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Albion to Pay Off 300 Workers A BOUT 300 workers employed

1st February 1952
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by Albion Motors, Ltd., are to be paid off within the next few weeks. Forty men have already received notice, and the others will be dismissed before the end of March.

The company, which employs 2,800 men, has been granted a steel allocation only 73 per cent of last year's amount. Exports will have to be reduced by about 25 per cent., although supplies for the home market are to be cut to 15 per cent, of the total output.

It is understood that the company's exports last year were valued at about £2im.


OPERATORS of A.E.C.—Park Royal vehicles before the war, Baghdad Passenger Transport Services have recently been taking delivery of 100 new A.E.C. Regal Mark III single-deckers with Park Royal bodywork specially constructed to meet the climatic conditions of the city.

The buses were ordered through Andrew Weir Shipping andTrading Co., and are models with a 17-ft. 6-in. wheelbase. They incorporate 9.6-litre oil engines. The vacuum-servo brake gear also operates the folding' doors.

The bodies have twosaloons, firstand second-class, each being provided with an entrance with a jack-knife door. the two compartments are separated, but there is an inter-communicating door for the conductor. Fibreglass insulation material is packed between the exterior and interior panels of the sides and ends and the roof.


nROM YEHUDA, the co-operative bus undertaking which serves southern Israel, has begun a pioneer service between Tel-Aviv and Etat, using a Leyland Tiger 39-seater with an all-metal body built by Hargaz. The route is hilly and nearly 200 miles of it is over unmade roads. The journey _ takes 11 hours.

West Bengal State Transport Department has put 32 Titan double-deckers into service, together with 44 more Leyland large-capacity single-deckers The vehicles have locally built bodies.

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