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Yorkshire W.D. 891, GHD763, a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Metro-Cammell H39/31F, new in 1962.
Photographed from our family's front garden as it approached Stump Cross on the last mile of YWD's route 23 journey from Leeds to Halifax. The 23 was the 'Leeds Direct' service, operating hourly via the A58, whilst the more frequent half hourly 24 deviated at Hipperholme to operate via Bailiff Bridge, Pack Horse Inn and Cleckheaton. Returning from Halifax there was five minutes difference between the departure times of the two services, but generally they tended to leave together and race oneanother to Hipperholme ! For most of my childhood years the 23 & 24 were generally worked by the 647-681 batch of Roe-bodied PD2/3's, with the occasional rebodied Arab II or super-lightweight Orion-rebodied PS1. Regent V's with plain Metro-Cammell or attractive Northern Counties bodies had just begun to take over from when these Titans appeared on the scene in 1962 and became the mainstay of the route for the next few years.
Photo taken by John Stringer, 1963
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