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Former Jersey Motor Transport 24, J1199, a 1929 Leyland Titan TD1 with Leyland L24/24R body.
One of a number of elderly provincial vehicles from the British Transport Museum's 'reserve' collection, not exhibited at Clapham (because they were not from London), taken on extended loan by Halifax manager Geoffrey Hilditch in 1968. It arrived still in J.M.T. livery, but he had the lower panels quickly repainted in Halifax orange to vaguely resemble a Halifax bus of the period, though in fact it was more Glasgow-like than Halifax.
It was initially used for a few days to provide a free bus service to a local shopping festival, for which it was lettered accordingly. Here it is seen purring along Waterhouse Street in the town centre whilst being overtaken by a Vauxhall Viva.
Shortly after this it was repainted into the correct Halifax J.O.C. livery of the 1930's and given the fleet number 148, intended to resemble ex-Ripponden & District YG 710 - though this had actually been a TD2 of 1932 - and re-registered locally as MJX 222J.
Photo taken by John Stringer, Autumn 1968, Waterhouse Street, Halifax
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