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UUA214, Leeds City Transport 214, a Leyland Titan PD2/11 with Roe H33/25R, new in 3/55 as part of a batch UUA201-15. An additional five PD2/11s numbered 216-20 had Metro-Cammell bodywork.
The buses were apparently unique as regards the combination of gearbox, air brakes and exposed radiator on a 7 feet 6 inches wide body.
It was withdrawn from standard service in 1/71 and converted to driver-training duties by 8/72, when it was renumbered as 12 and repainted to a dedicated dark green/white livery as per the notes at Keighley Bus Museum, where it is now housed. This is just one of the vehicles at Keighley Bus Museum that would make a great addition to the list of fully restored and active vehicles. It has actually been with the Museum since summer 1993 and although the photograph shows that some work has been carried out, it also begs the question whether the restoration of the bus will ever be completed. Can't help thinking that the lack of skilled volunteers is so obviously a problem, even if funding is available. Shall we all enrol for courses at night school in bus restoration?
The bus behind is Rochdale 305, ODK705 if anyone wants to know.
Photo taken by Peter Hadfield, Sunday 29 April 2018, Keighley Bus Museum
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