No. 167 Leyland Titan

No. 167 Leyland Titan

 

167
Registration No. 6167  RU was delivered to Mallard Rd Depot on 27th  September 1963.
 
She was one of the 3rd and final batch of 10, Leyland Titans ordered by Bournemouth Corporation to help replace their pre war buses.
 
The first set of 10 was ordered in 1959, of which No 159 is an example, with a BMMO front, a second batch was ordered the following year. 167 is an example of the last batch, Which is a Weymann bodied PD3A/1. The front was changed to a St HELENS one, with only one staircase and front entrance. The removal of the second staircase allowed an extra 6 seats to be fitted bringing her passenger no up to 68.
 
In 1974 she was sold with other fleet mates to the Isle of Man, as they were being replaced by the new Damlier Fleetlines. She was bought back to the mainland by the BPTA IN 1983. Was part of their collection until 2012.
 
Origannlly moved to Devon, she now lives up north with 266
 
Full restoration, very very nearly complete, full external repaint and repairs, top deck and staircase repainted and new floor. Downstairs will be completed this winter, with seats, repaint and floor
 
I have also mamed her after the lady who I am convinced started this hobby, nealy 50 years ago.
A very dear and kind lady called CELIA PHILIPS, she often looked after me when my parents were working, and took me out either on a coach with Shamrock and Rambler or Excelsior, but more often than not on a Yellow Bus,I always ran up stairs and she moaning with love ALWAYS  followed