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- 977091 - Leyland National 'Remanufactured' coach
- 20 June 1984
15 November 2008, 13:29:12
I hope that that coach was not built by the same Leyland National who made the horrible buses i use too work on!!!
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.
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it was compared unfavourably with the much higher specification InterCity stock and following press criticism was withdrawn fairly quickly after its introducton
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!
25 May 2009, 16:20:41
its a pile o crap, like all the other railbuses!
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
25 May 2009, 19:59:24
What was the given top speed for this vehicle?
26 May 2009, 16:42:27
100 mph IIRC
26 May 2009, 20:58:01
1960 vintage mark 1 underframe ex 21234 a bck ( corridor brake composite) 100mph
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.