977091

Photo of 977091 at Carlisle

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  • 977091 - Leyland National 'Remanufactured' coach

Photo details

  • Carlisle
  • 20 June 1984
  • © unsoundmove

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  • Phil

    15 November 2008, 13:29:12

    Ooooh....

    I hope that that coach was not built by the same Leyland National who made the horrible buses i use too work on!!!

  • peter Cummings

    15 November 2008, 20:00:02

    The very same. At the time, a modular coach body on a re-used underframe was seen as some sort of way forward in dire times.

    We can't but be truly grateful that squadron production never happened.

  • Dave Coxon

    24 May 2009, 21:55:09

    This coach was borne out of the Leyland railbus project and was put into service for passenger evaluation on the Manchester-Brighton route in c1983. Unfortunately it was compared unfavourably with the much higher specification InterCity stock and following press criticism was withdrawn fairly quickly after its introducton

  • Jon Horswell

    25 May 2009, 16:12:05

    I cannot believe that people seriously thought that this would work on the Brighton - Manchester InterCity route and also that it was a good idea!

  • Dave Blacksmith

    25 May 2009, 16:20:41

    its a pile o crap, like all the other railbuses!

  • Andrew Harvey-Adams

    25 May 2009, 19:11:58

    It was also used time to time on a normal inter-city departure from Euston. I used to ''commute'' into Euston at that period ,and that is where I first saw it. Given time I could prob. go back to my records of the time to find exact date etc

  • Jon Horswell

    25 May 2009, 19:59:24

    What was the given top speed for this vehicle?

  • Dave Birchall

    26 May 2009, 16:42:27

    100 mph IIRC

  • Rob Morel

    26 May 2009, 20:58:01

    1960 vintage mark 1 underframe ex 21234 a bck ( corridor brake composite) 100mph

  • kev smith

    26 May 2009, 21:31:37

    at a time when new stock was needed, this was i think an innovative idea, like all innovative ideas some succeed some fail.


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