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31937 Metropolitan Omnibus Co (37)
Leyland Lion LT7c / Campbell&Mannix
Perth St Georges Tce

Leyland Lion LT7c
Chassis No:  6208
Body:  Campbell&Mannix 06/35 B32F
Engine:  Leyland 4cyl 5.7ℓ 65hp diesel
   converted to     Leyland E166/1 6cyl 8.6ℓ diesel
Gearbox:  Lysholm-Smith semi-automatic torque-converter
   converted to     4sp constant mesh
Last updated:  3 October 2014
  DATE       REGO    No   FLEET
17 Jun 193521237(37)Metropolitan Omnibus Co
31937(37)Metropolitan Omnibus Co
1 Dec 194831937(37)Metro Buses
by1 Dec 195145637(37)Metro Buses
31 Aug 1958DR2367(37)MTT

Lysholm-Smith torque-converter removed & converted to 4sp constant mesh by Metro
by31 Jul 1939   1937-1939 Ledger Folio 175
Prototype in Metro Leyland Lion re-engining program: chassis extended, re-engined Leyland 166/1 & fitted with OPS1-style radiator
20 Jan 1947   
by26 Jun 1958   WAGT Valuation
Reported in one source as having been sold to Carilla Bus Service, but that the sale was cancelled due to major engine failure. This source further reports that it was returned to the MTT and after being unsuccessfully offered for re-sale on 28 Sep 1959, it was cannibalised for spare parts by 21 Mar 1960, and the body sold to the Mt Marshall Road Board
However, another source suggests that it was loaned to Carilla (rather than sold). A photograph exists of (37) at Carilla Depot showing it registered DR2367 but still carrying fleet no (37)
This second theory is supported by the published memoirs of the operator, which lists (37) as the first bus loaned under the agreement between the MTT & Carilla. Whilst these memoirs recount mishaps and breakdowns, specific mention of a major breakdown involving (37) is conspicuously absent

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