ORDERS AND DELIVERIES
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kRTICS FOR RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION : The Southern Railway, India, has ordered four Leyland Comet articulated outfits from Ashok Leyland Ltd., of Madras. They will be used to carry materials for new lines to be constructed. The semi-trailers will be Gamma 11-ton units with 32-ft.-long by 7-ft.-3-in.-wide steel-covered platforms.
STUDENT TRANSPORT: The Ghana Supply Commission has ordered an Albion Victor bus chassis. It will be fitted with Marshall 4I-seater bodywork and shipped to Ghana early next year for use by the University College of Cape Coast.
MORE FOR BRIDGES: Bridges Transport Ltd., Preston, has ordered another six Albion Claymore 5-ton chassis through H. Gilbraith (Sales) Ltd., Accrington.
MORE THAN £bn. IN FIVE MONTHS: Since August, A.E.C. has received orders front South Africa worth more than Lint. The latest is one worth 1160,000 for 40 Monarchs. Twenty will have wheelbases of 1 i ft. 6 in. for tipping bodies whilst the remaining 20 will have 16-ft. 3-in. wheel bases.
FOR GAS BOARD: Dennis Bros. Ltd. has received an order from the North Thames Gas Board for 23 vehicles worth £30,000.
ON ITS WAY: The biggest ever Scarnmell oilfield ante outfit—over 60 ft. long. 10 ft. wide and weighing 32 tons, and consisting of a Super Constructor and Dyson 80,000-lb. capacity semi-trailer—began its journey on Monday morning, travelling front Watford to London Docks for shipment to the North
818 African oilfields.. It is the first of an order for nine similar outfits (worth over £130,000) and the Constructor is fitted with four 100-gal. fuel tanks, a water-carrying front bumper and an 80,000-lb. winch. The outfit is completely self contained and can handle cargo without the need for any cranes or other freighting facilities.
PORTSMOUTH ORDER MORE: The City of Portsmouth Passenger Transport Committee has Placed an order with Leyland Motors for a further 10 Atlanteans. They will have M.C.W. bodywork with capacities of 76 seats, instead of the usual 77-78-seater bodies.
DUPLE IN DEMAND: Recent orders for Duple Vega Major 52-seater bodywork on Bedford VA!., chassis have included the following: Creamline Motor Services (Borden) Ltd. (three vehicles), Central Motors (Burnley) Ltd. (two). W. Robinson and Sons (Great Harwood) Ltd. (two) and Seamarks Bros. Ltd.. Westoning (one). Bella Vega 41-seaters on Bedford SI3 chassis have been ordered by Yelloway Motor Services Ltd., Rochdale (four), Eatonways Ltd., Birmingham (three), among others. The Trooper 41-seater on Thames Trader PSV chassis is favoured by Fountain Garage Ltd., Cowes, I.o.W. (four), Creams (Portmadoc) Lid. (three) and Seamarks Bros. Ltd. (two).
£370,000 ORDERS TAKEN: Orders valued at £370,000 were placed at the Royal Smithfield Show with Ryders Autoservice (G.B.) Ltd., of Bootle, Liverpool. for the SteyrPoch Haflinger.