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Family resemblance - WW2 separates these two Samuel Ledgard all Leyland Titans. At the rear is PNW91, a 1952 PD2/12, while leading the way is JNW288, a 1940 TD7.
The scene can be narrowed down to approximately 1.20pm on a Saturday afternoon. The prewar vehicle "Grandad" would leave at 1.22pm as a duplicate all the way to Leeds via Guiseley, while "Grandson" was the service bus at 1.25pm - the latter being part of an enormously arduous day on that very very busy route and a mileage approaching 300. PNW91 worked that particular shift six days a week from being new in February 1952 until the arrival of the 1957 AEC Regent Vs, when it continued to perform effortlessly on only slightly less hefty schedules.

Photo taken by Chris Youhill, early 1953, New Brook Street terminus of the two Leeds services (via Otley or Guiseley), Ilkley

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