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For the rear-engine Leyland Titan built in 1970s and 1980s, see Leyland Titan (B15).
For Company history, see Leyland Motors.
Leyland Titan
RTL554
Metro-Cammell-bodied Leyland Titan, London Transport fleet number RTL554.
Manufacturer Leyland Motors/British Leyland
Operator(s) London Transport and others
Specifications
Floor type Step entrance
Doors 1 door
Engine(s) Leyland
Options Various customer options

The Leyland Titan was a chassis with a front-mounted engine designed to carry double-decker bus bodywork. It was built mainly for the UK market between 1927 and 1942, and then between 1945 and 1970 after World War II.

After Leyland ended the production of the Leyland Titan in UK, Ashok Leyland of India took up production and marketed the bus in South Asia as the Ashok Leyland Titan, which is still in production.

Titans in LondonEdit

When London Transport was established in 1933 it inherited a few hundred Leyland Titans from independent bus operators in London.

After World War II, London Transport bought more than 2,000 Leyland Titans specifically designed for use in London. They were designated as the RTL (1,631 built) and the wider variant RTW (500 built). In appearance they were very similar to the AEC-built RTs (4,825 built), the radiator shell being the most obvious difference (aside from the greater width of the RTWs).

VariantsEdit

Between wars
  • TD1
  • TD2
  • TD3
  • TD4
  • TD5
  • TD6
  • TD7
Post war
  • PD1
  • PD2
  • PD3

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Based on wikipedia stub

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