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Yorkshire Traction 717 (XHE224), a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Northern Counties H41/32F body, new in 1962 as 1224 and renumbered in 1967.
It was withdrawn in 1976 and after passing through a couple of dealers spent four years with Alexander (Greyhound) of Sheffield before it was finally scrapped in 1980.
It is seen here loading for Barnsley in Lord Street, Huddersfield. Though the town's original bus station at the top end of the town had been used by Corporation/JOC, Hanson's and Baddeley's services, Lord Street towards the bottom end of the town below the Parish Church had served as the main departure point for the out of town services operated by County Motors, Yorkshire Traction, Yorkshire Woollen, Hebble, West Riding, Bradford C.T. and Sheffield ('C' fleet), as well as the Huddersfield JOC services to Storthes Hall Hospital. In trolleybus days these had crossed over Lord Street as they passed in and out of the town, and consequently it was a fascinating place to be for enthusiasts. However by the time this photo was taken in late 1974 things were rather less interesting - particularly with regard to the liveries to be seen - and within a month or so the 'new' bus station would open near to the site of the old one, and most services would be moved into there.
Photo taken by John Stringer, late 1974, Lord Street, Huddersfield
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