The layouts weakness are myriad hot and noisy for the driver. Leyland atlantean ex sta 1071 changing gear youtube. Alexander bodied, leyland atlantean an681r introduced into the aberdeen. Leyland atlanteam kirkland bros ur trading international. Leyland horizontal underfloor turbo charged diesel180 bhp. The rearengined, frontentry layout of the leyland atlantean doubledecker bus. An stood for atlantean while 68 referred to the leyland 680 engine which was standard issue. Gear problems ribble leyland atlantean ecw 1481 trn 481v.
A turbocharged leyland 690 engined version with this gearbox was introduced in 1969. It pioneered the design of rearengined, front entrance double deck buses in the united. A slightly later version from 1967 incorporated a splitter unit integral with the gearbox and a single speed back axle. In the seventies kirkland bros pioneered the use of secondhand atlanteans sourced from the uk and at one stage had ten such units. It pioneered the design of rearengined, front entrance double deck buses in the united kingdom, allowing for the introduction of one man operation buses, dispensing with the need for a bus conductor. The drivers and conductors werent happy originally. It had a centrifugal clutch, pneumatic cyclic gearbox and angle drive. The cooling system consisted of a rear mounted radiator with a large coaxial fan. Home automotive model range leyland parts and spares leyland managed to iron out these problems and announced the first production atlantean, the pdr11, in 1958. The leyland atlantean is a model of doubledecker bus built by leyland with bodies added by a. The leyland atlantean is a doubledecker bus chassis manufactured by leyland motors between 1958 and 1986. An automatic clutch and self change gearbox were also fitted. Transmission worked fine in january but bus has been sitting since then, and when i tried to put it in gear it would not go.
The trucknet uk drivers roundtable view topic leyland. Here we have the controls for the pneumicyclic semiautomatic gearbox which was. They were first introduced in 1966 with the 5speed leyland selfchanging gears semiautomatic pneumocyclic gearbox and a 2speed rear axle. Available from the leyland society, sunnyside, whitchurch road, aston, nantwich, cw5 8db. This is a subsection of leyland motors the leyland atlantean is a. The leyland atlantean is a model of doubledecker bus built by leyland with bodies added by a variety of companies in the uk from 1958 to 1986. All parts and spares held in stock for leyland bus, coach.
The leyland atlantean is a doubledecker bus chassis manufactured by leyland motors. In february 1972, leyland announced the atlantean an68 series. It pioneered the design of rearengined, front entrance double deck buses in the uk, allowing for the introduction of one person operated buses. The semi automatic gearbox could be problematic in the hands of an abusive driver, and if the warning buzzer failed on the radiator status device. Leyland atlantean departs shildon bus rally 28th july 20 duration. Bus stop classic the leyland atlantean 1958 1986 rush. Electropneumatic semiautomatic gear selector here we hav. Last saturday we travelled over to cootamundra with our mate stevie who has been a major part of the restoration of 1016 to have a look at a 1963 metro cammell weymann mcw pdr 11 leyland atlantean. Drive was taken in a straight line through a leyland pneumocyclic gearbox.1508 942 126 882 115 1073 619 719 625 1265 1206 487 1200 753 1390 1105 1076 881 872 1500 1454 289 139 315 458 791 1235 1518 1292 219 537 539 1178 624 946 1398 1145 515 1367 600 1491 1001 1071 104 90 1499 344 118 165 1043