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Birkenhead 105






Birkenhead Corporation Transport Fleet No 105, registration No BG9225 Purchased in 1946, was one of 145 Leyland Titan PD1's delivered to Birkenhead Corporation between 1946 & 1948.

After World War 2 it took until late 1945 for Leyland Motors to recommenced production using parts designed for the MK2 Matilda Tank. Due to the shortages after the war this design was produced for a further eighteen months until Leyland Motors began production of the new PD2.

This 1946 example carries a Wigan built Massey Brothers wooden framed body. 105 was withdrawn from service in may1960 finding further use as a school bus with Phillips of Bagillt, North Wales.

In 1999 it was fully restored by volunteers at Wirral Transport Museum supported by a 10,000 donation from Ovaltine and 10,000 EEC funding.

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