E. AFRICA'S FIRST ROYAL TIGER
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.
CLAIMED to be the first underfloorengined vehicle to operate in East Africa, a Leyland Royal Tiger with Duple bodywork has recently been delivered to Kenya Bus Services, Ltd., for use in Nairobi. The vehicle can carry 67 passengers and this large capacity has been obtained by having an offset gangway with seats for three passengers on one side and double seats on the other. There are seats for 51 people and space for 16 standing.
A front entrance gives access to the first-class compartment and a rear entrance to the second-class. The seats for the la first-class passengers are upholstered, the rest are of slatted wood. By adjusting the position of the dividing partition, the seating arrangement can be altered to 23 first-class and 28 second-class.
Twenty-four more bases of this type have been ordered by the Overseas Motor Transport Co., Ltd., the parent company of Kenya Bus Services, Ltd.