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Yorkshire Traction 363, WHE363J, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX with Alexander W-type B45D body, new in 1970.
Whilst Alexander's Y-type was undoubtedly a classic, this rear view of their W-type on a Fleetline with its messy window line, and rounded dome and curved rear window jarring against the squared-off engine compartment suggests to me the words 'dog's' and 'breakfast'. With its long and deep windows and correspondingly few body pillars, a centre exit creating a structural weak spot, and a Gardner 6LX, gearbox, flywheel full of fluid, radiator full of coolant and other assorted heavy mechanical bits and pieces all resting at the far end of a long overhang, all being propelled at speed along the roads of a county not noted for its excellent road maintenance, it was probably not surprising that these Fleetline variants had very short lives.
Photo taken by John Stringer, early 1971, Lord Street, Huddersfield
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