More Big Orders for Leyland Group
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A CONTRACT to the value of £250,000 ri has been added to those worth £650,000 already placed with the Leyland Group by the Ceylon Transport Board. It calls for 60 Albion Victor chassis with
M.C.W. all-metal 38-seat bodies. • These vehicles will differ from standard Victors in having a shortened wheelbase of 15 ft. 6 in., and Leyland engines to achieve standardization with the rest of the fleet. Vacuum-assisted brakes and five-speed gearboxes will be provided.
Ninety Leyland Comet and 10 Tiger Cub single-deckers have been ordered from Ashok Leyland, Ltd., Madras, by Uttar Pradesh Roadways, a concern which serves the most populous of Indian states. The Tiger Cubs will be the undertaking's first underfloor-engined vehicles. All the buses will have tachographs instead of speedometers.
The vehicles will have Leyland 0.350 horizontal oil engines.
LEYLAND COLOUR FILM
1-1. A NEW colour film, "Wheels of the World," has been produced for Leyland Motors, Ltd., by Film Work
shops, Ltd. It has shots of Leyland vehicles at work in various countries. Lasting 35 minutes, it was originally filmed on 35-mm. material, but 16-mm; colourcopies will be available from the Leyland publicity department.
WE regret to record the dehth of M. YV JotiN Poarwme and MR. W. H. A. CRANE.
Aged 91, Mr. Portwine gave the financial support which led to the foundation of the company which developed into A.C. Cars, Ltd., the initials deriving from the Autocarrier three-wheeled van which was introduced in 1904 and was adopted by many operators who gave up horses for local-delivery work, Mr. Crane' was a director of Cranes (Dereham), Ltd.