Leyland Titan PD3/5
70 seats (38 upstairs & 32 downstairs)
Representing Yorkshire in our fleet is the superb 5280NW. Now restored to its Leeds City Transport livery it always turns heads. The vehicle itself dates back to 1959 and boasts not only a far higher seating capacity than that of its peers, but also a semi-automatic gear box that allows for smooth gear changes and was a very unusual feature on vehicles of this age. The extra size of the vehicle makes for a roomy and spacious interior and now being fully licensed to operate on passenger carrying duties the bus is ideal for higher capacity jobs, or for anyone with links to Yorkshire or indeed Leeds itself.
Leyland Titan PD3/5 History
5280NW - New to Leeds City Transport on 25 March 1959 these vehicles were bodied by Roe and operated with a semi-automatic gearbox. Its Leeds fleet number was 280. The vehicle passed from Leeds City Transport to various owners, by 1984 it was with the Miles Cross collection, before joining local operator Black Prince in March 2001, from whom Ensign acquired it in 2005
It featured in the film ‘Brothers in Trouble’ in 1996.
Date of first registration: 25 March 1959
Chassis: Leyland PD3/5
Chassis number: 583255
Engine: Leyland 0600
Body Number: GO4830
Seating: 70 seats (38 upstairs & 32 downstairs)