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Wigan Corporation Transport   Views: 429
Leyland Royal Tiger   Comments: 5
Photo: Ray Smyth   Item #: 30788  
 
Leyland Royal Tiger
 
  This Leyland Royal Tiger single deck bus was new
to Wigan Corporation Transport in September 1953
Its bodywork was by Northern Counties of Wigan.
The bus has been fully restored and is seen quite often at Transport Rallies.
 

 [<< Back] 5 user comment(s) below:-  [Leave a comment]

Comments by Jarvo, 17th October 2018  
Always used on the Shevington via Orrell Post and Gathurst route - for obvious reasons.

Comments by Philip G., 17th October 2018  
A fine specimen, and with a badge that would grace any small collection. But what does the 101 tell, Raymond. Thanks.

Comments by Ray Smyth, 18th October 2018  
Philip, The 101 is the fleet number, Ray.

Comments by Philip G., 18th October 2018  
Masterful Ray. Thanks.

Comments by Mr X, 20th October 2018  
Wigan Corporation single deckers were in the minority and had to be used on routes that went under low bridges such as at Gathurst, and Mill Lane, Appley Bridge. There were nine Northern Counties bodied Leyland Royal Tigers new in 1952/3/5, JP9061-9064, AEK513-516, BJP364, followed by two Tiger Cubs, DEK534-535 in 1957, and another JJP501 in 1961 bodied by Massey. Two Massey bodied Leyland Panther Cubs in 1967, DJP468E and EEK1F, and 12 Northern Counties bodied Panthers in 1970, HJP950-961H.

 
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