Not more than six vehicles may be run from any terminus.

• This decision on duplication will be valid until September 3Q, when the company's licences, Will be revoked. , The duplication granted is in accordance with that allowed by the licences issued on April 16 last year.

LEDGARDS TO CARRY ON WHEN the employees of Messrs. VV Ledgard, Leeds, received their pay . packets this week, they also received a letter signed by the executors of the late Mr, Samuel Ledgard, stating that there was no intention of disposing of the transport interests carried on by him.

The firm had been built up by Mr. Ledgard until, with 90 passenger vehicles, it became one of the largest independent operators in the North of England. The executors declare their intention of developing and improving the business unless circumstances beyond their control compelled other • action.

1.5m. FEWER PASSENGERS TN the five weeks ended April 12 this year, Sheffield Transport Department carried 1.5m. fewer passengers than in the corresponding period in 1951. When the city council discussed this question at a recent meeting, alr. P. Hughes called it a "rather alarming state of affairs" which reflected the reaction of the public to fares increases.

SUPPORT FOR APPEAL SUPPORT is to be given by Stromness Town Council to an appeal by the Highland Transport Co., Glasgow, against the refusal by the Scottish Licensing Authority of a licence to provide a. service between Glasgow and Thurso. The matter is to be taken up with the Scottish Tourist Board and local Members of Parliament.


A T the Toronto Exhibition, which rtopens on August 26, the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., will have the largest stand it has ever organized in an overseas exhibition. Among the models to be displayed there will be an A70 pickup and a 5-ton chassis and cab.


AUSEFUL addition has been made to the range of bulletins published by the Aluminium Development Association, 33, Grosvenor Street, London, W.1. Entitled "Guide to the Use of Aluminium in Public Service Vehicles," it places authoritative data on aluminium before operators and bodybuilders. It is aimed particularly at providing designers with general information on the metal, its alloys and the' most common forms used in vehicle construction.

A32 Chapters dealing with the choice of suitable alloys, wrought and cast materials and workshop practice are each concluded with tables showing the relative value of each type of material for a particular purpose. The mechanical and physical properties of the various types of alloy are also tabulated.

The bulletin, which is priced at 2s. 6d., was produced after discussions with the Municipal Passenger Transport Association, in conjunction with which an investigation was carried out concerning the life of aluminium in bus bodywork.


A NEW rear-view mirror, suitable for rAfitting' to heavy vehicles, has been produced by Tudor Accessories, Ltd., Silverdale Road, Hayes, Middlesex. The glass size is 6 ins. by 4 ins. The maker's feature of a rubber retainer ring which affords quick glass replacement is incorporated. The retail price of the mirror is 16s. 8d.

DISCUSSING OILERS AT a sales and service week held last week by the Westonia Garage, Ltd., Northampton, 750 people heard lectures given by the staff of the Perkins Mobile School, which was present.

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