Trolleybus [Leyland No.85]

British United Traction/Leyland, Manufacturer;  Saunders Roe Limited, Manufacturer; 

1956
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Maker and Role
British United Traction/Leyland, Manufacturer
Saunders Roe Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
1956
Description
Ex Auckland Park Royal Trolleybus Leyland No.85 (known as "Saro's" or "Tanks").
Chassis: British United Traction RETBĀ½ built by Leyland.
Equipment: British Thompson-Houston (UK)
Bodywork: Saunders Roe (UK) assembled from kitset by ATB (Auckland Transport Board). 45 seats.
In service: 1956-1977.
Of 40 built, one survivor (numbers 60 - 99). First of the lightweight trolley buses. Brief venture of SARO into bus construction.
Electrical equipment: British Thomson Houston
Motor: 125 hp BTH210CXG6
Operators: Auckland Transport Board, Auckland Regional Authority- used as Suburban Auckland Trolleybus.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Aluminium
Processed Material/Glass
Accession No
1982.1007
Credit Line
British United Traction/Leyland et al. 1956. Trolleybus [Leyland No.85], 1982.1007. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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