Trolleybus [Leyland Farmers No.1]

British Leyland Motor Corporation, Manufacturer;  DSC and Cousins and Cousins Limited, Manufacturer;  Wm.J. Parlour Ltd., Other contributor; 

1938
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Maker and Role
British Leyland Motor Corporation, Manufacturer
DSC and Cousins and Cousins Limited, Manufacturer
Wm.J. Parlour Ltd., Other contributor
Production Date
1938
Description
Trolleybus - Leyland Farmers Free Bus No.1. A trolley bus with a green and white body. Chassis: Leyland Trolleybus (UK). Equipment: Metropolitan Vickers (UK). Bodywork: Wooden body built by DSC & Cousins & Cousins (Auckland) at ATB Royal Oak workshops after factory burnt down destroying first four wooden bodies, 37 seats.
In service: 1938-1967.
Of four built for Farmers Free Bus service, 4 survivors [THS No.4 <C>, WTM No.2 <C>].
Electrical equipment: Metropolitan Vickers
Motor: 95 hp MV 206A
Running voltage: 550-600 volts DC, supplied by overhead wires.
Controller: 10 notch non-automatic acceleration with 2-stage rheostatic braking and 7-stage regenerative braking.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Accession No
1982.1002
Credit Line
British Leyland Motor Corporation et al. 1938. Trolleybus [Leyland Farmers No.1], 1982.1002. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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