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Halifax Corporation 71, DCP71D, a Leyland PD2/37 with Weymann H36/28F body, new in 1966.
Just to further illustrate how the Halifax livery could make an Orion type body look good, here is one of Halifax's last batch, fresh out of the paintshop the previous day. It was attending a Rally off Leeds Road, Huddersfield along with examples from the other three municipal operators which were soon due to be absorbed into the imminent West Yorkshire PTE. Alongside is a Huddersfield Seddon-bodied RU. Bradford sent along an XAK-L registered Fleetline, and Leeds a new Leopard/Plaxton Elite coach in their latest Verona Green and Buttermilk coach livery, which after a number of unsuccessful livery experiments was eventually adopted as the PTE standard for all its vehicles when the sad day dawned.
I drove virtually all the Halifax PD2's, and they differed from eachother enormously - even within the same batch. Some were awful, but 71 was exceptionally nice - praise indeed coming from an AEC devotee !
Photo taken by John Stringer, 1973, Red Doles Lane, off Leeds Road, Huddersfield
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