Great Orme Tour coach 1964

vintage coach on great orme tourGreat Orme Tour 1964 coach, operating from North Parade, Llandudno

This vehicle dates from the heyday of British coach travel. In the decades after the Second World War, coach holidays gave many people an affordable alternative to rail travel. Coach travel became more attractive year after year, as the road network improved. Eventually the growth in private car ownership and package holidays overseas took their toll on coach travel.

Most of the coaches from that era have been scrapped. A few are kept as museum pieces, but this example is one of very few still used for daily service throughout most of the year. Owned by Alpine Travel of Llandudno, it carries visitors on a circuit of the Great Orme, along the cliff-hugging Victorian carriageway known as Marine Drive.

This vehicle is a 1964 Leyland Tiger Cub with Harrington Grenadier bodywork. It was supplied new to Wye Valley Motors of Hereford. It has 45 seats, a 5700cc diesel engine and a four-speed manual crash gearbox.

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