Leyland Titan TD1 Bus
|Manufacturer||Leyland motors limited|
|Body and chassis|
|Transmission||4-speed sliding mesh gearbox|
LEYLAND TITAN TD1
When it was introduced in the autumn Of 1927, the Leyland Titan TD1 was heralded as the most modern double-decker of its time,being fitted with such luxuries as a 6-cylinder engine, vacuum brakes and a low frame chassis.
The engine fitted was Leyland's new 6.8 litre petrol engine, the drive being taken through a 4-speed sliding mesh gearbox to an underslung worm driven rear axle. With a wheelbase of 16ft 6in it was designed to carry bodywork of 24ft 9in length.
Leyland Motors produced bodywork for the TD1, of both lowbridge and highbridge design, although some operators preferred to specify coachwork built by other manufacturers.
The TD1 continued in production until 1931, by which time over 2.300 had been built.